Game Data Analyst


March 25, 2014

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KANO/APPS is a developer of multi-platform games utilizing HTML5. We bootstrapped in 2008 and have since released five top rated strategy games. We are currently a team of 20 extremely bright and passionate game creators in a beautiful heritage office in downtown Victoria, BC and continue to be self-funded, profitable and growing.

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KANO/APPS - Game Data Analyst

KANO/APPS is looking for someone who loves math and loves to game.

In this role, you will be responsible for working with a team of engineers, artists and ui/ux designers to optimize large scale multi-player social and mobile games.

You must be a spreadsheet ninja that is capable of doing things with spreadsheets that seem like magic and also be able to distill that information into reports that teams can use to target actionable results.

In this role, you will be directly involved with our award winning, top rated strategy games including Viking Clan, Pirate Clan, Mob Wars: LCN and Zombie Slayer which have millions of players worldwide.

Game Data Modeling

KANO/APPS games are based on models of numbers that influence how they play.

As a data modeler, you will work with game designers and developers to translate game design concepts into complex data models of a game’s scoring, difficulty and economy to create a balanced game flow experience for its players. This includes:

  • Modeling a complex game economy as well as difficulty and scoring based on estimates and usage data.
  • Using a strong quantitative background to balance the math in new feature design and manage virtual economies.
  • Managing the pricing of virtual goods, coin economy and balance of incentivized and purchased coins in the game economy.
  • Balancing revenue opportunity and customer experience for coins and virtual goods.

Game Analytical Analysis

Additional to game models, KANO/APPS also collects a tremendous amount of analytical data. You will be responsible for taking raw data and transforming it into presentable insights around user behaviour in order to drive growth, engagement and revenue generation across KANO/APPS games. Some of these responsibilities include:

  • Data investigation, analysis and communication of key operational metrics from our games including user behaviour, monetization and user acquisition.
  • Producing analytical KPI dashboards through which stakeholders make key business decisions daily.
  • Extracting and compiling data using database tools from multiple data sources.
  • Producing ad hoc requests for data, reports or research insights.
  • Developing fundamental guidelines to ensure consistency across reports and dashboards.

Required Skills

  • Analytical orientation. You will make decisions and recommendations based on your confidence in the data and your objective interpretation.
  • Capable of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team as required.
  • Comfortable looking at multiple facets of the business including user acquisition, revenue generation and user engagement.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Highly proficient in MS Excel including pivoting and analysis modules.
  • Experience with querying MySQL & MongoDB.
  • Experience with cohort analysis.
  • Experience with data analysis to maximize ARPU and revenue.
  • Proven experience with the balancing of a successful game, preferably online/browser/social.
  • Strong knowledge of game balancing, pacing and monetization strategies for free-to-play games.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, engineering or other technical field is highly desired.
  • Experience in large data sets involving user behavior preferable i.e. gaming/online consumer industry is important.

Personal Attributes

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Accountable and reliable
  • Professional presentation
  • Team Player
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