City of Cape Town

Principal Professional Officer - Data Engineer

Job description


  • A relevant tertiary qualification (honours or four-year degree),
preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied

Mathematics, Information Technology or Information Systems or

relevant field.

  • Eight (8) years’ relevant experience
Key Performance Areas

  • Analyse and translate data into valuable insight to inform decision

  • Integrate and separate data feeds in order to map, produce,
transform and test new data products.

  • Produce data models and understand where to use different types
of data models.

  • Design and maintain appropriate metadata repositories and
shared data science Infrastructure.

  • Implement product-focused testing using appropriate tools and
techniques within testing regulations.

  • Log, analyse and manage data infrastructure related problems in
order to identify and implement appropriate solutions.

  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical officials
  • Ensure appropriate and clear communication with various

  • Recognise and explore innovative opportunities with the intent of
proactively improving the data products and the data engineering


  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with the relevant requirements of
data engineering standards.

  • Manage and monitor internal stakeholder relationships to align on
priorities, scope and timelines of requested products.

  • Manage and monitor the performance of Data Science and Data
Analysis direct reports.

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