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Data Scientist (Digital Analytics & Monetization)

Company: Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play -it's also the Best Place to Work. We've thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.Data Scientist (Digital Analytics & Monetization) San Mateo, CA *Please include a Cover Letter with your application. As Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to help third party partners drive engagement and revenue on the PlayStation platform, our Digital Analytics and Monetization team is looking for a talented Data Scientist. The position is based out of the San Mateo office and involves close coordination with members of the Third Party Relations teams in Japan, US, and London. You will report to the Head of the Global Digital Analytics and Monetization Group and will drive end-to-end analysis through your past impactful analytical experience with large datasets and passion for the industry to help internal stakeholders drive Third Party partner strategy. The team needs a self-starter who can set direction for influential user-behavior projects with the Third Party Relations team to anticipate and answer user-level business questions from senior-level business managers (internally and externally) to provide analytical support where necessary. These projects will help us guide our partners on short-term game specific insights and long-term portfolio strategy which would include: Mining/analyzing data and creating methodologies to complete industry-shaping publisher projects that will drive revenue and engagement on the platform Benchmarking KPIs for product features and marketing activations Developing custom predictive models and algorithms to determine the revenue impact and up-lift of games/product features Managing large and complex sets of data on users and various forms of content using scripting and statistical tools such as SQL or Python Liaising with business teams within TPR to identify and evaluate opportunity areas for advanced analytics initiatives Supporting and presenting executive-level insights to internal teams and external publishers in an easy to follow way which will allow us to analytically drive strategy with our Third Party partners Qualifications: BA/BS degree required with technical focus (Statistics, Computer Science or a related quantitative field); MS/PhD a plus 4+ years of experience with proven skills in database query tools such as SQL and knowledge of programming languages such as Python, R, and Scala + web analytics tools such as Adobe Analytics Building tools to automate data collection and analysis The ability to take ambiguous business-driven problems and solve them in a structured, hypothesis-driven, data-supported way A passion and familiarity with console/PC games with high level of intellectual curiosity about the industry Track record of proactivity as this role will necessitate following up with multiple stakeholders and tracking down vital information for the broader team Transferring data into a new format to make it more appropriate for analysis Highly motivated with outstanding verbal and written communication skills An ability to learn/share opinions globally across PlayStation departments and 3rd Party Publishers and Developers when necessary Prior work experience in Media/Entertainment industry a plus but not required LI-SV1Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category. Reasonable Accommodation Notice Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation. PRIVACY NOTICE TO SIE LLC'S JOB APPLICANTS This Privacy Notice explains what personal information we at Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC collect from you, and why we collect it and use it. This Notice covers our practices regarding the personal information of all applicants to our job positions. Please review it carefully. Categories of personal information we collect from you We collect personal information about you throughout the recruiting process, in particular the following categories. Generally, we obtain this information through our Recruiting Team: A. Identification and contact information Direct identifiers such as your first and last name. Indirect identifiers such as a government ID, your Social Security, work permit or passport #. Contact information such as your email address, mailing address, telephone number. B. 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