CAREERS

CAREERS

WORKING AT MAGMIC

We truly have the best of both worlds: The lively and exciting feeling of a start-up but the security that comes with being a successful mobile social gaming company for 15 years. Working in the gaming industry tends to have the reputation for being pretty chill, lots of fun and extremely rewarding…
The rumors are true.

THE PERKS

As if everything mentioned above wasn’t enough, we have some pretty serious #workperks here at Magmic. From an annual retreat on the Big Rideau Lake to all-you-can-drink coffee to provide the energy needed to get the job done, we know how to treat our employees well.

A yearly retreat

Medical benefits

Staff events

Unlimited coffee

Cell phone plan subsidy

OPEN POSITIONS

Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games. We publish a full range of content, from original titles including Texas Hold’em King and Slots King to top licensed content from leading entertainment publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, and Rubik’s Cube. We have led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ship products to all major app stores including; iTunes App Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, Amazon App Store and various carrier decks. Privately owned, Magmic is located in the Ottawa, Canada. Visit us on the 4th Floor of the Major Building in the heart of the Byward Market or learn more at www.magmic.com.

We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced Cloud Service Developer. In this role, you’ll be working on the cornerstone of Magmic’s operations through enhancing and maintaining our cloud service infrastructure used by millions of people daily. Magmic’s technology platform is a sophisticated end-to-end system connecting mobile game services, publishing tools, and live operations.

Candidates for this role should be comfortable working in and learning a wide variety of technologies and platforms. You will have an opportunity to work with a rockstar team of developers on cloud­-based server stacks down to libraries for mobile operating systems and everything in between.

Description

As a Cloud Service Developer your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, Build, Maintain and Manage highly-scalable, cloud-based connected services.
  • Extend services with new features, enhancements and optimizations.
  • Evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for Magmic’s next generation services.
  • Being available for on-call and after-hours support.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • 3-6 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying server applications
  • 2+ years of JavaScript development experience
  • Software development best practices (TDD, SCM, IDE, Jira)
  • Understanding of programming methodologies and design patterns
  • Solid work experience with Linux, Node.js, IT Administration, working on the command-line and shell scripting
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL storage systems (we use MySQL, PostGres, Redshift, Redis, and DynamoDB)
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services, OpsWorks and Chef are assets
  • Familiarity with Analytics and Big Data Solutions an asset
  • Automated testing tools
  • Network and resource monitoring (ex. Nagios, Zabbix, New Relic)
  • Performance tuning (ex. caching, indices, thread pools)
  • REST APIs and concepts
  • A passion for innovative development and games

To apply, please use the following link to submit your cover letter and resume

Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games. We publish a full range of content, from original titles including Texas Hold’em King and Slots King to top licensed content from leading entertainment publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, and Rubik’s Cube. We have led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ship products to all major app stores including; iTunes App Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, Amazon App Store and various carrier decks. Privately owned, Magmic is located in the Ottawa, Canada. Visit us on the 4th Floor of the Major Building in the heart of the Byward Market or learn more at www.magmic.com.

We have an immediate opportunity for an intermediate Game Systems Developer. You will join the Game Engine Technology team to participate in this platform’s continued evolution. In your role, you will contribute to the development of generalized and highly reusable game features, systems, modules, frameworks and workflows to support the game development teams. Development will primarily focus on client side development with Unity and internal game engines as the key integrations points. The ideal candidate must have an affinity for building game subsystems and tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deliver and maintain scalable, reusable, reliable game systems, frameworks, workflows and toolsets.
  • Provide high-level system design, requirements capture, and support of the system architecture, APIs.
  • Interface with game development teams to provide technical assistance to existing APIs and technology stack.
  • Interface with Game Designers to design and implement platform features.
  • Identify and communicate technical and process impediments, providing effective solutions to ensure the overall quality, reusability, reliability, and scalability of the system.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Computer Science or technical equivalent education.
  • At least one shipped title and 2 years industry experience.
  • Strong command of C# and C++ programming language.
  • Experience with Unity, or equivalent game engines.
  • Experience with mobile game development (Android and iOS).
  • Experience with game development process, tools and technology
  • Solid understanding and experience working with Object Oriented Design Principles and component driven architecture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for various audiences including customers, team members, and management.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.

