Zynga is a leading developer of the world’s most popular social games that are played by millions of people around the world every single day. To-date, more than 1 billion people have played our games across Web and mobile, including Words With Friends, FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Merge Dragons, Empires & Puzzles, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.

Zynga’s data science and analytics team uses our unique and expansive data to model and predict user behavior, making our games more personalized and more fun to play! We strive for a better understanding of our players which translates into challenges and features that delight them and increased social engagement within our games.

As an analytics manager, you will provide technical and team leadership to a group of hardworking analysts and data scientists. You will interact directly with game team leaders to identify areas for improvements to their games and lead your team in building tech-savvy solutions. You will focus on generalizing and scaling Central Analytics products and services to serve Zynga more broadly. You will work with the Analytics Organization to propose novel solutions, prioritize workflows, and coordinate product development.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with partner teams to define areas of opportunity and set priorities
  • Work with Analytics senior leadership to plan the roadmap and drive initiatives
  • Coordinate with project management to ensure efficient prioritization
  • Supervise and own the larger technical direction of the projects
  • Enforce quality software development and integration practices in the team’s products and services
  • Design and evaluate innovative ways to advance analytics at Zynga

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics, or other quantitative field; Masters, or Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in data science or analytics roles
  • 1+ years of work experience in people management
  • Proficient in SQL; Strong experience with programming in Python; adept in at least one visualization tool such as Tableau
  • Demonstrated experience with some or all of the following: statistics, experimental design, machine learning, data mining, predictive modeling, deep learning
  • Experience in analyzing large datasets, preferably in a Hadoop or Spark environment, and deploying production-ready systems at scale
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with engineers, product managers, analysts, and marketing to deliver unambiguous business impact
  • Strong passion for gaming is a plus!

What we offer you :

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players


**Remote work from an alternate location could be considered**


HIRING UPDATE: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.


We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.


Careers Category: Data, Analytics & User Research

Careers location: Austin, TX, Remote, US

Requisition ID: P209847

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