Data Engineer

CommonBond is building the leading values-driven, customer-centric financial services company and is looking for people who want to help our company grow. Our mission starts by tackling the broken student lending market and changing the way people think about student loans. We accomplish this with lower interest rates for our borrowers, a state-of-the art technology platform, and high-touch customer service. Additionally, our 1-for-1 model is the first of its kind in financial services: for every degree fully funded on the CommonBond platform, we fund the education of a child in need for a full year through a partnership with Pencils of Promise. We are backed by great investors, have a killer team, and are growing rapidly!

CommonBond is seeking a 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 proposed systems. Additional responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Work with software developers to optimize data architecture and data access patterns
  • Develop data extract, transform, load (ETL) and migration tools
  • Design and operate and maintain our core business data warehouse
  • Ownership of operational stability of production transactional and warehouse Postgres and MySQL databases
  • Installing revised or new systems by proposing specifications and flowcharts; recommending optimum access techniques; coordinating installation requirements
  • Manage database schema maintenance and migration
  • Monitor production databases, troubleshoot and resolve incidents
  • Preparing users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

Desired Qualifications

  • 4+ years’ experience with database management, security, data maintenance
  • Knowledge of Postgres, MySQL, ETL and java or python
  • Demonstrated ability to lead great performing (direct and indirect) cross functional teams
  • 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



Meet Some of CommonBond's Employees

David K.

CEO & Cofounder

David runs the CommonBond gamut, ensuring the team creates internal conditions and ideas that foster external success. He also helps launch new programs to build out the business.

Julia J.

Special Projects Director

Julia dips her hands in several buckets to help initiate, plan, and execute projects that don’t fall in a standard department’s wheelhouse. She specializes in people operations.

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