Data Engineering Manager



Data Science
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023
Our Story
Hello there. We’re Zopa.
We started our journey back in 2005, building the first ever peer-to-peer lending company. Fast forward to 2020 and we launched Zopa Bank. A bank that listens to what our customers don’t like about finance and does the opposite. We’re redefining what it feels like to work in finance. Our vision for a new era of banking puts people front and centre — we’ve built a business that empowers everyone to aim high, every day, to move finance forward. Find out more about our fantastic offerings at Zopa.com!
We’re incredibly proud of our achievements and none of it would be possible without the amazing team here. It’s not just industry awards we’re winning, we’ve also been named in the top three UK’s Most Loved Workplaces.
If you embrace unconventional challenges, are unafraid to think differently and are driven to make an outsized impact, you’ll thrive here at Zopa, so join us, and make it count. Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram @zopalife
The team:
The Data Engineering team are responsible for the ingestion of operational and analytical data to our centralised Data Platform in AWS. This empowers our internal stakeholders (product, customer facing and risk based teams) to make the right data-driven decisions to drive better customer experience and business outcomes by building credit risk models, analysing product performance, segmenting customer into cohorts, call centre performance etc. Overall, we have a cloud focused Data Engineering team which we are planning to scale in size, the ETL team (focused on Finance and Reg Reporting), the DivideBuy Team (an acquisition, focused on building maturity a capability) and Analytics Engineers (building out critical datamarts).
The role:
The data function has grown, and as such we need to ensure we have the right levels of support throughout. As the Data Engineering Manager you will play a key role in the success of our business and the effectiveness of our Data Engineering team. We are looking for someone passionate about developing people and nurturing them as data engineers to build an enterprise grade data platform whilst supporting our technical and non-technical stakeholders to achieve business objectives.

About you:

  • You will have strong line management experience managing Data Engineering teams
  • You will be focused on team building to foster an environment of collaboration and a positive culture
  • Passionate about creating impact through empowering others and believe in supportive and humble leadership
  • Your drive to improve will identify new opportunities to better the data platform and support the team to deliver
  • Excellent communication skills about to work with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • A strong commercial outlook with a focus on delivering impact for our customers and the business

Added bonus:

  • Experience working in an environment with tools such as AWS, Terraform, Lambda, SageMaker, orchestration tools like Airflow.
Flexible working? Yes please!
At Zopa we value flexible ways of working. We understand the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and the importance of a good work life balance. Our teams work in a hybrid manner from our open-plan, riverside London Bridge office and the comfort of their own homes at a frequency that suits the team and the work they do.
Not only that – you'll also have the option of working from abroad for up to 120 days a year!* But no matter where you are, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to thrive, both in your work and home life, from day one.
*Subject to having the right to work in the country of choice
Diversity Statement
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to better products for our customers and a unique company culture for our people. We are made up of nearly 50 nationalities, have a DE&I forum made up of Zopians wanting to make a difference and we are proud of our culture where everyone can bring their full self to work. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.