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Senior/Lead Data Engineer at Cleo AI
London, GB
Meet Cleo

Cleo is an AI assistant that helps over 2,800,000 people in the UK, US and Canada feel better about their money. Cleo can track your spending, set budgeting and saving goals, automatically save money for you, help you avoid overdraft charges, and a whole lot more - all in an engaging, fun and relevant product voice that is designed to nudge behaviour, tear down conventions about finances, and make money a bit less scary.

We are a fast-growing start-up, backed by the founders of Skype, Transferwise and Zoopla. In the past year we’ve scaled the team from 6 to 45, launched in North America, closed a $10m Series A led by  Balderton, and scaled to over 2,500,000 users. We are building a world-leading team as we grow, driving us toward 10 million users over the coming 12-18 months. We’re 5 for 5 on Glassdoor, and we’re all based in Angel, just off Exmouth Market.

What's the role about?

As Cleo’s first Data Engineer you will develop and maintain our data infrastructure to support our scalability requirements and the growing demands of the company’s thirst for data. As Cleo grows rapidly towards 100M worldwide users, the problems we’re trying to solve get more complex. You’ll take the lead in driving improvements to our data platform and data engineering stack to accommodate this growth and provide the best service to our users.

We have a flat and open engineering culture where data and evidence beats opinion and hierarchy. We passionately believe in forming autonomous, cross functional teams who are empowered to deliver our ambitious strategy. You’ll work alongside our engineering team to help us collect, transform, store, and serve data across the company. You’ll also work closely with the data science function here at Cleo; a hotshot team of six dedicated data experts with significant industry experience that are at the heart of everything we do at Cleo.

Some of the things you'll get involved with:

    Own and manage our Redshift data warehouse and the data import from PostgreSQL
    Develop and maintain third-party API processes for data pipelines
    Support our marketing team with attribution, ensuring we have the right information needed to optimise our marketing decisions
    Manage and improve our existing ETL jobs which are managed in stitch and a custom fork of postgres_to_redshift
    Work with various business and engineering teams to ensure reliable, scalable, robust architecture for our data platform. Work with the engineering team to ensure application design accommodates reporting and analytics requirements.
    Supporting data scientists with automation, tooling, data pipelines and data engineering expertise

What are we looking for? Someone with...

    5+ years of software engineering experience with a focus on data
    Experience with data warehousing solutions such as Snowflake, Redshift, or similar managed solutions
    Experience programming in one or more general purpose programming languages, with a preference for Python
    Experience with ETL tools such as Stitch, AWS Glue, Google Dataflow, or Elastic MapReduce
    Solid SQL experience (PostgreSQL preferred). You can not only interact with a database but design new schemata.
    Commercial experience working AWS technologies such as EC2, S3, and Redshift
    Experience with data monitoring, observability and threshold alerting tools
    A self-starting learner, confident teaching yourself to do things you have never done before
    Bias for action. You see a problem, you fix a problem. You get buy-in for your solutions and keep tickets moving. We’re always looking for ways to ship at pace.

Our software stack:

    Back-end language: Ruby
    Web framework: Ruby on Rails
    Front-end language: JavaScript
    Front-end framework: React-Native
    Key-value store: Redis
    Database: Postgres

What do you get for all your hard work?

Cleo is an excellent place to work:

    An above market compensation package (Base + Equity). We're prepared to pay for the very best.
    We’ll pay for you to attend conferences and continuous-learning events
    Work at one of the fastest growing tech startups anywhere in the world. We recently closed a really successful Series A with Balderton who join a formidable investor base including the people behind Skype, Transferwise, Zoopla, Lovefilm, Climate corporation, SongKick and others.
    The team is exceptional. You'll get to work with brilliantly forward-thinking and dedicated individuals every day.
    Our mission is standout. We want to radically improve everyone’s relationship with money. We're not maximising the time consumers spend in a feed, getting fast food delivered, or building an incrementally better bank. We're changing an industry in a visceral way, which you get to see every day in our customer feedback.
    We're an equal opportunity employer and put a lot of focus on ensuring there is an open environment for everyone

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