Data Engineer (DBN) (HLR6112)

Location: Durban

Remuneration: Market Related (Performance bonus, related study assistance, 20 days annual leave)

Work Type: Information Technology

HLR Reference #: HLR6112



A Durban based client is looking for a responsible and driven Data Engineer to join their dynamic database team. The successful Data Engineer will be required to collect, store, process and analyse big datasets which also includes maintaining, implementing and monitoring data solutions.


Purpose of role:

  • Identify, select and integrate Big Data tools and frameworks required to provide real-time analytics
  • Implementing ETL processes
  • Define data retention policies
  • Monitor data performances and advise on necessary infrastructure changes
  • Optimise data processes through automation
  • Liaise with internal and external teams
  • Supervise junior data administrators


Experience Required:

  • IT degree or equivalent
  • 3 years’ experience working on rational databases
  • Strong ETL (SSIS advanced)
  • NoSQL databases experience
  • Hadoop big data platforms experience
  • Processing framework and querying tools like Impala, Hive, etc.
  • Exposure to JAVA, C# or Python, SAS or R Programming languages


Skills Required:

  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong understanding of the database design principles
  • Attention to detail
  • Accountable
  • Organised


Our Client is an employment equity employer; therefore preference for this position will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance representivity.  If you do not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. All qualifications and certificates will be verified. Our Client reserves the right not to fill the position. Candidates may be expected to undergo psychometric testing. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide the evaluation results.

Consultant: Philisiwe Luthuli


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