Data engineer

FairMoney is hiring!


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

So far they disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth.

They are a team of 45 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.

Job Description


We’re looking for a data engineer to join our technical team based in Paris, France. We are assembling a strong technical team and are looking for talented newcomers to help us build a bank!

What you will do:

Build a data warehouse

  • We have been sustaining a growth of +20% per month for the last 12 months and we aim to continue having a very aggressive growth rate, you will have the responsibility to build a modern data warehouse both flexible and scalable to fulfill all team needs (data scientists, data analysts, business and finance).

Build tools for data handling / cleaning

Assure data quality / preparation / formatting to democratize access to the data for other teams (ETL, data warehousing, data pipelines…)

Abstract business logic thanks to data modeling

As the team is small you will have the opportunity to expand your contribution on other projects depending on your affinity (dataset creation, model deployment, backend, android...)

Our current technical stack:

  • Our customer product is an android application
  • It communicates with a Ruby on Rails backend (sikekiq, rspec)
  • The credit decision algorithms run on Python (flask, scikit-learn, pandas, sqlalchemy...)
  • We are hosted on AWS: we use Elastic Beanstalk, a RDS Aurora mysql database, S3, Kinesis (data-stream, firehose)
  • Prototype of a data warehouse on GCP (GCS, BigQuery, Cloud Composer)
  • We have automated tests that run on Travis

You will have the opportunity to introduce new technologies in our technical stack

The Deal:

Location: Paris, France
Starting date: ASAP
Remuneration: Competitive + Stock Options

Our culture:

At FairMoney we work hard and get things done.
We value ownership and only recruit exceptional bar raisers restlessly chasing the most ambitious avenue.
We love data driven and logical minds that support a direct feedback culture and don't waste time thinking about fancy titles.
We make mistakes, value the learning process and embrace iteration.
At the core of what we do is the customer and we will not rest before FairMoney is improving the lives of millions.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with data engineering and data pipeline (Ingestion, ETL, data serving) / data warehousing / online and offline data flows
  • Experience from building a data warehouse from scratch
  • Very good ability to communicate in English (writing and speaking)
  • Prior use of cloud providers (AWS / GCP)
  • Python
  • 3 years experience

Recruitment Process

1- Phone call
2- Physical interview with the CTO + technical test
3- Meet the team

The whole recruitment process should not take longer than two weeks

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 21 April 2020
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 3 years
  • Occasional remote authorized