Senior Data Engineer

London

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Who are we?

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money abroad. We’ve taken something complicated and made it simple.  Tap the WorldRemit App or click on our website and your international transfer is made – to a bank account, cash pickup, Mobile Money, or airtime top-up. Founded in 2010, we send international remittances from 50 countries to more than 150 countries and we continue to expand our footprint.

Using WorldRemit is easy because we do the hard bit, connecting hundreds of banks, money agents, mobile operators and payment systems around the world.  These were never designed to work together, but WorldRemit makes it happen.

WorldRemit has grown on average by 50% year on year and is now processing over £3bn of remittances on an annualised basis.  We have raised c.$200 million in funding, currently employ over 750 employees and have offices in London, USA, Philippines, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other locations.

The journey is just beginning.  We believe in faster, simpler, more accessible money transfers.  That means building better products and services for our customers. 

Changing the world isn’t easy – so we only hire the most talented people. You need to think differently, believe in new solutions to old problems, and have the drive to make them happen.  We aim to attract, retain and develop people that can bring to life our values:

You can learn more about our culture and how we work by watching this video on our Careers page

https://www.worldremit.com/en/careers.

About the Role

Based in London and working in our data engineering team, you’ll be helping us develop our data lake and data warehouse. We have users sending money from 50 countries to over 150 countries – and we’re expanding. The work is varied, from creating new products and features to improving existing functionality, we strive to build a better customer experience and a better codebase. This is real growth at pace. 

You will be using AWS, Python and SQL to interpret data from a wide range of sources and deliver it to all parts of the business, for example Finance, Operations and Marketing. Our data lake is currently 20TB in size and growing. 

Responsibilities

  • Writing great code. We understand code is read more than it’s written, better off tested and maintainability is a must.
  • Helping shape what we build. You’ll be working closely with product owners, designers and other engineers to design and refine our work. We work as a team and your input is key.
  • Owning delivery. We’re obsessed with shipping value; you’ll own work beyond just a pull request. You’ll care about bugs, scalability, uptime and other non-functional requirements.
  • Growing together. You’ll review other’s work and happily seek feedback on yours to ensure we build a better codebase and sharpen each other's skills.

Summary of required experience & attributes

  • A skilled Data Engineer. You are experienced in building complex ETL pipelines using Python.
  • Solid SQL experience. You can not only interact with a database but design new schemata.
  • Experience of the AWS stack. You have some previous experience of working with the AWS toolset.
  • Big-data experience. You have some knowledge of big data related tools and techniques (data lakes, distributed processing platforms, streaming technologies).
  • Happy in the Clouds. Our Cloud Native platform is hosted in AWS and Azure. You’ll be comfortable working with a system that supports users from around the world, at scale.
  • Well-principled. Especially in the craft of Software Engineering – you will understand deeply: modularity, testability, extensibility, scalability and other –ilities.
  • Bias for action. You see a problem, you fix a problem. You get buy in for your solutions and keep tickets moving. We’re always looking for ways to ship at pace.
  • Growth mindset. A willingness to use your skills and experience to mentor less-experienced engineers. A desire to learn from others and make yourself better every day.
  • Agile outlook. You need to be excited about working in a fast-changing environment. Products, tools, frameworks and processes change, we evolve and take the best bits with us. The teams drive the evolution.

Key Details

Duration: Permanent
Location: Victoria
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP

Benefits

  • Life assurance of 3 times your salary, should the worst happen.
  • Pension scheme offering 8% matched contributions.
  • Private medical and dental care plans.
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 28 after 3 years.
  • Free breakfast and fruit every day and Friday ‘afternoon tea’ drinks and nibbles.
  • No formal dress code.

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