Data Lead at Balena

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Balena



What you will work on

At balena, we aim to continually improve user experience by removing friction and maximizing adoption, engagement, and retention. As a Data Lead, you will develop a deep understanding of our platform and analytics ecosystem, and work closely with our engineering, data, and product teams to build, support, and enhance the infrastructure for processing various data streams and delivering sophisticated analyses.

You will develop scalable frameworks and solutions to empower analytics stakeholders to dig into the data, identify patterns, and answer their own questions. Your mission will be to strengthen our self-service analytics capability – enabling internal teams, and eventually, our end users, to explore, uncover insights, and make strategic decisions.

Data Lead at Balena


  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of systems and tools that enable data collection, processing, analysis, and monitoring at scale
  • Establish standards, introduce and evangelize data engineering best practices, and drive the usage of new data products and tooling across the entire team
  • Be hands-on with setting up pipelines and architecting data models, and coordinate event instrumentation efforts
  • Support the team with tracking and storing data, exploring user paths, analyzing activity, and generating insights about the product and user behavior. Provide mentoring and training, as needed.
  • Collaborate with engineers to build dashboards and UIs that provide visibility into product performance, user flows, funnel conversion, and feature adoption


  • Experience setting up and deploying data pipelines and stores in production
  • Strong architecture, modeling, and analytical skills with a focus on data quality
  • Knowledge of common tools and best practices for data processing and analysis
  • Product intuition – learning about customers, articulating use cases, understanding their needs and challenges, and developing scalable solutions
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, make trade-off decisions, and own projects end-to-end
  • Continuous improvement mindset, and desire to make self and others more effective
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and fluency in English

Bonus points

  • Experience with technologies like PostgreSQL, TypeScript, Kafka, and Docker
  • Background in designing and developing analytics platforms and/or BI tools
  • Experience working with analytics and marketing performance platforms (e.g., Amplitude)
  • Background in partnering effectively with product and engineering teams

Make sure to let us know if any of these items apply to you


  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous vacation allowance (PTO)
  • 3 months maternity and paternity leave for new parents
  • Equipment of your choice and hardware for side projects
  • Annual company gathering in an international location
  • Working with a talented and globally distributed team
  • Flexible schedules by default
  • First month spent working on a project of your choice, with a mentor, to gain product knowledge and learn balena working practices and culture

Who we are

Balena is a highly distributed company that has embraced a remote-first approach since 2013. We are a group of individuals from across the globe working together to achieve our mission: “reduce friction for fleet owners and unlock the power of physical computing”. For us, this means removing the barriers to entry for developing IoT products, whether that’s easing software deployments with balenaCloud, simplifying image flashing with balenaEtcher, or offering our own hardware based on our experience seeing thousands of devices running in production environments. We’re engineering a complete, end-to-end solution that makes it easy for any developer to manage their Fleets at the Edge.

How we work

  • We place trust and autonomy in our team to own the outcome of their work.
  • We practice radical candor and transparency with open, honest, and clear communications.
  • We embrace first-principles thinking and constantly challenge our assumptions.
  • We organize ourselves based on the best use of our collective abilities to solve our highest priority problems at any given time, rather than by a strict hierarchy.
  • We’re not afraid to fail as long as we learn from our mistakes.
  • We’re always looking for common patterns that allow us to reduce complexity.
  • We embrace short-term pain for long-term gain, building products that will stand the test of time.


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