We are seeking a highly motivated and seasoned data scientist for Take-Two Interactive's Sales Planning & Analytics Group. The "SPA" group works closely with Rockstar Games, 2K Games and all Take-Two corporate groups to provide information, forecasts, performance metrics and insights to help shape key business decisions on our strong lineup of games and catalog. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a highly visible, growing team with an industry leader.
- Work within the SPA group to upgrade sales reporting, statistical analysis and data mining capabilities related to physical goods in the Americas and digital sales globally
- Incorporate and merge data science techniques into SPA’s procedures, reporting, data collection and analytics
- Create automated anomaly detection and tracking systems
- Educate, mentor, and guide the current team to upgrade capabilities
- Liaise with internal departments: Sales, IT, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Label Executives
- Participate as a key member of various cross-departmental teams tasked with upgrading Take-Two’s Data Optimization, Master Data Management and business intelligence tools
- Participate in predictive methodology discussions with Labels, Finance, Marketing,, and Sales Teams
- Work with SPA and Sales Management to bring a new perspective to sales department’s strategy, communication, and go-to market plans including:
- Tracking of new release sales performance
- Working with Territory Sales Directors, Digital and Channel Marketing to optimize lifecycle planning, pricing strategy and promotional performance.
- Work with market research partners including The NPD Group, IDG, App Annie and others
- Bring data science into reporting and dissemination of sales information throughout company
- Streamline the incorporation of competitive sales analysis into T2 planning
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- 3+ years of Data Science experience
- BS in Statistics, Math, Computer/Data Science or an applied quantitative field and likely MS or Ph.D.
- Earned stripes in statistical modeling, machine learning and database; you understand how to architect, implement, deploy, and maintain data science applications in a cloud environment.
- Extensive data interpretation experience and the ability to communicate insight and findings to senior management and external partners in a clear, compelling way
- Experience in managing planning for the distribution of physical and digital goods
- Experience and demonstrated success in educating, mentoring and motivating teams
- Interest and experience in diving into large sets of data and seeking out the right information to tell the story
- Understand forecasting models, databases, and have the ability to work with large sets of complex data
- Applying statistical and regression models and building product and user level models
- Experience in thriving in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders
- Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills, with the ability to integrate a multitude of data sources and provide a detailed and insightful output. Experience with incorporating regressions and data segmentation into building predictive models
- Strong written and verbal presentation skills and experience presenting information to an array of internal and external stakeholders, including C-level management and studio heads
- Travel up to 15
- Strong Technical Skills that include:
- You write well-abstracted and reusable code in Python, R, Java or Scala.
- Expertise in using Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
- Advanced Excel skills (e.g., VLOOKUP, SUMIF, Macros)
- Experience with B.I. tools
- Dashboard creation: Executive level and analyst level
- Experience presenting information using visualization tools (e.g., Tableau)
- Coaching and guiding the team with forecasting and applying statistical models
WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION
A cover letter is mandatory in order to be considered for a full review.