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Senior Data Scientist - Candy Crush Soda Saga

Job description

Craft:Data, Analytics & StrategyJob Description:
Do you want to help Candy Crush Soda Saga players enjoy their game even more? What about having a direct impact in what millions of people are playing?
We are looking for a talented and creative Senior Data Scientist to join the Candy Crush Saga team. You will be working with varied stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast- paced environment. You’ll help us to further understand, model, predict, segment, and retain our players and be part of a community of 100+ business intelligence & analytics experts.
This role can be based from Barcelona, London, or Stockholm

Your role within the Kingdom
As a Senior Data Scientist in the Candy Crush Soda Saga team, you will be working with varied stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast-paced environment. You’ll help us to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players and be part of a community of 100+ business intelligence & analytics experts.

Translate business needs to technical requirements and AB-tests, and work with development teams to ensure correct implementation, taking care to correctly track the right information to allow easy, precise analysis of the impact
Proactively develop new analyses, experiments and data-driven tools to better understand our players’ behaviour and the performance of our games
Provide insights to support decision making for the game
Work closely with other Data Scientists across the business to leverage insights from one game across multiple games
Help evolve the methodology and tools available to King’s data science community
Carefully check, debug, and problem solve issues to ensure you deliver accurate and clear analysis, reports and tools, even when confronted by subtle data complications

Skills to create thrills
There is plenty of scope at King for you to learn from your colleagues in the areas where you have less experience, and to share your own skills where you are stronger.

Specific factors that are helpful to excel in this role include:
Business Insight: The ability to understand the problems and issues our games and business wants to solve, and then defining the most appropriate data, analysis or interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions
Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualising or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguous
SQL: The ability to write complex SQL queries to analyse our databases with 300+ million players and work with relational database systems.
Analytical coding: Using tools such as R, Python or Excel for analytical purposes
Stats: Understanding the basics of appropriate statistical or machine learning techniques.
Work in the games industry or similarly customer-facing digital businesses
Familiarity with massive data sets and tools to deal with them (BigQuery/AWS/Hadoop etc)
Experience in behavioural psychology/economics and experimental design
Experience in predictive analytics, segmentation, and related areas
Software engineering skills in Java and other languages (beyond R and Python which we use most frequently)
Skills with standard reporting tools such as Looker/QlikView/Tableau/etc.

About King
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the
company.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
Applications needs to be in English.
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