Senior Technical Data Engineer

Bangsar South, W.P. Kuala Lumpur





| 7381| Jun 18, 2024
Senior Technical Data Engineer
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About Horizontal: Established since 2003 in the US, Horizontal solves complex challenges across two distinct businesses: Horizontal Digital and Horizontal Talent. We are consistently recognized for being a top workplace and one of the fastest-growing private companies. Horizontal Talent specializes in staffing for IT, Digital & Creative, and Business & Strategy markets. We have global offices in US, UAE, India, and Malaysia.

Job Description:
We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Technical Data Engineer to join our team. As the Senior Technical Data Engineer???????, you will be responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of our data infrastructure, ensuring its reliability, scalability, and efficiency. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to understand data requirements, design data pipelines, and drive the evolution of our data architecture. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data engineering, excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion for leveraging data to drive business insights.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong technical foundation in software development in enterprise environment. You will be responsible for design, develop, test, deliver and support for large-scale data pipelines with big data technologies such as Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Kafka etc.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work through all phases of the software development life cycle, including analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Write clean code and apply industry best practices.
  • Review designs, code, unit test and technical documentation created by other engineers.
  • Analyze problems, develop, and propose solutions.
  • Prepare and study the technical feasibility and estimates of the proposed systems solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and improve with each other.
  • Provide timing/scheduling estimates to product owner and propose corrective actions to timelines when necessary.
  • Organize an efficient handover through high quality documentation and training.

  • Minimum 7+ years of software development experience in an (preferably) international setting.
  • Experience in one of the programming languages (Java or Python) and have good understanding of OOPS.
  • Experience in Relational Database (e.g. Oracle, MySQL) or NoSQL Databases.
  • Working Experience in API benchmarking with tools such as JMeter, Postman
  • Familiarity or experience with data ingestion with big data technologies (Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana and Kafka) will be added advantage.
  • Familiarity or experience with SOA technologies such as micro-services, REST, SOAP is a plus.
  • Familiarity or experience with CICD development & deployment tools such as Ansible, Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, Git, Docker and OpenShift container platform is a plus.
  • Exposure to various OS platforms such as Window, Linux.
  • Practical working experience in an Agile driven team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, customer centric attitude, ability to deal with cultural diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with local and remote teams in different time zones.
  • DevOps principal model including support and maintenance on product delivery.

Key Attributes:

What will make you successful?
Takes Accountability for Delivering Results: Decides on and pursues the best course of action to deliver results following in-depth analyses of relevant issues and conflicting factors and after assessing foreseeable risks; follows through to ensure delivery and closure or escalates as needed.

Demonstrates Operational Excellence: Sets clear standards for quality of work; adheres to / encourages a continuous improvement mindset; implements procedures, standards and policies to ensure operational success in terms of security, availability, reliability and customer satisfaction.

Expands knowledge: Translates creative ideas into plans or projects for the business; demonstrates a commitment to learn and develop self and others; takes accountability to ensure knowledge is retained and shared to advance organization capability and gain business advantage.

Bus Understanding and Commercial Sense: Applies understanding of how different divisions contribute to meeting companies’ business objectives; understands market drivers of success and encourages changes to improve offerings while optimizing commercial performance.

Builds and reinforces cost relationships: Builds and maintains effective working relationships with a range of customers; actively listens to and translates complex needs into appropriate solutions while remaining sensitive to the complexities of the business and companies’ commitment to integrity in all relationships; encourages others to demonstrate strong customer focus and responsiveness.

Leads with a team focus: Forms and mobilizes teams; contributes to team effectiveness through people management or professional leadership; respects diversity and encourages others to do so; provides motivational opportunities and recognizes differences in team member contributions; serves as a role model by living companies’ values.

Communicates effectively: Communicates effectively across a wide range of practical or theoretical issues; modifies communication style to optimize understanding by others; clarifies applicable goals, objectives, and business situations; acknowledges and respects other views.

The above description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact us.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.