Data Engineering Director

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About the department

We are a leading mobile games company with a strong presence in the gaming industry. Our games are played by millions of users worldwide, and we strive to provide the best gaming experience through cutting-edge technology and innovative gameplay. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Data Engineering Director to lead our data engineering department and drive our data infrastructure to support internal data applications, analytics, data science models, and the games themselves. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced environment at the forefront of mobile gaming.

Role Overview:

As the Data Engineering Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of our data infrastructure and vision. You will lead a team of product managers, developers, and QA engineers, collaborating closely with the data science and analytics teams to ensure the effective utilization of data and drive data-informed decision-making across the organization. You will leverage advanced open-source tools and technologies to manage big data in high volume and real-time requirements. This role requires strong technical expertise, excellent leadership skills, and a deep understanding of data engineering principles and best practices.



  • Lead and manage a team of data engineers, data product managers and QA, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance management.

  • Develop and execute the data engineering strategy to support internal data applications, analytics, data science models, and games features.

  • Collaborate with product managers, data scientists, and analysts to understand data requirements and design robust data solutions.

  • Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of scalable and high-performance data pipelines and ETL processes.

  • Implement and optimize data storage, retrieval, and processing systems for large volumes of data in real-time environments.

  • Evaluate and implement advanced open-source tools and technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the data engineering team.

  • Ensure data quality, data integrity, and data governance standards are maintained throughout the data infrastructure.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot data infrastructure performance and reliability issues, ensuring timely resolution.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in data engineering, big data technologies, and industry best practices.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, operations, and business stakeholders, to align data engineering initiatives with organizational goals and priorities.

  • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the data engineering team

What we expect

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information system, or a related field.

  • Proven experience (at least 7 years) in a leadership role in data engineering or a similar position.

  • Extensive experience in designing and building scalable data pipelines with high-volume and real-time data requirements.

  • Experienced with a major Cloud platform: GCP (Prefered), AWS, Azure.

  • Strong proficiency in advanced open-source tools and technologies such as Spark, Kafka, dbt, dataform, and NoSQL databases.

  • Solid understanding of data modeling, data warehousing, and database management concepts (BigQuery - Preferred)

  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to mentor and motivate a diverse team, manager of managers.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to tackle complex data engineering challenges.

  • Familiarity with data governance, discovery, data security, and compliance requirements. (GDPR, Data Masking)

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

  • Experienced with a machine learning pipelines, platforms (MLFlow preferred) and MLOps

What we offer

Your wellbeing: Flexible, hybrid work experience with talented professionals. Also, high work life balance derived from our people - oriented approach

Your health: top notch health insurance to employees and immediate family. Furthermore, gym membership or a variety or workout options.

Your future: personal and professional tools to assist with your development and journey.

Your contribution: A variety of social and charitable initiatives, that we take pride in.

And if that wasn't enough a fully and over the top stocked kitchen that will make any supermarket envious……

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What's next?

Send us your CV

Found the perfect job for you? Excellent. Send us your resume and a link to your portfolio, if applicable.

Test task

Our recruiters will ask you to perform a test task. This will allow you to demonstrate your professional skills and give us the chance to evaluate your work. If your test task meets our requirements, you will be invited for an interview with the technical team lead.

Professional Interview

This will give you the opportunity to tell us about your experience and allow us to explain the technical aspects of the job. If you live a long way from the studio, we can arrange a Skype interview instead.

Meeting with HR

After the professional/team lead interview, you will meet with our HR specialist. They will give you more information about your development prospects in the company and provide details regarding our employee benefits program.

Meeting with the VP / CEO

In some cases, depending on the position, you will be invited to meet the VP / CEO, for a final decision.

Ready to start

Once the above stages are complete, we will invite you to our studio to make a formal job offer. If you live in another city or country, you can use our relocation program to help you hit the ground running.

First day at work

You're ready to begin life at Plarium. Welcome, friend.

Keeping in touch

We keep all resumes and job applications on file. Don't give up if you're unsuccessful first time round - we'll contact you as soon as a suitable position appears.

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