Senior Quantitative User Researcher

Jan 15, 2023
Woodland Hills, United States
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... Senior
Full time
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Senior Quantitative User Researcher

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Job Description:

Job Title:          Senior Quantitative User Researcher

Reporting To:   Director, User Research

Department:     User Research

Location:          Woodland Hills, California

Your Platform

Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously reinvented the world of entertainment as a leader in the videogame industry. With a history of delivering iconic game changers -- like Pitfall®, Tony Hawk®, Guitar Hero®, Crash Bandicoot™, Skylanders™ and Call of Duty® -- our obsession is delighting our players around the globe. Focused and committed to innovation, we consistently deliver the most beloved, engaging and successful entertainment.

And while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a passionate, versatile and diverse team of people producing greatness together. So, if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s our people.

We’re currently driving the next era for our company and community by creating amazing experiences for fans and continuing to make Activision an inclusive place where everyone can thrive.

Join us, make history.  To learn more, check us out at, or @Activision on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Your Mission

As a User researcher you will join an energetic, dedicated, and diverse team of user researchers to lead and implement research and evaluation efforts on the largest gaming franchises in the world. This role could be temporarily remote but will eventually be expected to work onsite at the Activision User Research Center (AURC), located in Woodland Hills, California. In this role, you’ll help provide modeling, statistical, and telemetry-based insights to guide the evolution of games in development based on player feedback and behavior. By the end of your first year, you’ll be comfortable creating and supporting dashboards to answer specific needs, developing ML models and automated solutions to common user research practices, and visualizing results and periodic reports to derive new insights to share with devs and teammates.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:   

  • Help in building data infrastructure to synchronize multiple modalities of data from different sources.
  • Help in building and maintaining complex ML models for regression of player attributes and behaviors, clustering and predictive analysis.
  • Manage and maintain our code library, actively participate in building and improving our dashboards.
  • Process and improve statistical models using historical data within a game mode, franchise, or across competitor titles.
  • Create useful data-informed reports including the creation of visualization dashboards and/or graphs to supplement qualitative research and to inform and educate collaborators.
  • Help identify and communicate pre-launch telemetry and hooks needed and ensure their quality, across a variety of projects.

Player Profile


  • Proficient in SQL and Python (Databricks experience is a plus).
  • Solid understanding of Machine Learning methods and their application (knowledge of Deep learning is a plus).
  • Experience with and passion for video games is a must, and an ideal candidate will be well versed in at least one of Activision’s titles.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required (computer science, statistics, branches of psychology, human computer interaction, human factors, information technology, or related field).  Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistics and machine learning, as well as quantitative research methods, including proficiency in inferential statistical methods and modeling.

Key Attributes

  • Must have a passion for video games, especially FPS or competitive multiplayer games.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude: ready to seek out opportunities to expand the value and scope of our quantitative offerings through relationship building and technical or methodological innovation.
  • Good interpersonal communication (both written and verbal).

Extra Points:


  • Talent comes from many diverse backgrounds, so experience with user research, UX, or game testing is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Experience with first-person shooters on console or PC is a plus.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced expertise with data visualization software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Java Script (along with HTML and CSS) is a plus.

Key Attributes

  • Interest in creating, maintaining and solve data pipelines, dashboards and Data Science applications.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame 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.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $92,920.00 - $171,814.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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