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Senior Staff Data Scientist - Blizzard Media

Activision

San Francisco, CA 04-25-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Activision Blizzard Media and King (a part of Activision-Blizzard) are building a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players, and to create powerful marketing solutions embraced by the world's biggest marketers. Activision Blizzard Media is seeking a passionate Data Scientist interested in pushing the boundaries of mobile games analytics and advertising product performance.

Your role within our Kingdom
• Leverage understanding of metrics, testing methodology and business strategy to help define the roadmap of the company.
• Promote and use advanced modeling techniques (eg. reinforcement learning, time series forecasting, causal methods) to provide precise measurement of our player base and build data products powering our advertising platform.
• Present and visualise results in a clear and concise way to senior management for decision making.
• Lead data-driven decision making by partnering with key cross-functional teams and leadership.
• Proactively identify and lead improvements to the execution of research and analytics within the Data Science team.

Skills to create thrills
• 4+ years experience as a data scientist in a technology company
• Can research, identify and disseminate best practices across teams in terms of tools, systems and processes.
• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional audiences (e.g Product, Engineering, Business Strategy).
• You are methodological and practical; able to prioritize and assist with business requests i.e. analyzing A/B tests, strange player behaviour, complex interaction dynamics, etc.
• Experience with a broad set of statistical and machine learning methods to solve and optimize critical business problems and metrics

Bonus points
• Prior experience in advertising data products.
• Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast paced, rapidly changing and collaborative environment.
• The ability to write complex SQL queries and work effectively in any functional programming language for numerical analysis purposes.
• Strong adherence to data driven development and design, with an experimental and analytical approach to product improvement..
• Able to show good communication skills, and experience in visualising and reporting learnings.

Be Part of an Exciting Team

Activision Blizzard Media is a young and rapidly growing business that has been created to connect advertisers with our 260M global consumer base. This thriving start-up effort, which is currently embedded in the business unit of King (the makers of the #1 mobile game Candy Crush Saga) is rapidly scaling and is poised to become one of the largest advertising businesses in the world.

The business has been focusing on the introduction of premium, innovative advertising experiences to King's 260M casual gaming players. Looking ahead, we're planning the launch of advertising across the rest of the Activision Blizzard portfolio including high growth areas like eSports. This is a really exciting time to join this growing business.

Apply now!

Want to join our Kingdom?

You can find more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. And we will be happy to tell you more about the role and about us.

You should submit your application in English.

About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It's our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it's the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let's face it, who doesn't love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren't the only ones that can level-up. We're always looking for ways to champion each other and make what's already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful.

Applications needs to be in English.

Discover King at careers.king.com

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
• Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
• 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
• Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
• Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
• If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the US, the standard base pay range for this role is $143,060.00 - $264,846.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all US locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role's range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro8816-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $143,060 to $264,846 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Activision

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.