Data Engineer, Risk & Analytics

  • Shanghai, China
  • Full-time

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, instantly available and universally accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are.

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Job Description

The risk data team in Afterpay is mainly responsible for design, management and continuously enhancing our risk analytics data platform. Delivering data solutions to our stakeholders, the solutions include, but are not limited to: data modeling, data processing, data monitoring, data management, data visualization and data automation, etc.

As a Data Engineer, you will be working closely with platform Engineers and Data Scientists to build, run and maintain data pipelines and data services that solve complex business challenges at scale in the Risk domain. You will collaborate with data scientists to improve data transparency and to enable better decision-making processes. You will also work with business and data analysts to create applications and tools to maximize the efficient use of all data sources.

You will:

  • Responsible for design, development and deliver enterprise analytical data platform to support data scientists and analysts
  • Define and govern data modeling and design standards, tools, best practices, and related development for data marts.
  • Master with large volumes of data; extract and manipulate large datasets using standard tools such as SQL, Spark, and Python
  • Responsible for building/maintaining alerts, dashboards, and metrics to monitor availability and quality of live data, features and models 
  • Lead and support various ad hoc projects, as needed


You Have: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent practical experience.
  • Hands-on working experience in the data technology domain, familiar with RDBMS and big data platform.
  • Experience of data warehousing concept, design and development.
  • Strong software programming skills, familiar with programming languages like Python, C, C++ or Java.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent practical experience.
  • Self-starter, motivated by a passion for developing the best possible solutions to problems.
  • Intellectually curious and comfortable operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Exceptional time management skills; has the ability to multi-task and triage the evolving responsibilities of the role.
  • Superb communication and organization skills, with the ability to simplify and present complex engineering and analytical concepts to an executive audience.
  • Experience with Flink, Kafka, Spark, some OLAP engines like Presto/Clickhouse/Druid/Kylin and so on.
  • Experience working on Amazon Web Services, or other cloud computing platforms is a plus.
  • Work experience in risk or payments is an advantage but not essential.

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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