Data Architect

Building global mobile games
Looking for something new?
Our client, Next games is looking for a rockstar ready to define, develop and lead the development of our next generation data platform encompassing self-service capabilities, reporting, tools, and modelling for re-usability. If you are passionate about creating clarity from data complexity and with your amazing skills want to contribute to support our Business Intelligence team who drives analysis - look no further.

You should be mastering all parts of the lifecycle of data, from generating them on game servers and client devices, gathering them from external sources, and eventually to their assured destruction according to GDPR compliant retention policies. Above all the Next Games team will value strong skills in communication and cooperation as this job requires deep understanding and interaction with multiple different stakeholders including guiding and leading Data Engineers, working closely with the server team and cooperating on a daily basis with their Business Intelligence Director, analysts as well as other stakeholders.

Success is not only making data reliable and available, but above all help transform the way we look at and process data to help drive informed decision making across the entire organization.

Your responsibilities:

· Leading and visioning the roadmap and improvements for the data platform
· Partner with our technology and Business Intelligence organizations to ensure the right business and product requirements are driving our data architecture and application decisions
· Lead our engineering team to execute analytics requirements for the organization
· Drive design, definition, development and deployment of standardized product metrics for dashboards to measure our performance across all our products
· Evaluate new technology, including machine learning and AI, in data reporting and platform as a proof of concept
· Develop and implement a front to back strategy analytics processes, including architectural decisions, naming conventions, data modelling, data automation, data presentation, best practices and standards.
· Responsible for establishing update deployment checklists on the data side, user segregations, user documentation and training
· Keep the Data Product Roadmap up to date with from a technology stack, creating upgrade plans and timeline for execution
· Determine the best software solutions and effectively recommend them to key stakeholders.
· Oversee actual implementation as necessary and otherwise facilitate delivery of technical solutions from kickoff to closeout.
· Document programming procedures and code for repeat usage as well as architectural decisions and plans
· Seek to automate solutions at all times
· Designing batch data transformation and feature engineering tasks according to game analysts need
· Operating data ingestion and ETL pipelines and managing related deployments

Currently the game model is C# running on both the client devices and the servers in the Azure cloud. Most of the game analytics data is generated on the copy running on the server. It's sent through dedicated server instances and Azure Event Hub to the Google Cloud. There, it passes through Cloud Pub/Sub service and a managed Apache Beam service into raw and processed tables in BigQuery database. The analytics pipelines processing the data further — mostly BigQuery SQL — are managed by Apache Airflow.

What we are looking for:

· A communicator at heart, with a track record of leading teams
· Excellent verbal and writing skills
· You are proactive and eager to fix things
· 5+ years of software development experience
· 3+ years of working experience with big data infrastructure
· You have built a data platform previously
· Experience of working with big data technologies of cloud computing platforms
· Excellent programming skills in C# or Java (and Python), plus working experience with UNIX systems
· Intermediate to expert level knowledge of OLAP-oriented SQL

We consider a plus:

· DevOps skills and mindset for CI, deployment, configuration and monitoring
· REST API design and development
· Proficiency in Google Cloud Platform big data stack, including but not limited to Dataflow, BigQuery and ML Engine
· Knowledge of data visualization and dashboarding tools
· Knowledge of stream data processing frameworks, especially ones based on Java (Hadoop)
· Working experience in Microsoft Azure, .NET and Unity is a big plus


  • Culture of sharing, transparency and learning! Quest days on work time.Downtown office, easy to commute to. Sauna, jacuzzi, game room and kitchen at your disposal.
  • Flexible work, good healthcare & paid vacation.
  • Top gadgets, competitive pay.
  • Shopping discounts, sports vouchers.
  • Relocation support.

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About Next Games
Next Games is the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland, specializing in games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies, TV series or books.

Next Games
"At Next Games you get to work in teams within an intimate, blindingly fast startup environment and wear many hats."
Currently Next Games is working on multiple new games based on popular entertainment franchises including, Blade Runner Nexus, for the popular Blade Runner franchise and a mobile game based on Netflix's Stranger Things.

Next Games is the company worth checking out. Just look at their office spaces and utilities for employees. It's looking gorgeous...
The company employs over 100 people and is located in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Their colleagues come from all over the world, and they have currently over 20 nationalities working at Next Games.

The company is ready to hire and relocate right now, so do not waste your time and apply now!