Expert Data Analyst - Positive Play (Apex Legends)
Multiple Locations: Toronto, ON, Canada • Vancouver, BC, Canada • British Columbia, Canada • Ontario, Canada
Requisition Number: 178125
Position Title: Expert Analyst
Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when accomplished people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide. Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talents in the industry.
At EA and Respawn, we believe in the power of positive play. Being part of a gaming community is fun, fair, inclusive and safe for all. And that is the heart of the Positive Play Group. From partnering with game development teams to implement best practices; to building new features; to the player community guidelines we've developed, our team is dedicated to making a difference. All of our efforts are part of our commitment to build better, healthier communities inside, and outside, our games. Join us as we positively influence the future of play.
Our ideal team member will have the mathematical and statistical expertise needed to create deep insights from multiple data sources, paired with the natural curiosity and creative mind to ask questions, connect the dots, and uncover opportunities. You will establish the analytics framework to empower EA and Respawn to deliver experiences that expand the positive power of play. You'll support both the data strategy and execution for our group, working across EA's teams of data scientists, researchers, product managers, and engineers to use current data and identify new data opportunities, using your own methods to "slice and dice" the data to create and support new visions for the future of the Positive Play Group in Apex and across EA.
You will lead our efforts to understand how Apex Legends contributes to and detracts from Positive Play, identifying meaningful behavioral player segments and patterns to improve our understanding of cohesive, inspiring, and "connective" behaviors across all EA franchises and game genres.
You will help drive understanding of the connection between positive play metrics and business metrics for the Apex franchise.
You will develop and maintain a deep understanding of available cross-EA data and ensure ethical sourcing that honors EA's commitment to Player Privacy.
You will identify relevant data sources and collect large structured and unstructured datasets to mine for insights into the player and game studios' needs, methodically designing and implementing analytical experiments to help solve player problems.
You will tease out important insights to guide our investments by developing algorithms and models that consolidate and mine multiple large data stores.
You will scrub the inputs and outputs to ensure accuracy and consistency, iteratively improving those algorithms and models to measure the results of applied recommendations.
Using those insights, you will propose and validate hypotheses to direct our business and product road map while collaborating with Data Science and Engineering teams to improve our data ecosystem over time, including investments in the data and tools to grow our analytic capabilities.
Develop insightful dashboards, memos & presentations that summarize the data, working with product managers, game developers, data scientists, and other partners to define success metrics for our products and services and democratize access to that information. Periodically, you will work with our our teams on ad hoc "deep dives" into target areas
8+ years of experience in related fields (Gaming, Technology etc)
Powerful analytic skills with demonstrated experience blending relevant information across a broad ecosystem to diagnose problems and design creative solutions.
Demonstrated proficiency in data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis using tools like SQL, Tableau, Looker, R, Java/Python, and even Excel to perform complex functions.
Familiar with contextualization and sentiment analysis tools like Spiketrap and with supporting Machine Learning approaches through developing high-quality data pipelines.
Equally comfortable working in a dynamic, data and research-oriented group with several ongoing concurrent projects and with supporting operationally-focused needs to measure program performance.
Experience creating & delivering presentations that convey complex or nuanced analytic insights and information to senior leadership across Marketing, Product, and Engineering.
Community / Marketing Title: Expert Data Analyst - Positive Play (Apex Legends)
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Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.
We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.
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Days Open: 55
Can this position be remote?: 1
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About Electronic Arts
We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers.
We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.
Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.
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.