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Manager - IT, Head of Data


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10388

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

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Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.


Job Summary

As a Manager IT, Head of Data, you will play a key role in the DTE digital factory by managing the data strategy.  Responsible for the implementation of technology within an organization, including data structures and directs the work of systems and supervisors, data scientists, business analysts, application developers, support specialists and other computer-related employees and contractors. This individual will usually be an experienced worker with technical expertise coupled with an understanding of business and management principles. Duties within the role are ultimately dependent on the organizational area.

Key Accountabilities

  • May provide direction to application developers, database administrators, systems analysts and design specialists as designated on various projects from internal or external partners. Develops and implements performance measures to assess individual and team performance.  Based upon organizational unit needs, the role may be interchangeable with other managers within the IT organization.
  • Establishes a business relationship with client management in ITS to assure a thorough understanding of business drivers within the overall business climate at DTE Energy.
  • Manages and monitors work activities and day to day business operations to ensure on time and in budget solutions to client needs while meeting organizational and corporate goals.
  • Formulates and drives work unit goals and objectives, productivity measures, and work unit policy for areas of responsibility.
  • Responsible for operational planning of the Information Technology organization.
  • Willing to participate in DTE Enterprise wide programs or projects, as needed.
  • Presents recommendations to enhance the business area's functionality and operating effectiveness.
  • Responsible for strategic/business planning in support of the related business units and translates plans into process/system requirements.
  • Must have an enterprise focus and ability to balance with individual business unit needs.
  • Keeps abreast of technology trends and DTE Energy's stated direction, select technology platforms that are appropriate and cost beneficial; and establish other business relationships with key technical dependent industries and organizations to support the application of technology to specific business areas
  • Manages programs for evaluating employee performance, implementing promotions, job changes and/or salary changes within areas of responsibility.  Approves recommendations for new hires, initiating disciplinary action; and approves work unit goals and objectives, productivity measures, and work unit policy for areas of responsibility.
  • Manages staff development and productivity programs in order to develop and maintain a technically competent, motivated and highly productive work force to ensure the availability of resources to satisfy both the near and long-term requirements of client areas and the corporation in general.
  • Manages the implementation of new technology to the ITS Organization and consults on application projects to insure the application is utilizing the technology appropriately and ensures the application will integrate into the infrastructure.
  • Establishes and maintains business relationships with key technical industry representatives and DTE Energy IT organizations to support the application and delivery of technology to specific business areas.
  • Must also work closely with other managers in ITS, both Business Process and IT, to deliver effective solutions.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with DTE’s safety rules, operating regulations and practices, reports unsafe conditions and practices and promotes a clean, safe workplace.
  • Promotes continuous improvement philosophy and methodology that results in a continuous improvement culture within Information Technology.  May utilize a variety of Operating System principles and tools to facilitate effective solutions that improve process design in all areas of the business.
  • This position may require gas FERC training

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Information Technology related experience inclusive of 2 years of formal/informal supervisory and/or project leadership experience.



  • Preferred degree with an emphasis on coursework of a quantitative nature e.g., Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Data Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Econometrics, etc.)
  • Preferred 5 years of experience working in a data analytical or computer programming function with quantitative analytics (e.g., data mining, regression analysis, hypothesis testing, predictive modeling and model optimization)
  • Intermediate to advanced level knowledge and skills in data modeling, data structure, and the application of complex SQL queries with data from multiple sources, including Big Data platforms (e.g., Hadoop, AWS, Azure)
  • Experience providing guidance to data scientists and data engineers on Agile product teams to leverage data to obtain value add insights and improve velocity and delivery quality
  • Experience providing support to data scientists & engineers to solve new and challenging problems through an understanding of architecture, pipeline creation, and data quality within an Agile development teams.

Other Qualifications

Other Requirements:

  • Effective skills in managing large work activities/projects, a diverse workforce, employee skill assessment and employee development.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to increase client value and support best practices, drive continuous improvement and organizational effectiveness, and improve productivity and resource availability.
  • Broad understanding of DTE industry, e.g. emerging technology industry standards, support services, business applications, systems design, and systems integration and an in-depth knowledge of Process & systems associated with area of responsibility.
  • Organizational skills and strategic and operational planning and budget experience.
  • Communicates effectively, ability to influence and build relationships to foster a positive work environment and drive change.
  • Ability to foresee, present, plan and execute IT opportunities in conjunction/on behalf of the business unit.
  • Capable of delivering world class IT solutions and eliciting support for acceptance of new technology and support services within the organization.
  • Knowledge of Operating System methodologies and tools is a plus.


Note: Qualifications may vary, depending on the IT discipline or segment of the business unit in which the vacancy exists.

Additional Information

This description is intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by incumbents in this job.  Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and

utilize varying combinations of the competencies cited in this description, depending on the organization and role to which they’re assigned.  This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this job.  It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the right of any supervisory or management representative to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit