DraftKings is hiring a

Game Analyst

New York, United States

 

DraftKings is a technology company that creates the most exciting digital sports competitions on the planet. Focused on the rapidly growing Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) space, DraftKings offers players the opportunity to compete through web and mobile channels in 1-day or 1-week fantasy sports contests for cash prizes and money-can’t-buy experiences. Founded in 2012, we are headquartered in Boston, with additional offices in New York City and London. This is a unique opportunity to work at a company experiencing explosive growth while inventing an industry. We bring the most incredible experiences and the industry's biggest contests to our players. We are looking for exceptional talent to play for our team! Apply today and be a part of our success story.

As a Game Analyst, you will be an internal consultant and focus on transforming data into actionable business insights to fuel the growth of DraftKings.  Data is at the heart of every decision made within DraftKings, and our Analytics team works to solve problems across a wide variety of topics.  The Game Analyst is responsible for utilizing data to assist in implementing changes to and monitor various aspects of our currently offered games, as well as designing new games.  This person must be a self-starter with strong analytical skills.  The games we offer are the core of the business, so this role is a critical component to our future success. 

Responsibilities

  • Utilize data to identify trends that influence future performance
  • Analyze and understand customer behavior throughout our platform
  • Identify ways to improve customer game-play through on-site changes
  • Measure how site changes, new games and game changes are driving changes in customer behavior
  • Assist in developing new games and rules changes to our current games
  • Develop and systematize standard reporting for key game performance statistics
  • Build and execute test plans and drive the learning agenda for the Games team
  • Many more…. 

Qualifications:

  • BS in Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Economics or another quantitative field
  • 0-3 years of analytics experience
  • Proficient with Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of statistics required, with model building experience a plus
  • Experience with SQL and R (or another statistics package) is a plus, but not required
  • Demonstrated history of autonomously developing new insights from data
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Comfortable in fast paced, results driven environment

Preferred Skills:

  • Highly proficient with data analytics, and experience in data manipulation using a variety of tools
  • Strong communication and business consulting skills
  • Extremely strong ability to problem solve, especially in areas where you have no experience
  • Proven history of taking initiative, and having a self-driven approach to determining what’s important to focus on
  • Natural curiosity, and a demonstrated ability to turn observed data into a story about what behavior is driving that data
  • Ability to take complicated problems and build simple frameworks
  • Avid fantasy sports player a plus