Avalanche Ecosystem Job Board

Staff Data Scientist II

Blitz App

Blitz App

Data Science
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Blitz is a quickly growing and self-sustaining start-up that provides gamers with personalized stats and insights powered by billions of matches. High performance is at the core of our values. We are a team of gamers and entrepreneurial technologists with big ambitions. At Blitz, you will find co-workers who are friendly, eager to collaborate, and work creatively to ship market-defining software. If you thrive in an environment optimized for autonomy, innovation, teamwork, and embody our principles, Blitz is the place for you to make an outsized impact.

Overview

As a Staff Data Scientist II at Blitz, you will play a critical role in analyzing and interpreting complex data sets to drive strategic decisions and improve our games. You will work closely with our game development, marketing, and user experience teams to uncover insights and create predictive models that enhance player experiences and optimize game performance.

This position requires all hires to be onsite Monday - Thursday out of our Los Angeles (Playa Vista) office, with the option to WFH on Friday.

What You'll Do

  1. Predictive Data Modeling:
    • Develop and implement predictive models to forecast player behavior, game performance, and market trends.
    • Utilize advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to build robust models for player retention, monetization, and engagement.
  2. Game Data Analytics:
    • Analyze large and complex datasets to extract meaningful insights that inform game design and development.
    • Conduct A/B testing and multivariate experiments to evaluate the impact of game features and updates.
    • Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) and develop dashboards to track and visualize game performance metrics.
  3. Collaboration and Communication:
    • Work closely with game designers, developers, and product managers to understand their data needs and provide actionable insights.
    • Present findings and recommendations to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
    • Mentor and guide junior data scientists and analysts within the team.
  4. Data Infrastructure and Tools:
    • Develop and maintain data pipelines and infrastructure to ensure data accuracy and accessibility.
    • Utilize tools such as SQL, Python, R, and data visualization software (Databricks) to analyze and present data.

What It Takes

  • Education:
    • PhD or a Master's degree with equivalent experience in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in data science, with a focus on predictive modeling and analytics.
    • Proven experience in the mobile or console gaming industry is highly preferred.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or similar.
    • Strong knowledge of SQL and experience with large-scale data processing.
    • Expertise in machine learning algorithms, statistical analysis, and data mining techniques.
    • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) and A/B testing methodologies.

Nice To Have

  • Passionate about gaming (PC, Mobile or Console)
  • Passionate about understanding player behavior within game
  • Experience with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience with Postgres and building structured tables
  • Experience with Databricks and building structured tables
  • Experience with GraphQL

Soft Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for gaming and a deep understanding of player behavior and gaming trends.

Why Blitz?

Joining the Blitz team means embarking on one of the most intriguing challenges of your career at the intersection of video games and activity tracking. You’ll be part of a forward-thinking company that values innovative problem-solving, bias toward action, and an inclusive culture that champions personal growth and collective success. Our team members are not just employees—they are active contributors to the gaming community with a shared vision of transforming the digital landscape.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary: $190-230k
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Stock options program
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Option for employer paid coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Gaming laptop and peripherals
  • Company-wide team building events

Salary for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.

Blitz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.