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Senior Data Engineer - Flutter Studios

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Job Purpose

We are looking for a talented Senior Data Engineer within Flutter Studios Technology to help us build a new, reliable and stable platform, that will become a fully featured supplier of in-house content for any operator or game studio to use. We are an exciting new product within the company, revolutionizing the world of Gaming by using a Platform agnostic game development and runtime
environments that will take the operator-brand integrations at new levels. You will play an integral role in bringing this product to life, through crafting a user experience that engages and delights our customers.

You will have the opportunity to work in an agile environment alongside colleagues passionate about Big Data, Event-Driven Architecture, as well as Cloud Architecture, with interests in concepts like Data Clustering, Data Replication, Data Partitioning, also having experience with Data Composition and Governance, while also having an integral role in bringing this product to life, through crafting a user experience that engages and delights our customers.

The successful candidate should have technical and problem-solving skills, a positive and results driven attitude and be a good communicator who can interact with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and teammates.

Key responsibilities

  • Be ready to work with Architects and Technical Leads in order to perform system & gap analysis with given business specifications and define functional and non-functional requirements for the software components, where SDLC and best-practices are self-implied.

  • Be involved in researching, producing POCs and evaluating new methodologies & technologies that improve quality, reliability, scalability, security, and performance of Flutter Studios Technology.

  • Deliver projects within agreed deadlines with a high degree of confidence and quality while taking responsibility for the delivered products.

  • Prove to be an effective team player in a Scrum Team while understanding and contributing to the agile delivery process and following the team’s ways of working.

  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability and performant applications.

  • Participate in the software development process from the analysis phase to release, including: design, document, test and develop solutions by emphasizing code review & peer design activities.

  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code while also inspiring other data engineers to do so.

  • Implement and integrate data storage solutions.

  • Be proactive in the identification of opportunities to improve and rationalise applications and processes across the whole Data team, working in close collaboration with other Data team members and subject matter experts.

  • Ensure that accurate and effective support documentation is maintained to reflect code development and changes.

  • Be responsible for effectively escalating any risks & issues identified in a timely manner to the Data Delivery Manager while also providing resolution and mitigation strategies.

Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in computer science, computer technology or related field.

  • 5+ years experience in software development with involvement in the Data Engineering field.

  • Strong experience with Event Driven Architecture, Data Streaming and Big Data.

  • Very good experience in NoSql, with an understanding of concepts such as Data Clustering, Data Replication and Partitioning Strategies.

  • Very good ability to write SQL is essential.

  • Demonstrable experience with high-volume data loads.

  • A good understanding of ETL processing in highly transactional OLTP systems, Event Modelling, Data Lake, Dimensional Data Modelling, Data Composition, Data Governance, Data Warehouse, as well as Designing and Applying Schema, while having experience with Schema-on-write & Schema-on-read.

  • Experience with log-based messaging systems, with experience in one of the following: Kafka (preferably), Kinesis or Pulsar.

  • Very good understanding of ring-based databases, having worked with one of the following: Cassandra (preferably), DynamoDB or Riak.

  • Proven experience with map-reduce technology, with experience in either of the following technologies: PySpark (preferably) or Scala Spark.

  • Understanding of stream processing frameworks, with experience in one of the following: Spark Steaming, Kafka Streams or Flink/Kinesis.

  • A good understanding of BI reporting, with experience in one of the following or similar: Tableau or Quick Sight.

  • Good experience with AWS data services within cloud technology, in any of the following tools: S3, Redshift, Glue, Lake House, Rds, Emr or Athena.

  • Demonstrable experience of object oriented in either Python or Java.

  • A proven ability to influence technical decisions in a fast-moving commercial environment.

  • Unit testing knowledge and practice.

  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery tools

  • Excellent people skills, communication interpersonal skills, high energy.

  • Proactive work ethic with the ability to deliver results and meet challenging deadlines.

  • Passion & flexibility to work the hours required to see projects to completion in a timely, accurate & efficient manner.

  • Self-motivating.

  • Attention to detail with a high degree of acknowledgement in work produced.

  • Proven ability & desire to innovate.

  • Very strong analytical skills.

  • Enthusiasm for the software development process.

  • Good English language skills.

  • Having Knowledge of the online gaming/gambling industry is a plus.

What you can expect:

  • 25 days of annual leave

  • Share save scheme

  • ”Flexible Benefits” of your choice

  • Private health insurance (includes dental insurance and health assessments)

  • Thousands of courses online through ‘Udemy'

Ways of working:

Flexible working is our way of working! We're a diverse workforce and therefore a 'one size fits all' approach isn't necessarily best. Whatever your personal needs may be, let's have a chat and see how we can accommodate them.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only the suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

By submitting your application online, you agree that your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective role within the company.

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