Data Engineer | Remotive.com
Open Commerce, RedCloud, and a $31TN race to market
Our mission is to grow global online commerce for the world’s small businesses by removing the barriers to online trading for hundreds of millions of independent retailers and their suppliers across the world’s supply chains. Despite the growth in e-commerce, less than 3% of B2B trading is made online, and yet, FMCG is Largest Product Category in the world – this is a $30tn business in emerging markets with over 1 million manufacturers, 20m distributors and wholesalers and finally over 500m independent retailers, who are the vital route to market serving over 7bn people every day.
When we ask independent retailers why they don’t trade online with FMCG brands, “we don’t know where to even start” is one of the top reasons we hear. That’s because selling, buying, and paying across B2B supply chains is long, complicated, and fragmented; Payments and purchasing are deeply manual, independent retailers have limited visibility on new products and sales opportunities, and FMCG’s (particularly up and coming brands) find it very difficult to reach new retailers and distributors and set up a rapid go to market. Due to antiquated payments networks, and the high cost of payment processing, over 19tn of trade payments are made offline, adding an enormous burden to online trading, with a 500m+ stores that function every day as powerful outlets for consumer brands, directly influence >80% of local consumer buying behaviour but they are often the least technically equipped with data, pricing, or the latest inventory.
The rapidly growing number of new brands, the rise of the middle-class consumer, and the growth in entrepreneurship has driven the need for a new kind of commerce dynamic, accessing key payment and sales points to enable FMCG’S, Distributors and sellers to trade smarter. So we built an Open Commerce Platform that enables the sale and distribution of FMCG products to be made much simpler. Products should be in front of sellers fast, in real-time, through an immersive commerce experience, with trade buyers and sellers able to see live commerce opportunities and pricing. We have built a digital ecosystem that is specifically designed to unlock the full value of the distribution network, providing real-time visibility for order and inventory management. Our innovative platform provides brands and distributors with deep data insights into buyer trends and behaviour and helps identify opportunities for upselling and cross-selling products.
What you will be doing:
— Architecture maintenance and improvement. You get to have real impact on how our processes and pipes are done.
— Data prep. All kinds of data prep.
— Adoption of best-practices.
— Data cleansing and wrangling from diverse sources, making it all come together and play nice
What you should have:
— Solid coding: You can deliver production code that is reliable, readable, modular, scalable. You understand the importance of testing and documentation. You are comfortable with code-reviews.
— Collaborative attitude: you are a professional who knows how to communicate and cooperate in a team environment. You go out of your way to help. You speak up when you see something wrong. You raise your hand and talk it out when something bothers you.
— Learning mindset: you are not daunted by new challenges or learning something from scratch. You get motivated and dive in.
— Comfort with advanced SQL.
— Comfort with a Python data stack: Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, et al.
— A sense of when to focus-up and work hard, and when to relax and have a laugh. And you understand that both have their time and place.
— experience around AWS tools
— experience with Snowflake and DBT
— experience with PySpark
— experience navigating Brazilian LGPD and/or South African POPIA