HEAD OF DATA - BELLVILLE
Bellville
Today

Salary: Market related

Responsible for executing the Group data strategy through industry best practice.

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Kafka Engineer
Cape Town
1 day ago

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Intermediate Full Stack BI Consultant
Capetown
6 days ago

Salary: 55000 Monthly

Our client, specialising in data analytics, software development and deployment of enterprise solutions to various international clients, is seeking an Intermediate Full Stack BI Consultant (Hybrid). Your proficiency in Microsoft Azure, Power BI, and preferably data Factory or at least SSIS will interest our client. Furthermore, they are a Microsoft Gold partner.

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IT Operations Analyst (ITIL)
Cape Town
7 days ago

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Data Engineer
Cape Town
8 days ago

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Data Scientist
Capetown
6 days ago

Unlock Your Potential with Gijima Staffing Solutions! We are recruiting on behalf of our client, a retail industry giant.Are you ready to dive deep into data and transform insights into impactful decisions? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your analytical prowess can shine? If so, Gijima Staffing Solutions has the perfect opportunity for you!

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HEAD OF DATA - BELLVILLE
Bellville
23 days ago

Salary: Market related

Responsible for executing the Group data strategy through industry best practice.

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AWS Data Engineer
Cape Town
26 days ago

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Business Intelligence Graduate Program 2025
Cape Town
71 days ago

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RF Planning Engineer
Cape Town
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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.