Data Analyst (Contract)

Location
Camarillo
Posted
Mar 24, 2014
Closes
Apr 23, 2014
Contact
Cathy Zavala
Zindagi Games is looking for a skilled, positive, and energetic Data Analyst to join our team! A successful candidate will have excellent SQL-writing ability, and enjoy combining analytic skills with business acumen to provide our game with the data and insights that will drive our continued success. The Data Analyst works with key decision-makers on a daily basis as a data-driven adviser and partner on strategic issues. If this is you, please apply today! Telecommuting arrangements can be made.

Responsibilities:

You will work to further understand, model, predict, segment and monetize our customers. The Data Analyst will help gather, refine and prepare data in pursuit of analytic insight and recommendations on development. In this position, you will work closely with the game development team to extract analytics through complex SQL queries and leverage simple quantitative analysis to monitor game performance, tune mechanics and identify new features to improve user conversion, retention and help monitor quality of product through all stages of development. This is a heavily metrics-driven role crucial to delivering engaging games that are fun, iconic, and meet the company’s goals.

SKILLS

· 2+ years experience as a data analyst or data engineer, with a strong preference for experience in the digital game industry.
· BS/BA in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or equivalent. A MA/MS/MBA in Business, Commerce, Statistics, or Economics is a plus.
· Strong familiarity with iOS, Android and Facebook games, marketplaces, trends and best practices preferred.
· Excellent SQL skills: extensive experience querying large, complex data sets
· Strong SQL skills using a variety of common tools, and familiarity with leading relational or analytical databases (MS SQL Server, Vertica).
· Work closely with game designers to understand current and new features in order to identify & define in-game development events.
· Based on the identified hooks, write complex set of SQL queries in order to extract and analyze big, complex, multi-dimensional data-sets with a variety of tools.
· Own instrumentation of analytics and tracking hooks during development phase; establish best practices for repeated application.
· Generate actionable reports and recommendations on features that will improve retention, monetization and acquisition. Identify pain points and work with product management, design and product development to implement strategies to address key problem areas.
· Debugging and problem solving issues to ensure delivery of accurate metrics.
· Advanced user of Excel spreadsheets for analytical purposes.
· Must be passionate about deriving insights from data which can improve game performance and have strong attention to detail and natural curiosity.
· Able to demonstrate hands on experience with data mining, clustering, segmentation.
· Must have strong organizational skills and be able to manage multiple time critical objectives simultaneously.
· Must be a resourceful and creative problem solver, and a self-starter with a high level of initiative.
· Excellent communication skills required- both written and verbal.