Data Engineer in Barcelona


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Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for a talented and proactive Data Engineer to join our Shared Services team located in our Barcelona office.

Your role within our Kingdom

You will be working with stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast- paced environment across our Game and Business Operations organisation. You’ll help us to improve data architecture standards, create automation solutions to data collection and consumption. You will play a key role in the Shared Services team within the Player and Quality Service department to ensure the best performance of our product with the goal of providing the best support experience to our players.

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide on- going reporting and performance monitoring from multiple data sources on QA metrics

  • Assist on any integration and small configuration to our systems, such as exploiting external APIs and system automations

  • Develop and optimise QA ETL, the data model and dashboards/reports.

  • Translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation. Helping to scope and prioritise future work.

Skills to create thrills

There is plenty of scope at King for you to learn from your colleagues in the areas where you have less experience, and to share your own skills where you are stronger.

Specific factors that are helpful to excel in this role include:

  • Can write high- quality and super- efficient SQL in your sleep, and can optimise a complex SQL query standing upside- down

  • Are comfortable creating and maintaining ETL jobs in both GUI and shell script environments

  • Experience working with massively parallel processing technologies (e.g BigQuery, Hadoop)

  • Experience orchestrating data pipelines using Airflow

  • Integrating 3rd party data sources using APIs

  • Experience with programming/scripting languages such as Python, JavaScript, Bash

  • Ability to translate business needs into technical specifications: Define the right data, analyses or interpretations leading to the right recommendations

  • Experience of Business Intelligence (BI) tools such as Looker, Tableau or QlikView

  • Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualising or reporting your results/analyses so they are clear and unambiguous to technical and non- technical audiences

Bonus points

Other experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes:

  • Knowledge of Looker

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Experience in the games industry, customer service or similarly customer- facing digital businesses

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk.

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 can’t 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. And that’s it.

Apply now!

Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.


About King

  • Games

  • Privately Held

  •  London, United Kingdom

  • 1001-5000 employees

  • 2003

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games.

We have developed more than 200 fun titles, and offer games in over 200 countries and regions. Our franchises include Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch. We have 340 million average monthly unique users, as of second quarter 2015, across web, social and mobile platforms. 

At King, we design games with a broad appeal, which allow people to play for a moment, then move on with their day and pick up their game later. Our games are also synchronized across platforms, allowing players to switch seamlessly between devices and platforms and continue their game wherever they left off, so they can play anywhere, any time and on any device. For us, this is encapsulated in the idea of bitesized entertainment. 

King has game studios in Stockholm, Bucharest, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Singapore, and Seattle, along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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