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The Insights discipline helps empower 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 players around the world. We believe that illuminating the globally diverse experiences, behaviors, and needs of players is important 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 team – the group of researchers, analysts, data scientists, and strategists responsible for solving problems and implementing analyses that allow Rioters to make difficult decisions with confidence. You'll be part of an interdisciplinary team and work with Rioters from other disciplines (designers, artists, producers and more) 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 advocate for players and can provide strategic mentorship about their wants, needs, and behaviors.

As an Analyst II on VALORANT, you will work with the Competitive and Social & Player Dynamics team, supporting the development of the competitive and player behavior systems of VALORANT. You will use data to answer questions such as:

  • How do we improve the matchmaking experience in VALORANT?

  • What does the ideal team-based tournament system look like?

  • How do we detect unwanted and toxic behavior in the game?

  • How do we ensure that player behavior moderation is working?

  • And much more!

You will use your quantitative analysis -- including supporting generation and implementation of telemetry, developing quantitative models of product health, and generating foundational dashboards – to improve the player experience of VALORANT. If you're looking to use your analytics toolkit and collaborate with designers and product owners to create industry-leading and player behavior systems, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with product teams to produce frameworks and insights that improve the existing competitive and player behavior systems in VALORANT

  • Identify the most impactful product questions and partner with data and engineering to implement the telemetry necessary to answer those questions

  • Build targeted, actionable analyses and visualizations to answer the team's most pressing questions

  • Use your storytelling skills to share your results with other Rioters

  • Become the data expert for the Competitive and Social & Player Dynamics teams.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA in Economics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Statistics or a related discipline

  • Minimum of two years professional work experience analyzing large data sets, visualizing information, and informing company strategy

  • Expertise with SQL or other relational database approaches

  • Expertise in Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets), PowerPoint, and Tableau

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Python, Spark

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in gaming

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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