Kabam

Kabam is an entertainment company that is one of the world’s leaders of AAA console quality games for mobile devices. Kabam’s leadership team is unparalleled in the industry, with executives from some of best global companies in entertainment, games, media, consumer goods, internet and enterprise software. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.

Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Python Data Engineer SW Engineering   PYTHO01044   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description You enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment and working out interesting and complicated challenges. Working cross-functionally, you will partner with engineers, data scientists, and technical stakeholders to craft the best solutions to meet our business goals. We are looking for a  Python Data Engineer  with a strong technical background to join us in delivering titles such as  Marvel Contest of Champions  and the recently released  Transformers: Forged to Fight.  We’ve also got some new projects on the go!  We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. You will contribute by: Designing, implementing, debugging, documenting, testing, and maintaining code for data ingestion, storage, and consumption Developing user tools to access large datasets Analyzing system bottlenecks and propose solutions to optimize Helping implement machine learning algorithms Participating in code reviews to give and receive constructive criticism improving deliverables Designing and building scalable test framework for functional, integration, regression, and performance testing Ensuring data quality is delivered with active alerting and notifications for escalations At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill.  Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And that’s where you come in… Your background includes: 3+ years of experience with software engineering using Python SQL and NoSQL database experience ETL techniques and best practices to handle large data volumes in batch and streaming Experience with data warehouse architecture and data modeling best practices Cloud infrastructure devops to support deployment and data management Excellent written and verbal communication skills To take things a level up, it would be nice to have: Knowledge of infrastructure management on AWS and Google Cloud Platform Experience with BigQuery Experience with Python machine learning packages (sklearn, pandas, etc) Experience with Javascript, node.js, and mongodb Experience in social or mobile game development Joining a team of highly-motivated individuals inquisitive spirits who are always searching for the answers to hard questions. With an inquisitive spirit, you will provide meaningful insights into how Kabam’s games operate and contribute to setting them up for continued success. Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Gaming Content Writer Product Marketing   GAMEC01054   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description As a communicator-extraordinaire, you’re comfortable representing a well-defined brand through multiple platforms and have a knack for solving challenging communications issues with ease. You have a keen sense for the written word (finding the perfect word that causes people to take action excites you) and a proven ability to communicate across different media. You’re familiar with the intricacies involved in communicating via digital mediums, and can handle sticky situations in a diplomatic manner. You stay abreast of the latest communication trends and as a highly-motivated self-starter you hold yourself to high standards of performance to thrive in a collaborative and high-impact team. Reporting into the Director of Communications, this position will work out of the downtown Vancouver studio. Sound like a match? Kabam Vancouver is looking for  Gaming Content Writer  to join us in delivering titles such as  Marvel Contest of Champions  and our recently released  Transformers: Forged to Fight.   We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. How you will contribute: Create best-in-class communication for our player base regarding upcoming launches, special offers, fun things within the game, etc., with a goal of increasing retention, and connection  Own all content creation for in-game marketing.  This includes message of the day, home screen blurbs, store offers, etc. Develop content for other online platforms, including building out articles, calendars and reference lists Assist and guide other departments in content creation as needed, including Games Team, UX, Community, etc. Search out and collect all information about upcoming events from various teams, create/manage a content calendar, and prioritize the most important information to disseminate Sit in on regular meetings and develop strong relationships with various teams (Games, LiveOps, Player Retention, Marketing, etc.) to ensure collaboration happens and that the right information is getting shared to players Stay abreast of the latest trends in communication, and provide recommendations to better shape our communications for the best possible player experience (including stylistic and technical improvements) Generate and disseminate regular and formalized reporting on performance and sentiment Copyedit as needed Support various other projects (both writing and non-writing) as needed At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill.  Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in… Your background includes: A degree in Communications, English, or Marketing (or equivalent experience) 4+ years of experience in writing, ideally for customer bases.   Experience in mobile or online communities, entertainment or games industry is strongly preferred. A strong background in both copywriting and content marketing A passion for grammar, spelling, style and the written word.   You have an opinion on the Oxford Comma, and get a thrill in finding the exact words to convey your message. A strong understanding of integrated marketing communications, and experience writing on various channels (from long form, to 140 characters, to tag lines) A passion for gaming and a solid understanding of pop culture online communities Proven ability to produce high quality copy in a short timeframe with hard deadlines, yet flexibility in prioritization and scheduling Exceptional organizational skills – you can find something in a microsecond Proven experience in collaboration, brainstorming and building strong working relationships Customer focused and able to get inside people’s heads, understanding how to prompt them to take action The desire to create best in class communication, and the ability to mentor and lead fellow employees to do the same This role will include exposure to tools such as JIRA, Wordpress, Vanilla, Trello and a range of other internal systems.  Experience in them is great, but it’s more important that you’re a fast learner. Complacency has no place in your vocabulary.  You’re constantly growing and bringing new ideas to the table.  Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made. 
