13 days ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Data Engineer
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Why PlayStation?
PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
Role overview:
We are looking for an entry level engineer eager to undertake Snowflake administration duties as well as pick up Operational duties around alerting, automation and integration of Snowflake services with Sony services hosted within AWS Cloud Infrastructure. The Snowflake Database Engineer is required to work within the Operations team with the successful applicant responsible for the operations and support of the Business Intelligence platform. They will be required to fit into a highly skilled team and work with limited supervision, under their own initiative. Based in our London offices, the team provides business intelligence services for various global business units associated with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Monitoring the data warehouse and being proactive in flagging and addressing any performance or space
  • related issues
  • 1st/2nd line support for the Production Platform
  • Undertaking production releases into the platform
  • Identifying ways to make operational improvements
  • Performance tuning of queries and optimising the platform
  • Acting as the first line advisory/consulting for end users on ‘How-to’ questions
  • Requires ability to work in a global and multi-cultural environment. Team members are in multiple geographies,
  • resulting in time constraints due to time zones differences and a requirement for occasional travel
What we are looking for:
  • SQL skills
  • Understand database concepts including query optimisation
  • Minimum of 2 years Linux experience
  • 2 years of scripting in python and bash
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving ability
  • Interpersonal skills including presentation, negotiating, conflict resolution, etc
  • Strong positive, can-do attitude
  • Strong communication skill sets. It is vital that the successful candidate can explain complex technical issues in non-technical terms to business stakeholders
  • Communicating effectively to business stakeholders with incident resolution details
  • Proven abilities to work creatively and analytical in a problem-solving environment
  • Have a hunger for learning and developing further
  • 1-2 years of database administration experience
  • User Administration (creating new users/housekeeping users)
  • Experience working with Snowflake
  • Appreciation of emerging and newer technologies in Data Engineering
  • Knowledge of data warehousing
  • Automation of repetitive tasks through Ansible
  • Web development / Django
  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • London Allowance (if applicable)
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.
We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

Skills Required

  • Data Analysis
  • Engineering

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