12 Oct 2021

Data Engineer at Systems for Development

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Job Description


Systems for Development, a US-based leading consultancy firm focused on transforming organizational performance through sustainable information and communication technology, seeks a Data Engineer in anticipation of an upcoming project on Data Production and Use. The Data Engineer will be responsible for building MoH/GHS public health data pipelines to bring together information from different source systems. S/He will lead the integration, consolidation and cleansing of data and structure it for use in analytics applications.

Job Description: 

  • Design, build and maintain data structures, databases, and data processing pipelines to support the projects.
  • Develop models that will analyze and organize raw data.
  • Build data pipelines that will enable the MOH/GHS collect data points from users and process the results in near real-time
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
  • Build algorithms and pipelines that make it easier for users in the MoH/GHS enterprise access raw data while understanding business requirements and where data fits into the business model in order to meet the enterprise’s needs.
  • Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modelling
  • Design, construct, install, test and maintain data management systems.
  • Integrate up-and-coming data management and software engineering technologies into existing data structures.
  • Employ an array of technological languages and tools to connect systems together.
  • Collaborate with members of the team on the project’s goals.
  • Recommend different ways to constantly improve data reliability and quality.
  • Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability
  • Identify opportunities for data acquisition

Qualification Required & Experience:

  • Masters’ degree (preferred in Computer Science, Statistics, or any quantitative field).
  • Have a solid understanding of relational databases, and the applications and programs used by those databases.
  • Skilled in programming languages such as C#, Java, Python, R, Ruby, Scala and SQL.
  • Understands data modeling, including conceptualization and database optimization
  • Strong SQL skills and experience working with both relational (Microsoft SQL Server) and non-relational databases, and familiarity with a variety of databases and datasets
  • A good understanding of ETL tools and REST-oriented APIs for creating and managing data integration jobs
  • Understand data warehouses and data lakes and how they work.
  • Ability to code in Python to create web scrapers, ETL processes and data analysis preprocesses.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience, preferably in consulting or at high-tech companies
  • Strong background in business intelligence (BI) platforms and the ability to configure them
  • Strong passion for the following topics – Machine Learning, Data Quality Management, Data warehousing
  • Strong knowledge of technology trends across IT and digital and how they can be applied to companies to address real world problems and opportunities
  • Team oriented and collaborative working style, both with clients and those within the organization
  • Growth mindset, positive attitude & strong interest to solve client challenges, adapt to a changing work environment & deal with new issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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Closing Date : 22  Oct. 2021




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