Data Engineer
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 01 June 2019 - Closing Date 30 June 2019

Job Details

Job Description

Description is appointing a Data Engineer situated at our office in Cape Town, developing our major data infrastructure components for both on-prem and cloud hosted services.

You will be working in an agile environment, alongside a young, dynamic, multi-skilled team of Developers, Data Scientists and Product Managers to deliver scalable data solutions.


Job Outputs

  • Contribute to low level solution design workshops with fellow team members during whiteboard sessions
  • Work closely with peers in the business to fully understand the business process and requirements
  • Work closely with other teams when necessary to create software that is cohesive
  • Build and maintain scalable data products
  • Take ownership at all stages of the product development life cycle
  • Deliver well-tested and reviewed solutions



Qualifications and Experience


  • BSc or B-Tech in Computer Science or IT preferred
  • 4+ years development experience working with Python
  • Data skills (SQL, document stores)
  • Large scale ETL (Apache beam or Apache spark)
  • High scale Restful Services
  • Cloud experience (Google Cloud Platform, Azure, or AWS)
  • Git


Bonus skills

  • .NET (Core)
  • Scheduling and Orchestration (Airflow)
  • Containerisation (Kubernetes, Docker)
  • BigQuery
  • Elastic search
  • Redis
  • Exposure to Machine Learning
  • Data Warehousing


Skills and Competencies

  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely manner
  • Ability to monitor your own activities and take corrective action where necessary
  • Ability to constructively help others in the team and by so doing raise team performance
  • Ability to work with others toward shared goals and meeting or exceeding them
  • Ability to easily share ideas
  • Flexible about working with new methodologies and technologies
  • Being pro-active and self-managing


About Us
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division,, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Disclaimer: Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.