Cloud Data Engineer

Location: Sandton, Gauteng

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Blue Label Telecoms

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Contract Type

Market Related

Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

BluNova is a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms responsible for drawing value from its large heterogeneous corpus of data originating from multiple companies within the Blue Label group. With this data we identify opportunities in the market and develop sustainable solutions to exploit these opportunities. We leverage scalable cloud technologies to deploy our solutions, with a strong emphasis on automation. Most of our data analysis is performed in a distributed spark environment, where we have leg room to spin up large clusters exceeding thousands of cores and terabytes of ram when needed.

Job Functions
Information Technology


This role is responsible for managing the organization's cloud-based systems and processes. The specific tasks that this encompasses can include: Setting up architectures using cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or others. Managing security and access of cloud-based systems.


Collaboration with Engineering team
Working in tandem with our engineering team to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the company.
Planning, designing and developing cloud-based applications.
Managing cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines.
Deploying and debugging cloud initiatives as needed in accordance with best practices throughout the development lifecycle. Educating teams on the implementation of new cloud-based initiatives, providing associated training as required.
Employing exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they snowball into problems. Using your extensive knowledge of APIs to design RESTful services, and integrate them with existing data providers, using JSON or XML as needed.
Lead and develop best practices for larger Cloud Engineer teambuilding and designing web services in the cloud, along with implementing the set-up of geographically redundant services.
Orchestrating and automating cloud-based plat.

Business Requirements Identification
Elicit complex business requirements using a variety of methods such as interviews, document analysis, workshops, and workflow analysis to express the requirements in terms of target user roles and goals.

Data Management
Manage key aspects of the data management system. This includes being responsible for developing or operating key elements of the system.

Database Specifications
Approve database specifications, ensuring all agreed standards and protocols are followed and data integrity is preserved.

Analysis of As Is and To Be
Document complex as is and to be processes and describe the changes required to migrate to the to be capability to record accurately the change required.

Information Security
Lead in detecting and analyzing security incidents including attacks, breaches, and identified vulnerabilities and remediate any security gaps in line with the security incident management procedure.

Data Architecture
Implement all aspects of data architecture, turning event analytics, raw application data, and business systems into key business insights.


Manages Complexity.
Optimizes Work Processes.
Ensures Accountability.
Tech Savvy.
Action Oriented.
Strategic Mindset.
Cultivates Innovation.


Computer Skills.
Planning and Organizing.
Compliance Management.
Data Control.
Business Requirements Analysis.
Database Administration.
IT Data Management.
IT Support.
Network/IT security.
Perform Gap Analysis.
Analyze Current State/AS-IS State.
Business Data Modeling.
Customer and Market Analysis.
Define Future State/TO-BE State.
Document and Model User Requirements.

General Education
University / Post Graduate (Masters Degree).
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering; Master’s degree a plus.
Certification as an AWS Solutions Architect, Cloud Security Certification, and/or OpenStack Administrator Certification a plus. (Other cloud-related certification also a plus).

General Experience
Five years’ experience in developing software using languages such as Java, Python, C++ or Ruby.
Experience with SOA applications and cloud-based services, preferably AWS.
Experience working with OpenStack, Linux/UNIX, Rackspace, Docker and Microsoft Azure.
Three to five years’ experience in a Cloud Engineer role or related position.
Knowledge of web services, API, REST and RPC.
Strong awareness of networking and internet protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP and distributed networks.
Database experience, including knowledge of SQL and NoSQL, and related data stores such as Postgres.
Extensive experience with open-source technology, software development and system engineering.
Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to stay focused on completing tasks and meeting goals within a busy workspace.
Interest in Cloud Engineering and its impact on greater business practices.
Skilled at working in tandem with a team of engineers, or alone as required.

Managerial Experience
Experience of general supervision of more junior colleagues (7 to 12 months).

Job Closing Date

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