Senor Data Engineer

Perpay

Philadelphia, PA Onsite Only Nov 2
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We believe everyone should have access to a better financial future. Our team builds simple, transparent and inclusive products that transform borrowing behavior and improve financial outcomes. With our easy to use, all-in-one platform, we empower our 5 million members to achieve their goals, one paycheck at a time. Backed by First Round Capital and JP Morgan.

Our office inspires our talented team members to build life-changing products for our customers and have fun while doing it. We created a home away from home by designing a kitchen, living room, bar, and office space all-in-one.

Perpay is located in Center City, Philadelphia in a new, open floor plan, river-front office. A coffee bar sits at the heart of the office with espresso, drip coffee, cold brew and tea options. The rest of the office has comfortable, open seating including: sitting desks, standing desks, couches, lounge chairs, and kitchen booths & tables. We provide catered lunches and weekly groceries so team members can make breakfast or lunch, or just snack -we don’t judge. Join us as we transform the credit landscape! 

How far we have come and where we are going:

  • 2017: Launched Perpay’s buy now, pay later marketplace of 1,000+ top brands
  • 2020: Launched Perpay+, allowing members to build credit by shopping with an average credit score increase of 35+ points
  • 2022: Building our next product, establishing Perpay as a household name for consumer finance

About the Role:

As a Senior Data Engineer at Perpay, you will help improve upon and expand the current Data Engineering ecosystem. With the near future launch of a credit card, we anticipate a rapidly increasing need for data engineering resources to meet the modeling, reporting, analytical requirements. This is an exciting opportunity to create a foundation of data engineering resource for this new product at Perpay. With the move towards a card product, data security and governance within our ecosystem will become of increasing importance, and this individual will be expected to contribute meaningfully to these initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement data pipelines that produce reliable data for various data consumption use cases
  • Help manage Marketing data platforms which include Iterable, Census and AWS Redshift.
  • Manage aspects of dataset design, creation, and curation
  • Build and own the automation and monitoring of frameworks that showcase reliable, accurate, easy to understand metrics and operational KPI's to stakeholders
  • Considerably improve data pipeline quality and performance
  • Drive design, building, and launching of new data models and data pipelines in production systems
  • Be the SME for the data, pipeline design, and other related big data and programming technologies
  • Proactively identify reliability and data quality problems and drive triaging and remediation processes
  • Partner with data producers in understanding data sources, enable data contracts, and define the data models that drives analytics
  • Evaluate various technologies and platforms (open source and proprietary)
  • Execute proof of concepts on new technology and tools to pick the best tools and solutions
  • Implement data governance practices such as metadata management, data lineage, and data catalogs

What We Look For:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a quantitative/technical field (Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering)
  • Minimum two years work experience in related field required
  • Working knowledge of data design, architecture and warehousing
  • Understanding of data management fundamentals and data storage principles
  • Knowledge of distributed systems as it pertains to data storage and cloud computing (AWS or GCP)
  • Understanding and administration of AWS, Docker and Linux-based systems
  • Experience in custom ETL design, implementation and maintenance
  • Experience in large scale data processing using traditional and distributed systems with tools like Airflow, Spark, EMR/Athena, or similar
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL/NoSQL, relational databases and Python is required (2+ years experience)

Hey, we know not everybody checks all the boxes, so if you’re interested, please apply because you could be just what we’re looking for!

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Company Equity
Accessibility
  • Accessible Building
  • Accessible Work Environment
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Lunch Provided
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Parental Leave
PTO/Flexibility
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
Other
  • Public Transportation Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What’s unique about the Perpay brand? Perpay’s mission is to provide consumers with an easy way to make purchases, pay over time and build credit. It is dedicated to building simple, transparent and inclusive financial products that improve the lives of its customers. Perpay is working to solve broad issues of financial access and inclusion that affect a large number of people through the pathways of microlending, consumer finance and e-commerce. Its focus is purely on its customers.   What is the team dynamic within the office? As a high-growth company, Perpay fosters collaboration whenever possible. It does so by keeping its organizational structure cross-disciplinary and outcome-oriented. Anyone can have a conversation or introduce an idea at any time — there are no silos. Perpay also works to foster an entrepreneurial spirit at the individual level. First and foremost, it’s a product-focused company, and believes everyone on the team is a product contributor. Perpay is building tools that make an impact on so many people, and believes the best way to do that is to get input from every one of its team members — whether they’ve been on the team for three weeks or three years. Everyone’s perspective is important.   What qualities does Perpay look for in technical candidates? While most of its systems and microservices are written in Python, the company prefers talented polyglots that have an insatiable will to learn and create. At Perpay, they’re not afraid of trying new things and are more concerned with finding great problem solvers that will find the right tools for the job. The Perpay team is most interested in a candidate’s mentality and experience — especially if it is one of delivering solutions that are well designed, reliable and highly scalable. They work in a fast-paced startup environment where efficiency and iterative approaches are critical. This makes it extremely important to find candidates who communicate well and understand the theory, design patterns and implementation details that go into delivering a solution.   How about candidates overall? Perpay is looking for people who are naturally curious, self-directed and interested in self-improvement. Everyone on the team is eager to learn, excited about what they're working on and is doing their own research about the industry — like reading up on consumer credit and the greater microlending environment. One thing it values about its team is diversity of experience. Perpay has built a team with all kinds of different backgrounds: finance, engineering, operations, non-profit and even chemistry. Additionally, because of the work it does, candidates need to have a sense of empathy. A team member can be an amazing problem solver, but in order to be a good fit they need to keep a human element to everything they do. Data can certainly help find an answer, but empathy will often lead to deeper insights.