This job listing expired on Oct 13, 2023

We are hiring a Lead Data Scientist, Economy for our Data and Analytics (DnA) Data Science team. DnA Data Science partners with all of EA's game studios to offer data science products and solutions. As a Lead Data Scientist, Economy, you will report to the Sr. Manager and will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting player behavior data, developing economic models, maintaining in-game economies and providing actionable insights to increase the performance and drive monetization in our games.


  • You will collaborate with game designers, product managers and analysts to drive the monetization and retention strategies for our games

  • Utilize player behavior data and statistical analysis to provide recommendations on game features, economy design, live operations, pricing strategies, and user acquisition initiatives

  • Develop economic models to simulate and forecast the impact of new features, events, price changes, and propose optimizations to improve player engagement and monetization

  • Model, simulate, and tune complex in-game economies with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks and sources

  • Conduct A/B tests and causal analysis to evaluate the impact of different economic strategies

  • Report on performance, identify issues and suggest ways to optimize game progression systems and reward payout structure

  • Analyze the impact of in-game updates on player engagement, behavior and revenue generation

  • Monitor the in-game economy, identify issues, and suggest optimizations

  • Be on top of the latest market trends, and best practices related to game economics

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of industry or academic experience in data science, economics or analytics

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D, MS, MA) in Economics, Statistics, Applied Math, Physics, or other technical field

  • Expertise with scripting languages (Python, R), Proficiency in SQL, and data visualization tools

  • You have a deep understanding of in-game economics, microeconomic principles, behavioral economics, player motivations and preferences

  • Experience with game design principles, game balancing, retention, and monetization strategies

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, experimentation, analytical skills, and a passion for creating exceptional player experiences

  • Expertise in optimization methods, statistics, applied econometrics, and machine learning

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment and effectively balance multiple projects in parallel while delivering high quality work


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location. EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


  • California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento): º $149,150 - $233,500

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): º $136,000 - $233,500

  • Jersey City, NJ: º $171,100 - $233,500

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): º $136,000 - $190,850

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): º $136,000 - $218,900

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

About Electronic Arts

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. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.