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Staff Data Engineer, Data Products (Contract)



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Jacksonville, FL, USA · Claymont, DE, USA · Healdsburg, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Helena, MT, USA · New York, NY, USA · Murray, UT, USA · Frisco, TX, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Salt Lake City, UT, USA · Reston, VA, USA · Jacksonville, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

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SoFi is seeking an experienced and motivated Staff Data Engineer to drive high standard technical solutions for the Data Products team within the Data Enablement division. The mission of the Data Enablement division is to activate data throughout SoFi, enabling the creation of personalized and delightful experiences for our members. The Data Enablement division is responsible for Data Platform, Data Products, and Data Governance for all of SoFi. As the technical leader for the Data Products group, you will lead the vision and strategy to build foundational and critical data products, such as members' 360, members' time series etc., which are highly leveraged across SoFi for analytical, reporting, and machine learning use-cases. Our goal is to empower all teams at SoFi to make data driven decisions and effectively measure their results by providing high quality, high availability data, and democratized data access through self-service tools.


A talented, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and experienced Data Engineer who knows how to take on big data challenges in an agile way. This includes big data design and analysis, data modeling, and development, deployment, and operations of big data pipelines. Leads development of some of the most critical data pipelines and data sets, and expands self-service data knowledge and capabilities. This role requires you to live at the cross section of data and engineering. You should have a deep understanding of data, analytical techniques, and how to connect insights to the business, and you have practical experience in insisting on the highest standards on operations in ETL and big data pipelines.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop robust data architectures and data pipelines to support data ingestion, processing, storage, and retrieval. Evaluate and select appropriate technologies, frameworks, and tools to build scalable and reliable data infrastructure.
  • Optimize data engineering systems and processes to handle large-scale data sets efficiently. Design solutions that can scale horizontally and vertically.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as data scientists, software engineers, and business stakeholders, to understand data requirements and deliver solutions that meet business needs. Effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Optimize data engineering systems and processes to handle large-scale data sets efficiently. Design solutions that can scale horizontally and vertically,
  • Enforce data governance policies and practices to maintain data integrity, security, and compliance with relevant regulations. Collaborate with data governance and security teams to implement robust data protection mechanisms and access controls.

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, or a related field;
  • Over 8 years of experience in data engineering and analytics technical strategy.
  • Proficiency in data engineering tech stack; Snowflake / PostgreSQL / Python / SQL / GitLab / AWS / Airflow/ DBT and others..
  • Proficiency in relational database platforms and cloud database platforms such as Snowflake, Redshift, or GCP
  • Strong in Python and/or another data centric language.
  • Thorough knowledge of data modeling, database design, data architecture principles, and data operations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capability to simplify complex issues into actionable plans.
  • Experience in the Fintech industry is advantageous.

Due to the temporary nature of the engagement, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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