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
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
US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
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.
BASE SALARY RANGES
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.