Second Dinner

Senior Data Engineer

Nov 18, 2023

Second Dinner (US Remote)

Who We Are

Second Dinner is an award-winning independent game development studio that is here to make the most fun games in the world. Not super fun games. Not SUPER DUPER fun games. We mean the MOST fun games. In fact, our game MARVEL SNAP has earned multiple Mobile Game of the Year Awards (Game Awards, DICE), Best Strategy Game (IGN), and the Apple Design Award for Innovation!

Second Dinner is a remote-first studio, so while we are headquartered in Irvine, California, most of our team is fully remote across the United States. We want the most talented teammates wherever they call home. A diverse team with varied perspectives makes us a better company and will help us make better games. If you can bring something new to the table and expand our point of view, that's a huge upside. 

Our Data Team

At Second Dinner, data plays a crucial role in conveying the voices of our players and informing our decisions, which leads us to great games and player experiences. Our team enables decision-making with scientific and methodological rigor for Marvel SNAP and our new projects. We partner with teams across the studio to build data-powered player experiences directly into the games. We innovate in analytics tooling and data engineering capabilities to redefine what is possible in game development and operations.

Your Role

You will report to the Data Engineering Lead. You will play a critical role in shaping data-driven insights across our organization. You will develop and operate data pipelines to empower analytics, data science, marketing, product management, and design teams to create incredible player experiences. You will build and operate large-scale cloud data infrastructure. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the collection and serving of timely high-quality data. Moreover, you will partner with the AI team to innovate in self-service analytics tools. If you are passionate about building high-impact core capabilities to help craft world-class game experiences and are excited to influence millions of players by leveraging your expertise in data engineering, then APPLY!!!

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and operate data infrastructure and pipelines to enable robust data for analytics and reporting in Marvel SNAP

  • Empower the SNAP Marketing team with high-quality data to improve user acquisition (UA)

  • Enable SNAP Product Management, Analytics, Design, Engineering, and Production teams to gain insights from analytics quickly

  • Partner with data scientists, analysts, and software engineers to ensure high-quality and relevant data collection

  • Partner with the AI team to innovate, develop, and operate self-service analytics tooling

What You’ll Need:

  • Extensive expertise with data infrastructure and data engineering

  • Demonstrated experience in large-scale distributed data systems (Spark, Flink)

  • Deep expertise in analytical database technologies (SQL and NoSQL)

  • Proficiency in SQL and Python

  • Experience with database technologies and ETL/ELT

  • Experience with orchestration and automation tools (Airflow, Beam)

  • Experience with Looker or Tableau

  • Familiarity with Databricks and data/analytics solutions on AWS

  • Experience with marketing platforms and data tools (Braze, AppsFlyer)

  • Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative cross-functional work environment

  • Passionate player of mobile games

  • Mindset for serving a diverse and global player base

Nice to Have But Not Necessary:

  • Experience working in online video games, preferably mobile free-to-play games

  • Experience in .NET/C# and backend software development

  • Experience in building and integrating data pipelines for customer-facing live services (e.g., recommenders)

  • Experience in operational database and storage technologies (e.g., DynamoDB, Cassandra, and Redis)

The total compensation for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $130,000 - $210,000 USD + equity + comprehensive benefits + potential for discretionary performance bonuses.

Individual pay within this salary range may span multiple levels within the discipline and is determined by assessed job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training. It also factors in market demands and business needs. The disclosed range is not adjusted based on location and may be subject to change or modification based on business needs in the future. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process.

An overview of the benefits and perks at Second Dinner:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans with Second Dinner paying 100% of premiums for employees and 75% for dependents for many plans

  • 401(k) contribution with no waiting period

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave with no waiting period

  • Home office improvement bonus

  • Paid Vacation & Sick time

  • Remote-first with core overlap hours between 10AM and 4PM PT

  • Company Winter Holiday shutdown (Dec 25-Jan 1)

  • Company Summer Holiday shutdown (week of July 4)

  • Company Events - In-person Summer all-hands gathering, in-person holiday party, annual camping event, and virtual events throughout the year

We are an equal opportunity employer that places high value on diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, disability status, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.

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