Do you have excellent critical thinking skills and enjoy working quickly to solve emerging challenges?

If so look no further! We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to be a member our top performing Incident Management team at King. You will get the opportunity to work across multi-disciplinary departments across the Kingdom, including game teams, shared tech, infrastructure, data teams to detect various types of game related incidents. A large part of your role will be to own strategic projects, such as real-time anomaly detection where we work with external parties.

As a Senior Data Engineer in the Incident Management team at King, you will have the opportunity to work with best-in-class tools, including innovative AI solutions for anomaly detection and monitoring. These tools are designed to enhance the team's ability to detect and respond to various types of game-related incidents effectively.

The job can be challenging yet very rewarding, with opportunies to work on business critical projects that make a significant impact within the organization. We strive for excellence and take pride in being one of highest-performing teams at King.

In such an environment, our team members feel a sense of belonging and purpose. They understand that their work is meaningful and that their contributions make a difference. This sense of importance and impact further strengthens their commitment to the team's goals and objectives.

Your role within our Kingdom

You will be working collaboratively across all parts of the business to crack company- wide problems in how we operate our business.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Incident Management Technology, you will:

  • Lead our main project of real-time anomaly detection that detects short term and long-term anomalies/trend shift on company KPIs

  • Understand the real-time data landscape at King and thrive for opportunities to innovate new ways to detect incidents, analyze both business and technical trends

  • Understand GCP ecosystem and its monitoring

  • Design and maintain real-time data pipelines, batch ETLs and API integrations

  • Design data models for root cause investigation

  • Measure and evaluate the efficiency of owned products

  • Work closely with the Incident Operation team, to provide anomaly detection and analytical capabilities

  • Foster strong relationships with other key functions across King, such as Game Studios and Shared Tech Engineering, as well as to support their needs around monitoring and anomaly detection

  • Generate ad-hoc data visualizations (reporting, dashboards) during on-going incident investigation, deliver actionable insights that can support and drive impactful decisions

  • Recognize opportunities and risks in anomaly detection and incident prevention area

Skills to create thrills

You are a passionate problem solver with the ability to draw data driven insights that will add real value to King. You will understand the requirements and expectations of your stakeholders and understand the technical requirements for solutions.

  • Experience working in a commercial data team, providing business insights and models which lead to data informed business decisions

  • Experience in managing stakeholder relations

  • Business Insight: Be able to understand the problems and issues our games and business wants to solve, and then defining the right data, analysis or interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions

  • Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualizing or reporting your results/analysis so that they are clear and unambiguous

  • Great relationship building skills and experience working with a wide range of stakeholders across the business

  • Experience working with a product life cycle, prioritizing backlog, managing stakeholder expectations

  • Experience working with cloud-based environments (GCP, AWS)

  • Experience building data models, proficiency with SQL and Python

  • Experience with Git and development process

  • Experience working with API’s

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks

  • Strong Technical understanding or Technical background

Bonus points

  • Solid understanding or passion for the games industry

  • Experience with Anomaly Detection tools and processes

  • Understanding of AI/ML workflows

  • Pragmatic problem- solver – someone who looks for solutions rather than worrying about problems

  • GCP certification

While we value dedication and commitment, we also understand the importance of work-life balance. We promote a healthy work-life integration where you can manage your responsibilities effectively while maintaining a fulfilling personal life. Our aim is to create an environment where you can thrive both professionally and personally

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.