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We are looking for a passionate and data-driven senior consumer researcher who can take on a semi-embedded role with one of our studios. You will work side by side with studio leads, producers, designers, engineers, artists and product managers informing game feature roadmaps, player profiling and media targeting, as well as the overall player experience. You will run/lead your research roadmap and be accountable for deliverables in your specific POD while working with the central research team about other products in the portfolio.
What you will do in this role:
  • Lead a game title's research roadmap, including the full lifecycle of research projects, and serve as a strategic partner to guide impactful changes in both game development, product and marketing
  • Play games in development and contribute to design discussions and brainstorming sessions
  • Collect and report on quantitative research (segmentation, discrete choice modeling, etc.) from small and large surveys, navigate and analyze large data sets of player behavior
  • Write, code, and improve surveys that tap in to both the Glu audience and outside audiences
  • Conduct qualitative research (diary studies, playtests, focus groups, usability tests)
  • Manage research budgets and research roadmaps alongside studio leads
  • Investigate and report on new methods, run both formal and informal meetings and training sessions with the central research team
  • Conduct heuristic or expert evaluations of competitor titles
  • Help improve our processes, best practices, learning capabilities, especially on the quantitative front
  • Collaborate with various Glu departments, such as legal, customer service, user acquisition, and analytics for the purpose of research

What you need for this role:
  • 5+ years' experience leading quantitative research projects in the gaming, mobile app or tech space
  • A degree in the field of research, statistics, business/marketing or social sciences.
  • Statistical literacy (Excel, SPSS, R), and expertise navigating and manipulating complex data sets.
  • Practical experience in SQL is a plus.
  • Proficiency in survey design and remote testing platforms (Qualtrics, Alchemer, etc.)
  • Skill and creativity for selecting the right mix of methods to provide actionable insights to research questions and business goals, and the capacity to pilot new methods when relevant.
  • Excellent data visualization skills, and the ability to convey complex concepts persuasively to a variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Genuine interest in games, game design and free to play economies for different genres including sport and RPG.
  • Track record for close team collaboration and outcomes with a well-informed direction.
  • Hands-on approach and attitude.
  • Ability and desire to influence stakeholders, bias towards action.
  • Interest in piloting cutting edge methodologies or applying research methodologies from other fields to the evaluation of games
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What are Glu Mobile (acquired by Electronic Arts in April 2021) Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have our Fun team which volunteers regularly plan and run various company-wide events for team bonding and stress relief. We also have several guilds that meet in various disciplines.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Glu employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their Medical FSA and 270 a month towards Transit FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
We have multiple vision plans, including a $0 premium plan for all Full Time Employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have 4 different health plans including Kaiser and a HSA account
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Glu's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and Grokker team challenges
Mental Health Benefits
We partner with Ginger for 24/7 access to mental health help, anytime
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
GLu provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Empower. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Glu offers RSUs as part of our equity package, as well as refreshers for top performers.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Glu allows qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price every 6 months.
Performance Bonus
Glu's performance bonus plans are targeted percentage bonus, awarded yearly. Additionally we offer spot bonuses for going above and beyond.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker, with a mixture of supplementing EDD, STD and our benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
Glu provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for all positions during the COVID Shelter in Place
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Glu sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Glu employees receive between 16 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Glu offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees including a Transit FSA and CalTrain GoPass.
Company Outings
Glu hosts company outings Semi-annually in addition to our studio and team events.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Glu has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and even Kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking with 24/7 access and monitoring downtown SF. In Foster City we have free parking.
Parking
Glu Sports, in Foster CIty, pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days
Recreational Clubs
Our relocation assistance plan is offered for some positions.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Glu offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers help with paying for classes.
Lunch and learns
Glu hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a budget annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We support paid industry certifications.
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