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Lead Analytics Consultant

Zynga’s mission is to connect the world through games. Its vision was that gaming would become a mass market activity, and “play” would be an important verb in our daily lives. As a part of this vision, Zynga Analytics partners with studios to release and grow multiple games, while also owning the analytics stack and central tools.

Zynga Analytics focuses on providing analytics that are key to studios improving gameplay experience. As a Lead Data Analyst you will be the voice of Central Analytics (CA) and play a key role in bridging the gap between data analysis and product development. As you grow into the role, you will help steer product strategy.

This role requires a unique blend of technical and business skills, with a focus on using data to inform and improve the product development process. This role is accountable for demand generation, product evangelism, and other related projects as part of partnering with key teams responsible for scope, delivery, adoption, and engagement. We are looking for a self-starter who flexes their style between an in-the-weeds technical data analyst and product visionary!


  • Provide data-driven insights to guide product development decisions.
  • Technically engage with the analysts, data scientists, and game teams to provide insights and guidance derived from quantitative study; influence and analytically validate product assumptions and roadmap.
  • Assist in defining and refining product features based on user and consumer insights.
  • Contribute to development of long term product and data strategy.
  • Bolster customer trust and build technical knowledge through execution of ad hoc analyses of high business priority.
  • Adept at communication and collaboration across various functional areas within the organization.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, data analysis techniques, and product development methodologies.


  • 4+ years of work experience in data analytics or data science roles with a demonstrated experience in product design and project management.
  • Strong experience in SQL and Python; Adept in at least one visualization tool such as Tableau.
  • Experience with some or all of the following: data mining, predictive modeling, statistics, experimental design, application development, computational analytics, econometric modeling, data visualization.
  • Strong business sense and ability to evangelize an up-to-date awareness of where analytics/data science can be used to provide business value across all levels and teams.
  • Ability to develop clear narratives from data using visualization tools such as Tableau.
  • A track record of conceptualizing and shipping features that positively impact business objectives.
  • Have proven the ability to lead features, projects, and products by working with cross-functional leads, including engineering, design, production, analytics, and many more central teams.
  • Experienced in collecting feedback from internal and external partners and empathically communicating their needs and use cases to prioritize the roadmap


  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $109,800 and $162,480 per year. 

However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.


Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov.

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May 14, 2024

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