Data Engineering Intern
Who We Are
Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios are responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms. Include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building, and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.
Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers, and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, BioShock, Borderlands, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, WWE 2K, and XCOM. At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.
2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Our Internships
2K’s summer internships are paid internship opportunities, 10 weeks long, focused on both functional and professional growth. Internships include weekly learning sessions with senior leadership, networking opportunities, and fun and engaging projects that have real-world impact.
2K’s summer internship program runs June through August at our 2K Publishing HQ in Novato, California. The internship program is open to all U.S residents who are students at the time of internship. The pace is fast, the atmosphere is fun, and we’ll push and challenge you to learn and grow beyond anything you’d expect. It’s truly a unique and rewarding experience.
What We Need
We are looking for someone who is intellectually curious and passionate about applying their Data Engineering skills to real-world problems to join 2K’s Data Engineering team as an intern.
An ideal candidate should be able to design and code ETL processes beginning with extraction from various source systems and apply efficient SQL transformations to achieve desired goals.
They should have had some exposure to batch and streaming data processing and visualization using any tool such as Tableau.
Candidates having a focus on Data Engineering during their course work is a plus.
What You Will Do
You will be helping us solve non-standard creative tasks that have an immediate impact on BI/Analytics teams' deliverables. The daily job consists of ETL, visualization, providing data to machine learning models and validation. Expect to gain hands-on experience with exploring massive datasets generated from our games, using popular tech stacks, tackling practical problems of bringing a data project to production.
Your internship project could focus on one of the domains such as:
- Modernization : Transform the data pipelines and design new efficient data pipelines on the Data Engineering team.
- Optimization : Improve the efficiency of the existing processes
- Help create more defined ETL and Standard Data Models which will be the foundation for Aggregations.
- Help in delivering parts of the Data Engineering vision and also develop code for calculating business metrics.
- Visualization : Work on Operational KPIs as well as Data Quality metrics calculations and visualization for the same.
What Will Make You a Great Fit
- Currently pursuing a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research, or other quantitative fields
- Solid knowledge of Python and related libraries, designing and coding high volume ELT/ETL and Data Modeling concepts
- Good command of Advanced-SQL and Optimization of SQL queries
- Familiarity with version control tool such as git and some exposure to cloud computing services such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
- Quick and willing to learn new tools and techniques
- Exposure to Spark/Flink and Interest in video games is a plus
- BONUS POINTS for publications or open source projects
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 a reasonable accommodation.
Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.
The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $25 and $35 per hour. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.