Senior BI Big Data Engineer (Mobile Games)

DoubleDown Interactive LLC - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)

We’re all in at DoubleDown. Are you?

The Business Intelligence department consists of ten people – developers and data scientists – who work and have fun together and are responsible for providing information and insights from our massive data sets. This information enables DoubleDown to understand our business, our players, and our games and helps us grow our business.

DoubleDown is seeking to hire a Senior Big Data Engineer to support our growing workload and to provide additional capabilities including machine learning and predictive analytics.

We utilize many AWS products including RedShift, S3, Glue, Lambda, and Elastic Map Reduce to create and manage our state-of-the-art multi-Terabyte Enterprise Data Warehouse solution.

Our team is a very-closely knit learning-oriented group who contribute greatly to the company’s success and has the opportunity to develop a wide range of technical and interpersonal skills and interact directly with our customers to deliver solutions that work well and are useful.

We also have a lot of fun and even have a BI rap video to prove it!

Roll the dice

We're DoubleDown Interactive, a talented team of approximately 150 Software Engineers, Game Designers, Artists, Producers, Marketers, Analytical Experts, and more. Located in Seattle’s International District, we create fun, authentic casino-style entertainment via free-to-play social and mobile games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. As a leader in the social casino space, we continue to revolutionize through constant innovation. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we move quickly to deliver exciting online game experiences to casino enthusiasts and social gamers alike!

What you should bring to the table

Bachelors or Master of Science, in Computer Science or other IT-related major
4-7 years of ETL experience in data warehousing or transactional systems
Proficient in at least one programming language (Java, Perl, Python, etc.)
Understanding and implementation experience or coursework with both relational and data warehousing models including star-schema, dimensional design, data mart, and database architecture
Proficient in development of automated ETL processes (both through the use of automation tools and through manual scripting)
Proficiency in a UNIX / Linux environment
Understanding of Big Data mechanics, analytical processing, modeling, and implementation
Proficiency in SQL, stored procedures, views, and triggers
Strong problem solving and analytical skills; excellent communication skills

In addition to the job requirements, here are a few skills that are a plus:

Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Experience in one of the reporting tools such as Tableau, Talend, Business Objects, etc.
Fluent in Korean language
ETL experience in data warehousing or transactional systems

Winning the jackpot

By the end of your first year, you will be making major contributions to the EDW as demonstrated by:

Creation of rock solid ETL processes and SQL queries that populate the EDW
Successful support of BI analysts and data-hungry people in other parts of DoubleDown with data to support their reporting needs

Placing your best bet - the responsibilities

In this high-visibility role reporting to the Director of Business Intelligence, the candidate will:

Create detailed specs for ETL design/development/support and then transform those designs into system capabilities utilizing standard coding tools and processes Work with end users to identify their ad hoc and scripted reporting needs
Maintain and streamline the existing data flow to improve accuracy and efficiency
Stay current with technical best practices and industry trends and advise and educate management on their importance
Instill a strong customer service and business-oriented ethic when working with both the team and end users
Identify and fix defects and reuse existing software components

Cashing in on the comps

Getting to the office is a breeze with one of our two company-sponsored transportation options:
ORCA pass, renewed annually
$100 monthly transportation credit
Stow your ride safely in the secured parking garage or bike locker available onsite.
It’s a gaming company, so take a gaming break and get to know your coworkers with a little competitive fun! Square off over ping pong, foosball, or pinball in our arcade. Like console games? Challenge your coworkers to a gaming break. You’ll find plenty of takers for a tabletop gaming session, too!
Stay in tip-top shape by taking advantage of our onsite fitness center. Just head down to the first floor of our building, and you’ll have access to state of the art equipment, lockers, and showers.
Need to relax? Get a massage or enjoy a yoga session right here in the studio! After all, who wants to work without a massage?
Enjoy occasional afternoons off for private viewings of first-run movies and team outings to see the Mariners play.
Hungry? Head to one of our two kitchens fully stocked with snacks and beverages.
You’ll never want to take the day off on Wednesdays, when we even provide a gourmet breakfast.
Want to go out to lunch sometimes, too? Our International District location is perfectly situated near a variety of excellent restaurants.
As if all of this isn't cool enough, you'll love our benefit package.
We offer medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, maternity/paternity leave, and disability protection (short- and long-term).
Every team member receives 15 days of vacation, 56 hours of sick time, 2 personal floating holidays, and 12 paid calendar holidays per year.
Combine all of this with our amazing work/life balance and company-matched retirement options, and you have the dream job!

Looking for another reason we're the best place in Seattle to work? We're committed to our role as an Equal Opportunity Employer – we embrace a diverse mix of voices and create a positive environment where everyone belongs. We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. DoubleDown is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need help completing your application, let us know! Email us at and one of our awesome HR team members will get you everything you need. We look forward to meeting you soon!

To learn about us, please visit us here and watch us here!

To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to successfully pass a security criminal background investigation.

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