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Summer Data Science Internships 2023

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Summer Data Science Internships - 2023

  

Your role within our Kingdom  

We are looking for extraordinarily skilled Interns from a variety of backgrounds and interests to join our Kingdom!  

We are looking for talented and creative Data Science Interns interested in pushing the boundaries of online games analytics to join our Kingdom! When we talk about data, we’re talking about more than a billion gameplays and 10 billion events. Every day.  

 

You will be part of the community of 100+ data science & analytics experts at King, while working on a daily basis in smaller teams of 6- 8 people, including other data scientists & analytics, focused on particular games, our network or specific business areas. You will help us further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players, and help take King’s data capabilities to the next level.  

Data Science Intern (Opportunities in London & Barcelona) 

You will be working in smaller teams of 15 people within the Candy Crush Saga. You will take part in typical tasks such as building both large systematic reports and one- off small pieces of analysis. Providing on- going reporting and performance monitoring from multiple data sources. You’ll also be working with all parts of the business to identify analytical requirements and formalize an approach for reliable, accurate, efficient reporting on those requirements. The role also entails translating business needs to technical requirements and implementation and proactively developing new analyses and insights, to drive decisions and strategies for user acquisition and retention. You will be strong in quantitative analysis, statistics or mathematics, have programming skills and an interest in drawing business insights from data. Knowledge of statistical methods e.g. A/B testing/predictive analytics skills is a plus. You have ideally worked with practical applications of data analysis e.g. segmentation & visualisation and have programming skills in languages such as R, Python, Julia, Matlab etc. Experience dealing with large, real- world datasets and SQL is a plus and ideally you will be studying/have studied a quantitative/statistics based degree.

 

You will get the chance to get involved in one or more of the below areas depending on your final team: 

  • Monitor and optimize our titles’ performance and support game production teams in developing new features that make our games even more engaging 

  • Optimize player experience for existing games and provide insights crucial to bringing new games towards a worldwide launch 

  • Analyze marketing campaigns to understand the impact of these on key business measures such as player activity, game rounds, new installs, reactivations etc 

  • Participate in innovative projects with the goal of providing robust and scalable solutions to automate marketing functions and to characterize and anticipate the behavior of our players. 

  • Understand business problems and set the framework to address them by defining the right data and conducting analysis to lead to the right recommendations and decisions 

 

 

Skills to create thrills  

You will ideally have an interest in games, and you should have the ability to work in a flexible and fluid environment, where the job will evolve over time.

  

Tasty Bonus Skills:  

  • Excellent communication and organization skills, with the ability to present your analysis in a clear and unambiguous way 

  • Knowledge/Experience in dealing with large datasets and statistical analysis 

  • Coding skills in languages such as Java, SQL, R and/or Python 

  • Exposure to, or knowledge or AB testing  

  • Creative problem- solving skills  

  • The ability to work well, both autonomously, and as part of a larger team  

  • You should be pursuing, or have recently completed, an undergraduate or master’s degree in Data Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science, or a relevant subject 

The skills listed above are intended to portray the range of roles we have available; you do not need to possess all of these skills to apply! We will look at your own individual skill set and determine which team you would be best suited to. 

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under- represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. 

Want to join our Kingdom?

Apply now! Applications need to be in English. Our internships will last for 2- 3 months, beginning in May/June 2023. 

Please note: our application deadline is January 15, however we recruit on an ongoing basis, so early application is advised to avoid disappointment.

The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent. 

 

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest 

About King

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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