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Mobile Game Developer

Senior Data Scientist

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IntroductionAt Glu, we build mobile games that are free to play. Our titles include Covet Fashion, Design Home, Deer Hunter, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and our newest game, Disney Sorcerer's Arena, to name a few. As a data scientist, you will develop data products and services that allow us to better understand, service, and delight our players. Role OverviewAs a member of the Revenue Analytics Team, you will collaborate with analysts, engineers, and data scientists. The team’s mission is to provide objective insights so that we efficiently acquire players and maximize the financial performance of our games. You will help the team create internally focused, machine learning tools for improving the experience of our players.

You’ll most often be:

  • Working with game teams to measure and optimize performance of titles in beta and after worldwide launch
  • Using state-of-the-art big data tools such as Hive, Presto and Redshift to sift through billions of rows of data to answer challenging business questions
  • Helping design and analyze AB and multivariate experiments
  • Using Tableau to build dashboards that allow game teams to self-serve custom data for their titles
  • Collaborating with game team to define telemetry of titles
  • Continuously learning new technologies that advance analytic function at Glu

You’ll be a great fit if you have:

  • 4+ years of corporate experience as an analyst, data scientist, or related quantitative role
  • High proficiency with SQL, especially in distributed environments (Hive/Presto)
  • Experience in UNIX and Python
  • AB Testing
  • Data modeling experience
  • Passion for games and empathy for our players
  • Excitement for working in a data rich environment
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience building applications using the Python data science stack, including Pandas, Matplotlib, Jupyter, and Flask
  • Experience building applications in a cloud environment
  • Experience reasoning about algorithmic complexity
  • Master's degree in Mathematics or Computer Science (or similar) plus 3 years of relevant experience

Extra bonus points if you have:

  • A passion for gaming
  • Experience with Hadoop, HP Vertica, and other big data technologies
  • Experience with modern programming languages (e.g. Python, JavaScript)
  • Predictive analytics or machine learning experience
  • PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science (or similar)
  • Experience programming in R
  • Collaborating on code using Git
San Francisco
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Parental leave

Paid Maternity/ Paternity Leave

Generous vacation

Competitive Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

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Catered Lunches, Snacks, and Beverages


Commuter and Parking Benefits

Professional development

Learning and Development Opportunities

Company events

Social Gatherings and Happy Hours

Glu Mobile at a glance

Mobile Game Developer

Glu Mobile focuses on Mobile, Video Games, Freemium, Wireless, and Mobile Games. Their company has offices in San Francisco, India, Toronto, Foster City, and San Mateo. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Glu Mobile has raised $260.346M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2016.

You can view their website at http://www.glu.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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