Perpay | Data Engineer - Technical.ly

Data Engineer

Perpay | 1217 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | Dev / Eng

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Who We Are

Perpay, a leading technology start-up in Philadelphia, is a FinTech company focused on bringing healthier credit options to consumers. We combine lending and payments into an e-commerce platform that challenges the typical channels of credit. We strive to solve a complex problem – the lack of affordable and accessible credit – as efficiently as possible, because we believe that everyone should have the ability to build a healthy financial life. Located in a loft-style office at the heart of Midtown Village, Philadelphia, Perpay represents a space for creative and collaborative problem-solving.

 

Position Overview

We are searching for a Data Engineer who is a quantitative, critical thinker with a passion for data and the capacity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. We are looking for an individual who desires experience in serving data-driven solutions at scale, crossing multiple functional areas and driving organizational efficiency. Applicants should be highly motivated and comfortable with taking on and adapting to a diverse array of subject matter. This opportunity is both unique and pivotal, as it provides the chance to contribute greatly to a rapidly-growing team.

 

Initial Responsibilities

  • Analyze and resolve complex challenges around data and tools. Optimize analytical workflows by identifying opportunities and automating them
  • Implement solutions to bring together application data generated by distributed systems, third-party data, and real-time user data needed to make key business decisions
  • Work within the Data Science team to serve machine learning solutions at scale
  • Work on projects of growing responsibility, both individually and as part of a team, to build experience and skills at a pace matched to your shown ability
  • Learn more about the industry and Perpay, establishing a solid foundation to be better positioned for long-term career success

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a quantitative/technical field (Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering)
  • 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
  • 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 like Hadoop, Spark, Dataflow, and Airflow.
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL/NoSQL, relational databases and Python is required (2+ years experience)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and practical experience in machine learning and AI fundamentals
  • Experience implementing machine learning solutions at scale
  • Experience working with both Batch and Real Time data processing systems
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Effective project management, problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills.

 

Benefits:

      • Opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing financial startups
      • Competitive salary + equity
      • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401K
      • Gym + public transportation subsidy
      • Relocation assistance
      • Centrally located in downtown Philadelphia

 

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Eight floors above 13th and Sansom sits an office with a gorgeous conference room disguised as a lounge, huge monitors displaying code and an epic coffee setup that includes a Kyoto-style cold brew tower. There’s at least one dog roaming the office on any given day, and music like The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” plays in the background.

Perpay’s team has been hard at work recently, validating their product and building out their initial team. The fintech company, recently voted Philadelphia’s Best Technology Startup, takes the microlending concept that became popular in the nonprofit world and applies it to consumer spending. With Perpay, users don’t necessarily need to have a strong credit score to get financing for big purchases, like a new computer or a nice sofa. Instead, Perpay takes a holistic approach toward assessing an individual’s cash flow, then arranges a payment plan that fits their budget through the user’s direct deposit system. Payments are fully automated so there’s no need to remember to make payments.

Perpay prides itself on extracurriculars that bring the team together — think cage match chef battles at Alla Spina or spirits and strikes in Harp and Crown’s Elbow Lane. It’s a part of their determination to build a team that feels more like a family, where everyone has each other’s backs and celebrates together. Beyond the big events, employees often spend time together outside of work attending concerts, trying new restaurants, or playing on the company soccer team. They take the personal side seriously and value the relationships they build with one another.

In fact, relationships have been the key to building Perpay’s team; nearly every employee has joined via referrals or personal connections. Now, they’re looking to expand their network and bring on talented team members as they scale.

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