Degree (Honours, Masters or PHD) at a NQF level 8, 9 or 10 respectively in the area of Engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer sciences or a related field. Relevant data engineering certifications i.e. Python, Microsoft, AWS, Hadoop, big data and cloud infrastructure. Project management/agile certifications i.e. Scrum, Prince2. WORK EXPERIENCE A minimum of 6-8 years’ experience in data engineering. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in data architecture. A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing teams of people. Proven experience with distributed data processing on systems i.e. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Hive, Nifi, Hbase. Experience working with SQL and extensive relevant experience managing large scale data projects including briefing, scoping, testing to delivery.