Business Analyst
Riot Games - Santa Monica, CA

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Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most-played PC game in the world, over 11 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That’s where you come in.

As Business Analyst you’ll be the interpreter between Rioters and the petabytes of logs on file in our data warehouse. You’ll assemble the logs collected from billions of games of League of Legends into a data mosaic that answers business questions. You’ll keep Riot headed in the right direction by providing the insight needed to better understand the players.

You are :
Educated : you’ll need at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Marketing, Management Information Systems or a related discipline; educational experience developing key performance indicators for online games will earn you some bonus points

An equipped communicator : you deftly generate reports and analysis using Excel, Access, and MySQL; you speak the language of numbers, and translate raw data into reports and presentations that are clear even to a statistical layperson

A data logistician : you know the ins and outs of SQL and storage systems like Hadoop; you recognize the importance of good logging and the challenges and opportunities associated with data warehousing schemes, relational databases, and distributed data

An expert analyst : you have extensive experience working with large, rich data frameworks; you’re well versed in advanced analysis techniques, and know that machine learning isn’t just something that happens in the Matrix

A model statistician : your favorite models are the predictive kind, and statistical methods such as Linear or Logistic Regressions are the runways they walk

Player-focused : you’re a gamer and an analyst, and you use your gaming experience to help identify the kind of data that provides insight into the issues players care about

You will :
Quickly analyze and aggregate petabytes of game data in preparation for deep analysis

Organize the data you’ve collected into reliable intel that identifies areas of opportunity and informs strategic business decisions

Conduct competitive studies and provide intelligence reports for senior management to review

Help keep everyone on the right track by creating and maintaining a statistics dashboard that tracks business-critical data; help prep other business insight reports that shape player research and inform game design decisions

Speak for the numbers, answering business-related questions through exploratory data analyses and ad-hoc reporting

Required Skills

Required Experience

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