Takealot Engineering Director (Data) - Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Engineering Director (Data) - Jobs in South Africa


  • takealot.com, is looking for a highly talented Engineering Director (Data) to join our Senior Technical Leadership Team in Cape Town.

  • We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.

  • We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

    Your responsibilities will include

  • Serve as the senior engineering leader responsible and accountable for directing and implementing the strategic vision and value of company data, its role as a competitive business asset and a revenue driver.

  • Establish vision and data strategy for organization data initiatives.

  • Managing multiple engineering teams focused on data platform, data engineering, and analytics

  • Drive discussions and decisions with leadership and data owners across the organization regarding ways to better integrate, manage, optimize and capitalize data as an asset across the organization (including external data sources).

  • Designing an architecture that allows the business to capitalize on its data as a strategic asset.

  • Designing and iterating on architecture for the data platform with a long-term view on supporting business objectives.

  • Document, classify and manage data sources and business data entities used across the business, ensuring data is easily discoverable.

  • Helping stakeholders (business intelligence, data scientists, machine learning, etc.) capture and integrate with the data they need to achieve business objectives

  • Responsible and accountable for the accuracy of data, management of data cleanliness, as well as the integration of data into a "single source of truth".

  • Operations, availability, security, scalability, and efficiency of the data platform

  • Design, architecture, and implementation of ETL pipelines

  • Establish data standards, and drive compliance, to ensure integrity and quality of data

    To achieve this, we’re looking for someone who

  • Has a strong understanding of both the technical aspects of data as well as business needs.

  • Ability to bridge the gap between business and technology with respect to data

  • Has an analytical mind with a passion for answering hard questions using data driven approaches

  • Has an exceptional ability to drive change, influence and motivate others both
    at the team and executive level

  • Has experience managing effective teams, and can deliver projects from start to finish

  • Can break down complex problems and find simple solutions leveraging past experience and/or using industry and internal best practices

  • Has relevant domain experience such as software engineering, databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, data analytics, data science, or machine learning

    We would also like to see at least one of the following in the candidate

  • Experience architecting and engineering ETL pipelines

  • Experience architecting and operationalizing data platforms

  • Experience sourcing, enriching, processing, and analyzing data

    Experience and Qualifications

  • A Degree in the related fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or Mathematics

  • Experience building a data platform

  • 10+ years domain experience

  • 5+ years management experience

    The Environment

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.

  • We are short on ego and high on output.

  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.

  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

    We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who

  • is forthright but respectful

  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute

  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions

  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours

  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience

  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster

  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input

  • is curious and challenge the status quo

  • is innovative and enjoys iteration

  • is collaborative

  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.

  • thinks like an owner of the business.

  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Engineering Director (Data) - Jobs in South Africa

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