Lead Data Engineer

| New York, NY, USA | Remote
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Pinwheel - Helping banks win primacy with frictionless account activation solutions

Pinwheel helps banks win primacy by making switching direct deposits easy. Through exclusive and first-of-its-kind partnerships with payroll providers, Pinwheel can instantly authenticate consumers without credentials. This new product provides best-in-class conversion, greater security, better insights, and a seamless UX for switching direct deposits at the world's leading financial institutions. 

Pinwheel's platform has enterprise-grade security protocols to power connections to over 1,800 platforms (covering up to 100% of US workers paid via direct deposit) and over 1.5 million employers. From that point of connectivity, leading fintechs and financial institutions (such as Block's Cash App, Citizens Bank, Acorns, Credit Karma, and more) leverage us to power direct deposit switching, earned wage access, income & employment verification, and build innovative new products. 

Pinwheel is trusted and funded with $77M by top-tier investors such as GGV, Coatue, First Round Capital, and more.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Data Engineer to take ownership of our data infrastructure from end to end, playing a key role in driving Pinwheel’s next stage of growth. You will help us decode customer insights and trends in order to identify high impact product opportunities.You will design, craft, and optimize our data architecture, pipelines, and reporting solutions to fuel and enhance our growing data needs as we scale our business. Working cross-functionally to understand business requirements, you will offer expertise and drive informed decision-making; collaborating closely with Product, Engineering and Sales.

What will you be doing?

  • Own the foundational data layer (data lake) that serves all analytics and important product functions
  • Build efficient data models to support advanced analytics and critical business insights
  • Unlock high quality and self serviceable insights by maintaining data tooling, platforms and dashboards 
  • Work closely with product and engineering teams to nurture our data driven culture and build innovative data products
  • Be a leader on best data practices to maintain our high data security standards
  • Be an ambassador for data literacy by teaching others how to use data more effectively

What experience, skills, and qualifications are necessary?

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+  years of experience in Data Engineering, working on large scale data and cloud platforms (AWS)
  • Strong proficiency in Python, SQL, and data ETL tools (e.g., AWS DMS, Apache Airflow, …)
  • Strong proficiency with database solutions like AWS Redshift and Aurora
  • Experienced with Looker, Tableau, or similar BI tools for building dashboards and visualizations
  • Familiarity with data streaming technologies (e.g., Apache Kafka, Kinesis)
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills
  • Experience with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced startup environment
  • Strong business acumen; an ability to understand business needs and translate them into technical solutions

Why join Pinwheel?

Best time to join - Our company is small but well-funded, meaning you are joining at a time where you can impact and shape the company.

Be a cultural builder - You will have an active hand in molding the company culture and being a part of the entrepreneurial journey.

Build Something Revolutionary - Help build the consumer data infrastructure of the future.

Belong - Join a community that is passionate and relentless about building fairer financial systems for all.


Benefits included

  • Excellent compensation & equity packages
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life & short-term disability insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K for retirement planning
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Free Citibike membership
  • Pet-friendly offices and Zoom spaces

At Pinwheel, total compensation is made up of salary + equity + benefits. We recruit motivated and high performing talent, and work to compensate people in line with the value they can bring to the organization in delivering outsized results. The talent market is competitive, and maintaining our ability to recruit and retain the best team possible is a top priority for Pinwheel. When creating an offer, we consider interview performance, candidate experience, external market competitiveness, and internal equity in thoughtfully assessing compensation. The expected cash salary range for this role is $161,000 to $190,000. 

Diversity & Inclusion at Pinwheel

At Pinwheel, we are committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We believe that having people across different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives enables us not only to build the best financial products, but to help us realize the best versions of ourselves. Pinwheel is an equal opportunity employer, and we aim to be an open and supportive place to work.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, Pinwheel requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as permitted under applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Fast APIFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • LookerAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement


Centered around scenic Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District is a dynamic hub of food, shopping, and charming classic architecture.

What are Pinwheel Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity manifesto
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

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