Data Scientist

First Touch Games logo
Posted 01 May 2024
Salary £30000 - £45000 Per Year
Job type Permanent
Contact NameChris Mellor

Job description

We are working with First Touch Games to help them find a Data Scientist to join their team in Oxford, as they grow a portfolio of football games that are amongst the most successful and respected in the mobile genre!

This is a new position which will see you become part of a tight knit and thriving creative studio, performing a pivotal role, and becoming a core member of the highly proficient data science team that plays an important role in delivering ongoing success for the studio.

First Touch Games are an award-winning independent studio set up in 2011 who develop sports games across digital download platforms. To date First Touch have amassed over 750 million downloads of their games, with multiple number one spots throughout App Store Charts. Their titles include Score Hero 2022, Score! Match and Dream League Soccer 2022. If you love Football and F2P mobile football games, then this really is the place for you!

Your responsibilities will include…
  • Develop and maintain queries and visualisations that help monitor the key game metrics
  • Drill into in any areas of game performance variability to provide actionable insight for decision making
  • Perform deep dive analysis that illuminates player behaviour and improve game experience
  • Design and assess the results of various split testing experiments
  • Support the ongoing development of the studio’s data governance, BI tools and technologies
The skills and experience you will bring to the role…
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other relevant field
  • Good knowledge of data querying and extraction abilities through SQL and Python or other similar languages
  • Confident data modeller with a good understanding of statistical and visualisation techniques
  • An excellent problem solver with an ability to think critically and creatively
  • Gaming enthusiast, in particular free-to-play mobile games
  • An excellent communicator, both technical and non-technical, written and oral
  • Genuine interest in football, with an ability to deploy your football knowledge to enhance the analysis of the studio’s games
The studio has fostered a close and highly supportive team who love sport and games, they maintain a zero-overtime mentality and offer a number of perks and benefits including:
  • Relocation support
  • Excellent Bonuses
  • Healthcare
  • Free Gym
  • Pension
  • Flexible Core Hours
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Club-Wembley Football Tickets