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BattleCry Studios, Economist, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9134

Thu, October 16, 2014

Do you want to work with a fun, passionate, collaborative team developing a AAA game experience? We are looking for an Economist with a desire to analyze and help develop the emergent virtual economy of BATTLECRY. This role will work closely with our monetization design team to analyze the economy of our game and create reports and recommendations for the game monetization. We are offering the opportunity to balance and sustain a purely virtual economy of potentially millions of people. Furthermore, the virtual economy would have additional interactions with the real money economy (all the way down to item pricing). We are looking for a candidate who is excited by this unique experience and the possible challenges that will arise and need to be solved. 

Responsibilities 
-Create and validate economic models based on BATTLECRY's monetization design 
-Provide guidance and predictions on short term and long term behaviors for the game economy
-Collaborate with our monetization, marketing, and business teams on how to best implement monetization strategies, pricing and incentives 
-Analyze economic game data and help inform the types of data we collect 
-Conducting competitive analyses of related products 
-Work directly with monetization design team on measuring, visualizing, predicting, and making recommendations for the game economy. 
-Help break down and communicate to team members the quantitative economic trends of the game 
-Create visualized reports 

Qualifications 
-Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Statistics, or related field 
-2+ years of prior work experience in your field 
-Passion for working with numbers and data visualization 
-Willingness to learn new tools and pipelines 
-Strong communication and presentation skills 
-Strong organizational skills with attention to detail 
-Ability to work independently and as a part of team 

Pluses 
-Experience with virtual economies 
-Familiarity with relational databases 
-Experience with Tableau 
-Experience in the gaming industry 
-Examples of prior work, recommendations, and reports
 
 
BTT Gateway Job ID 9134 

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