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Data Engineer

London 164

Job Description

We are looking for a talented and proactive Data Engineer to join our Shared Services team located in our Barcelona office.

Your role within our Kingdom

You will be working with stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast- paced environment across our Game and Business Operations organisation. You’ll help us to improve data architecture standards, create automation solutions to data collection and consumption. You will play a key role in the Shared Services team within the Player and Quality Service department to ensure the best performance of our product with the goal of providing the best support experience to our players.

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide on- going reporting and performance monitoring from multiple data sources on QA metrics

  • Assist on any integration and small configuration to our systems, such as exploiting external APIs and system automations

  • Develop and optimise QA ETL, the data model and dashboards/reports.

  • Translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation. Helping to scope and prioritise future work.

Skills to create thrills

There is plenty of scope at King for you to learn from your colleagues in the areas where you have less experience, and to share your own skills where you are stronger.

Specific factors that are helpful to excel in this role include:

  • Can write high- quality and super- efficient SQL in your sleep, and can optimise a complex SQL query standing upside- down

  • Are comfortable creating and maintaining ETL jobs in both GUI and shell script environments

  • Experience working with massively parallel processing technologies (e.g BigQuery, Hadoop)

  • Experience orchestrating data pipelines using Airflow

  • Integrating 3rd party data sources using APIs

  • Experience with programming/scripting languages such as Python, JavaScript, Bash

  • Ability to translate business needs into technical specifications: Define the right data, analyses or interpretations leading to the right recommendations

  • Experience of Business Intelligence (BI) tools such as Looker, Tableau or QlikView

  • Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualising or reporting your results/analyses so they are clear and unambiguous to technical and non- technical audiences

Bonus points

Other experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes:

  • Knowledge of Looker

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Experience in the games industry, customer service or similarly customer- facing digital businesses

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 Barcelona

“Even if you came to Spain to try and become the next Messi, there may still be a job in Barcelona for you.”

Barcelona is energetic, avant-garde and has the self-confident swagger of an ever-growing city. Our Barcelona Kingdom fills 6 floors in the heart of the 22@ district – a district that’s at the centre of innovation in the city.

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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 – like rolling down the Ramblas, taking a siesta or finding your seat (out of 99.786) at Camp Nou.

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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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