Join our team!

At Emata, we have a brilliant and driven team of developers, product managers, and data scientists.

With us, you get the freedom and responsibility to innovate and create work that makes you stand out.

We continuously invest in your personal development through training and certifications, in addition to offering health insurance, salary loans, flexible "Work from home"- policy, offsites, daily lunches in our office garden, and excellent games of table tennis.

Benefits include

Friendly, hard-working team of professionals
Investment in your professional and personal development
Health insurance, employee shareholder plan, salary loans
Flexible hours and vacation

Open Positions

(Junior) Data Engineer
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Do you get a kick out of taming vast amounts of data and building data pipelines that enable data scientists to deliver complex machine learning algorithms at scale? Then we might be a perfect match!

We are looking for a brilliant mind to join our data science team. This is your chance to become a leading data engineer with one of Africa’s most exciting fintech companies!

What you would do

We are looking for a data engineer who is willing and ready to take on the challenge of building data pipelines and automation solutions to support Emata’s strategic ambitions.

Your primary focus will be supporting the data science team in running the operational processes related to our day-to-day credit risk analyses while helping develop enhancements to our core data engineering solution.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining data pipelines
  • Supporting the data scientists with exploratory data analysis
  • Data cleaning and wrangling
  • Developing and maintaining our MLOps workflow
  • Running and updating periodical credit scores and preparing reports
  • Maintaining the central data repository
  • Developing dashboard-based analytics solutions

You will work in our data science team, which is composed of experienced data scientists and led by a seasoned and internationally experienced Chief Data Science Officer. You will be put on a junior track to prepare you for an exciting career in our growing data science team.

What we are looking for

In a perfect world, you bring the following: 

  • 1-2 years of experience in software development
  • Competence in Python data structures and algorithms
  • Experience in writing applications in Python
  • Competence in SQL
  • Experience with data wrangling and analysis concepts and libraries (pandas, numpy etc)
  • Experience in Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) and solutions such as Mlflow,  Weights & Biases, Amazon SageMaker, Hadoop, Spark, etc. is an added advantage but not a requirement
  • Prior experience in agriculture (and tech) is an added advantage
What we offer

We will challenge you and make you solve complex, real-world problems, giving you both the freedom and responsibility to create work that will make you stand out. Apart from a fun, fast and meaningful working environment, we offer:  

  • Competitive salary
  • A host of benefits including insurance, airtime and transport allowance, salary loans, etc.
  • Investment in your professional and personal development, including relevant certificates and a personal development budget

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