Team Lead Data Engineer


Lendi is looking for an experienced Team Lead Data Engineer to join our Technology team.

In an ever-changing regulatory environment, Lendi Group is leading the charge in developing industry-first technology designed to offer Australian homeowners transparency, simplicity and convenience in their home loan experience. Engineering is forefront in this charge as we look to automate and build out scalable and reliable systems to support our customers and counterparty banks.

Lendi Group, comprising both the Lendi and Aussie Home Loans brands is looking for an experienced Team Lead to head up a newly formed data pipelines team. The Team Lead will be responsible for managing a small team of up to 5 data engineers.

What you'll be doing:

You’ll be a valued member of our engineering team. We value evidence-backed opinions and will have the opportunity to play an integral part in driving the engineering team’s rhythm, culture and processes with opportunities in planning and resource allocation, architecture and design, coding, deployment, and support. This newly-created role will work as part of our Data Pipelines team and will play a pivotal role in ensuring data integrity, governance and data pipelines.

  • Driving strong agile practices in the team

  • Managing a small and talented team of data engineers

  • Owning major parts of the system, designing and delivering quality stable solutions

  • Managing and optimising core data infrastructure (Snowflake)

  • Setting up and maintaining ETL pipelines (Airflow, Snowflake [Snowflake Tasks], Fivetran, Segment, Kafka)

  • Managing data infrastructure CI/CD pipelines

  • Set-up and maintenance of error logging and data health check processes

  • Owning major parts of the system, designing and delivering quality stable solutions

  • Collaborating as part of a cross-functional agile team.

What you’ll bring:

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills

  • Previous experience in managing a small number of engineers

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a technical data role

  • Advanced SQL scripting and modelling skills

  • Proficiency with Python

  • Proficiency with Airflow

  • Familiarity with Tableau or similar BI tools

  • Strong event driven data experience

  • A demonstrable ability to implement, maintain and manage databases and data warehouses (e.g. Relational [Postgres], NoSQL [DynamoDb/MongoDb], Warehouse [Snowflake])

  • Understanding of DevOps principles and processes [Data Infrastructure as Code]

  • Ability to work with others to design and architect data solutions

  • A passion for data governance

  • A strong grasp on best practice and the ability to guide and mentor other members on the team

  • A passion for building automated, fault-tolerant and reliable pipelines

  • A “you build it, you own it” mentality

  • The ability to work productively as part of an agile team

  • A desire to continually improve the way in that you and your team work

  • Proficient understanding of Git and code management tools (Bitbucket, GitHub, etc)

  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with your team, managers and stakeholders

  • A positive can-do attitude.

Benefits and perks:

  • At Lendi we take career development seriously. We have the opportunities, budget and frameworks in place to propel your career in the direction you want to take it!

  • Enjoy the flexibility of remote working arrangements: while headquartered in Sydney, we are open to applicants anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard

  • A week's additional annual leave after 3 years' service

  • 'Awesome Days' - an extra day's leave each year for you to do something awesome!

  • Regular social and team building activities.

Lendi is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion at our company.


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