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AES Global

Technical Lead - Data Engineer

AES Global

14th April 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

5 to 20 years

R900000 - R1000000

Cost to company


Full Time


  • Apache Hadoop
  • AWS
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Python
  • SQL


  • FMCG
  • Retail

Job Description

We are proudly supporting the leading FMCG company in southern Africa right now, on a really exciting search for a Technical Lead within Data Engineering. This is an incredible opportunity to work at the forefront of the industry, with incredible minds and leading talent.

Working as a core member of an Agile team, you will hold responsibility for building and supporting data pipelines. You must be experienced in handling raw data, from a broad range of sources and integrate them seamlessly.

You will enable solutions, using emerging technologies across the big data and cloud spaces.



  • Talend
  • AWS: EMR, EC2, S3
  • Python
  • PySpark or Spark
  • Business Intelligence Data modelling
  • SQL


Key responsibilities:

- Responsible for data solution software and hardware required.

- Strategic thinker, understanding the commercial requirements and translates them into system requirements.

- You must have experience of building DA frameworks; you will architect next-generation analytics framework. This will be developed on the Group’s range of core technology.

- Build a strong working relationship with developers, you will be responsible for making sure data solutions are integrated.

- You will Build automation tools, ensuring that all automated processes preserve integrated data.

- You will liaise with key stakeholders across the business, Interpreting data results for business customers.

- You will work with the business to maintain a fully adaptable technical solution.

- This role is responsible for communication across third parties and product managers (tech/non-tech) on solution design.

Candidate Requirements:

- Bachelor's in computer science, computer engineering

- AWS Certification – this must be from Associate +

- Data engineering or software engineering experience 5+ yrs

- Experience of leading a team of engineers 3+ yrs

- Big Data, ETL, Could AWS

- Agile or similar/ Scrum

- Experienced coding and testing pattern

- Creating data channels from on-site to AWS Cloud 2 + yrs

- Talend or similar

- Data manipulation using python and pyspark

- Hadoop paradigm for processing data

- Experienced in devops across Big Data and BI, including automated testing and deployment