Who We Are

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, HB Studios, and 2K SportsLab. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of 2K’s portfolio currently includes several AAA, sports and entertainment brands, including global powerhouse NBA®️ 2K, renowned BioShock®️, Borderlands®️, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization®️ and XCOM®️ brands; popular WWE®️ 2K and WWE®️ SuperCard franchises, TopSpin 2K25, as well as the critically and commercially acclaimed PGA TOUR®️ 2K

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you’re interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

Who We Need

We are seeking a senior data scientist who will enable the game Studio behind one of our top titles to confidently make data driven decisions. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering data products and compelling insights to influence game development and growth. We are looking for someone who has a strong balance of business thinking alongside analytical and technical skills.

What You Will Do

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Mobile Analytics, you will:

  • Provide business insight and direction: Identify the real problems our Studios and partners want to solve, uncover and propose the problems they should be solving for and then define the right data, metrics, analyses, and interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions.
  • Enable data-informed decision making: Deliver data products that enable data-driven decision making such as source of truth dashboards, predictive models, segmentations, and insights about player behavior and game feature performance.
  • Understand player / game fit: Help us to further understand, model, predict, segment, and retain our players and enable our Studios to launch new titles, develop features, and live ops events.
  • Sign off on ETL pipelines: Partner closely with data engineering and validate metric definitions and data pipeline documentation.
  • Sign off on telemetry design: Collaborate with game designers, product managers, and data QA for definitions of telemetry of various in-game features.
  • Provide regular game health updates to partners and leadership teams as well as being able to dig into what caused improvements or declines in the business.

What Will Make You a Great Fit

  • 4+ years of work experience in data science or analytics role
  • SQL expertise: The ability to write complex SQL queries to analyze our databases with millions of players and work with relational database systems.
  • Familiarity with querying in Snowflake, Redshift, Postgres etc.
  • Visualization skills: Adept in at least one visualization tool such as Tableau or Looker
  • Analytical coding: Fluency in programming via languages such as Python or R
  • Tech skill: Proven experience with some or all of the following: statistics, experimental design, predictive modeling
  • Ability to work effectively with different functions with changing priorities
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with product managers, game designers, game engineers, marketing and other analysts to deliver unambiguous business impact
  • Excellent attention to detail, natural curiosity, and ability to problem-solve creatively
  • Great communication and presentation skills to be able to converse with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Self starter who can proactively dive deep into the data, develop analytical hypotheses and come up with actionable insights for improving the product.

Bonus Points

  • Proven track record in data challenges in similar roles, preferably within mobile gaming
  • Familiarity with telemetry/analytics SaaS tools (e.g., Mixpanel, Amplitude)
  • Familiarity with massive data sets and tools to deal with them (E.g. Snowflake, Databricks, AWS)
  • Knowledge of the NBA and WWE franchises
  • Passion for mobile games

The pay range for this position in Washington at the start of employment is expected to be between $104,000 and $130,000 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an ‘at-will position’ and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

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