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Senior Data Engineer

Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Posted: 16 May 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Apply from abroad


  • Experience: Intermediate
  • English: Professional


Job Description:

At Emirates, we believe in connecting the world, to and through, our global hub in Dubai; and in constantly innovating to ensure our customers ‘Fly Better’. Join the Emirates Group IT Team in Dubai. Emirates Group IT thrives on the dynamic nature of technology. Being pioneers in aviation innovation, we're always at the forefront, pushing boundaries. We're on the lookout for exceptional IT professionals to fortify our position as leaders in the industry. Embark on a journey with the world’s largest international airline and become a vital part of our cutting-edge information and technology team as Senior Data Engineer. The Senior Data Engineer is a fully participating member of a cross-functional Enterprise Data & Analytics team working autonomously on technology development and problem resolution. The role involves the design, development, implementation and maintenance of analytical solutions and products that support the Emirates Group businesses, using Big Data technologies and cloud-based data lake and data warehouse solutions.


  • Lead technical design and build for small to medium-sized solutions in a team.
  • Translate functional and non-functional data and analytics requirements into fit-for-purpose technical design.
  • Ensure solution performance, business edge cases, and security-related issues are addressed while developing software.
  • Debug issues of complexity, resolve blockers, and follow design documents with minimal or no supervision.
  • Complete data engineering coding tasks on problems of moderate to high scope and complexity.
  • Demonstrate good coding principles.
  • Conduct code review for peers.
  • Ensure solutions adhere to published data privacy and cybersecurity principles.
  • Operate with a data-driven mindset.
  • Help translate data and analytics requirements into data solutions based on the approved technical designs.
  • Assist with data analysis activities such as source system analysis, data modeling, data dictionary collection, data profiling, and source-to-target mapping to ensure solutions deliver on business needs.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Work with senior and lead data engineers in the technical design process by contributing in the analysis of data application, data integration, large data storage, or data pipeline requirements.
  • Update data inventories and registries as required to keep metadata and data lineage up-to-date, following agreed Data Governance standards, guidelines, and principles.
  • Carry out unit testing independently.
  • Troubleshoot issues, and fix defects that are of moderate to high complexity.
  • Shadow senior and lead data engineers on design and architecture components, and collaborate with members of the cross-functional team to identify areas of inefficiency and propose solutions.
  • Adhere to published coding standards, guidelines, and best practices and contribute to Data Engineering Playbooks and other data technology blueprints.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree (12+3 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering.
  • Specialization or electives in a Data & Analytics field (e.g. Data Warehousing, Data Science, Business Intelligence) are nice to have.
  • Minimum 2+ years of development, testing, and support experience in analytic applications such as Data Lake and Data Warehouse (preferably using the Big Data stack and Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure).
  • Experience: 2+ years of Data Engineering (Fewer years’ experience will be considered for Master’s degree holders).
  • Strong SQL querying skills are required.
  • Airline industry experience is nice to have.


  • Strong ability to conduct data analysis.
  • Operates with a “You Code It, You Own It” mindset.
  • Demonstrated problem-solver; able to design and document solutions independently.
  • Team player; able to collaborate with others to remove blockers, solve complex design problems, and debug/resolve issues.
  • Self-starter and has a passion for exploring and learning new technologies, especially those in the Enterprise Data & Analytics space.

Key Technologies/Tools:

  • Big Data: Hadoop, Spark, Scala, Hive, H-Base, Sqoop, Oozie, Apache Nifi, Airflow, HDFS, ADLS (Gen 2), Azure Data Factory (ADF), DataBricks, Kafka, Elasticsearch, AVRO / PARQUET file formats.
  • Modelling and Reporting: Snowflake, SQL, Data Vault 2.0, MicroStrategy, Power BI.
  • Cloud Technologies: Microsoft Azure and Cloudera technology stacks.
  • Integration and Messaging: Streaming (e.g. Spark Streaming), SnapLogic, TIBCO, Kafka.
  • CI/CD GIT Bitbucket, Azure DevOps, Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence.
  • Automation: Java, Selenium, AppDynamics, HP Load Runner, Jmeter, Python, Automation Anywhere.

Salary & Benefits:

Join us in Dubai and enjoy an attractive tax-free salary and travel benefits that are exclusive to our industry, including discounts on flights and hotels stays around the world. You can find out more information about our employee benefits in the Working Here section of our website www.emirates.com/careers. Further information on what’s it like to live and work in our cosmopolitan home city, can be found in the Dubai Lifestyle section.

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About Emirates

Emirates Airline, based in Dubai, is a global leader in aviation, known for its exceptional service and state-of-the-art fleet. Since 1985, we've connected passengers to over 150 destinations and continue to innovate for a better flying experience.

Benefits at Emirates

    • Competitive salaries and career development opportunities.
    • Comprehensive health insurance plans.
    • Generous travel benefits and a culturally diverse work environment.