Senior Data Scientist

Chicago, IL, United States
16 days ago

The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

Zynga is a leading developer of the world’s most popular games that are played by people around the world every single day. To-date, more than 1 billion people have played our games including Empires & Puzzles, Toon Blast, FarmVille, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, Merge Dragons, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.

The big part of the success of all of Zynga’s games is insightful and innovative ways of using data. Zynga’s Data Science and Analytics team uses the latest analytics technologies across our expansive data to deliver fundamental insights on who our audience is, how they engage with our games, and what are the best ways to personalize their in game experience. We strive for a better understanding of our players which translates into challenges and features that delight them.

What we are looking for is passion for analytics and data science and ability to impact game performance through customer-centric, data-driven initiatives. This role will work closely with the Central Product team at Zynga to identify, and act on, opportunities to increase engagement, retention, revenue, optimization, and to improve the player experience for our customers. Furthermore, the role entails close coordination with the wider Zynga’s analytics team to provide novel opportunities based on shared insights as well as introduction on new analytics methods. This role reports to the lead of Zynga’s Global Analytics, a function that focuses on facilitating analytics efforts across the wider Zynga portfolio (Small Giant Games, Peak Games, Gram Games, NaturalMotion, Rollic, and Zynga).

This is a great opportunity for an analytics expert looking to build end-to-end data solutions to generate impactful insights and work on exciting, large scale projects. Furthermore, you’ll have a chance to tackle a variety of projects ranging from creating intuitive dashboards to owning advanced data science solutions, as well as becoming thought leader in analytics to facilitate coordination of global initiatives.

Lastly, this role requires strong technical analytical skills across a wide spectrum, including strong proficiency in scripting languages such as SQL and Python, telemetry definition and data modelling, data aggregation and manipulation, customer analytics, business intelligence, data visualization, and data science techniques.


Required Skills and Experience:

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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