Senior Data Engineer, Mobile

Activision Blizzard   •  

Irvine, CA

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


5 - 7 years

Posted 182 days ago

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Our ideal candidate is the druid of the analytics space: a powerful technologist whose dedication to the craft allows him or her to morph into whatever form necessary to get the job done while retaining the flexibility to see the bigger picture and respond accordingly.  The ideal candidate uses the speed, agility, and targeted on-point damage of Cat form to meet the quick-shifting, high-impact immediate needs of his or her franchise group before morphing seamlessly into a Bear form, responsible for tanking the ongoing operational needs of the group as a whole.  A shift to Moonkin allows for the push-and-pull flow of ideas between Franchise and Core; and the final shift to Tree provides the stability and integration between the franchise group and the other users, approaches, policies, and procedures of the overall analytical data ecosystem.


  • Design, develop, implement, and evolve franchise-specific data pipelines that are optimized for Mobile Games
  • Troubleshoot any performance, system or data related issues, and work to ensure data consistency and integrity
  • Work with the Mobile Game Analytics team as technical lead and primary technical resource
  • Plan and coordinate franchise-specific technical projects
  • Innovate in a more agile environment and summarize ideas/approaches to the Core Data team for validation and potential integration into core data infrastructure
  • Ensure no deviation from core data
  • Act as a primary technical liaison between the franchise team and the Core Data / Tools and Technology teams


  • 4+ years working at a mobile game studio featuring a large analytical data ecosystem
  • Strong technical understanding of data modeling, design, architecture principles, and techniques to take business requirements from concept to implementation
  • Very strong knowledge of relational databases, MPPs, SQL, with an emphasis on Teradata fundamentals
  • Very strong experience with the Hadoop ecosystem including HDFS, MapReduce, Spark, Hive/Pig, et. al
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of Python, Java, Linux architecture and scripting
  • Extensive background extracting and transforming complex data sets (ETL process design and administration)
  • Experience with database design and star schema data warehouse theory
  • Passionate video gamer and in-depth knowledge of Blizzard Entertainment games, products, and services


  • Passionate video gamer with in-depth knowledge of Blizzard Entertainment games, products, and services
  • Experience in technical project management