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Lead Data Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

Title: Lead Data Engineer

Reporting to: Sr Director of Data Engineering

Location: United States / Remote, requires U.S. work authorization; <10% travel

Term: Permanent, Full-Time, Exempt

To Apply: [LINK]

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

About WorkMoney

WorkMoney is dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more affordable and American families more economically secure. We provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help members improve their financial lives, and we have become a trusted source of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public debates about the economy for our 6 million (and growing) members. We also activate and engage our members in advocacy campaigns to support policies and elected leaders to support our core vision that everyone in America can afford to live a good life. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org and Facebook.

About WorkMoney Digital Innovation

At WorkMoney, our mission is driven by innovation and forward-thinking strategies. We would not be able to achieve our goals without the ingenuity of our data and technology team, who play a pivotal role in understanding our members’ needs intricately and facilitating targeted outreach to deliver personalized value. This team is at the forefront of crafting member experiences, whether it’s developing a benefit navigation service for personalized bill reduction guidance or enhancing engagement through multiple channels for faster, more relevant responses and human-to-human interaction.

WorkMoney regularly engages and hears from millions of people, across various communication channels. This ongoing interaction allows us to understand their needs and reactions to the information and services we offer. With our audience rapidly expanding, along with our service offerings and touchpoints with each person, we’re experiencing significant growth in the volume and diversity of data we handle - from storage to processing and transformation. This wealth of data powers our predictive modeling efforts, enabling us to anticipate content preferences and actions, as well as facilitating audience segmentation, analytics, insights, and personalized service offerings. As a result, our data engineering team is expanding to meet these needs head-on!

Why We Need A Lead Data Engineer

The Lead Data Engineer position at WorkMoney is essential for propelling our data infrastructure forward, ensuring it can meet the demands of multiple large-scale projects and initiatives. This position plays a crucial role in efficiently managing and optimizing data processes, allowing us to tackle complex challenges and drive innovation. This is a unique opportunity to hone skills, engage in diverse workflows, and contribute to projects that collectively power our mission to make American life more affordable.


  • Conduct detailed assessments of database architecture to uphold data integrity, quality, performance, and scalability, while adhering to industry best practices
  • Collaborate in the design and construction of a scalable data infrastructure, leveraging technologies like AWS, Redshift, Salesforce, DBT, and more
  • Play a key role in scoping and deploying data pipelines within our infrastructure, ensuring seamless data transfer for programmatic requirements such as integrating calling systems with Salesforce and Redshift
  • Evaluate new tools and propose enhancements to existing systems and processes to optimize efficiency and effectiveness
  • Implement and oversee alerts to monitor data infrastructure health and track metrics showcasing data quality
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation on data flows and mappings to ensure transparency and operational efficiency
  • Promptly address requests for data and reporting, ensuring timely delivery and responsiveness to stakeholder needs
  • Skillfully manage project timelines and deliverables, ensuring prompt completion and optimal outcomes
  • Provide regular, clear updates and status reports to keep stakeholders informed and engaged
  • Establish and maintain a robust issue tracking system, enabling the identification, prioritization, and resolution of challenges encountered during project execution
  • Collaborate with the team to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement, actively contributing to the continuous evolution of our data infrastructure and engineering capabilities