Data Scientist at Survios
Culver City, CA, US

Survios, the foremost virtual reality game developer and pioneer of the future of immersive technologies, has an opening for a talented Data Scientist.

As a member of the studio, your main responsibility is to develop novel analytics and contribute to the vision and execution of Survios’ analytic strategy by creating innovative methodologies, algorithms and prototypes, and by demonstrating their value.  You will build statistical models with large datasets to derive meaningful insights that effect actionable business decisions. The successful candidate will use his or her expertise in applied machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive critical decisions in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated statistician who wants to demonstrate their statistical modeling skills in a fast-paced business environment and with a passion for video games.  Charged with helping drive excellence and pushing innovation across Survios. Previous experience in the gaming industry is not required.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and design innovative approaches to obtuse problems, aiding in the implementation and scaling of these cutting edge systems.
  • Develop and define the data science organization within Survios.
  • Use big data technologies to scale predictive models to millions of players.
  • Develop new tools and libraries that empower the business.
  • Develop robust statistical models to support immediate and long-term business decisions, and provide recommendations to satisfy business needs
  • Communicate actionable results and findings derived from data throughout the organization in a clear, concise way.
  • Collaborate with other areas of the business on long-term projects.
  • Learn implement and share new methodologies.
  • Manage analytic projects and customer expectations.
  • Analyze gamer behavior and patterns to drive engagement strategies and engage in predictive model development, deployment, and performance tracking and validation.
  • Mine current game data and user trends to inform the production of the next generation of products.
  • Evaluate and quantify the effects of ongoing changes to games through statistical methods and AB testing.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, or a related quantitative field.
  • 5+ years of experience in applied machine learning/deep learning.
  • Demonstrated experience applying Data Science methodologies to real world problems.
  • Experience in scaling up smaller projects and sharing work collaboratively across a wider team.
  • Strong programming experience in a system programming language such as C/C++ or Java.
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language: R, Python, or Scala.
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g. Postgres, Cassandra, Redis) and working knowledge of SQL and data transformations .
  • Ability to communicate insights to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Eager to use data for insights and has a demonstrated passion for applying data science to make business critical decisions and recommendations.
  • Able to create compelling communication for executives.
  • Desire to stay on the cutting-edge, going out of their way to find and learn the "latest and greatest".
  • Flexible and adaptable while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Self-starter with passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results and affect meaningful change.
  • A team player who is able to work collaboratively within the group and across business units/functions.

Pluses:

  • Big data technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Pig.
  • Model production in Spark.
  • Application deployment using AWS, Virtual Machines, or Docker.
  • A humility and drive to be a "learn-it-all".

About Us:

Survios is at the forefront of VR game development and is pioneering the future of immersive technologies. Since inception, we have taken a holistic approach to virtual reality innovation, developing hardware, software, and games hand-in-hand to take VR to places that no one has dreamed possible. Survios offers a pet-friendly work environment with unlimited vacation time and a host of other perks and benefits to give our team everything we need to create unrivaled Active Virtual Reality experiences.