Who We Are

Founded in 2005, the 2K label includes some of the most hard-working game development studios in the world today. Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13, 2K Czech and Cat Daddy Games. Our world-class team of engineers, developers, graphic artists and publishing professionals are stewards of a growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment.

Our vision at 2K is to create a diverse and inclusion environment to “Come as You are and Feel Equipped to do Your Best Work!” We are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and equality in all that we do. Our communities are focused on increased access and personal growth, and their greatness depends on a diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and perspective. We're an equal opportunity employer and excited to build the future of co-living with the world's most hardworking and passionate people.

What We Need

We seek a Staff Data Scientist to join the experimentation and casual inference team that supports 2K sports games, including NBA2K, WWE 2K, PGA 2K, Lego Drive, and more! Lead data authority who contributes directly to driving the research direction in developing methods and tools that increase the difficulty and efficiency of our experimentation platform and analyses constructed using causal inference techniques. Partner with studio and product leadership to help them understand the true impact of the decisions and tests.

What You Will Do

  • Effectively identify and apply analytics, causal inference, experimentation, and machine learning techniques for business problems.

  • Significant experience and excitement with one or more of the following: advanced statistical techniques for A/B testing, methods for experimental design, observational causal inference, or quasi-experimental analysis.

  • Examples include quantile testing, sequential testing, variance reduction techniques, variance estimation for ratio metrics, multi-level/hierarchical modeling, statistical surrogate modeling, matching methods, regression adjustment, structural equation models, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity design, and graphical approaches to causal inference.

  • Lead the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments

  • Proactively perform data exploration on engagement behaviors to discover future opportunities.

  • Partner/influence directly with and regularly present insights to key strategic business partners (e.g., Growth Strategy, Marketing, Product Development)

  • Up-level others on the team through mentorship and peer review using your experience and domain expertise.

Who We Believe Will Be An Outstanding Fit

  • You have a foundation with technical breadth and expertise in statistics, machine learning, and data analytics.

  • You are highly adaptable and thrive in the dynamic environment of live service video game development, comfortable with pivoting as necessary in response to emerging challenges or shifts in focus.

  • You are a creative problem solver, a self-starter with the passion and enthusiasm to drive impact and build whatever is necessary.

  • You can optimally balance problem-solving from a technical solution standpoint while providing transparency through concise partner communications.

  • Experience in applying statistical analysis, machine learning, and experimentation design within a consumer-facing business

  • Proficient in Python or R programming

  • Proficient in relational databases and SQL. Experience with big data technologies such as Apache Spark, NoSQL databases

  • Plus: Experience in building experimentation platforms and causal inference solutions

  • Plus: Familiarity with software engineering practice and working with APIs

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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