Principal Data Engineer - Enterprise Data

Feb 23, 2024
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Data Engineers at Riot bring deep knowledge of data management so we can synthesize data within and across data domains. Our engineers are player and Rioter focused and aim to find solutions that make players excited to experience our games, and Rioters excited to deliver on our mission. Principal Engineers, at Riot, are often called on to help with the hardest problems on a project by using their expertise to find creative solutions.

As a Principal Data Engineer for Enterprise Data, you will be leading design through implementation for reporting and analytics across enterprise functions, collaboration with a variety of departments and business units to enable operations and strategy. By creating connection points across our data, you will super-charge insights from reporting and other decision making tools. You will also work cross functionally with others involved in data and technology to level up our data management practice as you deliver on key business outcomes that rely on high quality data. The ideal candidate cares deeply about company-wide impact, and understands that growth and maturity require servant leadership, humility, patience, and adaptability; and enjoys working through foundational problems, both through data management and technology management gaps.


  • Create and manage end-to-end essential enterprise data products that positively impact operational reporting across Riot, starting with financial and human resources data. 
  • Design, implement and operate the enterprise data model and enterprise data warehouse for Riot Games, globally
  • Collaborate with systems, data and analytics teams across the enterprise to integrate data, optimize technical and business processes, and consult on best practices in data management, reporting, etc
  • Set, lead, and contribute to technical vision, direction, and standards across enterprise teams, using your expertise to guide data management practice across enterprise
  • Help to identify, coach, and mentor non-data professionals who are involved in data activities but who may not be formally trained in data management
  • Promote adherence to engineering excellence including code maintainability, quality, monitoring, operational excellence, and documentation
  • Constantly innovate to improve enterprise data management and unlock the value of data at Riot

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience technically leading and/or implementing end-to-end data management activities, from foundational activities like data governance, data quality, and metadata management, to value-deliverables like data warehousing & BI, data science and analytics, and data driven applications
  • 5+ years experience managing financial and/or HR domain data used in planning, forecasting, and reporting, and analytics processes
  • 5+ years experience translating business requirements into conceptual, logical to physical data models
  • 5+ years experience with data integration, including ETL methodologies, CDC, batch and continuous processing between source systems and data buses and/or data warehouses
  • 5+ years integrating data across enterprise applications, RDBMS systems and big data systems, with familiar in:
    • Oracle, Workday, OneStream, Coupa, Concur
    • Databricks & Spark, AWS Data technologies, Airflow, Delta Lake, DBT, etc

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience implementing business intelligence reports and tools
  • Experience implementing data processes in an enterprise event bus 
  • Experience implementing virtualized data solutions across disparate system, data and technology platforms
  • Working knowledge of data platform infrastructure and operations
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence, data science, and analytics infrastructure and operations

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.


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