Team Lead, Analytics and Data Science

Other Redwood City, California


Crystal Dynamics is looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and highly organized Analytics & Data Science Lead with demonstrable quantitative leadership experience to take on a major role in building and servicing our AAA titles.

Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square Enix family, is constantly on the hunt for top-tier gaming talent worldwide. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best talent available to concept, create, and contribute to the most exciting projects in gaming today including Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers. Benefits for this permanent, full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and plenty of days of paid time-off.


  • Act as a thought leader, suggesting opportunities and driving analytics/data science value for the title and wider business both strategically and operationally.
  • Ensure the analytics team is a key cross functional partner within studio, working closely with: Design, Production, Engineering and Marketing.
  • Own analytics planning and delivery for embedded studio analytics team.
  • Mentor and develop embedded analytics team, growing and retaining talent.
  • Deliver compelling analysis/data science projects as an individual contributor, and lead responsibilities.
  • Work with Square-Enix analytics peers globally to share and contribute to the wider analytical discipline and continued success.

Essential Requirements

  • 5+ years of leadership in product, analytics and/or data science.
  • A deep passion for gaming.
  • Proven track record in data science or analytics lead roles, preferably within gaming, mobile, technology or digital industries.
  • BA/MSc in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics, or other quantitative field; Masters desirable.
  • Advanced SQL skills and experience with different programming languages.
  • Experience working with large datasets to producer digestible and actionable analysis.
  • Confident at presenting and engaging with senior stakeholders, including c-suite level leaders across the company.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to evangelize an up-to-date awareness of where analytics/data science can be leveraged to provide business value.
  • Experienced in working with ambiguity, demonstrating critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities both independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in defining highly complex requirements, framing issues into recommended approaches using appropriate tools/methods.
  • Proven track record in sharing complex results, recommendations and actions in a style that best fits audience for maximum engagement.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to be a partner, identify winning opportunities and determine complex resolutions cross functionally where needed (e.g. Engineers, Producers, Creative Directors, Analysts, Business and Marketing functions at all levels).
  • Able to plan and deliver as a manager of small teams, ensuring cost/benefit and value to studio.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, that allow collaboration and influencing at all levels and cross functionally.
  • Experience with multiple key areas of specialism that can support projects, team mentoring and innovation: Telemetry/Data design, ETL, Scripting, Analysis/Insight, Modelling, Visualization, Experimentation, and/or other unique specialisms in the Data Science tool set (e.g. Machine Learning, AI, etc.)

Crystal Dynamics is an EOE and M/F/D/V employer.