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Senior Data Engineer

At Saltside we're building leading online marketplaces in underserved markets, while creating sustainable value for the community. Currently Saltside operates top classified sites in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Ghana. In these markets the vast majority of people are yet to go online for the first time – and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great end-user experience when they do.

Product Development team is charted to develop configurable classified products and E-commerce market place with an exceptional performance. Our current KPI’s are 250m page views a month | 5m unique visitors a month | 610K new ads every month | 300% growth year on year | No. 1 local for 3 local country markets and you will get to be part of the 10X growth in next few years

We are looking for an experienced Data engineer to join our team and help build analytics infrastructure which supports e-commerce application that millions of people use every day and provides greater insights for management, marketing and local teams. You will play an important role in our data engineering practice creating the infrastructure, integrating with 3rd party libraries, developing the analytics platform.


  • Responsible for developing, coding, testing and debugging solution related to our Data solutions
  • Develop, enhance and maintain the data pipeline - ingestion, transformation, storage, analysis and visualization using combination of open source and paid technology tools
  • Automating data solutions for reporting KPI, trends etc


  • This position requires minimum 5 years of experience in designing and developing distributed systems/applications, preferably in an eCommerce domain.
  • Experience in building large-scale data pipelines which process millions of events per day using Java, Python, and/or SQL.
  • Understanding of data flows, data architecture, ETL and processing of structured and unstructured data.
  • In-depth knowledge of Big Data distributions preferably with experience in messaging systems such as Kafka and stream processing systems such as Storm, Spark and cloud Data stores such as Amazon Redshift
  • Exposure to AWS infrastructure, micro-services architecture preferably with Thrift services.
  • Should possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval. Familiar with data mining concepts and machine learning algorithms.
  • Experience with MongoDB, Elastic Search, Business Intelligence and reporting tools would be a plus
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Why Saltside?

At Saltside, we believe there is a great opportunity to build valuable online products and businesses for emerging markets. In these countries, the vast majority of people have yet to go online for the first time.

Affordable cell phones and Internet access will enable them to have their first Internet experience in the coming years, and we think they should be greeted by high quality services and a great experience when they do.

There are as many reasons to join Saltside as there are employees, but here are some of the things our employees value:

  • Build something that matters!

    We believe in markets - each time a deal deal is done through our sites, two people walk away better off than before.

  • Get better at what you do

    You get freedom to find your own solutions and the support and structure necessary to succeed.

  • Get a fair deal

    Our employees are the only reason we are successful, so we make sure to give you a fair deal. That's a no-brainer.

Welcome to Saltside

Saltside has offices in Europe (Gothenburg), Africa (Accra & Lagos) and Asia (Bangalore, Dubai, Dhaka & Colombo), all with different cultural settings and ways of working and living.

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