Kwalee is a leading independent game developer and publisher based in Leamington Spa – the UK’s biggest gaming hub outside Greater London and a great place to live – along with growing teams in Bangalore and Beijing.
Now the largest hypercasual games publisher in the UK, Kwalee is expanding into PC and Console game publishing. Kwalee is known globally thanks to half a billion downloads for hit mobile games including Draw it, Bake it, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky and many more. These successes have driven rapid growth in recent years and with exciting new projects in the works for Nintendo Switch and PC alongside the studio's hypercasual specialism, Kwalee shows no signs of slowing down!
Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of mobile gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game.
As a Commercial Data Games Analyst in the PC and Console Publishing division, you will be the source of insight into what makes a successful game launch, promotional campaign and how to maximise profitability during each game’s lifecycle.
You can either work REMOTELY from anywhere around the world or in one of our offices.
What you tell your friends you do:
“My analysis ensures Kwalee games are engaging, fun and sell like hotcakes!"
What you will really do:
Analyse competitor sets and previous releases in order to measure and predict performance, trends and relationships on the first party platform storefronts
Third party title analysis and forecasting of market VS a new prospect for due diligence (DD) purposes; total addressable audience, game features, gameplay loops, lifecycle, sales forecasting, etc
Use statistical testing and predictive modelling for competitor sets and previous releases to forecast revenue for the PC & Console publishing team and recommend successful promotional cadence, pricing and other sales strategies. .
Analyse games on Steam and other FPP stores to identify future best-sellers and opportunities
Provide insights on best-selling games by genre, platform, gameplay loop/hook, etc
Conduct game genre gap analysis and provide insights to help identify and exploit new opportunities
Work closely with internal teams to provide data-driven commercial insights to guide and assist in decision making
Regularly communicate results and identify solutions with development, management and other internal teams in a compelling and engaging manner.
How you will be doing this
You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get the best results.
You’ll think creatively and will be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.
You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it. We even have a robot!
Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 150 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and many highly experienced games industry veterans, including Jason Falcus and Max Everingham.
Skills and requirements
Experience analysing complex and varied data in a commercial or academic setting, preferably with knowledge of (and strong interest in) the videogames industry.
Desire to take ownership of, and solve new and complex problems every day.
Excellent ability to clearly and succinctly communicate analysis and findings to both technical and non-technical team members and business stakeholders.
Strong communication and presentation skills with high emotional intelligence.
Ability to be proactive, following trends, anticipating requirements and work on own initiative.
Experience with and knowledge of Power BI, Excel etc, and analytics software tools like SPSS and SQL.
A degree in a numerically focussed discipline such as, Maths, Physics, Economics, Chemistry, Engineering or Biological Sciences.
Previous experience in a commercial function in the video game industry
Experience mentoring and managing junior team members.
We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance
Creative Wednesdays! (Complete freedom to design and make your own games every Wednesday)
Access to on site gym - no more skiving!
25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays
Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!
Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!
Monthly employee awards
Free snacks, fruit and drinks
We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.
Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile games developer and publisher based in the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa where over 3,000 game developers work.