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Head of Data & Insights

Avalanche Studios Group (ASG) is looking for a Head of Data & Insights to own the data  and insights  strategy of the entire organization of self-published and externally published games. 
As the Head of Data & Insights, you will spearhead our efforts to leverage data across all aspects of our gaming experiences. Your primary focus will be on enhancing our data-centric efforts spanning data science, data lake development, and data engineering. Your knowledge will largely contribute towards the structuring and optimization of our data systems in correlation with our gaming experiences. You should also maintain a keen understanding of user insights and market research.
You will work closely with cross-functional teams from all areas of the business to identify opportunities to grow and support our player communities. Your expertise will drive strategic decisions, enhance player engagement, and fuel game development with actionable data-driven insights.
This is a strategic leadership role requiring strong knowledge of the gaming industry as well as all major methods and tools used to create insights and act upon the results . The successful candidate will have significant experience in a similar leadership role for a gaming company.
What you'll do

  • Leadership and Strategy: Provide visionary leadership for the data and insights team. Develop and execute a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with our company’s goals and enhances our gaming platforms.  Also develop and implement a mission and vision for your team.
  • Data Science and Analytics: Oversee the design and implementation of analytics models and algorithms to predict trends, user behavior, and game performance.
  • Data Infrastructure: Direct the development and maintenance of robust data infrastructure, including a data lake with trusted data, to support large-scale data aggregation and analysis.  Work with the Avalanche central tech function to make sure that the tools we use are world class and low on maintenance.
  • Market and Player Insights: Oversee a team of experts in market research and user insights efforts to understand market trends, player needs, and satisfaction drivers. Translate insights into actionable recommendations for game development and marketing strategies.  Build and cultivate a proactive insights culture through the usage of a brand tracker and regular internally distributed reports.
  • User Research: Initiate  and expand user research initiatives to better understand player journeys, game interactions and experiences through research methods such as interviews, live usability tests and other studies.
  • Collaboration and Integration: Work closely with game development teams, publishing, marketing, and executive leadership to ensure that data insights are integrated into all facets of business decision-making and product development.
  • Team Development: Build and mentor a high-performing team of data scientists, engineers and research professionals. Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning within the team.  Hire strong candidates into key roles.
  • Foster a Test-Driven Culture: Champion a culture of experimentation and testing within the organization, emphasizing the importance of A/B testing and other empirical methods to guide decisions. Encourage the use of data and testing in new initiatives, feature developments, live service games, prototyping and strategy adjustments.

Who you are

  • Exceptional leadership experience at a senior level within the gaming industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in Data Science, Math, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Deep understanding of the video game industry, including player behavior and motivation.
  • Experience with big data technologies and data visualization tools.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading or working with market research and user insight projects.
  • Game industry experience.
  • Excellent English communication skills with the ability to convey complex insights to stakeholders as well as being capable of working effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strategic decision-making abilities.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

The Stockholm locationOur Stockholm office is situated in Södermalm, the beating heart of the city’s game industry. It’s a physical representation of our games – the lush vegetation of Just Cause and theHunter: Call of the Wild meets corroded metal straight out of Mad Max. It has everything you need to make it your creative base camp.
About usAvalanche Studios Group is a game developer and publisher that defined and evolved open-world games, offering an amazing portfolio of fantastic games across multiple genres, including the Just Cause franchise, Rage 2, theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero, and Second Extinction as part of its portfolio. 
Employee promiseWe provide goals, instead of instructions, and the opportunity to do the best work of your career. 
Our ValuesAt Avalanche Studios Group, we believe in worlds beyond limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Everyone at Avalanche Studios Group has a  shared responsibility to create an open and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated equally and with respect. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.
How to ApplyWe will only consider applications that consist of both a cover letter and a CV. In your cover letter, you should include why you want to work at Avalanche Studios Group. For this role, you need to be able to work from within our Stockholm Studio, alongside the strategic partnerships team.We apply a hybrid work model that enables you to work some days from home and some days from the office.

Head of Data & Insights

Full time

Published on 7 Jun 2024

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