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San Diego Studio Associate Data Scientist

PlayStation - San Diego Studio, San Diego, CA

Are you an expert in all things data? Are you a baseball fan? Would you enjoy supporting the development efforts of games used by passionate loyalists around the world? Does a career opportunity influencing the most successful gaming platform of all time interest you?

Our San Diego Studio team seeks an Associate Data Scientist. You will provide insights that allow our game development teams to make informed decisions, improve player experiences, create predictive models and algorithms, retain future usage and drive overall profitability. You will have the ability to create data driven narratives that will be used to grow our studio culture. If this is you, you need to come and play with us here at Sony PlayStation!


  • Conduct a variety of ad hoc data analyses

  • Effectively communicate with other teams, and tell stories with data through reports, Tableau dashboards or other means

  • Work with the Data Science team to advise, define and implement quantitative gameplay data to ensure a robust understanding of overall player motivation and behavior

  • Mine data sets and develop insights for live service teams, research teams and game developers

  • Support the creation and maintenance of advanced statistical models that allow game teams to understand player segments, engagement and spender behavior

  • Drive improvements in data quality and structure within the data warehouse


  • Minimum 1 year experience focused in data mining, modeling, statistics and machine learning

  • M.S. in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science or a related field and/or experience

  • Strong ability to query large, robust data sets with SQL

  • Experience with data visualization packages, such as Tableau or Power BI

  • Experience with statistical software, such as R or Python

  • Ability to derive insights from data

  • Ability to clearly and concisely create and communicate analysis results and insights to various business groups

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced game development environment

  • High degree of initiative and ability to learn


  • A/B testing experience

  • Experience with querying and working with live data

  • Experience with Databricks or Spark

  • Understand the rules of the sport of baseball

  • Passion for video games

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The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$97,000—$145,600 USD

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