Data Engineer

Established in 2019, Sumo Leamington is led by a team of industry veterans with a wealth of experience in the games industry.

With three core specialisms: service-based games, free to play titles and mobile, the team at Sumo Leamington are focussed on creating games which players keep coming back to – day after day, year after year.

As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project. 

The team at Sumo Leamington is growing, and we’re looking for the industry’s brightest stars to help bring a series of incredible projects to life.

We are looking for an experienced AWS data engineer, who will be responsible for building scalable data systems to support the Live Operations of our products, covering live telemetry pipelines, ETL processes for materialisation of FACT and other aggregate tables, experimentation systems (A/B testing), and working with Data Scientists to implement production ML pipelines.

We'd love to see candidates from both within and outside the gaming industry

In this role you will:

  • Work with the Live-Ops Manager, and wider code team to build, extend and maintain data pipelines and structures to support our live service titles.
  • Develop, maintain, and support ETL processes for data aggregation and cross-pollinating from multiple sources into a data warehouse.
  • Maintain large, multi-terabyte data warehouse which includes performance tuning and data retention/purge processes
  • Develop and manage various database scripts, processes, and tools to facilitate automation processes.
  • Design database systems to support live-ops, and recommend improvements for performance
  • Work with Data Science team to build, implement, and maintain ML data processes (churn prediction, for example).
  • To be succesful you will have:

  • Experience with core AWS products
  • Working with big data solutions (for example, Redshift, Spectrum, Athena, Glue)
  • Experience streaming data technologies (kinesis, firehose)
  • Experience with AWS Lambda, and Serverless Application Model (SAM)
  • High proficiency in Python and SQL
  • Strong understanding of IAM and security best practises
  • Monitoring systems (Cloudwatch)
  • Data modelling, design, and data structures
  • Experience building ETL pipelines
  • It's not required but would help if you have:

  • Designing and implementing Rest APIs experience (API Gateway, ALB, FastAPI)
  • It would be great to have knowledge ith tools such as Apache Airflow
  • Familiarity with data visualisation products (Apache Superset, Tableau, Looker, etc)
  • Experience with AWS CloudFormation or Terraform for creating, deploying, and managing AWS resources
  • Experience or understanding of using source control systems (Git, Perforce, etc.)
  • Experience or understanding of working with large datasets, statistics and data analysis
  • What We Offer:

    ·               Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
    ·               Electric Car Scheme
    ·               Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
    ·               Flexible Working  
    ·               27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
    ·               Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme
    ·               5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
    ·               Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
    ·               Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
    ·               Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
    ·               Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
    ·               Free Dental Insurance
    ·               Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
    ·               Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
    ·               Additional flexible benefits scheme
    ·               Cycle to Work Scheme
    ·               Mental Health First Aiders
    ·               Payroll Giving Scheme
    ·               Game & Book Libraries
    ·               Long service & project completion awards
    ·               Wrap Parties
    ·               Alternative Travel Prize Draw
    ·               The Sumo GameJam
    ·               Great family events
    ·               Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
    ·               Life Drawing
    ·               Yoga Classes
    ·               Free fruit and drinks
    ·               Employee Referral Bonus     
    ·               Career Development      
    ·               Relocation Support to the UK
    ·               Visa Sponsorship

     Where do we stand on diversity?

    At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
    We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


    More about Sumo Leamington:

    Sumo Leamington is situated just outside of the town centre and was recently awarded the Games Industry BIZ Best Diversity Award – a testament to its ongoing commitment to creating a home for everyone. The Studio features many onsite facilities  – everything needed for the team to create the world’s best games!
    Ranked the happiest town to live in two official polls, Leamington Spa is a hidden gem nestled amongst the stunning countryside of Warwickshire and remains a hotspot for talented individuals and creative minds within the games industry.  Those living in Leamington Spa can enjoy:

    o   Local attractions such as Jepson Gardens and the Royal Pump Rooms
    o   A rich and diverse culture
    o   An expansive history and stunning architecture
    o   Picturesque scenery, outstanding gardens and walking routes
    o   Beautiful museums and galleries

    More about Sumo Digital:

    Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.

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