Senior Analytics Engineer
Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024
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We started our journey back in 2005, building the first ever peer-to-peer lending company. Fast forward to 2020 and we launched Zopa Bank. A bank that listens to what our customers don’t like about finance and does the opposite. We’re redefining what it feels like to work in finance. Our vision for a new era of banking puts people front and centre — we’ve built a business that empowers everyone to aim high, every day, to move finance forward. Find out more about our fantastic offerings at Zopa.com!
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If you embrace unconventional challenges, are unafraid to think differently and are driven to make an outsized impact, you’ll thrive here at Zopa, so join us, and make it count. Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram @zopalife
The Analytic Engineering team is part of the wider Data Team within Technology. We are looking to grow the team and are looking for an experienced Senior Analytics Engineer to join. The team are all about turning data into useful information that helps analytic, product, finance and risk teams get the value and insight that they need! Currently the team is 3 Analytics Engineers and we are hiring in a new Head of Analytics Engineering to lead and develop the team with plans to grow further.
At Zopa we have multiple products and lots of data that we want to make better use of to make better decisions for our customers. So, as a Senior Analytics Engineer you will bring together technical skills that handle complex data and understanding of how the business works, to create user friendly, quality data assets. This role is all about using DBT and SQL to build solutions that represent what happens to our customer and products. Not only that, at Zopa we focus heavily on autonomy and empowerment so you will own the existing data assets with a focus on simplicity and optimisation. Moreover, you will collaborate with key stakeholders to identify customer needs and develop strong relationships with product teams to understand the changes that are coming and how this will impact your area, as well as troubleshooting and working across teams investigating issues and finding solutions.
Analytics Engineering is still a new skillset to Zopa and so this is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to influence how we work, how we structure things and how we best meet customer needs.
- Must have strong experience in DBT, SQL and data modelling
- Have strong experience with scheduling tools such as Airflow
- Have proven ability to build a good understanding of a business domain, product or area
- Commercial awareness of how data is used by product, analytic or finance teams and how our products help them
- Able to get into the detail of data, find the edge cases and oddities that might impact its use
- Fastidious at getting documentation, testing, validation and governance done right
- Able to balance immediate needs and longer-term goals to build and develop a roadmap of work
- Keen to learn new technologies and keep up to date with new tools and techniques
- Be a good communicator, be able to tailor to different audiences and explain their reasoning
- Experience with Python
Flexible working? Yes please!
At Zopa we value flexible ways of working. We understand the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and the importance of a good work life balance. Our teams work in a hybrid manner from our open-plan, riverside London Bridge office and the comfort of their own homes at a frequency that suits the team and the work they do.
Not only that – you'll also have the option of working from abroad for up to 120 days a year!* But no matter where you are, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to thrive, both in your work and home life, from day one.
*Subject to having the right to work in the country of choice
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to better products for our customers and a unique company culture for our people. We are made up of nearly 50 nationalities, have a DE&I forum made up of Zopians wanting to make a difference and we are proud of our culture where everyone can bring their full self to work. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.