Manager, Descriptive Analytics - Emerging Franchises and Mobile

Santa Monica, California, United States
12 days ago


Job Title : Manager, Descriptive Analytics - Emerging Franchises and Mobile

Reporting To: Senior Director, Descriptive Analytics

Department : Descriptive Analytics

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

The Descriptive Analytics, Manager Emerging Franchises and Mobile will oversee in-game performance analysis, insights, recommendations and reporting for the organization. They will work closely with Internal Product Groups, other Global Analytic partners, Finance, Studios, Executive Management, and International Partners along with the Data and Technology organizations. They will lead a team of 2 analysts delivering proactive and on-request insights to support day-to-day decision making, and highlight new discoveries that drive strategic business unit decisions. The ideal candidate will have significant successful experience building, leading and evolving analytics teams, working with database management systems and large data sets, along with making data-driven decisions.

Candidates must be scrappy and possess an uncanny ability to translate complex and disparate sourced data into analytics with strong narratives driving value for business stakeholders and improving player experiences, as well as grow that ability in their team members and embody highly effective leadership. The right candidate will have the passion, experience, skills, and abilities both to turn large and complex data sets into meaningful and actionable intelligence and coach that ability as well.

Key responsibilities:

· Lead the in-game analytics team responsible for being the single source of truth for game revenue, engagement, operations, player experience, and reporting for emerging franchises and platforms

· Deliver high quality KPI’s, metrics, and reporting that lead to actionable recommendations for product marketing, finance, and studio with regard to player behavior and game engagement

· Self-start and proactively perform as the first line of data discovery, highlighting shifts in the game mechanics, in-store anomalies, and player behavior

· Deliver timely and dependable insights, regular launch/weekly/monthly reporting as well as work with the visualization team to ideate on and build logic for intuitive automated dashboards for the Business Units and Studio enabling day-to-day decisions or address new discoveries, anomalies or issues

· Work with the data office, tech organization and studio to ensure the games are instrumented and the data ETL logic can deliver on continually developed analytic use cases

· Work with Senior Management to answer strategic business questions using behavioral data

· Work across multiple data sources (Hadoop, Redshift, mobile, mySQL db) to develop a complete picture of player behavior

· Collaborate with other analytic groups across the organization to share best practice and methods

Player Profile


Your Platform

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 years—as the leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about it is, and they’ll tell you it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our current portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For®," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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