Soma Capital Portfolio Jobs

Head of Data Engineering



Data Science
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About Fasset:

Fasset is a global digital asset gateway that brings unparalleled accessibility to the digital asset space.

Through our simple, safe, and innovative digital assets, we provide people in emerging markets the opportunity to build a better future. We are pioneering web3 technologies and driving the adoption of digital assets for the next billion.

We are creating a team of champions and are looking for world-class talent to join our team. If you’re looking for a place that values your hustle, courage, and desire to do things differently, then we want to get to know you!

Introduction to the role

The Head of Data Engineering is a pivotal global role based in Dubai, responsible for leading and strategizing the organization’s data engineering initiatives. This position demands a blend of expertise in data analytics and data engineering, making it ideal for a professional passionate about both domains. You will spearhead the Data Engineering team, providing strategic direction, overseeing the design and maintenance of scalable data architectures using AWS, Redshift, and Glue, and leading advanced integration projects to ensure seamless data flow between systems.

What you’ll do

  • Leadership and Strategy: Lead the Data Engineering team, providing strategic direction and oversight for all data-related initiatives. Develop and implement data strategies that align with the organization's goals.
  • Data Architecture Development: Oversee the design and maintenance of scalable and efficient data architectures using AWS, Redshift, and Glue. Ensure robust data pipelines for seamless data processing and transformation.
  • Advanced Data Integration: Spearhead advanced integration projects, ensuring seamless data flow between systems through optimized ETL processes and innovative solutions.
  • Database and Data Warehouse Management: Direct the optimization and management of databases and data warehouses, ensuring high performance and reliability.
  • Data Quality and Compliance: Establish standards and processes for data quality and integrity to maintain high data reliability across the organization. Ensure compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Automation and System Improvements: Lead the development of automation scripts and monitoring systems using tools like Airflow, enhancing the proactive identification and resolution of data issues.
  • Team Collaboration and Leadership: Collaborate with senior management and cross-functional teams to define data needs and deliver comprehensive data solutions. Mentor and develop a high-performing data engineering team

Who will excel?

  • Educational Background: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience: 7+ years of experience in data engineering with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Technical Expertise: Proficient in Python and SQL, with a deep understanding of AWS services like Redshift and Glue, SQL databases, and data modeling.
  • Advanced Knowledge: Expertise in data warehousing principles, containerization, orchestration technologies, and machine learning frameworks.
  • Orchestration Tools: Advanced experience with job orchestration tools such as Airflow.
  • Analytics and Visualization: Proficiency with advanced dashboarding tools like Metabase.
  • Strong Leadership Skills: Proven ability to manage and inspire a team, excellent problem-solving capabilities, and exceptional communication skills.
  • Continuous Learning: Demonstrated eagerness to stay ahead of technology trends and explore new methodologies in data engineering.
  • Cloud Platforms: Extensive experience with major cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, and GCP.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to inspire and motivate cross-culture teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of software development methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Manage workloads and teams across multiple countries and timezones.
  • The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-tasked, high-energy environment like Fasset.

Why Fasset

  • A brilliant opportunity to grow your career & work with a fun, fast-paced & growing company, prepared to let you shine 👌
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you learn every day🚀
  • Join an organization that is scaling fast 🌳
  • Personal responsibility and autonomy ⭐️
  • Professional development and ongoing learning 📚
  • An international team with over 20+ nationalities 🌎