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Principal Data Engineer

Core42 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Posted: 18 Mar 2024


  • Salary unspecified
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  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


To work at the forefront of technology, contributing to game-changing digital transformation initiatives in the public sector and global large enterprises.

Core42 is the UAE’s national-scale enabler for cloud and generative AI, combining G42 Group’s expertise across multiple technology disciplines into a single platform for public sector and large enterprise transformations. Building on our capabilities as sovereign cloud and HPC specialist, we bring generative AI, cybersecurity, professional and managed services expertise to enable national-scale program deployments across industries.



  • Architect and implement scalable data pipelines to support generative AI and cybersecurity technologies
  • Lead the design and development of data models and infrastructure for large-scale program deployments
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize data infrastructure and ensure reliability and performance
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in data engineering and governance to ensure data integrity and security
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand and address their data engineering needs
  • Stay updated with the latest developments in data engineering and recommend innovative solutions

Skills and attributes for success

  • Advanced technical skills in Azure Data Factory, Stream Analytics and Synapse, with proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala, as well as experience with distributed computing frameworks like Hadoop, Spark, or Flink.
  • Architectural expertise, including knowledge of cloud-based data services such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Leadership and project management.
  • Collaboration and communication.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • Relevant certifications in data engineering, cloud computing, or related fields
  • 8+ years of overall experience in data engineering and cloud technologies
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership or principal role in data engineering

Ideally, you’ll also need:

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills to effectively convey complex security concepts and strategies
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Solid leadership and mentorship capabilities
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and experiment with new technologies

What we look for:

If you are a performance-driven, inquisitive mind with the agility to adapt to ambiguity, you will fit right in. You should be eager to explore opportunities to build meaningful collaborations with stakeholders and aspire to create unique customer-centric solutions. Bias for action and a passion to conquer new frontiers in the AI space is at the heart of the Core42 community.

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About Core42

Core42 accelerates what people, enterprises, and nations can achieve with AI. As a full-spectrum AI enablement solutions provider, we empower customers to thrive in the AI-driven era. Formed from the merger of G42 Cloud, Inception, and Injazat, we are dedicated to leveraging AI for meaningful change.

Benefits at Core42

    • Join an elite pool of 1500 AI specialists.
    • Opportunities to work on groundbreaking projects.
    • Comprehensive suite of AI, cloud, and cybersecurity services.