Take a Lot Job Application – Engineering Manager

Website Takealot


Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented DataOps Engineering Manager to join our team in Cape Town. We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us!


  • Automation of repetitive tasks through scripting or code
  • Managing, developing and mentoring a team of engineers responsible for data operations and platform stability and efficiency
  • Mentoring and coaching of data best practices within the organization. Driving the adoption of these best practices to ensure data hygiene.
  • Architecting and implementing technical solutions to support scale and security initiatives
  • Maintenance and hygiene for longevity, attending to upgrades, ensuring backups are happening and healthy, capacity planning and forecasting
  • Operational work, ensuring databases are operating smoothly, creating databases, users, tables, schema changes, bulk data changes, etc.


  • Works well with people, and is passionate about helping people be their best
  • Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure
  • Is passionate about technology, systems and data


  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and developing others technically
  • Experience in Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
  • Computer Science Degree or 5 to 10 years relevant industry experience
  • Experience with open source relational database systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL)


  • Company: Takealot
  • Vacancy Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Application Deadline: SEE APPLICATION PAGE 

To apply for this job please visit www.takealot.com.