Senior Software Developer, Data Platform

Canada / Remote
Engineering – Infrastructure /
Your career is an investment that grows over time!

Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by reimagining what it means to manage your money. Using smart technology, we take financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and make them transparent and low-cost for everyone. We’re the largest fintech company in Canada, with over 3 million users who trust us with more than $30 billion in assets.

Our teams ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. We're looking for talented people who keep it simple and value collaboration and humility as we continue to create inclusive and high-performing teams where people can be inspired to do their best work.

About the team
The Data Platform team supercharges the acquisition, storage, preparation, delivery and consumption of data at Wealthsimple.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Scope, design and build services, tools and infrastructure in our data platform across a variety of domains and tech stacks from our data warehouse, to orchestration, transformation, BI, data discovery or more.
    • Become the technical leader and owner for a given domain within our data platform, helping set the vision and lead development efforts.
    • Collaborate with data scientists, software developers, and other stakeholders to understand data needs and deliver solutions.
    • Teach and learn from your teammates, and have opportunities to be a coach and mentor to others. We believe in the power of collective knowledge and the importance of fostering a culture of continuous learning and mutual success.
    • Be an advocate and educator for best practices in data, for both the direction of our platform, and for the users of our platform.

We are looking for someone who:

    • Has knowledge of and experience working with traditional tools/practices/patterns in data platform engineering, such as data warehousing, orchestration, transformation, BI, etc.
    • Is a self starter who can independently identify problem spaces, prioritize them, break down into potential solutions, evaluate those solutions and then execute on them.
    • Has experience practicing software engineering best practices such as test driven development, continuous integration/deployment, etc.
    • Has exceptional communication skills, adept at liaising between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
    • Has the skills to dive into a multitude of code bases, across different languages and domains spanning front-end to back-end to infrastructure.

Nice to have:

    • Proficiency with Python and SQL.
    • Experience with managing and developing data warehouse/lakehouse tools and tech and such as Redshift, Snowflake, Trino, Iceberg, etc.
    • Experience with data catalogue or metadata store tooling, such as DataHub, OpenMetadata, etc.
    • Experience working with Airflow or Temporal or other orchestration tooling such as Dagster or Prefect.
    • Experience with data transformation tooling such as DBT, Spark, etc.
    • Experience working with BI tools such as Superset, Mode, Sisense, Tableau, etc.
    • Familiarity with AWS or other cloud service providers, ideally AWS data tooling such as Redshift, S3, RDS, etc.
    • Experience working with data in secure and regulated environments (SOC1/2, PCI-DSS, etc..).
Why Wealthsimple?
🤑 Competitive Salary with top-tier health benefits and life insurance
📈 Retirement savings matching plan using Wealthsimple Work
🌴 20 vacation days per year and unlimited sick and mental health days
📚 Up to $1500 per year towards wellness and professional development budgets respectively 
🛫 90 days away program: Employees can work internationally in eligible countries for up to 90 days per calendar year 
🌎 A wide variety of peer and company-led Employee Resource Groups (ie. Rainbow, Women of Wealthsimple, Black @ WS)
💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year

We’re a remote-first team, with over 1000 employees coast to coast in North America. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us!

Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

DEI Statement
At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

Accessibility Statement
Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know, and we will work with you to provide the necessary support and make reasonable accommodations to facilitate your participation. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility practices and welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can better accommodate candidates with accessibility needs.