Lead Data Engineer needed at Absa Group Limited

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Absa Group Limited’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Lead Data Engineer jobs in Gauteng

Job Location : Gauteng, Randburg

Deadline : August 12, 2022

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Job Summary

Leveraging a thorough understanding of the business data requirements & own data subject matter expertise (ahead of trend), set data architecture direction & lead the agile solution design, deployment, implementation & ongoing optimization of enterprise wide data retrieval, storage and distribution across an estate.

Job Description

Data Architecture & Data Engineering

  • Take ïone stop shop’ accountability for the retrieval, storage, processing & distribution of data across a business area (data eco-system)
  • Collaborate with data science teams & broader business & technical stakeholders to analyse customer data requirements & leverage analysis to identify & accurately spec / frame & set the appropriate data architecture for the business area
  • Take accountability for deeply understanding the technical landscape and bank wide architecture that is connected to or dependent on the business area supported in order to effectively design & deliver data solutions (architecture, pipeline etc.)
  • Leverage expertise in analytical & creative problem solving to synthesise data solution designs (build a solution from its components) beyond the analysis of the problem
  • Lead design thinking processes to successfully deliver data solution blueprints & associated roadmaps
  • Leverage state of the art relational and No-SQL databases as well integration and streaming platforms do deliver sustainable business specific data solutions.
  • Lead the end to end solution design & implementation process for all data retrieval, storage & distribution solutions including contributing to and in some cases lead all phases of the development lifecycle including e.g. design process
  • Develop high quality data retrieval, storage & distribution design and architecture in a test driven & domain driven / cross domain environment
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline by quickly producing well-organised, optimized, and documented source code & algorithms to deliver technical data solutions
  • Create & Maintain Sophisticated CI / CD Pipelines (authoring & supporting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins or similar tools and deploy to multi-site environments supporting and managing your applications all the way to production)
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting technologies e.g. Ansible, Chef
  • Debug existing source code and polish feature sets.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet business requirements & manage the data pipeline
  • Build infrastructure to automate extremely high volumes of data delivery and
  • Creatively solve data volume and scaling challenges.
  • Create data tools for analytics and data science teams that assist them in building and optimizing data sets for the benefit of the business
  • Ensure designs & solutions support the technical organisation principles of self-service, repeatability, testability, scalability & resilience
  • Apply general design patterns and paradigms to deliver technical solutions
  • Inform & support the infrastructure build required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Continuously optimise, improve & automate data retrieval, storage & distribution processes
  • Work across the value chain and in particular with QA & CSO to define and implement quality assurance routines & processes
  • Work across the value chain and in particular with QA & CSO to ensure the undisputable separation, security & quality of the organisation’s data
  • Meaningfully contribute & ensure solutions align to the design & direction of the Group Architecture & in particular data standards, principles, preferences & practices. Short term deployment must align to strategic long term delivery.
  • Meaningfully contribute & ensure solutions align to the design and direction of the Group Infrastructure standards and practices e.g. OLA’s, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, Containerisation etc.
  • Strategically & operationally monitor the performance of data products and services ensuring ongoing optimization & cost to value for our businesses (think bank wide)
  • Stay ahead of the curve on data retrieval, storage & distribution technologies & processes (global best practices & trends) to ensure best practice


  • Coach & mentor other engineers
  • Conduct peer reviews, testing, problem solving within and across the broader team
  • Provide technical subject matter expertise and support in the attraction and recruitment of Product Engineers for the organization
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in the development & development planning of the broader dat engineering team
  • Support the people change teams in the design of adoption processes (Customer, Employee & 3rd Party Adoption)

Risk & Governance

  • Identify technical risks and mitigate these (pre, during & post deployment)
  • Update / Design all application documentation aligned to the organization technical standards and risk / governance frameworks
  • Create business cases & solution specifications for various governance processes (e.g. CTO approvals)
  • Participate in incident management & DR activity applying critical thinking, problem solving & technical expertise to get to the bottom of major incidents
  • Deliver on time & on budget (always)

Closing Date: 14th, July 2022

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