Business Analyst, Play Pass, Google Play

Google - Mountain View, CA

Full-time
Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a technical/business field or equivalent practical experience.
3 years of experience with business analysis and strategy related to games and/or content business models.
Experience with key performance indicators (KPIs) within the gaming industry.
Experience with SQL.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience using mobile data and metrics to anticipate user needs and create actionable strategies and recommendations to grow the business.
Strategic thinker with a track record of developing and executing business strategy, leading to business growth.
Ability to multitask and operate with cross-functional teams in a fast paced, ambiguous and rapidly changing environment.
Effective attention to detail and ability to set priorities, drive decisions, create structured processes and respond proactively to potential issues.
Familiarity with developer success metrics.
About the job
The Business Strategy & Operations organization provides business critical insights using analytics, ensures cross functional alignment of goals and execution, and helps teams drive strategic partnerships and new initiatives forward. We stay focused on aligning the highest-level company priorities with effective day-to-day operations, and help evolve early stage ideas into future-growth initiatives.

Google Play is growing at a rapid pace, with apps and games that are innovative, useful, entertaining, and locally relevant. As as Business Analyst, you'll be part of the Google Play Apps and Games business development team, helping strategic partners gain business success through business development initiatives and projects. You will be at the center of a cross-functional team of people across multiple sites, including Business Development, Product Management, Engineering, UX, Merchandising, Marketing, Operations, and Support.

Google Play offers music, movies, books, apps and games for devices, powered by the cloud. It syncs across devices and on the web. As part of the Android and Mobile team, Googlers working on Google Play do everything from engineering our backend systems, to shaping product strategy, to forming great content partnerships. They make it possible for people to do things like buy an ebook or song on their Android phone, then have it instantly available on their laptop. The Google Play team enhances the Android ecosystem by giving developers and partners a premium store where they can reach millions of users.

Responsibilities
Manage the ramp-up and growth of a new business opportunity for Google Play, working closely with cross-functional teams including Business Development, Engineering, Product Management, Merchandising, and Marketing.
Analyze data and trends to drive new insights, create strategies for the program and product, and make recommendations that drive the business forward.
Collaborate with other teams in Play to manage all aspects of developer onboarding, implementation, verification, and launch.
Define and monitor business metrics across multiple markets, lead operational reviews and strategy planning sessions and make catalog and product recommendations.
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