Point (W19)
Brings rewards and benefits to the debit card.

Data Engineer

San Francisco / Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Point

Point is bringing the rewards and benefits of elite credit cards to your everyday debit card.

About the role

Point is a new kind of spending experience; one that rewards you for spending what you have, actively encourages you to avoid overspending, and never charges interest or hidden fees. We’re going after a multi-trillion dollar opportunity to deliver transparency and shake up the world of consumer payments.

We’re looking for a Data Engineer to join our small but mighty team of passionate and collaborative individuals. We launched Point publicly in November and we’ve already been ranked as a top finance app in the App Store, processed millions in transaction volume, and cultivated an enthusiastic community of early adopters. Additionally, we're backed by top investors like Peter Thiel (Valar Ventures) and Y Combinator.

Roles & Responsibilities: Design and build scalable and robust data management systems Ensure that all systems meet industry best practices and business requirements Create custom services and tooling when applicable Implement disaster recovery procedures Collaborate with engineers and data scientists on projects

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics Statistics or equivalent work experience 5+ years of relevant professional experience Strong algorithmic and data modeling knowledge Experience working with a Hadoop or similar ecosystem Expert in SQL and a scripting language like Python

Bonus Points (no pun intended): Experience working with AWS data products Experience with 3rd party integration tooling like Segment Experience maintaining Data Lake/Warehouse Experience supporting data analysts Experience building a data pipeline from scratch Have built a real-time data pipeline using a streaming technology like Kinesis or Kafka

Point Perks: Opportunity to be part of a brand that is creating a new standard for financial services and enter at the ground floor of a fast growing, mission-driven company. Competitive salary, stock options, and 401K. Full health benefits (medical, dental, and vision insurance). Unlimited vacation policy, paid company holidays, and WFH flexible. We shut down the office at the end of the year for a winter holiday. Free Point Card membership + 10,000 ($100) monthly points Monthly stipends for continuous learning, health & wellness, and commuting.

Technology

Point’s tech stack consists of bleeding edge tech like Node.js, Apollo GraphQL, AWS Lambda, AWS Kinesis Streams, Prisma ORM, and AWS Aurora Postgres, but we are always striving to use the latest tools cut out for the job at hand! 

Working on a modern finance product comes with its unique set of challenges. Operating in a heavily regulated domain with many moving pieces, we partner with high quality vendors that enable us to offer services like deposit accounts and debit cards. This means we must build our systems with redundancy to third party risk. Simultaneously, being an innovative financial product there are many different elements of the stack we must build ourselves, especially on the rewards side of things — this gives us creative freedom to offer a highly differentiated product.

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