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Senior Data Analyst

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Data Analyst to support game design and marketing through data and statistical analysis, to ultimately optimize business profitability. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Perform data analysis to support the operation and development of games
  • Understand marketing and game metrics and apply knowledge to identify analytical requirements that drive business profitability
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop scheduled and ad hoc reports from a variety of sources for operations, marketing, and game design
  • Track in-game behaviors/metrics and provide analysis and recommendations for product changes and/or enhancements
  • Analyze in-game monetization to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Track online metrics and provide recommendations for website optimization
  • Analyze marketing campaigns to determine efficiency and potential for optimization

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in data analytics, statistics or related field, with a heavy statistics orientation
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Very strong knowledge of one or more statistical tools such as R, Stata, SAS or Minitab
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and SQL (experience with MySql and Vertica syntax preferred)
  • Experience applying data mining techniques (i.e., classification, clustering, association mining, forecasting), statistics and information retrieval methods to large data sets
  • Ability to write queries, pull and manipulate data sets and perform data analysis based on large data sets
  • Experience analyzing data from a variety of sources and types, both internal and external
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with a wide degree of latitude and creativity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Solid quantitative background
  • Proven track record in presenting complex results to users in an understandable manner

Preferences

  • Experience working with Tableau
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Experience in the mobile and online game industry

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Digital Content Producer

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Digital Content Producer to work on exciting new family-focused video games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


General Responsibilities

  • Creation, implementation and management of content of KingsIsle Entertainment websites including game sites, corporate site and mobile offerings
  • Ongoing maintenance of websites content including refreshing images and videos, promotions, game updates and overall messaging
  • Partner with other marketing functions, game development, web development, art, and other departments to deliver timely web content
  • Partner with analytics department to drive overall metrics pertaining to the performance of the websites
  • Own and drive overall SEO and ASO for websites and mobile apps
  • Design and create e-mail marketing messages for campaigns and promotions

Mobile Responsibilities

  • Manage marketing materials, graphics, and ASO for all mobile app stores
  • Message updates and other important information to community members quickly and succinctly

Management Responsibilities

  • Give detailed feedback and guidance on graphics for marketing e-mail newsletters, print material and other visual assets
  • Manage schedules, deadlines and multi-tasking between artists, web developers and other members of the marketing team

Requirements

  • 2+ years of web content management experience, including experience working with a content management system
  • Demonstrable proof of strong writing ability
  • Strong html and css skills
  • Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with SEO & ASO
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • 4-year degree in a related field

Preferences

  • Experience in online or electronic game industry
  • Previous marketing experience
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Experience in UI/UX

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Producer, Mobile Games

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a strong Producer, Mobile Games to work on exciting new video games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing and highly successful entertainment company.
 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the production of incredibly compelling, high-quality video games
  • Plan and oversee the project, and manage members of the team
  • Work with executive management team to craft vision of the titles, and to develop schedules and resource requirements to ensure achievement of vision
  • Initiate and track all production processes through direct management of team leads (art, design, development, QA)
  • Direct relationship management of third party consulting firms
  • Ensure timely delivery of milestones while safeguarding quality of work in accordance with pre-defined project schedule
  • Develop and maintain project schedules for all functional areas of development
  • Work with QA to triage game issues and drive updates to the game service

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a Producer in the games industry
  • Mobile game production experience
  • Candidate must have shipped at least two video game titles
  • Experience managing a team of 10+ developers (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers)
  • Extremely strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferences

  • Experience communicating well with executive management
  • Strong skills with the MS Office suite of tools: Word, Excel, and Project

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Associate Producer (Sound)

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Producer (Sound) to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.
 

Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work with the Producer to manage the sound production of KingsIsle's suite of games
  • Manage and coordinate assets for off-site sound contractors and KingsIsle's on-site sound team
  • Assist in tracking and reporting team progress
  • Notify production teams of schedule conflicts between games and resources
  • Assist in scheduling team assets for milestone progressions
  • Handle the tracking of invoices and budgetary reporting
  • Help in compiling game and backstory information for sound events
  • Assist in the talent audition process

Requirements

  • Candidates must have 2+ years as an Associate Producer or Project Manager
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Deep proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Deep knowledge of sound production techniques and terminology
  • Strong documentation and communication skills

Preferences

  • Strong affinity for games and sound design in games
  • Solid experience in issue tracking software such as Jira or Test Track Pro
  • Experience in audio middleware such as FMOD
  • Game editor experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Local applicants only please.
 

Senior Server Engineer

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Server Engineer to work on exciting new family-focused video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.
 

