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About the Role:

At Maxis, creator of The Sims™, we value outrageous thinking. It's the fuel that inspires the best life simulation games in the world. We're innovators and great storytellers. But it's not just about amazing your peers—it's about amazing yourself and our fans. Take risks, collaborate with brilliant minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can affect millions of players every day.

As a Game Analyst on The Sims 4, you'll be handed the keys to massive volumes of player behavioral data and responsible for unearthing insights that inform the development of our games. You'll report to the Director of Analytics.

You will work with team leaders from our Product Management, Design, Engineering, Production, User Experience and Data Products team, supporting the Sims 4 live service throughout its entire life-cycle. From pre-launch insight delivery and modelling to post-launch measurement and recommendation, you will have a significant influence on the game.

You'll be working with a large but tight-knit studio of enthusiastic industry craftspeople from all walks of life. You'll also join a group of experienced data scientists, analysts, and data engineers as a member of the embedded-and-dedicated Studios Data and Insights (SDI) team.

The Sims 4 has an extremely unique player base, attracting a large, young, female-skewing audience. If you're excited about creating the best possible experience for these players, come join us!

Main Responsibilities

  • Live Service Analyst: Query large behavioral datasets to evaluate game performance. Measure the impact/success of live service events, free content updates, and DLC launches. Establish benchmarks, and provide both projections and actionable recommendations from planning through launch.

  • Behavioral Change Agent: Influence product strategy and business decisions through fact-based, data-driven insights and analysis;

  • Data expert: Serve as a go-to expert for quantitative methodology; provide assistance to less data proficient members of the studio; make data-driven recommendations

  • Predictive Modeling: Leverage demonstrated experience building, validating and deploying predictive models and algorithms to personalize the player experience.

  • Education and Training: Be a contributor in our team's data democratization and education effort. Teach, coach, and encourage hypothesis-driven thinking.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience working as a data analyst in a professional setting;

  • Deep statistical knowledge including an understanding of probability, correlation, regression, classification, and A/B testing.

  • Advanced/expert proficiency querying large datasets with SQL;

  • Hands on experience using Python and/or R for data analysis;

  • Ability to translate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders;

  • Plusses: Experience with: Looker, machine learning/AI methods

About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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