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Senior Data Engineer ~ G42 ~ Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates

Full-time · Mid-Senior level


About the job


Looking for an astute, proficient and qualified Senior Data Engineer to assess, analyze and work with data concepts, use-cases & complex new data sources to provide business insights to customers and support the implementation & integration of the data sources into the Presight AI platform.

The opportunity

To play a critical role in the development of high-performance data solutions & information products at Presight

Presight is UAE’s leading Analytics-driven, Cloud first, AI-enabled company with a deep focus on driving digital transformation in the MENACA region to power the next generation of cities, businesses, and industries. When it comes to challenges faced by organizations in the MENACA regions, Presight has in-depth knowledge and expertise. Presight enables public and private sector stakeholders to make analytics-driven, intelligent decisions. Its solutions help steer digital transformation and simplify its customers’ challenges across various industries, including digital governments, national security, national cloud, healthcare, financial sectors, and infrastructure.

Founded in 2020, the company is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Presight has developed transformative products/solutions which enable its customers to gain a stark competitive advantage by integrating AI, deep Analytics and ML in their digital transformation. The team of over +190 staff includes domain specialists, operations experts, data scientists, solution architects, software developers, engineers and data analysts from different countries – all committed to delivering impact.

Presight is an operating company of G42, UAE’s leading AI and Cloud Computing company that champions AI as drivers that power progress, propelled by the combination of exceptional people and technology.


Key responsibilities

  • Solve challenging problems, using python coding skills.
  • Design, build and launch new data extraction, transformation & loading processes in production.
  • Web crawling, data cleaning, data annotation, data ingestion and data processing.
  • Reading and collating complex data sets.
  • Creating and maintaining data pipelines.
  • Continual focus on process improvement to drive efficiency and productivity within the team.
  • Use of Python, SQL, ES, Shell etc. to build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data.
  • Provide insights into key business performance metrics by building analytical tools that utilize the data pipeline.
  • Support the wider business with their data needs on an ad hoc basis.


To qualify, you must have

  • 4+ years of programming experience, solid coding skills in Python, Shell, and Java
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
  • Good corporate capacity, good communication skills.
  • Experience with Web crawling, cleaning.
  • Experience with solution architecture, data ingestion, query optimization, data segregation, ETL, ELT, AWS, EC2, S3, SQS, lambda, Elastic Search, Redshift, CI/CD frameworks and workflows.
  • Working knowledge of data platform concepts – data lake, data warehouse, ETL, big data processing (designing and supporting variety/velocity/volume), real time processing architecture for data platforms, scheduling and monitoring of ETL/ELT jobs
  • PostgreSQL and programming (preferably Java, Python), proficiency in understanding data, entity relationships, structured & unstructured data, SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Knowledge of best practice in optimizing columnar and distributed data processing system and infrastructure
  • Experienced in designing and implementing dimensional modelling
  • Knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques in one or more areas of statistical modelling, text mining and information retrieval.

Ideally, you’ll also need

  • Strong analytical and data visualization skills
  • In-depth market and domain knowledge
  • An innovative and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

What we look for:

If you are a performance-driven, inquisitive mind with the agility to adapt to ambiguity, you will fit right in. You should be eager to explore opportunities to build meaningful collaborations with stakeholders and aspire to create unique customer-centric solutions. Bias for action and a passion to conquer new frontiers in the AI space is at the heart of the G42 community.

What working at G42 offers:

Culture: An open, diverse and inclusive environment with a global vision that encourages personal growth and focuses on ground-breaking, industry-first innovations.

Career: Outstanding learning, development & growth opportunities via structured training programs and innovative, high-tech projects.

Rewards: A competitive remuneration package with a host of perks including healthcare, education support, leave benefits and more.

About G42

G42 is a global leader in creating visionary artificial intelligence for a better tomorrow. Born in Abu Dhabi and operating across the world, G42 champions AI as a powerful force for good. Its people are constantly reimagining what technology can do, applying advanced thinking and innovation to accelerate progress and tackle society’s most pressing problems.

G42 is driving change in the region and beyond, joining forces with nations, corporations and individuals to create the infrastructure for tomorrow’s world. From molecular medicine to space travel and everything in between, G42 realizes exponential possibilities, today.

To confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us.

G42 is the force that gets you further. Join us.