Data Scientist Team Lead
We are looking for a talented and creative Data Science Team Lead, interested in pushing the boundaries of games analytics within our Stockholm studio. You’ll deliver amazing insights to the team developing Candy Crush Soda and across King. This will be both as a leader and an individual contributor. You’ll have a proven ability to mentor a team and apply your skills, be it technical, behavioural or economic, to generate value.
Your Role Within our Kingdom
As a Data Science Team Lead, you will lead a team of 3 to 5 people and will report to the Head of Analytics. You will be working with varied stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast- paced environment. You’ll help us to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players and be part of a community of 100+ business intelligence & analytics experts.
Proactively develop new analyses, experiments and data- driven tools to better understand our players’ behaviour and the performance of our games
Lead recruitment, onboarding, peer review and career development for the team from a technical perspective
Be self- motivated to learn and drive your teams’ development while improving methodology and working practices across the company
Provide an analytics perspective to discussions and prioritisation within your team, so that the overall team selects the right ideas to work on
Be the pro- active owner of the entire data chain for your games
Skills to Create Thrills
Our ideal candidate will have solid experience leading an analytical team in a commercial environment. 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 factors that are helpful to excel in this role include:
Leadership: The ability to mentor, guide and inspire your colleagues and drive best practices across the company
Stakeholder Management: The ability to recognise dependencies, build relationships and influence others
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
Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualising or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguous
SQL: The ability to write complex SQL queries to analyse our databases with 300+ million players and work with relational database systems.
Analytical coding: Using tools such as R, Python or Excel for analytical purposes
Stats: Understanding the basics of appropriate statistical or machine learning techniques.
Other experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes:
Work in the games industry or similarly customer- facing digital businesses
Familiarity with massive data sets and tools to deal with them (BigQuery/AWS/Hadoop etc)
Experience in behavioural psychology/economics and experimental design
Experience in predictive analytics, segmentation, and related areas
Software engineering skills in Java and other languages (beyond R and Python which we use most frequently)
Skills with standard reporting tools such as Looker/QlikView/Tableau/etc.
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.
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