Safaricom – Data Engineer.

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Description

We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Brief Description.

Reporting to the Manager – Data Engineering, the position holder will be responsible for software design and development, testing, trouble shooting, third line support as well as Research and Development.

Responsibilities

  • Perform technical aspects of big data development for assigned applications including design, developing prototypes, and coding assignments.
  • Build analytics software through consistent development practices that will be used to deliver data to end users for exploration, advanced analytics and visualizations for day to day business reporting.
  • Plan and deliver highly scalable distributed big data systems, using different open source technologies including but not limited to Apache Kafka, Nifi, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, MongoDB, Postgres, Redis DB etc.
  • Code, test, and document scripts for managing different data pipelines and the big data cluster.
  • Receive escalated, technically complex mission critical issues, and maintain ownership of the issue until it is resolved completely.
  • Hands on to troubleshoot incidents, formulate theories and test hypothesis, and narrow down possibilities to find the root cause.
  • Develop tools, and scripts to automate troubleshooting activities.
  • Drive further improvements in the big data platform, tooling and processes.
  • Upgrading products/services and applying patches as necessary.
  • Maintaining backup and restoring the ETL and Reports repositories and other Systems binaries and source codes.
  • Build tools for yourself and others to increase efficiency and to make hard or repetitive tasks easy and quick.
  • Develop machine learning algorithms and libraries for problem solving and AI operations.
  • Research and provide input on design approach, performance and base functionality improvements for various software applications. 

Qualifications

  • Highly proficient in more than one modern language, e.g. Java/C#/NodeJS/Python/Scala.
  • Experience with relational data stores as well as one or more NoSQL data stores (e.g., Mongo, Cassandra).
  • Experience with building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Storm or Spark-Streaming.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data structures, algorithms, distributed computing, and ETL systems.
  • Experience with various messaging systems, such as Kafka or RabbitMQ.
  • Good knowledge of and experience with big data frameworks such as Apache Hive, Spark,
  • A working knowledge and experience of SQL scripting.
  • Experience in deploying and managing Machine Learning models at scale is an added advantage.
  • Hands on implementation and delivery of apache Spark workloads in an Agile working environment is an added advantage.

Click to Apply

Last date to Apply: 24th Dec 2020

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