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Lead Data Engineer

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

SmartAsset is quickly becoming the web’s default destination for personal finance advice. Our software integrates over 130 different data sources to provide automated answers to important personal finance questions. Between our natural dependency on data and an incredible growth rate we generate an enormous amount of (currently under-utilized) user, product engagement and marketing data.  We are looking for an outstanding Lead Data Engineer to help build our highly scalable data-collection and analytics system.


  • Work closely with the Product, Marketing and Tech teams to understand events being tracked, analytics and reports required, as well as experiments and tests for tracking;
  • Work on our Data Collectors / Aggregators
  • Manage the collection and aggregation of several billion events per month
  • Develop the necessary reporting tools
  • Assist with the development of centralized dashboard of reporting and analytics for Product and Marketing teams


  • Must have at least 5+ years experience in Data Engineering
  • Excellent understanding of scalable databases and data aggregation tools
  • Excellent Mathematical and Statistical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of SQL
  • Some experience with Data Science and Statistical Modeling Tools
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Some experience using MPP data stores (AWS Redshift, or similar)
  • Experience using 3rd party analytics tools (Mixpanel, Kissmetrics, Omniture, Heap, etc)
  • Experience using Data Reporting tools, such as Looker, Zoomdata or Tableau
  • Excellent command of at least two or more relevant programming languages (C, C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, etc)
  • Some experience with data analysis languages (such as R)
  • Bachelor in Computer Science, Math or related field of study plus at least 4 years experience developing Data aggregation/analytics tools

Some nice perks of the job

  • Work to solve problems that bring a significant positive impact to people's lives
  • Help shape the future of the consumer finance industry
  • Fun work environment with passionate colleagues
  • Meritocracy! We reward the awesome


  • This is a full-time position, based in our New York City office
  • Compensation: competitive salary with full medical and dental coverage

About SmartAsset (We're kind of a big deal):

SmartAsset is a venture backed, Y Combinator Company. We use our patent pending financial modeling technology to provide accurate, interactive answers to important personal finance questions. We are a consumer advocate, recommending specific strategies so people can make smarter decisions and save money. We have been covered by hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Techcrunch, Fast Company and the US News and World Report.