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Data Warehouse Engineer in Barcelona


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King is the worldwide leader in mobile gaming, with 340 million monthly active users thanks to brands like Candy Crush Saga. With a Hadoop cluster counting 8 Petabytes of data, 16 Terabytes of memory and over 4000 CPU cores and 300 nodes, an Exasol cluster of 64 nodes, 32 Terabytes of RAM and a trillion events generated every day, data at King is in the heart of the business. The Data Analytics organisation at King – split across Barcelona, London and Stockholm – is responsible for processing all the data we receive each day and to use it to drive all of King's data and analytics needs. You will be part of the Data Analytics Core Data Product team, in charge of providing data products and services used by all the company, including the Data Warehouse and KPI emails and reports. You will help developing new features and products, as well as maintaining the existing ones, working in close collaboration with our users and your colleagues in a fast evolving and agile environment.

Your role within our Kingdom

You will engage directly with our stakeholders to understand the way they work and their problems You will work in a highly collaborative team to devise solutions to business problems, bringing your skills and ideas into every discussion You will contribute to the solutions at the backend of the data stack, from the ETL to data modelling You’ll take ownership and responsibility for the quality of the solutions, testing them and ensuring best practices are used throughout the development process, - particularly with regard to self-explanatory code, maintainability and scalability You’ll learn new technical skills when needed and use them to help the team achieve success You will collaborate with other teams within the Data Analytics organisation to ensure the consistent and coherent growth of our data capabilities

Skills to create thrills

  • 3+ years SQL development Experience building data pipelines and schedules
  • Basic knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, JavaScript, Bash
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical specifications Ability to analyse and understand data and the relationships within
  • Highly collaborative work style Curious and inquisitive mind-set
  • Willing to step outside your comfort zone to broaden your skills and learn new technologies.

Bonus points

  • Experience working in an Agile workplace Exposure to Big Data technologies (e.g Hadoop, BigQuery, Impala)
  • Familiar with different data modelling techniques (e.g Star schemas, 3NF)
  • Integrating 3rd party data sources using APIs
  • Experience working with Google Cloud Platform

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.

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.

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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