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Senior Artist (In-game) Live Operations   ARTIS01043   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description You are an amazing and unique sort who understands the difference between chartreuse and lime, shudders when faced with a badly composed art, and has Photoshop and Illustrator as “Open at login” on your computer because you illustrate for fun and passion, not because you have to. You are adventurous enough to try the oddest flavour (like Curry or Durian!) in an ice cream shop, just like you have passion to try out different illustration styles. And you love adding new skill sets to your tool box. Although you are a creative mind who likes to put the headphones on and drift into your own world, you also believe organizing meetings and appointments on your calendar is fun, and get great satisfaction when scratching an item off of a to-do list. We are a growing team filled with talented nerdy individuals, and are looking to add another fun, passionate person to our quirky but loving family. We’re looking for a  Senior Artist (In-game)  to join our  Live Operations  team. As a  Senior Artist (In-game),  you will collaborate with  Live Operations  team to create illustration assets for any in-game offers, events and messages. As far as everyday challenges go, you will be thinking about what kind of amazing illustrations our users want to see, how we can showcase the game characters in the way that it emphasizes the exceptional work our 3D artists have done but also speaks to our players in a meaningful way that they can emotionally connect with. You should also have a good understanding of how information should be presented, and how we can advertise certain promotions to our end users. In summary, here’s what you can expect in your day-to-day: Minimum of three years of experience as an artist, preferably in game Communicate and collaborate with the team across multiple disciplines Passionate about digital painting and illustration in general Organized and take pride in completing assigned tasks Open to learning and enhancing your toolbox An ability to score 100 points and up in bowling a huge asset If this sounds like the opportunity you’re excited about,  Apply Now  and tell us more about you along with your portfolio. We thank you for your interest in this position and look forward to starting off a conversation with you.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Data Scientist Business Intelligence   DATAS01060   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description Join a team of highly-motivated individuals inquisitive spirits who are always searching for the answers to hard questions. With an inquisitive spirit, you will provide meaningful insights into how Kabam’s games operate and contribute to setting them up for continued success. Kabam is looking for a  Data Scientist  with a strong technical and analytical background to join us in delivering titles such as  Marvel Contest of Champions  and  Transformers Forged to Fight  with new exciting projects on the way!  We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. You will contribute by: Developing and tuning statistical models to guide measurement and optimization Identifying and reporting actionable insights to internal stakeholders, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results Working with product teams to develop meaningful datasets for analysis Providing and inform analysis and development of KPIs Defining the data acquisition and analysis for A/B tests in order to estimate impact and provide recommendations Developing models for predicting player behavior Answering in-depth analytics questions from the team and create reports of the results At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill.  Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And that’s where you come in… Your background includes: 3+ years of experience translating data to insight to recommendations M.Sc./Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering) Expert knowledge of SQL Proficient in (statistical) programming languages (Python, R, etc.) Experience in translating results to provide actionable insight into user/product behavior Able to present findings to non-technical audiences Passion for games To take things a level up, it would be nice to have: Experience in the video game or entertainment industry, specifically focused on virtual economics Knowledge of Big Data technologies (AWS EMR, Spark, Hadoop, columnar DBs, NoSQL, etc.) Experience with BigQuery Experience in social or mobile game development Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
3D Character Artist Artist   SENIO01066   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description Your passion for art is expressed in the form of your creation. The creation process does not feel like work for you. Rather, you enjoy every moment of the process and are excited by adding your contributions. You take pride in delivering high-quality work with a demanding timeline. As a fan, you’re knowledgeable about Marvel and a geek in general. You’re self-driven and be able to complete with a character in time, with minimal supervision. Sound like a match? Kabam Vancouver is looking for a  3D Character Artist  with a background in modeling to join us in delivering titles such as  Marvel: Contest of Champions  and  Transformers: Forged to Fight. , 2017 Google Play Awards Winner for "Best Game". We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. You will contribute by: Modeling and texturing high quality character models in low, medium, and high polygon counts.
 Supporting the teams in implementing the overall vision for the game, while also taking ownership over establishing a cohesive vision for the characters.
