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Electronic Arts

Senior Data Engineer

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Electronic Arts
🇨🇦 Toronto, ON

Multiple Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada

We are seeking a self-motivated, team-oriented Senior Data Engineer to partner with our game studios like Bioware and Motive to oversee and iterate on the end-to-end data pipeline which is the backbone that supports a deeper understanding of our players, games, and the business. As a member of the Analytics Solutions group, you will be the primary technical lead, ensuring the studio has clean, interpretable data to be used to generate insights to drive sound decisions. You’ll work closely with game programmers, designers, analysts, and project leads to understand their data requirements and build a robust engineering solution which integrates into analytics and studio workflows.

As a Senior Data Engineer, your responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the game team, studio, and analysts’ data needs throughout the full product development and release cycle, from planning data systems and telemetry strategy all the way through to execution and usage post-release
  • Gathering information requirements from analysts and game devs to design a data model which will support the project’s structure and analytics workflows
  • Leveraging your expertise in telemetry design to partner with game team programmers, designers, and analysts to capture specific actions and states in game which are important markers of player behavior and game performance
  • Engineering solutions to handle the complex, messy raw output of game telemetry to be organized, accessible, and interpretable
  • Engaging with the game Quality Verification team to support telemetry data quality and ensure we are generating and receiving the raw information needed to fulfill data requirements
  • Being responsible for writing clean, well-documented, and performant production ETL code to produce comprehensive and accurate data artifacts
  • Partnering with analysts to build an explorable foundation in Looker, our primary dashboarding tool
  • Taking part in assessing and adoption of new technologies and applications we use to collect, integrate, analyze, and deliver relevant BI solutions
  • Exploring and advocating for self-service analytics at EA
  • Promoting strategies to improve our data modeling, data quality, and architecture

Required qualifications:

  • Proficiency in writing SQL queries and knowledge of cloud-based databases like Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery, or other big data solutions
  • Experience in data modeling and building ETL pipelines with good understanding of data warehousing concepts
  • Experience with at least one programming language like Python or Java
  • Experience working with and defining, raw product telemetry data
  • Experience in enterprise-class business intelligence tools like Looker, Power BI, Tableau, or similar tools
  • Experience translating key points from technical details to a non-technical audience
  • Comfortable collaborating with a multi-functional team, both locally and remote, and understanding partners’ perspectives
  • Experience with Process Management tools such as JIRA, Target process, Trello, or similar
  • General knowledge of video games to support and understand analytic and development requirements

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.