Responsibilities

  • The Senior Server Engineer will be responsible for maintaining, optimizing and extending a cross-product, scalable MMO server architecture
  • Ability to work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of developers in a creative and fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug and maintain game code and scripts

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Verifiable proficiency with C++, Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Network programming experience (TCP, UDP, optimization, security, NATs, etc.)
  • Architectural experience (client/server preferred)
  • 5 - 8 years of relevant experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Real-time and Multi-threaded environments experience
  • Prior distributed system development experience
  • Database development experience
  • Linux development experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Server Engineer

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Server Engineer to work on exciting new family-focused video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Maintain, optimize, and extend a cross-product, scalable MMO server architecture
  • Work individually and with a highly experienced team of developers in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with other programmers and with designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug, and maintain gameplay code as well as core systems

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or some form of Engineering
  • Verifiable proficiency with C++, Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Network programming experience (TCP, UDP, optimization, security, NATs, etc.)
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within assigned schedules

Preferences

  • Massively Multiplayer Online experience
  • Experience with Real-time and Multi-threaded environments
  • Network Programming
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows, gcc, Visual Studio
  • Prior shipped game titles

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Software Engineer (Mobile Games)

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Software Engineer to work on exciting new family-focused video games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Create, test, debug and maintain game code to create compelling player experiences
  • Work individually and collaboratively with other programmers, designers, and artists in a creative and fast paced environment to implement features and functionality that create a unique and superior game experience for our customers

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 3-6 years of relevant experience
  • Verifiable proficiency with C#
  • Verifiable proficiency with Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Experience with version control systems (Subversion, Alienbrain, or similar)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • UI design and implementation experience
  • Professional gameplay implementation experience
  • Mobile device development experience
  • Experience profiling and optimizing client code
  • Experience maintaining live software
  • Experience with 3D math and rendering systems
  • Unity experience
  • Prior shipped game titles

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Java Software Engineer

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Java Software Engineer to work on web systems and mobile server applications and services in support of MMO and mobile games.

 

Responsibilities

  • Absorb, digest, and articulate business objectives
  • Work with team-mates to create unique and superior user experience for customers
  • Design and implement web applications/services using Java, Hibernate, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, and Regular Expressions
  • Practice aggressive testing methodologies to ensure excellent product quality
  • Seek, adjudicate, and effect proper defect resolutions
  • Practice conscientious documentation

Requirements

  • 4 year Technical (CS, Engineering) Degree
  • Java development - 2+ years
  • Servlets/JSP - 1+ years
  • Java persistence (Hibernate, EJB, JDBC) - 1+ years
  • Databases/SQL - 2+ years
  • Web applications and web systems design/architecture - 1+ years
  • Web development - 3+ years
  • HTML/XHTML - 3+ years
  • Object oriented design - 2+ years
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Tapestry, Hibernate, or other Java "community" toolkits
  • AJAX/JavaScript programming
  • Web Services/SOA/SCA
  • Use of patterns in development
  • High volume web site development
  • Multiplayer web-based game development and delivery
  • Windows and Linux deployment experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Contract Web QA Tester

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Contract Web QA Tester for our high traffic and highly transactional web sites and web services. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Operate and extend manual and automated test suites for web/browser as well as mobile-based environments
  • Provide rigorous and repeatable testing procedures for web and mobile interfaces
  • Work with other team members to recommend features and functionality that create a unique and superior web experience for our customers

Requirements

  • Structured Testing - 6 months
  • Basic Web QA Knowledge
  • Quick study, with a passion for learning
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Works well both individually and as a team contributor
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Mobile testing experience
  • Web-service testing experience
  • Documentation and Test Plan writing skills
  • Experience with Selenium or other automation tools
  • Javascript Testing
  • HTML/XML Compliance Testing
  • QA Lifecycle Testing (Functional/Performance/Stress)

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Pay rate will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Contract QA Tester (Mobile Games)

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Contract QA Tester to work on Mobile Video Game development. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Test new mobile games on iOS and Android devices
  • Create detailed defect tickets to track errors to resolution
  • Execute and maintain test plans to assure development that builds are ready for mass consumption
  • Document issues that appear in-game in a detailed manner and work with development to fix issues as needed

Requirements

  • Structured testing - 6 months
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited university
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Technical understanding of development process and key components to facilitate defect detection and reporting
  • Knowledge of and experience with full-cycle software development and testing methodology
  • Knowledge of database reporting techniques
  • Experience in client/server software quality assurance
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment or as an individual contributor
  • Prior experience with game development process and/or shipped titles

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Pay rate will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas

 

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Lead Game Designer (Mobile Games)

Location: Round Rock, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced game designer for our Mobile team. If you are a multi-talented and experienced game designer with the ability to adapt to various forms of content or systems design and capable of taking responsibility for realizing our design philosophies in the form of epic, engaging content, then you may just be the right person.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in game design, a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, outstanding people skills, boundless creativity, a strong visual aesthetic, extensive knowledge of mobile games, and a longstanding passion for playing games.
 

Responsibilities

  • Create fun and broadly appealing games for mobile and tablet devices
  • Design, implement, and iterate on innovative and compelling game experiences
  • Relate the design vision and requirements to programmers and artists

Requirements

  • 4 or more years of game design experience, including experience as a senior or lead designer on at least one shipped product
  • Strong proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Proven track record in content and systems design
  • Ideal candidate will be someone who has creatively owned design vision and implementation from concept to completion
  • Ability to work creatively in a fast-paced team environment
  • An abiding passion for creating and playing video games

Pluses

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience  
  • Experience as a manager and/or mentor
  • Analytical skills for evaluating game designs and interpreting player data
  • Mobile game monetization experienceor more

Considerations

  • A cover letter is required, explaining why you would like to work at KingsIsle, what games you are currently playing and how they appeal to you as a designer
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas
 

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.

KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality online and mobile games. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. Information about the company's games can be found at http://www.kingsisle.com/corporate/products.

KingsIsle, Wizard101 and Pirate101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.