Senior Data Engineer

Date: 16 Sep 2023

Location: Lisbon, PT

Company: Miniclip

Job Description

Do you like to work with Big Data? 

We are seeking a driven and motivated Data Engineer to join our dynamic Data Engineering team. If you're passionate about working with data and building innovative solutions, this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

As a Senior Data Engineer in Miniclip, you will be responsible for developing, testing and maintaining our data platform and key services used across all games and business areas. You'll also be responsible to ensure data quality and monitoring data pipelines, while helping in the implementation of best practices across the Data Engineering team. You’ll play a vital role in guiding and supporting the growth of junior team members, guaranteeing their technical development and promoting a collaborative environment.

What will you be doing at Miniclip?

As a Senior Data Engineer you will be expected to:

  • Design and implement data systems and pipelines to support business goals and processes using state-of-the-art technologies

  • Collaborate with data analysts, data scientists, and other stakeholders to understand their data needs and develop solutions

  • Ensure data security and compliance with data privacy regulations

  • Ensure data quality by developing and implementing data validation and testing procedures

  • Monitor data pipelines and troubleshoot issues as needed

  • Advocate for good engineering practices (code quality, stability, testing, and documentation)

  • Identify opportunities to improve data infrastructure and implement solutions to increase efficiency, scalability and automations

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a team player who is passionate about games. The ideal candidate should be skilled in the following areas:

  • Strong problem-solving skills and positive mindset 

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Eager to improve, learn and explore new technologies and practices

  • Able to coach and mentor junior and mid-level profiles in complex technical topics

  • Experience in developing scalable data systems with focus on event-driven architecture and working with high volume of data

  • In-depth knowledge of distributed computing frameworks such as Apache Spark and Hadoop

  • 5+ years of professional experience working in Python, Java, or Scala

  • Hands on experience with Cloud services such as AWS

  • Expert knowledge in SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Experience with orchestration tools like Airflow

  • Hands on experience with CI/CD process and best practices

  • Terraform and dbt are a plus

About Miniclip

Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes, and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 400 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. They operate in 10 countries, with a global workforce of over 1000 people across 16 locations. 

Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip's digital games, which also include the franchises 8 Ball Pool™, Subway Surfers™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™, Carrom Pool™, and™ have generated more than 7 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 70 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. 

In the past three years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager) now operating as Miniclip Netherlands, Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals), Supersonic Software Ltd., trading as (the team behind the highly successful Puzzle Page and Picture Cross), and most recently Sybo (famous for Subway Surfers).

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