Data Steward

  • Kabbage
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Aug 01, 2018
Full time Data Developer

Job Description

Kabbage is setting a new standard in big data and FinTech, and we are looking for a Data Steward to join us as we continue our amazing growth trajectory. As we offer the only fully automated, online lending platform designed to support continuous customer data monitoring, Data Science is one of the pillars of Kabbage's persistent innovation and sets the standard for automated lending.

Kabbage is more than a lender for small businesses; our data and technology platform is now being used as a fully branded product by other lenders, and our products are growing rapidly. We've received numerous awards and recognition, including Glassdoor's 2017 Best Places to Work, "36th fastest growing company in the US" on the INC 500 List, Fast Company's "Top 10 most innovative companies in finance" and Forbes' "America's Top 100 Most Promising Companies" among others.

Your mission:

Become the expert, owner, and single point of contact within our team and across the organization. Be the expert on the intricacies and complexities of various portions of our data system. Help others to access and understand the data.

What you'll be doing:

  1. Develop knowledge and maintain ownership of the following areas:
    • Data catalog: What data is available
    • Data classification: Is the data relevant and meaningful, what is related to
    • Data dictionary: What does the data mean
    • Data lineage: Where did the data come from
    • Data accessibility: how do others access
    • Data mapping: What other related data is available
  2. Ensure quality and availability of data by:
    • Data quality: What is the quality of the data
    • Data processing: Ownership of the processes for managing and processing the data
  3. Work cross sectionally to gather and share information about data sets across the company

What we're looking for in you:

  • Efficiency: Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Organization and Planning: Plans, organizes, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; focuses on key priorities; manages time well.
  • Intelligence: Learns quickly, demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • Analytical Skills: Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it; exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to Detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Persistence: Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Enthusiasm: Exhibits passion and excitement over work; has a can-do attitude.
  • Work Ethic: Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done; has a track record of working hard.
  • High Standards: Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best.
  • Communication: Communicates information, ideas, and concepts clearly.
  • Collaboration: Working well with a range of people from across the business.
  • Team Player: Willing to help with things that may be outside of my role.
  • Informing: Sharing information and keeping people informed about what is happening.

What you should have:

  • Strong skills in SQL, data querying, and other data analytics tools and techniques.
  • Focus on analytical and problem solving skills, with a good ability to understand business and technical requests as well as quickly process information and requests.
  • Experience with data modeling concepts and terminologies.
  • Working knowledge of different data stores along with bulk and parallel data processing strategies.

The Kabbage Advantage

At Kabbage, our people are awesome, so we built the Kabbage Advantage—our way of being awesome right back. We offer competitive benefits including unlimited PTO, equity in the company, and exceptional health coverage options. Our team members enjoy a dynamic work environment with daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchens, and onsite fitness classes.

While our perks and benefits are generous, the people are actually what make Kabbage great. Kabbagers are curious, creative, and resilient. We are enthusiastic, productive, and problem solvers. And we don’t do it alone. At Kabbage, you will find low ego individuals who work hard to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.