Data Engineer 19 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Senior
  • Total Years Experience 0-5

Purpose:

We are looking for an individual who will elevate the quality of data across the business, the successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of our product, process, and production system, they will understand the data and the meaning of the data very well

Key Job Outputs:

Data Management

  • Maintaining our data dictionary (a reference document containing all available fields together with mappings between different data tables) in conjunction with our data stewards
  • Responsible for providing the necessary insights to our data stewards so that they can improve the quality of our data
  • Ensure that the necessary data is provided in the agreed format to the reporting and analytics teams and that any changes in the production data model are managed and documented well including ensuring that our data lake is maintained
  • Agreeing with the analytics teams on the necessary data elements
  • Maintain a Data Dictionary and Business Glossary
  • This individual will be able to translate that meaning and right context to the teams providing reporting and analysis across the business with particular emphasis on Credit and Sales
  • Deep understanding of the Production system mechanics of each of our product flows
  • Understand how Salesforce is implemented
  • Database Objects, Fields, and Records Their relationships and how data is created and modified in the system
  • Provide detailed information on database changes
  • Object, field and records updates
  • Formula calculations
  • Object relationships

 

Stakeholder communication and change management

  • Ensuring that the requirements of the data consumers are clearly understood by the technology teams
  • Ensuring that any changes to production data are clearly understood by the data consumers before they are made and that the impact of the change is managed well
  • Communicating across all departments within the company: Especially Credit and Technology Teams – Development, Operations and Delivery

 

Data lake/warehousing management

  • Understand how system enhancements, new features and bug fixes will impact the data warehouse
  • Implement new solutions and flows
  • Extracting and transforming data from different systems
  • Qualify and score data providing quality and accuracy reports on key data elements
  • Monitor the data warehouse ensuring all data flows are running as scheduled

 

Data Quality Management

  • Moving data if required for updates on the system
  • Updating records with external data
  • Providing data stewards with agreed quality metrics on the elements for which they are responsible
  • Cleaning bad data when identified or working with the data stewards to do so

 

Data lake maintenance

  • Agreeing with the analytics teams on the necessary data elements
  • Ensuring these elements are consistently updated from production

 

Core Competencies:

  • Technical
  • Java-script
  • ETL experience
  • SQL
  • Knowledge of the business analysis process

 

Communication

  • Clear, structured written communication
  • Ability to communicate with senior and junior people across the business
  • Presents ideas in a clear and concise manner to individuals or groups
  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in communications with others
  • Actively listens to others, gives appropriate feedback, and makes them feel comfortable

 

Problem Solving Ability

  • A structured approach to problem solving and delivery
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Serves as a “resources person” on whom others rely on for advice
  • Use all the resources at your disposal to be able to answer questions and deliver on promises
  • Strong interpersonal skills with individuals and groups

 

Planning and Organising

  • Organizes activities to ensure proper completion in a timely manner
  • Effectively schedules time by assigning priorities to daily/weekly/monthly work activities
  • Avoids crises through systematic planning and follow throug

Service Delivery and Excellence

  • Completes work appropriately to meet the needs of internal colleagues and external clients
  • Demonstrates a commitment to consistent excellence
  • Ensures that service meets quality expectations of the company and clients
  • Attention to detail
  • Keeps up-to-date with field of expertise, and uses such knowledge effectively

 

Self-Management

  • A high degree of self-management and initiative is expected

Qualifications:

  • Post-matric technology qualification Experience:
  • 3-6 years Data engineering and BI experience, this must include data extraction, transformation, and loading

 

Experience:

  • 2 years of data dictionary development and maintenance
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Contact Details

Address: 1 Maxwell Drive | Sunninghill | Johannesburg | South Africa

Email: info@velapersonnel.co.za

Contact Number: 011 802 0185

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