Data Engineer
Fully Remote Remote Technology
Job Type


Remote- United States · Engineering 


LendKey is solving a complex challenge – to improve lives with lending made simple – by helping financial institutions compete in the digital age and provide a delightful customer experience, while providing borrowers with the simple, transparent, digital borrowing experience they have come to expect and desire. LendKey works with hundreds of credit unions and banks to conduct their education finance and home improvement loan programs. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic data engineer to help us build out our data lake using the lakehouse architecture. Our data capabilities and culture are still in the early stages, so this is an opportunity to build a modern, near real-time Spark-based data platform from the ground up. 

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to building out the data lake; including the architecture, design, development, implementation, and support of data warehouse 
  • Contribute to the development of data governance policies, including data normalization and anonymization, chain of custody, etc. 
  • Design, manage, and support self-healing ETL processes, including ongoing data quality and testing 
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in data infrastructure and design and build appropriate solutions 
  • Partner with the product and engineering teams to develop scalable, extensible systems  
  • Work with end users and power users across the organization to translate business questions and requirements into appropriate data structures to be used by reporting tools 
  • Help in monitoring and troubleshooting system performance, reliability, availability, and recoverability of data across the data platform 
  • Build proofs of concept to evaluate visualization platforms 
  • Assist and lead migration efforts from legacy platform to the data lake 

What we’re looking for: 

Culture Fit: 

  • Strong desire to work for a mission-based organization that emphasizes the importance of providing exceptional customer service and aligned with our core values: Truthful at all times; Helpful to teammates, clients, and customers; Present, committed & engaged to their teams and work; Driven to be courageous to make an impact; and Diligent & conscientious in executing every element of work. 

Technical/Business Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • 5+ years of experience in the data engineering field with deep experience in at least one of the major relational databases like SQL Server, Oracle, and/or MySQL, including creating and maintaining stored procedures and functions 
  • A minimum of 2+ years of experience in: 
  • Designing, building, and maintaining Star Schemas 
  • Building data processing pipelines in Python or PySpark with a firm understanding of data load strategies for dimensions and facts 
  • Experience and background in building data platforms for financial services is a plus 
  • Experience in building data visualization with one or more of the following is a plus: Power BI, Tableau, Looker 
  • Experience with one or more of the following is a big plus: Hadoop/Hive/Spark 


Why work for us? 

We have a lot to offer those that are looking to take the next step in their career, including:

  • Opportunity to join a growing fintech
  • Creative and transparent company culture
  • Growth potential
  • Competitive salary and bonuses 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits 
  • Generous vacation and holidays 
  • Company stock options for eligible employees 
  • Flexible/remote work arrangements 

LendKey is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law. LendKey offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process due to a disability, please let us know at 

If you are a Colorado state resident, please email to receive compensation information for this role. Please be sure to include this posting’s job title in the subject line of the email to help ensure a timely response. Base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This information is provided in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act. It is specific to Colorado and may not be applicable to other locations. 

About Us

LendKey delivers high quality consumer loans directly to financial institutions through its digital lending-as-a-service model and indirectly through ALIRO by LendKey, an innovative deal network designed to enable financial institutions to buy, sell and broker loans. The platform delivers the technology, servicing, and support that financial institutions need to establish a strong digital lending presence, acquire loans for their balance sheets, and build lifetime relationships with their partners and customers. Lenders optimize their offerings by drawing upon LendKey’s fintech platform for demand generation, online decisioning, loan origination, loan servicing, compliance expertise, risk analytics, and proprietary balance sheet options. LendKey currently services more than $2 billion in loans and has helped community-capital providers deploy over $4.5 billion in loans since 2009. Visit LendKey for more information.