Data Engineer at Showmax

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Data Engineer

At Showmax, we bring world class video-on-demand entertainment to our customers across the African continent. For us, that means fun, innovation, cutting-edge technology, and building products people love to use. We believe in our work, and we focus on working with people — pushing people to learn, experiment, and bring new ideas to the table.

As such, we process a lot of data about our customers and how they interact with the platform. We need a data engineer that will help us maintain the pipelines the data flows through, mostly by writing code.


  • Are a meticulous perfectionist.
  • Speak SQL and Python fluently.
  • Like to learn new stuff.
  • Have some history with data engineering.
  • Are comfortable working in English.
  • Know AWS cloud.
  • Don't mind working with Azure.
  • Are excited to work with terabytes of data

About us

  • We are a team of 6.
  • We aggregate data from dozens of production systems to build a business representation of data used by analysts and other parties.
  • We process and aggregate message streams ranging up to thousands of messages per second
  • We are working on a private cloud, migrating to AWS.
  • We are always looking for ways to improve.
  • We have some legacy code written in Ruby.

This is not...

  • ...a data science position. Your job will be to build and maintain data pipelines, which are used by Data Scientists and Data Analysts,

Your daily job

  • Maintain and improve data pipelines using SQL and Python.
  • Suggest and work on improvements to systems and processes.
  • React to changes in product and make sure source data changes are handled properly.
  • Click as little as possible — our stack is fully code-defined.


  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Fully remote work possible
  • Kitchen full of good and also healthy stuff
  • 5 sick days
  • Choose your laptop, additional hardware, and OS (Linux / Mac preferred)
  • Access to Udemy, internal library of books we own, and shared subscription to O’Reilly
  • Optional, partially-funded Multisport Card
  • We fund conference expenses
  • You get Developer’s access to Showmax

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