Big Data Engineer

  • Department: Big Data / Data Analytics and Business Intelligence / Software Development
  • Birmingham, Halesowen

Big Data Engineer with expertise in Hadoop is highly sought by a multiple award winning games studio based in Birmingham who are the UK’s largest privately owned mobile e-gaming studio! We currently have just over 300+ employees here at our Birmingham HQ with our services offered across multiple platforms (web, mobile, tablet) and over 5mn+ registered customers here in the UK alone!

In this role you will work closely with our global teams (UK, Romania and Taiwan) to configure and maintain our Hadoop data warehouse environment in order to create and maintain an optimal data pipeline architecture. This will enable the business to gain valuable insights and will bring value to the business and our customers! To do so, you will work closely with our Software Engineering and Data Analytics teams to research, plan and leverage Amazon AWS Hadoop Cloud Services (Amazon EMR) with a potential migration path.

You will work collaboratively with multiple departments across the business including; Finance, Marketing, Development and our on-site Contact Centre. As a Big Data Engineer, you will identify, design and implement internal process improvements, automating manual processes and optimising data delivery for greater scalability. Communicating on a daily basis with our offices in Romania and Taiwan, you will be assembling large, complex datasets to meet business requirements, and assist with any data-related technical issues and support data infrastructure needs.

Additionally, you can also get hands on with our MySQL clusters and servers, assisting in the creation of cloud formation templates to build AWS services that support our bespoke web applications and work collaboratively with our Software Engineers to deploy and operate our systems.

Data is a huge part of everything we do here at the studio from game releases, marketing campaigns, user experience and the whole customer engagement experience as we continue to grow, learn and adapt as a business.

Key skills we’re looking for…

  • Strong background in administering, performance tuning and troubleshooting Apache Hadoop data warehouse environments (HDFS, Hue, Hive, Kafka, Airflow, Hbase and related technologies)
  • Experienced in automation/configuration management (using Ansible, Puppet, Chef or equivalent)
  • Excellent experience with SQL and MySQL (NoSQL also advantageous)

Bonus points for…

  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Good understanding of coding and scripting languages (such as PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
  • Knowledge of DevOps and related tools

Therefore, if you are an experienced Big Data Engineer with excellent Hadoop and MySQL skills and you would like to join a multiple award-winning eGaming studio who have been accredited as one of the ‘Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, been recognised by the BBC as a top technology employer and have a 1 star accreditation as a ‘Top Company to Work For’ then send in your CV today for review!

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