AWS Data Engineer

at Quarphix
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Computer & IT
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Johannesburg



Job Summary

Job Responsibilities:



Design, build and operationalize large scale enterprise data solutions and applications using one or more of AWS data and analytics services in combination with 3rd parties – Glue, Step-functions, Kafka CC, PySpark, DynamoDB,, RedShift, Lambda, DeltaLake, Python,.


Analyze, re-architect and re-platform on-premise data warehouses to data platforms on AWS cloud using AWS or 3rd party services and Kafka CC.


Design and build production data pipelines from ingestion to consumption within a big data architecture, using Java, PySpark, Scala, Kafka CC.


Design and implement data engineering, ingestion and curation functions on AWS cloud using AWS native or custom programming.


Perform detail assessments of current state data platforms and create an appropriate transition path to AWS cloud.


Design, implement and support an analytical data infrastructure providing ad-hoc access to large datasets and computing power.


Interface with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL, AWS big data technologies and Kafka CC.


Creation and support of real-time data pipelines built on AWS technologies including Glue, Lambda, Step Functions, PySpark, Athena and Kafka CC


Continual research of the latest big data and visualization technologies to provide new capabilities and increase efficiency


Working closely with team members to drive real-time model implementations for monitoring and alerting of risk systems.


Collaborate with other tech teams to implement advanced analytics algorithms that exploit our rich datasets for statistical analysis, prediction, clustering and machine learning


Help continually improve ongoing reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service support for customers


Deep understanding of ETL, ELT, data digestion/cleansing and engineering.


Knowledge of Master Data Management and data quality tools and processing.


Advanced analytics (Visualization tools – PowerBI/Tableau)


Data Governance and Catalog


Lambda & Kappa architecture patterns


Machine learning and Data Science


5 + years – big data (Snowflake, Big Query, Redshift) and data engineering


4 - 8 years of experience in Data Virtualization / SQL/ ETL / Data warehousing / Data Integration technologies.


Solid understanding of SQL and good grasp of relational and analytical database management theory and practice.


Good knowledge of JDBC, XML and Web Services APIs.


Prior experience in Denodo Platform.






Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other relevant fields


Has experience in any of the following AWS Athena and Glue Pyspark, DynamoDB, Redshift, Lambda, Step Functions and Kafka CC


Proficient in AWS Redshift, S3, Glue, Athena, PySpark, Step Functions , Glue Workflows, Kafka CC,


Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations



Minimum Experience Required:



Advanced working “data engineering” knowledge and experience working with modern data practices, using, CDC management and data load practices.


Experience building/operating highly available, distributed systems of data extraction, ingestion, and processing of large data sets


Experience working with distributed systems as it pertains to data storage and computing


Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.


Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.


Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, meta data, dependency, and workload management.


A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large, disconnected data sets.


Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable Big Data, data stores.


Strong project management and organizational skills.


Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.


Experience in a Data Engineer or similar roles


Experience with big data tools is a must:, PySpark, Kafka, etc.


Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres and Cassandra.


Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Step functions, glue workflow etc.


Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift


Interested candidates can send their CV