Senior / Mid Analytics Engineer



Data Science
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2023

About Zepz

Zepz is the group powering two leading global remittance brands: WorldRemit and Sendwave. Since 2010, we have been disrupting an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players with our relentless focus to reduce the cost of remittances and increase safety and convenience for our users. Every day, our people work to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology - driven by our vision of a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad.

Our brands helped cross-border communities send over $15bn from 50 countries to recipients in 130 countries in 2022. We operate over 5,000 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,400 people globally. Zepz is a remote-first employer, with team members located across six continents.
Our vision is to create a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad. Our purpose is to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology.


Our Commitments:

  1. We act like owners - We are relentlessly delivering for our users and spending money thoughtfully.
  2. We embrace embarrassing honesty - We function best when we're open and honest with one another — especially about our challenges and doubts.
  3. We have a bias to action - We get to first outcomes quickly, iterate and learn.
  4. We strive to be better - We may make mistakes, but always learn from them.
  5. We are inclusive - to better reflect and serve our users.

About the role:

We are looking for a Senior Analytics Engineer to work in our newly-created Analytics Engineering team. This role will report to the Senior Performance Analytics Manager and collaborate with Data Engineering, Analytics and the wider organization. Together you will build new data models and optimize existing ones to drive insights and recommendations from our data. You will integrate dbt to Analytics ways of working, reduce the complexity of our data warehouse and empower data consumers with reliable data to further Zepz’s mission.

Embarrassing honesty - we’re in the process of consolidating technologies across the two brands and building a Zepz Data Platform. Currently, our tech stack includes:

  • Redshift and BigQuery

  • Kubernetes and AWS Lambda

  • S3 and GCS

  • Python is the primary language used for data processing

  • DBT, Fivetran and Airflow

  • Experimentation in Firebase (app) and Optimizely (Web)

  • Visualization in Looker, Tableau and Full Story

As a Senior Analytics Engineer, you will own:

  • Building and maintaining data models in dbt to expose reliable data for analysis

  • Communicating with analysts and business stakeholders to understand the commercial requirements, translating them into a technical solution to ensure reliable self-serve data is available for decision making

  • Developing standards and best practices for data consumption, including educating data consumers on data quality, availability and interpretation

  • Identifying opportunities to reduce complexity and increase efficiency across data models and our data warehouse

  • Ensuring the data and output is of high quality - tested, automated, scalable and documented

This role will have an immediate impact on the quality of data presented and used to solve business problems.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • You have familiarity with dbt to design and implement data models (must have)

  • You are comfortable with daily use of SQL and (preferably) have with a modern cloud data warehouse environment.

  • You have the ability to work confidently with the tools of modern software engineering, for example working with the command line, version control, testing and performing code reviews

  • You see yourself as a problem-solver who wants to understand the business problem and communicate the commercial impact alongside the technical solution

  • You are an advocate for data-driven decision making who strives to improve processes, establish best practices and define standards

  • You have previous use of any orchestration tools similar to Airflow, Stitch and Fivetran

  • You’re comfortable automating processes and deploying applications in Python, and developing production standard Python scripts to extract data and perform analysis

  • You have an open mind with respect to diversity and inclusivity. Our team (and customers) come from all over the world

What we offer you:

Please note that the benefits below will apply to Full-time roles.

We have five core benefits for our talent in the US, UK, Philippines, Poland, and South Africa. If you're not in one of those regions, don’t worry - the Talent team can let you know what is available for you specifically:

  • Unlimited Annual Leave: Most Zepz team members are eligible for unlimited annual leave. Colleagues in customer-facing roles, receive a competitive holiday allowance and four recharge days a year. Feel free to make the most of your time off and maintain a healthy work-life balance!

  • Private Medical Cover: ​​You can opt-in to a Private Medical Insurance scheme. This provides you with access to thorough medical coverage, so you can feel confident in your health and well-being.

  • Retirement: We offer pension schemes to help you plan for and secure your future.

  • Life Assurance: Life assurance is available to give you peace of mind and protect your loved ones in case of the unexpected..

  • Parental Leave: We offer competitive parental leave schemes to ensure you are spending as much quality time with your new bundle of joy as possible.

We are also remote-first as an organisation, offering flexibility for you to work where you need to be most productive. In many locations, we have workspaces, which you can use as you desire.

Most roles in the Philippines are predominately office-based, with this we offer free meals for those 100% on-site.

In addition to the above, you will discover that we have a range of secondary perks (such as the cycle-to-work scheme and employee discounts) depending on your location, to help you thrive at Zepz!

Why choose Zepz?

  • Our team of over 1400 employees is fully distributed across the world. We are working from coffee shops, homes, and co-working spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world but we also offer workspace in our talent cluster locations - spaces we can meet, collaborate and connect.

  • We are proud parents, community organizers, farmers, band members, yoga teachers, YouTube influencers, former Olympians, and serial entrepreneurs.

  • We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

  • At Zepz, embodying our commitments binds us together. We are collectively passionate about striving to achieve our vision and purpose - to continue to provide the best service to our users.

Ready to apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume along with a cover letter (optional), highlighting why your experience demonstrates you meet the requirements of the role. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization. While Zepz supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

At Zepz we record interviews using Metaview (https://metaview.ai). It helps us become better interviewers by recording and transcribing our interviews, and ensures we interview candidates in a fair & consistent manner. It is not required. Please let us know if you’d like to opt out of the use of Metaview - this will not affect the outcome of your interview.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Zepz is a place where everyone can thrive.

So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, and if at all you might need any form of support to make the process as comfortable as possible, please let us know and give us a shot by applying. We want you to be excited to wake up to make an impact every day.