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Lead Data Engineer

We’re looking for a manager to lead our Data team, and help us develop the skills, systems and best practices that will enable us to get the most out of data at GoCardless.

The role

You will lead the Data team, making sure it can fulfil its objectives in four main areas: BI and reporting infrastructure, internal data products, customer-facing data products, and internal consultancy for other teams.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Defining long-term strategy and managing the data roadmap by gathering requirements from other teams, and working with Product to guide proactive data projects.
  • Coaching and mentoring our team of two Data Scientists.
  • Contributing directly to data projects. Past projects include building a fraud detection system, and rebuilding our BI & reporting system to make it easier for everyone at GoCardless to access data.
  • Ensuring operational responsibilities are being fulfilled, and driving the adoption of best practices in testing, security, and monitoring for availability and correctness of data.
  • Hiring to build out the Data team.

Who we're looking for

We want to work with collaborative leaders, who have a strong background in software engineering and data systems. We’re looking for someone who learns fast, communicates clearly, enjoys working with others, and is a pragmatic decision-maker.

You may be a good fit if:

  • You have strong Python skills.
  • You have managed and shipped technical projects. 
  • You’ve been involved in setting long-term strategy.
  • You’ve built and maintained performant data systems.
  • You’re an advocate for innovation and engineering best practice.
  • You’re passionate about coaching, mentoring, and helping teammates advance in their careers.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience designing data warehouses and assembling data pipelines, including familiarity with tools such as Amazon RedShift and Google BigQuery.
  • Computer Science degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Python's core data science libraries, e.g. pandas, scikit-learn etc.
  • Proven experience in hiring & building out awesome teams.

Our team come from a variety of backgrounds and we welcome persity – if you’re unsure, please apply. We offer a competitive salary and options package, commensurate with your experience.

In your application, please include your CV and a link to your GitHub, and a brief description of any interesting projects you’ve worked on that would be relevant to the role.

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Not sure which role is right for you?

While we work with a small number of recruitment agencies, we really love direct applications. If you're not sure whether a role is a good fit for you, please email us at jobs@gocardless.com to find out more!

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