Senior Data Analyst

GSN Games

About the job


GSN Games, a Scopely company, is looking for a Senior Data Analyst to join our fabulous Alchemy Studio in Europe!

About Scopely, GSN Games & The Alchemy Studio

Scopely is a leading mobile games company home to many top-grossing, award-winning franchises. We create rewarding, immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer experience. Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform that personalized gameplay at scale across one of the most diversified portfolios in the west. GSN Games is now a part of the Scopely family, and at GSN Games we believe that play matters. That’s why we create genre-leading games that are fun, engaging and rewarding. Joining Scopely and GSN Games will give you a platform to work on incredible games while working alongside the best people in the business!

The Alchemy Studio is a world-class game development team with a passion for creating the best casual social experience out there. We’re hard at work on a brand new and incredibly exciting casual game and we’re looking for a fabulous Sr Data Analyst to help us realise our vision!

What You’ll Do

As a Senior Data Analyst in our Analytics group, your goal will be to help the team understand the most important behaviors of our players. You’ll use problem-solving skills, sound logic, and data tools like SQL, in order to identify and evaluate trends, determine real value of team initiatives, and clearly communicate results and outcomes. You’ll work with the entire team and provide analytics grounding to business decisions we make every day. You’ll learn our tables, do ad hoc analysis as requested, help our team figure out what they really should be asking, create dashboards where needed, and generally use our data to be the real backbone of our data-driven culture. Most importantly, you’ll use situational awareness to make sure you understand our game, our funnels, our current KPIs and our player behaviors to make sure that your analyses make sense and help the team learn. You will:

  • Work with product, live ops, game design, engineering, marketing, DBAs and other teams to deliver actionable insights into our games in order to improve our user acquisition, engagement and monetization, including creating and updating SQL queries and Tableau/Excel/Google Sheet dashboards
  • Design and implement new analytics events and queries for new game features, game events and player offers, to make sure the team gets the information they need to evaluate and improve the game
  • Design, implement, organize and analyze advanced statistical testing for specific problem-solving needs (e.g. A/B testing)
  • Take ownership of data projects, identify problems, anomalies, trends, issues, and opportunities, by looking at the data and coming to your own conclusions
  • Answer business-related questions through exploratory data analyses and ad-hoc reporting
  • Participate in data retention management processes, including defining and updating retention policies and creating/updating tables to optimize data analysis workflow and cost

About You

You’ll be collaborative, positive and enthusiastic in your approach to making the best quality casual social games out there. You’ll have excellent attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of all things Analytics. You’ll have:

  • BS or MS in Analytics, Business Intelligence, Finance, Statistics or Computer Science, or other analytical discipline
  • 4+ years of experience as a data or financial Analyst applying statistical analysis to B2C consumer behaviors (mobile apps, advertising, market activities)
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills, including the ability to:
    • analyze situations and determine the best metrics for a situation
    • conceptualize player behaviors based on data
    • identify meaningful proxies of player behaviors where data doesn’t exist
  • Strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity, and drive to complete projects
  • Experience using SQL, including complex queries from multiple data sources
  • Experience creating, operating and analyzing multiple simultaneous A/B tests
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including extensive use of chart and table tools
  • Ability to understand and act on changing priorities, and execute multiple competing projects based on business case and expected impact
  • Familiarity with data and BI presentation tools (Tableau, Excel, pivot tables)

Bonus Points!

  • 2+ years experience (video gaming, e-commerce, consumer entertainment, etc.)
  • Experience with Python, JavaScript, Java or other programming language
  • A passion for playing world class mobile, social and casual games a huge plus
  • Experience in making world-class social/casual/casino games a huge plus

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