What degree did you study at university?

BCom MIS (Management Information Systems) Degree at the University of Zululand

BComHons Operations Research

What is your role at Capitec?

Data Engineer

Why did you choose this career?

I have always wanted to work in a space where I can breathe life into architectural plans and that is what a data engineer does. I take the vision and execute it.

What does your typical day entail?

Executing tasks that ensure that the business has the right set of data in their disposal, so that they can carry out their day-to-day tasks. We do this by Extracting, Transforming and Loading the data, also known as the ETL process.

What are the highlights and challenges of your role?

The highlight of my role is seeing a project I worked on making a difference in the company.

The challenge in my role is that every new project I work on is different from the next and I need to try my best to ensure that I thoroughly understand what is needed by business before I work on it. Sometimes this can be challenging, but it is also the reason why I enjoy my job.

How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your field of work?

I am always willing to learn and better my skills. I do this by reading articles and signing up for online short courses.

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

I enjoy jogging, playing board / online games that allow me use my brain, e.g. Chess, crosswords, Sudoku, etc., and I enjoy reading.