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  • Posted: Oct 10, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Senior Data Engineer and Technical Lead

    • Design, document and communicate technical solutions that deliver on business requirements.
    • Fulfil the role of subject matter expert on all technical aspects of BI Solution Development.
    • Ensure and validate Quality of all BI development / modelling activity incl. code reviews, issue resolution and general support.
    • Assemble large, complex data sets to meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
    • Build the infrastructure required for optimal Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL) of data from a wide variety of data sources using various ‘big data’ technologies.
    • Resolve critical data modelling issues impacting the functionality of BI products in production.
    • Help streamline a better data supply chain for advanced analytics that goes from experimentation into production.
    • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimising data delivery, re-designing models for greater scalability.
    • Develop technical standards and best practices.
    • Identify opportunities to enhance and automate technical processes and solutions across BI projects and support operations.
    • Engage with a wide range of technical stakeholders including data scientists, business analysts, other data engineers and solutions architects.
    • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.
    • Support data stewards to establish and enforce guidelines for data collection, quality improvements, integration and processes.

    The complexity and variety of the most common challenges and problems.

    • Delivering in a complex analytic environment
    • Working with a high need for information security
    • Diligence required when resolving data and technical issues and interacting with other support teams.
    • Demanding business community

    How the job will typically impact the business and where the impact will be felt.

    • Information is an asset and it can be used strategically to gain a competitive edge in the market, hence
    • Timely delivery required - information is key to business decisions
    • Accurate delivery required - information is key to business decisions
    • Access to information - information is key to business decisions

    Additional Requirements

    • 4+ years' experience as a data engineer / modeller experience in a BI environment.
    • 2+ years' experience as an Architect in a BI environment.
    • Ability to comply to and manage reusable assets under the governance framework of the DSUA and MOU
    • Excellent SQL skills
    • Ability to code in Java, Python, R plus other languages - advances, including understanding of SDLC, GIT, Code management / standards / re use and API integration (Expert)
    • Ability to do cost estimations for new workloads
    • You have a strong data modelling / engineering background with the ability to interpret business requirements and technical solutions to develop components of or complete data models.
    • A solid background in SQL, application and information architecture and ETL procedures is required.
    • Experience working on SAP Hana & Cloudera is preferred and highly advantageous.
    • Experience with object-oriented/object functional scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala or related is preferred but not essential.
    • Data warehousing principles based on Kimball and Data Vault patterns
    • Development experience in BI
    • Agile Development
    • Development using Java, SQL, etc

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to applyInterested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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