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Senior Data Engineer

Company: Above Lending, Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Above Lending is a next-generation financial services company. We provide simple and transparent products aimed at helping our clients achieve their personal finance goals. With competitive rates and personalized support, our mission is to simplify the lending process and help borrowers attain financial well-being. We are committed to making credit more affordable and accessible.About the Role: The Senior Data Engineer will report to the Head of Data Engineering and is considered a subject matter expert responsible for collecting, managing, and converting raw data into information that can be interpreted by data scientists, analysts, and business partners. The role will collaborate cross-functionally with Credit, Strategy & Operations, and Engineering teams to deliver high quality data products, reporting, and novel, actionable insights that contribute to meeting company ultimate goal is trustworthy, accessible data, which enables the organization to utilize data for observable metrics, feedback, and decision making.The ideal candidate will be a results-driven, strategic thinker able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid-growth environment, with strong skills in SQL, Python, and data manipulation.You will:

  • Work diligently to possess a deep understanding of Above's data in multiple systems, including how the data is produced and used by the organization.
  • Responsible for the lifecycle of data pipelines from raw data sources to certified analytics.
  • Create tests, troubleshoot failures, and ensure data quality for various data ingestion and transformation jobs.
  • Create and support automated deployments and testing where needed, in accordance with CI/CD best practices.
  • Support the governance process of ensuring all stakeholders are congruent on the meaning of the data, actively working on documentation and metric definitions.
  • Design and implement the logic for both ad-hoc reporting, and for curated reporting tables and transformations.
  • Analyze data and deliver actionable recommendations to improve customer acquisition, performance, and retention.
  • Iterate data modeling efforts and provide technical guidance to our software engineering teams on best data practices.
  • Drive our analytical dataset modeling, building new solutions to accommodate business needs while iterating existing solutions.
  • Provide thought leadership on data projects that will drive the business for the next 3-5 years.
  • Maintain data operations posture to provide guidance to software engineering in regards to data changes.
  • Mentor and guide junior level engineers through various approaches such as paired development, design & code review, and more.
  • Design and build feedback loops to enable the collection of technical metrics to further us as a data-driven organization.You have:
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in information systems, computer science, analytics, mathematics or similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years professional experience in a data engineering role, including experience building, maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting complex data pipelines.
    • Advanced proficiency in SQL and Python is required with the ability to demonstrate and provide examples of successful implementations.
    • Familiarity and/or working experience with at least two of the following: Airflow, Tableau, Fivetran, Snowflake, Snowpark, and/or DBT is also required; with most or all being preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability with data modeling concepts is preferred.
    • Experience working with various data types such as JSON, XML, delimited, etc is desired.
    • Ability to lead projects and interact with business stakeholders to properly scope deliverables is preferred.
    • Prior experience in Strategy Consulting, Financial Services, or Start-up environments, preferred.
    • Willingness to learn and grow as the company expands, and to teach and mentor other members of the team.What we offer:
      • Health, dental and vision insurance
      • Competitive base pay
      • Bonus opportunities
      • Flexible personal time-off
      • 401(K) matchJoin our dynamic team and contribute to Above Lending's success as we continue to provide innovative lending solutions to our customers.Under the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), Above Lending is informing California residents who are our job applicants, contractors or prospective employees (together "job applicants") about the categories of personal information we collect about you and the purposes for which we will use this information. This notice and our Privacy Policy contain important information relating to the CCPA and apply only to personal information that is subject to the CCPA. Please see our website for the full CCPA statement.*Above Lending is an equal opportunity Employer*Above Lending does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job positions. No fee will be paid to their parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to Above Lending employees or the Above Lending Finance and HR teams. No placement fee will be paid to any third party unless such a request has been made by the Above Lending HR team.

Keywords: Above Lending, Inc., Chicago , Senior Data Engineer, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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