Data Engineer, Data.FI South Africa

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

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Data Engineer, Data.FI South Africa

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Job Overview

Data.FI South Africa is looking for a multi-talented Data Engineer to join our growing team of analytics experts.

The hire will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The Data Engineer will support our data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects.


  • Develop, test and maintain data management systems
  • Work with data analysts to develop key business questions and build datasets that answer those questions
  • Develop data set processes for data modeling, mining and production
  • Evaluate datasets for accuracy and quality
  • Develop best practices for data management, maintenance, reporting and security
  • Discover and implement opportunities for data acquisition
  • Develop processes for optimizing database performance

Required Experience

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases
  • Proven working experience with Microsoft SQL Server including Transactional Replication.
  • Working experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience in NoSQL databases is an added advantage.
  • Experience working with Tier .NET Health Information System is an added advantage.
  • Experience working Health Information Exchange standards is an added advantage.
  • Experience implementing a data warehouse is an added advantage.
  • Experience working with cloud database solutions such as Azure SQL, Amazon RDS and Amazon Redshift is an added advantage
  • Should possess excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Should demonstrate strong problem solving and technical skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BSc. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

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