Staff Software Engineer (Data)

May 03, 2024
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Job Description:

Your Role Within the Kingdom

Embrace the pivotal role of a Staff Software Engineer within our Data Platforms team, where your expertise will become the backbone of our cutting-edge analytics and data processing capabilities. In this role, you will architect and manage dynamic data solutions, ensuring a robust infrastructure that supports our strategic initiatives. Your work with cross-functional teams—including Product Management, Data Science, and various technology departments—will not only bolster our operations but also shape the future of our digital advertising success.

Within the first year, your vision will have fostered a culture of innovation with measurable milestones in system optimization and performance enhancements. You will be recognized for pioneering complex, scalable data systems that elevate our market position and set new standards for excellence. Join us and become part of an ambitious journey at a company that celebrates creativity, values your growth, and is determined to redefine the digital frontier. Your leadership will not just influence our trajectory but catapult us there.


• Partner with senior engineers, architects, and product owners to build scalable data pipelines and services.
• Work with the product team to understand the business requirements and translate them into the development/design tasks.
• Be a role model in engineering best practices and design/coding standards.
• Choose the right technology stack to align with the use cases and scalability.
• Collaborate with the other team members across different teams.
• Provide technical directions and mentor other engineers.


• BA/BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
• 7+ years of hands-on experience in software design and development.
• Experience in designing large scale distributed systems and data processing.
• Advance level expertise in Java Development and System Design.
• 2+ years of experience in working with relational databases such as MySQL, Postgres etc.
• 2+ years of experience in NoSQL databases like Bigtable, Cassandra, HBase etc.
• Experience with schema design and data modeling.
• Experience with developing extract-transform-load (ETL).
• Experience with distributed messaging systems like Kafka/Pub-sub/Service Bus
• Experience with distributed computing frameworks like Apache Spark and Flink.
• Should be able to communicate and articulate his/her thought process effectively with the other team members.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with Azure, AWS or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
• Experience in ML-Infra
• Knowledge of advertising platforms.


About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community. 

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it’s the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren’t the only ones that can level-up. We’re always looking for ways to champion each other and make what’s already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful.

Applications needs to be in English.

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We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $121,500.00 - $224,880.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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