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.
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.
Monitoring the data warehouse and being proactive in flagging and addressing any performance or space
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
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
London Allowance (if applicable)
25 days holiday per year
On Site Gym
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.
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