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Business Data Engineer at Swift Navigation
San Francisco, CA, US

Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available a fraction of the price of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, drones, precision agriculture, robotics, surveying and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s 2016 and Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home. Swift Navigation provides an end-to-end GNSS solution with a line of Piksi® Multi and Duro® receivers and Skylark™ Cloud Corrections Service. Learn more online at

About the Job:

Swift Navigation is looking for a Business Data Engineer to help support our Business, Marketing, Operations and Product teams. This person will manage the entire business intelligence ecosystem at Swift—from gathering the raw data to the finished reporting product. Additionally, you will be responsible for administration and architecture of cloud, CRM systems and operational process automation.

The ideal candidate will be an independent “jack-of-all-trades” with a proactive approach. Incorporation of scalability/automation should be the primary concern of the finished product.


  • Previous experience in an Analyst and/or Business Intelligence Developer role, preferably in a start-up creating systems and processes from scratch.

  • Experience with Python; you can interface APIs and ETL.

  • MySQL/PostgreSQL; you can administer, query, tune and develop schemas on both server and RDS.

  • Administrative knowledge of AWS architecture and its constellation of services, security and command-line (boto3); you can architect a serverless pipeline.

  • Building dashboards and notification alerts.

  • Marketing/Sales automation, tracking and analytics; you can manage email lists and track a user through the system.

  • Salesforce marketing campaign and CRM administration and development.

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

  • Track record of excellence in both academic and professional settings.

  • Quantitative Undergraduate Degree (e.g., Engineering, Analytics, Mathematics, Economics, Business, Computer Science).

Strong Candidates will also have:

  • Zapier, Slack API, Netsuite ERP/SOAP API, Google API.

  • KPI metric development and a strong business sense, with the ability to interpret data.

  • Linux, Github, Docker, CI/CD tools.

  • GDPR.

  • Security best practices, especially with AWS.

  • GIS data.

  • Node.js, Haskell, C, C++


  • Open vacation policy, competitive salary, stock options, employer covered health insurance, 401(k), commuter benefits.

  • Fully stocked kitchen, weekly catered lunches and tech-talks, free gym membership.

  • Dynamic engineering organization—technological innovation is at the core of our business.

  • Growth and learning opportunities from a startup environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers and professionals.

Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or other defining characteristics.