Business Analyst Wanted 12 Month Contract Games UK

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Job Reference: BBBH2775
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Senior Development
Location: England
Salary: Competitive Rate

This family friendly studio based in the North East is looking for a game analyst to work on a 12 month contract. You will analyse behaviour as well data related to the industry/competitors.

What is the role:

  • Provide statistical analysis based on available player data, conduct exploratory analysis work to find interesting player behaviour trends and patterns, produce ad hoc/weekly/monthly reports detailing findings and help build visual dashboards or reporting tools that the development team can use for making decisions about their games’ performance, in order to review usage behaviour of new service features and help inspire changes to both our game and game related services.
  • To master applied analytics and data mining, including knowledge of the different theories, techniques and technologies.
  • Develop decision-making tools and, more specifically, transform production partner issues into operable quantitative assessments based on title sales and player behaviours.
  • Follow up on data collection system integration with internal teams.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the data collection systems.
  • Analyse, synthesise and interpret product and player data to figure out observations and trends and make forecasts.
  • Develop and implement tools, indicators and dashboards to provide strategic and operational support for productions.
  • Research and develop statistical models to explain past player behaviours and forecast future ones.
  • Collaborate withcommunity managers, marketing, monetisation, production, technical operations to support decision-making and guide the studio’s strategic actions by providing quantitative logic for possible options.
  • Draft reports and communicate data syntheses by highlighting priority information
  • Develop action plans, work with teams to implement target recommendations and carry out follow-ups.
  • Mine current game data and user trends to inform the production of the next generation of products. Evaluate and quantify the effects of ongoing changes to games through statistical methods.
  • Build new processes and automate, standardise and optimise existing ones.
  • Skills / Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a high standard of written and oral English.
  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative or related field (statistics, applied mathematics, operations research, business intelligence) or equivalent training or work experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role or other relevant experience.
  • Experience in the video game industry desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of data analysis tools, software and systems (e.g. SQL Server, R, Tableau).
  • Expertise in drafting reports, creating figures and representing statistical data.
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work with large-scale databases.
  • Dedicated and autonomous.
  • Ability to reconcile technical and business perspectives.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good interdepartmental relations and communicate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Ability to lead concurrent projects.
  • A real passion for games.
  • Software prototyping and development skills (e.g. Python, Java, version control, unit testing, build and continuous deployment tools).
  • Building supervised and unsupervised data models.
  • Databases and working knowledge of SQL and data transformations.

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