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Software Engineer, Big Data Infrastructure

Company: SoFi
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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Who We Are

Shape a brighter financial future with us.

Together with our members, we're changing the way people think about and interact with personal finance.

We're a next-generation fintech company using innovative, mobile-first technology to help our 2+ million members reach their goals. The industry is going through an unprecedented transformation, and we're at the forefront.

We're proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people's lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the financial world.

The role

SoFi runs on data! In this role you will be contributing to the long-term success of SoFi's big data vision by building out distributed systems and scalable data platforms. The Big Data Infrastructure team supports data use cases across all of SoFi's diverse business units by providing an infinitely scalable, democratized data platform empowering teams to ingest, model, and consume data with confidence. Join the Big Data Infrastructure team as it refines this vision and establishes industry-leading standards for data lifecycle management ushering in best-in-class architectural components and processes in extracting value from disparate data sources. The success of this team is central to the success of the company and your contributions will have a very visible and lasting impact.

As an engineer on the Big Data Infrastructure team at SoFi, you'll be tasked with building critical components and features. You will implement battle-tested patterns and interfaces, squash bugs, refactor code and continually grow as an engineer. The ideal candidate has a strong software engineering background and problem-solving ability. You will expand your cloud computing (AWS) and data engineering skill set by directly working with technologies such as Snowflake, Airflow, Kafka, Spark, Dask, Python, and Tableau. Additionally, you will demonstrate SoFi's core values by honing your skills as an effective communicator, showing personal responsibility, and setting ambitious goals. If you like working on problems with tangible and lasting impact, we would love to have you in our team!

What You'll Do
Directly contribute to high-performance batch and stream data processing systems
Manage and evolve cloud-based data warehousing services
Work with amazing product and business managers to deliver compelling features
Partner with team members to implement and design interfaces and abstractions to the SoFi Data Platform
Create and support systems and processes used for machine learning and data science
Sharpen your skills as a developer and build technical domain knowledge on data infrastructure modernization

What You'll Need
Bachelor's degree, ideally in a technical field
2+ years experience as a software Engineer
Intellectual curiosity and aptitude to pick up new technical skills
Skilled at reading and understanding technical documentation
Ability to focus on tasks and drive work to completion
A passion and instinct for data quality
Ability to influence outcomes and discuss technical challenges with team members
Strong fundamentals of data structures, algorithms, and design patterns
Software development experience in Java, C/C++, or C#
Experience building solutions using public clouds (Azure, AWS, GCP)
Proficiency with SQL and strong Python development skills
Familiarity with big data platforms and tooling (AWS, Snowflake, Kafka, Spark, Cassandra, Airflow, dbt, Dask, etc).

Nice To Have
Prior experience with CI/CD (gradle, git, automated testing and deployments)
Data exploration and analysis experience using SQL/Python/R/Tableau. Experience surfacing insights using math/statistics/ML techniques
Passion and curiosity for FinTech

Why You'll Love Working Here
Competitive salary packages and bonuses
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
Generous vacation and holidays
Paid parental leave for eligible employees
401(k) and education on retirement planning
Tuition reimbursement on approved programs
Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans
Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program
Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)
Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)
These benefits are only applicable to full time employees

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is our top priority. Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and because unvaccinated employees pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace, effective on November 1, 2021, U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated to work from any of our offices, travel for business or attend work-related meetings.

The company will make reasonable accommodations when possible for employees who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability, pregnancy, sincerely held religious belief, or for other legally required reasons..

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this time.

Keywords: SoFi, Seattle , Software Engineer, Big Data Infrastructure, IT / Software / Systems , Seattle, Washington

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