Posted on: 
June 2, 2024

Senior Data Engineer

Job Description

Are you looking to have an impact on the daily life of millions of entrepreneurs in France (and tomorrow in Europe)?

Are you looking for a work environment that values trust, proactivity, and autonomy?

Do you feel like our Engineering principles are aligned with your vision?

Then Pennylane is the right place for you !

Our vision

We aim to become the most beloved financial Operating System of French SMEs (and soon, European ones).

We help entrepreneurs rid themselves of time-consuming tasks related to accounting and finance while providing them with access to key financial information to assist in making the best decisions for their business.

Simultaneously, we support accounting firms by enabling them to spend less time on redundant and repetitive tasks and more time on advising and supporting their clients. Already, over 100,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and more than 2,000 accounting firms use Pennylane in France! 🚀

About us

Pennylane is one of the fastest growing Fintechs in France (and soon to be in Europe!)

In 4 years of existence, we’ve managed to :

💻 Make ourselves known as a groundbreaking accounting and financial software for small businesses and their accountants

💰 Raise a total of €84 millions, including from Sequoia, the famous fund from the Silicon Valley who invested early in companies like Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Stripe, Paypal and much more...

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Grow from 7 cofounders to 360+ happy Pennylaners : we’re now recognized as one of the greatest places to work in France (and also remotely), with a 4.5/5 rating on Glassdoor and an e-NPS of 94.

🌍 Build an international environment with more than 25 nationalities, with a strong remote-friendly culture, where 30% of the employees are already working from all parts of Europe

🤝 Earn the trust of thousands of customers and accounting firms and obtain outstanding ratings

🚀 Already more than 100,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and over 2,000 accounting firms use Pennylane in France!

WHY this position is of utmost importance to reach our mission

At Pennylane, every decision that is not backed by data is likely to be challenged (when data is available of course). This culture is embraced by the leadership team, and actively promoted everywhere. The role of the data team is to make this possible by treating data like a production asset, making it available company-wide, and using it proactively to improve Pennylane’s user experience.

By joining us as a Senior Data Engineer, you will have a pivotal role in large projects, bringing your data architecture and engineering expertise to help us meet our high delivery standards.

HOW you will contribute to the company

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be part of the Data Engineering team (7+ people), inside the Data department (18+ people).

- You will be a key architect of our Data Platform, from data ingestion and validation to transport, storage and exposure to consumers.

- You will lead the design and implementation of data solutions (streaming, ETL, etc).

- You will work hand in hand with data scientists and analysts to implement analytics and machine learning solutions.

- You will work closely with software engineers - the most critical data producers - to guarantee data quality and integrity, and promote a culture where data is seen as a production system

WHAT you can expect from your life at Pennylane

Within one month:

- You will learn everything about our company, our teams, and our vision during the first onboarding week.

- You will get familiar with our stack, and have delivered a few small projects which will give you a concrete taste of our tools & processes.

- You will be given time to meet your future stakeholders, and gain a deep knowledge of our product and operations.

Within 3 months:

- You will be fully in charge of items in our roadmap, defining and prioritizing your tasks autonomously.

- You will be confortable with our technical stack (AWS, Terraform, streaming, batch, scheduling, warehousing).

- You will contribute to larger cross-team projects.

Within 6 months:

- You will proactively contribute to the team’s roadmap.

- You will work with engineers and data practitioners on improving our stack and data platform.

- You will share your learnings and best practices within the team.

And beyond: the data team will continue growing with the company

Which means:

- Opportunities to recruit and mentor new team members,

- Increased accountability in project leadership,

- Responsibilities to design and implement new processes, tools and best practices to make sure that your team works even more efficiently.

Who are we looking for ?

To thrive at Pennylane, you need :

- To speak English (level is assessed and appreciated according to the department you’re applying to)

- To be energized by an ever-shifting work environment

- To be highly collaborative (within your team or other stakeholders)

Sufficiently experienced to prioritize business-led actions on your day to day activity

- We know that some people are less likely to apply than others, if they don’t feel like they meet the full list of criteria.

If you’re hesitating, we encourage you to apply : who knows, it might be the start of a meaningful and long-lasting collaboration.

We also want to emphasize that we fully embrace diversity, equity and inclusion and that we’re doing our best to create a safe and inclusive environment. We are committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of gender, sexual orientation, origin, disabilities, or any other traits that make you who you are. If anything, diversity makes us a more fun place to work at.

What do we do to make your work life easier

🏢 You'll be able to work remotely from your country of residence, as long as it is in Europe and within a maximum time difference of two hours from the CET time zone

🌴 Wherever you are based, you will get 25 vacations days paid by Pennylane

💵 You’ll have a competitive compensation package

📈 You'll get company shares to enjoy a piece of the success story you're building with us

🏡 You’ll have a budget to turn your home into a more comfortable workspace, as well as a monthly allowance to work from a coworking space whenever you feel like it

⛹️ Through our partner Gymlib, you’ll have access to 8000 fitness spaces in Europe and more than 300 activities related to wellness

🇬🇧 You’ll have access to Busuu to perfect your English or your French

💻 You’ll get the latest Apple equipment

🎉 We are committed to regularly coming together for company events such as Tech Days (which bring remote Pennylaners together every 3 months) or our annual company seminar, fostering significant moments of cohesion for everyone.

If you are based in France, you will have a French contract following French regulation on top of the additional perks : 8 to 13 RTT, 5 weeks PTOs, lunch credits (Swile), Alan Blue healthcare cover and regular events in cities where Pennylaners are mostly presents (Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes…)

We're working on providing those last advantages to our people based outside of France as well, but it can be quite more complex depending on different countries.

What does the recruitment process look like?

- A first interview with Rémi, Tech Recruiter (30 minutes)

- A technical test to assess your coding skills (75 minutes)

- A case study interview to cover a technical topic closely related to one of our priorities (75 minutes)

- A past project interview to hear about your technical experience (60 minutes)

- An interview with our Tech & Product founders to discuss our company culture

We make sure we move fast; you can expect the recruitment process with us to last between 15 and 25 days in total.

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