Senior Data Engineer

Job description

About MoonPay 🌖💸

Hi, we’re MoonPay. We’re here to onboard the world to Web3.

Why? Because we think Web3 is a unique and democratizing technology. It gives people back control of their money, digital identity, data, and property like nothing else before it.

What we do

We’re the leading infrastructure company in Web3. This means we offer our partners everything from payment solutions (we call them 'Ramps') to minting software for digital collectibles, like NFTs. And over 16 million people around the world now trust our products — just take a look on Trustpilot.

We’re also big on collaborations. And we've worked on stunts, drops, and partnerships with some of the world's most prestigious and forward-thinking brands.

But that’s not all. At the start of 2023, we launched our own consumer app because we wanted to see if we could build a better Web3 account. It’s taken off in a big way, so we’re working to hone it further.

So whatever your background, we’re sure there’s something for you here. Come help us build the future of Web3 and digital ownership.

Locations Supported 🌍

Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Krakow, Bucharest, Cape Town

About The Opportunity ✍️

We’re looking for a seasoned Data Engineer to join our core Data Engineering team. In this position, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the evolution of our data platform to leverage real-time analytics and drive new data-driven initiatives. You’ll collaborate closely with our talented data team and will have the opportunity to impact critical functions of the business, working cross-functionally with various teams including Engineering, Ops, Product, and Compliance.

As a Data Engineer at MoonPay, you'll go beyond simply building and maintaining ETL pipelines. We're seeking individuals with an aptitude for innovation and creativity, eager to design and build solutions that significantly enhance our ability to leverage data. In return, we offer autonomy and freedom to turn your ideas into reality.

What You Will Do…

  • Provide strategic vision for evolving our data platform to enable real-time analytics and identify new data-driven initiatives.
  • Develop both batch and real-time solutions and proofs of concepts to address complex business problems.
  • Support enhancements to the data platform infrastructure, including hands-on involvement in DevOps engineering.
  • Collaborate with MoonPay’s data team to build scalable, high-performance infrastructure for delivering actionable business insights from diverse data sources.
  • Build frameworks and tools to empower our Data Analysts and Scientists, accelerating development speed.
  • Implement and participate in practices (such as an on-call rotation) to ensure the continuous delivery and uptime of production services.

About You 🙋

You are a problem-solver with a passion for leveraging your skills and experience in data engineering to address complex business challenges. You are comfortable working in a dynamic, collaborative environment, you possess excellent communication skills and understand the importance of clear documentation. Your high tolerance for ambiguity and context switching makes you well-suited for our fast-paced environment.

You're eager to make a significant impact on MoonPay's success and are ready to stretch your data engineering skills to unlock untapped value for our company.

Most importantly, though, you will embody the core principles that everyone here at the MoonPay lives by. Our “BLOCK Values” are at the heart of everything we do - and they are…

B - Be Humble

L - Lead with Empathy

O - Own It

C - Communicate with Clarity

K - Kaizen

What you will need…

  • Prior experience with productionising real-time analytics systems is a must.
  • Advanced knowledge of Python and SQL.
  • Extensive experience with object-oriented design and coding and testing patterns, including experience with engineering software platforms and data infrastructures.
  • A solid understanding and hands-on experience with real-time and event-driven systems such as Kafka, Kafkaconnect, Redpanda, Pub/Sub.
  • Hands-on experience with orchestration tools like Airflow.
  • Experience with change-data-capture (CDC) tools like Debezium.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, docker and deployment types.
  • Good working knowledge of Terraform and Terragrunt for Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Working experience with distributed computing and Big Data technologies such as Spark, Dataflow, and Flink.
  • Working experience with dimensional modeling and implementing data transformations through tooling like DBT.
  • Experience with production level system design and implementation
  • Experience with cloud providers, such as GCP, AWS, or Azure (we are a GCP house)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong desire to help and upskill your teammates, share your knowledge with them, and learn from them.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Prior experience or a strong interest in FinTech, crypto, or web3 preferred.

Research has shown that women are less likely than men to apply for this role if they do not have experience in 100% of these areas. Please know that this list is indicative, and that we would still love to hear from you even if you feel that you are only a 75% match. Skills can be learnt, diversity cannot.


Equity package 📈

Unlimited holidays 🏝

Paid parental leave 👶 🍼

Annual training budget 💻

Home office setup allowance 🪑

Monthly budget to spend on our products 💰

Working in a disruptive and fast-growing industry where the possibilities are endless 🚀

Freedom, autonomy and responsibility 💪

Commitment To Diversity

At MoonPay we believe that every voice matters. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work, and experience a culture that is free of harassment, racism, and discrimination. That’s why we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are a proud equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including, but not limited to, hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, and leave of absence.

MoonPay is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our job application procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities. Please inform our Talent Team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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