Sr. Staff Engineer – Python, Experian Consumer Services (remote west coast)

 Experian - Company site
 August 3, 2022
 Costa Mesa CA us
Job Description

Experian is looking for a talented Staff Engineer that can thrive in a fast-paced agile environment.  You will be leading projects and developers using innovative technologies. You will be a key player in designing and implementing product features. This is a highly technical role requiring excellent coding skills. You will be responsible for developing a powerful, intuitive enterprise level data platform built on Java, Python and Kafka. 


  • Hands-On active collaboration as core member of a software engineering team focused on providing data acquisition pipelines as part of a highly secure, scalable, and robust platform in an aggressive timeframe.   
  • Develop highly efficient and reliable systems for data centric products and services on an AWS cloud-based platform   
  • Construct, support and operate high volume data pipelines and AI/ML workflows 
  • Integrate 3rd Party or Internal API and file-based services utilizing CSV, JSON, or XML data   
  • Diligently observe and maintain Standards for Regulatory Compliance and Information Security 
  • Without fail deliver and maintain accurate, complete, and current documentation   
  • Contribute to and promote full Agile cycle engagements, including meetings, iterative development, estimations, code reviews and design sessions    
  • Lead, mentor and collaborate with other team members   
  • Timely delivery of documented and tested software to the platform software engineering team.  
  • Own deliverables from ideation to production operationalization       


  • 10+ years of software development experience building and testing applications following secure coding practices   
  • Currently collaborating as a hands-on team member developing and supporting a significant commercial data project in Python 
  • Proven proficiency developing in production quality data processing/pipeline systems in Python, Java, and Kafka 
  • Current cloud technology experience, preferably AWS (MKS, S3, RDS, Lambda)   
  • Experience integrating with async messaging, logging, or queues, such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS. 
  • A strong proven proficiency in SQL and NoSQL based data access and management   
  • Demonstrable familiarity with CI/CD process, testing frameworks and practices (CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline, CLI, etc.)   
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with software and system patterns and their application in prior work   
  • Extensive experience gathering and assessing specifications and requirements   
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment, with ability and willingness to adapt to various technologies and simultaneously work on multiple projects    

Additional Preferred Experience 

  • Experience supporting data science efforts and machine learning systems 
  • Experience developing and supporting ElasticSearch based solutions 
  • Experience with machine learning based solutions including mlflow and scikit-learn 
  • Extensive experience building systems supporting financial services businesses   
  • Familiarity creating and using Docker/Kubernetes/OpenShift   
  • Security and privacy compliance (GPDR, CCPA, ISO 27001, PCI, HIPAA, etc.) experience a plus  
  • Knowledge and/or use of DDA, FDX, OFX, and/or FIX 
  • Hands-on experience with Snowflake is highly desirable 
  • Recent hands-on Experience building supporting commercial systems managing PII, secure or sensitive data and transactions including server-side development developing APIs including REST/JSON APIs   


  • During this pandemic, all Experian employees are working remotely. Once it’s safe to do so, we’ll slowly return to our offices however we are in no rush to do this. The safety of our employees is of utmost importance.
  • Accrue four weeks of vacation to start, five sick days and two volunteer days (plus twelve paid holidays)
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, with a bonus target of 20%
  • Flexible work schedule and relaxed dress code

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and and it reflects what we believe.  See our DEI work in action!

If you live in Colorado, Connecticut or New York City, please contact us here for the salary range of this position (include this Job Title in your email). In addition to a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunity, Experian offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off including parental and family care leave, an employee stock purchase plan and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

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