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Senior Data Scientist

London 018

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled and creative Senior Data Scientist interested in building, defining and pushing the boundaries of games analytics within our Stockholm studio, focusing on New Games. You’ll have a proven ability to apply your skills, be it technical, behavioral or economic, in order to generate value for the studio's new generation of awesome mobile games.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

If you want to improve the experience of King’s current players and new audiences, then this may be the right opportunity for you. You’ll help us to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players. You will be part of a community of 80+ business intelligence & analytics experts while working on a daily basis in smaller teams of 6- 8 people. As a data scientist at King, your role will be focused on particular games, our network or specific business areas.

Specifically, you’ll:

  • Identify potential business opportunities and scope/design approach to capture those opportunities
  • Translate business needs to technical requirements and AB- tests, then work with development teams to ensure correct implementation and tracking
  • Develop an analysis strategy and perform analysis of complex scenarios and AB- tests, both systematically and on a one- off basis.
  • Carefully check, debug, and problem solve issues to ensure you deliver accurate and clear analysis and reports, even when confronted by subtle data complications
  • Provide an analytics perspective to discussions and helping to drive the priorities within your team

Be the pro- active owner of the entire data chain for your game(s)

Skills to Create Thrills

You have a passion for quantitative analysis, understanding player behavior and will have the ability to draw business insights which will add real value to King. You will need to demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and will have worked in a fast- paced and collaborative environment. This role will involve working with teams and individuals across King - such as Game Developers, Business Performance Managers and Marketeers, so excellent communication skills are essential.

While we certainly don’t expect you to have all of these skills from day one, we do expect you to learn and develop in each of the following areas

  • Business Insight: The ability to understand the problems and issues our games and business wants to solve, and then defining the right data, analysis or interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions
  • Player behavior: Understanding the players’ motivation is key to design valuable tests and interpret results
  • SQL: The ability to write complex SQL queries to analyze our databases with 300+ million players, and work effectively with both Hive and relational database systems
  • Analytical coding: Using tools such as R, Python (and also Excel) for analytical purposes
  • Stats: Understanding the appropriate statistical techniques to use in different circumstances
  • Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualizing or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguous

There is plenty of scope at King for you to learn from your colleagues in the areas where you have less experience, and to share your own skills where you are stronger.

Specific experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes: experience in the games industry or similarly sophisticated customer- facing digital businesses; experience in "big data" systems such as Hadoop, Hive; experience in behavioural psychology/economics; robust understanding of more advanced statistical techniques suitable for analysis of highly skewed populations; experience in predictive analytics, segmentation, and related areas; experience in experimental design; software engineering skills in Java and other languages (beyond R and Python which we use most frequently); skills with standard reporting tools such as QlikView/Tableau/etc.

Personal Attributes

  • Smart - intellectual dexterity
  • High integrity

Pragmatic problem- solver - someone who looks for solutions rather than worrying about problems

Making the World Playful

When it comes to interactive mobile entertainment, we're pretty proud to be number one. We bring moments of magic to hundreds of millions everyday through games like Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way.

A Great Saga Needs Diverse Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We craft games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds to bring them to life. We believe we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and new ideas in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sort of heroes, wouldn’t you agree? That’s why we provide equal opportunities and hire all sorts of talent.

Dream Bigger

It's an exciting time to join King. We're challenging ourselves to dream bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. Together we’ll create new experiences that raise the bar. Through creativity and innovation, we'll redefine the world of games again and again. King will provide relocation and visa support where necessary.

King in Stockholm

“Go and watch the sunset at Skinnarviksberget, it’s the best secret beauty spot in the city.”

This is where it all began. From our Stockholm studio we first embarked on the Candy Crush Saga and the rest is Nordic folklore…

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Relocation Guide

Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.

That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here – like hiking and eating raw herring.

 

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