Nice to Haves

  • Strong mathematics background
  • Graphics programming

To apply, please use the following link to submit your cover letter and resume

Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games. We publish a full range of content, from original titles to top licensed content from leading entertainment publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, and Rubik’s Cube. We have led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ship products to all major app stores including; iTunes App Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, Amazon App Store and various carrier decks. Privately owned, Magmic is located in the Ottawa, Canada. Visit us on the 4th Floor of the Major Building in the heart of the Byward Market or learn more at www.magmic.com.

Magmic is seeking an Live Ops Technical Producer to join our Live Operations Team.  The successful candidate will own and oversee the technical direction of Magmic’s products during the post production phase of the products life cycle.  The Manager will provide leadership for a group of engineers to ensure the on-time and on budget delivery of feature enhancements and updates.  As part of the live operations team, the Live Ops Technical Producer will reports into the Senior Producer.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, organizing and preparing technical hand-offs of games, the assessment and triage of incoming defects in live products, directly fixing bugs, setting technical standards, creating technical documentation, training, on-boarding, off boarding, working with Magmic’s game technology teams to identify workflow and tool enhancements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Own, from a technical perspective, the implementation of Magmic’s live games.
  • Monitor and oversee technical aspects of live products to ensure games are working within normal parameters.
  • Work with game development teams to accept hand off of game products exiting production.
  • Work with various technical directors of game productions to ensure games meet live operations standards, requirements and technical proficiency.
  • Identify, scope and schedule upcoming updates resulting from SDK, OS, platform and new devices launches.
  • Assess and scope new platforms to deploy existing live products on.
  • Manage, create, and organize technical documentation.
  • Perform code reviews.
  • Train new teams and contractors working on maintaining Magmic’s live games.
  • Be the Magmic contact that can answer any project related technical questions.
  • Identify tools and workflow that can aid the maintenance and updating of games.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Computer Science or technical equivalent education.
  • 5 years industry experience minimum.
  • Strong understanding of build systems, mobile development environments and iOS/Android deployment and release workflow
  • High-level understanding of the technical anatomy of a game and game engines, and game authoring tools
  • Experience with Unity, or equivalent game engines.
  • Experience with mobile game development (Android and iOS).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for various audiences including customers, team members, and management.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.

To apply, please use the following link to submit your cover letter and resume

Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games. We publish a full range of content, from original titles including Texas Hold’em King and Slots King to top licensed content from leading entertainment publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, and Rubik’s Cube. We have led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ship products to all major app stores including; iTunes App Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, Amazon App Store and various carrier decks.

Privately owned, Magmic is located in the Ottawa, Canada. Visit us on the 4th Floor of the Major Building in the heart of the Byward Market or learn more at www.magmic.com.

We have an immediate part- time opportunity for a Quality Assurance Tester, starting with a 3-6 month contract. Based on performance, this contract will be up for renewal or a move to a permanent position.

Description

The position is responsible for testing both in-production and live products, logging bugs in bug tracking software and providing developers, artists and managers with sufficient information for verification of these features.

A prospective candidate is one who has a high attention to detail, both in observing specific behaviour and accurately detailing their results in reports. The job requires someone that is capable of testing and retesting similar criteria as well as performing exploratory testing to find new bugs not defined in standard acceptance criteria. Strong interpersonal skills are also a  must, as this candidate must interact with a variety of departments. A flexible schedule is necessary to complete deadline based work in a profession atmosphere.

