Strategy & Operations Analyst - San Francisco , California, United States, 94102

About Skillz: Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in revenue by 2020. As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, we've already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world. Skillz has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we're looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you're excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, Skillz just might be for you! Our Culture: We are true believers in electronic sports, so don't be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Super Mario Kart to Codenames over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business. Not a "gamer"? Don't worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don't involve games. We're working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a "do whatever it takes" mentality, and frankly, we get the job done! Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person's voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to meet you. Your Responsibilities: Analyze - You will provide insights to the business through analytics and market research as required Execute - You will drive highly visible strategic projects, working cross-functionally to structure problems, analyze opportunities, and develop solutions and actionable recommendations and results through a rigorous, data-driven process Optimize - You will uncover areas within the business to drive performance improvements to unlock productivity and accelerate execution Influence - You will also use storytelling skills to persuasively communicate your recommendations to senior executives and influence decisions by building consensus and mobilizing towards execution Your Skillz: Degree in math, statistics, engineering, computer science, economics or other quantitative field preferred but not required 1-3 years experience in an analytical role in Operations, Strategy, Management Consulting, Finance, Business Development, or another related field Experience leading cross-functional initiatives that require significant collaboration between different departments, including both technical and business teams Demonstrated performance as a self-starter & self-learner within a high-growth, performance-focused environment Strong written and verbal communication skills with a track record of building stellar, data-driven decks and presenting to senior management Ability to solve unstructured problems independently by developing and applying appropriate analytical frameworks or techniques Experience with business process design, development, and rollout