Data Architect

playAWARDS Austin, Texas



PLAYSTUDIOS is the developer of award-winning casual games for mobile and social platforms, including POP! Slots, myVEGAS Slots, myVEGAS Blackjack, and my KONAMI Slots. The apps are powered by the company’s groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty platform, which enables players to earn real-world rewards from more than 70 iconic hospitality, entertainment, and leisure brands across 15 countries and four continents. playAWARDS partners include MGM Resorts International, Wolfgang Puck, Norwegian Cruise Line, Resorts World, Gray Line Tours, and Hippodrome Casino, among others. Founded by a team of veteran gaming, hospitality, and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS apps combine the best elements of popular social games with exciting casino gaming mechanics. To learn more about PLAYSTUDIOS, visit

PLAYSTUDIOS is seeking a Data Architect to join playAWARDS in our Austin studio. This role focuses on implementing a data architecture spanning from product performance thru telemetry gathering to multi-tenant web BI platform delivery.

The current operations infrastructure is implemented using various technologies such as SQL Server, Couchbase, MongoDB & snowflake.  The next two years will focus on evolving playAWARDS technology stack. This role will focus on determining and implementing a brand-new data architecture to support our partner experience with elegant delivery and continuous evolution.


  • The Data Architect is responsible for collaborating on product wide data strategy, creation and implementation of architectures, and operational processes.
  • Own master/metadata management, business/KPI glossary, and data lineage.
  • Responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the data across the system.  Providing day-to-day guidance to our development, data science, and analytics teams.
  • Build data governance and data related best practices for all product teams working on mobile/front-end, core business logic, 3rd party integrations, and multi-tenant web BI delivery.
  • Extensive knowledge and ability to leverage 3rd party consulting, open-source components, COTS, or cloud services to provide enhanced time-to-market for mobile/web-based BI platforms, data streaming, ETL tools, business rules engines, and optimization/recommendation engines.
  • Define the data architecture for major areas of the platform and recommend actions to maintain cost-effectiveness and competitiveness.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or similar.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Data Architecture, cloud orchestration, automation, microservice architecture, test-driven development, and domain-driven design.
  • Expert knowledge in enterprise data architecture, MDM, data security, architecture and integration design, data system HA, geo-redun, DR, and optimization.
  • Have strong knowledge in Spark for streaming & machine learning, Kafka/Kinesis/other streaming services/platform, Hive, HBase, NoSQL
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, with complex and challenging software requirements, and a keen sense of the solution design and architecture
  • Fantastic verbal and written communication skills.
  • A detail-oriented, organized thought process and the ability to prioritize requirements.


  • Experience using multiple database technologies across SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Azure Big data Technologies
  • Very knowledgeable about various design patterns in enterprise architecture.
  • Knowledge in Scala/Java/python/R
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau
  • Experience with ElasticSearch

Benefits and Perks 

  • 100% health benefit coverage for you and your dependents! 
  • Performance-based bonuses. 
  • 401K plan and stock options. 
  • Flexible vacation policy. 
  • Great downtown Austin location with extensive nearby dining options and vibrant nightlife. 
  • Employee-driven entertainment, happy hours, and team-building events. 
  • Catered lunches multiple times per week. 
  • Snacks and drinks available in the kitchen. 
  • Casual work environment. 
  • An open, collaborative workspace. 
  • Commuter benefits program. 
  • *** During COVID 19 we are currently working from home

PLAYSTUDIOS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.