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Senior Director Data Engineering

Company: 2K
Location: Novato
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios are responsible for developing 2K's portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms. Include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building, and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers, and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, BioShock, Borderlands, Mafia, Sid Meier's Civilization, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

An engineering director who will lead and grow the data engineering team in the analytics group. This person will take over the ingestion, transformation, and manipulation of unstructured data from across the organization. They will be responsible for maintaining, developing, and refining the data infrastructure. Support the analytics team in building robust pipelines through APIs, leading the ETL/ELT processes, and creating and organizing dashboards/reports.

What You Will Do

  • Working with the studios and publishing business functions to make sure that we have the right data processes in place.
  • Architecting data models that are reusable, scalable, and performant.
  • Own ETL pipelines, data warehouses, analytics tools, and other aspects of the company's big data platform
  • Own migration strategies, retention policies, and performance improvements for data warehouses
  • Work with the game, marketing, engineering, and analytics teams to gather requirements and build, test, and deploy new data pipelines based on business requirements.
  • Participate in the architectural and infrastructural decisions to build scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems.
  • Lead architectural and design reviews. Participate in code reviews.
  • Interact with key partners across multiple verticals. Emphasize transparency and communication of Data Engineering initiatives with the broader 2K/T2 community.
  • Grow the team by actively recruiting, evaluating, hiring, and mentoring team members.
    What Will Make You a Great Fit

    If you have experience building big data solutions, are interested in building analytics platforms, and are up for the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment, we think you will be a phenomenal fit, and we'd love to hear from you!
    • 7+ years in Engineering and/or real-time data pipelines
    • Experience leading a team and projects in a dynamic environment
    • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Self-motivated attitude with an ability to carry ideas from inception to completion
    • Experience building highly scalable batch and real-time ETL pipelines
    • Experience designing and optimizing database schemas (columnar databases preferred)
    • Experience working with data streaming technologies (Kinesis, Kafka, etc.)
    • Expertise with AWS tech and deployment (Docker, Jenkins, Lambda, etc.)
    • Proficient in using scripting languages, specifically for automation, and having a sense for good development practices (Python preferred)
    • Proficient using Source Control tools (Git preferred)
      As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

      Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

Keywords: 2K, Novato , Senior Director Data Engineering, Executive , Novato, California

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