Data Engineer

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Reference: 10729R/AB/23052019

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 Infrastructure Systems:  Overall maintenance of systems and after hours support (pager duty) on a rotational basis

  • Implement enhancements across all Data Infrastructure Systems

  • Perform research and make recommendations on Data Infrastructure Systems

  • Provide guidance to Data Engineers and 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

What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space

  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development

  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance

  • A huge support system

  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee

Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.


GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid

  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen

  • Free gym

  • Generous paid leave policies

  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually

  • Continuous professional development through our Sales Training Academy

  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista

  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad

About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.

2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit