Senior Game Data Analyst – SkyRocket Studios (Free to Play Mobile Games)

Business Intelligence/Analytics | Seattle, WA

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Job ID:
R-CC-SRS-17-51517
Location:
Seattle, WA
Post Date:
05/16/2017
Department:
Business Intelligence/Analytics

COME PLAY!

SkyRocket Studios creates midcore and casual mobile games to entertain vibrant communities of players every day! Through a combination of internal-development and second-party partnerships, we have released hit free-to-play games which run the gamut of genres – from puzzle favorites like Cascade and the Fairway Solitaire franchise, to the fan-favorite RPG, Dungeon Boss.

SkyRocket Studios is an integrated part of the Big Fish community of studios (AKA “The Pond”). Located at the Seattle Headquarters in Lower Queen Anne, our offices are conveniently located on the beautiful Puget Sound, just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Downtown. We’re a short walk away from great Seattle attractions like Seattle Center, the Olympic Sculpture Garden, shops and restaurants at the pier, and a variety of food truck hot-spots. Need commuting options? We’re right along multiple bus routes for the transit-takers, the Elliott Bay trail for cyclists, and have a secure on-site garage for four-wheeled commuters. Our facilities are built around work and play, with state of the art tools and software, and amenities that make work fun! Take a break in one of our game rooms, refresh yourself with a free snack or beverage, or get out for some fresh air on one of our waterside balconies.

Want to be a part of a fast-moving studio on the rise? Elevate your career with SkyRocket studios!

THE MISSION

As a Senior Game Data Analyst you are passionate about working with data. You are driven to produce actionable insights from your detail-oriented reporting and analysis – able to apply a breadth of data extraction, manipulation, and analysis techniques. You answer a wide range of business questions rapidly and accurately. You effectively translate technical reports and communicate them to non-technical audiences both at the detail level and at a senior executive view. Additionally, you help those same audiences turn business needs into technical specifications for the reports and analysis – helping engineers and designers find the “fun” in games while developing new metrics for executives. Your responsibilities will include data integrity and verification, reporting, business analysis, and data visualization development.

THIS INCLUDES…

  • Work closely with business and product leads, driving investigations and reporting to support timely and accurate decision making.
  • Apply statistical analysis for ad hoc projects to enable deep dives into game data and player insights.
  • Develop actionable insights from analysis to make recommendations on key business strategies.
  • Understand and consume data from dimensional models
  • Write advanced SQL to translate arithmetic solutions/statistical models to implementable code.
  • Write SQL for exploratory analysis and use visualization techniques to communicate insights and recommendations to business.
  • Maintain and improve analytic reports to answer business questions.
  • Serve as an advocate towards ensuring that the team goals align with business goals and needs
  • Maintain strong and effective working relationships with Studio constituents, centralized BI resources, as well as IT and Operations.

REQUIRED ABILITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND XP

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science or related discipline such as Statistics, Applied Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, etc.
  • 5 years of experience working in an analytical/research environment
  • 5 years of experience writing SQL for data analysis, including collecting, assembling, cleansing and formatting data
  • Ability to change direction quickly based on data analysis results
  • Experience using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze and present findings (R preferred, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  • Experience using visualization techniques for presenting data and analysis - knowledge of Tableau is a major plus.
  • Experience using at least one programming language to move and parse data sets.

LET’S GO!

We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow! Since our founding in 2002, Big Fish has been an industry leader in mobile, free-to-play casual games, and are now embarking on our latest adventure in the mid-core space! With just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office, the Big Fish Pond includes six studios, each with a unique personality and set of goals. We are where gamers, artists, and executives alike come together to collaborate and grow, while also enjoying the opportunities and benefits of a larger company. We’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

Want to discover more about life at Big Fish? Check us out on TheMuse.com!

Tired of playing the wrong kind of “games”? Join the Pond!