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  • Posted: Jun 14, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Takealot.com 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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    BI Analytics Engineer

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

    • Work closely with stakeholders and BI Analysts to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions.
    • Responsible for the full life-cycle development, implementation, production support, and performance tuning of the Enterprise Data Warehouse, Data Marts, and Business Intelligence Reporting environments.
    • Design and implement reporting and analytical solutions.
    • Analyses business and functional requirements and translates these requirements into robust, scalable, operable solutions.
    • Help to migrate the old QlikView and QlikSense models to our new Event-Driven Kappa architecture built on BigQuery, DataForm and Looker.
    • Ensuring that the data pipelines and general support infrastructure continue to run and operate in the most efficient manner.
    • Provide operational support, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
    • Automating data extraction and report update processes.
    • Data validation and integrity testing.
    • Data cleansing and multidimensional data modelling.
    • Optimisation of data models.

     

    The skills we need:

    • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Proven track record of delivering high-quality work, in a fast-paced environment
    • Focus on getting the job done, but have fun doing so
    • Taking ownership and displaying accountability in the work required of you
    • Have an interest in e-commerce, building a brand and business
    • Customer-centric

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics field or equivalent experience
    • 4 - 6 years related experience
    • 1 - 2 years of Python coding experience
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience using a BI reporting tool (e.g. QlikView, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Looker, etc.)
    • Minimum 2 years SQL experience
    • A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures and algorithms
    • A solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, including Linux and operating systems, networking
    • Experience using Looker, BigQuery and Dataform is advantageous
    • OLAP and multidimensional cube design experience
    • Have experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)
    • Have experience with Google Cloud, or another cloud provider (architecture, operations)
    • High proficiency in working with large data sets and business models
    • Experience with Domain Driven Design (DDD) is advantageous
    • Experience working in Scrum and Sprint Agile methodologies is advantageous
    • Retail or e-commerce industry experience beneficial

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    Data Engineer (Python)

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

    • 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

    The skills we need:

    • 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:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering and a minimum of 3 years experience in a software/technology environment is required.
    • In the event that a candidate does not have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Diploma (in Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering), an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 6 years experience in a software/technology environment.
    • 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.).

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    Data & DevOps (DataOps) Engineer

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

    • Terraform to manage Cloud Infrastructure, Chef to manage virtual servers
    • Building and deploying systems for metrics, monitoring, and logging
    • Operations for Kafka, Kubernetes, and more
    • CI/CD Build Systems to ensure our teams can deploy frequently and safely
    • Code management and review
    • Hardening servers, and building security into the platform
    • Developing automation so we can focus on the hard problems
    • Implementing features, technology, and processes that move us towards industry best practices, improving on scalability, efficiency, reliability, and security
    • Responding to incidents and requests

    The skills we need

    • Is passionate about technology, enjoys keeping up to date with the industry
    • Always learning
    • Is a team player that can function as an individual
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Shows solid reasoning and decision making
    • Has a deep understanding of database engines
    • Confident in his/her ability and skills

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering and a minimum of 3 years of DataOps experience in a software/technology environment is required.
    • In the event that a candidate does not have a bachelor’s degree or an advanced diploma (in Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering), an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 6 years of DataOps experience in a software/technology environment.
    • An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking
    • Solid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms
    • Can write code (preferably in Python)
    • Experience with open source relational database systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
    • Practical experience working with other database systems like BigQuery, Redis and ElasticSearch will be beneficial
    • Has experience with Kafka, PubSub, or other event-based systems
    • Has experience with Google Cloud, or another cloud provider (architecture, operations)
    • Understands cost and implications of scaling
    • Has experience managing Kubernetes Clusters (certificates, users, kubeadm, kubectl etc.)
    • Understands networking deeply (tcp/ip, calico/weave, vlans, tcpdump, routing etc.)
    • Understands Linux deeply (kernel tuning, proc filesystem, cgroups, os scheduling, etc.)
    • Has experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)
    • Has a reasonable understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP)
    • Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Storage, Security)
    • Has experience with at least one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
    • Has experience managing production systems

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    Product Manager

    Your responsibilities will include:

    • Build the overall vision for the order fulfillment aspects of the Checkout portfolio on all Takealot shopping platforms (web and apps).
    • Drive execution of a multi-year roadmap that prioritizes a mix of key strategic business initiatives and user experience improvements.
    • Lead the migration of business logic from other parts of the organization into Checkout empowering the team to create greater impact in the future.
    • Facilitate project planning sessions and lead projects through the lifecycle to achieve the stated business objectives.
    • Manage relationships with stakeholders, related to a specific vertical / roadmap, including obtaining stakeholder buy-in for requirements and relevant project status communications
    • Work hand-in-hand with a team of dedicated engineers and designers, aiming to deliver projects reliably against projected roadmap timelines (set and communicated to stakeholders on a quarterly basis).
    • Be responsible for defining and reporting on the success metrics of the projects on the Checkout Fulfillment roadmap.
    • Move the needle of the team’s “North Star” metric through consistent execution of projects.

    Attributes required:

    • Highly-organized and enjoy driving complex projects through to completion.
    • Have customer-centricity at the forefront of all conversations and decisions.
    • Able to distill technical subjects into their fundamental concepts that can facilitate the effective exchange of ideas between business stakeholders and software development teams.
    • Have strong commercial acumen for the factors that drive business success in a fast-paced e-commerce environment
    • Comfortable with data deep-diving, individually and collaboratively, in order to generate product-level insights.
    • Be proactive in exploring your problem space and surroundings, in support of your team's product vision and roadmap.
    • Be highly accountable when it comes to meeting deadlines and driving projects.

    Qualifications and experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field with at least 5 years of product management experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities)
    • If the degree/diploma qualification requirement isn’t met, at least 8 years of product management experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities)
    • Experience executing cross-functional projects, preferably in high-traffic digital environments.
    • Experience with a version of scrum/agile for project execution
    • Prior experience in ecommerce and/or Supply Chain would be highly preferred

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