Epic Games is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

Cary, United States


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Our mission is to provide a world-class platform that empowers the business to leverage data that will enhance, monitor, and support our products. We are responsible for data ingestion systems, processing pipelines, and various data stores all operating in the cloud. We operate at a petabyte scale, and support near real-time use cases as well as more traditional batch approaches.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for a Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform to join a growing team of data professionals who provide valued insights across all of Epic's games and the Unreal Engine. In this position, you will build systems to stream data from our game clients and servers into the various systems that make up the data ecosystem at Epic. 

In this role, you will

  • Design, build, and maintain all parts of the data pipeline to support gamer behavior analysis and device telemetry (requirements understanding, data enrichment, data modeling) 
  • Build and expand upon existing data systems to help the business leverage data to support our products 
  • Champion better cross-functional data integration efforts, both upstream and downstream
  • Evolve existing Flink-based streaming solutions to meet the growing demands of the business 

What we're looking for

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a data-driven information environment, designing and implementing analytic/data systems, ideally in a video gaming context
  • Detail-oriented and comfortable working with requirements that are open-ended
  • Experience and familiarity with big data tools and services, such as Kafka, Hive, AWS, Hadoop, Presto, Spark, S3, Flink or similar
  • Ideal candidate has experience working with Kubernetes or similar containerized deployment model
  • Experience working in a cloud based environment, ideally familiar with the AWS toolset
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages (Kotlin preferred, Scala and Java beneficial)
  • Comfort with software development methodology around unit testing, performance tuning, integration testing, etc.
  • Experience in real-time data processing 
  • Passion for video games and/or video game technology 


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. 

Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.                           


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

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