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Associate Analytics Director I Candy Crush Soda

V4P FEB19 029


Data, Analytics & Strategy

Job Description:

We are looking for a business savvy Associate Director of Analytics interested in delivering direct impact on the product and pushing the boundaries of games analytics within the Saga area of our popular game “Candy Crush Soda Saga”. You’ll have a proven ability to apply your skills, be it technical, behavioral or economic, and managerial to generate value through leading the Saga Analytics team. 


Your role within our Kingdom 

As Associate Director of Analytics, you will have primary responsibility to deliver best- in- class analytical knowledge that helps set the direction and generate impact for the product team. You will be working with varied stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast- paced environment to generate insights, evaluate new ideas, and to take the analytics team to the next level. As a senior member of the Saga Area leadership team you will be part of guiding and setting the direction for the product area and contribute to making the overall organization successful. 


Specifically, you’ll: 

  • Lead a team of Data Scientists and other analytical crafts to deliver impactful insights that will guide the game team in their planning and execution 

  • Generate and drive innovative and complex analytical projects that unveils new opportunities in the game 

  • Work closely with other analytics and research teams to execute on cross- team initiatives spanning across product areas and game teams in the company 

  • Work closely with other Saga Area leads to set and drive the execution of the product strategy 

  • Partner with product leaders to enable data and research backed decision making 

  • Be accountable for our data products and advocate for the use of in product and production teams 

  • Be ultimately responsible for monitoring the game performance while keeping product stakeholders accountable to course correct if needed 

  • Develop best practices and ways of working to balance timely deliveries with long term investments 

  • Enable a working environment that contributes to team members’ growth 

  • Build and grow your team to up level the analytical capabilities in the game team 


Skills to create thrills 

Our ideal candidate will have solid experience in leading DS teams and delivering strong business impact. You have the vision and ability to see the bigger picture and translate it into innovative initiatives. You know how to lead and inspire a highly skilled team. 

Specific factors that are helpful to excel in this role include: 

  • Proven leader: The ability to mentor, guide and inspire your colleagues 

  • Proven people manager: In order to support growth, learning, and staffing across teams, this person needs to be a seasoned manager who has worked with people from multiple teams and with various seniority levels 

  • Stakeholder management: Recognizing dependencies, building relationships and influencing others to drive the business and level up the team 

  • Business impact: Understanding the problems and issues our games and business wants to solve and then defining the right setup, process, practice, data, analysis or interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions 

  • Technical skills: Highly proficient in SQL as well as Python or R for numerical analysis 

  • Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualizing or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguous 

  • Trusted Professional: Show a track record of direct contributions and solid technical skills 


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!

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