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Senior Data Scientist Consultant

Company: 2K Games, Inc.
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are
Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishes titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios are responsible for developing 2K's portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms. Include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building, and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.
Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers, and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, BioShock, Borderlands, Mafia, Sid Meier's Civilization, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, WWE 2K, and XCOM.
At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.
2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
What We Need
We are seeking a senior data analyst who will enable the game Studio behind one of our top titles to confidently make data driven decisions. This role will be a 12-month contract with potential to go perm, but absolutely no guarantees. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering data tools, telemetry, dashboards, and compelling insights to influence game development and growth. You will be someone who has a strong balance of business thinking alongside analytical and technical skills.
What You Will Do

  • Business Insight: Understand the problems our studios and partners want to solve, and then define the right data, metrics, analysis, and interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions

    • Understand players: Help us to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players and enable our studios to launch new titles, develop features, and live ops events.
    • ETL pipeline: Owning ETL pipeline for one of our top titles by partnering closely with data engineering
    • Telemetry design: Collaborating with our studio developers and designing in-game telemetry to measure player behavior
    • As the technical data expert in communications with partners and providing regular game health updates to partners as well as leadership teams.
    • Creating and maintaining reporting dashboards: leading all aspects of data quality, and amalgamating data from multiple sources for creating and tracking key critical metrics.

      What Will Make You a Great Fit

      • SQL: The ability to write sophisticated SQL queries to analyze our databases with millions of players and work with relational database systems.
      • Familiar with prominent infrastructures: Snowflake, Redshift etc.
      • Analytical coding: Proficiency in programming via languages such as Python or R
      • Visualization: Adept in at least one visualization tool such as Tableau or Looker
      • Tech skill: Shown experience with some or all the following: statistics, experimental design, machine learning, predictive modeling, deep learning
      • Excellent attention to detail, natural curiosity, and ability to problem-solve creatively.
      • Self-starter- proactively dive deep into the data, develop analytical hypotheses, and come up with practical insights for improving the product.

        Bonus Points

        • Familiarity with telemetry/analytics SaaS tools (e.g., Mixpanel, Amplitude)
        • Familiarity with massive data sets and tools to deal with them (E.g. Snowflake, Databricks, AWS)
        • Experience in behavioral psychology/economics and experimental design
        • Knowledge and love for the NBA and WWE franchises

          The pay range for this position in Washington at the start of employment is expected to be between $105,000 and $155,000 per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards and eligibility to participate in our 401(K) plan, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will also receive 14 paid holidays per calendar year, are eligible to earn a minimum of 15 days of vacation leave per year (subject to proration based on start date during the calendar year) and will receive 10 sick days per calendar year. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors
          As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform their essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need a reasonable accommodation.
          Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts.

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