Maybe a little unorthodox for TN, but a colleague at Bioware Austin asked me to post this ad and I'm betting someone who reads here is a potentially good fit, or knows someone.
Also, I happen to love analytics (post on the same to follow), and I'd like to see a smart person get this job. I like that the games industry is starting to take data and analyis more seriously. Plus, I mean really, it's dragons and Jedis . . .
Interested folks can find the posting below at jobs.ea.com or look up Craig Fryar at Bioware and ask him for the 411.
Studio Director of Analytics
Snr Manager Business Development
BioWare, a member of the incredible family of EA studios, has created some of the world's best-
selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's Gate, the Neverwinter Nights series, and Star
Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Original BioWare-created IPs include Jade Empire, the critically
acclaimed Mass Effect and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the Nintendo DS. BioWare is
hard at work on the epic fantasy RPG Dragon Age; and Star Wars: The Old Republic, our massively
multiplayer online game being developed at BioWare Austin.
The Studio Director of Analytics will work with Live, Platform, Operations, Customer Service,
Web/Community, Marketing and Game teams to track, aggregate, and interpret data across the Star Wars: The Old Republic in order to develop business strategies and measure performance. Metrics and telemetry will be gathered from the Game, Platform, Operations, Customer Service,
Web/Community teams and more. This role will focus on developing insights and recommendations to drive retention and revenue, along with ROI models for market acquisition, conversion, and retention, for the stakeholder groups. This role reports to the VP of Launch and Live, with a dotted line relationship with the BioWare Director of Analytics.
Define and execute BioWare Austin strategies and tactics for collecting and analyzing data to enable
fact-based decision making
Directly manage one or more analysts
Combine data analytics, business opportunity analysis, and competitive intelligence into integrated
Drive collaboration across teams to define business requirements for the ongoing evolution of the
data warehousing, analytics and reporting systems
Contribute best practices in the use and adoption of analytics, reporting, and tools across BioWare
Ensure data quality and validity from multiple data sources. Define and manage performance
dashboards and standardized operational reporting
Monitor and lead cross-organizational project teams toward implementation of tactics and strategies
-5+ years of experience with a focus on business intelligence and analytics or related field, along wit
proven management experience
-Self-starter with a passion for data and strong attention to detail
-Demonstrable skill in presenting data through a combination of summary, charting and tables
- Demonstrable technical skills in all data analysis including selecting appropriate statistical
approaches, verifying accuracy and testing hypothesis selection criteria
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a
diverse group of staff and senior management required
-Experience in the game industry, social gaming, social networking and/or internet industries strong
- MBA preferred