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Senior Data Engineer

Johannesburg, South Africa

About Nintex: 

At Nintex, we are transforming the way people work, everywhere.  

Nintex is the global standard for process intelligence and automation. Today more than 10,000 public and private sector organizations across 90 countries turn to the Nintex Process Platform to accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimizing business processes. We improve their lives though the technology we build. 

Nintex engineers are building more than just software and know the impact one line of code can make. We are the experts that build the industry’s most complete process and automation platform to transform the way people work. If you’re interested, curious and want to learn and do more, the sky is the limit here. We take a solutions-oriented and collaborative approach and we don’t wait to create and carry out opportunities for innovation in our business – and our products. Our work makes the hard stuff appear easy to anyone with clicks-and-not-code process automation. 

We are committed to fostering a workplace that supports amazing people in doing their very best work every day. Collaboration is constant, our workplace is fun, the environment is fast-paced and we value our people’s curiosity, ideas and enthusiasm. We deliver on our commitments, we don't wait to implement ideas or fix issues, and we treat each other with respect and consideration. 

About the role: 

Senior Data Engineers are responsible for ensuring the development of high-quality products & services, delivered on time and to acceptance criteria. A Senior Data Engineer is an effective communicator and passionate about technology and the benefits it can bring users.  

You are a respected technical leader within your team and demonstrate ownership and technical excellence. Your advice is sought by your teammates to resolve complex technical problems. Your focus is on meetings your team’s requirements for data engineering solutions and you have vision for developing data engineering trends and how to apply them in novel ways to the most complex on your team. Senior Data Engineers mentor developer teammates and lead by example. 

Your contribution will be:  

  • You identify and pursue opportunities to create or improve organizational data standards. 
  • You participate in technical and team interviews as directed and provide clear input into the decision-making process. 
  • You design and implement data engineering solutions that adhere to Nintex guidelines in support of security, disaster recovery, scalability, availability, reliability, and durability. 
  • You are an active participant of the technical design and development of Nintex products and services.  
  • You participate actively in agile development cycle meetings. 
  • You design, code, and unit test data engineering components and features that can be released / deployed through automation. 
  • You make informed recommendations about the data engineering technology appropriate for implementing a solution.  
  • You take ownership of assigned work and liaise proactively and collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure high quality features are produced on time. 
  • You improve data quality through testing, tooling and continuous evaluation of the data engineering process and product.  
  • You work collaboratively with data analysts, data scientists to create valuable insights from complex data.  
  • You follow and contribute to all department and team processes and procedures.  
  • You participate in technical and team interviews as directed and provide clear input into the decision-making process.  
  • You proactively communicate your work and progress to your manager, extended technical team, and stakeholders during the development process, and immediately escalate any product quality or delivery issues. 
  • You contribute to the support and maintenance of products or services, including liaising with the support team to resolve issues that have been escalated to the product team.  
  • You keep up to date with trends and continuously improve your expertise in relevant technologies.  
  • You identify and forward Intellectual Property (IP) opportunities to the Nintex Patent process. 
  • You apply different data pipeline architectures appropriately to meet product requirements (data warehouse, data lake, data lakehouse, etc.).  
  • You develop your coaching and mentoring skills in concert with your Engineering Manager.  
  • You advise on the implications of different distributed storage and computing technologies when applied to the complex data engineering requirements. 
  • You contribute to the hygiene processes to improve and harden data delivery within the team. 
  • You are an active part of the incident management process, including on-call rotation and unblocking technical and operational decisions. 
  • You work with data providers to document the incoming data stream’s domain boundaries, field datatypes, and term definitions in sufficient detail to enable transformation of the data for end-user consumption. 
  • You contribute to organizational data standards and architectural patterns and practices for the data domain.  

To be successful, we think you need:  


What’s in it for you? 

Nintex employees have the freedom to work how they work best. We are virtual-first across our global workforce. Our people work in the way that best suits them and their teams - whether at home, in an office, or another place that sparks creativity, focus and collaboration. Our work environment is such that our people can successfully deliver their work while adequately supporting their lifestyle and preferences.  

While our offerings differ from country to country, we offer our entire global workforce an array of exciting perks and benefits, including 

  • Global Gratitude and Recharge Days
  • Mindfulness and counseling resources
  • Invention/patenting assistance
  • Meaningful recognition
  • Community impact opportunities
  • Multiple tools through which to learn and grow, and an incredible global community 

View more here: https://www.nintex.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Global-Perks-and-Benefits.pdf 

 Equity Statement: Preference will be given to People Living with Disability who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Company.