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.

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.

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 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 a Growth Specialist.

Description

As part of the Product Management Team and working in very close collaboration with Marketing, Production, and Game Design; the successful candidate will manage Magmic’s User Acquisition and Cross-Promotion activities.

The Growth Specialist will work under the VP Games to bring users into the Magmic player network and keep them there. They will love looking at numbers and data to determine what works, what doesn’t, and how best to grow our player base and keep our users engaged within our portfolio of games. They will study affinity between players in our games, map out what users would convert to other games and know when is the ideal moment to do so.  The candidate will have an intimate understanding of our players and with that understanding can craft engaging, creative, and successful game launch campaigns as well.

 

Responsibilities

  • Owning everything relating to bringing in new users into our games and keeping them within our Player Network.
  • Growing the player overlap between our games so that our players are highly engaged with all Magmic products.
  • Planning & executing Magmic’s mobile game launch activities in a fun, creative, and engaging ways.
  • Acquiring high-quality users using Digital Marketing best practices at the lowest rates possible.
  • Building relationships with a host of digital marketing companies to secure the best deals for Magmic.
  • Work with the VP of Games to plan User Acquisition strategy, tactics, and execution.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Mathematics or Marketing.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Performance Marketing role.
  • Intimate understanding and knowledge of Performance Marketing metrics and how to interpret them.
  • Experience with SQL and writing queries.
  • Experience with extrapolating actionable information from a mound of data.
  • Independent, hardworking, proactive, intelligent, and extremely analytical.

Nice To Have

  • Facebook Ads experience.
  • Google AdWords experience.
  • iTunes Search Ads experience.
  • Digital User Acquisition experience, generally.
  • Games as a Service (GaaS)/SaaS experience.

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

APPLY

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.

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

Qualifications

  • 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 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

As part of the Production team and working in very close collaboration with Product Management, Production, and Game Design; the successful candidate will manage Magmic’s Quality Assurance team and make sure we deliver best in class, high-quality games.

The QA Team Lead will work under the Sr. Producer to ensure the highest level of quality in Magmic’s products. They will love crafting intricate test plans, determining Acceptance Criteria from functional requirements, expanding on existing testing methodologies and procedures, working with our development team to craft requirements for debug builds, all the while running a dedicated team of QA testers.

The ideal candidate will have a natural drive to perfection, be dedicated, focused, proactive, and possess superb time management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Own all things related to testing our games.
  • Expanding on Magmic’s Test Plans to include new test cases and procedures.
  • Planning & executing Magmic’s QA roadmap in collaboration with Production.
  • Prioritising QA resources to meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Determine what game features/functionality are needed to test all game systems.
  • Log and track issues using Jira.
  • Performing interviews and hiring for the team.
  • Managing team members’ hours and time sheets.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience working in a Quality Assurance role.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a team lead/management role.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of software testing procedures.
  • Good knowledge of QA bug tracking tools.
  • Independent, hardworking, proactive, intelligent, and extremely analytical.

Nice To Haves

  • Experience with JIRA.
  • Experience with the Agile methodology.
  • MS Excel/Google Spreadsheet experience.
  • Mobile game testing experience.

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

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