Data Engineer

Eighty20 is an exciting, innovative, and rapidly growing data science and research strategy business. We are currently looking for a data engineer to join one of our analytics project teams. The role will offer you the opportunity to design, develop and implement data pipeline solutions that assist the team of analysts and consultants to address client needs. The candidate should be highly numerate with a keen interest and proven ability in the areas of data management and interrogation.

Most of the data we deal with comes from client systems, not our own. It is therefore incredibly important that the team bringing this data into our environment, is not simply concerned with files, databases and encodings, but is also dedicated to understanding what the data is actually supposed to mean so that we ensure that the data we receive is correct and fit for purpose for downstream analysis.

Competencies and skills required:
  • Relevant qualification (minimum bachelor’s degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, information systems or equivalent)
  • SQL (MySQL / Postgres / Vertica / similar)
  • Proficient with a Data Processing relevant programming language
  • Proficient with a ETL Pipeline tools (e.g. Airflow)
  • ETL and DBA skills beneficial
  • Linux and Cloud experience beneficial (e.g. AWS)
  • Automation scripting beneficial (e.g. bash, cron, rundeck)
  • Data exploration and validation
  • Excellent problem solver and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills and independent worker
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
  • Building and maintaining ETL pipelines
  • Monitoring and identification of anomalies in processing
  • Ensure best practise governance and security in handling of data
  • Troubleshooting data feed issues
  • Liaising with client data teams
  • Assist analysts to identify, request and onboard new data feeds
  • Active member of a project team
Application:

Please submit your CV to: cindy@eighty20.co.za
Please note that we may not be able to get back to all applicants. If you do not hear back from us within 7 working days, please consider your application unsuccessful.




Data Analyst / Consultant

Eighty20 is looking for candidates with a background in Actuarial Science, Business or Engineering to join our team in a data analyst/consultant role. Candidates should have at least 3 years experience and be able to analyse large amounts of data and build financial models. MySQL (or relevant database – SAS, SQL etc) experience is required. The role is both a quantitative and client-facing one, so experience with dealing with clients will be an advantage. Candidates with actuarial, financial or statistical experience are encouraged to apply. Our work typically looks at customer behaviour at retailers, banks, hospitality groups and telcos. Our work is very varied and ranges from standard analytics to using innovative methodologies which apply both statistical and actuarial techniques.

The projects you will be involved in include:

  • Analysing customer behaviour at retail and banking clients
  • Liaising with clients and presenting monthly analytics reports
  • Business case development and evaluation (including optimizing pricing and distribution strategies)
  • Business valuations and project appraisal work
  • Customer value management

Remuneration will depend on experience. To apply, please have a go at the Business Insights Analyst Challenge and email your answers and CV to recruiting@eighty20.co.za. Applications without an attempt at the birthday challenge will not be entertained.




Junior Data Analyst

Candidates must have strong quantitative analytical skills. Applicants should have a Business Science, Actuarial, Mathematics, Statistics or Engineering degree. Database (e.g. MySQL) experience or a software development proficiency is preferred.

The projects you will be involved in include:

  • Analysing customer and business data and developing reports for retail and banking clients
  • Helping to develop statistical models
  • Developing financial models

To apply please take the Eighty20 Challenge




Junior Business Analyst

Candidates must have strong quantitative and research skills as well as good report-writing and presentation skills. Applicants should have a Business or Engineering degree or should have completed their honours in Economics, Marketing, Mathematics or Statistics.

The projects you will be involved in include:

  • Analysis for strategic market research projects
  • Primary and secondary research (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Desk-based research for market enablement projects
  • Provide support on Eighty20′s market research databases

To apply please take the Eighty20 Challenge

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