Senior Data Scientist

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Introduction
At Glu, we build mobile games that are free to play. Our titles include Covet Fashion, Design Home, Deer Hunter, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and our newest game, Disney Sorcerer's Arena, to name a few. As a data scientist, you will develop data products and services that allow us to better understand, service, and delight our players. 
 
Role Overview
As a member of the Revenue Analytics Team, you will collaborate with analysts, engineers, and data scientists. The team’s mission is to provide objective insights so that we efficiently acquire players and maximize the financial performance of our games. You will help the team create internally focused, machine learning tools for improving the experience of our players. 

You’ll most often be:

  • Working with game teams to measure and optimize performance of titles in beta and after worldwide launch
  • Using state-of-the-art big data tools such as Hive, Presto and Redshift to sift through billions of rows of data to answer challenging business questions
  • Helping design and analyze AB and multivariate experiments
  • Using Tableau to build dashboards that allow game teams to self-serve custom data for their titles
  • Collaborating with game team to define telemetry of titles
  • Continuously learning new technologies that advance analytic function at Glu

You’ll be a great fit if you have:

  • 4+ years of corporate experience as an analyst, data scientist, or related quantitative role
  • High proficiency with SQL, especially in distributed environments (Hive/Presto)
  • Experience in UNIX and Python
  • AB Testing
  • Data modeling experience
  • Passion for games and empathy for our players
  • Excitement for working in a data rich environment
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience building applications using the Python data science stack, including Pandas, Matplotlib, Jupyter, and Flask
  • Experience building applications in a cloud environment
  • Experience reasoning about algorithmic complexity
  • Master's degree in Mathematics or Computer Science (or similar) plus 3 years of relevant experience

Extra bonus points if you have:

  • A passion for gaming
  • Experience with Hadoop, HP Vertica, and other big data technologies
  • Experience with modern programming languages (e.g. Python, JavaScript)
  • Predictive analytics or machine learning experience
  • PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science (or similar) 
  • Experience programming in R 
  • Collaborating on code using Git 

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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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