Engineering Manager - Data


Our client is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition.


The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $68 billion in 2019 to $150 billion in 2025. 

As the first publicly-traded mobile esports platform, our client has pioneered the future of the gaming industry. Their platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, our client hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month.

Our client has also earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, a two-time winner of CNBC’s Disruptor 50, one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000.

As an engineering leader responsible for our mobile product you will drive community growth, discovery and engagement for our growing e-sports platform of developers and eAthelets.

You will own both a pair of new and growing React.js / React Native applications, both of which are set to drive innovation in the ecosystem for many years to come.

About the Role:

As part of the product development organization, the Data Engineering team is managing and optimizing core data infrastructure, building and maintaining custom ingestion pipelines, integrating and providing data driven services and scaling to support various business functions and their machine learning models.  We are looking for an Engineering Manager to grow and lead the Data Engineering team.

In this role you will lead engineering delivery as you partner closely with our Data Scientist and Data Analysts teams to serve various internal and external stakeholders.  We are looking for a strong candidate that has outstanding communication skills, has proven data infrastructure design and implementation capabilities, and is focused on delivering objective results.  He/she will be a self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and will enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.



  • Recruit, hire and motivate a world class team of engineers. 

  • Help set the strategy and direction of the data platform.

  • Lead and Mentor a team of engineers.

  • Partner with product owners and program managers to help plan releases and schedule development. Provide feedback and feasibility insights for proposed development features.

  • Define and deliver against department OKRs and KPIs

  • Maintain and promote an inclusive, and high-performance culture, provide support for your team’s career growth and personal development.

  • Leading a team to scale out data pipelines on top of streaming platforms.

  • Leading a team to build enterprise data infrastructure to support both business analytical needs and ML pipelines



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering field or experience equivalent

  • 6+ years of professional experience in software delivery

  • 2+ years management experience leading a team of individual contributors

  • Proven track record of being results oriented with demonstrated ability to achieve aggressive goals.

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies

  • Experience delivering and managing multiple projects through their entire lifecycle

  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following: Python, Java, or Scala

  • AWS or other cloud data products (Data pipelines, Athena, Pinpoint, S3, etc.)

  • Experience deploying data infrastructure

  • Experience with recognized industry patterns, methodologies, and techniques

  • Must have knowledge and/or experience with open-source technologies and impact of build/buy decisions.

  • Able to anticipate business problems and influence solutions through functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Thrive in a highly collaborative and fast paced environment

  • Servant leader passionate about building and empowering teams


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex technology solutions to senior leadership, gain alignment, and drive progress

  • 2+ years of experience on Kubernetes, Helm chart

  • 4+ years of experience with Spark, Scala and/or Akka

  • 4+ years of experience with Spark Streaming, Storm, Flink, or other Stream Processing technologies

  • 2+ years of experience working with Kafka or similar data pipeline backbone

  • 4+ years of experience with Unix/Linux systems with scripting experience in Shell, Perl, or Python

  • 2+ years’ experience with Airflow, Data Lake, Terraform, and functional paradigm

  • Familiarity with Snowflake or OLAP

  • Familiarity with Kinesis, Lambda

  • Prior experience in gaming

  • Prior experience in finance

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