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(Closed) Data Scientist

1 month ago by Rovio Entertainment Corporation

Helsinki, Finland

Job Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time

Sector: Data Analysis & Science

Data is at the heart of everything we do at Rovio. It enables us to continually improve our games and provide incredible experiences for the millions of users who play our games every day. All of this data is only valuable if it can be used to guide our day to day operations. It is the job of Business Intelligence to turn that raw data into actionable insights for Rovio’s games teams and other business units. The Business intelligence team aims to empower Rovio’s teams with insightful data, and also with relevant tools and models that support decision making.

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our Business Intelligence team in Finland. You will join us to expand one of the most successful entertainment brands in the world and enable our thriving teams to create engaging experiences for millions of players using data science.

Your role:

As part of the data science team you will help us deliver value to User Acquisition, Advertising, and game teams. As a Data Scientist, you will understand Rovio’s needs, prepare data using Rovio data lake hosted in AWS using SQL and Spark, model different tasks (e.g., regression, clustering, forecasting, classification) using Python (or R sometimes), evaluate how different approaches perform for the task in hand, and collaborate with the tech team and other members to bring models into production.

Your responsibilities:

  • Data Science
  • Tech
  • Business

Data Science

  • Developing models and algorithms that increase the efficiency in decision making and drive higher ROI
  • Designing automated solutions to improve ways of performance marketing and advertising using your statistics, machine learning, and programming skills
  • Communicating fluently on a peer-to-peer level, showing interest in others' work, and reviewing the technical work of other data scientists using GitHub


  • Using systematic ways of validating the quality of the models
  • Collaborating with the data science team in developing tools that help in our job
  • Testing your ideas and working with data engineers to take your solutions to production


  • Understanding of the work that Rovio's studios and central teams do
  • Communicating analytics matters understandably to non-analysts or technical people
  • Being able to build recommendations to the operations and decision making of stakeholders

Who we think will do great in this role has:

  • Knowledge in data science, machine learning, and statistics. Able to explain, apply, and tweak different kinds of models (e.g., linear, trees, neural networks, Gaussian processes)
  • Experience in applying data science for the tasks of regression, classification, and forecasting
  • Know-how in feature engineering
  • Experience in applying models from concept to production
  • Programming skills in Python and/or R
  • Ability to automate analytics processes using programming languages or modern data science tools
  • Solid knowledge of querying and organizing data using Big Data technologies (e.g. SQL, Spark, Presto)
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team and to talk to the stakeholders.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience

Additionally, we'd love you to have:

  • Prior work experience in performance marketing, advertising, or gaming industries
  • Experience in working as part of a team of data scientists
  • Interest in mobile games. It would be great if you are passionate about mobile games

What you get when you join our Business Intelligence team:

  • Awesome data-minded coworkers: We are a family-like community that is hands-on, collaborative, and ambitious. We help each other grow professionally.
  • We have plenty of data and a scalable infrastructure that enables you to release your full potential as a Data Scientist.
  • Hackathons: We love to try new technologies and methods that could be Rovio's next-generation tools.

Don't keep us waiting - send your application already today! Remember to include a cover letter and CV.

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