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Principal Data Engineer: Data Quality Automation & Tooling



Data Science, Quality Assurance
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

DriveWealth, the pioneer of fractional equities trading and embedded investing, is a visionary technology company that empowers more than 100 partners around the world to engage their customers by placing the markets in the palm of their hand. We believe the future is fractional, transactional and mobile. Every mobile device should be a gateway to accessing investing and savings products, services, advice, and assistance for global citizens of all ages, wealth stages, and levels of financial expertise. DriveWealth’s unparalleled consultative support and cloud-based, industrial strength technology platform allow partners to seamlessly offer branded investing experiences to drive customer acquisition, loyalty, retention, and revenue growth. DriveWealth’s commitment to continuous evolution and innovation makes it the partner of choice for powering the future of investing.

Recently completing a Series D raise, DriveWealth’s mission is to democratize investing globally by working with partners to invent new ways to use its API-based technology to provide emerging investors with cutting-edge embedded experiences, offer first-time access to U.S. markets, and the ability to begin investing with as little as $1. DriveWealth is committed to empowering consumers around the world to become owners by delivering the most modern brokerage infrastructure, unparalleled industry expertise, and a culture of continued evolution.

About the role

The Data & Analytics team at DriveWealth creates data outputs and products for internal and external customers. We are looking for someone that thrives on making sure the data delivered to customers and external partners is exactly as intended. To make that happen the individual should be able to “think” like a customer and proactively seek out challenge points in the development process, address those challenges with tooling or process recommendations and create monitors that actively notify responsible parties in the data team or the application teams. Although this role focuses on data output, it will work across the technology team as necessary given how central data output is to growing and scaling DriveWealth.

Ensuring the quality of data is a key focus of DriveWealth as we process millions of financial data points each day. This role will build, maintain and monitor an automated data test suite that can scale with our business needs. It will be necessary to partner closely with the broader technology and product teams to ensure the development process and monitoring tooling can scale with the business. The candidate should be excited about working at a startup balancing competing priorities as an early member of a team focused on producing top tier data products.

What you'll do

  • Design, develop and maintain a suite of data automation tooling for testing and monitoring that spans from data ingestion to data output
  • Work with team to establish best in class development practices that put data quality first without unnecessarily hindering deployment time.
  • Act as a data evangelist on data quality and testing. Working across the company with Product Management, Development, and Operations to advocate for testing process through automation
  • Lead by example: writing testing plans and routines, manage continuous integration and regression testing processes
    • Create test plans and test cases
    • Execute and automate test cases, and perform bug tracking
    • Help create and implement quality processes and requirements
  • Be a thought leader on best in class practices for data quality, leading the decision of necessary tooling and workflow
  • Help ensure the broader data culture has quality at its core through designing, monitoring and maintaining QA reports, KPIs & quality trends
  • Work with the team on architectural discussions and end to end data product deliverables (from ingestion to final output)

What you'll need

  • 7+ years working in software and/or data engineering
  • 4+ years of automating backend testing of data outputs, including informing if not owning a portion of the development process
  • 2+ years as a people manager, including both full time employees and consultants
  • Strong knowledge of github and CI/CD framework for data teams (ideally experience with DBT)
  • Fluent in SQL and Python
  • Familiarity with Databricks
  • Experience working within larger data team balancing workload of establishing testing process, writing tests and verifying others work
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent program
  • Bonus points for
    • Brokerage experience (or related industry)
    • Familiarity with AWS

Compensation package offerings are based on candidate experience and technical qualifications, as it relates to the role. These are identified and determined throughout your interviewing experience.

Please note
: at this time, we are not able to hire in all states.

Remote (Most US States) Pay Range
$200,000$240,000 USD

US Benefits

  • Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD & STD. HSA and FSA options.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k plan
  • Flexible working hours and work from home
  • Continuing education and conferences reimbursement
  • Fitness/Wellbeing reimbursement
  • Lunch program, snacks and beverages available in the office

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, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of DriveWealth outside of the Talent organization. DriveWealth’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Greenhouse (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of DriveWealth. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.