AVAILABLE POSITIONS Analytics Manager – Statistical Marketing Models

Zynga is a leading developer of the world’s most popular social games, played by tens of 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 FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, Merge Dragons!, Empires & Puzzles, Hit it Rich! Slots, Toy and Toon Blast, and CSR Racing.

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “That’s not what a confidence interval means…”? Do you often see KPI reporting in a presentation and think, “What’s the sample size here, though?” Do you have Bayes’ Theorem tattooed on your lower back with the words “Inform THIS posterior” below it? If so, then you might be a perfect fit for our new role (though the last one may be a bit excessive).

Zynga’s Marketing Analytics team is looking for a technical expert with serious management chops to lead our next exciting initiatives in marketing measurement, optimization, and automation. This role is expected to be a major strategic investment for us, building and maintaining the technical vision for our statistical marketing modeling tools and services while cultivating a team of talented analytics professionals to act on that vision.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Dig deep into your statistical knowledge: we want to find novel and effective ways to unlock new marketing measurement methodologies.
  • Think and build at scale: our portfolio produces  A LOT of data. We value creativity and innovation over brute force in designing pipelines that effectively move and transform it.
  • Manage relationships: internal, leadership, stakeholders. To succeed, you must be able to balance all of the values and needs of each.
  • Advocate for excellence: we build our products to last, so an eye for detail and emphasis on stability is essential.
  • Be a leader: this position has a seat at the table. We need contributors to ideation with clear vision and ability to execute; this is NOT a service organization. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A strong statistical background demonstrating the ability to build complex models that can reasonably describe actual underlying data generation processes. Experience with Bayesian modeling STRONGLY preferred
  • Experience designing large-scale ML pipelines using technologies such as AWS tools, Databricks, and Airflow
  • Strong mentorship skills, both in technical ability and general career growth
  • Comfort effectively explaining technical topics to technical and non-technical people alike
  • Experience building and executing against a roadmap of strategic initiatives
  • 5+ years of work experience in data science, machine learning or analytics roles
  • 1+ years of work experience in people management
  • Proficient in SQL and Python
  • BS in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics, or other quantitative field; Masters or PhD strongly preferred

What we offer you:

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Open vacation policy for all full time employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Work alongside driven individuals towards a common goal


**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: P209288

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