At Newzoo, we collect data from a large variety of sources. However, these raw data sources are still a far step from being able to present to our clients. Our models turn to combine and shape raw data into clear estimates, which in turn provide clients with key inputs for business decisions and helps them sketch an overall view of the gaming and entertainment landscape. These models provide estimates for key performance indicators such as players and revenue for thousands of titles across multiple platforms. We are looking for a Data Modeler who has a passion for the games industry to join us in building industry-leading estimates on title and market performance.
In this role, you will be working in our data foundation team. You will further develop and evolve our data models, working on a variety of challenges as our roadmap continues to evolve.
In practice this means you will:
Write code and queries to wrangle data to exactly where it needs to be
Build out clear assumptions that allow the model to work at scale
Work autonomously to identify key issues and sketch the best way forward
Constantly be on the lookout for relevant snippets of information
Constantly compare your models’ output to potential sources of truth
Think of creative ways to overcome data limitations and improve accuracy
Actively suggest additional data sources and metrics to that can help fuel your models and assumptions
Keep a watchful eye on data quality on a regular cadence
Form an opinion about feasible and valuable next steps for our data models
Visualize your work-in-progress results into clear examples
Distill your model and estimates into a clear and presentable narrative
Actively gather feedback from internal and external stakeholders
Our Ideal Candidate
We want to hear from candidates who have built models that use elemental datasets to build robust and scalable models that can withstand the scrutiny of our clients. Are you able to think creatively on how to overcome roadblocks? Are you able to distill a variety of signals into clear conclusions for your models? Can you form your own opinion on where the model needs to go? Can you constantly challenge your own assumptions?
You should have a few years of professional experience as a data modeler, with a proven track record of building estimates. High preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the technologies we use and have an affinity with the gaming market.
Our Technical Stack
These are some of the technologies you will work with within this role.
DBT (Data Build Tool)
What's It Like To Work Here
You will be part of the Data Foundation team based out of our office in Amsterdam, a 10-minute cycle ride from Amsterdam Centraal. You will work closely with other departments within Newzoo, e.g. our platform engineers and analysts.
In terms of team culture, we are relaxed. We work with Scrum, in weekly sprints. We adopt an accountability-based management style. We do not micromanage, instead, communication channels within the team are open. Project management is done in a collaborative manner, you will contribute towards setting the weekly sprint goals (i.e. what we are committing to doing that week) and actively suggest ways forward. We expect you to be self-motivated and self-organizing. We encourage initiative and experimenting with new technologies.
We are the leading global provider of games and esports analytics. We help some of the world’s largest entertainment, technology, and media companies target their audience, track competitors, spot opportunities, and make strategic and financial decisions. With more than 10 years of experience, we work closely with our clients to provide the data they need to make daily decisions on marketing, sales, and product development.