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Data Architect

Luno, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London

Digital currency for everyone, everywhere


About the team:

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.

The role in a nutshell:

You’ll be joining a group of highly motivated software engineers with who you’ll work collaboratively 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 trailblazing solutions which can’t be found on Stack Overflow; so we’re looking for engineers who flourish working in a complex domain.

Your mission will be:

  • You will be the technical leader of the data engineering competency at Luno.
  • As a technical leader, you will contribute new ideas to further the development and innovation of our big data solutions.
  • As a technical leader, you will also define and uphold the data engineering coding standards at Luno.
  • Be accountable and responsible for the design and architecture of big data systems that are scalable and robust.
  • Work closely with our data science and platform teams on projects that introduce new streams of data into our data lake.
  • Have the responsibility for researching and quickly/iteratively applying new big data engineering concepts in the tech industry.
  • Collaborating with our other principal engineers and architects to develop strategies as well as solutions for our data engineering team.

A little about you:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Prior experience in a software engineering role.
  • 7+ years experience in maintaining scalable data solutions.
  • A proven track record of setting up, refactoring, and maintenance of databases and data storage solutions.
  • A proven track record in setting up, optimising, and maintaining data lakes.
  • A proven track record in designing and optimising ETL pipelines.
  • Experienced in using AWS data services.
  • Exposure to the databricks platform.
  • Exposure to machine learning platforms.

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.

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance. 
  • Free training courses on Udemy and CodeAcademy.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events and virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts. 
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.

About us:

Luno makes it simple to buy, store and explore crypto. More than 10 million people have chosen to invest in crypto with Luno using our platform, which is available on Apple, Android and as a desktop experience. We’ve enabled over $52bn of transactions and we securely store over $1bn for our customers around the world.

Our mission is to put the power of crypto in everyone's hands because we believe that giving people access to a robust and fair financial system is a basic human right. We are with customers at every step of their investment journey with clear, jargon-free information and an easy-to-use app experience that helps people get started from as little as $10.

In order to make crypto accessible to everyone, everywhere, we’re on the ground in more than 40 markets across North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. We are registered with all local financial intelligence authorities and proud of our strong AML measures and world-leading compliance teams. All the crypto we store for our customers is regularly verified by independent auditors.  Luno is the trusted guide that will bring crypto to over 1 billion people by 2030.

About Luno

We believe that decentralised digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money: cheaper, faster and safer transactions; more privacy and freedom; a significantly better user experience; and ultimately, more equality through giving everyone in the world access to the same financial system, no matter who they are or where they are from.

Today we are one of the world’s leading digital currency companies with a team of over 40 technology and finance experts, operating across several countries and continents. Our products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use and learn about digital currencies like Bitcoin.

Our vision is to empower billions of people by bringing digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to everyone, everywhere.

Want to learn more about Luno? Visit Luno's website.