Data Analyst - Frontier Foundry

Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 750 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 

We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

Purpose of the Role

Frontier Foundry is looking for a Data Analyst with a focus on collection and interpretation of both market data and project variables to help drive and support our project scouting, opportunity evaluation, and ultimately, project decision making. As part of a small but passionate team, you'll directly contribute to the qualitative and quantitative assessment of market opportunities, product pitches, and project ROI scenarios. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Frontier Foundry, Publishing, Commercial, and executive stakeholders to assess market potential of products within a diverse array of game genres
  • Support the Head of Business Development in using project variables such as cost, revenue share, and market comparables to explore and assess the viability of potential opportunities
  • Work with key Frontier Foundry stakeholders to identify needs and report outputs to support and drive decision-making
  • Build a deep understanding of Frontier Foundry projects and partners, as well as Frontier’s own internal projects, while becoming an expert on data collected Develop and deliver written reports with analysis and charts and document requirements for new tools as needed
  • Perform statistical data analysis using industry standard data querying tools and methodologies
  • Perform analysis and valuation (ROI, CBA) for new product evaluation and optimization of existing products
  • Periodically source and identify new sources of data which can be used to help drive high quality decisions

About You

  • Demonstrated skills in using available market data to analyse both broad market trends and specific product potential
  • Passion for data visualization and analytics best practices, with demonstrable skills of creating databases and making them user friendly
  • Ability to present findings to a wide group of stakeholders, using established methodologies
  • Expert user of MS Excel
  • Experienced user of Python and HTML, or other web scraping tools
  • Previous experience using Kibana is beneficial but not essential
  • Understanding of database design and management
  • Pioneering spirit, with a desire to both create new processes and improve existing ones
  • Passion for the gaming industry and game developer community
  • Insights into contemporary video game trends across major PC and console platforms, either via professional experience or personal interest. Familiarity with the content strategies of similar publishers is a plus
  • Previous professional experience as a Business Intelligence or Statistical Data Analyst or similar roles.

What we can offer you

We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.


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Top Tips

  • A passion for videogames is essential for a role in Publishing. Don’t be afraid to tell us what you love about games and to tell us about your experiences with Frontier’s games. We love to talk about games and hope you will too!

  • We’d love to see your creativity, so share links with us of the things you have done, such as community streams, or a piece of marketing you have created.

  • Quality copywriting is paramount in all of our roles, so show us examples of how good you are. A well-presented CV and cover-letter are essential!

Meet the team

Sally

Community Manager

Hi! I’m Sally and I’m a Community Manager here at Frontier.

As part of the Community Team I help to tap into the best interests of our player base, which in turn holds an element of support for our incredible development teams with the future planning of our fun and exciting titles. As a team we also take pride in building personable relationships with our players too, by means of live streams and social media engagement. A hub of hype and readiness!

Working at Frontier has been a tailored wealth of experience for me over my many, varied years in industry; entering firstly into Production, adopted then by Publishing as Product Manager, before honing skills from both disciplines into my current role.

My friends and colleagues really do recognise my strengths, no matter where they lie and have a lot of trust in my passion, how I apply myself, allowing me to support teams across the board in the development of our incredible titles. It’s only ever more and more rewarding.

Rachel

Product Manager

Hi! I'm Rachel, one of the Product Managers at Frontier Developments.

Each Product Manager takes care of a specific game or brand from a marketing perspective. The game I take care of is Planet Zoo!

Being a Product Manager encompasses many things, including defining a marketing strategy and plan, preparing the briefs for the main marketing assets (including the trailers and key-art), managing the marketing partnerships, and of course overseeing the rolling out of the campaign and making sure everything goes according to plan.

I have only been working at Frontier for eight months, but it has already been a fantastic experience! I had always wanted to work for a dev studio and I finally am in this position now. Working with the dev team allowed me to understand more about the "behind the scenes" of how a game is built, connect with more people and learn from their knowledge and experience. It also allows for more creativity and fun as we can discuss directly for some ideas for the game and also work together on all the creative and visual parts of a marketing campaign