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Data Engineer - Risk & Compliance

Sofia, Bulgaria · Data Engineer / Scientist

We develop, serve, maintain and improve ML Models for Fraud and Financial Crime Detection, Prediction and Prevention in SumUp

The team does so by providing real time models and batch applications in the realm of risk and financial crime over the whole SumUp life cycle and products. Together with the risk platform squad the risk modelling team builds the necessary platform foundations for scalable and reliable ML model serving and development in SumUp. The platform enables a global approach supported by local specifics. 

Are you up for the challenge? If so, here is a flavour of what awaits you as Data Engineer:

  • Building and scaling complex data pipelines, that collect data into our data lake and provide data to internal services and external users.

  • CI/CD management for Kafka Components / Data Lake pipelines for the Machine Learning Infrastructure and the entire risk domain. 

  • Contributing to architecture, guidelines and best practices for building and maintaining our data platform.

  • Working closely with the stakeholders on data solutions.

  • Engaging in knowledge sharing activities. 

  • Participate in hiring new engineers for the team

Does this sound interesting? We would like you to be experienced in all of most of the following:

  • Experience working with data engineering on large scale systems with high throughput (3+ years of full time work experience in Data Engineering, previous background in backend development would be a plus)  

  • Commercial experience working with Python 

  • In depth knowledge of AWS technologies

  • Demonstrable experience working with Kafka or other data streaming systems (On-premises, Confluent or AWS Managed Kafka)

  • Commercial experience with Kubernetes as the container orchestration platform

  • Experience in working on machine learning or analytics domainsYou have previous experience delivering Infrastructure as Code using Terraform

It would be nice if you had this experience:

  • Further experience in backend develpment is considered a plus.

  • first-hand experience in mentoring.

  • Previous experience within the financial services and banking domain


  • Help build a world class risk platform using the latest technologies and industry practices

  • You will be part of a truly global data science community, with opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and ongoing training & development.

  • Entitlement to an L&D budget for attending conferences and external training.

  • You’ll receive 25 days’ paid leave, increasing with tenure, and paid vacation for certain occasions. Also, our favorite 1 month of paid Sabbatical vacation. 

  • You’ll receive an individual learning budget and can take up to 10 days educational leave to expand your skillset.

  • You'd enjoy other great benefits such as additional health and life insurance, online fitness classes, subsidized Multisport card, Babbel language platform subscription, free shuttle buses from Joliot-Curie metro station, a long list of discounts and more.

At SumUp, we are driven to empower small businesses across the globe by de-hassling their lives and helping them to succeed. Our vision as a global FinTech company is to build the first-ever global card acceptance brand, and we are well on our way as small businesses in over 31 countries around the world rely on SumUp to get paid. To get there we are putting together an awesome team that is committed to one another and to our merchants. You could be our missing link! Help us grow our Risk Data and Machine Learning Platform team as Data Engineer!

Our boldness, start-up mindset, empathy and love for product foster a creative environment for our employees. We value an entrepreneurial spirit and seek to build lasting relationships among our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can help small businesses grow.

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a ‘team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from an individual/candidate.

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We recognise that candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the job criteria in order to apply for a job. Please note that this is only a guide. If you don’t tick every box, it’s ok too because it means you have room to learn and develop your career at SumUp.