Data Engineer At Safaricom Kenya


Data Engineer At Safaricom Kenya 1 Position
Emploi Recruitment

Nairobi, Kenya

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IT & Telecoms
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Big Data and Business Analytics department within the Finance 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 HOD - Big Data and Business Analytics, the position holder will design, build and deliver on the big data platform which will serve as Safaricom’s single source of truth. The platform will be used to continuously deliver on Safaricom’s overall data analytics strategy. Safaricom is investing heavily in big data and this will be a truly exciting role in view of the organizations unique data set and position in this region.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design, architect and build solutions and tools for the big data platform
  • Mediate and coordinate resolution of software project deliverables using agile methodology
  • Develop pipelines to ingest data into the big data platform based on business demands and use cases
  • Develop analytical platforms that will be used to avail data to end users for exploration, advanced analytics and visualizations for day-to-day business reporting
  • Provide guidance and advise to technology teams on the best use of latest technologies and designs to deliver a best-in-class platform in the most cost-effective way
  • Develop automated monitoring solutions to be handed over to support teams to run and operate the platform efficiently
  • Automate and productionize data science models on the big data engineering platform
  • 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


  • BS or MS in computer science or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 2-3 years of coding experience in a non-university setting.
  • Experience in Object Oriented development
  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles
  • Experience in collecting, storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data.
  • Experience with building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Storm or Spark-Streaming
  • Experience with various messaging systems, such as Kafka or RabbitMQ
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Understanding of big data technologies:  Cloudera/MapR/Hortonworks
  • 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.

Note to Applicants

As part of the interview process, external candidates should prepare the following documentation which will be required as soft copies at a later stage based on your performance in the interviews/assessments.

a)    An updated CV with contacts of three referees, 2 who must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field.

b)    Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct (Less than 1 year old) or a receipt of the same from the CID pending release of the hardcopy document.

c)     Clearance certificate from a reputable Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

d)    University Diploma/Degree Certificate/ Letter of completion from University in case you have not received your diploma/degree certificate.

e)     National ID/Passport.

How To Apply             

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

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Emploi Recruitment
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Nairobi, Kenya

51 - 299 people

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