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Senior Data Engineer

Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Team Overview:
ADSE’s goal is to develop, build and maintain a best-in-class analytical data platform. As a central data hub for the entire Studio (and third parties), ADSE provides both insights and data tools to further the understanding of our players and how they interact with the game. This ranges from APIs for data governance, integration with CRM suites, dashboards for key stakeholders, reports on game releases and advanced economic modelling. Streamlining data collection from many and varied sources, cleansing and making available to different teams in whatever format is needed. Experimenting with new and innovative technologies to make all those more efficient, scalable, and cost-effective. Dreaming up new solutions and approaches, driving team knowledge forward and continually learning. The endpoint is to be the indispensable data engine for the company.The data, dashboards, models, and reports produced and curated by ADSE are critical to the product teams, enabling them to understand our players’ needs and where the enjoyment and pain points lie. This allows for the balance of greenfield development tempered against hardened production systems.The team is built around three core sections: Data Engineering, Analytics and Data Science. This role is to embed marketing engineering capability within ADSE, and engineering capability within Marketing. You will be working in an exciting and vibrant environment, with input to everything from architectural designs, cutting edge technology choices, testing, and profiling, evaluating software solutions, programming paradigms and future vision.
Job Overview:
Jagex is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to own all marketing-related data engineering activities. Reporting to the Director of Data Engineering you will be responsible for leading all aspects of marketing-related data engineering and the central point of a cross functional team to level up the Marketing Tech Stack at Jagex. This is a key bridging position between ADSE and Marketing, closing the gap to ensure all stakeholder requirements are met.
Key Duties Include:

  • Integrating data calls between the central data warehouse & 3rd party marketing tool providers
  • Participating in all aspects of agile software development and software lifecycle, including high level design, architecture definition, implementation, testing, deployment
  • Design, develop, test, deploy and manage software applications to support our use of data and advanced analytics
  • Create software, and tooling necessary to build automated deployment pipelines
  • Develop near real-time and batch-based data processing frameworks
  • Build and maintain data pipelines to process diverse data sets at scale and with low latency
  • Maintain and extend our data and analytics environments to provide additional tools and capabilities
  • Containerize software applications and deploy them through container orchestration systems
  • Ensure reliability and security, liaising with the security team to implement policies through code
  • Lead the execution of projects and provide technical leadership to drive our data products and insight strategy, advocating the effective use of data technologies
  • Mentor and lead members of the Data Engineering team
  • Set a quality bar, inspire innovation and creativity, and make the vision a reality

Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years working in a marketing-related data engineering role
  • Experience with extracting data from DV360, FaceBook and other advertising platforms
  • Experience with Rivery, AppsFlyer and other marketing tool providers
  • Strong understanding of the major players across marketing technology in the gaming industry
  • Significant experience in AWS Services (Lambda, S3, EMR, CloudFormation and so on)
  • Significant experience with big data ecosystems and infrastructure (in particular Snowflake)
  • Highly proficient Python programmer
  • Solid grounding and understanding of various SQL dialects
  • Experience deploying applications through Container orchestration systems (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Proven history of adopting production related processes, deployment pipelines and reviews
  • Agile enthusiast, proven experience working with Product Owners to expand user stories into engineering tasks, ensuring development is used and impactful
  • Deep understanding of design patterns and good code practices
  • Experience in building strong relationships within a company and empowering your team to do the same

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!
Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working- Bonus Scheme- Private Health Care - Gym Membership- Monthly Energy Allowance- Generous Pension Contributions- Life Insurance- Free Cycle Repair- Income Protection- Dental Plan- Free Fruit and Drinks- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application! Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Senior Data Engineer

Cambridge, UK
Full time

Published on 11/08/2022

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