Data Streaming Leader

Washington, DC
Sep 26, 2022
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Information Technology Services is responsible for AARP enterprise-wide technology and information security functions. Services range from infrastructure design and operations, system and software lifecycle implementations, enabling the mobile workforce and protecting AARP network, systems and data. A variety of technologies and practices are used including cloud computing, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning within highly collaborative Agile teams.

The Data Streaming Leader is the servant leader on a platform team responsible for the platform's vision, strategy, outcomes, metrics, and alignment with business needs and AARP's technology standards. This position is accountable for creating and socializing the platform strategy and associated outcomes within the enterprise and will be expected to deliver incremental business value in an agile environment. The Data Streaming Leader must be a multi-faceted technologist able to create a meaningful platform vision, orchestrate a variety of stakeholders to define shared priorities, manage a full platform lifecycle that balances short-term achievements with long-term goals, and build a sense of ownership within the team.


  • Drives the platform strategy and development of new features and experiences.
  • Owns the platform lifecycle from ideation, strategic planning, tactical initiatives, platform roadmap, platform development, and ongoing implementation and support. Ensures growth on established metrics.
  • Leads, manages, and mentors the platform team to design, deliver, measure, and improve business outcomes using an agile approach.
  • Facilitates input from internal stakeholders and other platform and capability teams and negotiates timing, minimum viable product, and tradeoffs amongst them.
  • Prioritizes the team's backlog.
  • Cultivates deep understanding of consumers/members/employees through human centered design including assessing needs, identifying pain points/barriers, ideating value proposition and solutions, and assisting in estimating demand.
  • Conducts data driven analysis and analyzes performance to drive platform decisions that deliver business value.
  • Develops technical knowledge and expertise related to domain area systems, solutions, services and applications.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 6+ years of managing highly available large-scale platforms that handle 10M+ transactions daily; 4+ years of experience on public cloud preferably AWS; 3+ years of Kafka with preference on Confluent Cloud.
  • 5+ years of experience with DevOps pipeline using Git based repositories (BitBucket, GitHub), Static and Dynamic code scanning, Infrastructure as Code (AWS CloudFormation) and blue/green deployments.
  • 6+ years of developing and managing restful APIs that integrate to both internal and external partners as well as platforms such as Salesforce and Adobe.
  • 3+ years of experience in architecting, designing, developing, deploying, and monitoring in building large distributed and parallel systems using cloud native technology including AWS Lamda, AWS EKS, AWS S3 etc.
  • Experience managing and growing engineering and delivery talent on the team and can effectively manage individual and team performance.
  • Home office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate home environment noise.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.