Data Scientist

Business Intelligence/Analytics

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Job ID:
R-HM1216
Location:
Oakland, CA
Post Date:
01/06/2017
Department:
Business Intelligence/Analytics

COME PLAY!

Since its founding in 2002, Big Fish has been the world’s largest producer and distributor of casual games, with titles which continuously land us at the top of app store charts. Today, we’re bounding into the mid-core space, exploring new and exciting forms of gameplay, and producing more fun than ever! Big Fish is home to six individual studios, each with its own unique style of game-play. Together, we’re united under a common goal: to produce and develop the very best in mobile gaming, and bring fun and entertainment to our millions of customers across the globe!

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

THE MISSION

The Data Scientists are responsible for applying a wide variety of statistical and analytical techniques to business problems to glean valuable insights in support of key strategic business initiatives. They apply analytical rigor and statistical methods to data and are comfortable manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, and high-dimensionality data from varying sources. Incumbents are effective communicators capable of independently driving issues to resolution and communicating insights to non-technical audiences.

THIS INCLUDES…

  • Work closely with the business to assist in investigations, understand problems and identify insights and opportunities
  • Develop new insights and analyses that inform decisions and help us continue to improve key metrics
  • Understand and consume data from dimensional models
  • Understand how to integrate multiple systems and data sets and able to link and mash up distinctive data sets to discover new insights.
  • Analyze game-specific and user-specific data and proactively make recommendations to Product Managers, Game Producers, Game Designers and Marketing
  • Apply statistical analysis for ad hoc projects in order to support business decisions
  • Devise and run A/B tests to directly and indirectly drive KPI improvements
  • Write SQL for exploratory analysis and use visualization techniques to communicate insights and recommendations to business.
  • Generate reports with findings and communicate these effectively via written, oral and visual methods.

REQUIRED ABILITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND XP

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2-3 years equivalent work experience in Computer Science or related discipline such as Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, etc.
  • Driven by curiosity and a desire to go beneath the surface of a problem to ask the right business questions and identify potential answers that can be tested and proven
  • Skilled with using SQL, including knowledge of sub queries, and aggregate functions like sum, min, max
  • Experience working with business teams to identify and define problems
  • Experience using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze and present findings
  • Experience with effectively writing, presenting and communicating research results to other teams.
  • Experience using visualization techniques for presenting data and analysis - knowledge of Tableau is a plus.
  • Experience using at least one programming language to move and parse data sets.
  • Experience as a business/data analyst, performing analyses and presenting data
  • Working knowledge of relational and dimensional data models
  • Experience with building and implementing predictive models 
  • Knowledge of supervised and unsupervised learning methods to derive deep analytic insights
  • Experience with building and maintaining ETL processes and flat tables
  • Big data experience (Hive, Spark, HDFS) a big plus!

LET’S GO!

We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow, with just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office. Located in Lower Queen Anne, our corporate offices are conveniently located on the beautiful Puget Sound, just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Downtown. We’re a short walk 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 Elliot Bay trail for cyclists, and have a secure on-site garage for two and 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.

On top of all this, 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!

Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!