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Data Engineer

London 164

Job Description

King makes great games that offer fun, bite- size entertainment experiences for everyone to enjoy. We have a new opportunity for an enthusiastic Data Engineer to join Core Data Services, and work with the Event Management team who each day:

  • Process 20 TiB of data generated by our games,

  • Scale up to processing 5 million events per second,

  • Populate 4000 tables in BigQuery with about 100 Bn rows,

  • Manage 20 Petabytes of online and archived game data.

Please note - this is a 12 month FTC - maternity cover.

Your role within our Kingdom

We’re looking for a team player who gets excited about processing data at a massive scale. You are flexible and adaptable, open to new ideas, and enjoy making reliable bulletproof solutions.

This is the perfect role for an engineer who wants to continue developing their programming skills and become experienced working in Google Cloud Platform with a broad range of technologies including:

  • Beam

  • Dataflow

  • BigQuery

  • Airflow

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • Terraform

You’ll be joining a team which always strives to follow best practice in terms of development process, automated testing and CI/CD. You’ll be working on the most important data pipelines within King which are relied upon by all other data teams.

Skills to create thrills

  • Skilled Python or Java programmer who is willing to become an expert in both languages.

  • Experience using a scalable data processing framework (such as Hadoop, Spark, Flink, Beam) to process large data volumes.

  • Strong problem solver, you will get the chance to work on a diverse range of problems.

  • You will need to be able to work independently on complex problems and be able to clearly communicate your ideas and solutions.

  • Experience writing robust, defensive solutions. Our data ingestion pipelines run 24/7 and need to handle anything thrown at them.

  • Experience writing scalable, highly available solutions, with disaster recovery aspects in mind.

Bonus points

  • Experience of large scale Streaming/Real time data processing

  • Containerising workloads and running these on Kubernetes

  • Running natively in the cloud

  • Managing infrastructure as code

  • Automating builds, tests and deployments

  • Experience orchestrating data pipelines using Airflow

  • Experience monitoring cloud applications

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that’s it.

Apply now!

Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.

King in London

“If it’s a lunchtime battle on the foosball table you’re after, let’s hope you find the London job you’re looking for.”

Our Kingdom is in lively Soho, right in the heart of the West End in the centre of the city.  We’ve taken over four floors of the landmark Ampersand Building and turned them into a leafy hub (look out for the trees…) plus there’s a sweet terrace with inspirational city views.

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Relocation Guide

Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.

That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here.

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We create unforgettable games that are loved by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Every day we experiment, prototype and challenge the norms.

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