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IT Data Engineer

You may not know that our purpose at Nando’s is Changing Lives Together, by Running Restaurants Brilliantly. From fighting Malaria in Mozambique, to competing in a global chicken grill off - at Nando’s you have the opportunity to be part of something big.

Closer to home, we can welcome you to our bright, bubbly family. We also offer a relaxed and fun vibe every day where you can bring your whole self to work.


The role:

As the IT Data Engineer you will be working in a small IT team, supported where necessary by specialist consultants. The objective of the Nando’s Data Engineer role is to support and enable the Nando’s Business Intelligence (BI) team in providing actionable insight by designing, building and maintaining effective and efficient data solutions that are consumable by BI tools and self-service platforms. The role will understand how to wrangle big and fast data and seek opportunities to experiment and innovate using the latest in analytics and DevOps techniques.


What you will be doing:

  • Champion the Nando’s journey towards being a data led business
  • Provide leadership and guidance to others in technical and functional areas to facilitate Nando’s making best use of its data assets across the business. Examples include explaining the art of the possible to stakeholders to architectural decisions to query optimisation
  • Based on business requirements, leverage AWS and Snowflake technology to transform raw data to be consumable by BI tools and self-service solutions (principally Tableau)
  • Extracting Data from various structured and potentially unstructured data sources using tools such as AWS Glue and Stitch
  • Facilitate experimentation and innovation in AWS data driven tools and techniques to leverage structured, unstructured, big and fast datasets
  • Quality and management of data and meta-data, including documentation of data audit, archiving, and restoration processes
  • Deliver updates to stakeholders on best practise and opportunities (e.g. automation, patterns, use cases etc.)

What you'll have:

  • Alignment to Nando’s purpose and values
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new challenges and technologies
  • Ability to lead and to also work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, with strong influencing, commercial and negotiation skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders and build productive relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work successfully and productively in a team environment or as an individual contributor
  • Self-starter and finisher, with a strong ability to manage priorities and relationships as appropriate in a high pressured, complex environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think laterally and deliver innovative solutions
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working as a Data Engineer in medium sized organisation with hands on design, build and maintenance of data Extraction, Storage, Aggregation and Transformation systems

Some nice to haves:

  • Experience in retail or hospitality industry
  • Experience leading an evolution of business capability in the area of data utilisation
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or mathematics
  • Experience using the AWS cloud platform in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with Stitch, Snowflake and Tableau

What you’ll get… 
Some more sweet stuff to seal the deal:

  • FREE Nando’s lunch everyday if you want - we dare you!
  • Secret discount for friends and family.
  • The opportunity to work on and contribute to projects that change lives such as our Fighting Malaria fundraising initiative and;
  • Be part of a happy team of people who like what they do and are passionate about making a difference

Apply today!


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