Data Engineer

REMOTE

About Us

Chess.com is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the clear #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

We are a team of 370+ fully remote people in 45+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are also growing fast, with more than 80 million players having chosen Chess.com as their online chess home, and a large base of happy premium subscribers.

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You are a data nerd with strong engineering skills.  You have built and maintained data pipelines in production at large scale and you are able to make technology decisions about tooling and operations.  You are humble with a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously.  You have been working in or dreamed of working in the gaming industry and are ready to turn your talents towards chess!

Big Challenges

  • We have a MASSIVE amount of games to store

  • We have a MASSIVE amount of analysis being done on games

  • We have a MASSIVE amount of activity to be logged and parsed for social feeds and product optimization

What you’ll do

  • Implement data pipelines from our many data sources into our data warehouse

  • Build and support data aggregations and ensure data quality in our data warehouse

  • Protect our players PII and help support data compliance across our data stack

  • Build and support tools for our internal teams to use to run experiments and access data

  • Support query design and query review and enable team members to share data

Preferred Skills

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills working in a fully distributed team

  • Experience building and supporting data pipelines

  • Experiencing running data workloads in the cloud in either GCP or AWS

  • Experience with Dataflow & BigQuery or similar technology

  • Experience with SQL and multiple databases (MySQL, MongoDB, etc)

  • Experience deploying infrastructure as code through Terraform

  • Sense of ownership and responsibility

  • Chess player

  • Lifelong learner

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full time or equivalent position
  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)



    Links

    You can learn more about us here:

    • https://www.chess.com/blog/erik/how-chess-com-s-100-person-virtual-team-works-together
    • https://www.chess.com/about 

    We look forward to meeting you!