Senior Analyst - Mobile Games

    • Santa Monica, CA

Job Title:Senior Analyst - Mobile Games
Requisition ID:R001271
Job Description:Job Title: Senior Analyst - Mobile Games
Reporting To: Senior Manager, Analytics
Department: Global Analytics, Player Science - Mobile
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Platform

Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously disrupted 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, talented 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 www.activision.com, https://blog.activision.com or @Activision on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Your Mission

As a Senior Analyst - Mobile Games you will develop data-driven insights and tools to integrate into Activision's games and their operations. We work at the interface of game design, big data engineering, and math to help deliver epic entertainment experiences.

The team is adding a talented Analyst embedded with our Mobile games division. As a member of the Player Science team, your mission is to put science into decision making. You will work closely with Activision business stakeholders, various studio partners, international publishing partners, and data scientists to derive meaningful insights and recommendations for development and business decisions.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated data expert who wants to grow their analytics toolset in a fast-paced business environment, focused on delivering value to stakeholders, and has a passion for video games. Because you also understand gamers' mindset, you are reliably able to qualitatively deduce and draw quantitative conclusions from player behavioral data that directly influence game design, play balance, player retention and monetization. If this sounds like it may be the perfect role for you, it probably is.

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

  • Closely work with various stakeholders to answer mission-critical questions by translating data into an analysis of metrics, new or existing dashboards, and data deep dives
  • Work with game developers to identify and track key performance metrics and benchmarks related to user behavior, user segmentation, user retention and monetization
  • Work closely with the live services teams to optimize play balance, game economies, and to identify and close out exploits
  • Deliver presentations on analytic topics and results to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Collaborate with data scientists in predictive model development, deployment, and performance tracking and validation

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
  • BA/BS degree required with technical focus (e.g. computer science, physics, engineering)
  • 3-5 years experience in customer/client facing analytics role
  • Strong technical skills with SQL and data analysis and visualization tools in R/Python
  • Skilled at being able to derive the narrative from the data and tell convincing stories
  • Team-oriented, ability to build long-lasting relationships effectively

Extra Points:
  • MS or Ph.D. degree a plus
  • Worked in cross-functional teams a plus
  • Experience in gaming a plus
  • Gameplay analysis experience a plus, with a solid understanding of player engagement and monetization strategies in gaming
  • Mandarin language skills a plus

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.

Activision develops and publishes games based on the world's most beloved entertainment franchises.

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