Staff Software Engineer (Data)

San Francisco California 94105 United States of America
17 days ago


Data, Analytics & Strategy

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 ground breaking analytics and data processing capabilities. In this role, you will architect and lead dynamic data solutions, ensuring a robust infrastructure that supports our critical initiatives. Your work with multi-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 championed a culture of innovation with measurable achievements in system optimization and performance improvements. You will be recognized for groundbreaking sophisticated, 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 proven techniques and design/coding standards.
• Choose the right technology stack to align with the use cases and scalability.
• Collaborate 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.
• Crafting large scale distributed systems and data processing experience
• Advanced level expertise in Java Development and System Design.
• 2+ years experience 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).
• Working knowledge with distributed messaging systems like Kafka/Pub-sub/Service Bus
• Solid understanding and experience working with distributed computing frameworks like Apache Spark and Flink.
• Ability to communicate and articulate 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.


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:

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.

About King

At King, we’re Making the World Playful. Heard of Candy Crush? We’re the creators behind it. With game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Malta, we have a 20-year history of delivering some of the world’s most iconic games in the mobile gaming industry and are on a mission to level-up the little moments for our more than 200 million active monthly users. But we aren’t just crushing it with candies, we’re also behind Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch, Pet Rescue and loads of other sweet games. As a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, King is part of Activision Blizzard, which was recently acquired by Microsoft.

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.

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