About Stitch

Stitch is a payments infrastructure company on a mission to make it easier for enterprise businesses to connect to the financial system and build better experiences for their customers.

We are expanding the team to enable Stitch to broaden our product offering and extend our geographical footprint.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Data Engineer will focus on architecting and enhancing Stitch’s data infrastructure, prioritizing scalability, stability, and efficiency. This role requires a deep understanding of data system architecture to innovate and improve existing frameworks, ensuring they meet evolving business demands. The successful candidate will also liaise with various business units, translating complex data systems into actionable insights and strategic solutions.

Key responsibilities 

  1. Design, build, and optimize data architecture and pipeline systems to support business objectives.
  2. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement the most suitable data engineering solutions.
  3. Develop and maintain scalable and reliable data pipelines that can handle high volumes of data from various sources.
  4. Learn and understand a broad range of Stitch’s data resources and know when, how, and which to use and which not to use.
  5. Coordinate with different departments to ensure the seamless integration of data systems into the company's broader technology infrastructure.
  6. Lead the planning and implementation of data management strategies to ensure data accuracy, availability, and security.
  7. Establish and enforce guidelines for data handling and processing to maintain data integrity and compliance with data privacy regulations.
  8. Continuously monitor, test, and improve the performance of data systems and databases.
  9. Implement efficient data storage practices and optimize data retrieval processes.
  10. Manage and own the entire data processing system (internally, as well as interfacing with other teams or third party services), provide advice on any necessary infrastructure changes
  11. Participate in building machine learning models, deliver analyses and insights to support business decision making


  • 4+ years of data engineering experience
  • Experience with data modelling, warehousing and building ETL pipelines, utilising realtime and batch processing techniques
  • Strong first-hand experience with data pipelines and relational databases such as Oracle, Postgres, SQL Server or MySQL
  • Strong business mindset and ability to grasp business requirements from stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning is a plus

Benefits & Perks

🏖️ Remote-friendly Work

We recognise and value the importance of enabling remote work and maintaining a globally distributed workforce. We cater to equitable employee experiences for both in-office and remote team members. We remain conscientious about ensuring a level playing field, especially around team events, business meeting practices, and office-driven benefits. While we facilitate remote work, we also see the value in bringing the full team together in person from time to time.

🎨 Stock Ownership

We believe in the power of ownership. That's why every team member becomes a part-owner of Stitch. Our employee stock ownership plan ensures that when the company thrives, you do too.

Time Off

Taking time off from work is critical to ensure that you can take necessary breaks and have time for important life events outside of work. It also helps you manage your energy better. In line with this, we provide a generous annual leave policy, along with supportive family responsibility, parental, study, and long-tenure sabbatical leave options, designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our team.

📚 Learning & Development Fund

We are committed to the professional growth of our team. Each year, we allocate $3,000 per team member for learning and development, supporting a culture of continuous improvement and skill enhancement.

🩺 Health Insurance Contribution

Recognising the importance of health and well-being, we contribute to health insurance for all team members and provide group health insurance schemes in certain jurisdictions.

💻 Equipment

To ensure our team has the tools they need, new members receive a brand-new Mac laptop along with the necessary peripheral equipment upon joining Stitch.

💜 Employee Assistance Programmes

We care about the well-being of our team. Our Employee Assistance Programmes provide you with the necessary resources and support to not only excel in your job but also to thrive in your personal life. Whether it's counselling, advice, or support services, we're here to help every step of the way.

Other notable benefits and perks

Celebrations for important life and work milestones  
Daily team lunches in the Cape Town office 
Annual work retreats 
New starter dinners
Frequent team and company events


Compliance with POPIA
Our processing of your Personal Information is subject to, and in compliance with, the provisions of POPIA.

Privacy and security of your information
We will process your information only on instructions from you, which we are deemed to have received when you submit information on our website. We will maintain the confidentiality and security of such information per the standards contained in the POPIA, which requires us to adopt reasonable safeguards to protect the integrity and confidentiality of such information from unauthorized access, loss or destruction.


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