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Data Engineer

About Souq:

Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 40 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8 million unique products in 35 different categories, including Books, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Household goods, Fashion, Accessories, Perfumes, Toys, and Baby products.

Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

With more than 3,000 employees, we have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry. 

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate should be able to create fact dimensional structures for various organizational departments. He/She would be responsible and be actively involved in the business requirement gathering, understanding, designing and then developing the automated ETL processes to be used for the various Analytical reports, dashboards, and alerts. He/She would be part of centralized Datawarehouse team of Souq.com.

Job Requirements:

  • Develop ETL jobs to build the tables.
  • Data Optimization techniques.
  • Third party Integration of tools into DWH.
  • To write test cases and automated alerts for failures and consistency of data.

Core Competencies:

  • Expertise in Pentaho ETL tool aka Kettle.
  • Strong Mental Aptitude / IQ is the essential criterion for eligibility.
  • Working knowledge of a query language – SQL/MySQL/T-SQL is desirable.
  • Well versed with Kimball's Datawarehousing techniques.
  • Sound Database Management concepts and knowledge of non relational DB concepts.
  • Knowledge of Vertica and Amazon Redshift is an additional advantage.
  • Knowledge on shell scripting, Linux servers.
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