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Data Engineering
United States
Marqeta on the Forbes Fintech 50

Lead Software Engineer, Data Platform

Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our open API provides unprecedented flexibility and control for industry-leading companies such as Uber, Coinbase, J.P.Morgan, and Block, to manage payment operations in real-time. 

Our team is a mix of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. Marqeta was named a 2022 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, highlighting our company culture and collaborative work environment. We are building a global team as diverse as the markets we serve and we’d love it if you joined us on our mission to change the way money moves. 

We’re a remote-first company. You have the choice to work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive, whether that’s from home, a co-working space, or one of our four global offices, depending on your location. It’s uncommon for candidates to match all job requirements, but if you’re not far off, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary

Our platform is built by developers for developers.

Marqeta’s platform enables payment authorization decisioning, cardholder data security, instant card issuing, in-app provisioning directly to digital wallets, and real-time funding with our exclusive Just-in-Time (JIT) funding. 

Backend Engineers develop scalable software that powers Marqeta's backend services.  They create and review engineering design documentation, continuously improve our systems, infrastructure and processes with a focus on quality, create features, review each other's code and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders across the company.

As a Backend Engineer on our Data Platform Team you will be involved in the full data infrastructure process. Marqetans may choose to work remotely, or split their time between the office and home. Marqeta values flexibility in work arrangements and embodies an inclusive and collaborative culture.

What you'll do

  • Architect, design and develop streaming data pipelines from end to end
  • Develop, design and optimize our data warehouse architecture
  • Develop, manage and maintain Marqeta’s data API 
  • Architect, design and develop projects from end to end
  • Collaborate with other engineers to prioritize and ship features
  • Apply modern best practices in your designs and implementations
  • Mentor other engineers on the team, and be mentored by others

What we're looking for

  • 8+ years of relevant experience working on data platforms as a backend engineer with a Bachelor’s degree; or 5 years of experience with an advanced degree. In lieu of a degree, 11+ years of relevant experience may suffice
  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience troubleshooting production issues
  • Experience designing and developing large scale REST APIs
  • Experience with cloud platform infrastructure management (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Experience with Serverless frameworks and workflows (AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Azure functions, GCP cloud functions, etc.)
  • Experience with git, GitHub, and the pull request workflow
  • Positive outlook towards work, strong work ethic, and ability to work in a team environment

Nice to haves

  • Experience with cloud based data warehousing systems (Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, etc.)
  • SQL expertise
  • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience with payments or the FinTech space
  • Preferred experience with CI/CD automation and testing
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Experience with the OpenAPI Standard
  • Experience with Apache Airflow

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Employee insurance premiums paid 100% + coverage for dependents and pets
  • Family forming benefits including fertility support and up to 20 weeks Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial coaching, and a Wellness stipend
  • Monthly stipend to support our hybrid work model 
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company
  • Bi-annual “Hack Week” to support and reward innovation

Learn more about Marqeta on our Website, Twitter and LinkedIn.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Marqeta is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant on any legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

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