Big Data Engineer

Company Name: ZeniMax Media
Location: Rockville, MD, Hunt Valley, MD or Austin, TX, US
Date Posted: 01st May, 2017
  • Work within the Enterprise BI team, supporting the creation of data pipeline processes for ingesting data at large scales
  • Work directly with Data Modelers, Enterprise Architect, and Analysts, ensuring that business requirements are being met
  • Directly work with the Data Engineers and Data Modelers to understand the source and target structures
  • Coordinate with the analysts and report developers to ensure data can be easily digested by Business Intelligence tools
  • Be able to straddle differing subject areas such as in game vs business data sources


  • 2+ Years of Experience with the Hadoop ecosystem (Hive, Parquet, Avro)
  • A clear understanding of both row and columnar storage databases
  • Strong SQL skills – able to query data sources and generate results from complex structures
  • Experience with a major programming language (Scala, Python, C, Java, etc)
  • Comfortable working with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured source data
  • A strong communicator, is comfortable interfacing directly with differing customers across the organization in addition to the BI team
  • Working experience with the SCRUM development framework

Preferred Skills:

  • Apache Spark experience a major plus (Spark RDDs, Spark DataFrames, Spark SQL)
  • Understanding of Amazon Web Services, especially data related components
  • Experience working within the VideoGame/MMO industry is desired, though candidates from outside of the industry are also welcomed
  • A personal interest in video gaming is a plus
  • Understanding of the Free to Play/Micro transaction Business Model is a plus