Data Analyst

Microsoft Corporation Redmond , WA 98053

Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you looking for a position on the forefront of gaming? The Xbox Game Pass team is bringing the power of subscription gaming to a quickly growing user base, and we're just getting started.

The Data & Insights team in Game Pass is looking for a passionate, creative, analytical and experienced data analyst who can deliver insights and reporting to drive key business decisions. In this role, you will also be closely collaborating with software/data engineers, program managers, design, marketing, and data scientists. You will need to demonstrate the ability to function autonomously and succeed in an agile, rapidly changing release cycle.

  • 3+ years hands on analytics experience

  • Bachelor or Masters' Degree in Statistics/Math/Computer Science/Economics/Business or Engineering is ideal; MBA preferred

  • Exceptional problem solving, technical and data analysis skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of large data manipulation and data mining

  • Strong programming/scripting knowledge (proficient in SQL, C# scripts)

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, familiarity with Power BI

  • Exceptional written, verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Be self-driven, and show ability to deliver on ambiguous projects with incomplete or dirty data

  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration

Preferred, not required:

  • Advanced Power BI dashboard design & development

  • Proficiency in advanced Excel functions (e.g., creating formulas, pivot tables)

  • Experience with big data technologies such as Azure Data Lake, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, etc.

  • Business domain expertise in areas of sales, marketing, finance, and/or software engineering

  • Passion for the gaming space, and ability to relate to users of our product

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of hands on data analytics experience

  • Bachelor in Statistics/Math/Computer Science/Economics/Business or Engineering OR 4+ years of professional experience in one of these fields

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.



  • Manipulate and analyze complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources using a variety of tools and data analysis techniques

  • Define, track and report key metrics to assess overall business health

  • Deliver in depth analysis on business performance (trends, funnels) and drivers, as well as forecasts and targets

  • Build/design dashboards to enable ongoing monitoring of business health

  • Work with data engineers to operationalize dashboards and ingest new data sources

  • Provide actionable insights on how to improve our product

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