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Data Scientist

V4P FEB19 029


Data, Analytics & Strategy

Job Description:

We are looking for a talented and creative Product Data Scientist interested in building, defining and pushing the boundaries of game analytics and AB test analysis for live games in the Portfolio department. You’ll have a proven ability to apply your skills, be it technical, behavioural or economic, in order to generate value for the mobile games you’ll be working on.


Your Role


You’ll help us to further understand, segment, predict and retain our players. You will be part of a cross- functional team of other data scientists, product managers, game designers and developers, and you’ll be tasked to drive the analytical side of the game, collaborating with the broader group. 


Specifically, you’ll:

* Design, monitor, analyse and communicate results for AB tests 

* Translate business needs to technical and AB test requirements, then work with development teams to ensure correct implementation and event tracking

* Work closely with game designers and product team to scope and design tests to identify potential opportunities (e.g. player behaviour, game economy)

* Proactively develop new analyses, experiments and data- driven tools to harness business opportunities 

* Carefully check and problem solve issues to ensure the correct operations of the game, even when confronted by subtle data complications

* Provide a business analytical perspective to discussions and help to drive the priorities within your game 

* Champion data literacy within the cross- functional game team, and share your knowledge with the wider Data Science community



Skills to create thrills


Required Skills


You have a passion for quantitative analysis, understanding player behaviour and will have the ability to draw business insights which will add real value to King. You are able to learn quickly and have worked in a fast- paced and collaborative environment. This role will involve working with teams and individuals across King - such as Game Developers, Producers and Game Artists, so broad communication skills are essential. 


You need to be proficient in the following key skills:


* Product insight: You are capable of using data to gain deep understanding of game mechanics and impacts on player behaviour to solve business problems such as: feature implementation and optimisations, player economy optimisation, main KPI shift, tracking bugs, marketing impact.


* Data Storytelling: You understand how to communicate, visualise and report your findings in a clear and unambiguous way to people with diverse degrees of numerical proficiency.


* Technical skills: You can extract, manipulate and visualise the data and you have an understanding of applied statistics (probability, causality and time series). We make intensive usage of SQL, cloud services and the Python/R analytical stack, so having prior experience in at least two of these domains is definitely a plus. 


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 prior experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes:

  • Experience in the games industry or customer- facing digital businesses

  • Behavioural psychology/economics/game theory

  • Working knowledge of randomised controlled trials (ex: social science research, medical research, biostatistics, policy research etc.) or digital A/B testing and online controlled experiments

  • Experience with an experimentation platform or with conversion rate optimisation (CRO) for Apps

  • Software engineering skills

  • Standard reporting tools such as Looker/Tableau/etc.

  • Cloud- based big data solutions such as Redshift, BigQuery


About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the

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