Data Engineer

San Francisco, New York, Remote

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Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.
We're looking for a Data Engineer who is driven to solve hard problems— the harder, the better. We’re motivated by the fact that our product won’t just affect the lives of a few people in the Bay Area— it affects people all over the U.S., not to mention a foundational part of the U.S. economy. As a Data Engineer, you can define how we instrument our data infrastructure to influence the entire industry. Your contributions to Blend’s data architecture and infrastructure will shape the company’s ability to innovate in the consumer finance space.
Our ideal Data Engineer has hands-on experience building and architecting data pipelines and distributed systems. Using this expertise, you will work both independently and collaboratively with Engineers, Product Managers, and Analysts to appropriately prioritize, execute, and innovate on the organization’s data needs.

How you’ll contribute:

  • Design, build, and maintain data pipelines from the ground up that instrument new functionality such as automatic metrics generation, pipeline auditing, and data repopulation
  • Help scale, maintain, and standardize our data warehouse, with an eye on security and privacy.
  • Manage AWS resources and ensure that the warehouse is performant and optimized
  • Partner with business domain experts, data analysts and engineering teams to build and maintain foundational data sets that are trusted, easily understood, documented and used every day
  • Champion and standardize the overall strategy for data ingestion and usage across different systems and use cases for all types of data users
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in table creation and data integrity through implementation of tests and documentation

Who you are:

  • You have, 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • You have recent accomplishments working with relational as well as NoSQL data stores, methods, and approaches (logging, columnar, star and snowflake, dimensional modeling)
  • You have experience with large-scale data warehousing and analytics projects (such as AWS technologies – Redshift, Snowflake, S3, EC2, Data-pipeline and other big data technologies)
  • You have professional experience working with modern data storage and processing technologies, and you've wrangled enough data to understand the pitfalls of amalgamating data across a variety of systems
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively collaborate with technical and business partners
  • You're passionate and thoughtful about building and scaling a data foundation

Bonus Points!

  • Experience working with highly-sensitive data a plus
  • Experience and interest in working with state-of-the-art data technologies: Spark, Presto, Hadoop or other query engines a plus
  • Kafka, Logstash, Spark Streaming or other stream processing technologies a plus
  • Experience with Python or Go, Docker, and SQL required; Typescript a plus

Benefits and Perks:

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, fitness classes, fitness equipment and more
  • Stipends for work from home setup, internet, and meals
  • Company-wide mental health days
  • Weekly remote all hands
  • Flexible work schedule, with open vacation policy
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Notice at Collection for California Applicants 
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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