Senior Data Scientist
Craft:Data, Analytics & Strategy
Do you want to work on a fun mobile game which is loved by players around the world? Working in a talented team alongside developers, designers, artists, and other passionate data scientists, you’ll see your work being played by millions.
We’re currently looking for a talented and experienced Senior Data Scientist to join our Portfolio Live Games organization in the Pet Rescue Saga team.
Your role within the Kingdom
As a Senior Data Scientist in the Pet Rescue Saga, 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.
Specifically you will:
Translate business needs to technical requirements and AB- tests, then work with development teams to ensure correct implementation and tracking
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
Work closely with other Data Scientists across the business to leverage insights from one game across multiple games
Help evolve the methodology and tools available to King’s data science community
Champion data within the team, and share your knowledge with the wider Data Science community
Required 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, Producers and Game Artists, so broad communication skills are essential. You will also need:
Product insight: You will need to combine an understanding of player behavior based on the data with the ability to understand the problems in our game and business, in order to provide the best recommendations and decisions.
Technical skills: We make intensive usage of SQL, cloud services, R, and the Python analytical stack, so having prior experience in at least two of these domains is definitely a plus. A good grasp of applied statistics (especially to time series) might also be very helpful.
Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualizing or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguous. Your insights will need to be digested by people with diverse degrees of numerical proficiency, so getting the right message across to different audiences is a very interesting challenge.
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 similarly sophisticated customer- facing digital businesses
Cloud- based big data solutions such as Redshift, BigQuery
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 languages beyond R and Python which we use most frequently
Standard reporting tools such as Looker/Tableau/etc.
King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of 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 design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. 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. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
Applications need to be in English.
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