Full Time Job

Data Scientist

Playstation

San Diego, CA 05-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Data Scientist

PlayStation - San Diego Studio, San Diego, CA

Are you an expert in all things data? Are you a baseball fan? Would you enjoy supporting the development efforts of games used by passionate loyalists around the world? Does a career opportunity influencing the most successful gaming platform of all time interest you?
Our San Diego Studio team seeks a Data Scientist. You will provide insights that allow our game development teams to make informed decisions, improve player experiences, create predictive models and algorithms, retain future usage and drive overall profitability. You will have the ability to create data driven narratives that will be used to grow our studio culture. If this is you, you need to come and play with us here at Sony PlayStation!

Responsibilities:
• Advise, define and implement quantitative gameplay data to ensure a robust understanding of overall player motivation and behavior
• Contribute unique, personal ideas that provide insights impacting game design and quality
• Create and maintain advanced statistical models that allow game teams to understand player segments, engagement and spender behavior
• Liaise with other team members and departments to determine project needs and requirements
• Effectively communicate with other teams, and tell stories with data
• Mine data sets and develop reports for live service teams, game developers and executives
• Drive improvements in data quality and structure within the data warehouse

Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years experience focused in data mining, modeling, statistics and machine learning
• Advanced understanding and application of various statistical analysis methods
• Possess the ability to query large, robust data sets with SQL
• Experience with data visualization packages, such as Tableau, Power BI or R Shiny
• Experience with statistical software, such as R or Python
• Ability to clearly and concisely create and communicate analysis results and insights to various business groups
• Ability to effectively influence key stakeholders
• Ability to work in a fast-paced game development environment
• High degree of initiative and ability to learn
• MS. in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science or a related field and/or experience

Pluses:
• Understanding of data modeling and relational databases
• Experience with Amazon Redshift
• Experience with PySpark
• Understand the rules of the sport of baseball
• Passion for video games

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3v1w9-34-228-52-223-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Playstation

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.