Meet Blizzard Entertainment's
AMANDA GERDES

Careers - Amanda’s Story
 No More Monkey Business
Amanda’s Story
No More Monkey Business
Having studied anthropology at UC Berkeley, Amanda researched monkeys in the rainforest but ultimately decided a less spider-filled work environment would suit her better. Having lots of previous database experience, Amanda transitioned into the data architecture space, specializing in data-driven business systems development and going on to earn a master's in systems engineering as well as an MBA with a concentration in information systems. She's now a key and still-giddy member of the Blizzard Team.
Careers - What Amanda Does
 Sr. Manager, Data Engineering
What Amanda Does
Sr. Manager, Data Engineering
Amanda manages a team whose primary focus is on designing, building, supporting, and evolving a global analytical data ecosystem. She balances strategic planning with operational support and user growth and development with system stability and performance. She's the primary custodian of an analytics ecosystem that must be accurate, timely, and a source of absolute truth. Her team's foundational work empowers the greater Global Insights Team to develop both business and gameplay insights to help craft epic entertainment experiences.
 
 
“If you’re able to articulate your wants and your needs in terms of your career, it’s amazing how many people here will bend over backwards to help you achieve them.”
 
“If you’re able to articulate your wants and your needs in terms of your career, it’s amazing how many people here will bend over backwards to help you achieve them.”
 
 
“I’ve been here for over six years now, and it’s still my dream job—I still get chills when I drive under the Blizzard Entertainment arches.”
 
“I’ve been here for over six years now, and it’s still my dream job—I still get chills when I drive under the Blizzard Entertainment arches.”