Hi, my name is Elise. I have been a Data engineer at Societe Generale for two and a half years.
As a Data Engineer, I work with data architects and data scientists, in different teams and on different projects. Our aim is to respond to the big data needs which Societe Generale’s businesses may have. We are working on data collection, data processing, and making this data available, always with the goal of creating big data architectures that meet the challenges of data size, speed and volume.
What I really like about my job as a Data engineer is that we work with really innovative technologies. Things are always moving. We need to keep an eye on the latest technology.
It's very interesting. We are given the resources to do this. For example, I’m going to Flink Forward very soon. I've been to Spark Summit several times in the past. I have travelled with my team to different parts of Europe to meet other people who do the same things as we do and who also have a lot to teach us.
Every day, the environment we are in really allows us to work in an agile manner. It's very flexible. You can sit between teams in a room working on pair programming. It's really fun. On a daily basis, at the moment, I am working on quite a few projects. Specifically, I’ve been assigned to work on batch projects with Spark and Scala. For example, data anonymization to respond to GDPR issues. I'm working more on streaming projects with technology like Kafka Streams and Flink to show that we can use streaming for certain use cases at Societe Generale and bring real value.
If I had to convince someone to join us, I would say that they have the opportunity to have a real technical career. You don't have to become a manager. You can be supported to become an expert and influence the Group's decisions. That's really appealing.
If you want to become a data expert, join us.