Data Engineer | Shared Tech

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

We’re looking for a self-starting and enthusiastic Data Engineer with a focus on data platforms and tooling to join our team.

With over 16 Petabytes of data and over 130 billion events generated every day, data at King is at the heart of the business. The Data & ML organisation at King - split across Barcelona, London and Stockholm - is responsible for ingesting and processing all the data we receive each day and to use it to drive all of King's data, analytics and machine learning needs.

You will be part of the Data Foundations team, in charge of providing data products and services used by the whole company. You’ll take ownership and accountability of projects, spot opportunities for technical and platform improvements, and drive our data systems to the next level.

Your role within our Kingdom:

  • You will work in a highly collaborative team to devise solutions to data systems, tooling and engineering problems, bringing your skills and ideas into every discussion.
  • Develop, operate and maintain components of our data platform including our Airflow based orchestration platform and framework (450k tasks per week), our data catalog and our proprietary data notification system built with python, GCP pub/sub and GCP datastore.
  • You’ll take ownership and responsibility for the quality of the solutions, testing them and ensuring best practices are used throughout the development process - particularly with regard to self-explanatory code, maintainability, cost efficiency and scalability.
  • You’ll learn new technical skills when needed and use them to help the team achieve success.
  • Use your expertise in Python to build out our Airflow framework, enhance our data notification system and contribute to the wider python community and ecosystem.
  • You will collaborate with other teams within the Shared Tech organisation to ensure the consistent and coherent growth of our collective data capabilities.
  • You will engage directly with our stakeholders to understand the way they work and their problems.
  • Champion data literacy and engineering best practice with our stakeholders and wider cross functional teams, and share your knowledge with King’s Data Engineering craft.

Skills to create thrills:

  • Expertise in Python, including application frameworks (Flask, FastAPI), pytest, TDD, API design and pydantic.
  • In-depth knowledge of Airflow components, architecture, and best practices in DAG development, including advanced topics like DAG factories.
  • Proven experience with GCP, AWS or Azure.
  • Experience working with Terraform, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Familiarity with BigQuery or similar cloud DWH platforms such as Snowflake or AWS Redshift.

Bonus skills:

  • SQL and data modeling.
  • Exposure to Kubernetes, Helm, Docker.
  • BI tools such as Looker/PowerBI/etc.
  • GCP based services such as cloud run, datastore, dataflow, cloud functions and pub/sub.
  • ML Ops knowledge and grasp of basic concepts.

About King

At King, we're Making the World Playful. Heard of Candy Crush? We're the creators behind it. With game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, and Malta, we have a 20-year history of delivering some of the world's most iconic games in the mobile gaming industry and are on a mission to level-up the little moments for our more than 200 million active monthly users. But we aren't just crushing it with candies, we're also behind Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch, Pet Rescue and loads of other sweet games. As a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, King is part of Activision Blizzard, which was acquired by Microsoft.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it’s the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren’t the only ones that can level-up. We’re always looking for ways to champion each other and make what’s already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and 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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