Data Scientist – Data Engineer Player Support in Barcelona


Est. Salary
30,000 - €50,000
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Job Description

We are looking for a talented and proactive Data Scientist with a background in Computer Science and a strong skillset in Python and SQL, to join our Player Support team located in our Barcelona office.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

You will be working with varied stakeholders in a fun, dynamic and fast-paced environment. You’ll help us to further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players and be part of a community of 100+ business intelligence & analytics experts. You will play a key role in the Technology team within the Player Support department to ensure the best performance of our product with the goal of providing the best support experience to our players. Specifically, you’ll:
  • Provide on-going reporting and performance monitoring from multiple data sources on Player Support performance as well as player behaviour
  • Proactively look at ways to improve the performance of channels/tools to improve the service we provide to our players while driving efficiencies
  • Assist on any integration and small configuration to our systems, such as exploiting external APIs and system automations
  • Develop and optimise Player Support ETL and data model
  • Develop an analysis strategy and perform analysis of complex scenarios, both systematically and on a one-off basis
  • Carefully check, debug, and problem solve issues to ensure you deliver accurate and clear analysis and reports, even when confronted by subtle data complications
  • Translate business needs to technical requirements and implementation
  • Play a key role in the technology driven Player Support department at King

    Skills To Create Thrills

    There is plenty of scope at King for you to learn from your colleagues in the areas where you have less experience, and to share your own skills where you are stronger. Specific factors that are helpful to excel in this role include:
  • Software engineering skills, with a strong focus on Python and SQL, any other language is a plus
  • Experience exploiting and integrating external services APIs
  • Experience designing and building ETLs
  • Business Insight: The ability to understand the problems and issues our games and business wants to solve, and then defining the right data, analysis or interpretation to lead to the right recommendations and decisions
  • Communication: Designing good ways of communicating, visualising or reporting your results/analysis so they are clear and unambiguous to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Stats: Understanding the basics of appropriate statistical or machine learning techniques
  • Knowledge of Google Cloud Platform and Docker is a plus

    Bonus Points

    Other experience that might be helpful, but is not required, includes:
  • Work in the games industry, customer service or similarly customer-facing digital businesses
  • Familiarity with massive data sets and tools to deal with them (Hadoop/Hive/Impala etc)
  • Experience in behavioural psychology/economics and experimental design
  • Experience in predictive analytics, segmentation, and related areas
  • Skills with standard reporting tools such as QlikView/Tableau/etc.

    A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

    Making games is fun! Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that’s it.

    We're seriously playful

    Officially, we are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that takes pride in having fun. Every single day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to craft the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company, Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. Do you think this is something you can help us achieve? Then we’d love to talk.

    Want to join our Kingdom?

    You can find more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at And we will be happy to tell you more about the role and about us. You should submit your application in English.


    About King

    • Games

    • Privately Held

    •  London, United Kingdom

    • 1001-5000 employees

    • 2003

    King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games.

    We have developed more than 200 fun titles, and offer games in over 200 countries and regions. Our franchises include Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch. We have 340 million average monthly unique users, as of second quarter 2015, across web, social and mobile platforms. 

    At King, we design games with a broad appeal, which allow people to play for a moment, then move on with their day and pick up their game later. Our games are also synchronized across platforms, allowing players to switch seamlessly between devices and platforms and continue their game wherever they left off, so they can play anywhere, any time and on any device. For us, this is encapsulated in the idea of bitesized entertainment. 

    King has game studios in Stockholm, Bucharest, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Singapore, and Seattle, along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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