Game Hive - Opportunities

Game Mathematician
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description

We are looking for a highly analytical game enthusiast, who will dive deep into the data to make vital contributions to game design. The Game Mathematician applies their knowledge of probability, statistics and economics to develop key strategies that will valuably affect game updates and core features. If you can see numbers as the key to game design — let's chat!

Our Future of Work


Game Hive is currently full-remote, as we put the health and safety of our team as the first priority. That said, our intention is to adopt a hybrid model once we feel 100% safe to do so. However, we welcome all talent to apply — if you feel that this role and Game Hive is the perfect fit, we ask you to still get in touch! We want to hear from you, as we prioritize passion, potential and a 'values-fit' in our team. We're not bound by geography!

The Hero Profile


We are looking for a highly analytical game enthusiast, who will dive deep into the data to make vital contributions to game design. The Game Mathematician applies their knowledge of probability, statistics and economics to develop key strategies that will impactfully affect game updates and core features.

What you’ll be doing

Working closely with the product and data teams, you will create compelling player experiences for games enjoyed by players around the world. With a strong understanding of gameplay, you will create fresh game content, while also iterating on current gameplay mechanics.

  • Collaborate with producers, designers and senior leadership to set product priorities and economic direction
  • Design, implement, balance and fine-tune game systems, economies and progression
  • Coordinate with departments to ensure the timely completion of design goals
  • Listen to player feedback to then iterate and balance features to create the best game experience
  • Create detailed design documents that clearly communicate design functionality and vision
  • Perform mathematical analysis and testing of existing and new features
  • Work with developers to ensure that math models are correctly implemented
  • Verify the functionality of features and how they fit within the game mechanics
  • Build free-to-play mobile games for millions of players around the world to enjoy! 

What we’re looking for


Max Level Skills (Requirements):

  • A degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other related discipline
  • Mastery of spreadsheets and Excel
  • Deep knowledge of advanced mathematical concepts
  • Strong oral and communication skills
  • Knowledgeable about analytical game design and the free-to-play business model

You are…

  • Able to draw qualitative conclusions out of quantitative data
  • Analytical and approach problems by breaking problems down to key variables
  • Transparent and believe in the importance of reproducibility and integrity as best practices
  • Passionate about mobile games! As a gamer, you understand how to build needs and emotion in the context of a game (& the importance of it)
  • A team player who can confidently and effectively interacts with management and collaborates with other departments

Bonus Points (good to have, but not required):

  • Experience as a game economy designer or game balancer
  • Experience with Unity
  • Knowledge and interest in idle/clicker games 

Perks


What it means to be a part of the Hive.

Game Hive is proud to be Great Place to Work-Certified and in the last year alone, were recognized in the lists: Best Workplace in TechnologyBest Workplaces for Today’s Youth and Best Workplaces in Ontario. Connect with us, and find out why!

We are people-first. So we provide our people the best support and strive to make our workplace truly one-of-a-kind. We have an epic team, with pretty cool perks to boot.

  • Valued ideas & input: you will be frequently asked to take charge in your projects and you will see your ideas come to life.
  • A competitive salary and growth structure
  • A comprehensive health and dental spend, ready for you on Day 1
  • An education spend, ready for you on Day 1. We value your desire to grow!
  • Gain experience using top-quality marketing and design resources.
  • A fun, collaborative, feedback-focused, no-BS environment.
  • Now we’ve adapted and we’re remote (for now), but the fun certainly doesn’t stop - we still have regular paid team lunches, contests and challenges, themed happy hours, dozens of fun slack channels… that’s just to name a few. And we’ll adapt to office-life when the time comes, which involves:
  • Working in a central office location with spectacular food and all the (healthy, and not-so healthy) snacks & drinks you can consume. And a dedicated game room, of course!

Join the Hive


Send us your resume and cover letter, and let us know why you’re the math-wizard our team needs.

Game Hive puts heavy value in diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please make it clear within your cover letter. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Game Hive


Founded in 2009, Game Hive is a leading developer of mobile games for iOS and Android, with more than 120 million total downloads to date. We are passionate about making fun and rewarding games for everyone to enjoy. Our most popular games include the Tap Titans and Beat the Boss series, as well as our latest release in 2020, Battle Bouncers.

Compensation

$50,000.00 - $70,000.00

Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!