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Data Scientist – near Manchester – F2P Mobile Games

Location: Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 5 years ago


OPM are delighted to be working with this mobile games developer in the North West of the UK. Their games have been downloaded more than 50million times. Established since 2005 they have an impressive back catalogue of successful games and appeal to gamers of all ages. They are looking for an experienced and talented data scientist with a passion for mobile games and cutting edge analytics.


The ideal candidate will be excited by the opportunity to join the mission to create innovative, mobile games, that engage and delight the players.

You will sit at the forefront of the analytics team, working in collaboration with the games teams, to bring positive changes to games through data. You’ll have high levels of autonomy to give you the freedom to dig into the data and use your findings to dictate and direct your own projects.



  • Analyze player data to proactively identify and prioritise new opportunities and optimisations.
  • Be the champion of these ideas and collaborate with experts from different teams in order to make them happen.
  • Design multi-variant tests to prove, tune and measure your hypotheses.
  • Use your expert skills to perform in-depth analysis of player data.
  • Identify, debug and solve issues with tracking, and be meticulous about the accuracy of reports and analysis results.
  • Present your findings in a clear, concise manner, that’s suitable for colleagues without expert analytical knowledge.
  • Know when to employ different machine learning techniques and when to build these into production models, to close the feedback loop between our games and the analytics system. Use and tune these predictive models to help create an optimal, customised player experience, with a focus on improved key metrics.
  • Be the go-to analytics expert in the studio and use your knowledge to provide advice and a data perspective to team discussions.


Your skills are wide and varied, allowing you to take on any data challenge that comes your way. If you hit a problem, you’re quick to proactively seek out new knowledge and techniques to lead you to the solution. You have a passion for quantitative analysis and want to use data to make a positive difference to the studio. You have excellent communication skills and are comfortable conversing with high level management as well as  members of the games teams. You simplify complex problems to create a simple bite-size project strategy. You have strong organisational skills and lead projects from end-to-end, starting right from the addition of new tracking through to the presentation of findings and recommendations.


Skills and Experience required

  • Demonstrable experience in a data science role, preferably within gaming or e-commerce.
  • Experience with big data technologies, such as; Hadoop, Hive, Apache Spark.
  • Experience with AWS products would be a bonus.
  • SQL, Python, R, Excel.
  • Predictive analytics, segmentation, AB-testing.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical techniques.
  • Visualisation software such as Tableau, QlikView, Yellowfin, Amazon QuickSight, or similar.
  • Experimental design.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and manage changing priorities.


Please note: This studio unfortunately unable to sponsor work visas for this role, therefore all applicants must be eligible to work in the Europe without visa sponsorship.


The company offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefits as well

To be considered, call Catherine on +44 (0) 1206 214416 or apply now!!


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Tags: Data Scientist Categories: Analytics , Commercial


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