Game Data Scientist

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Location: Barcelona, Barcelona provincia

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Voodoo is a Tech company that creates and publishes hyper-casual and casual mobile games for a wide audience. It is the worldwide leader in the mobile game market through snackable, innovative and creative content combining data and new technologies.

The company raised $200M in 2018 and we have been certified a Great Place to Work France 2020. More recently, Tencent has become a minority stakeholder in Voodoo, with a role in framing our strategy to dominate the Asia Pacific region.

#1 worldwide in mobile game downloads, and regularly at the top of the App Store rankings, our games have about 300 million monthly active users and more than 4.4 billion downloads since our creation. Voodoo is one of the most impressive examples of hypergrowth in the ecosystem, having multiplied its turnover by 5 over the past few years.

With more than 300 employees around the world, we would love you to apply to join an ambitious, innovative and international company!

What is Voodoo’s Culture all about?

We recruit passionate and creative profiles, who combine data and new technologies to disrupt the mobile market. Driven by a test-and-learn culture, we welcome wonderfully talented people wishing to undertake and manage unique, ambitious and challenging projects. Our goal is to foster excellence, both individual and communal, which to us means solving problems by breaking the rules, learning fast and autonomously and delivering with the best execution.

Before applying, you need to know that the company’s Culture is very important to us. Our employees evolve within an environment designed to be a centre for fulfillment. Daily life at Voodoo is characterised by numerous events throughout the year that allow you to feel fully integrated into the team and get involved in creative and innovative projects. Among them: onboarding programs, our annual global summit, other company-wide events, hackathons, game jams, wellness events and more.

What will be your main challenges?

You will be joining the new and growing Casual Games Business Unit at Voodoo. You will play a key role in the growth of this unit and in setting standard methodologies to support a growing number of studios and partners. You will work in an ambitious and fast paced environment with stakeholders from multiple horizons: management, game design, marketing and tech.

You will be the link between our data organization and multiple teams working on games in development or live. You will assist them through the different stages of the game development cycle: implementation of events tracking, analyses of performance of early prototypes, performance assessment of games to launch, optimization of live games and content. You will also need to adapt to a fast moving environment and be pragmatic when it comes to defining priorities and choosing the most efficient solutions.

We expect you to match the high standards of rigor needed to carefully assess the potential of a game and identify areas of improvement to clearly communicate your results with the game teams. You will become an undisputed expert in game analytics, earning the trust of your collaborators through rigorous and efficient work.

What do we expect?

  • At least 2 years of analytical work experience in the gaming, tech or data-driven industry.
  • Proficient with SQL and either R or Python, with a proven experience working with large and complex data sets.
  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis and concepts used for industry-standard methods like AB testing or forecasting.
  • Autonomous person with a strong analytical mind, problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand a business problem, turn it into an analytics/statistics problem and solve it using adequate methods.
  • Highly pragmatic mindset with the ability to quickly identify what needs to be focused on and what can be considered of lower priority.
  • Proven track record working in close connection with product teams and to clearly communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

What is your team about?

The Casual Data Team is a centralized structure made up of industry veterans whose mission is to set up an efficient and rigorous analytical framework to support multiple studios and ambitious projects to drive the growth of Casual Games at Voodoo.

The data team plays a critical role in shaping our games success by identifying successful and underperforming patterns and communicating both results and recommendations to our stakeholders. We always seek to improve every piece of our complex analytical stack, from data collection to analytical methods and business impact.

We give all team members ownership of their projects while ensuring they have the right tools and support to grow both personally and professionally.

This role can be handled by candidates based in Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and London.

What do we offer for this role?

Competitive salary (of course) Free shares Remote days Lunch card Wellness activities Hackathon Seminars Global Summit

The salary will depend on the experience and skills a candidate brings to the position in line with the levels outlined in the Voodoo Career Path.

We are offering all Voodoo members of staff a flexible vacation policy, allowing us to take as many paid days off as we need as long as the work is done and objectives are complete.

What is our recruitment process?

Our recruitment process typically includes a call with our recruitment team, as well as interviews with your future manager and team members focusing on job fit. We will focus on your soft skills through a values fit interview that will determine if your values are compatible with ours. Lastly, our test and case studies culture are an integral part of the recruitment process and will feature at some point in your process.

Does this sound like it was written with you in mind? Excellent! Put in your application and let’s discuss the possibilities!

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