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Date: 21-Oct-2020

Location: Petaling Jaya, MY

Company: Celcom Axiata Berhad

Job Description


  • The Principal Data Engineer will be part of the Data Engineering and Analytics department.
  • The Principal Data Engineers will be responsible for implementing ETL processes and ensuring optimal performance by monitoring and advising on any necessary infrastructure changes. To implement such changes, Data Engineers will work with the data steward to ensure that the information used is in compliance with the regulatory and security policies put in place. They will require advance knowledge of Big Data analysis and management tools in order to be able to recommend and provide industry best practices.
  • As a Principal Data Engineer the role requires the candidate to work with the IT team and Data Scientists to assess and extract, transform and load large volumes of data. You will work with the team leaders and members to recommend ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings and present the rationale of those findings in easy to understand terms for the business.



  • Lead in providing solutions by adapting to developed framework
  • Synthesize research findings in easy to understand terms for the business
  • Implement ETL processes across the Big data platform including internal and external integrations
  • Monitoring performance and advising any necessary infrastructure changes
  • Defining data retention policies
  • Devising and integrating any Big Data tools and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities
  • Lead initiatives for continual improvements
  • Lead Data Engineering team and manage the tasks and workload to support the business & Data Science team



  • Master’s Degree in engineering, statistics, computer science or related field with 10 or more years of work experience in related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in leading a team
  • Advance finance knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Big Data analysis and management with Apache tools such as Cloudera, Zookeeper, Pig, Hive, HBase, Solr etc
  • Advanced knowledge of data management and maintenance through tools such as Data warehousing solutions, ETL, SAP Data Management, SSIS, Cloud technologies etc
  • Advanced knowledge of technical work-flow tracking through tools such as Linus, Apache Sqoop and Apache Oozie
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with Agile software development or Sprint Design


  • Logical and enthusiastic statistical genius
  • Intuitive data junkie with high “figure-it-out” quotient
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate findings in easy to understand terms for the business and team members
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and openness to feedback from design, strategy and other disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership roles
  • Project Management
  • Data visualization expert

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