Join Opareta as a Data Engineer

Data Engineer

At Opareta, we are rethinking how mobile money agent networks operate by building digital infrastructure and tools for agents and the companies that rely on them. Our platform is designed to help mobile money agents digitize their operations, access data insights, and gain access to working capital and other products to grow their businesses sustainably.

We are looking for a data engineer to join our growing data team, working closely with the Head of Data and collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive data-driven decision-making. “Users First” is the cornerstone of our operating principles at Opareta, and in this role, you will make sure our customers can always rely on up-to-date and accurate data to make business-critical decisions.

If you possess unwavering curiosity, a drive to tackle complex data challenges, and a passion for supporting users and other team members, all while being excited about joining a rapidly growing team and company, we’d love to hear from you.

This position is fully remote.

About you

  • 3+ years in a similar position.
  • Excellent knowledge of Python and its ecosystem of data libraries.
  • Extensive experience working with relational and columnar databases (we use Postgres and BigQuery).
  • Familiar with dbt and ETL/reverse ETL tools.
  • Expert at leveraging orchestrators like Apache Airflow and Luigi.
  • A self-starting mindset along with strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Curious: you love experimenting and don’t rest until you find the “why” and “how”.

Bonus points

  • Experience with distributed processing frameworks like Spark and Kafka.
  • Knowledge of Java, Scala, or Rust.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, startup environment.
  • (Advanced) degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Math, CS)

You get to

  • Create and automate high-performance data processing systems (batch and/or streaming).
  • Develop a deep understanding of Opareta’s core data models and optimize them for scale.
  • Partner with the Data and Engineering teams to build new foundational data sets that are trusted and well-understood.
  • Work with a wide range of cross-functional stakeholders to build solutions to address their data needs.
  • Establish best practices for developing specialized data sets for analytics and modeling.

If you are interested in joining our team but don’t tick every box, we still encourage you to apply. We are building a diverse team whose skills, experiences and background complement one other. We are happy to consider where you might be able to make the biggest impact.

Opareta is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, orientation or religion are encouraged to apply.