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Senior Analytics Engineer

Millions of people around the world depend on Surfline Wavetrak’s products to enrich their experiences in and around the ocean. For 35 years, our company has connected people with the ocean. Starting with surfers and expanding to offshore cruisers, anglers and a myriad of other boating, fishing and surfing enthusiasts, we’ve made it our mission to deliver peak maritime experiences. We provide those who work and play in the ocean with all the advanced tools, personalized insights and immersive content to make their lives better -- supplying them with the information they need to make smarter decisions, seek out new experiences and gain valuable knowledge.

At Surfline Wavetrak, we do great work from anywhere. This ranges from our headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, to across the globe. This position is eligible to be based from a variety of locations, including full-time remote.


As a member of the Analytics Engineering group, you'll work on a variety of projects that take our user data and provide insights for the entire company. You'll work with our strategy team through a multitude of ways and have a hand in shaping new features and influence strategic business decisions, while delivering on a technical roadmap. This is a highly collaborative role where one will shape and build our data platform, perform a wide range of formal and ad hoc analyses, and help internal business stakeholders make better, data-driven decisions. Our stack is currently built with Segment, Stitch, Redshift, Periscope, Airflow, and a few other tools.

This is an exciting time to be in a data role here at Surfline Wavetrak!

What You'll Do:

  • Use SQL and dbt (data build tool) to build data models
  • Refactor, clean, and test data models for performance and quality
  • Manage projects end-to-end and communicate clearly to stakeholders
  • Assure that our data integrations and jobs are running and accurate
  • Perform analysis using SQL, Python, and R (or any combination of) around product usage, marketing, and a/b testing
  • Setup, test, and monitor tracking from Segment and other data generating sources
  • Contribute and identify opportunities for improvement in data warehouse and data modeling design
  • Build ETL/ELT packages using's opened source framework (Python) along with job scheduling (Airflow and others)
  • Improve data governance efforts and process
  • Provide mentorship to junior members of team

What We're Looking For:

  • Solid experience working on large scale data platform including end to end data lifecycle (data ingestion, data processing, visualization, and analytics)
  • 5+ years experience building and managing complex multi-dimensional data models 
  • 3+ years experience managing large scale data lakes/warehouses, preferably cloud-based
  • 5+ years working in critical line of business data domains such as customer behavior tracking, A/B testing, growth marketing - Direct to consumer businesses preferred
  • 2+ years of using R or Python for analysis
  • 5+ years advanced SQL - you know the difference between SQL that "gets the job done" vs performant SQL (prototype vs production)
  • Knows when to apply “precision” vs “accuracy”
  • Experience with data governance project(s) and process implementation
  • Able to understand and new technologies very quickly and has knowledge of full technical landscape
  • An insatiable drive to learn quickly and stay-up-to date on industry trends, tools, and more
  • You can get things done without perfect resources, are innovative and work with a sense of urgency
  • You have high standards, take ownership of your work, and are invested in the outcome
  • Command line and git experience

You May Also Have:

  • Passion for ocean-going activities
  • Experience using PAAS & SAAS data offering like Segment, FiveTran, Snowflake, AWS, GCP
  • Experience using Atlassian products
  • BS degree in computer science
  • MS/MA or MBA degree

Inclusion at Surfline Wavetrak:

Surfline Wavetrak believes the ocean is for everyone, that the magic of riding waves should be shared by all, and diversity and inclusion must be reflected in everything we do. In fact, the company is committed to making surfing a more inclusive culture, lifestyle, and community.

We are dedicated to bringing people together across the globe, and we champion and encourage those who bring different perspectives, ideas, and creativity. Surfline Wavetrak recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, and any other protected status.

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