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Analytics Intern

11 days ago by Activision

  Santa Monica (California), USA

Level: Entry

Contract: Internship

Sector: Data

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Your Mission

  • Explore game or player data in various contexts
  • Use modern data science methods to analyze data
  • Visualize and interpret analytical results
  • Spend a summer focusing on a meaningful project that directly impacts game development while having an unparalleled experience.
  • Participate in learning and development tech talks to understand how our employees come together to launch AAA games
  • Get to know your fellow interns at your location through various social events

Player Profile  

  • Must be continuing education in Fall of 2020 pursuing a bachelors, masters, or PhD majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or a related technical field
  • Curious, self-driven, analytical, and excited to play with data
  • Available for a 12-week internship starting in late May or late June
  • Candidates must apply with a resume, cover letter, and a link to their code samples to be considered

Internship Opportunities & Requirements

Consumer Technology (Santa Monica, CA):

Machine Learning Intern: Leverage data, game APIs, and creative marketing to build an engaging experience for players outside of the console or PC, working on challenging projects that utilize your education and critical thinking abilities to have an impact on business initiatives, working on machine learning models, analyzing KPIs, participating in the design and code review process and partnering with other engineers in a collaborative environment

  • Understanding of data structures, data modeling and software architecture
  • Deep knowledge of math, probability, statistics and algorithms
  • Ability to write robust code in Python
  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks (like Keras , PyTorch, Tensorflow) and libraries (like scikit-learn)

Global Analytics (Boulder, CO):

Data Science Intern: Develop machine learning, statistical tools and services to integrate into our games and their operations. Examples include anomaly detection, recommendation systems, and computer vision.

  • Programming expertise in Python and/or R
  • Experience with building web frontends (Javascript, JQuery, D3.js, React, etc.)
  • Experience with any other object-oriented programming and agent-based applications/concurrency a plus
  • Knowledge of data systems, relational databases, and strong experience querying with SQL  
  • Experience with engineering tools and methods (GitHub, unit testing, continuous integration, etc.)
  • Experience with machine learning tools (SciKit-Learn, TensorFlow, etc.)
  • Professional documentation experience a plus

Global Analytics (Santa Monica, CA):

Data Science Intern: Work with the Player Science team to help make games more engaging and improve player experience and live services through data and analytics.  

  • Programming expertise in Python and/or R and/or Scala and at home working in notebook environments (jupyter, zeppelin, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data systems, relational databases, and strong experience querying with SQL  
  • Experience with engineering tools and methods (GitHub, unit testing, continuous integration, etc.)
  • Experience with machine learning tools (SciKit-Learn, TensorFlow, etc.)  
  • Experience building web frontends (JavaScript, jQuery, D3.js, React, etc.) a plus

Descriptive Analytics Intern: Work with the Descriptive Analytics team, Studios, Executive Management, and technology organizations to deliver critical insights to support strategic business and marketing decisions.

  • Proficient in querying with SQL
  • Programming expertise in Python and/or R

Human Resources (Santa Monica, CA):

People Analytics Intern: Work with the People Analytics team to identify ways to use internal and external Talent Acquisition data combined with people metrics and analytics to improve Talent Acquisition performance and drive organizational designs.

  • Experience creating PowerPoint presentations to tell a compelling story using data and analytics
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills (e.g. Excel)
  • Passion for empirical research and qualitative research
  • Experience with business intelligence visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, Visier) highly preferred
  • Proficiency with statistical packages (SPSS, R, SAS, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience with SQL and/or Python is a plus
  • MUST be local to Los Angeles as this role does not provide relocation or housing assistance

Your Platform  

Activision is looking for talented and innovative students to join our team for the 2020 Summer. We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect, and fun. All Activision interns will receive a meaningful project and an unparalleled experience. We’ll provide the tools and resources you need to learn. The challenging and creative work you do throughout your internship will directly impact the game you are contributing on. Internships will be offered at our development studios across the country as well as Activision's corporate headquarters.       

Our World  

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, Spyro®, and Sekiro. More information about Activision and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com

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