Associate Data Analyst

Sep 16, 2022
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Associate Data Analyst

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Job Description:

Job Title: Associate Data Analyst, Live Ops Analytics

Reporting to: Manager, Live Ops Analytics

Department: Global Analytics

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission is:

The Live Ops Analytics Team is adding a talented Analyst to work directly with our studios and COD Live Services Team. As a member of the Live Ops Team, your mission is to put science into decision making. You’ll work closely with designers, engineers, business stakeholders, and analytics peers to derive meaningful insights and recommendations to improve gameplay design and commercial decisions. Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with studios to analyze core game systems and implement gameplay analytics in support of the development goals of designers and engineers
  • Collaborate with live services team to optimize game feature balance, game economies, and to identify new opportunities to drive player engagement
  • Work on a cross functional team to support and drive analytics initiatives to inform current and future design and implementation decisions
  • Deliver presentations on analytic topics and results to both technical and non-technical audiences

What you will bring to the team?

The ideal candidate will be a motivated data expert who wants to grow their analytics toolset in a fast-paced environment, is focused on delivering value to stakeholders, and has a passion for video games. Your success will be reflected in:

  • Measurable Impact: Consistently demonstrating analytics impact on revenue, engagement, and the player experience.
  • Relationships: As a cross functional team member, team success is a priority. You will rely on your excellent relationship skills to build trust with your internal and studio partners.
  • Communication: You will effectively manage your own time, as well as stakeholders and leadership’s expectations.
  • Translator: Your work speaks for itself; correct, clear, and concise insights leading to action.
  • Domain knowledge: As you understand our players’ mindset, you are reliably able to qualitatively deduce and draw quantitative conclusions that will directly influence decision making.

Player Skills

  • BA/BS degree required with a technical focus (e.g., computer science, physics, engineering)
  • Strong technical skills with SQL, R/Python for data analysis and visualization tools – familiarity working in a notebook-based workflow a plus
  • Passionate about deriving narratives from data in order to tell convincing stories
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage asks, expectations, and relationships across a variety of stakeholders
  • Gameplay analysis experiences a plus, with a solid understanding of user engagement and monetization strategies in gaming, entertainment, ecommerce service providers, or mobile apps

Your Platform

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain, and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

The Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employees’ brilliance. So, if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty® and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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