August 31, 2022

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Head of Data

Nairobi/Amsterdam/Remote (CET +-3 hours)

Do you want to contribute to getting millions of people all over the world access to healthcare? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, international environment where you can truly make a difference? Do you want to be part of a developers community that radically transforms healthcare? Join our highly skilled team of 200 colleagues at CarePay and have impact from day one!  

CarePay is looking to hire a Head of Data. If you are interested, please apply here.

Please note that an online test (assessment) provided by Test Gorilla is an essential part of the recruiting process. Please also check your spam folder for the assessment email and ensure to fill out all parts of the test. Missing parts will disqualify you from an interview.

Our mission

We believe mobile technology can connect everyone to healthcare at very low cost. Our technology is already changing the healthcare industry by connecting people, funders and providers in Kenya and Nigeria through a single mobile health platform.  Our platform empowers the individual to access health insurance schemes and pay for healthcare efficiently and transparently via their mobile phone. We are proud to have over 5 million people, more than 4,400 healthcare clinics and a growing number of insurers use our platform. And it’s growing every day.  

Since the start, CarePay has gained international traction. In 2017, CarePay won the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award and in 2018 CarePay was recognized as Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. In 2019, CarePay won the Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award. In 2020 CarePay was selected as one of the pioneering use cases on Europe’s GAIA-X cloud platform and has been listed together with Safaricom in Fortune’s Change the World top 10, alongside companies like Zoom and Alibaba.

Main purpose of the job

As Head of Data you will have the dual responsibility for the product direction and technical execution of data products at CarePay. You will work with a talented, motivated, and well established team of data engineers (Elena, Patrick O), analysts (Margaret, Patrick N), scientists (Kamil, Patrick vG) and QA (Sylvia) across Nairobi, Lagos, Amsterdam, and Madrid. Key responsibilities of the team include reporting pipelines, self-service data warehousing and business intelligence dashboards, analytics products in our portals, and ML-based fraud detection. Our technology stack includes Snowflake, dbt, Python, Metabase, Java, and Singer, all hosted in AWS with Kubernetes.

You will also work closely with internal and external business stakeholders as well as other platform product owners and technical leads to ensure the data team is having a high, measurable impact in achieving CarePay’s mission.  

Minimal Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant data experience
  • 2 years of proven track record leading, mentoring and developing a team of engineers
  • 2 years of proven track record in setting and executing a product strategy in the data space
  • Interest in global development and healthcare  
  • Proficient in python and SQL
  • English speaking

Preferred qualifications  

  • Work experience in the healthcare, insurance or global development sectors
  • Experience with AWS, dbt, Snowflake, Metabase, Java
  • Proficient with Agile and Scrum frameworks  
  • Knowledge of containerized applications and distributed systems/micro services
  • Experience with leading discussions with senior non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience working in a highly competitive, international business environment
  • First name is Patrick or Patricia

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work on projects with high social impact with a fun and motivated team
  • Startup culture with an international team (>50% in Kenya), flat hierarchies, and a maker-mentality
  • Fast-forwarded professional and personal growth through initiative, training and courses
  • Based in Amsterdam, Nairobi, or remote with travel opportunities  
  • Your choice of equipment and tools
  • Competitive salary and flexible hours
  • Relocation package If you join CarePay from abroad

We believe that diversity of identity, perspective, and experience makes us stronger. We welcome applications to CarePay regardless of background, gender, age, disability, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

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