Liza Van Den Berg
July 25, 2019
Johannesburg North, South Africa
Job Type


A data centered business is on the lookout for a Data Engineer to join their team. This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge of tech and cloud computing. They are a fun environment with a quality team that is working with some of the biggest and best datasets in the country.

You will be building world-class, scalable data pipelines and warehouses to add real value to customers and drive new product development, both internally and externally.


  • Completed BSc (Computer Science) degree or similar (Software Engineering, Data Science etc. with experience in software)
  • 2-5 years’ experience in Data Engineering (Hadoop and Spark)
  • Data Processing products - Big Query, Redshift, Spectrum, S3, Athena, Kafka, Spark, Storm, Flink, Beam, Presto, Hive
  • ETL processes and transformations
  • Cloud experience ideally with Google Cloud Platform
  • DevOps Stack development experience
  • Apache-Airflow or other data pipeline tools
  • Exposure to Scala or Java in context of data processing
  • Experience and proficiency with Python
  • Experience in the design and implementation of data flows
  • Advanced SQL/PostgreSQL/Redshift knowledge


  • Support sophisticated predictive data products by maintaining data science production environments (cloud-based, python), ensuring that the outputs from Data Science models are available and integrated into the system and integrate, coordinate and maintain data flows between various sources of data
  • Manage and maintain cloud service integrations that perform key data functions by working towards replacing third-party elements of the data pipeline by using open-source tools
  • Make decisions around the infrastructure, layout and processes of the data warehouse, including:
  • working with the engineering team on how to best track and record data
    following up on data inconsistencies to ensure that it is corrected
  • Transforming, standardizing and collecting data from various sources

Reference Number for this position is LV46312 which is a permanent position based in Johannesburg North offering a salary of up to R900k per annum highly negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Liza on or call her on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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