Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO)

What We Need

We are seeking an experienced Data Scientist to develop and refine data-driven, test-based approaches to drive Live Services strategy for 2K’s portfolio of sports franchises. We need someone passionate about working with data to identify issues and opportunities while influencing cross-functional teams to make optimized decisions. Experience working within video games and live services is a big plus, while a passion to learn about 2K’s franchises is a must have.

What You Will Do

  • Operationalize large datasets into insights and KPI reports across 2K’s sports titles
  • Analyze and report on product performance and player behavior trends around new game launches
  • Explore new datasets, provide definitions for metrics, and create aggregations used for reporting and analysis
  • Build predictive models to identify patterns and trends as well as make recommendations for business decisions
  • Collaborate with developers on telemetry requirements and improvements and provide guidance to team members on usage of new telemetry collected
  • Own the development of frameworks to measure the impact of Live Service initiatives on engagement and monetization and create sustainable tracking to monitor player behavior
  • Analyze and communicate the ongoing performance trends, strategic insights and optimization recommendations across the business


 What Skills are Needed

  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or other quantitative disciplines
  • 4+ years experience in analytics with large, complex and multi-dimensional data sets
  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative skills and business judgement to drive scenario models and apply insights to strategy and planning
  • Proficiency with relational databases, SQL, or big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig or other NoSQL DBs
  • Proficiency working with spreadsheets (Google Sheets, Excel, etc.) and presentations (Google Slides, PowerPoint, etc.) and data visualization tools (Tableau, etc.) 
  • Experience working with financial and behavioral/engagement data
  • Experience with machine learning and hypothesis testing

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Vertica and/or Snowflake a big plus
  • Experience with global team management and execution
  • Game industry experience, especially in live service systems, a big plus
  • Knowledge of 2K’s franchises


As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews, and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts. 

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