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Video Games, Data analyst

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Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Nielsen

Video Games, Data analyst - 38859

Analytics - USA New York, New York 

The Data Analytics Team at SuperData Research translates all market data streams into actionable data & intelligence products for the digital video games industry.

The team actively supports developers, publishers, and investors in developing strong market strategy.


The Data Analyst is an expert in understanding how digital games and markets work.

As part of the Analytics Team their main responsibility will be to perform qualitative and quantitative research on various segments of the gaming market and on individual titles.

The ideal candidate will have a background in business analytics with experience in SQL and other database solutions along with statistical skills and programming experience in languages such as Python or MATLAB.



  • Maintaining library of predictive financial models of the top performing titles

  • Aggregating and vetting potential data sources to inform models

  • Aiding in the development of new data-related products

  • Staying up to date with the latest industry-related trends/news

  • Helping with custom data requests of varying scope and size from clients


Required Skills

  • A degree (Undergraduate or Masters) in an analytics-oriented field (Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business, Engineering, Physics)

  • 1-3 years’ experience in an analyst type or similar role

  • Active knowledge of video game mechanics and monetization strategies (physical storefronts, virtual economies, in-game stores, in-game currencies)

  • Programming experience

  • Understanding of database structures and writing SQL queries (Nested Queries, Joins, Temporary Tables, Stored Procedures)

  • Microsoft Excel (Lookups, Pivot Tables, Dynamic Formulation, Sorting, Charts)

  • Must be comfortable working with time series data (Percentage Change, CAGR, Retention, Growth-Decay, Convergence, Steady States)

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • English proficiency required


Bonus Skills

  • Understanding of the MATLAB coding environment

  • Experience with Python data manipulation libraries (Numpy, Pandas, Selenium, Beautiful Soup, etc.)

  • Financial Document Proficiency (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Investor Presentations, Prospectus)

  • Impress us with ridiculous in game achievements, your top game stats, your unbeatable Magic deck, or your custom rig specs

About Nielsen:

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation,continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  New York,New York 


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