Data Engineer - Games Developer – Guildford

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Job Title Data Engineer - Games Developer – Guildford
Job Category Programming
Job Description Looking to be part of starting something from the ground up, jumping onto a moving train, and being part of a team that helps to define an industry leading effort. You want to write clean, effective, re-usable code that can be used to scale applications that drive information and insight that helps generate engagement and revenue. You want to learn as part of a culture of learning and improvement in a leading Fortune 500 company that supports diversity, creative, and innovation. The ideal candidate will have had experience with adapting purpose-built applications into larger architected infrastructure on-cloud and on-premise, spent time improving throttling across multiple systems to achieve target performance thresholds for service level

In any of these areas you will have professed or been a knowledge resource for others in your past roles.

Your role will be to build last-mile global reporting solutions that depict player evolution year-over-year in our client’s AAA titles, innovate real-time delivery methods, and collaboratively compete for the industry-leading data program – all while serving needs of teams on the cutting edge of game development.

You will build systems to process petabytes of data into pipelines for user-facing environments and applications. Performant, optimized, and scalable will be characteristics of your iteratively delivered next generation ETL applications. Services that integrate with your work will drive operations of top game studios for daily decisions on popular franchises.

Your efforts will include a mix of open-source and proprietary technologies such as Hive/Hadoop, C# .Net, HDFS, SQL Server, Spark, OLAP and those selected for new systems in consultation with many other engineers and analysts that inform your efforts. You will empower hundreds of co-workers to dive deeply into what makes our games and experiences unique to deliver narratives about pioneering opportunities for our game development teams.

Responsibilities
  • Design, model, develop and maintain data sets to support reporting analytics and exploratory analysis.
  • Capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solution from design through to code level
  • Contribute to technical design and ongoing development of our custom ETL solutions and analytics platforms and help drive continuous improvement of design and delivery standards.
  • Work with big data developers to build scalable and supportable infrastructure.
  • Assess, recommend and support the implementation available and emerging big data technologies.
  • Working closely with Technical Director and Data Architect to produce accurate delivery estimates and manage the transition from analysis through to design and delivery
  • Participate in in-depth conversations with stakeholders to understand their business needs and priorities and promote and explain the use of our platform among analytics teams and other internal groups.
  • Inspire the team to continue technical skills development.
  • Provide regular and effective progress updates to and work closely with the Technical Director to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues
  • Participate in reviews and meetings and provide updates on project progress
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that risks and issues are identified and managed closely and drive all stakeholders to deliver on time and to the required quality standards
  • Work closely with relevant teams internally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems
  • Contribute to post implementation reviews helping to demonstrate success
  • Ownership, development and management of allocated departmental processes
  • Work on a wide range of projects involving the implementation of new and existing systems, solutions and processes

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering or similar
  • Experience in a variety of software development approaches and methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
  • Experience in both architecture and implementation-level software design
  • Experience working with big data technologies including HDFS, Hive, Spark, Storm and Impala.
  • Experience in the development of software using C#, .Net and SQL Server technologies
  • Experience in the physical and logical design of database architecture for relational databases, data warehouses and data lakes.
  • Experience with database optimization, data replication, database recovery, DR failover and H/A solutions and performance tuning.
  • Experience with distributed computing using a cloud-based tech stack on platforms such as AWS and Azure.
  • Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges
  • A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies
Salary DOE
Location Guildford
Job Category Programming
Date posted 15/12/2018
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