Responsibilities

  • Interpret and implement quality assurance standards
  • File daily reports to Quality Assurance Lead, and associated producers
  • Follow test plans to ensure specific criteria are met per project
  • Install and load a variety of builds on mobile platforms
  • Manipulate dynamic data files (.json and similar) and verify integrity
  • Run a variety of hardware and usage tests on a variety of mobile platforms
  • Write clean and easily readable documentation on new process
  • Work on any production related tasks at the request of the manager

Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Proficiency in standard office software (Word, Excel, Google docs etc)
  • High general knowledge of related software (be ready with an example)
  • Interest and knowledge in games: mobile, console, PC or otherwise (be ready with an example)
  • Adept at learning new software
  • Reliable work attendance and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to take direction well from management

To apply, please use the following link to submit your cover letter and resume.

Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games. We publish a full range of content, from original titles including Texas Hold’em King and Slots King to top licensed content from leading entertainment publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, and Rubik’s Cube. We have led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ship products to all major app stores including; iTunes App Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, Amazon App Store and various carrier decks. Privately owned, Magmic is located in the Ottawa, Canada. Visit us on the 4th Floor of the Major Building in the heart of the Byward Market or learn more at www.magmic.com. We have an immediate full- time opportunity for an ASO Specialist & Product Graphic Designer.

Description

As part of the Product Management team, and working in close collaboration with the production, game design, marketing, and analytics teams, the candidate will analyze metrics, conduct research, create content, and implement strategies to optimize the app store listings and promote evolution for a portfolio of social freemium games.

The candidate must be familiar with app store optimization principles, strategies, testing methods, and best practices, including: ways to improve visibility, boost app rankings, optimize keywords and copy, increase conversion rates, create awareness, assist with user acquisition initiatives, and maximize downloads.

The candidate must also be knowledgeable about marketing and graphic design principles, techniques, following brand guidelines, testing strategies, and best practices. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software, with a portfolio of high-quality professional design work.

The best candidate will be digital games trend-savvy and an active user on at least one social media platform, have solid writing, proofreading, and reporting skills, possess a problem-solver mentality, and eagerness to learn new skills or step out of his or her comfort zone. All members of the Product Management team participate in brainstorming sessions, contribute ideas, and take pride in the success of Magmic products.

Responsibilities

ASO Specialist:

  • Review and analyze the app store presence of existing and upcoming titles
  • Develop an ASO strategy for each product to improve in all areas
  • Present the ASO strategy to internal teams, along with research and metrics to back up recommendations
  • Develop creative for A/B testing and optimization, including icons, screenshots, splash images, copy, keywords, and more
  • Communicate requirements of the ASO strategy to internal teams for execution: creating and assigning tasks as needed
  • Implement tests and updates into the iTunes and Google Play stores
  • Iterate on results from optimization efforts and tests, as well as feedback from internal teams
  • Contribute to the development of all app store assets in preparation for launch of new titles
  • Maintain a log of all ongoing, completed, and upcoming ASO efforts
  • Establish a reporting structure to demonstrate efforts and results, and present reports to internal teams
  • Develop creative and provide input into user acquisition efforts and optimization, ensuring a strong link between UA and app store listings

Product Graphic Designer:

  • Meet with Senior Product Manager to determine the scope of a project
  • Advise on strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Provide recommendations for future content and initiatives
  • Benchmark and monitor competitors and industry leaders to identify and apply best practices, and improve the overall strategy
  • Evaluate performance metrics and incorporate insights into new iterations of existing creative, as well as future creative
  • Determine the message the design should portray
  • Create images that identify a product or convey a message, according to project requirements and adhering to brand guidelines
  • Develop graphics and visual product illustrations, logos, and websites
  • Create designs either by hand or using computer software packages
  • Select colors, images, text style, and layout
  • Identify elements for A/B testing and present options
  • Review designs for errors, and to ensure compliance with project requirements
  • Present the design to Senior Product Manager
  • Interpret feedback, and incorporate changes recommended by Senior Product Manager

The ASO Specialist / Product Graphic Designer will report to the Senior Product Manager and the VP, Games.

To apply, please use the following link to submit your cover letter and resume.

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