Episode is an interactive entertainment platform created by Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Tencent and Sequoia Capital. Episode aims to define storytelling for the 2+ billion people on mobile with animated, interactive stories that are part TV, novel, movie, and mobile game. Since launching in 2014, users have viewed over 4 billion episodes across 73,000+ stories. Over 8 million storytellers have signed up to create their own stories, including award-winning screenwriters and published novelists. Episode also partners with major studios and industry stars to create stories such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, Clueless: School’s Out, Pitch Perfect In Deep Treble, and Pretty Little Liars.



We’re looking for a top-notch data scientist who has leadership experience or ambitions to become a leader. You’ll own the Analytics team’s relationship with our Episode game studio, which includes 100 people and is growing rapidly. This is a ground-floor opportunity to build an internal analytics business. It’s also a hands-on role, so you’ll need first class analytical skills.

You’ll work with product managers to set the analytics agenda for Episode. You’ll help them to understand the factors that drive user retention and monetization. You'll also help them to determine which features are working well and which ones need improvement. Along the way, you'll get a great education in game design, and will work with some of the smartest people in the industry. You'll have a great deal of independence ‒ we'll expect you to use it wisely and aggressively.



  • Set the agenda and drive analytics initiatives for Episode
  • Design and execute analytics research programs
  • Deliver results and recommendations to key stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with other members of the analytics team



  • Minimum of five years of professional experience
  • Leadership and/or consulting experience is strongly desired
  • Ideal candidate has an advanced degree in math, statistics, or machine learning
  • Must have expertise with machine learning techniques such as random forests and neural networks
  • Proficiency in SQL and either R or Python are also required 


Important: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter telling us why we should hire you. Make it persuasive and to the point. This will be a key factor in our screening process.


Pocket Gems is a true meritocracy, so this is wide open opportunity. If you have solid analytical know-how and are driven to make an impact, we’d love to speak with you.



Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) match. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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