Activision Blizzard Logo

(Expired) Principal Data Engineer, Ads

4 months ago by Activision Blizzard

  San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sectors: Data, Software Engineering

Apply Now

Activision Blizzard Media is a rapidly growing business built to connect brands with our 350M + global player base across Activision, Blizzard and King.

We create premium, innovative advertising experiences for world-class casual mobile games like King's Candy Crush Saga. Looking ahead, we plan to launch advertising across the Activision Blizzard portfolio, including high growth areas like eSports. This is an exciting time to join this growing business.

We are seeking a Principal Data Engineer in our Ads Engineering team, empowering cutting edge mobile advertising technologies to create the next generation of our Ads Platform.

Your role within Activision Blizzard Media

If you want to create amazing user experiences using the latest technologies, then this is the right job for you. You're an excellent communicator, happy to work with people from several different business units. You can translate business needs into technical requirements and implementation. We are problem solvers, constantly reviewing how and why we do things and learning from each other. We are experimental, trying out new tech and ideas and willing to take risks to drive the entire industry forward. We are sociable and fun, and we like to hang out together. We are passionate, some might even say quirky, and while we love what we do, our lives are about more than work. We love games, and are obsessed with creating the best player experience.


  • Partner with senior engineers, architects and product owners to build scalable data pipeline and services.
  • Work with the product team to understand the business requirements and translate them into the development/design tasks.
  • Be a role model in engineering best practices and design/coding standard.
  • Choose the right technology stack to align with the use cases and scalability.
  • Collaborate with the other team members across different teams.
  • Provide technical directions and mentor other engineers.

Skills to create thrills

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in software design and development.
  • Advance level expertise in Java Development.
  • 2+ years of experience in working with relational databases such as MySQL, Postgres etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in NoSQL databases like Bigtable, Cassandra, HBase etc.
  • Experience with schema design and data modeling.
  • Strong understanding of large-scale distributed data processing.
  • Experience with developing extract-transform-load (ETL).
  • Experience with distributed messaging systems like Kafka and RabbitMQ
  • Experience with distributed computing framework like Apache Spark and Flink.

Bonus points

  • Experience working with AWS or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Understanding of machine learning concepts and some experience in working with machine Learning libraries.
  • Experience in building data warehouse and data lake.
  • Knowledge of advertising platform.

About Activision and Our Family of Brands

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. King has game studios in Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, London, Malmö and Stockholm along with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Malta and New York. King is an independent unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) which acquired King in February 2016.

Activision Blizzard is a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, and the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company.

We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world every day through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King's Candy Crush ™, Pet Rescue ™, Bubble Witch ™ and Farm Heroes ™.

We've been one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For" for the last four years. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, we have operations throughout the world, and our games are played in 196 countries.

More information about our company and products can be found on our website,

(HITMARKER NOTE: You'd be doing us a real solid if you let Activision know you found their description on our site!)

Apply Now

This job has expired and applications are now closed.