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BI Full Stack Developer/ Data Engineer

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Date Added 31 Jul 2020
Expiry Date 28 Aug 2020
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South Africa

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Role details:
Location: South Africa

Who are we?

Sanlam Group Technology and Information (GTI) is responsible for Group-wide Technology and Information Governance, Technology Architecture oversight and guidance as well as the Group’s Cyber Security oversight and governance. GTI is also responsible for IT Shared services to businesses in the Group which is provided through three units namely Infrastructure-, Application- and Security shared services. The shared service business model is based on commercial principles and the foundation of the model is a constant drive for consolidation, standardisation, automation and optimisation. As such, GTI has accountability for the design and implementation of agreed IT controls, governance frameworks, policies, standards and solutions to ensure business continuity and minimise information security risks.

What will you do?
The successful candidate will join the organisation in the role of a BI Full stack developer/Data Engineer. You will be part of a dynamic team working in an agile environment tasked with establishing new technological components and patterns for functional solutions for the rest of the BI community. Guided by Architecture and a Technical Team Lead you will be responsible for establishing new technology components and reusable solution patterns that can be leveraged by business-facing development teams in their day-to-day solutions. You will constantly be developing and setting new principles, standards, processes, procedures, and guidelines for the wider BI community.

A high degree of problem-solving capability is essential to the delivery of this role. You should be able to communicate technical information to technical teams, as well as be competent in communicating challenges and solutions to project and operational leadership. An understanding of data management solutions and a keen sense of the strategic value of information to an organisation will be of importance. It is essential that the candidate exhibit and maintain a positive attitude in a highly agile, technical business environment where information forms the foundation to gain a competitive edge in the market.

You will also be responsible for developing data warehousing blueprints, evaluating hardware and software platforms and integrating systems; translating business needs into long-term architecture solutions.
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What will make you successful in this role?

The following are the key outcomes expected from this role:
- Ability to define a structured approach to problem-solving and delivery against it.
- Ability to create design standards, patterns, and principles
- Creation of standards, patterns, procedures, and guidelines
- Engage with a wide range of technical stakeholders including data scientists, business analysts, data engineers, database administrators, and solutions architects.

The following areas of expertise are key to the successful delivery of the above outcomes:
- A solid background in SQL, information architecture and ETL procedures is required.
- Experience working on SAP Hana and/or Hadoop is preferred and highly advantageous.
- Extensive working knowledge and experience in development methodologies
- Server-side languages like Java, JavaScript and Python would be advantageous
- ETL tools, e.g. SAP Data Services
- Database development: SQL and Stored Procedure development
- Hadoop Components: HDFS, Spark, Hive, Impala
- Database technologies like SAP Hana and Teradata
- Previous scripting language experience e.g. Unix Shell scripting
- Data architecture design and delivery experience essential.
- Ability to define a structured approach to problem-solving and delivery against it.
- Dimensional modeling, OLAP and MDX experience
- Agile Development
- Ability to do effort estimations
- Data Vault and Dimensional modeling, OLAP and MDX experience
- Knowledge of Hybrid Cloud-based BI solutions

Qualification & Experience

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, Engineering or another quantitative field / National Diploma in an Information Technology related discipline.
- Matric

- 8+ years related experience
- Experience working on SAP Hana or Hadoop is preferred and highly advantageous.
- A strong application and data engineering background with a solid background in SQL are required.
- Experience with object-oriented/object functional scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala or related is preferred.
- Understanding of Data warehousing principles based on Kimball and Data Vault patterns is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

IT Data Analysis
Database Knowledge and Monitoring
Data Security
Risk Management
Project Oversight

Personal Attributes

Organisational savvy - Contributing through others
Manages complexity - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Optimises work processes - Contributing through others
Communicates effectively - Contributing through others
Situational adaptability - Contributing through others

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Being resilient - Contributing through others

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa. The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.