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Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Carry1st is Africa’s leading publisher of mobile games and digital content. Operating at the intersection of games, fintech, and web3, we scale awesome content in frontier markets by solving hard problems. We develop, licence, and publish games and monetize them effectively with our proprietary platform. We are backed by blue-chip investors like: Andreessen Horowitz, Google, Riot Games, Bitkraft, and Nas.

As the Lead Data Engineer you will be responsible for our data platform. From architecture to data model to pipelines, you will ensure that the data platform enables our data analysts, data scientists, and business partners (product, marketing) to efficiently generate insights and make fast decisions on our customers, our games, and our services. Collaboration with engineers from mobile and back-end systems will be essential to your success.

As the most senior data engineer in our Data org, you will manage and scale a small team of data engineers and work closely with our VP Data in developing our long-term data strategy.

You will …

  • Design the overall architecture of our data platform, allowing for scalability and modularity to ensure efficient analytics is maintained and new needs can be adapted to as we scale our business and transaction volume
  • Develop the data model for our data warehouses so that it aligns with our current business model and drives innovative thinking around future business models
  • Create, re-factor, and maintain data pipelines to reflect new data sources, to grow efficiency, and to drive a more complex view of business and customers
  • Manage integrations with 3rd party data management and customer tracking tools, both from a product and technical perspective, to ensure reliability, accuracy, and usability
  • Look to the future, and anticipate segmentation, machine learning, and crm services
  • Lead a team of Data Engineers on projects from initial discussions to release, including feature estimation and scoping, architecture design, benchmark of new technologies, product feedback, etc.
  • Experience architecting and building cloud data infrastructure in AWS (GCP a plus)
  • Experience with 3rd party tracking and integration tools (GA, Singular, Firebase, …)
  • Record of building / optimising data pipelines for massive amounts of data in AWS environment and provisioning of infrastructure through Terraform
  • Experience building and orchestrating automated workflows in different environments with expertise in SQL, Python, Spark
  • Has an opinion of where to use Streaming Analytics over batch processing
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills as a foundation for adaptability in an ambiguous and agile environment of diverse backgrounds

Carry1st is a fast-growing, dynamic place to work. And while we are laser focused on building the flagship mobile internet company in Africa, our team is fully remote and 100% global - with people in 25+ countries! At Carry1st, you will…

  • Build awesome, industry-changing products, every day
  • Grow with a VC-backed startup at the intersection of gaming, fintech, and web3
  • Work from anywhere in the world with international teammates
  • Own shares in the Company - enabling you to benefit from the value you create

Some additional perks…

  • Co-working excursions: Travel to meet your colleagues in cities around the world
  • Awesome equipment: Get everything you need to work effectively
  • Remote working allowance: Put an additional $600 / year to optimise your WFH experience
  • Learning and development: Attend courses, conferences and training events
  • Social events: Participate in regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
  • Birthday leave: Enjoy a paid day off on your special day

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. Join us!

Learn more about Carry1st…

  • Andreessen Horowitz shared why they invested in Carry1st
  • VentureBeat announced that Carry1st has raised $27 million to develop and publish mobile games in Africa
  • Remerge hosted Cordel on a podcast to discuss Carry1st and the African gaming market