Data Engineer

    • New York, NY

CommonBond is seeking a self-guided, flexible Data Engineer, who will be responsible for identifying database requirements by analyzing our lending applications, business systems, and operations; evaluating existing data systems and designing and implementing new systems.

CommonBond is building a values-driven, customer-centric financial services company. Our mission is to change the way people think about student loans. We accomplish this with lower interest rates, a state-of-the art technology platform, and caring customer service. We also are the only financial services company with a 1-for-1 social program: For every loan funded, we fund the education of a child in the developing world. CommonBond has been named to the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, the 50 Best Places to Work by Inc., and the Forbes Fintech 50. We are backed by great investors, have an awesome team, and are looking for our next great team member.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Design and operate and maintain our core business data lake and warehouse including:
    • Selecting technologies to use (AWS Athena, Glue, Data Lake Formation, Redshift, Spectrum; others fivetran, looker, and open source tools such as Dremio)
    • Building implementation plans and helping decompose the work into requirements for software development teams
    • Manage database schema maintenance and migration
    • Work with software developers to optimize data architecture and data access patterns
    • Develop data extract, transform, load (ETL) and migration tools
  • Preparing users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems
  • Guide data analysts in adopting best practices with their data models and SQL queries
  • Ownership of operational stability of production transactional and warehouse Postgres and RedShift databases
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

Desired Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience with database management technologies, security, data maintenance
  • Knowledge of Postgres, RedShift, ETL and a programming language such as java or python or go
  • Knowledgeable of data modeling, data access and data storage techniques for relational data stores, operational data stores, data warehouses, NoSQL and event-based data stores
  • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation
  • A deep affinity for data, expert level analytical skills and an intense customer focus
  • Professional but not stuffy – we’re sharp and competent but also fun
  • Experience in financial services is great, but more important is your ability to learn fast
  • Team player – you want to be relied upon and you understand how others make your goals achievable
  • Sense of urgency – you want to “go, move, make things happen, and shake things up!”
  • Nimble – able to handle changing tasks and priorities and adapt quickly

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


CommonBond builds better student loans as a step to shaping the future of personal finance. Lower lending rates, caring customer service, and a focus on community sets the company apart.

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