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Senior Data Engineer

Circle

Circle

Data Science
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

Engineering at Circle:

In 2020, Circle unveiled Circle APIs: a set of solutions and smarter technology to help businesses accept payments in a more global, scalable and efficient alternative to traditional banking rails (spoiler: we're using USD Coin under the hood).

In 2021, Circle launched Circle Account and Verite to help our users earn, manage, and secure their funds. We built foundational industry partnerships which grew USDC market cap by 10x+. To broaden the utility of USDC, we also added support for digital dollars on 6 new blockchains: SOL, XLM, HBAR, TRX, AVAX, FLOW.

Over the next year, we will continue to grow USD Coin and the Circle API platform to become the #1 US dollar stablecoin of the world by building, scaling and partnering with both web2 and web3 ecosystems. Expect to see product announcements and launches for L1, L2, DEFI, and Identity solutions!

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

Here is our team hierarchy for individual contributors:

Data Engineer (II)

Senior Data Engineer (III)

Staff Data Engineer (IV)

Your team is responsible for:

As a member of the Data Engineering team, you own the core Big Data/ML platform, data ingestion, processing and serving, ETL/ELT pipelines, data governance and security compliances, data analytics and visualization tooling, data modeling and data warehouse that powers our Product, Engineering, Analytics, and Data Science teams for experimentation, operational excellence, and actionable insights, so as to fuel and accelerate business growth.

You'll work on:

  • Work across functional teams on the design, deployment and continuous improvement of the scalable data platform that ingests, stores, and aggregates various datasets, including data pipelines, platforms, and warehouses, and surfacing data to both internal and customer-facing applications.
  • Be a subject matter expert on data modeling, data pipelines, data quality and data warehousing.
  • Design, build and maintain data ETL/ELT pipelines to source and aggregate the required data for various data analysis and reporting needs, as well as to continually improve the operations, monitoring and performance of the data warehouse.
  • Develop integrations with third party systems to source, qualify and ingest various datasets.
  • Provide data analytics and visualization tools to extract valuable insights from the data to enable data-driven decisions.
  • Provide ML data platform capabilities for data science teams to perform data preparation, model training and management, and run experiments.
  • Work closely with cross-functional groups and stakeholders, such as the product, engineering, data science, security and compliance teams, for data modeling, general data life cycle management, data governance and processes for meeting regulatory and legal requirements.

You'll bring to Circle:

Data Engineer (II)

  • 2+ years of professional data engineering experience
  • Experience in multiple data technologies, such as Spark, Presto, Impala, YARN, Parquet, MLflow, Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Flink, Spark Streaming, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Java, Scala, Python).
  • Experience in SQL and NoSQL, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, HBase, Redis, DynamoDB, Neo4j, etc.
  • Experience with workflow orchestration management engines such as Airflow, Dagster, DBT, etc
  • Experience with Cloud Services (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc).

Senior Data Engineer (III)

All the requirements of a Data Engineer II and:

  • 4+ years of professional data engineering experience
  • Advanced experience in SQL in big data warehouse systems such as Snowflake, BigQuery, Databricks, etc.
  • Experience in building scalable infrastructure to support batch, micro-batch or stream data processing for large volumes of data.
  • Experience in similar business domains, such as payment systems, credit cards, bank transfers, blockchains, etc.
  • Experience in data governance and provenance.
  • Internal knowledge of open source or related big data technologies.
  • Ability to tackle complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Self-starter who takes ownership, drives results, and enjoys moving at a fast pace.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to collaborate with cross-functional teams and remote teams, share ideas and present concepts effectively.

Staff Data Engineer (IV)

All the requirements of a Senior Data Engineer and:

  • 7+ years of professional data engineering experience.
  • Led teams (>5) technically on architecture and system design
  • Expert in one of the domains of ETL/ELT pipelines, feature engineering, data modeling and architecture, data ingestion
  • Experience working autonomously and able to identify large impactful projects to pursue with minimal guidance
  • Deep understanding/experience with:
    • Data warehouse architecture and design
    • Integration of the data stack to other tools/services
    • Extensive knowledge with implementing data quality checks

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

The compensation ranges below are specific to Boston, MA. Actual starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Data Engineer (II)

Base Pay Range: $130,000 - $165,000

Annual Bonus Target: 10%

Senior Data Engineer (III)

Base Pay Range: $150,000 - $195,000

Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%

Staff Data Engineer (IV)

Base Pay Range: $175,000 - $230,000

Annual Bonus Target: 15%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.

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