Senior Game Analyst

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Senior Game Analyst

07.11.2022 Data Science & Analytics Permanent Open position Apply here
Data Analysts at Rovio are part of a big and data-experienced community working on growing our globally popular mobile games. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best game professionals in a small team that develops a new, exciting puzzle game outside of the Angry Birds IP.

This team has set themselves a bold target to develop the best match-3 game which everyone can enjoy. It means you will be paying close attention to the needs of players and thinking of how to make it a great experience for different player groups. You will take a key role in providing the team with relevant in-game analytics and growing the game in the years to come and will be the main point of contact for anything data related in the team.

What your days will look like:

  • You take an active role in the team by bringing objective and eye-opening findings to spark discussion and initiate improvements across various game areas, from level design to liveops events;
  • You use your skill set to bring new insights to the table. This might be related to an experiment you’re running, understanding an existing feature better, troubleshooting KPIs or designing upcoming features;
  • You will come up with and conduct your own exploratory analysis using your preferred analytics methods that will bring new perspectives to the team and open the door to new focus areas and business opportunities;
  • Currently we are looking for someone who is especially keen on growing and optimising a new game from the ground up, so passion towards game design and a very good understanding of free to play business are particularly useful. You can work on any area in the game that you feel will improve the game performance the most, such as core gameplay, liveops or overall player journey;
  • You spread your knowledge within and beyond your team and find it exciting to learn new things. We have a particularly diverse data craft, so you’ll have no problem finding interesting people to bounce around ideas with. 

Who we think will do great in this role has:

  • You are technically adept to a level that allows you to carry out your ideas quickly and with ease. Usually this means that you have several years of experience in using SQL, R or Python, building dashboards, A/B testing and working with standard statistics and data science models, such as regressions or clustering;
  • You have a good understanding of aspects that can make games more fun to play, what accelerates business results, and know what could be expected from different product changes;
  • You are at ease communicating your findings to audiences with diverse backgrounds and you are willing to bring to the table your own ideas and proposals to product managers and other stakeholders.

What we can offer you:

  • Becoming one of the critical contributors to a new Rovio Game;
  • Getting a chance to work in a startup environment in a small and dedicated team, but backed up by resources of a big company;
  • Working with great quality data and learning from the past twenty years of Rovio's experience of making games;
  • Joining a strong Data craft that values collaboration and future career growth;
  • Enjoying a good work life balance while constantly excelling your skills.

Recruitment process:

First meeting: you will meet our talent team. In this call we will get to know your previous experience a little better, get a better sense of your current situation, and give you a chance to learn more about the role and the company.
Take home test: it will help us to understand the level of your technical skills (tech, stats, A/B testing)
Meeting the Data craft: we will ask you to play one of our games and then go through your ideas related to the game in the meeting. It will also be a chance for you to ask more questions about the role and get feedback on your test assignment.
Final round: you will meet with the Game Lead for the game you will be working on and might find the discussion revolving around product, business and team culture related topics. We aim to get a clear overview of how you would fit with our working culture, your ambitions and where we can help each other develop.

Data is at the heart of everything we do at Rovio. It enables us to continually improve our games and provide incredible experiences for the millions of users who play our games every day. All of this data is only valuable if it can be used to guide our day to day operations. It is the job of Rovio data craft to turn that raw data into actionable insights for Rovio’s games teams and other business units. The data craft aims to empower Rovio’s teams with insightful data, and also with relevant tools and models that support decision making.

We welcome applicants to use the name they want to be addressed by in the application form, regardless of whether it is their legal name.

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