Senior Data Engineer

Visual Concepts
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Job Description

Who We Are: 

At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, Boise, Seoul and Parksville, Canada are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the hardest working and most creative minds in the industry.

What You Will Do:

  • The individual will work in the capacity of a Senior Data Engineer with the NBA2K franchise studio focusing on the data deliverables for Business and Studio.
  • Designing and building data models to support Data Science, Business Intelligence, and downstream data sets.
  • Building APIs and data products to better integrate data throughout our systems and processes.
  • Monitoring the data pipelines and communicating any issues to leadership and partners.
  • Working closely with business partners and developers to ensure proper requirements are documented and agreed to for our different initiatives.
  • Partnering with developers and leadership to coordinate cross-function and cross-team efforts

What Will Make You a Great Fit:

  • Preferably have a Masters or Bachelors in Engineering, Mathematics.
  • Have five or more years of professional experience as a Data Engineer in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with streaming of data - Kafka or Kinesis and exposure to the AWS environment. Knowledge of Databricks is a plus.
  • An expert developer using SQL and SQL-like query languages
  • Have a strong understanding of different data modeling methodologies (Kimball, Inmon, Data Vault). You understand when to apply the correct techniques to solve different problems on different technologies in our stack.
  • Have deep expertise in Python and have experience organizing Python-based projects.
  • You've built software services and APIs using Python frameworks such as Flask.
  • Have experience with both proprietary and open-source big data technologies and platforms (Snowflake, Vertica, Hive, Spark, Presto, Airflow).
  • Have worked in a cloud environment (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Have experience defining and crafting automated unit and integration testing frameworks for data projects.
  • Have a functional understanding of different privacy and compliance practices around data (GDPR, CCPA).
  • Excellent collaborator by tailoring your communication for different audiences and ensuring effective communication between developers, partners, and leadership.

Bonus Points: 

If you come from Video game and/or entertainment and media industries

To learn more about Visual Concepts and our studio locations, check out our website at

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Company Info.

Visual Concepts

Visual Concepts is a video game developer and subsidiary of 2K Games. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Novato, California, USA. Visual Concepts is best known for its sports simulation games, particularly the NBA 2K series, which is one of the most popular basketball video game franchises in the world. The company has also developed other sports games, such as Major League Baseball 2K, NHL 2K, and All-Pro Football 2K8.

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