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Lead Data Application Engineer
Santa Monica, CA

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Job Description

Job Title: Lead Data Application Engineer

Reporting To: Senior Director, Consumer Technology

Department: Marketing Technology

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

As a Lead Data Application Engineer at Activision, you will work within the Consumer Technology group to build innovative and impactful player personalization platforms and products that help to build loyalty and drive engagement for Activision's industry leading games.


* Build scalable, high-volume, high-availability systems for sophisticated personalization solutions leveraging machine learning.

* Develop our machine learning/AI efforts for driving player engagement

* Data integration and automation from a variety of formats including files and APIs

* Work with high volumes of data in both relational and NoSQL data stores

* Support all privacy compliance efforts

* Design and develop highly scalable data pipeline consumers that incorporate complex transformations and efficient code.

* Work with Activision's Advanced Analytics group to use predictive models and data insights for complex application-level decision making

* Build personalization integrations leveraging multiple data sources across communication channels (in-game, email, social, web, and others)

* Development of new features and defect resolution on existing applications, as well as assist with scoping and designing new product initiatives

* Work in a collaborative environment with some pretty cool people

Player Profile

* 3-5+ years experience in software design and development leveraging large data sets

* 4+ years of combined software development experience with Python/Java/Scala or other object-oriented language

* Senior experience with recommendation systems, personalization, collaborative filtering and content-based filtering, NLP, Deep Learning, etc.

* Strong capability in working with NoSQL databases (Dynamo, Cassandra, or similar)

* Experience with data pipelines such as Kafka / Kinesis

* Strong understanding of data scaling techniques

* Experience working in agile environment

* Ability to work independently, learn quickly and be proactive

* Self-starter who is excited about learning new technologies

* Experience with AWS, Redshift, and S3 a plus

Your Platform

We're headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they'll tell you, it's the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn't come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee's brilliance. So if you're interested in our biggest priority, it's the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, and Destiny.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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