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Summer Data Science Internships - 2023

Data Science/Statistics/Computer Science.

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Your role within our Kingdom  

We are looking for extraordinarily skilled Interns from a variety of backgrounds and interests to join our Kingdom!  

We are looking for talented and creative Data Science 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 on a daily basis 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.  

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.

Data Science Intern (Opportunities in London & Barcelona) 

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 systematic reports and one- off small pieces of analysis. Providing on- going reporting and performance monitoring from multiple data sources. You’ll also be working with all parts of the business to identify analytical requirements and formalize 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 an interest in 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.

You will get the chance to get involved in one or more of the below areas depending on your final team: 

  • Monitor and optimize our titles’ performance and support game production teams in developing new features that make our games even more engaging 
  • Optimize player experience for existing games and provide insights crucial to bringing new games towards a worldwide launch 
  • Analyze marketing campaigns to understand the impact of these on key business measures such as player activity, game rounds, new installs, reactivations etc 
  • Participate in innovative projects with the goal of providing robust and scalable solutions to automate marketing functions and to characterize and anticipate the behavior of our players. 
  • Understand business problems and set the framework to address them by defining the right data and conducting analysis to lead to the right recommendations and decisions 

Skills to create thrills  

You should have a passion for games and the ability to work in a flexible and fluid environment, where the job will evolve over time.   

Tasty Bonus Skills:  

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills  
  • Creative problem- solving skills  
  • Ability to collaborate closely with game designers, developers, technical artists, and UX designers  
  • 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 a relevant subject   

Want to join our Kingdom?

Apply now! Applications need to be in English. Our internships will last for 2- 3 months, beginning in May/June 2023. 

Please note: our application deadline is January 15, however we recruit on an ongoing basis, so early application is advised to avoid disappointment.

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. 

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under- represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 15th, 2023
  • Starting: May 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 2-3 months
  • Barcelona and London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Maths
  • Statistics

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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