Intermediate Data Engineer



South Africa


An exceptional challenge must be met by exceptional people. Every day, we are inspired by the opportunity to collaborate and learn from our talented colleagues. Smart, passionate and driven, we take pride in what we do together, as JUMOnauts.

About this job

At JUMO, we’ve built a smart financial services platform to make finance accessible to everyone.  Our Data engineering team ensures that our intelligent banking platform is able to acquire data from millions of users across globally distributed sources, such as GSM. Beyond ingress, the data is processed and stored in the cloud to support event-driven analytics and machine learning pipelines.

As a JUMO Data Engineer, you will design, build and maintain scalable data architectures.  You will monitor their performance, perform root cause analysis and provide solutions to any issues that might arise. You will work with large, complex data sets, which means experience working with Big Data is essential.  On a typical day, we use Spark, Kafka, Python, SQL, Airflow and AWS technologies, such as Redshift.  We work with Docker and Kubernetes for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.  


You will

  • Be responsible for creating robust, mission critical batch and streaming data processing capabilities
  • Design, implement, and maintain the data pipelines that constitute JUMO's data platform, enabling effective use of data across the organisation
  • Provide feedback on team members' output, encouraging skills development within the team
  • Work closely with Portfolio Managers and Decision Scientists to understand the real world problems we’re trying to solve
  • Mentor juniors with technical leadership
  • Be supported by senior leaders as you drive your own development

You will need

  • BSc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent tertiary degree
  • Real-world understanding & experience of data pipeline design and development, as well as data processing and storage (i.e. experience in designing systems to process and curate large data sets)
  • Experience in streaming technologies, specifically Spark and Kafka
  • Experience with cloud technologies, AWS preferred
  • Solid, proven experience working with big-data technologies such as Apache Spark, Flink, Hadoop, Kafka or Kinesis, Cassandra, DynamoDB, InfluxDB, MongoDB, Presto, Beam
  • Command of productionising and monitoring of data pipeline workflows, and working knowledge of the Data Product Lifecycle
  • Experience in application design and development with at least one of the following languages: Python (preferred), Scala, Java
  • RDBMS experience in any relevant technology such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift and SQL Server.  This includes experience with relational database administration, technical architectures and infrastructure components
  • Understanding of CI/CD practices
  • Productive within a Linux command line environment
  • Proven ability to contribute software as part of a team.  We are looking for someone that can effectively communicate technical concepts, and apply critical thinking under pressure

Bonus if you have

  • Experience working with messaging systems (RabbitMQ, SNS)
  • Experience working with data pipeline orchestration (Airflow, Nifi, Streamsets)
  • Experience working with production BI environments and tools (Tableau, Superset, Looker)

We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too.


You will love

  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment
  • Working for impact
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead
  • A stack of leading-edge technologies

Remote First

We operate a remote first working approach, where working remotely is our default way of working. Our environment is designed to foster innovation and enable collaboration. You have flexibility where to work from (between time zone UTC 0 and UTC +3), as long as you are set up to work remotely and have access to data with a strong and reliable connection as we value online facetime for collaboration at JUMO.

Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we firmly believe that diversity strengthens our teams. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive recruitment process that cultivates an environment where all individuals can be authentic, collaborate, and thrive.

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