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Data Scientist / Analyst

Business Intelligence | Leamington Spa, UK | Full Time

Job Description

Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile game developer based in the heart of the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa. The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling (awarded CBE by the Queen), co-founder of Codemasters and comprises of a highly skilled and creative team, including the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read well, we have celebrities here!).

As a Data Scientist / Analyst (we’re a small company so it’s a mixed position) you’re not afraid of data and you like to squeeze it until you get all the information that you need.

 

What you tell your friends you do

“I analyse every piece of data that I have from our players in order to understand their behaviour.”

 

What you will really be doing

  • Analyse how our players play our games

  • Provide insights and suggestions for how to improve the KPIs to make the game as successful as possible

  • Develop and implement statistical and machine learning models of user behaviour to translate business needs to technical requirements

  • Work with the different departments to ensure correct implementation and tracking

 

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and talented team and will work closely with them.

  • You’ll develop an analysis strategy and perform analysis of complex scenarios and AB tests.

  • You’ll use our own and personalised dashboard and tools

  • You’ll give clear reports of the conclusions from your analysis

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it

 

What have we worked on last quarter

We’ve launched PlayPhoto and now we’re looking into the data so we can understand what our players like to improve the game and increase our retention.

 

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important design and technical decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

 

Skills and requirements

  • Strong analytical, mathematical, data mining and problem solving skills

  • Experience in an analytical role in which you have made metrics driven recommendations (ideally you have some experience in the gaming industry or you love games)

  • Analytical coding experience with Python, R or other languages

  • Experience with querying databases such as Elasticsearch, Couchbase, SQL, etc.

  • Knowledge, experience or interest in machine learning methods or other statistical techniques as clustering analysis

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

 

We offer

  • Money!

  • To help you save some money, we also contribute to your pension, offer a private medical cover and life insurance

  • We want everyone involved in our game to share our success, that’s why we have a generous profit scheme where 15% of the benefits of the game are shared with the team.

  • 25 days of paid leave

  • Quarterly team building events - work hard, play hard!

  • Free coffee, tea and fruit

 

Our philosophy

We firmly believe that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.