Associate Game Data Analyst - Glu Sports

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Introduction
At Glu Sports, we’ve been building successful mobile sports and outdoor games for nearly a decade. Our recent titles include MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2020 and WWE: Universe, with development of the next generation Deer Hunter and other games underway. We’re scrappy, iterative, and collaborative. And we need your help to uncover robust insights into our games and deliver better experiences for our players. 
Role Overview 
As an Associate Game Data Analyst, you will be the analytical partner for game teams at the studio. You will work closely with Game Designers, Product Managers, and Game Engineers to transform subjective discussions about product and player behavior into concise analytic questions that deliver actionable answers. You will work together with and mentor other Game Analysts and Data Scientists at the studio and across the company, communicating findings to executives and impacting development of other titles in the Glu portfolio. This is a high visibility role that will have a direct impact on the success of some of Glu’s biggest titles. 

You'll most often:

  • Work with game teams to measure and optimize performance of titles in beta and after worldwide launch 
  • Use big data tools such as Hive, Presto and Redshift to structure billions of rows of data to answer challenging business and design questions 
  • Consolidate findings and make connections across multiple analyses and KPIs, communicating the health of the business and contributing to strategic planning 
  • Design and interpret A/B and multivariate experiments 
  • Develop data products that allow game teams to self-serve custom insights 
  • Define telemetry and success metrics for game features and gameplay mechanics, validating game designs and providing feedback on player behavior 
  • Continuously learn new technologies that advance analytic functions at Glu 

You'll be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • Passion for games and empathy for our players 
  • High proficiency with SQL at “big data” scales, especially in distributed environments 
  • Comfort in UNIX-like platforms 
  • Experience in applied statistical inference with statistical modeling platforms such as R, Stata, SPSS, or Mathematica 
  • Experience with modern dynamic programming languages (such as Python, Julia, Wolfram Language, or similar) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration, Marketing or related field 

Bonus points for:

  • A graduate degree in a related technical field or social science 
  • Predictive modeling or machine learning experience 
  • Data modeling, architecture, or engineering experience 

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Location

Our office is right across the street from Moscone Center West, just minutes from the BART station and 4th + King Caltrain with shuttle service.

What are Glu Mobile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have our Fun team which volunteers regularly plan and run various company-wide events for team bonding and stress relief. We also have several guilds that meet in various disciplines.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Glu employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their Medical FSA and 270 a month towards Transit FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2500 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
We have multiple vision plans, including a $0 premium plan for all Full Time Employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have 4 different health plans including Kaiser and a HSA account
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Team workouts
Glu's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and Grokker team challenges
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
GLu provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Empower. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Glu offers RSUs as part of our equity package, as well as refreshers for top performers.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Glu allows qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price every 6 months.
Performance Bonus
Glu's performance bonus plans are targeted percentage bonus, awarded yearly. Additionally we offer spot bonuses for going above and beyond.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker, with a mixture of supplementing EDD, STD and our benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
Glu provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Glu sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Glu employees receive between 16 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Glu offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees including a Transit FSA and CalTrain GoPass.
Company Outings
Glu hosts company outings Semi-annually in addition to our studio and team events.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Glu has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and even Kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking with 24/7 access and monitoring downtown SF. In Foster City we have free parking.
Pet Friendly
Glu Sports, in Foster CIty, pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan is offered for some positions.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Glu offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers help with paying for classes.
Lunch and learns
Glu hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a budget annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We support paid industry certifications.
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