Business Analytics Specialist

Redmond, WA, United States Posted 16 days ago

Xbox Studios Global Publishing is looking for an experienced reporting analyst to create monthly reporting packages, game scorecards and analyze telemetry for our Xbox and Windows 10 game publishing business.

This role supports a broad set of constituents that include business management, production, finance, marketing, and our leadership team.


Responsibilities include:

  • Create and maintain a monthly reporting package focusing on revenue, spend and key performance indicators.
  • Build monthly scorecards on games that are in market
  • Create franchise and individual game P&Ls;
  • Build excel dashboards for quick data analysis and reporting (Xbox and Steam)
  • Analyze the impact of promotions and price changes on games to gather information for recommendations on pricing strategy
  • Analyze engagement and usage data for each title to understand how users are playing games, includes in-game raw telemetry and matching against key metrics (like retention/conversion vs win percentage)
  • Custom SQL queries to provide enhanced BI for business/production decisions

Skill/Experience Required:

  • Financial analyst or business intelligence experience of 2+ years
  • Have experience creating visually appealing presentations from complex and data-heavy reporting
  • Must have advanced proficiency in:
    • Excel
    • Data analysis
    • SQL (preferably TSQL)
  • The following would be a bonus:
    • PowerPivot
    • HiveQL
    • Power Query (and M)
    • Visual Studio
  • Comfortable deriving and articulating insight from sometimes ambiguous sets of information
  • Experience pulling reports out of diverse financial systems and combining them effectively
  • Ability to effectively plan, prioritize, and execute analytical projects in a timely manner
  • BA/BS in a quantitative field such as business, finance, mathematics, economics, or operations research
  • Not required, but ideal candidate would love playing games and have a keen interest in the video games industry 


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


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