Data Science Intern, Service Technologies

Analytics / Research Irvine, CA


Description

2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

DATA SCIENCE INTERN, SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2020. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

The Service Technologies team at Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented post-graduate student as a data science intern for the summer of 2020.  Within the Blizzard Entertainment ecosystem, our millions of players are constantly communicating with each other and with us.  As an intern, you will join our team of data scientists and engineers building production level machine learning systems to ensure that those communication experiences live up to the epic standards of Blizzard Entertainment.  You will help build models to assist in two different goals: (1) enhancing player interactions, trust, and safety within our games and (2) evaluating and facilitating customer service requests and interactions.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the summer 2020 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2020 – August 2020 or June 2020 – September 2020 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US
LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
  • Pursuing a master’s degree or PhD in computer science, statistics, math, or related quantitative field
  • Experience building and evaluating machine learning or statistical models
  • Proficient in at least one programming language, such as Python, C#, Java, or R
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
RECOMMENDED TALENTS
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with natural language processing
  • A passion for video games

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!


Please submit your application no later than December 2, 2019.