Games Markets Quantitative Analyst Internship at Mythical Games

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We are Mythical Games. A Venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans. Our goal is to lead the industry with the launch of exceptional video game experiences that leverage distributed ledger technology, while also providing a platform of robust tools that will allow any other game developers to do the same.
Mythical Games Internship Program Overview
At Mythical Games, we are innovating the player-owned economy, driven by our belief that digital item economies will shape the future of games. At the core of this economy is blockchain technology, and non-fungible token-based digital assets. We are seeking students interested in tapping their knowledge, and passion to join our Marketplace team on projects specifically focused on creating flourishing and innovative digital item economies for the video game industry. You will be part of the team that continues to develop our data-driven competencies and evolving our platforms which deliver our most sophisticated strategies.
Role Description: Quantitative Researcher/Data Scientist Intern
Our Quantitative Researchers and Data Scientists play a key role at Mythical Games. Projects can range from ones where interns participate in developing and modeling game economies and using sophisticated statistical, applied maths and machine learning techniques, to ones where models are developed to mine data for investigative analyses, based on optimizations of data models, pricing analytics, and supply/demand management algorithms. You will have the opportunity to apply and hone your skills in a structured program that allows you to work side-by-side with, and learn from, those who are thriving in this exciting and growing field.
Your Objectives

· Conceptualise pricing and valuation strategies, develop and continuously improve quant models;
· Translate algorithms into code, optimize and iterate;
· Analyse and model structured/unstructured data;
· Use unconventional data sources to drive innovation;
· Conduct research and statistical analysis to build and refine the game’s marketplace and game monetization systems by developing relevant metrics and signals;
· Develop a mechanism to track any sinks and sources through the lifecycle of a player and their virtual items’ interaction in the game to develop correlation models between players and internal economy;
· Define virtual items and their statistics with the Game Design team and project how each of them modifies the game dynamics;
· Ensure balancing economy systems in collaboration with the Game Design team and Monetization Manager;
· Work with Mythical’s Economy Data live data feeds to analyze the potential and actual economic impact of in-game marketplace related changes to assist with identifying opportunities and improvements that will have a positive impact on our game economy;
· Collaborate with Game Designers and the Marketplace teams to help design and implement features and data metrics to improve user marketplace experience, participation and engagement monetization;
· Develop and interconnect game workflow data and markets quantitative models to ensure that the game economy is aligned to expected targets;
· Produce clear, effective design documentation according to project standards and develop an understanding of how to make it effective as possible;
· Apply and further develop Mythical’s Markets data-driven approach to forecast how players will behave to identify economy bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.
· Monitor implementation of economic factors and work closely with relevant teams to ensure that internal economic indicators and drivers remain consistent with the current design;
· Aim to combine blockchain innovation, data science analytics, and knowledge of existing standards of digital goods to optimize Mythical’s economy system to provide the best experience and monetization opportunities for players
Qualifications and Competencies

· Advanced training in Quantitative Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Quantitative Finance, Engineering, Data Science or another highly quantitative field (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD degree)
· Understanding of blockchain logic a plus
· Experience and high proficiency coding in Python, R, C#/C++, Java, and/or JS;
· Practical experience applying statistical methods to a large amount of data (machine learning knowledge a plus);
· Deep ML knowledge crucial for developing sophisticated components driving signals and indicators for game progression and economy
· Strong knowledge of probability and statistics (e.g. machine learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP)
· Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases/datasets(e.g. MongoDB, AWS, Hadoop, etc) a plus
· Experience with analytical packages (e.g. R, Matlab, SAS)
· Prior experience working in a data-driven research environment is a plus
· Independent research experience useful
· Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
· Strong work ethic, analytical thinking, intellectual rigor, curiosity and ability to grasp linkages beyond the surface
· Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with other team members
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