Data Engineer

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Data Engineer is to use their database, software engineering and programming skills to that the necessary data is properly stored on the cloud platform and is available to the data scientists.


  • To contribute to the design and development of new applications / systems to meet the business requirements of the MIS environment.
  • To analyse business or system requirements and data to enhance understanding of the MIS environment
  • Participate in and provide input to the Architect during the compilation of solution design documentation (technical specification)  for new and existing MIS products and systems

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology

Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • A relevant post graduate degree



  • At least 5 years’ proven experience within management information systems / systems analysis


  • At least 6 – 8 years’ proven experience within management information systems / system analysis




Must have detailed knowledge of:

1. System architecture (technical design and implementation processes)

  • Database analysis, design & administration
  • Technical Test Plan Design

2. IT systems development processes

  •   System Engineering
  •   Programming
  •   Application development
  •   Standards and governance

3. Data modelling using:

  •   Table structures
  •   Store Procedures
  •   SSIS Packages
  •   SQL

4. Cloud Data Services:

  •   Implementing data pipelines using cloud infrastructure and services
  •   No-SQL experience on the cloud
  •   Data engineering and integration services in a hybrid clou environment


Detailed knowledge of:

  • Banking systems
  • Agile development life cycle
  • Polybase
  • Python

Solid understanding of:

  • Capitec Bank’s systems environment
  • Capitec Bank business model
  • Best practices for Quality Assurance (QA)
  • SQL Server
  • Azure platform
  • Hadoop


  • Communications Skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Influencing Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Commercial Thinking Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Planning, organising and coordination skills
  • Project Management Skills (Methodolgy Specific)


  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Working with People

Additional Information

  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Contactable via own mobile phone
  • A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is required
  • Willingness to work or be available overtime and / or weekends if required

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