Staff Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA
Operations /
Full Time /
About Nimble

Nimble is a robotics and AI startup founded from the AI labs at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. We’re pioneering the way robots learn to grasp and manipulate any object.

Our ultimate goal is to enable the dark warehouse, a fully automated eCommerce fulfillment center with swarms of intelligent, cloud-connected robots to enable affordable same-day fulfillment for every retailer, large and small. In the process we aim to create one of the world’s most valuable robotics companies.

We’re backed by the world’s most prestigious investors as well as AI and robotics legends like Marc Raibert (Founder of Boston Dynamics), Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist of AI at Google, Director of Stanford’s AI lab), and Sebastian Thrun (Founder of Google X, Waymo, Kitty Hawk, and Udacity)!

Nimble's Core Values:
1) Be relentlessly resourceful - Find a way to make the impossible, possible. Do whatever it takes.
2) Be legendary - Be the best at whatever it is that you do. Leave your mark. Motivate and inspire others.
3) Be humble - Leave your ego behind. Have a growth mindset. Learn and improve yourself every day.
4) Be dependable - Take ownership and deliver. Be loyal to your team and Nimble's mission.

About the Role:
You are responsible for advancing our robotics moonshot by scaling our data engineering efforts. Drive design and development of data infrastructure across our products and internal tools. You will play a critical role in working with our world-class cross-functional team to architect and build the world’s most advanced robotic systems for the world’s biggest robotics opportunity!


    • Data Engineering and Pipeline Development: 
    • Design and implement scalable big data pipelines, both streaming and batch
    • Build and maintain highly reliable tables by combining and transforming data from multiple sources, including high-frequency sensor data.
    • Develop and deploy high-quality data tools using modern tools and frameworks.
    • Implement production-grade frameworks to ensure data availability and uphold quality SLAs.

    • Business Intelligence and Analytics:
    • Partner with cross-functional leaders to develop and execute the team’s BI roadmap.
    • Create comprehensive Tableau dashboards and automated reports, focusing on key financial and customer-related metrics and trends.
    • Provide analytical support for initiatives aimed at revenue growth, process improvement, and cost reduction, enhancing overall decision-making.

    • Quality Assurance and Best Practices:
    • Uphold best practices in reporting and analysis, including data integrity, test design, validation, and documentation.
    • Champion data integrity and quality efforts across all data-related functions.

    • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, capturing and addressing data requirements from diverse stakeholders.
    • Present the output of your work to a variety of audiences, ensuring clarity and accessibility of complex data insights.
    • Proactively influence project prioritization using data-driven insights.

    • Problem Solving and Support:
    • Welcome new challenges and work independently across disciplines to investigate issues and identify solutions.
    • Provide hands-on support in ETL processes and data pipeline construction for automated reporting and analytical solutions.
    • Respond to ad-hoc data analysis requests from senior leadership, providing timely and actionable insights.


    • Fast learner, A-player, excellent work ethic, and ambitious
    • 5+ years of experience in a tech company or in a fast-growing startup. Team management experience is a plus.
    • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
    • Strong experience writing production code in Python, Java
    • Ability to identify and resolve bugs and issues.
    • Kafka/Spark/Databricks experience
    • Experience with AWS

Additional Requirement

    • Willing to work extended hours
    • This position is based in our San Francisco office
We embrace challenges and strive to make the impossible possible each day. We’re not in this to do what’s easy or to be mediocre. We want to create something legendary and leave our mark on the world. We’re ambitious, we’re gritty, we’re humble and we’re relentlessly resourceful in pursuit of our goals. If this sounds like you then you might be a great fit!


Nimble Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws.

Nimble's Benefits

Flexible PTO
Enjoy the time you need to travel, rejuvenate, and connect with friends and family.

Health Insurance
Nimble provides medical, dental, and vision insurance through several premier plans and options to support you and your family.

Paid Parental Leave
Enjoy paid bonding time following a birth.

Commuter Benefits
Take the stress out of commuting with access to fully-paid parking spots. 

Referral Bonus
Get a cash bonus for any friend or colleagues that you refer to us that we end up hiring. 

Contribute towards a 401k for retirement planning.

Be an owner in Nimble through our equity program