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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • is the leading ecommerce retailer in South Africa and one of the largest, most innovative ecommerce retailers on the African continent. Our mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, built around the simple concept that the customer comes first. All of our focus is dedicated to improving the customer ...
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    Data Engineer

    This position reports to the Data Systems Director

    Your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Designing, developing, testing, and maintaining data architectures.

    • Preparing data for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive modeling

    • Automating repetitive tasks and manual processes related with the data usage

    • Optimizing data delivery

    • Designing, developing, and testing large stream data pipelines to ingest, aggregate, clean, and distribute data models ready for analysis

    • Ensuring the highest standard in data integrity

    • Leveraging best practices in continuous integration and delivery

    • Collaborating with other engineers, ML experts, analysts, and stakeholders to produce the most efficient and valuable solutions

    • Contributing to our data democratisation and literacy vision by making accessible and easy-to-use data products and tools

    • Implementing features, technology, and processes that move us towards industry best practices, improving on scalability, efficiency, reliability, and security

    • Operations and ownership of systems in production, responding to incidents

    Attributes required:

    • Works well with people and is passionate about helping people be their best

    • Is a team player, an active listener, mentor, and able to communicate well

    • Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure

    • Is passionate about technology, systems and data

    • Is curious, always learning, and keeping up to date with the industry

    • Has a deep understanding of data pipelining, streaming, and Big Data technologies, methods, patterns, and techniques.

    • Has a solid grasp on data modeling, schema design, data warehouse, and data lake design and implementation

    • Can troubleshoot complex database operations and performance issues

    • Can automate tasks using shell scripting or writing small applications

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience 

    • 3 years relevant industry experience 

    • Experience with open source relational database systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)

    • Significant technical experience and a proven track record of data modeling and schema design

    • A thorough understanding of database and data warehousing principles (e.g. OLAP, Data Marts, Star Schema, Snowflake, etc.)

    • Write code (we use Java and Python)

    • Familiar with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Travis, Circle CI, etc.

    • Experience with Kafka, PubSub, or other event-based systems

    • Experience with stream data pipeline frameworks or solutions such as Apache Flink, Apache Beam, Storm, Databricks, etc.

    • Experience with data warehousing, data lakes, lambda/kappa architectures 

    • Experience working in cloud environments and with containerisation frameworks, tools and platforms (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, GKE, etc.).

    The Environment:

    • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

    • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.

    • We are short on ego and high on output.

    • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.

    • We love what we do and what we are creating.

    We seek to employ an Extraordinary Mind who:

    • is forthright but respectful

    • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute

    • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions

    • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours

    • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience

    • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster

    • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input

    • is curious and challenge the status quo

    • is innovative and enjoys iteration

    • is collaborative

    • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for

    • thinks like an owner of the business.


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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