Slot Designer

Product Management Burlingame, California


Description

About PLAYSTUDIOS

 

PLAYSTUDIOS is the developer of award-winning casual games for mobile and social platforms, including POP! Slots, myVEGAS Slots, myVEGAS Blackjack, and my KONAMI Slots. The apps are powered by the company’s groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty platform, which enables players to earn real-world rewards from more than 70 iconic hospitality, entertainment, and leisure brands across 15 countries and four continents. playAWARDS partners include MGM Resorts International, Wolfgang Puck, Norwegian Cruise Line, Resorts World, Gray Line Tours, and Hippodrome Casino, among others. Founded by a team of veteran gaming, hospitality, and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS apps combine the best elements of popular social games with exciting casino gaming mechanics. To learn more about PLAYSTUDIOS, visit www.playstudios.com

 

SLOTS GAME DESIGNER

Do you love games?  Do you love to design games?  Do you love working on creative teams with passionate, highly-motivated people?  If yes, then we need you.  At PLAYSTUDIOS, we make industry-leading social casino slot games for mobile and web platforms and we love our jobs.  We embody an entrepreneurial spirit and are dedicated to making games our players love.  We are looking for innovative new ideas.  We believe in making everyone better, leveraging all our collective talents to make amazing gaming experiences.  As a Slots Game Designer, you will lead the design process, collaborating with the rest of the team to make truly standout products that break the mold on what a slot game can be.  Along the way, you’ll create unique payout experiences, that perfect harmony between math and emotion.  We are looking for mature creatives who can give and take feedback constructively, and who can deliver business results.  We are looking for visionaries who can be our design experts on existing and emerging game models and mechanics.  The best games are still to be made and you can be the one who makes them.   

 

Responsibilities

  • Create mathematical models of slot machines
  • Create or adapt game features; offer new ideas and conduct brainstorming sessions
  • Tune and model complex systems using Excel
  • Write copy, messaging and narrative elements of the game
  • Create and maintain storyboards, wireframes, and design documents to communicate new features
  • Work with software engineers to test and verify game math model simulations using statistical methods
  • Analyze metrics and user feedback to derive insights and adjust game designs accordingly
  • Remain up-to-date with casino game design trends
  • Actively participate in the game development process, engaging the team and resolving issues
  • Collaborate daily with your team, working together to solve problems and make great games

 


Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in casino game development, game, and math model design
  • Extensive knowledge of real money or social casino games and player psychology
  • Excel expert, experience with VBA preferred
  • Programming experience; preferably C/C++, C#, Java, or VBA
  • Skills with one or more art/wireframing tools helpful: Balsamiq Mockups, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a creative and collaborative, interrupt-driven work environment
  • Able to give and take constructive feedback in a professional manner
  • Passion for gaming; avid gamer with a solid understanding of game development and game genres
  • Strong understanding of game balance and game pacing
  • Ability to multi-task and work on more than one game at a time
  • Self-direction, drive, and leadership
  • Bachelors Degree in Math, Statistics, Economy, Engineering, or Computer Science; or demonstrated expertise in combinatorics, probability, and statistics


Benefits and Perks 

  • 100% health benefit coverage for you and your dependents! 
  • Performance-based bonuses. 
  • 401K plan and stock options. 
  • Flexible vacation policy. 
  • Employee-driven entertainment, happy hours, and team-building events. 
  • Catered lunches multiple times per week. 
  • Snacks and drinks available in the kitchen. 
  • Casual work environment. 
  • An open, collaborative workspace. 
  • Commuter benefits program. 
  • *** During COVID 19 we are currently working from home

PLAYSTUDIOS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.