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DATA ANALYST

Overview

An amazing opportunity has become available for a Game Data and Reporting Analyst to join our game development studio in Melbourne. In this role we will focus on bringing together and making sense of our game data to develop and deliver insightful reports for our team of designers and developers.

 

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, love finding sense in the data and have a strong interest in games then this is a great opportunity.

 

The role is split into three main areas. Firstly using our internal cloud tools to create simple queries dashboards for our teams. Working with the programmers to make sure the events are firing correctly, and of course using the data to help answer questions for our team, things such as :

  • Are users finding the game too hard?

  • What price point should our in game items be at?

  • Do users get through the tutorial?

  • What is the most used item in the game?

Key Responsibilities

  • Querying and manipulating data in SQL and Python/R • Cover all three aspects of Data Analysis domain, Tracking, Reporting and Analysis

  • Create dashboards with PowerBI/Excel/3rd Party tools, illustrating the ongoing story told by our data.

  • Build partnerships with each team member, sharing the tools and insights that improve retention and monetization within our products.

  • Formulate hypotheses and run a variety of A/B tests to determine the best strategies to implement into our products.

  • Providing and analyzing metrics on the performance of the games and marketing campaigns

  • Constantly improve the KPIs and metrics and set industry standards for F2P games

  • Analyzing payment yields and monetization flows, develop recommendations for revenue optimization

  • Implementation of analytics tools, best practices and new ideas

  • Deep-dive analysis of user-data from large databases

  • Develop Analytics processes and tools

  • Deliver key insights and report to decision-making stakeholders

  • Support the design team is creating usable data and insights

  • QA / Testing of added events and analytics to make sure the data is usable once we release our titles.

  • Working to help guide an efficient testing workflow within the team

What You Bring To The Role

  • Experience within a fast paced tech / gaming environment.

  • Experience doing quantitative analysis or similar (manipulation and analysis of large data sets)

  • Good working knowledge of basic statistical techniques to build intelligent tools

  • Strong SQL skills (experience with MySQL is a plus!)

  • Proven experience programming in Python and/or R

  • Sound knowledge of mathematics and statistical techniques

  • Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to position products in the market

  • Experience with metrics driven-decision making

  • The ability to prioritise and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities.

  • Ability to work in teams and independently.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction.

  • Understanding of mobile / console games and the industry as a whole.

  • Conduct strategy audits to identify further opportunities to improve the way we do things.

  • Think on their feet and act quickly

  • Have a can-do with the ability to turn a negative into a positive, no problem is too great.

What we offer here at PlaySide

  • Playdays - an additional 5 paid days off per year to do something you love.

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options.

  • Industry leading Parental Leave benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program to support mental wellbeing

  • Mentoring. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role.

  • Half price state of the art Gym access! (right next door) - you can wear your free PlaySide Swag!

  • Social events! Including Games night, karaoke nights, Movie Nights (We hire out the cinema!), group activities  and food trucks! Just as some examples!

  • Relocation allowance, if you move to one of our head offices

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website

How to Apply

Email your application to jobs@playsidestudios.com.

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows: 

  • You apply with your killer CV and a folio of examples of your work!

  • Quick phone chat with one of our delightful People & Culture team members

  • You may then be invited in for an interview (in-office or via Zoom) to outline all of your past work, and we will let you know all about PlaySide.

  • 2nd stage interview or Zoom call, to meet one of our General Managers or Directors

  • You’ll then get the opportunity to meet some of our current PlaySiders - this is a casual chat and a get to know you session!  

Please Note: Only candidates successful for an interview will be contacted.  Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page for future roles.