Data Engineer – Tygervalley

Full Time

We are looking for a data engineer to develop data pipeline solutions to extract, load and transform various forms of event-level data.  The data engineer will work with structured, semi structured and unstructured data which will be loaded into a data warehouse / data lake via a centralised data pipeline.

This crucial process is the foundation of deriving knowledge from data which helps us build better products and prepares for AI. In this role, you should have a background in building data engineering solutions using scripting languages such as Python, R and Scala.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about data & coding, have the ability to learn new paradigms quickly and look to continuously improve and innovate
  • Be mindful and considerate of the implications of their work, with a deep and sincere care for what they are doing and for the contribution they are making
  • Be proactive and responsive as various stakeholders may rely on you to ask the right questions and raise flags at the right times
  • Be able to prioritize and plan your own individual tasks
  • Building on our coaching culture, you are someone who will not only be willing, but also passionate about assisting colleagues
  • Have sound critical judgement in order to make good decisions, be someone the team can respect, trust, and depend on

Technical skills required

  • Advanced SQL (4-6 years)
  • Data modeling / Data warehouse design (1-2 years)
  • Python (2-4 years) or R (2-4 years)
  • PySpark (1-2 years) or SparkR (1-2 years)
  • Exposure to AWS / Azure / GCP data architecture tools and processes
  • PostgreSQL (1-2 years)
  • MySQL (1-2 years)
  • Linux Server Management and Security (2-4 years)

Bonus skills

  • Ruby (1-2 years)
  • Technical understanding of Hadoop, MapReduce, HIVE, PIG, Kafka
  • Worked on a Hadoop project via EMR / HDInsight / Databricks / Dataproc
  • Demonstrable data visualization skills (Power BI / Tableau / Qlikview)


  • BSc or BTech majoring in Computer Science will be advantageous, however your ability to demonstrate your in-depth understanding of the web technologies and sound software engineering practices will trump a formal qualification.

Salary to be discussed + benefits + flexibility!

Only SA citizens based in Cape Town need apply.