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Decipher Survey Programmer

Operations | Indianapolis OR Los Angeles | Full Time

Job Description

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom. Whether you’re a video game publisher creating the next must-play title, a streamer changing the game, or a beverage brand seeking to disrupt the grocery aisle, we deliver research and insights that engage the fans who matter most. 

Led by a world-class team of media and entertainment researchers, data scientists, fanatical gamers, MarketCast’s unique mix of custom research, data science and content analytics get into the heads of players and fans to understand how they think, feel, and behave. Covering every media and tech platform imaginable, MarketCast delivers the insights to help clients navigate today’s complicated media and gaming landscapes and form strategies to solve their critical business challenges.

Job Description 

We seek an experienced Decipher Survey Programmer to join our growing team. The Decipher Programmer is responsible for programming market research questionnaires with high quality and accuracy. The programmer will contribute to improving overall department efficiency by maintaining and creating new best practices which may require the ability and willingness to quickly learn new software packages. This individual will work closely with researchers, project managers, field operations, and data processing teams.  


  • The position will work closely with the research operations team and key day-to-day activities include programming, quality assurance, data manipulation, and project communication/coordination. 
  • Program easy-high complexity surveys utilizing the Decipher platform. 
  • Organize and set up projects to be programmed according to specifications and timelines.  
  • Communicate with project managers to finalize survey materials (questionnaire, quota targets, visuals, changelogs); guide Decipher functionality and solutions. 
  • Provide custom project-specific data outputs as required by researchers using Excel, SPSS, or Decipher via custom layouts.  
  • Develop, test, and implement new approaches and functions, both project-specific and general, improving and streamlining existing procedures. 
  • Assist with process automation and improvement by developing reusable and common tools. 
  • PST working hours 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalency required 
  • At least 2 years of Decipher experience in a similar role. 
  • Have experience with Decipher core languages: Python 2.7.X, XML, HTML, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS 
  • Experience programming complex quotas using getQuotaCells is a plus. 
  • Experience programming trackers and international surveys is a plus. 
  • Experience using Decipher Shell/SSH Environment is a plus 
  • Experience with Logic Nodes/Dynamic Question Library/Decipher API is a plus 
  • Market research experience (preferably experience with entertainment or multimedia surveys) 
  • Have high attention to detail and high-quality programming. 
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and integrity of information 
  • Organized, self-motivated, and self-directed 
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills 
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects and priorities 
  • Ingenuity and the willingness to learn new techniques 
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including an ability to “think outside the box” 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills – both verbal and written 
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work some nights and weekends. PST Working hours. 
  • Willing to Relocate if needed

Benefit and Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Freedom Leave
  • Wellness plan and events
  • And, more...

Our purpose: 

Fandom connects people with shared passions and builds communities around them. It offers them space to express their joy and love, whether that’s for superheroes, sports teams, or even small-batch whiskeys. 

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom. It’s as important for brands as it is for action heroes. 

And, we do fandom research, data science, and analytics better than anyone on the planet. This obsessive focus on fans helps the world’s top creators, media platforms, and sports leagues transform followers into fanatics and investments into impact. 

Our Values:

Curiosity Makes Us Tick 

Our love of learning manifests in everything we do - from the surveys we field and the datasets we analyze to the technology we develop. Where others pause, we push forward, uncovering hidden meaning and answers. Always learning, always looking for more. 

Reward the Hustle 

We attract and cultivate talent who roll up their sleeves and get things done, no matter the task, timeline, or challenge. In return, we recognize and reward their performance and commitment. It’s an approach that keeps our teams tight, hands-on, and consistently delivering. 

Trust is Everything  

Our research and perspectives move markets, fuel creative decisions and impact millions of fans daily.  This kind of influence requires trust and responsibility, something bestowed on us by our clients.  It is earned, honored, and never taken for granted. 

Value the What and the How 

It’s not enough to be exceptional in your role if you can’t play well with the team. We honor great work by looking at what is accomplished and how we work together to achieve results. This ensures great performance never comes at the cost of behavior that can harm our culture. 

Diversity will be Our Superpower 

Our differences make us stronger. As researchers and data scientists, we are responsible for reflecting the diverse audiences and communities all around us. Understanding people, opinions, and life experiences fuel our insights and deepen our perspectives. 

At MarketCast, we don't just accept difference - we embrace it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our global culture and success. MarketCast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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