2K is hiring a

Senior Data Scientist, Mobile Consultant

Who We Are

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, and HB Studios. 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 our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

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 are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

As we grow our slate of mobile titles, we are growing our marketing data science group and looking for an experienced data scientist. This person will be focused on mobile marketing analytics and will be working on crunching data, building predictive models, extracting insights & sharing findings with broad audiences.  This role will be a 12-month contract with potential to go perm, but absolutely no guarantees. 

What You Will Do

Reporting into the Senior Manager of Mobile Analytics, you will

  • Business Insight: Work closely with marketing teams, recognize the real problem our marketing teams want to solve for, and then define the right data, metrics, analysis and interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions.
  • Reporting: Develop and improve our marketing performance reporting platform; enabling teams across the company to make data informed decisions.
  • Innovate: Define requirements for, create, continuously monitor and improve key statistical models needed for making marketing spend decisions.
  • Communication: Design clear and unambiguous narratives, visualizations to report analyses, models and reports developed by the team. These solutions should be easy to understand and use for making decisions.

What Will Make You (a Phenomenal Fit)

The ideal candidate will be able to see the underlying story in the data, build sophisticated or simple models depending on the situation, and develop a compelling communication to the business. Someone who is hypothesis driven and has experience using data-driven techniques to test the hypotheses rigorously. Being a solution oriented, creative problem solver; a self-starter with the passion and enthusiasm to get results for substantial change is critical for this role.

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Sciences (or in another quantitative field).
  • 4+ years of experience in data mining & analytics, building models with sophisticated and multi-dimensional data sets using R or Python.
  • Experience in relational databases, SQL data carpentry. We use Snowflake for our data warehouse.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven track record of working across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, rapidly prototyping and testing new insights with little mentorship.
  • Drive to solve problems, meet expectations, and build whatever is vital along the way.
  • Experience understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different modeling approaches and can effectively reason about when to apply different combinations and iterate.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with data visualization tools a plus, Tableau preferred.
  • Mobile games industry experience and/or gaming familiarity.
  • Experience working with paid and unpaid marketing channels is desirable.

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 uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.


The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $80,000 and $115,000 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.


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