Big Viking Games

Senior Data Engineer

Job description

A Little About Us:

Making fans - That's what we're all about! Since our humble beginnings in 2011, these two words have driven Big Viking Games to become the successful company it is today. We Vikings are fully remote and are focused on making our mark by building awesome free-to-play mobile and social games. Big Viking Games has proudly amassed millions of loyal fans across its many popular titles with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We believe that by investing in our employees and in new technologies, we can continue our success for years to come. With that in mind, we are on the hunt for exceptional talent to join our growing team, and that's where you come in!

The Nitty Gritty:

Big Viking Games is on the hunt for an experienced Lead Data Engineer to join our team! This position is reporting to the Engineering Manager and is available remotely in Canada, with preference for candidates in Ontario.

The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our team and help us build and maintain our data infrastructure. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining data pipelines that process and analyze large volumes of data. You will also be responsible for ensuring the scalability, reliability, and performance of our data infrastructure.


  • Design, implement, and maintain data pipelines that process and analyze large volumes of data using Java, PHP, and python programming languages
  • Optimize data processing pipelines for performance, reliability, and scalability
  • Work with other teams to integrate data pipelines with other systems and applications
  • Monitor data pipelines to ensure data quality and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts, and other stakeholders to understand their data needs and requirements
  • Design and implement data models and database schemas to support data storage and retrieval
  • Optimize database performance and make recommendations on resource allocations
  • Write and maintain technical documentation for data pipelines, systems, and applications
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in data engineering



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering, software engineering, or related field
  • Proficiency in Java/Python or PHP
  • Experience with RabbitMQ and/or Kafka
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Familiarity with data modeling and database schema design
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and programming languages as needed
  • If you have the required skills and experience, and are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter


The Loot:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • A generous amount of Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Wellness Days, Family Leave)
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Professional Growth
  • Health & Wellness Benefits (Employee Assistance Program, Monthly Spending Account, Wellness Initiatives, Perkopolis)
  • Vikoins (Peer Recognition Program & Rewards)
  • Stock Options
  • Group RRSP
  • Frequent remote events/meetings to stay connected with your peers and share company updates
  • 100% remote work environment

Becoming a Viking:

Are you cut from our cloth? Does the idea of working for a gaming company and doing what you love every day get you so excited that you kind of want to scream? Great! Send us your resume!

Big Viking Games is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

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