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Data Engineer

NEOM Neom, Saudi Arabia Posted: 23 May 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Office Only


  • Experience: Entry Level
  • English: Professional


About the job:

As a Data Engineer at NEOM EC-12, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing our data strategy. This strategic position is crucial for transforming raw data into meaningful insights, contributing to informed decision-making across various stakeholders. If you are passionate about leveraging data to drive positive educational outcomes, this role offers a unique opportunity to lead the development of a robust data infrastructure.

Key Accountabilities & Activities:

Data Strategy Development:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to assess existing data infrastructure and contribute to the development of a comprehensive data strategy aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Create a roadmap for implementing the data strategy, outlining key milestones and timelines for achieving strategic goals.
  • Explore emerging technologies and trends in data engineering to propose innovative solutions that enhance the organization's data capabilities.
  • Anticipate future data needs and design scalable data solutions to adapt to evolving organizational requirements.
  • Ensure alignment of the data strategy with broader business goals and objectives.

Dashboard Creation:

  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand reporting and visualization requirements.
  • Design and implement data models supporting the creation of interactive and insightful dashboards.
  • Utilize visualization tools like Tableau, Power BI, or equivalent for creating visually appealing and user-friendly dashboards.
  • Optimize queries and data retrieval processes to ensure real-time or near-real-time insights.
  • Provide training and documentation to end-users on effective usage and interpretation of dashboard information.

Data Integration and Management:

  • Design, implement, and maintain Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes for efficient data integration from various sources.
  • Implement data quality processes to ensure accuracy and reliability of integrated data.
  • Develop strategies for managing master data to ensure consistency across the organization.
  • Implement solutions for real-time data processing and streaming as required by the business.
  • Conduct rigorous testing of integrated data to identify and resolve any issues related to data integrity.

Database Architecture:

  • Design and implement database structures aligned with performance, scalability, and business requirements.
  • Implement effective indexing strategies to optimize database query performance.
  • Apply normalization and denormalization techniques based on the specific needs of the data.
  • Develop and implement robust backup and recovery plans to safeguard data against loss or corruption.
  • Implement security measures to protect sensitive data, including access controls, encryption, and auditing.

Collaboration with stakeholders:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their data requirements for analytical purposes.
  • Assist stakeholders in exploring and understanding available data sources, ensuring access to relevant information.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to optimize SQL queries and provide guidance on efficient data retrieval techniques.
  • Collaborate in interpreting data results, providing insights, and helping stakeholders derive meaningful conclusions.
  • Establish a continuous feedback loop with stakeholders to refine and enhance data solutions based on evolving needs.

Data Governance and Quality:

  • Contribute to the development and enforcement of data governance policies and standards.
  • Establish processes and tools for ongoing monitoring of data quality, initiating corrective actions when necessary.
  • Ensure data practices adhere to regulatory requirements and industry standards related to data governance.
  • Conduct training sessions and communicate data governance principles to stakeholders to foster a culture of data quality and compliance.

Cloud-Based Solutions:

  • Design and implement data solutions leveraging cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Utilize cloud scalability features to accommodate growing data volumes and processing demands.
  • Implement cost-effective solutions in the cloud by optimizing resource utilization and leveraging serverless or managed services.
  • Implement robust security measures in the cloud, including encryption, access controls, and monitoring.

Training and Documentation:

  • Provide training to end-users on data tools, dashboards, and reporting systems.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for data engineering processes.

Security and Compliance:

  • Implement robust security measures to protect sensitive data.
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy regulations and standards.

Background, Skills & Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as a Data Engineer or in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, and other relevant programming languages.
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI).
  • Familiarity with cloud-based data solutions and services.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.


  • Internal: Educational Technology Manager, Tech Services and System Administrator, Tech Integrators, Specialists, Senior Leadership Team, Project Managers
  • External: Not specified
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About NEOM

NEOM is a bold vision for the future, aiming to redefine livability, business, and conservation. As a global hub, it is set to become a community powered by diversity and talent across 14 key sectors. With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and economic diversification, NEOM is building a new economic model for the world.

Benefits at NEOM

    • Access to cutting-edge projects and technologies in a diverse and talented international workforce.
    • A community-driven environment prioritizing wellness and sustainability, with recreational activities and natural landscapes.
    • Opportunity to contribute to global challenges and be part of a visionary project aiming to make the world a better place.