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Game Data Analyst - WB Games San Francisco

WB Games San Francisco

San Francisco, California
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Job Details

Warner Bros. is a top video games publisher across multiple platforms. In mobile games, we have a growing portfolio of hits that includes Injustice 2, DC Legends and Mortal Kombat X as well as numerous LEGO titles. We continue to expand by adding great people and leveraging the best portfolio of brands and intellectual property in the industry, such as DC Comics, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and LEGO. We are looking to add enthusiastic, talented and experienced professionals to our Mobile Publishing team in support of our ambitious mobile games strategy.


Summary Of Position

We are seeking a Game Data Analyst to join our Mobile Publishing team in San Francisco. The Game Data Analyst will work with business intelligence, analytics and publishing professionals to determine the best systems for managing an internal data warehouse that supports state-of-the-art analytics; the Game Data Analyst must have an affinity for data and analytics that support key business decisions. The Game Data Analyst will work closely with the Mobile games team, Central Product Managers, and other internal groups to evaluate how our customers are playing our games and inform improvements we can make to drive sustained engagement and monetization. Specifically the Game Data Analyst will be extremely detail oriented, with a strong product orientation and an affinity for data and analytics in support of driving both product-level and business decisions.

The successful candidate thrives at delivering solutions to complex data problems preferably in gaming, and has proven themselves effective at navigating and overcoming both internal and external challenges. Reporting to the Manager, Game Data Analytics, this role is crucial to attaining Warner Bros. aggressive goals in mobile games.


Job Responsibilities

  • Own instrumentation of analytics, tracking hooks, and taxonomy during development phase; establish best practices for repeated application.
  • Manage 3 rd party tool integration, manage analytics/integration projects across multiple team.
  • Own collection and analysis of game data.
  • Generate actionable reports and recommendations on features that will improve retention, monetization and acquisition of gamers.
  • Identify pain points and work with product management, design and product development to implement strategies to address key problem areas.
  • Suggest and analyze the effectiveness of A/B tests.
  • Establish game data/data science foundation for our studios, work closely with platform team, game team, and third party vendors to establish best practices.
  • Share insights with executive leadership and game teams regularly.
  • Create cogent reports that are simultaneously data-rich and easily digested.
  • Documentation of analysis/code/scripts.


Job Requirements

  • MA/MS Degree in Quantitative Analysis, Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Economics, Mathematics or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in data and analytics-intensive role. Mobile, social or online games experience a plus.
  • Deep familiarity with iOS, Android, or Facebook games marketplaces, design trends and analytics best practices.
  • Experience writing queries and using software tools to put together reports and analysis to drive key business decision-making.
  • Experience with using R or Python for statistical analysis.
  • Ability to promote analytics across the organization and lead teams to using analytics insights to drive decisions.
  • Proven ability to conceive and test hypotheses based on inconclusive or incomplete data from unstructured data and creating structures that lend themselves to analysis.
  • Strong analytical background with a focus on consumer behavior in digital entertainment/games.
  • Comfortable presenting complicated material to diverse audiences; strong ‘soft skills’.
  • Strong PC Skills, including proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proven SQL skills – Must be experienced writing queries across complex database structures. Distributed querying experience (Hive/Pig/Presto) a huge plus!
  • Experience with using Tableau or Looker.
  • 2 years of experience with using R or Python for statistical analysis.
  • Exceptional PowerPoint presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues across different disciplines and locations to achieve results.
  • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment and prioritize work to meet specific deadlines required.
  • Must be self-motivated and results oriented.
  • Flexibility to travel to Warner Bros. studios as required.
  • Attendance at industry conferences as required.
  • Passion for gaming!


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.

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