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As a Principal Insights Analyst on Esports Digital, you will help grow our Esports organization to the next level by building analytical frameworks that allow our teams to develop the outstanding esports products, scale our operational capabilities, and forecast growth and revenue across several existing and upcoming esports. You'll partner with our Publishing and Esports leads and external product partners throughout the company to improve our understanding of players, fans, and evolving parts of the ecosystem. You will report to the Head of Esports R&D Strategy.


  • Partner with senior leaders and product teams to develop and own the insights roadmap for R&D productsOwn project scoping and solution development of highly complex/ambiguous problem spaces around the esport audience experience. Engage with BU leadership to inform them of fan needs and inform how their orgs can engage
  • Establish org. wide frameworks and approaches toward understanding esport audience’s viewing and engagement preferences globally
  • Communicate strategic recommendations and product outcomes to senior leaders and decision makers
  • Evaluate insight system needs and lead efforts to design, develop, implement technology to provide coverage including dashboarding, analysis, reporting, and telemetry tools
  • Build and manage a small team (1-2 direct reports) over the course of the first 12-18 months

Required Qualifications:

  • BA in Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline
  • 9+ years experience using statistical analysis, simulations, and predictive modeling to analyze information and develop practical solutions to business problems
  • 6+ years of managing multimodal studies and presenting findings to diverse partners/executives
  • Strong experience identifying and breaking down complex problems and problem spaces using various business or product frameworks and crafting optimal solutions for our players and our business
  • Proficiency with SQL, Databricks, Tableau or similar data management and visualization tools
  • Ability to own and drive workstreams collaboratively across functional team of designers, product managers, and engineers
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with senior stakeholders
  • For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA or relevant work experience in strategy consulting
  • Knowledge of applied statistics, multimodal analysis (merging research and telemetry data streams)
  • Experience with marketing technologies and digital media analytics
  • Experience in gaming, sports, or media/entertainment industry

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

(Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $173,000 USD - $241,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).