CTG IT Manager - Data Sciences in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Title: IT Manager - Data Sciences

Location: US-MN-Eden Prairie

Job Number: 17203869

CTG is assisting our client in hiring a Data Science Manager for a Full-time, Permanent opportunity in the Minneapolis area (Eden Prairie, MN). This is a W2 position and will require a citizen or green card candidate.

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Big Data Science Manager/Delivery Lead. We are building brand new, data-intensive software products that are focused on delivery sophisticated tools for our business, customers and carriers. Big data, machine learning, predictive analytics and cognitive computing are areas we are heavily investing in.

We are well on our way to an established data science practice, we now need to formalize our delivery of these capabilities into our products. This is a dual role, managing a blend of data scientists and big data engineers; currently 7. Secondly, you will be working with respective teams across the enterprise to take these technologies to production.

What will you be doing?

Work with enterprise architects, product architects, value owners, project managers, delivery leads, data scientists, engineers and support team members to bring big data R&D projects into Production.

Managing the Data Science team’s backlog by collaborating with value owners and product architects.

Attend dependent team standups as necessary.

Remove or escalate roadblocks hindering progress.

Contribute to product roadmaps that will utilize big data (includes and incorporates technical, schedule, business/delivery team).

Represent the teams work on a Product Planning Board – maintain and ensure accuracy of work represented.

Release Management - bring technical & business priorities into one plan (include dependency management).

Proactively communicate to support, training and other business stakeholders for upcoming releases.


Manage a high performing team – monitor health, sustainability, cross team dynamics, value delivered.

Establish a team work system – Kanban, Scrum, etc. as decided by the team.

Continuous Improvement.


Facilitate the definition of done.

Facilitate code reviews.

Ensure committed work is completed on time.

Address Impediments preventing work completion – mitigate risks & escalate when appropriate.

Quick Resolution of High Priority Incidents - appropriate attendance at weekly HPI meetings.


Ensure the team is properly staffed.

Partner with manager in regards to individual performance.

Evaluate candidates for team fit as supplied by craft manager

What are we looking for?

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field.

5 years IT management.

5 year Project management/leadership experience.

Demonstrated expertise in Agile / Scrum methodology.

Software engineering experience is a benefit. Hands-on expertise with Big data technologies is benefit.

To Apply:

You may apply with the link on this site. Or, send your resume to the Recruiter, Craig Sandlin at craig.sandlin@ctg.com .


CTG is the most reliable IT services provider, built on 50 years of meeting our commitments to make technology work for clients and deliver real business value. CTG provides industry-specific IT strategy, services, and solutions that address the business needs and staffing challenges of clients in high-growth industries, including major technology companies, large corporations, and government entities located in North America and Western Europe.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work Company by Modern Healthcare (since 2013) in North America, and a Best Places to Work Company in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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