Data Tech Lead

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • Posted 1 month ago


Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible. Thales has built a presence in the United Arab Emirates for over 35 years, and today has over 300 employees. Thales in the UAE is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Together we delivered technology for the Dubai metro, the longest driverless metro network in the world and a fare collection system that processes up to 250,000 transactions per day. We make UAE a safer place by providing secure electronic payment solutions, cyber security systems and communications as well as security systems for Dubai International Airport and air traffic management and navigation systems for Abu Dhabi’s airport. JOB OBJECTIVE As a member of the Data Delivery Service at IDS, you will be actively supporting Data/ BI Delivery as a Lead Data Engineer across Squads.
Participate in the ETL Pipelines design for each squad
Define & Implement ETL Pipelines Development best practices
Define & Implement DataWarehouse performance Optimization practices
Define & Implement Cube performance Optimization practices
Define & Implement best of breed Data Analytics & BI Practices
Implement tools & practices to empower data engineers across Squads
Mentor Data Engineers to follow best practices
Conduct code reviews
Support the Data Squads in the day to day Troubleshooting , Problem Solving and continuous Learning
Ensure each Squad has all the good level of technical support & decision making to meet the Delivery targets
Ensure each Squad is up to date & implements the patterns defined by the Data Architects
Ensure each Squad is implementing incremental delivery patterns
Ensure each Squad is implementing test driven Pipelines development
Design & Implement pipelines monitoring & Orchestration for each Squad
Design and develop reusable components and frameworks for ingestion, cleansing, data quality, model building and execution
Ensure each Squad is adopting CI/CD for Data Products Delivery
Ensure each Squad is adoption version control
On-board each new Squad to setup tools, access environments
Facilitate the Data Community of Practice to foster knowledge sharing across Squad members
Support the Data Engineers learning plan and skills ramp up strategy
Our current & future Data Stack
Power BI
Ms SQL Server
Azure Data Factory
BigQuery (Future)
Who you are:
As a data expert you have a solid technical background and experience in data-intensive systems (> 10 years)
Experience in a multinational Company with complex organizational ecosystem. Working in the cloud with micro-services would certainly be a plus. You already have a significant experience as a technical lead or lead Data Engineer
Experience working with large amount of data, Big Data processing – batch and streaming Kafka, Flink, &Talend
Completely Comfortable Working in a highly sensitive On-Prem data environment, where security constraints are part of the adventure
You have deep knowledge and experience in databases, DataMarts, Data Modelling, Data Governance, Data Security, BI tools, ETL Solutions, Data Science, DataOps, MLOps
You know how to work with data engineers, data scientists, data analysts, architects, product owners, top management
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Team work and willing to perform trough cooperation
Strong attention to details
Willingness for change and solving problem
Be passionate about digital transformation
Strong analytical mindset
Data oriented
Right mindset: Autonomous and know where and when to take decisions taking into account the constraints
At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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