Irvine - United States
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a Game Economist to join our Business Intelligence team. In this role, you will play a central role on our Game Franchise Analytics group, collaborating directly with our Game Development, Data Science, Marketing, and Franchise Finance teams. You should be a sharp, curious, and highly analytical individual who has a passion for in-game economies and loves digging into data to figure out how resource management affects engagement with game systems. You will use that insight to inform the design and balance of new game features to support engagement and monetization. This is your chance to be part of gaming history and help Blizzard continue its legacy of developing the most epic games for players all over the world! At Blizzard we believe in gameplay first and our game economies must be in support of this core value.
Design experiments and build simulations to validate experimental hypotheses for in-game economies
Research, develop, and validate economic models that generate insights into short-term and long-term player behavior patterns
Design KPIs to measure the health of in-game economies within Blizzard games
Design, test, and optimize game economy features, such as sales and in-app pricing based on data, to drive retention and monetization
Collaborate with data engineers on what data is delivered and how to ensure timely access to the right information to impact LTV
Partner with development teams (platform and games) to implement tools, features and/or designs in order to achieve strategic priorities
BA/BS or higher in Economics, Psychology, Business, Statistics, Applied Math, or related field.
5+ years experience in monetization and retention analytics in social media, e-commerce or consumer products
3+ years experience in games a must; experience with MMOs, free-to-play, social games, casino games, or mobile games strongly preferred
Product or store management experience a plus
Expert with R, Python, MATLAB, SAS or equivalent
Strong background in statistics and economic modeling
Strong analytical and quantitative problem solving ability
Experience influencing engineering and/or software/game development teams
Strong teamwork and influence skills up and across the organization
Experience with the Hadoop eco-system (HDFS, Map Reduce, Pig, Hive, etc.) and Spark
MPP data warehouse experience
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!