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Analytics Engineer



Data Science
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Who We Are

Yoco was founded in 2015, and has since processed over R100 billion in digital payments for over 400,000 businesses in South Africa. We’re breaking down barriers and unlocking economic opportunities that enable people to thrive.

We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all with a bias for boldness, and a passion for simple, progressive solutions. We believe in uniting different people to solve hard problems together.

Our mission of making society more equal takes a variety of people, with different backgrounds and points of view, so we can keep building solutions that work for and include everyone.

Yoco is growing, and as we grow we have compelling challenges ahead of us.

Growing means we’re enabling more self-employed people and businesses to thrive every day. It also means that ambitious problem-solvers with big ideas are challenged, stimulated and will thrive at Yoco.

We don’t stop pushing, we break things to rebuild, we challenge ourselves and each other. We’re constantly evolving — and we’re doing it fast.

Grow With Us.

About The Data Team

At Yoco, we invest in Data teams and tools, intentionally embedding them in everything we do. We’re data-driven, and we address questions that matter. For us, data is so much more than historical reporting, it determines what we’ll do next.

We’re growing fast, and so is the volume of data we collect — an ever-expanding scope for knowledge and creativity. Explore with us.

About The Role

You’ll be a Analytics Engineer in the Analytics Engineering team, part of the broader Data team at Yoco.

As an Analytics Engineer, you’ll work cross-functionally with the teams across the organization to deeply understand requirements, design data models, and build up our well-documented semantic layer. Your focus will be on architecting robust data models, improving data transformation for comprehensive analysis, and building the foundation that enables advanced analytics and data-driven decision-making across the company.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Be a company-wide data representative and contribute to analytics best practices and processes.
  • Full stack analytics engineering development, building models to consume, transform, and expose data to stakeholders and production systems
  • Drive a culture of experimental design, testing agenda, and best practices
  • Contribute to the culture of Yoco’s data team by influencing processes, tools, and systems that will allow us to make better decisions in a scalable way
  • Collaborate with product, engineering, and data teams to develop product roadmaps and measure success
  • Work closely with data engineering teams to capture, move, store, and transform raw data into highly actionable insights, and partner with business teams to turn those insights into action
  • Promote data literacy in the company.

About You

  • Strong knowledge of SQL (preferably Redshift, Snowflake, BigQuery) and how to write efficient SQL queries
  • Familiarity with BI tools (preferably Looker, Mode, Tableau or equivalent) and experience distributing data insights via reports and dashboards
  • Track record of shipping high-quality products and features at scale
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly improving, start-up environment that focuses on solving problems with iterative technical solutions

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with the modern data stack (Fivetran / Segment / BigQuery / dbt / Looker / Metabase or equivalents)
  • Strong perspective on analytics engineering development cycle (data modelling, version control, documentation + testing, best practices for codebase development)
  • Experience within the payments and financial technology space

The People We’re Looking For

We’re looking for people who want to grow. And as Yoco grows we hope they stay with us, long term.

Building things that make society more equal is a daunting task. And it’s not for everyone. We never stop pushing, we break things to rebuild, we challenge ourselves and teammates. We start over, we constantly evolve — and we do it fast. We know that it’s just the right kind of meaningful madness for our kind of visionary human.

So, who are you? You’re someone who resonates with our mission, but also our values, when it comes to how we work.

You’re a curious problem-solver with a passion for doing good. You’re bright and grounded, experimental and bold. You play open cards and get stuck in. You’re not afraid of change. You close the loop.

At Yoco, we love to laugh, cherish each other’s quirks, and be authentic.

Find Out More About Who We Are Here.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and ask that you please send your application in English and help us reduce unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV.

Yoco is one of Africa's largest fintech companies. We enable small businesses to thrive through open commerce.

Founded in 2015 we have helped over 400,000 small businesses across South Africa accept card payments and access capital - often for the first time. We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all working to deliver world class payments and software solutions to small businesses. We have raised $170M from some of the leading institutional investors in the world such as TPG, Dragoneer, Partech, Velocity, Quona, Raba, 4DX and many more.