Business Operations and Analytics
Permanent | Full Time
Senior Data Scientist - Game Studio
We are looking for a skilled and creative Senior Data Scientist interested in building, defining and pushing the boundaries of games analytics within our Stockholm studio, focusing on our live games - Candy Crush and Candy Crush Soda Saga as well as our new games in production . You'll have a proven ability to apply your skills, be it technical, behavioural or economic, in order to generate value for the studio's new generation of awesome mobile games.
Your role within our Kingdom
If you want to improve the experience of King's 260 million players across our network of games, then this may be the right opportunity for you. You'll help us to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players. You will be part of a community of 80+ business intelligence & analytics experts, while working on a daily basis in smaller teams of 6-8 people. As a data scientist at King, your role will be focused on particular games, our network or specific business areas.Specifically, you'll:
Identify potential business opportunities and scope/design approaches to capture those opportunities
Translate business needs to technical requirements and AB-tests, then work with development teams to ensure correct implementation and tracking
Develop an analysis strategy and 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 complicationsProvide an analytics perspective to discussions and helping to drive the priorities within your team
Be the pro-active owner of the entire data chain for your game(s)
Skills to create thrills
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.
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 decisionsPlayer behavior: Understanding the players' motivation is key to design valuable tests and interpret results
SQL: The ability to write complex SQL queries to analyse our databases with 300+ million players, and work effectively with both Hive and relational database systemsAnalytical coding: Using tools such as R, Python (and also Excel) for analytical purposes
Stats: Understanding the appropriate statistical techniques to use in different circumstancesCommunication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualising or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguousThere 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 experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes: experience in the games industry or similarly sophisticated customer-facing digital businesses; experience in Big data systems such as Hadoop, Hive; experience in behavioural psychology/economics; 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 Java and other languages (beyond R and Python which we use most frequently); skills with standard reporting tools such as QlikView/Tableau/etc.Personal Attributes
Smart - intellectual dexterity
High integrityLow ego
Pragmatic problem-solver - someone who looks for solutions rather than worrying about problems"
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Making games is fun.
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