Senior Data Scientist

Sep 02, 2022
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work


Job Description:

Job Title: Sr Data Scientist

Reporting To: Sr Manager, Data Science, Live Ops Analytics

Department: Global Analytics

Location: Santa Monica

Your Mission is:

The Live Ops Analytics Team is adding a talented Sr Data Scientist. As part of the team, your mission is to put science into decision making. Year one responsibilities include:

  • Proactively perform data exploration to understand player behavior and identify opportunities for improving in-game features
  • Partner with the Product Management Team, Studio, Central Design and Engineering to prioritize areas of opportunity to drive engagement and monetization, and enable easier experimentation
  • Develop novel analytics to qualitatively deduce and draw conclusions from player behavioral data that directly influences game design, play balance, retention of our live titles
  • Partner with studio and engineering teams to ensure smooth and timely instrumentation of gameplay and mtx measures
  • Develop and monitor operational metrics to track the health of a live multimillion-dollar service business
  • Measure the impact of features, promotions, store offerings, and events through experimentation and causal inference to fuel recommendations
  • Democratize and socialize learnings by contributing to a centralized repository that informs future game design, and is carried across titles and franchises

What you will bring to the team:

We are seeking a leader who will contribute to team success by embodying all the characteristics of our culture

  • Competently defines execution plans, and suggest projects for prioritization 
  • Executes analytical projects from ideation to action, finding the best questions to drive the best results 
  • Effectively manages own time and stakeholder expectations 
  • Fosters relationship with our stakeholders and partner teams to increase our sphere of influence
  • Contributes to company learnings and proactively documents results 
  • Participates in feedback conversations with supervisor and peers, and can adapt approach when needed 
  • Drives measurable engagement and revenue impact through analysis and statistical models

As a high performer you will:

display a unique blend of project skills and business savvy; a passion for exceptional execution within a dynamic environment and the flexibility and focus to achieve result

  • BA/BS degree required with technical focus (Statistics, Econometrics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineeringor a related quantitative field)
  • 3+ years total experience in analytics
  • Strong technical skills with SQL, R/ Python for data analysis; demonstrated programming skills either in data science or software development settings a plus 
  • Experience with distributed analytic processing technologies (Spark, Presto, Hive)
  • Deep understanding of AB testing, experimentation, and causal inference methodologies 
  • Experience with predictive and prescriptive modeling a plus
  • Skilled at deriving narrative from data and communicate the results effectively
  • Deep product sense, with a solid understanding of user engagement and monetization strategies in gaming, entertainment/ecommerce service providers, or mobile apps a plus 

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

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 employee’s 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.

About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. 

The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences. We have built a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players. We are looking for new talents to help take our emergent media offering to the next level.

We need 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 can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. 

Ready to play? 

Come join our world and work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the business.

All applications should be made in English.

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