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ZeniMax Media

Software Engineer - Data Services

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ZeniMax Media
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Rockville, MD


This role focuses on feature development related to gathering, analyzing, and reacting to player data in real-time to enhance our game experiences.

The position will be responsible for building systems that will enable data driven features that interact with our games and players in real-time. For service development, you will mostly use Python or Go, and we have a strong focus on AWS Managed services to accelerate development


  • Implement big data systems capable of interacting with operational systems supporting games and players in real-time
  • Manage the storage and manipulation of player and game data while always maintaining a focus on privacy and data protection
  • Write clean, maintainable code that is scalable, reliable, and observable
  • Support systems in a 24x7 environment including troubleshooting, hot fixing, and root cause analysis
  • Actively provide code review and feedback for other developers
  • Learn new technologies and programming languages as needed
  • Ensure consistency with security policy standards and security plan
  • Understand and define infrastructure as code to support systems developed
  • Collaborate with other engineers and engineering teams to delivery high quality, complex systems – this includes BI, Ops Infra, Security, QA, NOC, and Game Developers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience as a software engineer
  • Possess a strong technical background and deep knowledge of software engineering principles, exceptional problem solving, design, programming, and testing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of many systems used to store or move data (e.g. pub/sub messaging, data streaming systems, NOSQL, RDBMS, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of big data solutions and visualization systems
  • Working knowledge of machine learning and other decisioning making systems
  • Experience building cloud infrastructure and operating live systems
  • Experience with version control systems (Github preferred)
  • Experience supporting live systems at very high scale
  • Customer focused design of APIs and integration requirements; make integration easy
  • Experience integrating online services
  • Deep understanding of programming a variety of languages and how they operate under challenging conditions
  • Desire to learn new languages and technology
  • Pragmatic approach to providing engineering solutions that solve business needs
  • Excellent written and verbal skills