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Indicina Technologies - Data Engineer Intern

Catalyst Fund
Apply by 06 May 2021

Job description


  • Location: Nigeria
  • Internship length: 6 months
  • Internship start date: April 15, 2021


INDICINA TECHNOLOGIES is a fintech startup looking for eager interns to support our growing business needs for 2021. Indicina is building the technology infrastructure that will power the next generation of consumer credit platforms and businesses. We genuinely believe that risk innovation can unlock the massive African consumer credit opportunity.

We are looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our team. The goal of this internship is to fill gaps in machine learning and better prepare you for a future career in Data Engineering.

As an intern, you will be working closely with a supervisor and other colleagues who will provide you with real hands-on projects and daily tasks. Interns will be able to apply classroom based knowledge to projects and gain essential workplace skills needed to be career ready. INDICINA TECHNOLOGIES is dedicated to developing successful leaders, and we strive to make this internship as realistic and informative as possible.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in building scalable backend solutions for automation of data processing;
  • Work together with the tech team to develop predictive/segmentation models to understand our customers' behavior and convert that to actionable that will drive product/marketing/sales key metrics;
  • Collaborate with developers, tech leads and solution architects to build applications.
  • Improve existing processes by adding new functionalities or proposing technological updates so that as a result, the impact of your contribution is significant in the core of the business.
  • Work with different business and technical teams across the company to establish unified definitions, systems, and data governance for key metrics.
  • Initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor degree or other technical training in computer science or in related field 
  • Software engineering experience with proficiency in at least one high-level programming language (preferably Python)
  • Experience building and optimizing data ETL from one system to another
  • Experience building Machine Learning model using open source libraries, preferably Tensorflow
  • Experience with tuning queries for columnar database like AWS Redshift
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other office tools such as Slack, jIra 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely, i.e. have a laptop and a quiet space
  • Organizational skills and understanding of the data lifecycle
  • Experience working with a team
  • Self-motivated, creative and collaborative
  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to synthesize, simplify and explain complex problems to different types of audience


About Catalyst Fund

Catalyst Fund is the best growth partner for inclusive tech companies in emerging markets. They work with innovators in emerging markets who are building solutions designed to improve the lives of the underserved. Through their Inclusive Fintech and Inclusive Digital Commerce programs, Catalyst Fund provides startups with catalytic grant capital, bespoke venture building support from fintech experts, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners, while sharing learnings and insights with the broader inclusive tech ecosystem.

Catalyst Fund has partnered with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) to create an internship program that is designed to fill talent gaps within Catalyst Fund portfolio companies.

Through partnerships with universities and training programs in emerging markets, Catalyst Fund is looking for students and recent graduates who are passionate about building financial solutions and launching their careers in the tech space. This foundational experience prepares interns to take on full time roles at tech startups.

Interns will work directly with the startup for 6 months, while learning more about the industry through Catalyst Fund’s deep expertise in inclusive tech and individual support from CCAF.


Learn more about Catalyst Fund and see other open jobs on their career page.

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