Avalanche Ecosystem Job Board

Staff Data Engineer II

Blitz App

Blitz App

Data Science
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Blitz is a quickly growing and self-sustaining start-up that provides gamers with personalized stats and insights powered by billions of matches. High performance is at the core of our values. We are a team of gamers and entrepreneurial technologists with big ambitions. At Blitz, you will find co-workers who are friendly, eager to collaborate, and work creatively to ship market-defining software. If you thrive in an environment optimized for autonomy, innovation, teamwork, and embody our principles, Blitz is the place for you to make an outsized impact.


As a Staff Data Engineer II at Blitz you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining robust data pipelines and infrastructure. You will work closely with data scientists, analysts, and other engineers to ensure the efficient collection, processing, and storage of data. Your expertise in Airflow, DBT, and Databricks will be essential in optimizing our data workflows and enabling advanced analytics and insights.

This position requires all hires to be onsite Monday - Thursday out of our Los Angeles (Playa Vista) office, with the option to WFH on Friday.

What You'll Do

  1. Data Pipeline Development:
    • Design, build, and maintain scalable data pipelines using Airflow to orchestrate complex workflows.
    • Implement data transformations and cleaning processes using DBT (Data Build Tool) to ensure data quality and consistency.
  2. Data Integration and Management:
    • Integrate diverse data sources, ensuring seamless data flow and accessibility across the organization.
    • Develop and manage data models, schemas, and storage solutions in Databricks to support analytical and operational use cases.
  3. Performance Optimization:
    • Optimize data processing performance, ensuring low latency and high reliability.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot data pipeline issues, implementing solutions to improve efficiency and reduce downtime.
  4. Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts, and business stakeholders to understand data needs and translate them into technical requirements.
    • Document data engineering processes, standards, and best practices for knowledge sharing and future reference.
  5. Innovation and Best Practices:
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in data engineering and recommend improvements to our data infrastructure.
    • Mentor and provide guidance to junior data engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

What It Takes To Be Successful

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's with equivalent experience or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in data engineering.
    • Proven experience with Airflow, DBT, and Databricks is required.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Scala, or Java.
    • Strong knowledge of SQL and experience with relational databases and data warehousing solutions.
    • Expertise in designing and optimizing ETL processes and data workflows.
    • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and big data technologies (e.g., Spark, Hadoop) is a plus.

Nice To Have

  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Skilled at using data to tell stories
  • Passionate about gaming (PC, Mobile or Console)
  • Passionate about understanding player behavior within game
  • Experience with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience with Postgres and building structured tables
  • Experience with GraphQL

Soft Skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • A proactive attitude towards learning and adapting to new technologies.

Why Blitz?

Joining the Blitz team means embarking on one of the most intriguing challenges of your career at the intersection of video games and activity tracking. You’ll be part of a forward-thinking company that values innovative problem-solving, bias toward action, and an inclusive culture that champions personal growth and collective success. Our team members are not just employees—they are active contributors to the gaming community with a shared vision of transforming the digital landscape.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary: $180-210k
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Stock options program
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Option for employer paid coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Gaming laptop and peripherals
  • Company-wide team building events

Salary for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.

Blitz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.