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Lead Data Engineer

Role OverviewApplication
Job Type:
tastyworks, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Company Name: tastylive

As a Lead Data Engineer, you will be responsible for driving the vision and strategy for our data foundation and analytics efforts, building and scaling a top-notch data engineering team, and designing and launching new data pipelines and models in production.

What you'll do

  • Proactively drive the vision for data foundation and analytics to accelerate the development and improvement of cross-platform components, and define and execute a plan to achieve that vision 
  • Define processes to achieve operational excellence in all areas, including project management and system reliability 
  • Build and lead a high-performing data engineering team, designed to scale 
  • Drive the design, development, and deployment of new data models and pipelines in production 
  • Ensure data quality across the product vertical and related business areas 
  • Define and manage SLAs for all data sets and processes running in production 
  • Conceptualize and own the data architecture for multiple large-scale projects, evaluating design and operational cost-benefit tradeoffs within systems 
  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, and data scientists to understand data needs and present key data insights visually 
  • Solve complex data integration problems, utilizing optimal ELT patterns, frameworks, query techniques, and structured and unstructured data sources 
  • Optimize pipelines, dashboards, frameworks, and systems to facilitate easier development of data artifacts 
  • Influence product and cross-functional teams to identify data opportunities to drive impact 

Who you are 

  • Extensive experience scaling and managing teams 
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, with experience initiating and driving projects 
  • Proven project management experience 
  • Extensive data architecture experience 
  • Proficiency in SQL or similar languages 
  • Strong programming skills, with a strong understanding of functional programming (Python) 
  • Experience in data telemetry, data-driven performance and reliability improvement across platforms and/or products (preferred) 
  • Experience automating data auditing through comprehensive lineage tools (preferred) 
  • Expertise in building reliable and scalable ELT pipelines 

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of SDLC and enterprise architecture patterns 
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in delivering scalable enterprise-grade solutions 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced dynamic environment 
  • Well-organized approach to problem-solving and debugging 

Our Tools 

  • Snowflake (data warehouse) 
  • dbt (transformations) 
  • Prefect (workflow management) 
  • Looker (visualization) 
  • AWS (cloud services including ECR, S3, and EKS) 
  • Terraform (infrastructure) 
  • Github (version control and automation) 
  • Custom Python and SQL scripts you

Team Perks

  • Hybrid or Fully remote work supported
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Subsidized Engineering Training Program
  • Stock Purchase Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Wellness & Mental Health Programs
  • Charitable Donation Matching
  • Fifteen days of vacation per year
  • Five sick days per year
  • Two Paid Volunteer Days Off
  • Daily catered lunch when in the office
  • Full kitchen with snacks and beverages
  • Dog-friendly office
  • In-building gym
  • CTA stop a block away, Shuttle to/from Metra
  • Office located in the West Loop - Chicago's growing center of tech, great cuisine, and high-end bars

Our Company

The tastytrade, Inc. family of companies empowers individual traders differently. Founded in 2011 as an online financial media network, tastylive is now affiliated with companies like a brokerage firm (tastyworks in 2017), a research lab (quiet foundation in 2018), and a magazine (luckbox in 2019). In 2021, London-based IG Group acquired tastytrade, Inc. and assigned it to lead business in North America. This combined team has years of experience like institutional brokers but also a passion for disrupting the entire trading industry.  
Our dream is simple: we want more people to find more success with a better trading experience. That’s why we’re investing heavily in the right people, technology, and media to make that happen in the US and across the globe.

Location: We have two great offices in the West Loop of Chicago and are currently hybrid meaning we’d love to see your face a few days a week!  

19 N Sangamon St. 
Chicago, IL 60607 

tastyworks | IG NA
1000 W Fulton Market #220
Chicago, IL 60607 

*Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they have every single qualification. Our team is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! 


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