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Senior BI Engineer

GoCardless

GoCardless

Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

About us

At GoCardless we believe bank payments are the best way to pay and get paid. We also believe that bank account data is a powerful tool to make better, faster decisions. We’re making it easy to use both- for businesses everywhere.

GoCardless is used for domestic and international payments by 75,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion across 30 countries. We’re an award-winning London based fintech, with additional offices in Riga, Paris and Melbourne.

The role

Our Business Intelligence Engineers help support our growing business and build out our data capabilities. You will provide technical guidance and leadership to our talented team of BI Engineers working on our data pipelines and data warehouse. The BI team help to define and build GoCardless’s data solutions which provide the foundations for deep insight into a fast-growing business and do so with scale and resilience in mind from day one. You’ll help people in all areas of GoCardless make better, faster, more data-driven conclusions and develop an expert knowledge of all areas of our operation.

What excites you

  • Providing technical leadership in prototyping, designing and building pipelines which take raw data from production systems and deliver them in a format suitable for analytic workloads fully leveraging the capabilities of Google Cloud Platform and BigQuery.
  • Leading the effort to develop coherent and performant data models that transform large, complex and disparate datasets into explorable, understandable and accurate data products - we’re using dbt and Looker at GoCardless
  • Strengthening data quality and reliability and maintaining our documentation culture
  • Collaborating with BI Analysts and other data teams to create a data architecture that powers their deep-dive analysis to both test specific hypotheses and generate new business insights
  • Collaborating with our team of Data Infrastructure Engineers to design and implement ingestion pipelines for new data sources, leveraging their tooling to expand the breadth of the GoCardless data warehouse

What excites us

  • Strong expertise in data modelling, database design, and database management systems (e.g., SQL, NoSQL, relational databases).
  • Experience with Big Data technologies (e.g. BigQuery, Snowflake) and working with data at significant scale
  • Proficiency in data integration techniques, ETL processes and data pipeline architectures.
  • Proficiency in a modern programming language such as Python
  • You have demonstrable success working in a fast paced environment alongside a multi-disciplined team
  • You can communicate your work clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and resolve complex data-related issues.

We don’t expect you to meet every requirement. If you’re excited by this role, we encourage you to apply.

(some of) The good stuff

  • Wellbeing - stay healthy with dedicated support and medical cover
  • Work away scheme - you can apply to work away from your country of residence for up to 90 days in any 12 month period
  • Adaptive Working - allows you to work flexibly, around your lifestyle
  • Equity - all permanently employed GCs get equity to help you make a valuable contribution
  • Parental leave - to suit everyone embarking on life's great adventure
  • Learning Budget - lead your own development with an annual learning budget
  • Time off - generous holiday allowance, + 3 annual volunteer days, + 4 annual business-wide wellness days (‘GC Fridays’)

Life at GoCardless

We're an organisation defined by our values; We start with why before we begin any project, to ensure it’s aligned with our mission. We act with integrity, always. We care deeply about what we do and we know it's essential that we be humble whilst we do it. Working this way creates the GC magic- the reason we all love showing up to work.

Diversity & Inclusion

We’re building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we’re going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of ‘GeeCee’s’ that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in - with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.

We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2022;

Female Employees - 46%

Ethnic background - 32%

Identify as LGBTQIA - 10%

Neurodivergent - 9%

We’re rooting for you during your application and GoCardless aims to provide reasonable adjustments to make our recruitment process as remarkable and accessible as we can. Please speak to your Talent Partner if you need extra support.

If you want to learn more, you can read about our Employee Resource Groups and objectives here as well as our latest D&I Report

Sustainability

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment, leaving a more sustainable world for future generations. In 2021 we became co-founders of the Tech Zero coalition, a group of businesses committed to taking climate action as part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero. We aim to reduce our impact and to create positive change on the natural world. Check out our sustainability action plan here.

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