Data Director

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly experienced Data Director to join our team at Blitz. The ideal candidate should have 6-10 years of deep expertise in game data analytics, engineering, management, and machine learning. As the Data Director, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of our gaming platform and services.

This position requires all hires to be onsite Monday through Thursday out of our Los Angeles (Playa Vista) office, with the option to WFH on Friday.

What You'll Do

  • Data Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive data strategy for Blitz, focusing on data collection, storage, analysis, and utilization to enhance user experiences.
  • Data Analytics: Lead data analytics efforts to derive actionable insights from large datasets related to gaming performance, player behavior, and user engagement.
  • Machine Learning: Apply machine learning techniques to model and predict player performance across multiple games, using data-driven approaches.
  • Framework Development: Create frameworks and methodologies for clear identification and comparison of player performance across various games and genres.
  • Data Engineering: Oversee the design and maintenance of data pipelines, ensuring data integrity, availability, and performance.
  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing data team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Data Architecture: Define and implement data architecture best practices, including data warehousing, data lakes, and cloud-based solutions.
  • Data Governance: Establish data governance policies and practices to ensure data accuracy, security, and compliance.
  • Performance Metrics: Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the impact of data-driven initiatives.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product, engineering, design, and marketing, to align data strategies with company goals.
  • Emerging Technologies: Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies in game data analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

What It Takes To Be Successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 6-10 years of experience in game data analytics, engineering, management, and machine learning.
  • Proficiency in data analytics tools, programming languages (Python, R, SQL), and data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI).
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build, mentor, and manage a team.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and frameworks for gaming data analysis.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities, both written and verbal.
  • In-depth knowledge of data warehousing, ETL processes, and cloud-based data solutions (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Experience with game data analysis, including player behavior, game balance, and player performance metrics.
  • Familiarity with gaming industry trends, platforms, and competitive landscapes.
  • Understanding of data privacy and security regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) in the context of gaming data.

What We Offer/Why Join

  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and shape the future of gaming data analytics
  • A performance-driven, fast-paced company focused on growth and shared success
  • A team of passionate, dedicated and committed professionals
  • Opportunities for professional growth and increased responsibilities
  • Excellent reputation with customers and within the industry
  • Annual salary range: $170-220k USD + bonus
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Option for employer paid coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) plan
  • Stock options program
  • 401(k) matching
  • Company-wide team building events

Salary for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.

Blitz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Company Info.

Blitz App

At Blitz, our mission is to enhance players’ gaming experiences by empowering them with expert analytics designed to help them improve and win more. As a company, we intimately understand the pain points gamers struggle with and strive to solve them through expert analytics. We want to remove the complications of gaming through features and content delivered directly in game, in real time.

  • Industry
    Video games
  • No. of Employees
    200
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
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