Data Engineer

at Distell Group Limited
Location Stellenbosch, South Africa
Date Posted January 22, 2020
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time


Applications are invited for the above mentioned position in the Data & Analytics Department based at Libertas Parva in Stellenbosch. The successful applicant will report to the Data Architect.

Purpose of the position:

The Data Engineer is responsible for managing, optimising, overseeing and monitoring of data retrieval, storage and distribution throughout the organisation.

Key performance areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and understand business requirements in the SAP planning, reporting, and analytics space
  • Develop, construct, test and maintain architectures, more specifically relevant databases and large scale processing systems
  • Data extraction from on-premise and hosted systems and repositories using various ETL tools
  • Create, maintain and optimize process chains to ensure data is loaded within the available window
  • Data modeling of Transaction and Master Data, construction of ADSO’s
  • Quality assure system configuration and development
  • Ensure proper data governance principles are applied in development practices
  • Perform user support by diagnosing and resolving system problems
  • Guide fellow BI team members to develop the best technical design, in conjunction with the Data Architect
  • Knowledge transfer to users , fellow team members and support resources
  • On-going system administration and maintenance
  • Stay informed on new developments in analytics space; Educate organisation on available and emerging toolsets; Identify opportunities for improvement; Develop proof-of-concept to help illustrate useful approaches to applying technology to solve business problems.

The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:

  • Bachelor degree in information systems, computer science, or a comparable education
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Very good knowledge and hands-on experience of SAP BW on HANA
  • Strong knowledge of data warehousing principals
  • Good understanding of SQL. Java & C# experience will be beneficial
  • Working knowledge of Integrated Planning in SAP BW (BW-IP)
    • FOX Coding
    • Data Slice
  • SAP ERP experience with FI, CO, and SD modules would be beneficial
  • Experience in integrating and extracting data from source systems ECC, CRM, SD, FI/CO, SCM, using standard/generic extractors (ABAP) and other tools
  • Data Services experience will be beneficial
    • SAP Data Services 4.0 or higher
    • DS Formulae
    • Integration BW / FTP / OLTP/Web service etc.
  • Knowledge of non-SAP reporting tools and how they integrate with SAP and HANA data will be beneficial
  • Ability to work with both Agile & Waterfall methodologies
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers, business owners
  • High analytical skills
  • High degree of initiative in driving projects to completion
  • Customer Orientated
  • Team player

Applications process:

If you are interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell Career Portal by logging onto SuccessFactors and following: Home > Careers.