Chief Data Systems

Phaki Personnel Management Services

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The role of Chief Data Systems is to design, develop, implement and manage a high performance computing
environment and data management system aligned with global standards for Earth observation data that enables
the storage, processing, discovery, dissemination, archiving and curation of satellite data and derived information
products acquired and developed by the company.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer
  • Systems or related qualification
  • 10 years as a Senior Systems Engineer, Software Engineer or similar
  • experience,+ 5 as head of technical systems team (management position)
  • Experience in agile systems and
  • scrum will be an added advantage

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Design and Implement an Earth observation Data Systems Strategy;
• Design and Manage a high-performance Earth observation Data Centre;
• Data Management;
• Operationalisation and Performance of Data Systems;
• Risk Management and Compliance;
• People Management.
Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and
citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection
process. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will design and implement a high performance
computing environment and data management system aligned with global standards for Earth observation
data that enables the storage, processing, discovery and access, archiving and curation of satellite data and
derived information products acquired and developed by SANSA.
The ideal candidate will have: • Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer
Systems or related qualification • 10 years as a Senior Systems Engineer, Software Engineer or similar
experience • + 5 as head of technical systems team (management position) • Experience in agile systems and
scrum will be an added advantage
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Design and Implement an Earth observation Data Systems Strategy;
• Design and Manage a high-performance Earth observation Data Centre;
• Data Management;
• Operationalisation and Performance of Data Systems;
• Risk Management and Compliance;
• People Management.

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and
citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection
process. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will design and implement a high performance
computing environment and data management system aligned with global standards for Earth observation
data that enables the storage, processing, discovery and access, archiving and curation of satellite data and
derived information products acquired and developed by the company.



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