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Manager, Data and Analytics



Data Science
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023
The fastest-growing High School sport in America isn’t basketball or football—it’s esports—and PlayVS is the official platform for High School esports. We offer an incredible, full-stack esport platform—game integrations, team building tools, leagues, tournaments, and schedules—and our software products tie everything together into a cohesive experience.
We are seeking an exceptional Manager of Data and Analytics to join our team at PlayVS. In this role, you will lead a team of data analysts and engineers to create and implement data-driven solutions that support our strategic objectives. In this player-coach role, you will balance managing your team of talented analysts and engineers with developing strategy and delivering key results. Your responsibilities will include overseeing the entire data function, from data acquisition to delivering actionable insights. You will work closely with cross-functional departments and stakeholders to identify business requirements and develop solutions that optimize the use of data.
Here's what you'll get to do:
*Lead a nimble team across analytics and data engineering that delivers immediate and outsized value to the business
*Design and implement an effective data and analytics plan, ensuring we identify the most important questions and craft a detailed execution plan to answer them while operating with imperfect data
*Partner with multiple cross-functional teams to define the measures of success and develop the analysis and reporting necessary to measure, understand, and improve these metrics through standardized dashboards and ad hoc reports
*Proactively spot patterns in our user data that identify potential blind spots and opportunities and recommend how to address them
*Develop the experimentation strategy to improve our esports competition platform continuously
*Empower the company to make informed decisions by turning our user data into actionable insights
*Answer critical questions with data and make data-driven decisions in a short timeframe
Here's what we're looking for:
*Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, or a related technical field
*1+ years experience as a people manager
*4+ years experience as a Data Analyst, ideally with competition or marketplace products
*2+ years experience working closely with Product Managers, ideally at tech startups
*Expertise using SQL to manipulate data (e.g., window functions)
*Expertise with BI Tools such as Metabase, Mode Analytics, Tableau, or Looker
*Experience using Python to clean, transform and analyze data
*Knowledge of experimentation strategy to analyze the impact of new features (e.g., A/Bs, multivariate testing, switchbacks, casual impact, etc.)
*Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
*Strong communication skills, with the ability to present findings and recommendations to non-technical audiences and influence decision-makers
*Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
Bonus Points for:
*Experience with a marketplace or competitions product
*Passion for esports and education technology
PlayVS cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes but is not limited to the following:
*healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision),
*401(k) plan,
*wellbeing benefits (including Headspace, Omada, and Gympass),
*flexible paid time off,
*volunteer time off,
*paid parental leave,
*several paid holidays,
*learning and development programs (including Liinkedin Learning and Mineral memberships),
*monthly mobile, wellness, and internet stipends!
PlayVS is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to be a majority minority company. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for our customers, employees, and applicants. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
If you have a disability or special need that requires an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@playvs.com