Big data engineer - Jumia (Full Time)

About Jumia

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. Our marketplace is supported by our proprietary logistics business, Jumia Logistics, and our digital payment and fintech platform, JumiaPay. Jumia Logistics enables the seamless delivery of millions of packages while JumiaPay facilitates online payments and the distribution of a broad range of digital and financial services.

 

We are fueled by the belief that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa, for the better. We built Jumia to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.

 

Jumia counts over 5,000 people across more than 10 countries, a diverse group of talent with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, driven by a common ambition to help build the digital future of Africa.

 

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Jumia steps in. We are currently looking for talented people with a passion for emerging markets and Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey.

What you will be doing:

  • Contribute to the design and construction of the company data lake

  • Collect, store, process, and support the analysis of huge sets of data, both structured and unstructured

  • Choosing optimal solutions to use in big data use cases, then maintain, implement, monitor and integrate them with the data and IT architecture used across the company

  • Build and teach the company about big data technologies, participate actively in the journey setup, from the discovery phase until the corporate data-centric transformation

  • Build solutions with key concepts: security and privacy by design

 

What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of the Linux operation system (OS, networking, process level)

  • Understanding of Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Hbase, Spark, Kafka, Flume, Hive, etc)

  • Understanding of one or more object-oriented programming languages (Java, C++, C#, Python)

  • Fluent in at least one scripting language (Shell, Python, Ruby, etc.

  • Experience with Cassandra, MongoDB or equivalent NoSQL databases

  • Experience developing in an Agile environment

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s / PhD degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Nice to have: Experience in designing big data/distributed systems

  • Nice to have: Experience creating and driving large scale ETL pipelines

  • Nice to have: Past experience in logistics optimization

     

We offer you a career with

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment

  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world

  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures.