Manager Data & Platform Engineer

Manager Data & Platform Engineer


Abu Dhabi, AE





The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler and utilizes the latest technology to implement and support platforms for analytical use-cases. The selected candidate will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives. Also will be responsible for monitoring analytical systems to ensure that the environments run smoothly.


  • ​​​Evaluate business needs and objectives
  • Identify opportunities for data acquisition
  • Analyze and organize raw data
  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture,  Interpret trends and patterns / Build algorithms and prototypes
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and  ‘big data’ technologies.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics
  • Good working knowledge of different distributed system architecture and various components such as HDFS, Hive, Impala, HBase, Kafka, Flume, and Sqoop.
  • Experience in building, maintaining multiple Hadoop clusters such as Development, Test, Preproduction, Production on premise and on cloud-based environments like Azure, AWS...etc.
  • Experience in Commissioning, Decommissioning, Balancing, and Managing Nodes and tuning server for optimal performance of the cluster. 
  • Experience in Hadoop Cluster capacity planning, performance tuning, cluster Monitoring, Troubleshooting.
  • Designing in distributed streaming tools and technologies and architecture.
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of NoSQL databases like HBase, Cassandra...etc.
  • Performs root cause analysis on failed components and implements corrective measures.
  • Hands-on experience in Automation development using Java/Python and Linux shell scripting.

Education & Experience

  • Candidate with 8+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, who has attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.
  • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures and data sets.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems.
  • Basic understanding of UNIX batch/shell scripting, Database SQL.
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 to bring “Abu Dhabi to the World”. Over the years, we have grown into Etihad Aviation Group, a diversified global aviation and travel company, which is one of the world’s most acclaimed industry brands.

Our airline flies to over 84 destinations with a fleet of over 100 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, serving 18.6 million passengers a year and carrying 682,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The health and safety of our communities—including our employees and our candidates remains our top priority. From a recruiting perspective we are continuing to identify people for roles with Etihad in anticipation we will be able to hire, however the process may take longer because we are using more virtual recruiting techniques, and start dates may be delayed because of guidance from the governments in the countries we operate in. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility, Stay safe and healthy.