Backend Engineering - Data

  • Provide proactive technology solutioning support in the analysis, design, planning, and governance of programmes, projects and change initiatives.
  • Produce high quality deliverables by selecting and applying appropriate methods and standards in order to: a. Develop solution recommendations. b. Apply knowledge of technology options and c. Survey market landscape for solution insights, direction, and vendors, as required.
  • Assists other software engineers, analysts, and designers in conceptualizing and developing new software programs and applications.
  • Provide input into project and resource plans and support business case production.
  • Oversee solution development and act as the bridge between the business and
  • Technology development and support functions. Ensure the technologies developed and deployed are fit for purpose and meet the business requirements.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement for the Press to benefit from the strategic application of technology.
  • Define, communicate, lead and role model the required cultural and behavioural change


  • Broad understanding of the Enterprise Architecture and technology landscape.
  • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics.
  • Solution architecture development in a complex geographical / functional matrix organization.
  • Communicating and inspiring confidence at a project level with both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management.
  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts and information.
  • Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts – relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database and ORMs/ODMs using MySQL & MongoDB
  • Deep expertise in one or more programming language Java, PhP, Node JS, GoLang.
  • Deep expertise in cloud ready application development methods.
  • Deep understanding of messaging queue, Kafka, RabbitMq, Spark and other apache product families.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant training in Computer Science or related field.
  • Working knowledge of software engineering collaboration tools.
  • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance.
  • >2 yrs experience required.
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