Data Engineer

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Reference: 10729-10/15/2019

Do you enjoy solving business related problems?

Are you passionate about data?

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Summary of Job:

This role will be responsible for implementing and maintaining Data Infrastructure Systems within 2U Short Courses. These systems include Master Data Management Systems, Data Virtualization Systems, Data Visualization Systems and Data Warehousing. The candidate should be an experienced data professional and will provide guidance to Junior Data Engineers. The candidate should be driven and keen to learn new things.

Key Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain all Data Systems 
    • Overall maintenance of systems
    • After hours support (Dogwatch) on a rotational basis
  • Analyze requirements defined by business stakeholders in order to action point 3.
  • Implement enhancements and new features across the following Data Systems:
    • Enterprise Data Warehouse
    • Reporting Infrastructure
    • ETL Landscape
    • Data Virtualization Platform
    • Master Data Management
  • Perform research (Innovate) and make possible recommendations on the following Data Systems:
    • Enterprise Data Warehouse
    • Reporting Infrastructure
    • ETL Landscape
    • Data Virtualization Platform
    • Master Data Management
  • Upskill across all of the technologies at 2U Cape Town.
  • Ensure Data Quality and Data Governance is in place across the whole Data Infrastructure.
  • Improve and help streamline processes within the Data Systems team based on guidance from Senior Data Engineer.
  • Provide guidance to Junior Data Engineers.
  • Adhere to internal Agile methodology.

Education and Experience:

  • 4+ years experience in the Data industry
  • Specific qualifications or technical skills
    • A degree in Computer Science/Information Systems/Engineering preferred
    • Be proficient in SQL to then implement where needed in both the Data Virtualization and Data Warehousing systems
    • PostgreSQL / MS SQL / MySQL / Python / R / Redshift experience
    • Experience in database design and database management
    • Experience in data analysis and business intelligence
    • A sound understanding of data management principles including data quality assurance and data governance
    • Experience in source code and version control systems
    • Experience in master data management and the implementation and maintenance thereof
    • Experience in the shipment of data using various methods such as ETL etc.
    • Experience in the implementation of data visualisation systems/technologies
    • Experience in AWS environments
  • Additional required skills
    • Clear and concise communication skills
    • A desire to get things done in a fast paced environment
    • Experience in working in an Agile environment
    • Understand and be able to solve business related problems
    • Experience in managing technical resources

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor–it’s our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit #NoBackRow

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U Cape Town offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with coffee from our in-house barista. We have other in-house perks like subsidised healthy meals, a gym with free yoga sessions and social events all year round. We celebrate special milestones like birthdays and workaversaries, truly showing that #RelationshipsMatter. 


2U Cape Town offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • 2 complimentary Getsmarter short courses per year
  • Subsidised medical aid with Discovery
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Generous leave policy including time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay.