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Data Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Western Cape, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Kurtosys provides asset and wealth managers with a data and content publication platform that enables the construction and distribution of critical sales, marketing, and client reporting materials. Founded in 2002, Kurtosys operates across four global offices. Underpinned by global ISO-27001 certification in information security management, the Kurtosys team has a deep understanding of working at scale with data, information design, industry regulations and compliance issues.


We are looking for an ETL Developer/Data Engineer based in Cape Town to join an exciting Project and BAU support focussed Data Loader team. You will gain exposure to various data formats and structures, liaise with our first-line support team on incidents and change requests as well as our clients regarding ongoing issues and operate in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.


  • Building and configuring data loaders using NiFi following predefined guidelines and standards. This includes customising components using Apache NiFi Expression Language, Apache Calcite SQL, Jolt Transform JSON.
  • Supporting data loaders and troubleshooting issues that are raised internally or by clients.
  • Configuring changes within existing loaders as per customer requirements following specifications delivered by Business Analysts.
  • Analysis of various data inputs to determine whether it meets predefined standards to be loaded to Kurtosys systems.
  • Liaising with Clients and Internal Teams on projects and BAU incidents, to resolve issues, within SLA timelines set out.
  • Meticulous creation and maintenance of development and process documentation, ensuring clarity and efficiency in our team's development practices and workflows.



  • Minimum 3-year qualification in an information technology or related degree.
  • 3 years minimum work experience in an ETL configuration role (e.g. SSIS, Talend, NiFi, SQL functions / stored procedures) at Intermediate level.
  • Experience coding with scripting base technologies such as JavaScript/ Python will be advantageous.
  • Solid understanding of JSON data API’s and how to interact with them.
  • Solid understanding of all major source file data types such as XML, XLSX and CSV and how to interact with them.
  • Proven fault finding ability using a variety of technologies (ideally ETL tools, APIs, and Reporting/Data Visualization Engines).
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality projects on time, and within the required scope and quality levels. Examples must be provided.
  • Attention to detail, and the ability to quickly grasp complex technical issues and provide a root cause analysis report.

Work Methodology:

  • Work within an agile, Kanban team to deliver objectives on time and within scope.
  • Ability to work well under pressure within a team context
  • Team player. Contribute and conform to the team’s working agreement.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal).
  • Ability to work under pressure and communicate blockers to the team as and when they arise.
  • The ability to mentor or coach less experienced team members will be looked upon favourably
  • Goal orientated. Must be relentless to meet objectives defined by team and project leads.
  • Ability to objectively handle feedback in team retrospectives and 1x1’s with team leads.


  • Hybrid Working
  • Home Internet Allowance
  • No Dress Code
  • Open Culture
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Generous Leave Policy
  • Ongoing Staff Appreciation Events
  • Access To Learning Platforms
  • Working With Experts Across The Globe


  • We are an international SaaS based fintech company
  • We work with up to date technology, promote from within wherever possible, and encourage our team members to use initiative, think out the box and share their ideas.
  • We aim to transform how our customers - which includes the world's most prestigious financial services firms - drive engagement with their audiences.
  • Our aim is to give our customers the ability to target, knowledge share and nurture their community of prospects and clients to develop long standing relationships.

Get in touch to learn more.