Lead Data Analyst

position overview

The Lead Data Analyst will manage the game analytics team to effectively facilitate exploratory analysis, scalable reporting, and real-time machine learning driven processes. Additionally, they will aid in the interpretation of research results and make strategic recommendations on game development direction and positioning.

 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional projects using advanced data analysis techniques to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and reveal optimization opportunities
  • Supervise, train, mentor, motivate and inspire analysts
  • Build, develop, and maintain data reporting systems, data automation systems, dashboards and performance metrics that support business decisions
  • Oversee the data requests process, tracking requests submitted, prioritization, and approval
  • Communicate with stakeholders across the organization providing insights and actionable results in support of decisions
  • Actively manage data sprint through sprint planning, project allocation and prioritization, guidelines setting, and sprint review
  • Partner with the Director of Product to develop KPIs, metrics, and reporting which lead to actionable product and marketing insights relating to consumer behavior, game engagement, and in-game interactions
  • Organize and drive successful data projects through effective management of data analysts and effective collaboration with stakeholders
  • Establish, apply, and drive best practices for assigned projects
  • Partner with team to update, and manage shared library of assets and process documents
  • Leverage live ops tools, analytics, A/B testing, and other tools to optimize player experience and drive business objectives
  • Monitor game and guide team to achieving results through the definition of associated KPIs
  • Partner with production and design teams to conceptualize and implement engaging features, mechanics, systems, and modalities of play that accomplish goals
  • Partner with Lead PMs to establish experimentation road map, using A/B testing to meet goals and create product and player insight. Translate outcomes into relevant recommendations
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our games and the market
  • Lead by example, creating a strong sense of purpose and community, and promoting a culture of excellence
  • Exemplify reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interactions

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to perform research analytics at industry, genre, and game level to inform product
  • Strong business & creative acumen in games environment
  • Able to connect detailed player behavior and financial outcomes
  • Capable of managing multiple competing tasks and be self-directed to meet deadlines in a quickly evolving environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong desire to iterate and improve on processes
  • Strong analytical skills with experience using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to manage, recruit and scale highly productive analytics teams
  • Highly organized with the ability to quickly identify and prioritize opportunities for optimal ROI
  • Collaborative team centric focus with an excellent ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback

 

Education and Experience

  • 5 years' experience in a related role
  • Thorough understanding of big data principles, techniques, and best practices
  • Live free-to-play game experience on at least 1 top mobile title
  • Strong experience in quantitative analysis, including the ability to model game parameters using Excel, SQL, and business intelligence tools such as Tableau
  • Understanding and experience with a wide range of business models and monetization mechanics, including, but not limited to, free-to-play and subscriptions business models

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