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Manager, Business Analytics & Planning, Call Of Duty


Santa Monica, CA 11-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Your Mission

The Manager, Business Analytics & Planning will oversee in-game performance business logic, metric design and monitoring, data analysis, insights, recommendations and reporting for Call of Duty focusing on engagement and retention. This role works closely with many Activision business stakeholders, data and studio partners to deliver high quality, and timely performance reporting on our Call of Duty game endeavors. As Activision looks towards the next step in analytics and insights, there is a large opportunity to help drive accurate, data driven and coordinated KPIs along with deep analysis of franchise health and opportunities.

The right candidate will be highly productive, proactive and even scrappy. They will possess an uncanny ability to manipulate and translate complex and disparate sourced data into insightful polished analytics with strong narratives driving value for business stakeholders and improving player experiences. They will have the ability to motivate and grow those traits and talents in their direct report along with other team members and embody highly effective leadership. The right candidate will have passion, enthusiasm, foresight, tenacity, strong communication skills, leadership and analytic experience.

Your undertaking includes:
• Lead the in-game analytics team responsible for being the single source of truth for game and franchise engagement metric definitions, logic builds, UAT, analysis and reporting
• Responsible for you and your team being highly productive. Delivering timely, high-quality and dependable engagement business metrics, game and franchise reporting that lead to actionable recommendations for product marketing, finance, studio and leadership
• Self-start and proactively perform as the first line of data/opportunity discovery, highlighting and digging into shifts in the game engagement, player behavior, and game mechanics
• Consistently collaborate and work with the data, tech and studio teams along with other analytic partners ensure the games are instrumented and the data ETL logic can deliver on our analytic use cases
• Consistently and proactively collaborate with a myriad of business stakeholders to align and deliver on areas of focus along with proactively looking for opportunities and risks in the data story
• Work across multiple data sources (GCP, Databricks, Redshift, GitHub, Airflow) to build a complete picture of player behavior
• Responsible for leading and growing a Sr. Analyst along with near-shore resources to deliver ever advancing high-quality and timely reports and insights. Eager to and capable of recruiting and source more resources as needed.

Player Profile

We have a tremendous amount of data on how gamers play our games. We need, however, an analytics expert who has the passion, experience, skills and ability to turn that data into action – all driving towards increasing gamer fun. Your background includes:
• 6+ years of experience in database analytics translating very large, complex and multi-dimensional datasets into strong business narratives with management experience (game analytic experience a plus)
• Extremely analytical and productive: Ability to self-catalyze and proactively solve complex business problems through advanced statistics, mathematical modeling, and / or code development
• Advanced Warehouse Skills: Demonstrate vast experience querying large relational databases (Redshift), with construction of new schemas a plus.
• Strong Data Lake Experience: Comfortable querying extremely large semi-structured and unstructured data in distributed data stores (AWS S3/ GCP) using a variety of query tools (Databricks, Presto, Hive, Scala, Spark, Qubole or similar)
• Driven, proactive, self-starter and quick learner. Able to hear a business need in a meeting, quickly bring some insight into the discussion and proactively spin up an analysis with urgency that includes timely recommendations for the business.
• Demonstrates exceptional and high achieving leadership skills. Strong team management and recruiting skills and an uncanny ability to build relationships with partners, peers, team and stakeholders motivating others align and drive towards best practices, productivity, aligned methodologies and objective decision making
• Excellent collaboration and communication skills with a proven track record of working across all levels of the organization. Frequently practices active listening
• Bachelor's degree in decision sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or business generally required (commensurate job experience could be excepted)
• A passion for diving into and experiencing the games and content Activision produces to ensure we are driving the best player experience, and the strongest data-driven recommendations out of our rich data sets
• Some visualization knowledge a plus, distilling massive data into simple to digest visualizations in modern tooling (Tableau, Redash, or similar)

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision Blizzard is a global interactive entertainment software leader and the world's largest independent video game publisher.

The company's product portfolio includes Activision Publishing's Call of Duty®, and Skylanders™ franchises and such established licensed properties as Spider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™, and Transformers™, as well as Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises.

Activision Blizzard is the umbrella organization over Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment and provides corporate shared services such as Legal, HR, Finance, IT, Accounting, Facilities and Sales, for both companies.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3xn5n-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.