At nWay, we’re passionate about games and we’re always looking for talented individuals who share that same drive. Our studio is located in downtown San Francisco and we’re conveniently located near BART and Muni.


Lead Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA or Remote

Job Description

nWay is looking for an experienced Lead Data Engineer to join the company’s data analytics team and partner with the product management and marketing teams to support our initiative to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience to players across the world. You will build and maintain data pipelines for our product data sets. You will connect to various data sources and use them to create a unified view of our products and how they are used.

We’re seeking an individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and has the emotional intelligence to infuse and further a data-driven culture into nWay’s decision making process.


  • Work closely with Product Management, LiveOps, User Acquisition and other teams to deliver actionable insights into our games to improve our acquisition, retention, and monetization
  • Analyze source system APSs, data schema and data profiles to define what is possible
  • Develop and own ETL data pipeline and data model solutions for integrating new data sets
  • Maintain analytic ETLs to support reporting for end-user consumption
  • Perform statistical analysis and hypothesis testing to validate and quantify trends or patterns identified by the Game Team.


  • BS in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or similar
  • 3+ years of strong data engineering design/development experience to building large-scale distributed data platforms/products
  • Proficient with SQL, Python (or Scala, Java)
  • ETL orchestration tools (Airflow, Luigi, etc.)
  • Familiar with AWS services (S3, Lambda, EMR, etc.)
  • Experience creating, operating and analyzing multiple simultaneous A/B tests
  • Understanding of BI Dashboards using a tool like Tableau
  • Ability to act on changing priorities and juggle competing projects and deadlines
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Understanding of free-to-play game mechanics a strong plus
  • Strong desire to learn emerging businesses and technologies (e.g., blockchain).

 Why you want to work here

At nWay, we’re passionate about creating meaningful entertainment through real games with digital ownership and we’re always looking for talented individuals who share that same drive. We’re a small startup defined by a very collaborative, lean and laid back culture where everyone just wants to get things done. Our office is located in the heart of San Francisco and we’re conveniently located near BART, Muni, SF Ferry and Caltrain. We also offer medical, dental, vision insurances, FSA and commuter options. Most importantly,  we do our best to keep everyone’s belly full with a fully stocked snack room plus office lunches!

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