Old Mutual Jobs Pinelands – Junior Data Engineer

Website Old Mutual

Job Description:

This team’s primary focus is to build and establish the data platform and master data management capabilities by applying industry knowledge, best practices and innovative ideas to take Old Mutual into the future through the use of best of breed technologies and applied thinking and processes on its strategic journey to the cloud.
To complement the existing cross-functional team, Old Mutual is looking for a Junior Data Engineer who will contribute towards designs and implementation of scalable and robust processes to support the data engineering capability. This role will be responsible for implementing and supporting large-scale data ecosystems across the Group.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of API’s for returning data to Enterprise Applications.
  • Assist in identifying, designing and implementing robust process improvement activities to drive efficiency and automation for greater scalability. This includes looking at new solutions and new ways of working and being on the forefront of emerging technologies.
  • Assist in designing and implementing scalable and robust processes for ingesting and transforming complex datasets.
  • Engineer data in the appropriate formats for downstream customers, risk and product analytics or enterprise applications.
  • Build bulk and delta data lift patterns for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data.
  • Provide support in the operational environment with all relevant support teams for data services.
  • Work with various stakeholders across the organisation to understand data requirements and apply technical knowledge of data management to solve key business problems.
  • Supports the organisation’s cloud strategy and alignment to data architecture and governance.
  • Assists in designing, developing, constructing, maintaining and supporting data pipelines for ETL from a multitude of sources.
  • Create and maintain functional requirements and system specifications in support of data architecture and detailed design specifications for current and future designs.
  • Support test and deployment of new services and features.
  • Assists in the creation of blueprints for data management systems to centralize, protect, and maintain data sources.
  • Focused on data stewardship and curation, the data engineer enables the data scientist to run their models and analyses to achieve the desired business outcomes
  • Enable the business to solve the problem of working with large volumes of data in diverse formats, and in doing so, enable innovative solutions.
  • Ingest large, complex data sets that meet functional and non-functional requirements.

Job Requirements:

  • The candidate having DBA ability and knowledge across at least 2 platforms (example: TSQL, SAS, PSQL, IBM VSAM, DynamoDB and DB2) will also be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Operational Excellence using standard methodologies. Best practices in software engineering, data management, data storage, data computing and distributed systems to solve business problems with data.
  • Collaboration and effective communication
  • 1- 3 years of data engineering experience.
  • Innovating and being curious about technology
  • Some experience in bash/ksh, perl, SQL
  • Some experience in applying SAFe/Scrum/Kanban methodologies would be advantageous.
  • Execution with pride
  • Proven ability in at least one of Python, Java, C/C++ or similar
  • Experience with R, AWS, XML, json, cron will be beneficial
  • 1-3+ years of experience with any data warehouse technical architectures, ETL/ELT, and reporting/analytics tools including , but not limited to , any of the following combinations (1) SSIS and SSRS, (2) ETL Frameworks, (3) Data conformance, (4) Cacheing, (5) Spark (6) AWS data builds
  • Some experience with Dev/OPS architecture, implementation and operation would be advantageous.
  • Matric, with a degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or Engineering.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with the user community
  • Some experience with designing and implementing Cloud (AWS) solutions including use of APIs available

Job Details:

Company: Old Mutual

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pinelands, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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