Posted on :
18 Sep, 2017
18 Sep, 2017
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most promising urban data analytics firms. This role is based in our vibrant but tranquil shared office space. You will be joining the company in a period of growth as we near the launch the “beta”/test version of our updated platform and hence our need for even more resources to help showcase our talents to the world.
Job Title: Data Engineer
If you consider yourself to be a logical and inquisitive individual with a proven ability in analysing transforming and interrogating large datasets, then this is a great opportunity for you to join our quantitative analysis team, or as we like to call them, the “QAT Squad”.
We need a talented developer with a strong grasp of R Programming methods. Most importantly, we want people who are looking to join an innovative start-up, offering great scope for career development, travel and future growth. If you already have an interest in architecture, urban planning and/or spatial data analysis then we will definitely want to hear from you…
In this key role, after an initial acclimatisation period, you’ll have the opportunity to further hone and demonstrate your R Programming skills, to support a dynamic database driven website. You will help to optimise the company’s development environment whilst working closely with the other teams within Walulel. As it’s a start-up, from day one you’ll be considered a key member of the team, and you’ll be in a role where your opinion always matters and your innovation always rewarded. You’ll also be involved in all aspects of the product development lifecycle. In addition, there will also be a training budget to facilitate your growth journey.
Are you the person we’re looking for?
As a R Programming, you will primarily responsible for helping to enhance our machine learning function using adaptable code. You will also be responsible for debugging problems and offering critical support to other members of the team.
As a minimum, we need people who have:
Experience of enterprise level experience of quantitative and qualitative data analysis using R;
Experience of problems solving and automated scripting using R;
Working understanding of machine learning structures;
Some experience with the following packages/libraries:
Apply World beating SQL skills, including database design, development and optimisation; and
Recent experience of working with APIs.
What else would be good?
Bachelors/Masters level (or higher) degree in STEM related field (or good level of work experience in a similar/related field);
Extensive hands-on R Programming experience with a viewable portfolio;
Knowledge of source control systems, such as Mercurial and/or GIT; and
Previous experience of working with Amazon Web Services, including EC2, S3, Cloud Front and Route 53.
Why work with Walulel?
You’ll join the beginnings of Walulel, a company split between London and Accra with a friendly team of highly-skilled, ambitious and motivated data scientists, architects, urban planners and web developers who work collaboratively to achieve a common goal of delivering impactful analysis. We work closely together to develop statistical models, that solve complex problems and identify opportunities so as to show people the places they already know in a manner they’ve never seen before.
Unlike other companies we work a four-day week (Monday to Thursday), but we pay a full-time salary. Now if that isn’t reason enough to apply, we don’t know what is! In addition, the founding staff of which you’ll be a part get an equity stake and a genuine opportunity to help shape the future of Walulel.
Our place of work is in Accra and we are offering whatever salary, you can convince us you are worth as what we’re really concerned with is bringing the best talent
on to our team.
How to Apply
Please send an up-to-date copy of your CV, together with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to [email protected]
We are hoping to interview successful candidates from the 5th November 2017 onwards, so don’t delay. Apply now to become a part of the Walulel team.