Data Engineer

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  • Remote job

Data Engineer

Job description

About us

Wefarm is the world’s largest platform connecting the small-scale farming community. Millions of farmers, retailers, and brands come together on Wefarm to grow their businesses.

Small-scale farming is one of the largest and most important industries in the world, with over one billion people globally involved in it. We’re working towards connecting this community so small-scale farmers can gain a better position in global agricultural supply chains. Some of the world’s leading VCs are backing us on this mission, including True Ventures in Silicon Valley.

Since our launch in 2015, our platform has facilitated the (free) exchange of over 18 million messages to share knowledge, generated over $5 million in marketplace sales, and sold nearly half a million products.

So far, we’ve partnered with 100+ brands to give our members fair prices on the quality products they are looking for.

Our next milestone is to have 100 million farmers benefiting from Wefarm. Join us and be part of our mission to build an ecosystem for global agriculture, with the farmer at the centre.

The Role

The Data Engineer will create, optimise and support scalable data solutions & insights across Wefarm.

The Data Engineer knows how to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information and is passionate about data accuracy. They develop and implement data tests and verification for every workflow they build and they're adept at providing useful insights from data.

The role reports to COO and has key stakeholder relationships throughout the company. 

Job requirements

About You

  • Prioritise automation vs manual data wrangling but knows when best to use either
  • Fluency working with structured and unstructured data from multiple sources
  • Writes code in a clear, simple and easy to understand manner
  • Analyses and translates business needs into data models
  • Validates data objects for accuracy and completeness
  • Promotes data accuracy, completeness and tests throughout their work
  • Expert in performance tunings and database monitoring practises
  • Not afraid of taking initiative and executing at pace
  • Able to work on projects independently from start to finish
  • Open minded, positive thinker and excellent communicator


Key Skills & Attributes

  • Advanced SQL
  • DBT (other ETL/ELT systems could be considered)
  • Kafka and/or similar event stream technologies
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Snowflake administration
  • Tableau
  • Working knowledge in Python (other data programming languages a plus)
  • Any exposure to the following would also be a bonus:
    • Database development/technologies
    • CI/CD or other infrastructure automation tech
    • Git and similar source control
    • AWS tools and services


Rewards package and remuneration
Wefarm is a global business that believes in flexible working and shared ownership.
Every Wefarmer is a shareholder in the business; we are all the makers and owners of Wefarm’s vision. We also offer pension packages, extended healthcare, enhanced parental leave, personal coaching (with MoreHappi), learning allowance and study leave.
As a global business, we believe that remote-first is the future of work, and support our teams in creating the best setup for their personal situation; every Wefarmer gets the standard tech they need and a stipend to set up their home office & we offer flexible office solutions ​globally through Desana. Being remote-first doesn’t mean we don’t spend time together though; we have regular global team events (virtual for now) and local meet ups (where possible), bi-weekly All Hands meeting to make sure everyone is up to date, and hope that our next annual WeCamp (global get together) will be in person again.

Equal Opportunity Statement
At Wefarm, we’re building a place where everyone belongs and can add value, regardless of their background - and our team is no different. We’re working hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture where we take inspiration from different experiences, backgrounds and ways of thinking. If you share our values and enthusiasm for connecting the world’s small-scale farmers, you may be a great fit for Wefarm.