NEXT Digital: Big Data Developer

Date: 08-Sep-2022



Singtel Group

About NCS
NCS is a leading technology services firm with presence in Asia Pacific and partners with governments and enterprises to advance communities through technology. Combining the experience and expertise of its 10,000-strong team across 49 specialisations, NCS provides differentiated and end-to-end technology services to clients with its NEXT capabilities in digital, cloud and platform as well as core offerings in application, infrastructure, engineering and cyber security. NCS also believes in building a strong partner eco-system with leading technology players, research institutions and start-ups to support open innovation and co-creation. For more information, visit ncs.co.


What is the opportunity?
NCS is looking for a big data engineer to design and implement the storage and data flow solution for Big Data platforms. This includes the setup of a Big Data platform, development of related data integration and management processes and ensuring that the platform can handle the velocity, volume and variety of large volumes of structured and unstructured data. 
The big data engineer will work closely with the business users, project managers, technical teams like data centre engineers, network infrastructure teams and source system data owners to commission the platform and automate data acquisition and cleansing, to sustain analytics and AI initiatives. 
The role requires the ability to translate business and technical requirements into data interfaces, data transformation jobs and design data models that powers data lake solutions and support AI/ML initiatives. To support this, you may also need to establish data management processes such as data security, privacy classification and advise our clients on the collection, storage and consumption of information in their organisations.


What will you do?
•    Plan, design and setup Big Data platforms in customer data centres or on the cloud
•    Design and implement relevant data models in Big Data and NoSQL platforms 
•    Build data pipelines to bring information from source systems, harmonise and cleanse data to support analytics initiatives for core business metrics and performance trends
•    Work closely with project manager and technical leads to provide regular status reporting and support them to refine issues/problem statements and propose/evaluate relevant analytics solutions
•    Bring your experience and ideas to effective and innovative engineering, design and strategy
•    Work in interdisciplinary teams that combine technical, business and data science competencies that deliver work in waterfall or agile software development lifecycle methodologies
•    The range of accountability, responsibility and autonomy will depend on your experience and seniority, including:
o    Contributing to our internal networks and special interest groups
o    Mentoring to upskill peers and juniors


The ideal candidate should be / possess: 
•    Possess good communications skills to understand our customers’ core business objectives and build end-to-end data centric solutions to address them
•    Good critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
•    Prior experience building large scale enterprise data pipelines using commercial and/or open source Big Data platforms from vendors such as Hortonworks/Cloudera, MapR, for Hadoop based platforms or NoSQL platforms such as Cassandra, HBase, DataStax, Couchbase, Elastic Search, Neo4j etc
•    Strong knowledge of data manipulation languages such as Spark, Scala, Impala, Hive SQL, Apache Nifi necessary to build and maintain complex queries, streaming and real-time data pipelines
•    Good appreciation and operational experience of Big Data administrative tools and skillsets eg: Linux shells, Apache Ambari, YARN, Ranger to build scalable and resilient data platforms
•    Data modelling and architecting skills including strong foundation in data warehousing concepts, data normalisation, and dimensional data modelling such as OLAP
•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer science or equivalent

•    Experience with other aspects of data management such as data governance, metadata management, archival, data lifecycle management
•    Large scale data loading experience moving enterprise or operational data from source systems to new applications or data analytics solutions
•    Experience in leveraging on cloud-based data analytics platform such as:
o    AWS serverless architecture in Lambda on AWS DynamoDB, EMR
o    Azure Data Lake, HDInsight
o    GCP BigQuery/BigTable, Cloud Dataprep/Dataflow/Dataproc



If you would like to be part of the winning team that does great work, apply today!


To All Agencies:
Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Singtel Group and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid

About Singtel

Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel has 140 years of operating experience and played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub. Optus, our subsidiary in Australia, is a leader in integrated telecommunications, constantly raising the bar in innovative products and services.

We are also strategically invested in leading companies in Asia and Africa, including Bharti Airtel (India, South Asia and Africa), Telkomsel (Indonesia), Globe Telecom (the Philippines) and Advanced Info Service (Thailand). We work closely with our associates, leveraging our scale in networks, customer reach and extensive operational experience to lead and shape the communications industry.

Together, the Group serves over 700 million mobile customers around world. Singtel is one of the largest listed Singapore companies on the Singapore Exchange by market capitalisation.

The Group has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, and employs more than 23,000 staff worldwide.