Avatar for Luno

Luno provides a safe and easy way to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies

DataOps Engineer - Principal

Apply now

We are looking for Principle DataOps Engineer to join our Engineering team in Cape Town.

The world is changing.

We all want something different.

At Luno, we see you as individuals.

Together, we are upgrading the world of work to unleash the potential within and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Upgrading the entire planet to a new financial system is a challenge of epic proportions. Like the first moon landing, it requires a special kind of people working together with unusual skill, focus and determination. We’re changing the financial landscape, and to do so, well we need the best team on board for our mission. In short, to achieve our goals, we need rockstars. As simple as that.

A little about us:

  • We make it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
  • We currently have over 5 million customers across 40 countries.
  • We're part of the Digital Currency Group, a group of companies driving progress in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space that includes Grayscale, Genesis, Coindesk and Foundry Services
  • Our platform has processed over $14 billion to date
  • We’re proud to be one of the world’s most international cryptocurrency teams from 43 different nationalities — working across South Africa, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.

How we work

Our engineering team (currently ~100 engineers) is split into organisations which we call Fleets. Each Fleet focuses on a core customer journey (onboarding, security, payments, support, new business, growth and marketing etc.). Each of these fleets contains multiple smaller teams called Pods, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the product.

Pods will include a product owner, product designer, back-end engineers, Android, iOS and Web developers, who each bring a unique perspective to the problem you are all contributing towards.

We're agile, use scrum, continuous integration and continuous delivery, deploying to production every single day.

We're building teams to help us succeed in our mission to upgrade the world to a better financial system. You’ll be joining a group of highly motivated software engineers who you’ll work collaboratively with across our pods.

As a fast-growing company with offices around the world, you’ll immediately see how your contributions directly impact both our internal users and client experience. Many of the problems we are solving result in trail blazing solutions which can’t be found on Stack Overflow; so we’re looking for engineers who flourish working in a complex domain.

In your first six months, you will:

...start at Luno by learning our processes, meeting the wider team and starting our engineering on-boarding program. After getting comfortable with the basics, you'll start learning our idiomatic patterns in a safe, easy-to-follow way - by building your own toy micro services. You'll get to practice how we do design docs, code reviews, deployments, events, logging and monitoring.

You’ll meet the Pod(s) you’ll be working with and quickly align on the teams’ current OKRs and product roadmap. We succeed as a team, so we will provide you with regular feedback from your manager and peers and will encourage you to do the same.

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with our data science and platform teams on projects introducing new streams of data into our data lake
  • You will get to bring new ideas on how to further develop and innovate our data solutions and how to expose that data to the business
  • Accountable and Responsible for the design and architecture of Data systems that are robust and scalable.
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum framework or Agile mindset
  • Data backup/recovery and storage
  • Pick-up and learn new concepts, in both engineering and product, and be able to apply that knowledge quickly.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • 7+ years' experience in maintaining scalable data solutions and/or you are passionate about it
  • Ability to understand, communicate and advocate between build vs buy
  • Proven track record of setting up, restructuring and maintenance of databases
  • You know your way around ETL and you have experience with SQL
  • Experience in the AWS Data stack (RedShift,DynamoDB, Amazon RDS)
  • Familiarity with integrating data stores with BI platforms such as Looker, Tableau, or Power BI
  • You have experience with the concepts of CI/CD
  • Coding skills in e.g. Go, Python
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • AWS Certified DataOps Administrator
  • Be friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed
  • Basic knowledge of and passion for digital currencies like Bitcoin
  • A work permit for South Africa if you are not a South African citizen

Don’t be put off if you don’t tick all of the boxes – they’re a guide based on what we’d love to see but we appreciate that excellent software engineers have diverse backgrounds.

Remote Life at Luno

If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

Like the majority of the companies, Luno is currently working remotely to keep our employees safe, which means you will not be physically, but virtually onboarded for now!

  • Live long and prosper. We’ve got you covered with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even (yes, you are reading it correctly) paw-ternity for your furry friend..
  • Annual Inspiration Day.. like that pottery course you’ve always been meaning to do!
  • Work with a diverse team of hardworking, ambitious and friendly people on something that will truly revolutionise the financial world.
  • We are a social bunch of people, we have virtual quarterly activities and drinks Fridays for whoever wants to join!
  • We have virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts Monthly to break up your day and work that other part of your brain.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You'll need to hold the legal right to work in South Africa already as we cannot provide visa sponsorship.

Be part of the change! 🚀

Location
Cape Town
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
Hiring contact

Tazmin Jaffer

Avatar for Tazmin Jaffer

Luno at a glance

Luno provides a safe and easy way to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies

Luno focuses on Financial Services, Virtual Currency, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchains. Their company has offices in Singapore and London. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Luno has raised $13.8M of funding; their latest round was closed on September 2017.

You can view their website at https://www.luno.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.