AVAILABLE POSITIONS Data Analyst 3 – Social Slots

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.

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.

A big part of the success of all of Zynga’s games is insightful and innovative ways of using data. Here at Zynga, Data Science and Analytics team uses the latest analytics technologies across our expansive data to deliver fundamental insights on who our audience is, how they engage with our games, and what are the best ways to personalize their in-game experience. We strive for a better understanding of our players which translates into challenges and features that delight them.

For this opportunity, we are looking for someone who:

  • enjoys partnering with both technical and non-technical peers to solve complex puzzles with data

  • is passionate about using analytics and data science to make a direct impact on business

  • is intrigued by building various innovative and scalable data tools

  • stays curious about new technologies


  • Work closely with the product leadership with a focus on generating actionable insights and end-to-end data solutions that have a measurable impact on the top line metrics.

  • Leverage our modern tech stack, AWS (Redshift & Kinesis), DataBricks and PySpark, Airflow, and Tableau to create innovative data products, carry out thorough analyses, and advise business decisions – all with the common goal of improving the experience that Zynga provides to its players

  • Design and evaluate novel scalable approaches to experiments for gameplay, using our in-house experimentation platform

  • Specifically, you may encounter projects focused on: crafting analytical plans to improve our understanding of player engagement patterns, simulating Slots player experience in a virtual game environment, or building high stake reporting that drives business decisions.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics, or other quantitative field; Masters or PhD strongly preferred

  • Proficient in SQL, Python, and other programming languages; Knowledgeable of experimentation, statistical modeling, and machine learning

  • Track record of success in user behavior analyses driven by large scale datasets

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and coordinate complex initiatives with different stakeholders

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

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

Requisition ID: P209949

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