Data Engineer

Data, Risk & Analytics London, United Kingdom


The role

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join our “Tech and Data” organisation as we are adopting a data products approach to serving the data needs of the business whilst scaling our data ecosystem to enable the next generation of data-driven decisions at Funding Circle.

You will join the cross-functional data engineering team, a group of data and analytics engineers from diverse backgrounds who leverage the latest technologies to build robust and user-friendly data products. Our goal is to build centrally-managed data products focused on business outcomes and to enable our analytics, data science, and operational teams to create and manage their own data products.

Who are we?

Our mission is to build the place where small businesses get the funding they need to win. 

We do this by uniting cutting-edge data and technology to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. With a decade of expertise under our belt, we've built a game-changer of a platform that's reshaping the landscape of SME lending. Say goodbye to lengthy applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions! In just minutes, SMEs across the UK can get an instant decision, giving them access to affordable funding in a flash. 

99% of businesses are small businesses! And in most cases aren’t given the finance they need to grow. We’re here to change that because the world needs small business.

Want to learn more? 

  • We have a huge impact on the businesses that borrow through our platform, the communities they serve and the overall economy (last year £6.9bn of GDP generated). You can read our full Impact Report here: 
  • To see what our customers think, visit our Trustpilot page: 
  • And we’re still evolving! With over a decade leading the industry with our award winning core loans offering we are now well on our way to solving more SME finance challenges transforming into a multi-product lending platform. 

What will you be doing?

  • Wrangling data pipelines, solving data puzzles, and collaborating with analysts and data scientists.
  • Promoting software development approach to the data 
  • Working in short development cycles and with high deployment frequency to incrementally deliver data products, from data ingestion and transformation to dashboards, reports, and BI and ML pipelines.
  • Contributing to technical design and ongoing development of templates, reference code examples, and code libraries for data products ETLs, and analytics and machine learning pipelines.
  • Collaborating with the data platform team to identify and drive scaling and efficiency improvements for data tooling.
  • Advocating for the use of engineering best practices
  • Proactively problem solving, identifying and confidently mitigating any risks, issues or control weaknesses that arise in your day-to-day

What we’re looking for 

  • Someone knowledgeable about cloud computing and infrastructure. We are on AWS and work with Glue, Athena, Lake Formation, Redshift and more; but we have good experience transitioning new joiners from GCP and Azure.
  • A strong programmer. We work mostly with Python.
  • A very fluent and fast SQL developer. We use dbt for data modelling and apply software development standards to SQL.
  • A confident dashboard creator with a dashboards-as-a-code mentality. 
  • Use software development best practices including CI/CD, observability, cost optimisation, security and more.
  • Care about user experience for data consumers and belief in the potential of data to drive better business outcomes.

Why join us?

Our Circler proposition is designed to support employees both in and out of work, and it is anchored around four pillars: Health, Wealth, Development & Lifestyle.

We offer hybrid working, with 2-3 days per week based in the office. When you’re in the office you can take advantage of our free barista and subsidised lunches through JustEat and we will help support your home working set-up. We support flexible working arrangements so please speak to our recruitment team if this is something you’d like to learn more about.

A few highlights:

  • Health: Private Medical Insurance through Aviva, Dental Insurance through Bupa, MediCash, free access to online therapy sessions via Spill and exclusive discounts with Hertility for reproductive health support.
  • Wealth: Octopus Money Coach, free mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work. 
  • Development: Learning allowance and full access to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Lifestyle: Gympass, Electric Car Scheme and more! 

And finally, we have enhanced all of our parental leave policies - we actually won the AltFi Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 for our Partner Leave policy. You can read more here: 

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. At Funding Circle we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. You might just be the perfect addition to the team!

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.