Tiko - Data Engineering Team Lead


Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, ETL, Python, SQL

Tiko is currently hiring a Data Engineering Team Lead
Tiko (previously known as Triggerise) believes in a world where all youth have the power to choose where, when, and how they meet their sexual reproductive health needs. Their digital platform delivers scalable and verifiable sexual reproductive health services for young people in 5 main markets in Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, and Burkina Faso. They work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage their users to access and use sexual and reproductive health services. They also support their users in becoming micro-entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.
Tiko has offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Portugal. Globally, their team consists of 160 enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from their biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, their people are young and their culture is global and dynamic. Their work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. 
About the role: The Data Engineering Team Lead role encompasses leading the data team and utilizing software tools to transform and analyze data, as well as interpreting historical data. A significant aspect of the role is developing and maintaining features in their data warehouse and other platforms to ensure data availability throughout the organization.
  • Coordinate the work of the data team and actively participate in cross-team projects.
  • Ensure data is readily available from multiple sources.
  • Analyze data and identify trends using developed and maintained tools.
  • Contribute to donor reporting efforts.
About you: Data comes naturally to you, and you understand its significance and the optimal ways to leverage it. You have a keen eye for detail and the skills to design and develop tools that enhance data utilization. Your people management skills are outstanding, and you enjoy leading a team while collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • 5+ years of experience working with complex data sets and expertise in data and tools.
  • At least 3 years of experience in leading a data engineering team is required.
  • Extensive software development experience, including expertise in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in handling large volumes of data efficiently.
  • Experience with technologies such as Apache Spark, Hadoop, or Apache Kafka.
  • Familiarity with data modeling, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes, and data warehousing concepts.
  • Advanced working knowledge of SQL and experience with relational databases. 
  • Machine learning knowledge or experience would be a bonus.  
What they offer: 
  • Great secondary benefits.
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you're good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as they grow, to leave your mark on how Tiko does things.
  • A vision that they trust that you will do your job without them having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.
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