(Closed) Analyst - Global Channel Publishing
Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Players are the foundation of our community and it’s for them we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 23 offices worldwide.
The Insights discipline empowers Rioters' decision-making to be more data-informed. We're an interdisciplinary group of scientists, consultants, and strategists from all sorts of backgrounds who join together to represent and advocate for gamers around the world. We believe that illuminating the globally diverse experiences, behaviors, and needs of gamers is critical to Riot living up to our player-focused mission. We're a group united by our love of games, science, and helping others succeed.
As an Analyst, you’ll join the Insights discipline – the group of researchers, analysts, data scientists, and strategists responsible for solving problems and executing analyses that enable Rioters to make difficult decisions with confidence. You’ll be part of an interdisciplinary team and work closely with Rioters from other disciplines (designers, artists, producers, etc.) to conduct studies and analyses that’ll inform the features, systems, and experiences of our products. Your background in data analysis and strategic decision making will ensure that you’re an effective advocate for players and can provide strategic guidance about their wants, needs, and behaviors.
You will be joining the Global Channel Publishing team. As Global Channel Publishing, our vision is to enhance the player experience across Riot games and to increase the productivity of publishing through global channel excellence. You will help the team optimize strategy and operations across the myriad ways Riot has to speak to players: from the in-game client to our websites to third party channels and partnerships.
Support and advise channel strategy: Help partners think through and map strategic goals and decisions. Develop a scientific understanding of player behaviors and interactions with publishing channels. Translate data and observations into best practices and business recommendations to better optimize placement and orchestration of content in publishing channels.
Build business metric frameworks: Work with publishers, marketers, and channel managers to understand business goals and needs. Identify ways of measuring and attributing business impacts to publishing decisions or operations. Work with data engineers and data scientists to build scalable automated data and reporting systems that give partners informative and actionable insights. Build feedback loops back to channel managers and content developers to evaluate success.
Provide insights into opportunities and market trends: Collect data, field research, cross-reference analysis, and run tests to build and validate hypotheses. Provide data-based insights to inform high-level decision making, evaluate investments, and adapt to shifting market conditions. Produce effective data visualizations and gather information into cohesive narratives to be presented to leaders and publishers
- Minimum of two years of professional experience analyzing large data sets, visualizing information, and informing strategy
- BA in Economics, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, or a related discipline
- Expert with SQL, Excel, Powerpoint
- Proficient with Tableau, Python, or other data technologies of choice
- Familiar with data engineering processes, such as ETLs (bonus for proficiency)
- Collaborate closely with and advising multiple partners, including both technical and non-technical partners
- Familiar with survey research methodologies and analysis
- Professional experience working with publishing or marketing organizations
We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.