BI and Data Platform Technical Lead

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Date: 09-Jun-2022

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Group Technology is responsible for the provision of a digitally enabled technology service as a group COE, drive business and transformation and provide group-wide digital and data architecture. We operate the various technology platforms and shared services, ensure Cyber and Information Security resilience, and act as technology governance and risk orchestrator for technology across Sanlam.

What will you do?

 

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.

Communicate technical information to technical teams, as well as 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. 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. 
 

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Ability to define a structured approach to problem solving and delivery against it. 
  • Ability to create design standards, patterns and principles 
  • Ability to define a structured approach to problem solving and delivery against it. 
  • Creation of role specific design standards, patterns and principles 
  • Data management, development and modelling
  • Engage with a wide range of technical stakeholders including data scientists, business analysts, data engineers, database administrators and solutions architects.
  • Mentor Junior Full Stack Developers

 

Qualification and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, Engineering or another quantitative field / National Diploma in an Information Technology related discipline preferred
  • 3- 8 years related experience
  • Application and data engineering background with a solid background in SQL is required 
  • Data architecture design and delivery experience preferred

 

Experience in three (3) or more of the following areas is required:

  • Database technologies (e.g. SAP Hana, Teradata or similar) and database development (Views, Functions and Stored Procedure development)
  • Hadoop components including HDFS, Hive, Spark, Oozie and Impala
  • Object-oriented/object functional scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala or related.
  • ETL tools (e.g. SAP Data Services)
  • Event/Streaming based data pipelines (e.g. Kafka or Nifi)
  • Data warehousing (Kimball and Data Vault patterns are preferred) and dimensional data modelling (OLAP and MDX experience)

 

Skills

  • IT Data Analysis 
  • Database Knowledge and Monitoring 
  • Data Security 
  • Risk Management 

 

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Core Competencies

Being resilient - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently

Personal Attributes

Manages complexity - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - Contributing independently
Organisational savvy - Contributing independently
Plans and aligns - Contributing independently

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 four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

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. 

Closing date: 28 February 2022

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.