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Senior Data Scientist, Game Experimentations

Company: 2K
Location: Novato
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreFounded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios are responsible for developing 2K's portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms. Include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solver,s and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, BioShock, Borderlands, Mafia, Sid Meier's Civilization, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, WWE 2K, and XCOM.At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).What We NeedWe're looking for a skilled and passionate Senior Data Scientist to work in our growing Game Science and Lifecycle team. They will primarily focus on the console/PC versions of our flagship games NBA 2K and PGA 2K, and be responsible for leading our Experimentation Strategy with in-game messaging and personalization for player experience optimization. We have the opportunity to manage an established experimentation agenda for in-game user interventions while also partnering with data engineering and analytics to enhance the capabilities and scale of our experimentation platform to unlock new scenarios for user journey personalization.Millions play our games daily, and in-game monetization is part of the Analytics charter. Our team has rich datasets to play with and a direct path to implementing our outputs. The ideal candidate will have experience with sophisticated product analytics/data science for similar games with large in-game economies and rich and varied gameplay.What You Will Do

  • Drive the experimentation agenda and insights feedback cycle into player personalization and content programming strategies
  • Lead process and tools improvement scenarios and partner with Data Engineering to deliver upgrades in scale and complexity of experimentation and reporting platform
  • Analyze player gameplay experiment data to understand player behavior and recommend actions to improve the player experience
  • Build in-game measurement and experimentation methodologies
  • Work closely with development teams to provide insights into game quality, difficulty, and fun. Cooperate closely with the Game Applied AI team to understand deeply the performance of Matchmaking, Recommender and Personalization Algorithms, Anti-fraud/toxicity, and Content Recommendations modelsWhat Will Make You a Great Fit
    • Proven track record in data mining & analytics, building models with large, complex, and multi-dimensional data sets
    • Experiment strategy and program management with A/B, Reinforcement Learning, Multi-armed Bandits
    • Statistical hypothesis testing, experimental design, sizing and results interpretation
    • Experience in relational databases, and SQL data carpentry. We use Snowflake for our data warehouse and have access to direct streams as well.
    • Python, R, or equivalent data analysis and computation toolchainsBonus Points
      • Experience with big data technologies such as Spark or NoSQL DBs
      • Experience with predictive modeling techniques
      • Proficient in R or Python machine learning and related modules
      • Video games industry experienceAs an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform their essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need a reasonable accommodation.Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts.

Keywords: 2K, Novato , Senior Data Scientist, Game Experimentations, Other , Novato, California

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