Senior Game Data Analyst

Location: Remote

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Zynga is a leading developer of the world’s most popular games that are played by people around the world every single day. To date, more than 1 billion people have played our games including Empires & Puzzles, Toon Blast, FarmVille, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, Merge Dragons, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.The big part of the success of all of Zynga’s games is insightful and innovative ways of using data. Zynga’s Data Science and Analytics team uses the latest analytics technologies across our expansive data to deliver fundamental insights on who our audience is, how they engage with our games, and what are the best ways to personalize their in-game experience. We strive for a better understanding of our players which translates into challenges and features that delight them.

As Sr. Analyst, you will collaborate with our diverse team, work with world-class technology and content pipelines, and partner with Zynga’s global analytics community. We will invest in your learning and development, and believe strong analytical partnerships fuel phenomenal games.

Our Analytics Team make a huge impact for our players. Exceptional candidates are driven by the alchemy of combining analytical/technical skills, an eye for business value, and a driving focus on delivering oustanding player experiences.

Keeping the health and safety of our employees top of mind, we are currently operating in a remote working model, however our offices remain open for flexible use. We understand each person’s circumstances are unique, and will work with you on the best way to join our team during this time.

In 2018 & 2019, NaturalMotion and BossAlien were named some of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build a landmark title. We look forward to meeting you!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Deliver compelling insights to influence decisions and roadmaps.
  • Analytically tackle problems and deliver robust modelling.
  • Communicate convincingly through visual storytelling.
  • Design and analyse experiments that advise decisions and help us continue to service the needs of our players.
  • Work with peers on end to end data pipelines that empower end users.
  • Contribute to the innovative thinking culture that drives our craft.
  • Shape and manipulate sophisticated datasets to discover opportunities for driving value for the business.
  • Apply creative thinking towards designing, testing, verifying, and implementing solutions.
  • Champion our games and studio, and collaborate with analytics teams across Zynga.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • BSc or BA.: Data Science, Math, Statistics, Comp Sci preferred.
  • Confident in manipulating, transforming, and analysing complex data at large scales.
  • Experience in SQL and Python; excited to learn new languages where needed.
  • Familiar with prominent infrastructures: Vertica, Spark, Databricks, others: Redshift, Snowflake, etc.
  • Comfortable building out bespoke visuals/tools using open source technology or BI tools, e.g. Tableau.
  • Passionate about the craft, and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.
  • Comfortable explaining sophisticated ideas clearly and simply.
  • Strong balance of business thinking alongside analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, natural curiosity, and ability to problem-solve creatively.
  • Good influencing skills with partners across teams.
  • Proven track record in similar roles, preferably within gaming.
  • An interest in the games market.

Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.

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