• Software Engineer (Data Engineering Team)

    Analytics & Data Science
  • Overview

    Home to the iconic massive multiplayer online role-playing game RuneScape and its extended family of adventurous titles, we’re a leading games studio that places our players at the heart of everything we do.


    We’ve welcomed over 250 million players to RuneScape’s world of enthralling fantasy and, together with our team of passionate game creators, our community helps to shape how our games evolve.


    From casting votes on future game content, to interacting with the studio teams in live streams and in chat, we also join together in person at our celebrated fan convention, RuneFest.


    Together with our players, we’re united as one Jagex tribe. Together we’re building deep and engaging multiplayer gaming experiences for players everywhere.



    We’re passionate about using data to make our games better, understand and serve our players better, and empower all our teams to be analytics evangelists!


    You’ll be working with, learning from and enhancing the capabilities of a highly skilled data team, using industry-leading tools in a vibrant, dynamic environment. Your access to analysts, scientists, engineers and platform will allow you to grow your skills and knowledge, and your exposure to departments all across the business will allow your contributions to steer decision-making towards success. Together, we will work for continued growth of our exciting games portfolio.


    As a Software Engineer working within the Data Engineering team, you’ll extend our Big Data technologies – building streaming and batch processing pipelines, implementing advanced analytics, deploying highly-scalable distributed systems for dashboarding, reporting, and machine learning applications.


    On a daily basis, you’ll be able to choose the right tool or language to solve a specific issue, striving to find the best answer using available resources. You’ll be working most closely with other Data Engineers and Data Scientists, as part of a high-performance Agile cross-functional team in all aspects of software design, implementation and testing. As we innovate and improve, we’re looking for your curiosity and your analytical mind to help take us into the future!


    As a Software Engineer within the Data Engineering team, you will:

    • Design, implement, and modify scalable software development infrastructures. The purpose of such infrastructures will be:
      • Data pipelines continuous testing, deployment and orchestration
      • Real time and off-line machine learning algorithms testing and deployment
      • Data products servicing
    • Help create software and tooling necessary for build and deployment pipeline automation ranging from internal datacentres to AWS infrastructure
    • Develop product software, design and implement work flows to improve developer productivity and software quality
    • Communicate technical designs in writing and in person to multiple technical audiences
    • Mentoring and definition of best practices



    • Cloud expertise:
      • Experience with AWS services, with particular reference to Lambda, EC2s, Kinesis, EMR, S3 Datalakes, VPCs, Security Groups, Aurora & Rds, DynamoDb, ELB
      • Deep understanding of AWS monitoring and profiling (CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Cloudwatch logs) and its use for debugging, performance tuning, auditing
      • Experience with infrastructure-as-code, specifically Terraform and CloudFormation
    • Virtualisation/Containerisation:
      • Experience with the use of Docker Containers, Docker Files, Container security and building of lean images
      • Experience with Kubernetes and other container orchestration systems (e.g. AWS Fargate)
    • General expertise:
      • Deep understanding of Design Patterns
      • Deep understanding of OO
      • Expert with one of the following languages: Python, Java, Scala
      • Experience with microservices and distributed architectures, their design and implementation
      • Experience with Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery pipelines, e.g. Travis / Jenkins / Bamboo
      • Understanding of NoSql paradigms, with particular reference to key-value stores, time-series databases and graph databases



    • Understanding of acyclic graphs, and intuitive understanding of their use in orchestration systems
    • Exposure to the ElasticStack
    • Experience with Scala and functional programming
    • Experience with Configuration Management and its display, using graph tools


    If you join us you can expect a competitive salary and great benefits like fully paid for gym membership, bonus entitlement, private health care, flexible working, cycle repair and fresh fruit delivered to your team every day. We also have GREAT coffee machines, an onsite canteen and pub and an in-studio cinema! Expect regular team events as well as EPIC company-wide parties to celebrate our successes.

    Does this sound like you? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch.


    Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!


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