Job descriptionWith a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms. As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021 and 2022, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 20 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project. The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family! SUMO Sheffield are now looking for a data Scientist to join the LiveOps department, you will work with game teams to make data-informed decisions using relevant insights, evaluating the progress and outcome as well as bringing findings and improvements to the team In your new role you will: Build models and analyses to help understanding of player behaviour, using the outcomes to recommend content and experiences which support business objectives Build tools for regular analysis and health check on in-game behaviour based on raw data Partner with data engineering to build pipelines and sound data architecture for game projects Ensure player data is secure and compliant with privacy regulations in all areas of operation Use machine learning projects to help personalize and balance player experience Create multivariate tests in hand with game design and product management Present analysis, outcomes of modelling projects, and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders To be successful you will have: MS or BS + Equivalent Experience in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, or similar Experience in Data Science or Analytics in digital products in a B2C environment, particularly games-as-a-service on any platform Knowledge of live game terminology, trends, and patterns Knowledge of programming best practices as they relate to data science Experience with multivariate experimentation, including A/B testing or inline recommendation engines. Experience with big data sets including but not limited to Redshift, Snowflake, Hive, Spectrum, or Athena. Experience using and developing machine learning models in Python, R, Ruby, or equivalents. What we offer: . Defined Annual Bonus Scheme . ULEV car scheme . Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits . Salary Sacrifice Pension . Flexible Working . 21 days free-use holiday + your birthday off + 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day + a duvet day + Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year + Bank Holidays + extra allowance accrued for longer service . Free dental insurance . Life Assurance 4x Salary . Income Protection of 75% for 5 years . Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay . Employee Assistance Programme: . Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments . Free financial & home buying support consultations . Cycle to Work Scheme . Payroll Giving Scheme . Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses . Career Development Pathway . Wrap Parties. . Project Completion Awards . Game/Creative Jams . Big Family Events . Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing… . Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group . Free fruit and drinks in our studios . Employee Referral Bonus Where do we stand on diversity? At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment. We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. More about Sumo Sheffield Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games. Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including: o World-class sports facilities o Iconic theatres and galleries o Multiple retail and shopping experiences o Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries o The award-winning National Video Game Museum More about Sumo Digital Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.
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