Careers

Some of the many perks of working at SuperData:

  • Competitive salary and benefits packages
  • Monthly game stipends
  • Full-company winter and summer holidays and generous paid holiday packages
  • Dynamic startup environment
  • Regular happy hours and team events
  • More!


SENIOR DATA ENGINEER

New York, NY

SuperData is the leading provider of data and market intelligence on digital games and interactive media. Our research methodology is driven by behavioral and digital point-of-sale data collected directly from game publishers and developers.

SuperData publishes industry relevant key performance indicators for benchmarking, competitive analysis, and performance optimization. We specialize in helping our clients use data to identify actionable growth and investment opportunities

The Innovation Team sits at the nexus of the Data Engineering, Insights, and Analytics teams at SuperData Research– the team specifically pioneers the data research powering new features and products. The Senior Data Engineer is a visionary in data analysis and a pragmatist in research execution. Nothing of value within a data set eludes the Senior Data Engineer. The role leads a small group of Data Scientists & Engineers.

The ideal candidate has a background in Data Science/Engineering and demonstrates mastery of data mining, statistical modeling, machine learning and predictive analytics across structured and unstructured data. Successful candidates are expected to independently design, test, and scaling out successful prototypes into products across direct reports. Strong understanding of the tools that power analytics is a must, particularly infrastructure and computer engineering concepts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and execute research projects from start to finish.
    • Design scrapers and ETL processes to bring data into SuperData databases.
    • Pre-process and clean data ahead of analytics.
    • Optimize storage architectures and databases for fast response.
    • Break down large problems into modular pieces to enable parallelization of processing where possible – looping over modules slice aggregating for custom visibility.
    • Automate batch and cron jobs.
    • Initiate feedback loops with QA to inform forward strategy.
  • Manage Innovation Projects
    • Define scope for new Innovation projects.
    • Review open projects weekly and provide feedback/advisory as required to junior team members.
  • Mentorship
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field.
    • Enable team members with specialized learning plans.
  • Communication & Collaboration
    • Presentation of results to stakeholders.
    • Scope out new opportunities with internal teams and external companies.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Mastery of Python
    • Data Import/Export & Manipulation – csv, json, data frames
    • Scraping/ETL – Selenium, Beautiful Soup, etc.
    • Analysis Packages
  • Mastery of MySQL
    • Nested Queries, Joins, Temporary Tables, Stored Procedures, Events
  • Mastery of Algorithms & supporting Mathematics
    • Big O Notation
    • Algorithmic Design and Modification
  • Compute Fundamentals
    • Processor Speed
    • Thread Management
  • Memory Fundamentals
    • Database Caching
    • Local Caching
    • Memory Management
  • Storage Fundamentals
    • NAS/Block Store Latency
    • Connection Pools
    • Database Architecture
  • Cloud Compute in AWS EC2
    • Windows Server 2012/2016
    • Amazon Linux 2
  • This best describes you:
    • You have a degree (Undergraduate or Masters) in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.
    • You are a strong problem solver – you solve problems of a particular type once, not individual problems. Your solutions are dynamic and scalable.
    • You are always learning newer, faster, and better ways of doing things.
    • You test and tune your own work.
    • You have extreme attention to detail.
    • You know what you know, you know what you don’t know, and you know how to figure out what you need to know.
    • You have 5+ years’ work experience in Data Science/Data Engineering roles or equivalent.
    • You are proficient in English.

BONUS SKILL(S)

  • Familiarity with video games and understanding of how games earn revenue a plus. (Virtual economies, exchange rates, how to make a purchase, what virtual storefronts look like, etc.)
  • Impress us with a ridiculous high-score in your favorite game, your gaming stats, your unbeatable Magic deck, or your gaming rig specs.
  • Show us analytics websites, tools, databases, or dashboards you have developed have collaborated on.

Projected Start Date: July 1st, 2019

To apply, please go to the Nielsen career page



IT ANALYST

New York, NY

SuperData is the leading provider of data and market intelligence on digital games and interactive media. Our research methodology is driven by behavioral and digital point-of-sale data collected directly from game publishers and developers.

SuperData publishes industry relevant key performance indicators for benchmarking, competitive analysis, and performance optimization. We specialize in helping our clients use data to identify actionable growth and investment opportunities.

The Technology Team at SuperData Research manages a full cloud tech stack which supports our live web products, data pipelines, and data management. The IT Analyst leads hardware planning, purchasing, and management to enable efficiency & security for local teams. The IT Analyst at SuperData is not your standard externalized support role – the candidate takes active leadership in testing, validating, and deploying new services, tools, hardware that optimizes the operational velocity of our business. We don’t accept generic solutions here.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain best workstation, external hardware, display, and peripheral build outs for all team functions.
  • Build and support custom rigs targeted for specific workload purposes. (ex. Multithreaded computing)
  • Solving the majority of problems at the local level without ServiceNow/global IT escalation.
  • Purchasing planning and execution from end-to-end.
  • Subject matter expert for all aspects of hardware management. (Analytics Workstations)
  • Subject matter expert for all aspects of connectivity (Wiring, Networks, Phones)
  • Plan and oversee Software/Security/Application deployments and upgrades.
  • Own, manage, and update automated security/software deployment scripts.
  • Manage hardware & peripherals inventory.
  • Manage cybersecurity training and resources.
  • VPN Management.
  • First line of defense for all inbound technology problems – route, escalate, and make connections to global IT organization as relevant.
  • Ad-hoc support to Technology Team.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • This best describes you:
    • You have graduated with a degree in Computer Management, Computer Engineering, IT Administration, Network Administration or have worked in related industry for 0-2 years.
    • You are always learning newer, faster, and better ways of doing things.
    • You have extreme attention to detail.
    • You’ve built computers, hopefully lots of them.
    • You know the ins and outs of hardware, OS, BIOS, RAM, SSD, HDD, Motherboard, Power Supply, UPS, wiring, displays, drivers, antivirus.

BONUS SKILL(S)

  • Familiarity with the video games and understanding of how games earn revenue a plus. (Virtual economies, exchange rates, how to make a purchase, what virtual storefronts look like, etc.)
  • Impress us with a ridiculous high-score in your favorite game, your gaming stats, your unbeatable Magic deck, or your gaming rig specs.

To apply, please go to the Nielsen career page

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