Director of Data Engineering (Data Warehousing)

Director of Data Engineering (Data Warehousing)

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Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost. We're the company behind some of Canada's leading digital financial products, and are growing faster than ever.

Our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money. Smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We're looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

We’re a remote-first team and output is more important than face time, so where you choose to work is up to you — as long as you have internet access, you can work from anywhere in Canada. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us! Read ourCulture Manual and learn more about how we work.

At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

About the team

You will build a small but mighty team that that will own the front room of the data warehouse. The front room consists of facts and dimensions spread over multiple data marts. This team will be part of the Data Science & Engineering group and you will report to the VP Data Science & Engineering. You will have a mix of data scientists, business intelligence developers and data engineers reporting to you. 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

    • build the next of iteration of our data warehouse
    • empower the business to make better decisions daily
    • not just model data, you will model the business
    • lay the foundations for operations analytics
    • explore the promise of business process modelling

We're looking for someone who

    • has built diverse data engineering / BI teams over the past 5+ years.
    • has in-depth knowledge of data warehouse methodologies such as Inmon, Kimball and datavault.
    • has a strong affinity with financial data, perhaps you have a side-hustle.
    • has in-depth knowledge of Redshift, Oracle and one more data warehouse technology: either Presto, Hive, Vertica or Snowflake.
    • has managed complex software engineering projects that involve many stakeholders and touches core business processes.
    • is someone who can excite and motivate people to embark on a long journey.
    • keeps the eye on the ball but is very pragmatic in delivering incremental progress.
    • is up-to-date with modern data warehouse technologies such as change data capture, dbt, datavault and activity modeling in order to ask the right questions.
    • has a proven track record of shipping BI projects / data marts into production.
    • has a consistent track record of positive culture & design choices

What we Offer

    • An opportunity to join a company that is changing the relationship people have with money.
    • We live our values and want to set our team up for long-term financial success. We offer an RRSP matching program, competitive salaries, stock options and incentives for the success of both yourself and the company.
    • We provide daily catered lunches, cold brew, snacks, and fun company offsites, but most importantly, great coworkers to enjoy them with.
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