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Lead Data Scientist

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Requisition Number: 167297

Position Title: Sr Data Scientist

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content, and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets.

We are hiring a Lead Data Scientist for our Studio Data and Insights (SDI) Data Science team. SDI Data Science partners with all of EA’s game studios to offer data science products and solutions. For this Lead Data Scientist role, we are looking for expertise in building data science solutions for live services titles. This role will bring to bear expertise in the area of AI, ML, and engineering, to execute on data science best practices for recommendation systems, engagement modeling, and production experimentation. This role will lead our live service pillar, helping to develop and review projects built for our live service titles.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with game teams/partners (internal clients) to understand their offerings/domain and create data science products and solutions to solve for their use cases.
  • Develop and execute plans to generalize products across titles with our engineering partners.
  • Review team projects within your pillar (Live Service), providing guidance and being accountable for the success of the project.
  • Effectively communicate data science projects and products within the organization.
  • Ensure high-quality methodology and experimental design and how experiments can produce actionable, trustworthy conclusions.
  • Engage with the Data Science leads the group as a member, executing on projects to help drive long-term strategies for the team.
  • Design, improve and work with our data pipeline that transfers and processes petabytes of data using S3, Kubernetes, Python, Apache Kafka, & Hive.
  • Build data manipulation, processing, and data visualizations to aid in your modeling efforts.
  • Leverage your statistical and computational knowledge to build algorithms for calculating variances, state predictions, and find trends.
  • Assist game teams and data teams in making key business decisions.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D./Master's in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or another quantitative field encouraged.
  • 6+ years of professional experience manipulating data sets, building statistical models, and productizing models along with experience applying Data Science methodologies to real-world problems.
  • Ability to drive projects to their completion.
  • Experienced in analyzing extremely complex, multi-dimensional data sets with a variety of tools.
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language: R, Python, or Scala.
  • Knowledgeable about data warehouse and non-relational data techniques to work with engineering partners
  • Experience using SQL or other query languages.
  • Big data technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, and Pig
  • Superior verbal, visual, and written communication skills to educate and work with cross-functional teams on controlled experiments.
  • Experience mentoring and coaching junior team members.
  • Application deployment using AWS, GCP, Virtual Machines, or Docker
  • Experience working for stakeholders with non-data science backgrounds
  • Programming experience in a system programming language such as C/C++ or Java is a plus.
  • A willingness to learn, share and improve.
  • Interest in games is a big plus


Games and gaming are changing. Over the next few years, that change is going to accelerate and without the proper knowledge and toolsets to exploit this, many developers will struggle to keep up with it. Our job as the studio’s data science team is to ensure that our studios are equipped with as much insight and clarity as possible to not only keep pace but become the shapers of that evolution, to help EA lead into the future. We find that exciting and we hope that you do, too.

 

 

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-08-04 18:59:40.98

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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