Head of Data Engineering & Business Intelligence

Surge Global
Full-timeColombo, Sri LankaUSD 3,500 - 4,000/month

Surge Global is a digital consultancy that leverages marketing, data, and technology to help businesses grow. As Sri Lanka’s leading digital firm, we employ the best content, creative, design & engineering talent the country has to offer.

Embracing a culture of transparency and equality in the workplace, we’ve built an environment helping Sri Lanka’s best marketing and creative talent thrive. Our team looks at untangling multivariate problems with an open mind and the willingness to constantly test and learn.

With our headquarters in Colombo Sri Lanka, we help scale startups to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Sri Lanka.


  • Grow, mentor, and lead the BI team, ensuring team members are clear about expected standards of performance, motivated, and developed to provide effective and efficient services.
  • Build a Business Intelligence strategy and function to deliver accelerated growth.
  • Develop and implement the BI and data engineering strategy in alignment with the company's business objectives.
  • Build the BI and analytics strategic and roadmap planning, improving business capability and BI technical capability.
  • Uplift and maintain data standards and analytical methodologies, including econometric modeling, predictive modeling, segmentation, reporting, customer analytics, and descriptive statistics.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of robust data architecture, ensuring scalability and reliability.
  • Ensure data integrity, quality, and security across all data platforms.
  • Design and maintain ETL processes to integrate data from multiple sources.
  • Develop and maintain a suite of BI tools and dashboards to support data-driven decision-making.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their data needs and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Lead the team to iteratively improve data capability and data architecture to support BI-related processes.
  • Optimize data workflows and processing for performance and efficiency.
  • Foster a culture of data literacy and continuous improvement within the organization.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in data engineering, business intelligence, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Proven experience in growing, mentoring, and leading BI and data engineering teams.
  • Strong knowledge of data warehousing solutions and cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, and other programming languages used in data engineering.
  • Experience with ETL processes and data integration from multiple sources.
  • Expertise in data standards and analytical methodologies, including econometric modeling, predictive modeling, segmentation, reporting, customer analytics, and descriptive statistics.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Experience with data governance and compliance regulations.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement BI strategies and roadmaps to drive business growth.

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