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Staff Data Engineer

V4P FEB19 014

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Technology & Development

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Staff Data Engineer

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross- platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, eSports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences. 

We are seeking a Staff Data Engineer in our Ads Engineering team, crafting ground breaking mobile advertising technologies to build the next generation of our Ads Platform. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and build Data Pipelines to collect, transform, store, analyze, explore and visualize.
  • Craft and build cloud- based data lakes and data warehouses
  • Work with the product team to understand data sources, use cases and data models.
  • Choose the right technology stack to align with those use cases with scalability.
  • Collaborate with the other team members across different teams.
  • Develop alert & monitoring systems and procedures for faster disaster recovery. 
  • Provide technical directions and mentor other specialists and engineers

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong experience in Software Development in Java or Python
  • Working experience in building data warehouses and data lakes.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated ability working with relational databases such as MySQL, Postgres etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in NoSQL databases like Bigtable, Cassandra, HBase etc.
  • Expert level SQL skills and database performance concepts.
  • Experience in relational and dimensional data modeling.
  • Experience with developing extract- transform- load (ETL).
  • Understanding of distributed computing frameworks like Apache Spark and Flink.
  • Should be able to communicate and articulate their thought process optimally with team members.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building data warehouse, data lake and data pipeline using Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience with large scale distributed systems with large datasets.
  • Experience in distributed computing framework – Hadoop, Spark, Flink or Storm 
  • Experience with messaging systems like Kafka and RabbitMQ
  • Knowledge of advertising platforms.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 cannot 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.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
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“It’s a bit of a myth that people wear flowers in their hair here, but if you join us in San Francisco, we certainly won’t stop you doing it.”

It’s a small team here on the West Coast, but it’s one that is growing, both for our studio world and also our Advertising business. With its mild climate, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan character, San Francisco is one of North America's most beautiful and exciting cities. You’ll find our studio within striking distance of the AT&T stadium and only a short tram ride away from the heart of the city.

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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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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