Data Engineer (Aftershock)
Job Number: FNG0006780
Organization: FoxNext
Job Type: Engineering
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: August 21, 2017

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated Data Engineer to help kickstart and grow business intelligence services at Aftershock Studios/FoxNext Games for our premier mobile game titles including James Cameron’s Avatar.

  • Design, implement, debug, document, test, and maintain code and systems for ingestion, transformation, storage, and consumption of data from multiple games and millions of players
  • Collaborate with game teams, product managers, data analysts and technical stakeholders to craft the best solutions for our data driven business
  • Estimate engineering effort to contribute to sprint planning and keep our delivery on track
  • Ensure data quality is delivered timely and consistently with active alerting and notifications for escalation


  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of experience with software engineering
  • Deep understanding of functional and object oriented programming
  • Expert ETL techniques and best practices to handle large data volumes
  • Expert SQL and NoSQL database experience
  • Experience with data warehouse architecture and data modeling best practices
  • Experience with relevant scheduling, batch and stream processing frameworks (e.g. Apaches Spark, Kafka, Airflow)
  • Experience with relevant managed services (e.g. AWS Kinesis/Lambda, GC Pub/Sub)
  • Cloud infrastructure devops to support deployment and data management
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Python, Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB, BigQuery
  • Infrastructure management on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform
  • Docker container deployment on Kubernetes
  • RESTful Web Service API development
  • Mobile development in Android and iOS
  • Experience in games or fast paced company such as growth phase startup
  • Git, GitHub, Perforce, Jenkins, Splunk
Division Description

FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of virtual and augmented reality, mobile, console and pc games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Network Group. The division consists of FoxNext Games, FoxNext Destinations and FoxNext VR Studio. Fox has a successful track record identifying exceptional games and publishing partners across the mobile and console/PC space, such as Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game, Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards, The Simpsons Tapped Out, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Ice Age Adventures, Sugar Smash: Book of Life and Alien: Isolation. FoxNext VR Studio will oversee VR experiences, such as the already announced ALIEN and PLANET OF THE APES productions, and work to commercialize Fox’s overarching VR strategy. FoxNext Destinations will oversee the company’s location-based entertainment business including the development of the 20th Century Fox World theme park in Malaysia.

Aftershock Studios, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values… but most of all, we care about our community of players. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us.

If you’re thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At Aftershock Studios you’ll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including This Means War, Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, and Empires & Allies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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