Sr. Data Engineer

Sr. Data Engineer

Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission-driven, FDIC insured and designed for the way our customers live their lives. A bank for all of us.


We’re looking to hire a Senior Engineer to contribute to the development of Varo’s data platform. The Data Engineering team collaborates closely with product, data science and machine learning teams to design, build, and scale high leverage datasets that enable analytics, and experimentation. As a Senior Data Engineer you will contribute to the vision for data architecture and data quality across multiple company verticals. If you are interested in working with an impressive team of Data pros who collaborate and challenge each other, and want to solve interesting problems to propel the company’s growth, apply now.

What you'll be doing

    • Design, build and maintain Varo’s data pipelines to process data into and out of Varo’s Data Lake
    • Work with AWS big data technologies including EMR, Glue, S3, EKS, Lambda, Athena, RDS
    • Develop and maintain the data strategy for Varo in terms of capabilities and control mechanisms that support company responsibilities as a regulated national bank
    • Provide technical leadership in the area of data systems development including data ingestion, data curation, data storage, high-throughput data processing and analytics
    • Work with business partners on requirements, clarification and results
    • Participate in developing and enforcing data security & access control policies
    • Develop effective controls for a resilient data ingestion process
    • Support application data integration design and build efforts, including real-time capabilities
    • Conduct code reviews in accordance with team processes and standards

You'll bring the following required skills and experiences

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or related field, or relevant work experience
    • 6-8 years of data modeling, data pipelines, data lake, data warehouse experience
    • 6+ years programming experience in Python (will also consider Java, Kotlin, C, C++)
    • 6+ years’ experience working within the AWS Big Data/Hadoop Ecosystem (EMR,  Glue and Athena)
    • Experience with other AWS components like Cloudwatch, EKS, KMS, Lambdas, S3 is a strong plus
    • Experience with downstream consumption patterns (reports, dashboards) is a plus
    • Experience in Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Presto, REST/SOAP API, Spark2, Airflow is a plus
We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria above and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you!

About Varo
Varo launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. We’re a new kind of bank – all-digital, mission-driven, FDIC-insured, and designed around the modern American consumer. 

As the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter in 2020, we make financial inclusion and opportunity for all a reality by empowering everyone with the products, insights, and support they need to get ahead. Through our core product offerings and suite of customer-first features, we aim to address a broad range of consumer needs while profitably serving underserved communities that have been historically excluded from the traditional financial system.

We are growing quickly in our hub locations of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte along with colleagues located across the country. We have been recognized among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes’ Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies across the country.

Varo. A bank for all of us.

Our Core Values
- Customers First
- Take Ownership
- Respect
- Stay Curious
- Make it Better

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Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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