Job Posting Title
Head of Data Science
Life at Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze. Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device. We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.
Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:
Creates opportunities for impact
Shares a passion for challenge
Cultivates a spirit of creativity
Thrives through collaboration
We have an amazing opportunity for a world-class Data Scientist to lead a team of data scientists, analytics engineers, and analysts to drive our data science strategy and analytics vision. Leveraging the full power of data in the cloud, you will make Big Fish one of the leading data science companies within the gaming industry. With a player-first mindset that values candor and grit, we work in an environment that's highly collaborative and fun!
Define the company's data science and ML strategy in partnership with executive leadership
Lead a team of Data Scientists, Game Analysts, and Analytics Engineers to build predictive and prescriptive models and provide analysis and insights into our games and players.
Work with game and BI engineering teams to implement, test and deploy models on Google Cloud Platform and analytics using Looker.
Responsible for strategic data science models such as Predicted Lifetime Value (pLTV) and Months to Recoup (MTR).
Lead by example: Ability to roll-up your sleeves and act as a role model to the team by writing complex algorithms and performing in-depth analysis.
Build rapport and relationships with BI engineering, product management, finance, and user acquisition teams, as well as fellow data scientists in our sister gaming companies (Plarium and Product Madness).
Collaborate with product teams and studios to identify and prioritize opportunities to drive business value.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
You possess a blend of strategy, execution, and business understanding.
Demonstrated track record partnering with leadership roles across engineering and business roles
Experience working closely with strategic technology partners.
Strong analytical capabilities - you can translate business questions into requirements and data into insights
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to influence and persuade executives.
Recognized as an expert in Data Science, with publications in peer reviewed journals, interviews by the national press, speaker at major conferences, and/or running a well-known blog
10+ years' experience putting models into production
10+ years' experience leading teams that work with structured and unstructured data
5+ years' experience leading teams performing data science or advanced analytics work
3+ years leveraging cloud technology (e.g. AWS, GCP)
Expert understanding of methods in data science and ML
Highly proficient/experienced in SQL, Python, Perl, Java
MSc/PhD in a quantitative discipline (Statistics, Physics, Economics, etc) required
Experience working with mobile consumer data, ideally in a F2P gaming environment.
Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that's why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
World Leader in Gaming Entertainment
Robust benefits package
Global career opportunities
Our core values: All about the player, Talent Unleashed, Collective Brilliance and Good Business, Good Citizen
Our Winning Ways
The US based roles may require registration with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and/or other gaming jurisdictions in which we operate.
Seattle, WA, US
Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games, Inc.