Data Scientist, Hay Day

Finland, Helsinki
Full Time

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Supercell is currently looking for a Data Scientist to join and help our Hay Day game team and our amoozing players. The ideal candidate will possess both an ability to do independent research and generate insights from large data sets as well as a hands-on attitude of servicing/managing day-to-day data requests and analyses. 

We will set you up in the best way possible. To really thrive in this position you will need to be comfortable in swimming in the deep end of the pool and enjoying the challenges it brings! You will not be working through a constant list of tasks given to you - we warmly welcome and expect you to be assertive enough to explain to us what we should be looking into next, and really driving the analytics of the game. Your input to Hay Day’s development is crucial, and you will be an important part of our the Hay Day team. The ideal addition to the team will step in right away and make big contributions to growing the world of Hay Day. We’re an organised team looking for passionate people with big ideas, who will come through when the fertiliser hits the fan.

About the Team

As part of the Data Science Team at Supercell you’ll be embedded in the Hay Day game team, actively contributing to game design and direction.  Working on the number one farming game for mobile is a ton of fun! The Hay Day team is focused on creating the best possible experience for the players, improving the game as often as possible and consulting player feedback at every turn. There is so much we can add to the game, and so many things we can do, that not a day goes by without a decision to make.
 
At Supercell we believe that the key to success is continuous learning and to learn you need feedback. Your responsibility as a data scientist will be to provide that feedback. While our data scientists all sit with different game teams, communication and knowledge sharing is vital. We frequently share our learnings, both successes and failures. You must be humble, pragmatic, willing to admit and explain your mistakes and learn from others. That way we’ll all learn and keep making the team better.

Responsibilities

  • Work with product teams to define data to be collected from our products for analysis
  • Analysis of key performance indicators, such as retention, lifetime value, player acquisition and virtual economy balance
  • Defining the data acquisition of A/B tests and analysis of the gathered A/B test data to estimate the effect on key metrics and provide recommendations 
  • Develop models for predicting player behavior
  • Answer in-depth analytics questions from the team and create reports of the results
  • Identify and report actionable insights to internal stakeholders, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results
Requirements 

  • M.Sc./Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering)
  • 2+ years experience in a data scientist or analyst role, involving some of the following: data analytics, CRM data analysis, data mining, business intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics
  • Expert knowledge of SQL
  • Proficient in (statistical) programming languages (R, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Big Data technologies (AWS EMR, Spark, Hadoop, columnar DBs, NoSQL, etc.)
  • Experience in interpreting data and analytics results to provide actionable insight into user/product behavior and deriving conclusions from those insights
  • Comfortable working in an international, fast-paced, challenging and stimulating organization
  • Communication skills. Being able to compile and translate data, numbers and analyses into normal English, and present findings to non-technical audiences
  • Passion for games and big data
Nice to Haves 

  • Experience in the video game or entertainment industry, specifically focused on virtual economics
Why you will love it here 

  • Access to very rich petabyte scale data sets, which require you to keep up with the latest technologies and methodologies in the field of big data
  • Independence and a lack of bureaucracy that clears the way for your to do the best work possible
  • Great compensation and benefits. We create great teams and take very good care of them.
  • Put smiles on the faces of the tens of millions of people who play our games every single day
  • Travel to our offices in Seoul, San Francisco, Tokyo and Shanghai as well as annual company offsites
  • Smartphone, tablet, laptop/workstation of your own choice
  • Work on and with teams that inspire 
About Supercell 

Supercell aims to create games that millions of people will play for years or decades to come. We believe the best people make the best games, and that’s who we’re looking for. If you love games and are passionate about playing and crafting them, and you’re looking for a job that provides you ownership and independence, you’re in the right place. 

Supercell isn’t an entertainment company, it isn’t a start-up, and it isn’t just any game company. Our focus sets us apart. Focus means saying no a lot. To release four games, we have killed fourteen. We’ve shut down marketing campaigns because they weren’t perfect for our players, and we’ve scrapped a ton of game features that were simply too niche.

We also believe that focus means staying small. We hire only the most passionate doers and arm them with the trust and support to make the biggest impact possible. As part of a small, independent team at Supercell, you’ll be free to dream and succeed (and sometimes fail) big!

If this sparked your interest, please don't hesitate to apply by sending in your CV and cover letter!

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