Engineering

Data Engineer (Remote)

Remote   |   Full Time

ABOUT GOKADA

Gokada is one of the leading technology startups in Nigeria and has the potential to become one of the most impactful companies in all of Africa. The company operates the leading "superapp" on-demand multi-service platform in Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, and Gokada's services include delivery, ride-hailing, and other verticals. Similar to how more mature international peers such as Gojek, Grab, and Pathao evolved, Gokada is growing rapidly and has attracted a strong roster of local and international VC backers.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a savvy Data Engineer to join our growing team of analytics experts. The hire will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The Data Engineer will support our software developers, database architects, data analysts, and data scientists on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems, and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture,

Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional/non-functional business requirements.

Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.

Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies.

Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency, and other key business performance metrics.

Work with stakeholders including the Executive, Product, Data, and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.

Keep our data separated and secure across national boundaries through multiple data centers and AWS regions.

Create data tools for analytics and data scientist team members to build and optimize our product into an innovative industry leader.

Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems.

 

 

 

MUST HAVE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL), and working familiarity with a variety of databases.

Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures, and data sets.

Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload management.

A successful history of manipulating, processing, and extracting value from large disconnected datasets.

Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.

Strong project management and organizational skills.

Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.

We are looking for a candidate with 5+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, who has attained a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field. They should also have experience using the following software/tools:

Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.

Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres and Cassandra.

Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Apache Nifi, Azkaban, Luigi, Apache Airflow, etc.

Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift

Experience with stream-processing systems: Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.

Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python (Mandatory). Java, C++, Scala are optional.

Fluent in spoken and written English

 

NICE TO HAVE SKILLS

Previous startup experience a plus

Creative mindset.

Passionate about teaching technical skills to others

ML skills

 

 

*NOTE (Optional if based in Lagos)

You'll have to work remotely and communicate with coworkers around the world. Hence,

    - A good internet connection is essential.

    - Timetables may slightly vary depending on the time zones of your teammates.

    - Will have to engage in Video and Audio calls regularly.

 

PERKS

Handsome salary with respect to your geolocation and experience.

Freedom to choose your workplace (as long as the video and audio call quality is satisfactory).

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