IT Data Engineer
5 days ago

Our client based in Cape Town are currently seeking the skills of an IT data Engineer to assist in designing and implementing scalable and robust processes to support the data engineering capability.

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Senior Specialist Systems Developer
6 days ago

We require the services of an experienced systems engineer to be responsible for the design and development of data- and metadata-automation pipelines in support of the management and publication of continuous data streams originating from a variety of land- and marine-based environmental monitoring instrumentation. This is a challenging role, which will require the incumbent to work closely with ...

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Data Engineer
20 days ago

Salary: R550 000 plus medical aid and provident fund

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Precision Toolroom & Engineering Maintenance Manager

Salary: Highly Negotiable, Commensuarate with Qualification and experience.

Precision Toolroom & engineering Maintenance Manager, engineering industry, Cape Town.

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DC Systems Analyst (Supply chain) Cape Town - R600 - R700K CTC
Bellville, Western Cape

Salary: R600 - R700K CTC + performance bonus

Our client is seeking to employ an experienced Systems analyst to join their Supply chain. You need to have exposure to understand and analyze the business; its models, processes and systems.

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Project Engineer
1 day ago

A multinational corporation has an exciting opportunity for a project engineer who has strong mechanical design and leadership skills. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a market leader in the liquid packaging industry and have a proven track record of delivering projects in line with project management principles this is for you.

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Senior Business Intelligence Engineer - Power BI - Cape Town – up to R1.1 mil
1 day ago

Salary: 1 100 000

Remote working: YesSenior Business Intelligence Engineer - Power BI - Cape Town – up to R1.1 mil

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Montague Gardens
1 day ago

COST ENGINEER /SENIOR ESTIMATOR 2024Montague GardensSalary Market Related

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Senior Credit Risk Specialist
1 day ago

Calling all Quants! The time is now! The biggest retailer in the country is looking for a Senior Credit Risk Specialist to develop retail credit risk strategies for their Acquisitions/Origination portfolio.

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Industrial Engineer
1 day ago

A leading player in the renewable energy sector, committed to pioneering sustainable solutions that drive the transition to a greener future, is seeking a dynamic and talented Industrial Engineer to join their innovative team. Where you will be contributing to the optimization of their manufacturing processes in the renewable energy sector

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Data Engineering jobs Cape Town

What is a data engineer?

As the name implies, a data engineer is an IT professional whose main responsibility is to clean and organize data for further analysis or operational usage. Data pipelines are often built by these software engineers to consolidate data from multiple sources.

They prepare data for analytics software by integrating, consolidating, and cleaning it. Their goal is to improve the availability of data inside the company and enhance the big data ecosystem currently in place.

A company's growth, in particular, might affect the volume of data an engineer must process. The bigger the organization, the more data the engineer will be accountable for managing, as well as the more sophisticated the analytics architecture. The healthcare, retail, and finance sectors are examples of companies that rely heavily on data.

Together, data science teams and data engineers seek to make data more understandable and reliable, allowing organizations to make better, more informed decisions. Find out more about data engineering jobs in Cape Town below.


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Employment opportunities in the data engineering sector in Cape Town

Data engineers in Cape Town who take a broader view of the field often operate in smaller groups and are responsible for all stages of the data pipeline. While they might be more competent than average data engineers, they are likely to be less versed in system architecture.

A data scientist in Cape Town with aspirations of becoming a data engineer would do well in a more generalist position.

For a local food delivery service in a major city like Cape Town, a data engineer with a broad skill set might build a dashboard that shows the daily delivery volume for the previous month and projections for the following month.

Then, engineers with a focus on pipelines generally contribute to data science projects that span several distributed systems and are worked on by a team of analysts with a similar size. This position is typically needed by medium- to large-sized businesses in Cape Town.

Finally, engineers with a focus on databases are needed to build, manage, and supply data for analytics databases. This kind of position is more common at larger firms with several data storage systems.

Data engineers use extract, transform, and load (ETL) techniques to build pipelines, fine-tune databases for effective analysis, and design database table layouts. The goal of ETL is to consolidate information from several data sources into a single repository.

Why you should use Executive Placements to land your next data engineering job in Cape Town

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To protect any sensitive information that may be involved in the recruiting process, Executive Placements takes additional efforts to ensure that all communications are kept private and secure.

Executive Placements is regarded as providing the most beneficial resources for identifying chances in upper-level management.

In addition, the expert CV writers at this organization are aware of how to portray you in the best possible light in order to secure you an interview for the desired position.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.      What is the average salary of a data engineer in Cape Town?

The average data engineer salary in Cape Town is R 1 020 005 per year or R 523 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 480 000 per year


2.      Are there data engineering jobs in Cape Town?

Yes, there is a high demand for data engineering jobs in Cape Town, particularly in the thriving commerce sector.


3.      How do I get a data engineering job in Cape Town?

If you are an experienced data engineer seeking employment in Cape Town, Executive Placements is the best option for you, with their tailored job board targeted at finding positions for upper management and executive level data engineers.