Senior Data Engineer

Engineering Bellevue, Washington


Description

About ProbablyMonsters Inc.

ProbablyMonsters™ is a builder of sustainable game studios that creates and launches original AAA games through a people-first culture. Our mission is to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional interactive experiences. In an industry where new AAA studios and developer-focused cultures are equally rare, ProbablyMonsters stands out by fostering both with excellence. We empower our family of studios to concentrate on game creation while our platform team focuses on providing early stage infrastructure and long-term support. This unique development model provides each of our teams the confidence, security, and stability to create and ship their games free of distractions. Our family of studios includes: narrative-driven Cauldron Studios™, multiplayer-focused Firewalk Studios™, and our third studio, not named yet, already working on a next-gen co-op RPG game. Learn more about our people, culture, and commitment to exceptional creativity at probablymonsters.com

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join the ProbablyMonsters Data Insights team and help redefine how game studios can utilize data to create amazing experiences. Our team enables our studios to get the most out of their data by providing both an analytics platform and expertise to collaborate directly with the studio on their specific needs. In this critical role, you will build the analytics platform that serves as the foundation for our studio’s analytics needs. This includes contributing to the vision of the platform and turning that vision into a reality, a fully functional analytics platform capable of supporting multiple game titles.


Who You Are:

  • You take pride in being able to turn data into meaningful insights
  • You understand the challenges and pitfalls with building scalable and maintainable data systems
  • You enjoy digging into the infrastructure on which your data systems run
  • You know how and when to leverage existing services to build solutions faster and cheaper
  • You enjoy writing reliable, resilient, performant code
  • You have a strong desire to automate and test everything
  • You enjoy engaging with teams to identify their analytics needs

What You Will Do:

  • Innovate our data services to create a scalable, game-agnostic data analytics platform that serves all of our game studios and stakeholders
  • Research, evaluate and prototype various data technology to ensure we are leveraging technologies that allow us to move quickly and stay nimble
  • Design and implement data consumers responsible for processing very high volumes of event data
  • Design data lakes and data warehouses that can support any query our studios need to throw at them
  • Build supportable systems that enable successful and efficient live-ops support
  • Collaborate closely with other engineers across the entire ProbablyMonsters family of studios
  • Work with exciting datasets from multiple game titles
  • Promote a culture of quality, reliability, and customer-focus

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience building and operating data pipelines which ingest large volumes of event data from online games or services
  • Five years of experience designing and implementing analytics solutions which include data lake storage, working with large unstructured datasets, and developing data models
  • Three years of experience working with data systems hosted in the cloud; including experience with at least one managed service
  • Ability to write code in Python, Java, Go, or equivalent language(s)
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries
  • Experience working with CI/CD technologies