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Strategy Analyst

Company: Skillz Inc.
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

About Skillz: Skillz is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition.-- The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $68 billion in 2019 to $150 billion in 2025.-- Skillz is pioneering the competitive mobile gaming experience, leveraging its patented technology to power over two billion esports tournaments a year. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports leagues and franchises.-- Through its philanthropic initiatives, Skillz has harnessed the power of its platform to transform the way nonprofits engage with donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to support causes such as the American Red Cross , Susan G. Komen , American Cancer Society , and NAACP by playing in Skillz tournaments. Skillz has also earned recognition as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies , a two-time winner of CNBC's Disruptor 50 , one of Forbes' Next Billion-Dollar Startups , and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. Analyst Program at Skillz: Analytics professionals at Skillz work on a wide variety of questions and issues. Based on fit and company need, you will work in domains such as:

  • Growing the Skillz player base through paid acquisition with the greatest ROI possible
  • Running impactful A/B experiments to optimize the user experience
  • Designing, launching, and measuring new features of the Skillz ecosystem
  • Driving improvements in internal processes and systems to enable the company to scale
  • Assessing and improving game performance and player engagement of Skillz games
  • Understanding trends in user satisfaction and feedback Regardless of the domain, you will function as a data-driven decision maker and deliver recommendations to drive Skillz forward.-- Strategy Analysts come from a variety of backgrounds and are placed at an appropriate title and level based on experience and aptitude. As a proven contributor at Skillz, you will ultimately have the ability to focus your path to domains that interest you and where there is a need for action-oriented strategic thinkers. Your Responsibilities:
    • Lead analytics projects across the organization and mentor analysts
    • Drive highly visible strategic projects, collaborating cross-functionally to structure problems, understand opportunities, and develop solutions--
    • Own key areas of the business front-to-end, including execution and follow-through on initiatives
    • Use storytelling skills to persuasively communicate your recommendations to senior executives and other stakeholders
    • Support our understanding of customer behaviors and life cycles, such as user engagement, conversion, and churn
    • Design, develop, and share reports and dashboards used by the entire company every day Your Skillz:
      • 3+ years experience
      • Inquisitive mindset with a major in marketing, business, economics, statistics, engineering, or mathematics preferred but not required--
      • Experience performing quantitative or strategic analysis (preferably in consumer marketing, consulting, or product development) preferred but not required
      • Experience leading cross-functional initiatives that require significant collaboration between different departments, including both technical and business teams
      • Self-starter with a 'don't take no for an answer' attitude and strong communication skills--
      • Ability to solve unstructured problems independently by developing and applying appropriate frameworks or techniques
      • Honesty in developing and sharing insights gained from our user data
      • Experience using data visualization platforms and connecting data insights to strategy Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status and--or disability status. U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Skillz Inc. are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Please identify your race Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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        • Deaf or hard of hearing
        • Depression or anxiety
        • Diabetes
        • Epilepsy
        • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
        • Intellectual disability
        • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
        • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
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