No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives.
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The chance to push the limits every single day. As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees.
Youll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas.
Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.
Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best. About the Role The role is accountable for implementing Data Platform development best practices in a Azure environment by designing appropriate solutions supporting the customers business needs as part of the overall Data Platform programme across the group.
The role is accountable for providing direction and guidance to a team of specialists to support and deliver business solutions in their domain expertise aligned with IT strategy.
About the Responsibilities Support and Maintenance of Solutions Ensure development, test and delivery of Data Platform & middleware solutions align with global standards.
Collaborate with the business in identifying integration requirements and create corresponding technical specifications Develop solutions using defined development standards, procedures, and design specifications Ensure Change Controls are developed, tested & released according to an agreed schedule and ensure all high business impact changes are escalated as appropriate Expected to be involved both in support activities and a number of development activities.
recommending and implementing them Developing and documenting the detailed solution design Delivery of Programme / Project solutions / Request for change Accountable for the development design and of solutions in Data Platform development Develop technical specifications for solutions Ability to build integration solutions involving Data Platform and non-Data Platform systems Ensure that product upgrades, enhancements, and future roll out projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfil end user requirements Operating in a programme context, including liaising with the Data Platform functional and development teams and working with people and organisations from different regions / cultures Continuous Improvement Work with other functional teams within EIT and the Business to identify opportunities for implementation of integration solutions which can replace the existing custom developments and thereby building a central repository of all interfaces Identify and recommend new technologies to management, as well as detail potential applications and implications for the business Expected to provide positive influence on junior members of the Data Platform Development team and be capable of advising on additional process optimization / improvement opportunities About the Requirements Education A degree in Computer Science or related discipline Minimum Experience and Knowledge A minimum of 7 10 years experience in the design, development, testing, debugging, delivery and support of Data Platform solutions Managed minimum 3 full Data Platform project life cycles of significant size, scope and complexity Knowledge of Azure will be highly regarded Experience in Azure Data Factory, Airflow, Informatica, Talend, or Databricks will be highly regarded Working knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Data Warehouse experience (Kimball, Inmon, Data Vault 2.
0) will be highly regarded Experience with various messaging systems, such as Kafka or RabbitMQ Experience in managing offshore development / vendor management Experience of working in the Retail / Automotive / Real Estate / Trading industries will be highly regarded Products Azure Data Factory, Airflow, Informatica, Talend, Databricks, Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse, Snowflake, MSSQL, SSIS Job-Specific / Technical Skills Business Needs Analysis, Solution Design and Documentation Providing support and maintenance for the Data Platform Development and support of middleware and Integration solutions Were here to provide excellent service but a little help from you can ensure a five-star candidate experience from start to finish.
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