Junior Software Engineer

Recruiter: Jumo World
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTING
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTING
Nairobi

Job Description

Our environment is designed to foster innovation and enable collaboration, working from one of our Data Hubs in South Africa or Kenya. We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working. We have co-working spaces available in Cape Town and Nairobi for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work out of an office. 

If you join us, you’ll

  • Design, implement, and maintain the data pipelines that constitute JUMO’s data platform, enabling effective use of data across the organisation
  • Providing feedback on team members’ output, encouraging skills development within the team
  • Be responsible for creating robust, mission critical batch and streaming data processing capabilities
  • Work closely with Portfolio Managers and Data 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

What you’ll need

  • BSc. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent tertiary degree
  • Real-world understanding of data processing and storage
  • 2+ years experience with Data pipeline design and development experience
  • 2+ years experience in processing of data with big-data technologies such as Cassandra, DynamoDB, InfluxDB, MongoDB, Presto, Apache Spark, Hadoop, Beam, Flink, Kafka or Kinesis
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of the Data product lifecycle
  • Command of productionising and monitoring of data pipeline workflows
  • Experience with relational database administration, technical architectures and infrastructure components 
  • Understanding of CI/CD practices
  • Productive within a Linux command line environment
  • Experience designing systems to process and curating large data sets
  • Proven ability to contribute software as part of a team
  • Effective communication of technical concepts
  • 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. 

Things you’ll love

  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people
  • 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 
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