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Lead Data Engineer

Western Cape Market Related
Sector: IT / Computers / Software
Posted: Friday, 8 April 2022

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A small to medium sized company, based in Century City, Cape Town, who works with a US clientele is looking for looking for a new Head of Analytics who can grow with their company and enjoys working with large amounts of data, can create structures for warehousing and forward planning for the business data requirements.

The ideal candidate would be a passionate and self-driven professional that will help us to utilize and design high-end analytical solutions that allow our customers to be entirely data-driven.

Must be excited to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Leading, a mixed technical team of data engineers and visualization specialists to build out our analytical product offering.
  • Creating in collaboration with the team, the strategic direction of the BI and analytical function for the company to ensure optimal use of analytics and strategic decision-making
  • Developing an appropriate model design to deliver on the strategy and client delivery.
  • Designs and plans for the integration of all data warehouse technical components.
  • Reviews and participates in testing the data design, tool design, data extracts, networks, and hardware selections.
  • Will perform high-level design of the logical and physical architecture, logical and physical data model, and extract, transform and load (ETL) processes.


  • BSc in Computer Science or Engineering or similar qualification.
  • 6+ years experience in data warehouse technical architecture, infrastructure components, ETL, and analytical tools.
  • Quality experience with Cloud Servers/Azure specifically.
  • Excellent command of the English language, primarily written and spoken.
  • Experience with T-SQL and Microsoft database technologies is required.
  • Deep understanding of data warehouse principles and implementation.
  • 5-8 years of proven experience leading a technical team.
  • 10-12 years of experience building database technologies with the Microsoft SQL stack, e.g., SSIS, SQL, SSAS, and SSRS.
  • 8-10 years of experience in data modeling.
  • 8-10 years of experience using Microsoft technologies, e.g., PowerShell, MDX, DMX, and DAX.
  • 5-8 years of experience working in an analytics environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Within a given visualization toolset, excellent visualization techniques understanding, including design knowledge, such as layout, typography, color, and interaction design.
  • Experience with data visualization tools like PowerBI, Tableau, Pyramid Analytics, Qlik, and Domo is advantageous.
  • Experience with applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, and regression.
  • Experience with deep learning techniques, mainly CNNs and RNNs (GANs and RL experience is a plus).
  • The understanding of utilizing GIS and other location-based data analysis would be an advantage.
  • Experience in analytical thinking and problem-solving utilizing any of the following toolsets Python, R-Script, Julia, MATLAB, or TensorFlow.
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment.

Behavioural competencies

  • Work well under pressure
  • Good communication skills (Written and verbal)
  • A good problem solver
  • Have an inquisitive nature
  • Like to keep this simple
  • Can organise and plan well