Data Scientist - Candy Crush Franchise Analytics

We are looking for a talented and creative Data Scientist interested in pushing the boundaries of games analytics within the Candy Crush Franchise located in our Stockholm Game studio. You’ll have a proven ability to apply your skills, be it technical, behavioural or economic, to generate value for the studio's new generation of awesome mobile games.

Your role within our Kingdom

If you want to improve the experience of King’s 300 million+ players across our network of games, then this may be the right opportunity for you. You will be part of a community of 100+ business intelligence & analytics experts, while working on a daily basis in a smaller team of 4-6 people. As a data scientist within the Candy Crush Franchise at King, your role will mainly be focused on our portfolio of Candy Crush games, working with stakeholders across King to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players.

Specifically, you’ll:

  • 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 portfolio of games in the Candy Crush Studios
  • Work closely with other Data Scientists in the Studios to leverage insights from one game across multiple games
  • Carefully check, debug, and problem solve issues to ensure you deliver accurate and clear analysis and reports, 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 right 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.
  • Pragmatic problem-solver: you look for solutions and practical outcomes

Bonus points

Other experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes:

  • Work in the games industry or similarly customer-facing digital businesses
  • Familiarity with massive data sets and tools to deal with them (Hadoop/Hive/Impala 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 QlikView/Tableau/etc.

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 can’t 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. And that’s it.

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk.

Apply now!

Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. All applications should be made in English.

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