Senior Data Engineer

| Greater Boston Area
 
 What is Plastiq? 
Plastiq is billpay with benefits.
Everyday payments have become second nature: we swipe a card, tap a button, or press submit. But many of our most important bills — a child's care or tuition, critical business expenses, or taxes and rent — haven't caught up. Billions of checks are still written today. Wire transfers can be confusing. Payments are slow, late, or even unaccounted for.
We set out to pursue these challenges.
Our mission? To make bill payment simple and seamless. Plastiq lets you pay bills in the way that works best for you. We hope you love the service. 
Role At A Glance
We are seeking a superstar Senior Data Engineer to join our Engineering Team and take ownership of our entire data and analytics platform. You are sharp, results-oriented, knowledgeable, ambitious, and resolved, taking pride and ownership in everything the team builds.

Why this role is awesome
Plastiq is a data-driven organization - data is at the core of our business, providing insights into the effectiveness of our teams and our products, driving our decision-making as a company. 
  • You will take ownership of our entire data pipeline and analytics platform and help build, optimize and evolve it to support our growth in 2019 and beyond.
  • You will be the Data Guru of Plastiq.
  • You will be one of the key leaders guiding the growth of Plastiq's engineering team
  • You get to work with a fun, supportive, and high energy team that takes pride in building exceptional software.

Our Data Stack
At Plastiq we have incrementally built our current internal data and analytics platform (as a startup we had to be scrappy) - we have MySQL databases for our production OLTP systems, a partially de-normalized MySQL database fed via ETL process for Risk/Compliance and an AWS RedShift database fed via Fivetran that serves as our data warehouse. Our teams use a number of tools (Mode Analytics, Periscope) to generate reporting off of these data stores.
Our future
We are looking to make a substantial investment in our data stack and pipelines to support our thirst for data and analytics as our company grows in 2019. As our first dedicated Data Engineer at Plastiq, you will be responsible for taking our current data and analytics platform to the next level. This role will work closely with our rapidly-expanding Data Science team, the key users of this platform.
About You
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience in a data engineer role.
  • 8+ years of experience with schema design and dimensional data modeling.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience (MySQL, Oracle, AWS Redshift, Hive, etc) is required, No-SQL experience is a plus;
  • Advanced experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience with modern BI tools (Periscope, Looker, Tableau, etc.).
  • Experience with the AWS Ecosystem, especially Kinesis, EMR, Lambda and Glue.
  • Experience with big data technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, etc.
  • Proficiency in distributed stream processing technologies such as Flink, Spark Streaming and/or Kafka Streams.

Your Responsibilities
  • Work with analysts and data scientists to Identify, design, and implement internal process and standards improvements: standardized tools, automating processes, optimizing data delivery, etc.
  • Design infrastructure and systems to scale easily as data grows.
  • Design, develop, and implement optimal and secure data pipeline at scale sourced from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Perform database management and optimization for our MySQL and Redshift Databases.
  • Implement comprehensive unit-tests and production monitoring to verify high quality and detect data quality issues quickly.
  • Be self-driven, understand the data we have and its scale, and provide data solutions to all of our challenges.
To learn more about our Engineering team and how we operate, see our Engineering Blog. To learn more about our culture, visit https://www.keyvalues.com/plastiq.
Plastiq is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Plastiq is located in Boston's thriving Seaport Innovation District, within walking distance of public transportation and right off the Mass Pike.

An Insider's view of Plastiq

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love the flexibility of my job. There is a great level of trust within the team, as long as your work is getting done there are never any issues with having to balance your personal life. Plastiq also has amazing benefits and is ahead of many much larger companies in terms of vacation and maternity/paternity leave.

Marie

Senior Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Success on the engineering team means not being afraid of failure. The team leadership truly supports an environment to fail. That might sound crazy, but if you are aiming to never fail, you are not getting out of your comfort zone. When you have confidence to try new things no matter if it fails, you are on a path to innovation.

Yi

Senior Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since starting earlier this year I have had the opportunity at Plastiq to try just about anything. We strongly believe in end to end ownership, and for an engineer that's an incredible opportunity. From learning about Serverless architectures to going deep into debugging databases, I've had an opportunity to work on all parts of our stack.

Trideep

Senior Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

The US B2B Payments Market is $20 trillion dollars (globally its $125 trillion). Cards make up a few percent of that today due to lack of acceptance by recipients. Everyone wants B2B payments on Cards to happen - we are at the center of enabling those payments by allowing you to pay recipients that do not accept Cards today.

Trevor

Head of Technology / CTO

What are some social events your company does?

We have biennial offsite retreats (Santa Cruz, Tahoe, Santa Barb.) that not only focus on team building and future strategizing, but allows the team to get re-energized. For social minded, the company organizes frequent community service events. The Christmas parties very much showcase how close knit a group we are, like a large extended family.

Yi

Senior Engineer

What are Plastiq Perks + Benefits

Plastiq Benefits Overview

Plastiq offers a comprehensive benefits program for all employees.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Plastiq pays 100% of dental insurance premiums for all employees and 75% for dependents.
Vision Benefits
Plastiq pays 100% of vision insurance premiums for all employees and 75% for dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Plastiq pays 100% of health insurance premiums for all employees and 75% for dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
All employees receive stock options.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Plastiq also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Plastiq provides a flexible work schedule for Engineers.
Remote Work Program
Plastiq provides a remote work program for Engineers.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We all need a break sometimes. Take as much time as you need to recharge and stay at peak productivity.
Paid Holidays
Plastiq observes all major holidays recognized by the Federal Reserve Bank.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Because no one feels that comfortable in a pantsuit and pumps.
Commuter Benefits
Plastiq offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees. The benefits can be used for public transportation, parking, and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.
Company Outings
We know that strong personal relationships foster better collaboration, so we make time to have fun outside of the office.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get lunch reimbursed 3 days a week.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We fund a Conference visit (local or remote) for all of our Engineers at least once per year.
Tuition Reimbursement
Plastiq will subsidize up to 50% of tuition for qualified education expenses, up to $500 per calendar year
Diversity Program
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status,
Lunch and learns
Plastiq hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Online course subscriptions available
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