Senior Data Scientist


Santa Monica, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 01/03/2021
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  • Company Address: 1540 2nd Street, Suite 301, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About PlayQ

Our aim is to deliver tomorrow's nostalgic game experiences. We rely on the best people to craft unforgettable games that millions love! Here's a little taste of what we believe in.

Job Description

About Us:

PlayQ is a leading mobile gaming company building high quality games for iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Facebook. Our titles have reached over 60 million downloads worldwide, with millions of users playing our games every day!

The company was founded in 2007, backed by the Techstars program, and is very profitable. With the launch of our latest title, Charm King, the company is growing quicker than ever and we're inviting you to be a part of our growth.

At PlayQ, you'll work with a closely-knit group of passionate entrepreneurs who build best-of-breed products, and know how to have fun while doing it. You'll be part of a startup culture where every employee takes pride in their work and where the impact of their efforts is felt.

We are based in sunny Santa Monica, CA, just one block from the beach. Learn more about our company and approach here:

PlayQ was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Job Overview:

PlayQ is looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist to leverage the billions of data points within our world-class mobile gaming data infrastructure to answer key business questions, tell compelling stories, and develop meaningful insights into player behavior and engagement. This person will conduct statistical analyses, design predictive models, and develop machine learning systems to provide clear insights into understanding complex questions relating to player behavior, feature design, level design, user acquisition, and more.

The ideal candidate is intelligent, sharp, detail-oriented, and highly quantitative individual with a passion for mobile gaming, data modeling, analysis, and working with cross-functional teams.


Work with fellow data scientists and analysts to identify areas for predictive modeling to help increase company value
Design, prototype, and implement advanced machine learning algorithms to help improve player experiences. Work with engineering team to implement robust processes in real time
Create statistical models that provide insights and direction for overall game feature design and level design
Develop tools and processes that will help data scientists and stakeholders more efficiently generate data insight through our very rich game data
Lead the research and development of new tools and processes, bring fresh perspective and new dimensions of analysis to improve our game performance
Work closely with production and engineering teams on data tracking and tools implementation
Check and debug any data-related issues to ensure accuracy and data integrity

BA/BS degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or other quantitative field; Masters or PhD strongly preferred
4+ years of experience as a data scientist or in a similar analytical role
Strong knowledge of machine learning, data mining, and predictive analytics
Strong knowledge of statistics and statistical programming languages including R, Python, or similar
Expertise in SQL
Experience working with large datasets
Experience using data visualization tools
Excellent communication, presentation, and visual reporting skills
Ability to apply business strategy to data analysis and recommendations
Loves problem-solving, has an innate ability to find the optimal solution
Desire to work independently on a project from inception to completion
Location & Salary:

We are offering relocation for this position
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience

Competitive compensation
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance
401K plan with company match, and flexible time off
Stock options/equity for highly qualified candidates
Stocked kitchen with free snacks and beverages of your choice
Penthouse office offering ocean views of Santa Monica, located 1 block from the beach
Help build and support awesome GAMES. For a living! Who doesn't love games?
Interested? Please get in touch!

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