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Staff or Principal Data Engineer

Company: Freedom Financial
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

*Description*
* WHO WE ARE:*
Voted one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area for 2020, Freedom Financial Network is a family of companies that takes a people-first approach to financial services, using technology to empower consumers to overcome debt and create a brighter financial future. The company was founded in 2002 by Brad Stroh and Andrew Housser on the belief that by staying committed to helping people, you can ensure better financial outcomes for both the customer and the business. This Heart + $ philosophy still guides the vision of our growing company, which has helped millions of people find solutions for their financial needs.
What began with 2 people in a spare bedroom has now rapidly expanded to a vibrant business that employs over 2300 employees (known internally as The Freedom Family) in two locations: San Mateo, CA and Tempe, AZ. When you visit either of our offices, you'll understand why our employees have voted us the Best Place to Work for the last several years. It's a place where the Heart + $ philosophy continues to thrive, where we believe that success is only achieved by doing what's right for our customers, our employees, and our communities.
In order to create brighter futures for our clients, employees, and businesses, Freedom Financial Network holds itself to four core values that have grown out of our Heart + $ philosophy: to *care* for everyone around us, *act with integrity* every time, *collaborate* with everybody we work with, and *get better* at what we do every day.
* THE OPPORTUNITY:*
As a Principal Level Data Engineer with Freedom Financial Network in its Tempe, AZ or San Mateo, CA office, you will contribute directly to the success of the business and have a meaningful impact on our customers' lives.
We are looking for seasoned engineers to bring new and innovative ideas and tackle challenges across the full-stack. We believe in building teams that are passionate about solving complex problems and ready to grow and evolve alongside our expanding business and technology footprint.
* THE ROLE:*
* Lead product requirements and advanced analytics requirements gathering efforts, interfacing with Data Engineering, Data Scientists, Analytics, and stakeholder teams
* Own, evolve and help architect and design large part of the Data Platform
* Use technology to solve business problems and drive positive outcomes
* Build a scalable technology platform to support a growing business
* Deliver high-quality code to production, consistently
* Play a key role in building out a large scale distributed and event based Data Platform that serves as an underpinning for all of Freedom's businesses and products
* Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality. --- Contribute to data platform architecture and represent data team in various cross - team technical initiative ---
* Work with data infrastructure team to triage issues and support issue resolution. --- Drive data team to adopt industry best practices. ---
* Mentor data engineers/interns
* REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:*
* 10+ years' experience building large scale, real-time distributed systems with solid coding, problem-solving, and design skills
* Experience architecting and design large scale distributed data systems
* Ability to demonstrate a team-first attitude towards software development
* Hands on Experience with Java, SQL and one data programming language (Python, R, etc)
* Knowledge and experience building applied ML based applications highly preferred
* Experience working with various data stores: SQL, NoSQL, and/or key-value store
* Mature engineering practices (CI/CD, testing, secure coding, etc)
* Experience with, or willingness to learn:
* Event-driven architecture and messaging frameworks (Pub/Sub, Kafka, and/or RabbitMQ)
* Cloud infrastructure (Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and/or Azure)
* Excellent communication skills in written and verbal forms, and an ability to communicate complex issues to a range of audience (management, peers, clients). ---
* Strong attention to detail while excellent time management and prioritization in multitasking
* EDUCATION:*
* Bachelor's/Masters in Computer Science or relevant field, or relevant experience in software development
* CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):*
* *Care (for everyone): *We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.
* *Act with Integrity (every time): *We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.
* *Get Better (every day): *We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.
* *COLLABORATE (with everybody): *We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace a healthy, constructive debate.
* WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?*
* Fast, continued growth - there's a lot of opportunity for advancement
* Voted the Best Place to Work multiple times by our employees, most recently #1 in Phoenix for the 2nd year in a row!
* Benefits start within 30 days
* 401k with employer match
* 3 weeks' paid vacation (increased with tenure)
* 9 paid holidays & 5 sick days
* Paid time off for volunteer work and on your birthday
* Attention Agencies & Search Firms:* We do not accept unsolicited candidate resumes or profiles. Please do not reach out to anyone within Freedom Financial Network (FFN) to market your services or candidates. All inquiries should be directed to Talent Acquisition only. We reserve the right to hire any candidates sent unsolicited and will not pay any fees without a contract signed by FFN's Talent Acquisition leader.

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