Oportun. Inc

Data Engineer, Analytics

Req No.
Data & Analytics
Regular Full-Time
Remote / WFH
Job Locations
US-CA-San Carlos

Department Overview


We are growing our world-class team of mission-driven risk managers who are passionate about broadening financial inclusion by untapping insights from alternative data. Be part of the team responsible for developing and running Oportun’s marketing optimization platform that leverage Oportun’s core intellectual property for scoring risk for underserved consumers that often lack a traditional credit score or are mis-scored by traditional credit bureaus. In this role you will be working with large and diverse alternative data sets and machine learning to execute multi-product and multi-channel marketing programs.  You will also drive growth and optimize marketing spend across multiple products and channels by leveraging alternative data to help predict which consumers would likely be interested in one of Oportun’s affordable, credit building lending products.


Do you love to pioneer things in technology?


Do you love solving complex problems & designing solutions that are critical to the business?


Do you enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative delivery environment where you get to utilize emerging technologies? If this excites you, then join us and be part of a Big Data transformation journey!


We're seeking a hands-on Analytics Data Engineer that can design, code and provide architecture solutions for the team. The right candidate for this role is passionate about technology, can interact with technical & non-technical stakeholders, thrives under pressure, and is hyper-focused on delivering exceptional results. The person will have the opportunity to influence and interact with fellow technologists, collaborating cross-functionally across the enterprise, and making significant impact.



  • Work with a diverse set of business data domains to design and build data solutions for analytics and business data users
  • Build and maintain complex data integrations for internal and external data
  • Maintain the data domain metadata and data catalog
  • Develop a strong contextual knowledge of the data in use to provide accurate and effective data solutions
  • Create and review technical and user-focused documentation for data solutions (data models, data dictionaries, business glossaries, process and data flows, architecture diagrams, user guides, etc.)
  • Design and execute strategies for real-time data analysis and decisioning
  • Actively promote and enhance best practices, standards, and audits to certify and preserve high-quality data that is fit for purpose
  • Become a subject matter expert on new Data Warehouse technologies, as well as provide recommendations on making improvements
  • Own, troubleshoot and resolve incidents, including escalating and managing problems with vendors
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to deeply understand requirements, insights, and needs
  • Be open and willing to learn new skills!


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/data processing or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience with data development and data warehousing
  • Experience with data analytics and preparing data for analytics data users
  • Experience with cloud data warehouse platforms (Databricks, Redshift, and Big Query preferred)
  • Experience with data visualization/BI platforms (Birst preferred)
  • Experience with data transformation tools (Talend and dbt preferred)
  • Expert in SQL and highly capable in Python
  • Experience with data pipeline tools
  • Experience with orchestration and build automation tools (Jenkins, Harness, and Airflow preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high-quality results
  • Ability to work in an Agile environment (Scrum, Lean, Kanban, etc)
  • Outstanding communication and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of finance and lending preferred
  • Knowledge of customer data integration and customer data platforms preferred




Company Overview


Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a financial services company and digital platform that provides responsible consumer credit to hardworking people in the United States. Using A.I.-driven models that are built on years of proprietary customer insights and billions of unique data points, we have extended millions of loans and billions of dollars in affordable credit to consumers, the majority of whom live in low-and moderate-income communities. Since about half of our new customers come to Oportun without a FICO score, we play a key role in the communities we serve by being able to offer them an affordable and credit-building alternative to payday and auto title lenders. In recognition of our responsibly designed products which help consumers build their credit history, Oportun has been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009.


With headquarters in California and a remote-first corporate culture, our 3,000+ team members work in Oportun locations and remotely throughout the United States, Mexico, and India.  Our global operations include our Mexico contact centers and administrative offices, our India technology development center, and our US corporate, technology, and retail operations.


We feel privileged to have been named a “Top Workplace” by the Bay Area News Group for three years running, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2020 and recognized as a TIME Magazine 2018 Genius Company for our impact in helping to reinvent the future of lending. For the last three consecutive years, we have been titled Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group.



Working at Oportun means enjoying a differentiated experience of being part of a team that fosters a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where we all feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to share our perspectives. This inclusive culture is directly connected to our organization's performance and ability to fulfill our mission of delivering affordable credit to those left out of the financial mainstream. We celebrate and nurture our inclusive culture through our employee resource groups and our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council.



We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all qualified applicants for employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, caste, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other category protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.


We encourage you to apply for this position even if you do not match all the qualifications listed for this position. At Oportun, we will consider all experience on a candidate’s application, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.


We will also consider those with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of applicable laws in the locations where the role will be based such as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance when hiring for roles in locations with such laws.


We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the application or interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to talent@oportun.com. Please include your name and preferred method of contact in your email. Please also note that this email address is for requests for assistance only and not for the submission of applications or resumes, which will not be considered through this channel.


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