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Job Title: Lead Data Scientist

Department: Consumer Analytics

Reporting To: Senior Director, Consumer Analytics

Location: Santa Monica, California

Your Mission

The Lead Data Scientist will work closely with Product, Marketing, Studios, Engineering and Technology organizations to deliver world-class advanced analytics analyses of marketing activities and estimating their impact on sales. These projects will include, but are not limited to, Media Mix Optimization, Analysis of Covariance (test & control), Cluster Analysis, Unsupervised and Supervised Learning, Attribution Modeling of disaggregate event-stream data. 

We have a tremendous amount of data on how gamers play our games.  We need, however, an expert who has the passion, experience, skills and ability to turn that data into action.

This role includes but is not limited to the following tasks/duties:

  • Be the media measurement thought-leader and own the definition of KPI measuring, providing recommendations on new statistical/machine-learning approaches based on research and testing.
  • Design, build, validate and socialize advanced attribution models to optimize media mix
  • Develop meaningful cluster analysis based on both supervised and unsupervised learning models, driving actionable segmentation recommendations
  • Integrate with existing machine learning pipelines on propensity scoring and LTV projection to granularize the understanding of user journey and customer value
  • Build and improve ETL pipelines in support of data aggregation, movement and analysis
  • Establish through testing and experimentation the right statistical approach to delivering analytics insights
  • Provide thoroughly documented work products to enable smooth operations in production
  • Interpret and visualize model estimates and diagnostics
  • Work with senior management to answer strategic business questions through the use of behavioral data

Player Profile

  • 5+ years of experience in database mining/marketing with very large, complex and multi-dimensional datasets.
  • 2+ years of direct experience working in ad-tech with a proven track record of media mix optimization
  • Thorough understanding and ability to apply supervised and unsupervised learning models.
  • Must be able to synthesize disparate data to mine and communicate insights
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills with a proven track record of working across all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with large individual customer behavioral data sets (gaming, retail, financial services) and expertise in communication channel best practices, including multi-channel marketing.
  • Technical mastery in advanced database mining tools such as SQL and SAS/R/Python (any of the three) with the ability to coach and train others on best practice.
  • Preferred experience working with Data Management Platforms, such as Adobe Audience Manager
  • Gaming experience particularly with the Call of Duty franchise a strong plus
  • Exceptional data analysis in Excel including ability to write macros

Your Platform

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, and Crash Bandicoot.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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