The Senior Manager of Game Data Analytics

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Kabam

The Senior Manager of Game Data Analytics will be accountable for the management of the data analytics team. This includes, but not limited to, Game Data Analyst team management and stakeholder management throughout the different departments within Kabam.

In this role, you are expected to establish and drive your team’s vision and goals in alignment with the organization’s overall strategic direction. 
You will build accountability within your team as well as cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working effectively together to enable each employee and the department to succeed. 

More than that, you will inspire a data-driven decision culture across the organization, and be able to analyze and communicate challenges and business strategies with data.

As the Senior Game Data Analytics Manager, your responsibilities includes:

Team Management

    • Manages, supports, and mentors the career progression for the data analysts by providing timely feedback and feedforward
    • Regularly participate in 1:1s with employees, as well as in the staffing, recruitment, onboarding, and performance review processes throughout the year
    • Influences and leads team to achieve project, team, or functional goals

Game projects deliverables

    • Manages the analytics process and infrastructure across the team
    • Demonstrates awareness of the development teams as the primary analytics customer and supports the game lead data analysts across each game
    • Proactively identifies development bottlenecks within the GDA team as it pertains to project requests and communication
    • Works with the Game Production teams and directly contributes to the design of major game features; Optimizes games live operations and helps steer game development to achieve KPIs

Company data-driven and analytics culture

    • Supports a culture of data-driven decision making across the organization and a portfolio of products
    • Participates in studio-wide product and analysis initiatives
    • Identify and standardize the governance of data and analytics used in support of the business strategy
    • Actively keeps up with industry trends; ensures studio methods and technology are competitive or beyond as related to project goals

Key stakeholders management

    • Communicate organization information to keep the team informed and roll up feedback from the team to the company leadership
    • Works with game team leaders and executives to set team focus and direction throughout development and operating live games, adapting to changing project conditions
    • Consistently analyze and communicate challenges at the company level with leaders and executives through data visualization

Qualifications

    • Solid analytics experience in the preferred industry: F2P mobile Games, Online Casino/slot games, and large-scale customer-facing B2C web/apps development
    • 5+ years of experience translating data to insights to recommendations; ideally has M.Sc./Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics)
    • 5+ years of experience in managing an analytics team of 5+
    • Technical Abilities:  Expert knowledge of SQL; Proficient in (statistical) programming languages (Python, R, spss, excel etc.)
    • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and professional manner with all levels of internal staff and external technology partners as applicable
    • Fosters a respectful work environment through encouraging collaboration and appreciation of diversity with others in the same discipline, across feature groups, and cross-discipline on a regular basis; works closely with the game leadership team
    • A solid track record of leading by example and being comfortable with ambiguity
    • Outstanding business acumen with exceptional numerical and analytical skills, and a demonstrated ability to develop clear executive-level presentations
    • Experience implementing data practices, developing KPIs, and managing data-driven decision-making across a portfolio of products on an organization-wide level
    • Proven track record of empowering whole organizations to use data by making data easy-to-use, flexible, and as self-serve as possible
    • Experience with architecting data pipelines and structures that can satisfy multiple products and different stakeholders
Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and continue to entertain the world!

About Kabam
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behaviour with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. Each game has raised the benchmark in mobile gaming, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology and revolutionary gameplay to the console in every player’s pocket.
Kabam has partnered with leading entertainment brands like Disney, Hasbro and Universal to create mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises.

Kabam’s games have generated hundreds of millions of downloads including Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy, Marvel Contest of Champions,  Transformers: Forged to Fight,  Shop Titans and Mini Guns. These games have also received multiple awards such as Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.

Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Charlottetown, San Francisco and Austin. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, color, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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Location: Vancouver

Date posted: 2022-01-20