Data Engineer III

Categories Engineer
Salary Market Related
Location Western Cape
Job Information

Job Spec

Our Client in Cape Town requires a Data Engineer III for a permanent role. The successful candidate will build and support data pipelines and datamarts built off those pipelines. Both must be scalable, repeatable and secure. The Data Engineer helps to facilitate gathering data from a variety of different sources, in the correct format, assuring that it conforms to data quality standards and assuring that downstream users can get to that data timeously. This role functions as a core member of an agile team. These professionals are responsible for the infrastructure that provides insights from raw data, handling and integrating diverse sources of data seamlessly. They enable solutions, by handling large volumes of data in batch and real-time by leveraging emerging technologies from both the big data and cloud spaces. Additional responsibilities include developing proof of concepts and implements complex big data solutions with a focus on collecting, parsing, managing, analysing and visualising large datasets. They know how to apply technologies to solve the problems of working with large volumes of data in diverse formats to deliver innovative solutions.

Data Engineering is a technical job that requires substantial expertise in a broad range of software development and programming fields. These professionals have a knowledge of data analysis, end user requirements and business requirements analysis to develop a clear understanding of the business need and to incorporate these needs into a technical solution. They have a solid understanding of physical database design and the systems development lifecycle. This role must work well in a team environment.



  • 3 year IT Degree/Diploma
  • AWS Certification at least to associate level



  • 5+ years Business Intelligence experience
  • 2+ years Big Data experience
  • 5+ years experience working with Extract Transform and Load (ETL) processes
  • 2+ years Could AWS experience
  • At least 2 years Agile exposure – Kanban or Scrum


  • 5+ years Retail Operations experience
  • Experience working as a Technical Lead in the relevant area


  • Design and develop data feeds from an on-premise environment into a datalake environment in an AWS cloud environment
  • Design and develop programmatic transformations of the solution, by correctly partitioning, formatting and validating the data quality
  • Design and develop programmatic transformation, combinations and calculations to populate complex datamarts based on feed from the datalake
  • Provide operational support to datamart datafeeds and datamarts
  • Design infrastructure required to develop and operate datalake data feeds
  • Design infrastructure required to develop and operate datamarts, their user interfaces and the feeds required to populate the datalake

Knowledge and Skills


  • Creating data feeds from on-premise to AWS Cloud (2 years)
  • Support data feeds in production on break fix basis (2 years)
  • Creating data marts using Talend or similar ETL development tool (4 years)
  • Manipulating data using python and pyspark (2 years)
  • Processing data using the Hadoop paradigm particularly using EMR, AWS’s distribution of Hadoop (2 years)
  • Devop for Big Data and Business Intelligence including automated testing and deployment (2 years)

Further technical skills required:

  • Talend (1 year)
  • AWS: EMR, EC2, S3 (1 year)
  • Python (1 year)
  • PySpark or Spark (1 year) – Desirable
  • Business Intelligence Data modelling (3 years)
  • SQL (3 years)

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