Big Data Engineer


Employer:      Radiant Worlds

Category:        Engineering

Salary:             Competitive

Type:               Permanent

Location:        Leamington Spa

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The Big Data Engineer / BI Specialist must possess a good grounding in data analytics, programming and big data architecture, and exhibit the ability to make good technical judgements. This needs to be coupled with robust knowledge and use of tools and an ability to autonomously create high quality server-based systems.

Essential Skills Required

Technical Skills

  • Ability to run and maintain a Hadoop platform at a competent level
  • Experience designing and developing Hadoop based data stores
  • Ability to use Map Reduce and Pig to a competent level, making use of appropriate language constructs without need for detailed guidance
  • Experience with at least one NoSql database, and a good understanding of the technical merits of the available options on the market today
  • Experience using and setting up data mining tools
  • An understanding of Relational Databases and practical experience with at least one scripting language
  • Awareness or practical experience with big data stream processing technologies
  • Desirable: Experience with setting up and maintaining Sqoop
  • Desirable: Ability to write Java code to a sufficient level to maintain user defined functions and specific Map Reduce jobs

Planning and Design

  • Capable of understanding the reporting requirements of the business and how this affects the data pipeline
  • Work with the business analysts to understand their needs
  • Proactive in researching new systems, trends and tools.
  • To be able to assess the merit of new systems
  • Comment code in a descriptive and effective manner
  • Take ownership of creating and updating technical documentation

Industry Knowledge

  • You will be expected to proactively keep abreast of new software and solutions that become available, and where appropriate propose their adoption
  • A passion for gaming in general

Management and Organisation

  • Work to a brief, adopt working practices and work within the stated bounds including code style, technical specifications, scheduling and overall spirit of any given project
  • Identifies production issues and communicate them appropriately

Teamwork and Communication

  • Keep managers and any dependent team members informed about the progress of work including any potential conflicts or bottlenecks
  • Ability and willingness to fit into and contribute to a creative team environment

Professional Attitude and Work Ethic

  • Ability to accept and work under the direction of a project Technical Manager
  • Will be thorough in their approach to problem solving and able to function independently as and when required
  • Needs to be comfortable working to deadlines
  • Attention to detail is essential and all tasks must be carried out to the highest standard
  • A willingness and ability to learn and progress is essential
  • A consistent professional approach to naming, filing, backing up and archiving of all work in accordance with company and team policy
  • Proficient skills in identifying a need for and sourcing appropriate technical reference material

Beneficial Qualities

  • Understanding of analytics requirements for large online games
  • Understanding of statistical mathematics
  • Understanding of modern business analysis tools
  • Understanding of security and personal data sensitivity requirements

Formal Qualifications

In terms of formal qualifications, it is agreed that levels of attainment should not be set. At Radiant Worlds we adopt an approach that relevant higher qualifications are ‘preferred’ as opposed to ‘required’. Respective skills are paramount and to be considered for this role demonstrable and relevant skills and ability will be expected and sought.

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