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About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

Meet the producers behind Farm Heroes Super Saga

The game reintroduces players to the beautiful farm lands where the quest to maintain peace continues as they switch and match their way through a range of exciting new features, game modes and social mechanics.

Your role within our Kingdom

We are looking for passionate and creative Data Science, Data Analytics and Machine Learning Interns interested in pushing the boundaries of online games analytics to join our Kingdom! When we talk about data, we’re talking about more than a billion gameplays and 10 billion events. Every day.  

You will be part of the community of 100+ data science & analytics experts at King, while working in smaller teams of 6- 8 people, including other data scientists & analytics, focused on particular games, our network or specific business areas. You will help us further understand, model, predict, segment and retain our players, and help take King’s data capabilities to the next level.

Data Science Intern (Candy Crush) - Stockholm

You will be working in smaller teams of 15 people within the Candy Crush Saga. You will take part in typical tasks such as building both large detailed reports and one- off small pieces of analysis. Providing ongoing reporting and performance monitoring from multiple data sources. You’ll also be working with all parts of the business to identify analytical requirements and formalise an approach for reliable, accurate, efficient reporting on those requirements.

The role also entails translating business needs to technical requirements and implementation and proactively developing new analyses and insights, to drive decisions and strategies for user acquisition and retention. You will be strong in quantitative analysis, statistics or mathematics, have programming skills and a curiosity about drawing business insights from data. Knowledge of statistical methods e.g. A/B testing/predictive analytics skills is a plus. You have ideally worked with practical applications of data analysis e.g. segmentation & visualisation and have programming skills in languages such as R, Python, Julia, Matlab etc. Experience dealing with large, real- world datasets and SQL is a plus and ideally you will be studying/have studied a quantitative/statistics based degree.

Data Science Intern (ML team) - Stockholm

We are looking for a passionate Data Science Intern to join the Machine Learning team. King has 300 millions+ players across our network of games with a lot of data. As a Data Science Intern, you will be part of the Data Science community with over 100 experienced Data Scientists and analytics experts at King. You will be working  closely with a group of 8- 10 Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and Researchers. You will be helping us to perform data analysis, data modeling, machine learning research and implementations, in order to optimise player experiences and generate business insights for our mobile games. You have either taken courses in software engineering or machine learning, have programming skills and are interested in reading research methodologies and implementing them. 

Machine Learning Intern (ML Team) - Stockholm

We are looking for a hardworking Machine Learning Intern to join the Machine Learning team. You will be working closely with a group of 8- 10 experienced and talented Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists and Researchers, helping us to further understand, research, model, predict, implement and push the boundaries of our Machine Learning research and applications in our mobile games. You will also be part of the Data Science community with over 100 analytics and machine learning experts at King. You have strong programming skills in python (experience with tensorflow or keras is a plus) and have taken courses in machine learning or software engineering. We are also looking for candidates who are interested in reading research methodologies and implementing them. 

As an intern in both ML teams, you can experience exploratory research on machine learning in pioneering work, such as GNN, uncertainty modeling, improvement in hyperparameter search, or applied research in active learning, transfer learning and supervised learning. You will be helping to implement, evaluate and iterate the solution for the production use- case.  You will also be collaborating with ML engineers, Data Scientists and Researchers to help implement additional automation components to the framework. 

Skills to create thrills 

You will ideally have an interest in games, and you should have the ability to work in a flexible and fluid environment, where the job will evolve over time.  

Other skills include: 

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills, with the ability to present your analysis in a clear and unambiguous way
  • Knowledge/Experience in analysing large datasets and statistical analysis
  • Creative problem- solving skills 
  • The ability to work well, both autonomously, and as part of a larger team 
  • You should be pursuing, or have recently completed, an undergraduate or master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Computer Science, Data Sciences, Statistics or a relevant subject 

The skills listed above are intended to portray the range of roles we have available; you do not need to possess all of these skills to apply! We will look at your own individual abilities and determine which team you would be best suited to. 

Want to join our Kingdom? 

Apply now! Applications need to be in English. Our internships can vary in length, depending on the opportunity and your requirements and will take place in Autumn 2022. 

The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 6 months
  • Stockholm
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Statistics

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