ABSA Call Centre Jobs – Big Data Services Lead

Website Absa Group Limited

Job Description:

Leveraging a thorough understanding of the business data requirements & own data subject matter expertise (ahead of trend), set data architecture direction & lead the agile solution design, deployment, implementation & ongoing optimization of enterprise wide data retrieval, storage and distribution across an estate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee enhancements and new developments, providing guidance and peer review
  • Advise users on best practices and conduct training sessions where required
  • Drive improvements to environment supportability and maintain effective cross team relationships
  • Manage an assigned team through day to day support tasks
  • Test changes to internal tools and approve releases, with a focus on optimizing test execution
  • Build and deploy new data pipelines
  • Manage the handover of new applications ensuring that required standards and practices are met
  • Identify and drive optimisation opportunities across the environment
  • Oversee development plans for the team and provide mentorship to the team
  • Translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed design for the team to build
  • Define and continuously improve the team best practice guides and standards

Job Requirements:

  • Understanding of Cloud technologies and migration techniques
  • Ability to write reliable, manageable, and high-performance code
  • Should have basic knowledge of SQL, database structures, principles, and theories
  • Experience with development in a Linux environment and its basic commands
  • Knowledge of workflow/schedulers
  • Understanding of data streaming and the intersection of batch and real time data
  • Good knowledge in back-end programming, specifically Java

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience with Scala programming language
  • Solid experience in a working environment in Big Data development utilising SQL or Python
  • Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem and its components
  • Experience in database design, development and data modelling
  • 4 years’ experience working in Big data environment, optimising and building big data pipelines, architectures and data sets with e.g. Java,
  • Scala, Python, Hadoop, Apache Spark and Kafka
  • Experience with designing and building, BI systems and complex data eco systems
  • Experience in Hadoop, HDFS and MapReduce
  • Experience in Big Data development using Spark
  • Cross domain knowledge

Job Details:

Company: Absa Group Limited

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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