Game Data Analyst

Locations: Preferred Kelowna or Vancouver

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The Opportunity:

The Data Analyst will dive deep into our game data and partner with our product teams to better understand our players: what they love about our games, where we can improve, and ultimately, what we can do to create better experiences that our global communities love.  From dashboards and reporting to providing insights that lead to new features, your work will be instrumental in shaping the future of our games.

Why this Role is Made for You:

You March to a Different Beat

You’re not looking for a job, you are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to be more than a Analyst who gets handed a ‘task’. You are hungry to bring your own ideas into the studio and have the opportunity and tools to create your masterpiece.

You’re in the Driver’s Seat

As a Game Data Analyst, you’ve tackled interesting problems to help deliver games that are optimized for performance and fun. You’ve suggested new ideas, anticipated challenges down the road, and implemented new tools to help teams work smarter. You also enjoy mentoring other team members and providing strategic leadership to the team.

Our Culture – Happy Life, Happy Hippo.

We care about making great games because we love games and are rewarded for our hard work in spades. Our benefits and working vibe encourage and allow you to live your dreams in Kelowna: an affordable, picturesque, and diverse city, only an hour flight from Vancouver, BC Canada.

A (Game) Data Analyst’s Impact:

  • LOVE for video games
  • Evaluate and articulate risk and opportunities in our game and operations through detailed analysis and interpretation of our data
  • Interpreter and bridge between data and the business by creating amazing reports and dashboards, you help illustrate a story and insights our team can use everyday
  • Build and maintain solid relationships with all members of the team, sharing insights and tools that champion change and evolution within our games and operations
  • Architect of data quality policies and governance that promote integrity in our data and consistency in our review and policy
  • Help design and develop statistical analysis models for hypothesis testing, prediction, or inference when the opportunities present themselves

Your Track Record Includes:

  • Bachelor of Arts &/or Science, preferably in computer science, statistics, physics, or other technical field related to measurement & analysis, advanced degree a plus
  • 2+ years of experience working in data analytics, previous game industry experience a plus
  • Excellent quantitative skills, understanding of statistics & ability to grasp the “big picture”
  • Experience prioritizing competing demands
  • Proficiency with Excel and SQL (preferably Redshift or Snowflake dialects)
  • Proficiency with business intelligence and reporting tools such as Tableau and Power BI
  • Familiarity with data analysis & statistical methods; R scripting skills a plus
  • Ability to look at large complex data sets & formulate meaningful conclusions
  • Strong written & oral communication skills 
  • Flexible team player who can effectively work with colleagues from different backgrounds and domains of expertise
  • Experience working in a mobile &/or web environment, as well as game experience a HUGE plus

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Extraordinary profit sharing program
  • All the other Dental, Health, Wellness Benefits
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • 10 personal days per year
  • Annual self development budget (up to $3000 per year) to attend conferences, courses, training – you name it
  • Referral bonuses for finding awesome Hippos
  • Social impact “Hippo Gift Matching”
  • So much more to share with you!

What’s it like to be a Hippo…?

Every Hippo is an entrepreneur. Here at Hyper Hippo you – yes, YOU – are the master of your destiny and the creative expert of your domain. Say goodbye to the days of meeting after meeting and embrace the chance to own and be accountable for your success. We enable our team to create beautiful and fun experiences that our global community love to play. We answer to our players, not shareholders and the entire studio is invested in the success of our games.

“Wait, what?! This isn’t how game studios operate!”

Well, we’re putting the creative power back in the hands of our team to help us explore, fail fast, and create amazing games. We are disruptive in our approach to management and assume that if we’ve hired you, YOU are the best person to lead and direct us within your area of expertise.

You’ll make decisions that you’ve never had an opportunity to make before and toggle between the bird’s eye view of helping grow a successful games studio and the granular details to ensure we’re keeping our community and team engaged and motivated.

When every person in the studio is accountable for their realm of expertise, something magical happens. We make great games. This is because we innovate (and fail) fast and support one another to be the best version of ourselves.

Welcome to Hyper Hippo.

VISION

We envision a world where our global community is always excited to play our next game.

MISSION

We believe entrepreneurs will rally passionate teams to grow the best games.