Data Engineer

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

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Why is now a good time to join OfferZen?

Over the last 5 years, OfferZen has managed to make a large dent in the South African tech recruitment space – and we're speeding up. Our team has exploded from 4 to 90+. We're looking to add more smart people who want to contribute meaningfully. We are transparent with our numbers and strategy and have weekly learning sessions where someone in the company presents something they do.

OfferZen was founded by Philip and Malan Joubert, along with other successful tech startups like SnapScan, JourneyApp and Luno.

Our mission is to improve the experience of finding work for people involved in making software, from developers to designers and data scientists. OfferZen does that by flipping the traditional recruitment model on its head and getting companies to reach out to candidates with upfront offers.

The opportunity

At OfferZen, our ability to use data is core to improving processes, identifying new opportunities and guiding decision-making across the organisation as we continue to scale our operation geographically and in head count. As a Data Engineer, you will help establish high quality and sustainable data processing systems for ingestion, processing and the availability of production data and machine learning models to analysts, data scientists and the broader organisation.

What you'll do

As a Data Engineer, your responsibilities include:

  • Designing, implementing and supporting custom data ingestion pipelines and configuring off-the-shelf data integrations where necessary.
  • Ensuring accurate data is available for consumption by Analysts and Data Scientists.
  • Data quality and governance across our whole data infrastructure.
  • Share knowledge that equips Analysts and Data Scientists to leverage the data platform to transform data themselves.
  • Code reviews within the data team to ensure good code quality and test coverage.
  • Ensuring that our data pipelines and warehouse are performant, scalable and available.

What you'll need

  • BEng or BSc CS degree, or equivalent working experience
  • 2+ years experience in data engineering or analytics
  • You have worked alongside Data Scientists and Analysts and enjoyed it
  • You care about efficiency and enjoy structure
  • You're a team player and an excellent problem solver.

What it's like to work here:

We love to do fun stuff together: including 6-monthly offsite sleep-over events, and monthly experiences like games nights, or even Sumo wrestling events! There's a running club, a hiking club, a book club, two D&D campaigns... And now we're remote we're experimenting with online games, and online escape rooms.

We're dedicated to authenticity: We treat people as people, caring personally and speaking openly. We foster low-ego behaviour - we own our mistakes as well as our victories. We're never about blame. We're always about honesty, learning and continuous improvement. We ensure lots of transparency and visibility. From OKRs and strategy to analytics and company performance numbers, it's all available for you to see and understand.

We're passionate about learning and levelling up: Everyone at OfferZen strives for a growth mindset. We read books, listen to podcasts, share expertise obsessively, then take on hard challenges with smart guidance and support. When things go wrong, we look for the learning and how to improve.

We're good at remote: We have office space in Cape Town and Amsterdam but we're working remotely a lot of the time. For this role, we need someone located in South Africa. It's more fun to be near our Cape Town hub office, but we have all the tooling and processes to operate very effectively remotely. You also get to enjoy 20 days of leave a year.

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