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Senior Data Analyst

ZyngaFull-time$105k - $155kUnited StatesMay 3, 2024
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Words with Friends is an iconic and beloved multiplayer word game that has captivated millions of players worldwide. As a part of our team, you'll contribute to a game that not only entertains but also educates and connects people across the globe. If you're passionate about creating interactive entertainment that brings people together, Words with Friends offers an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a popular brand in mobile gaming.

At Words with Friends, analytics plays a crucial role. We inform decision-making and personalize player experience leveraging data and ML-powered solutions in our game. Whether you are assisting the experiment setup that unlocks features to the right people at the right time, analyzing a new feature’s impact in our economy ecosystem, or fine-tuning our intelligent matchmaking system, your work will have a direct impact on the user experience! Join us if you enjoy solving interesting and challenging problems.


  • Collaborate with the Product team to enhance revenue, retention, and engagement metrics. This includes conducting A/B testing, performing insights analysis, and developing dashboards.
  • Monitor and maintain the integrity of a wide range of tools and models used to streamline workflows and personalize the player experience, in collaboration with other data analysts and scientists on the team.
  • Design and develop projects within a GitHub environment.
  • Continuously learn about analytics best practices, and actively share and promote these practices across various games and teams.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a related quantitative field. Advanced degrees (Masters or PhD) are a plus.
  • Minimum of 4 years in data science or analytics roles.
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL.
  • Demonstrated experience in data mining, data visualization, statistical analysis, and machine learning.
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Tableau and version control systems such as Git is advantageous.
  • Strong ability in both written and oral communication.
  • Highly self-motivated with a keen interest in problem-solving.
  • Willingness to take ownership of challenges.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.


  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and, ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Telemedicine, Virtual mental health, Emotional Support Services, EAP, and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family building new parent & menopause support
  • Global Fitness Reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Charitable Giving and Volunteer Program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Back-up childcare
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups


We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $105,000 and $155,000 per year. 

However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations.   Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.  Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a or email domain).

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