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  • Posted: May 21, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Silica provides outsourcing and technology services to the retail investment market, as well as a unique wealth management platform and administration solution to enhance the customer experience.
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    Data Engineer

    Purpose of the role:

    Provide Business Insight to support the Client Engagement Team. This is done by:

    • Using approved technology to build dashboards and data models.
    • Working with the Data Engineers to improve current products to increase usage.
    • Providing feedback to wider team to collaborate on digital strategy of Data Assets.
    • Gathering business needs and clearly documenting expected outcomes

    Outcomes of the role:

    • It is expected that the candidate maintains a positive and supportive attitude towards the Client Engagement team. This will be measured by a customer satisfaction rating that should be maintained to an agreeable level.
    • New and intuitive data insights should be investigated and designed along with Client Engagement team and wider Business Performance team.


    Competencies and experience:

    Skills and Experience

    • Knowledge of the Financial and Investment Industry.
    • Understanding of general business terminology.
    • Experience in engaging with stakeholders at all levels of business.
    • Able to present and communicate concepts and ideas clearly to an audience.
    • Drive to gather accurate and comprehensive information.
    • Able to collate and organise information.
    • Experience in information classification and taxonomy.
    • Able to interpret and simplify information.
    • Keen understanding of data terminology and principles.

    Data Management and Business Intelligence

    • Provide data management services to the Client Engagement team.
    • Provide input to data quality deliverables, conduct root cause analysis into anomalies & provide feedback to data governance facilitator.
    •  Identify and recommend data cleansing opportunities.
    • Identify and recommend new metrics, attributes, datasets to support business intelligence requirements.
    • Driving a Data-Driven approach to decisions.
    • Driving on a Right-Data at the Right-Time principle to Intelligence

    Technical competencies

    • Excellent digital literacy.
    • General Windows operating skills.
    • Good knowledge of the Office 365 suite of tools (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Solid knowledge of:

    • SQL (ANSI – preferably T-SQL)
    • Dimensional modeling (Kimble methodology)
    • RDBMS architecture
    • OLTP and OLAP concepts
    • Data integration concepts (ETL / ELT)

    Educational Requirements (Educational / academic qualifications)

    • Matric essential.
    • Technical degree or diploma (in related industry) advantageous.
    • Formal business/technical analysis training advantageous.
    • Relevant data certifications advantageous.

    Silica is an equal opportunity employer and this position will be filled in accordance with our current Employment Equity practices.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Silica on to apply
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