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Data Analyst

Location: Dundee, United Kingdom

Department: Analytics

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Founded in 2010 and based in Dundee, Scotland, Outplay Entertainment is the largest independent mobile developer in the UK.

To date, the studio’s games have received over 60 million downloads, have been featured multiple times as Apple’s Editors’ Choice and received a BAFTA nomination. Most recently the studio won the 2016 TIGA Outstanding Growth Award.

With a passionate focus on making the best games, our team of 200 talented and dynamic Outplayers have so far developed several critically acclaimed original games which include, Castle Creeps, Alien Creeps TD, Mystery Match, Crafty Candy and Bubble Genius as well as Angry Birds POP! in partnership with Rovio. With an exciting pipeline of future games and continued growth on existing games Outplay can offer fantastic opportunities in a great working environment to continue your career development.

We at Outplay Entertainment collect vast amounts of data to shape our games and services so that they become more enjoyable for customers and more profitable to our business. Outplay is a fast-paced data-driven business where the Analytics Team plays a central role in informing business decisions through detailed analyses and the reporting of metrics.

In order to expand our team, we are looking to hire an experienced Data Analyst. Our Analytics team explores data, extracts insights and systematically measures the performance of changes to our Games through A/B tests and Multivariate experiments. We also conduct cutting-edge research into how we can leverage our rich data collection to add value.

This role focuses on Data Analysis, Visualisation and Statistical Analysis: What insights can we extract? How do we present the data as clearly as possible? What is the best method to verify or invalidate a hypothesis? Can we predict what players will do next?

You will work closely with our Analytics Manager to provide Analyses, Metrics and valuable insights to our internal Games, Finance and Marketing teams. Due to the ever changing nature of our business and on-going feature developments we expect you to regularly liaise with the stakeholders, understand their needs and help to work out the best approach to provide the answers based on Player and Financial data.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, systematic and curious thinker.

Skills and Expertise

  • Passion for Games and an understanding of the “Free to Play” business model including the commonly used metrics and KPI’s
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience as a Data or Business Analyst, or a postgraduate degree (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) in Computer Science or Maths (or similar)

The candidate’s experience will cover at least one the following requirements

  • Minimum 2 years work experience in the field of Online Business Intelligence / data driven Product Management or at a F2P Games Company in a Data Analyst Role
  • Expert knowledge of Data Analytics tools, supporting languages (R, Python,…) and statistical techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing and regression).
  • Experience using machine learning algorithms for classification and/or prediction would be a bonus
  • High level of proficiency in Data Visualisation. Ability to create beautiful and insightful graphics using open source libraries like D3, HTML5
  • Experience writing SQL queries for relational databases is essential as well as knowledge in statistical techniques and scripting languages and an understanding of applied mathematics.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to transform complex Analytical results into actionable insights for an often non-technical audience
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