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Data Scientist


Remote / United States of America / Canada
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 05/25/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany designs and develops artistically crafted, broadly accessible video games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment. They strive to contribute meaningful, enriching experiences that touch and inspire players and create timeless interactive entertainment that makes positive change to the human psyche worldwide.

Job Description

thatgamecompany is best recognized for creating award-winning, enriching, and meaningful game titles such as Journey, Flower, and flOw. Our most recent game, Sky, is our most complex undertaking to date. It is a social network built around the values inherited from a powerful humanistic story. It is a live experience continuously evolving inside a global online theme park. 

We are seeking an experienced Data Scientist to help grow our data practice and contribute to solutions that will make our game better and safer for our community.

On any given day at thatgamecompany, you might:

  • Comb through large sets of game telemetry data to uncover player relationships, feature-usage patterns, malicious activity, inefficiencies, and areas to improve the player or developer experience.

  • Help find answers to some of the toughest questions impacting our game, studio, and community by performing analysis and building advanced machine learning models

  • Give a presentation to help talk through some unintuitive discoveries from one of your data models

We expect you to:

  • Have deep passion for video games; be a gamer and think on behalf of our players

  • Be curious, a problem solver and a self starter who is comfortable taking risks. Know how and when to apply your knowledge, and be willing to share with the rest of us

  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and able to navigate it to iteratively refine the problem space

  • Be able to complete a project from start to finish. That includes requirements gathering, experimentation, model development, deployment, monitoring, documentation, support, and communication

Must Haves:

  • 3+ Years of Experience in applied Data Science
  • Knowledge of Machine learning and Statistical methods (Classical ML, Deep Learning, NLP, and Anomaly Detection) and the ability to identify the most suitable solution for the problem

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning and Statistical concepts including experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression, classification, and clustering

  • Experience building and deploying complex and scalable machine learning models in production environments

  • Experience writing clean, efficient code in Python, R, Java, or Scala

  • Experience writing optimized SQL Queries to build and analyze datasets

  • Some exposure to a modern Cloud Platform, preferably GCP

  • Some knowledge or experience with Big Data Processing Tools

    • Like BigQuery, Redshift, Snowflake, Spark/Beam, Hadoop

  • Strong communication skills, desire to understand the data you’re using, and the ability to explain what you built and why you built it

  • Eager to learn new skills and always open to jump out of your comfort zone. 

Nice to Haves:

Any of the following would be highly preferred, but most of all, we value team players who are eager to learn and contribute:

  • Experience with Vertex AI or BigQueryML

  • Experience with Graph Databases or Matchmaking

  • Experience with 3d event data

  • Experience with Source Control, CICD, or Infrastructure as Code

  • Experience in the video gaming industry

  • Experience in a small company with a startup feel

  • Interest in technical writing and sharing your work


We look forward to meeting you!


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