Senior Data Engineer (Remote but Reachable)

  • Luno
  • Cape Town, Johannesburg
  • Oct 23, 2022
Full time Data Remote Engineering

Job Description

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.


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. 

What you'll do:

  • Use your passion in data engineering to innovate our data solutions and how to expose that data to the business
  • Work closely with our data science team on projects introducing new data pipelines and ETLs using the Databricks platform
  • You will have the opportunity to solve business problems for other business domain teams using the Databricks platform
  • You will have the opportunity to incrementally enhance, optimize and maintain our datalake as well as our AWS Redshift clusters
  • You'll apply new concepts regularly introduced within our engineering and product teams and apply these to data engineering at Luno

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • A relevant bachelors degree
  • Prior (2+ years) of experience as a software engineer
  • Proven track record of refactoring and performance tuning databases systems and queries
  • Worked on ETL, data pipelines and SQL
  • Experience with AWS Data related services OR experience with the databricks platform

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.