Big Data Engineer

Business Intelligence Leeds, United Kingdom


Position at PokerStars

The role:

We are looking for a Big Data Engineer to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds service office.

As part of our data platform team, you will be responsible for driving the design and development of core platform frameworks that enable the delivery and construction processes for the Data Management, Data Discovery and Analytics group, and using emerging big data technologies. You will be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your different business partners daily to stay focused on common goals.

Why we need you: -

You will develop real-time and batch processes using a wide range of technologies including:

  • Hadoop
  • Spark
  • Flink
  • Storm
  • Hive
  • Hbase
  • Kafka

You will efficiently translate architecture and low-level requirements to design and code using SQL and Java Big Data processing. You will perform optimizations on Big Data and investigation of job bottlenecks.

You will be responsible for the documentation, design, development of Hadoop applications and handle the installation, configuration, and support of Hadoop cluster nodes.

You will develop and maintain backend MapReduce, Tez, Storm, Flink applications. You will convert hard and complex techniques as well as functional requirements into detailed designs.

As a dedicated team member, you will propose best practices and standards; handover to the operations. You will test software prototypes and transfer them to the operational team. You will maintain data security and privacy across the data warehouse. You will be responsible for the management and deployment of HBase data structures.

Who are we looking for: -

As a perfect candidate you have:

  • Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem and its components
  • Ability to write reliable, manageable, and high-performance code
  • Expertise knowledge of Hdfs, Yarn, HBase
  • Working experience in HQL
  • Experience of writing Tez and MapReduce jobs and Kafka applications
  • Hands-on experience in programming languages, particularly Java, Python
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; the implementation of these skills in Big Data domain
  • Understanding of data loading tools such as Flume, Sqoop etc

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry-leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the BI department.