Staff Data Engineer

  • Full-time
  • CKO Department: Technology

Company Description

We're is one of the most exciting and valuable fintechs in the world, with our Series D taking our valuation to $40 billion. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor’s list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

Job Description is looking for an ambitious Staff Data Engineer to join our Data Platform Team. Our team’s mission is to build a world-class data platform that powers our products and analytics.

The Data Platform team is here to ensure internal stakeholders can easily collect, store, process and utilise data to build reports or products aiming to solve business problems. Our focus is on maximising the amount of time business stakeholders spend on solving business problems and minimising time spent on technical details around implementation, deployment, and monitoring of their solutions.

We're building for scale. As such, much of what we design and implement today will be the technology/infrastructure which will serve hundreds of teams and petabyte-level volumes of data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with stream processing technologies (Kafka, kSQL & Spark Streaming) to build a continuously available large-scale event streaming platform
  • Leverage subject matter and technical expertise to provide leadership, mentoring, and strategic influence across the organisation whilst building strong relationships with engineers and managers
  • Build tooling (SDKs/DSLs) and associated documentation to foster the adoption of the streaming platform by enabling upstream teams and systems to easily publish data and deploy streaming applications
  • Implement all the necessary infrastructure to enable end users to build, host, monitor and deploy their own streaming applications
  • Provide consultancy across the technology organisation to drive the adoption of the platform and unlock event-driven use-cases
  • Participate, translate, run and execute the collection of requirements and architecture/design initiatives into action plans
  • Provide hands-on support for all event-based systems including incident triage and root cause analysis


  • Strong presentation and communication skills with a proven track record of influencing engineering organisations
  • Strong engineering background with a track record of implementing and owning event streaming platforms 
  • Hands-on experience working with stream technologies, primarily Kafka, but also Kinesis 
  • Experience designing and implementing stream processing applications (kSQL, Kinesis Data Analytics, Flink, Spark Streaming)
  • Experience working with cloud-based technologies such as AWS (MSK, S3, Lambda, ECS, SNS)
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience working with Docker, container deployment and management 
  • Experience describing infrastructure as code (Terraform or similar) as well as designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines 
  • Excellent programming skills with at least one of Python, Java, Scala and C#

Additional Information

What we stand for

At, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.


We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.


We don't stop at 'good' here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.


We're proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.

Apply without meeting all requirements statement 

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use. 

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us. 

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

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