 Working collaboratively with artists and game designers to create a diverse collection of high definition characters, pairing unique gameplay and character vision. Being the expert of Maya for hi/low character modeling, weighting, rigging, animation, and rendering. Having an in depth understanding of 3D digital sculpting techniques, normal map and displacement map creation with ZBrush, Mudbox etc. Having a solid understanding of the entire process of creating characters for games, including building effective rigs, weighting, integrating with animation, blending systems etc. At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill.  Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in.. Your background includes: Extensive experience using Maya, Photoshop and ZBrush
 (Unity, Substance and 3D Coat experience is a bonus!) At least 4-5 years of game development experience. Character work on shipped titles demonstrating a range of character styles Strong verbal and written communication skills Strong portfolio demonstrating excellence in sculpture, anatomy, character design in a range of styles Previous experience leading project teams Join a passionate and experienced team at Kabam who are committed to excellence and creativity  in their work, growing skills individually and collectively as a team. Always up for new ideas, this is a “must-love-fun” environment so a terrific sense of humour will take you far. Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Please also include a link to your portfolio. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Gameplay Engineer SW Engineering   GAMEP01071   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description You possess a strong technical background and have a high degree of appreciation for game design. You're laser-focused on the details yet manage to think beyond the current state. You enjoy working in a collaborative fashion with incredibly talented people that can inspire and challenge you. Sound like a match? Kabam Vancouver is looking for a Gameplay Engineer to join us in delivering titles such as Marvel Contest of Champions and Transformers Forged to Fight., 2017 Google Play Awards Winner for "Best Game".  We’ve also got a few new projects on the go as well!  We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. You will be joining the studio team of Engineers who work in a collaborative environment.  You will be interacting on a daily basis with designers, artists, and other programmers to build gameplay features and create compelling experiences for players. Day to day, here’s what you can expect to do: Build and maintain a variety of robust, flexible, and well-architected gameplay systems, including controls, abilities, AI, and RPG systems. Prototype new gameplay ideas and concepts, collaborating with designers and providing feedback Create new and maintain existing tools for designers and artists, to add features and improve their workflow. Participate in development scheduling, working with production to estimate tasks and ensure milestones are hit Desired Skills 5+ years of software development experience including 3+ years of industry experience in game development 2+ years experience in a gameplay engineering role Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience Must have very strong problem-solving and analytical skills Familiar with implementing client/server architecture Ability to write clean, simple, well-documented code At least one (1) shipped title Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical team members You are a gamer Nice to have: 2+ years with Unity/C# professionally Fluency in multiple programming languages (C# / C++ / javascript) Experience shipping a mobile game Experience in Android / iOS Mobile application development   Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us.  Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Director, Corporate Communications Corp Comm Management   DIREC01073   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description You are brilliant with communicating complex messages precisely through a variety of channels to many different audiences. You understand the business of global consumer entertainment and the needs of internal communication to a diverse staff of technical and creative geniuses. You will help us to turn a great developer and publisher of top quality mobile games into a household name where everyone is excited to play our newest creations, draw the top talents around the world, and foster effective communication toward our staff. Sound like a match? Kabam Vancouver is looking for  Director, Corporate Communications  to join us. At Kabam we build and operate amazing games like our smash hit  Marvel: Contest of Champions   and our award winning  Transformers:   Forged to Fight . Your major areas of responsibility will include: Work with leadership to craft, developer, and deploy communications to internal and external audiences Collaborate with our Marketing, Community, and external agencies to spread the word about our major product line developments Work closely with our People & Talent Acquisition team to ensure that the external face of the company reflects what a great place this is to build and operate world-class entertainment Manage two-way communication on news and company goals with staff across multiple countries and sites. Ensure that staff have effective ways of communicating with leadership and vice-versa More specifically, your duties will include: Collaborate with Marketing and PR on External Branding and company image Organize and plan interviews and speaking engagements with news outlets, media, and industry events Manage the update and deployment of information on our company website Devise and execute strategy to shape public perception of the company Manage relationships with Glassdoor, Owler and other sites which act as a window into the company Apply for, manage, and communicate news on company awards Communicate executive team news or updates Manage the calendar for Corporate news & communications Manage and facilitate large scale communication within the company, from company newsletter to company wide All Hands meetings At Kabam, we hire and create champions. We’re constantly raising the bar in mobile gaming. We seek passion and diversity in our staff so that together we can build and operate games that delight hundreds of millions of gamers around the globe. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun‐loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. We want the world to be as excited about what we do as we are. And this is where you come in… Your background includes: 10+ Years’ experience in Corporate Communication Experience representing a publicly traded company to the media Exceptional written and verbal communications Strong organizational and project management abilities High EQ, exceptional diplomacy and great at influencing others Deep understanding of PR & communication channels for the gaming or mass market entertainment sector. A passion for games and gaming culture Additional language ability is considered as an asset In this role, you will be working with a high‐functioning team of talents at all level of the organization. The dynamic working environment and people‐centric culture are what makes this place unique and unconventional. There will not be any dull moments and you are more than ready to be part of this journey. Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Together, let’s make Kabam a household name.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Gameplay Designer Game Designer   GAMEP01069   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description Calling all Gameplay Designers!  Kabam designers are focused on making incredible experiences for millions of players (and counting!) We are looking for designers who are passionate about offering players amazing gameplay experience. Working with some of the best IPs in the business in a studio that values intentional design thinking. As a  Gameplay Designer,  you see the world of gaming as so much more than a hobby. Working on a new project, you’re excited by working cross-functionally, partnering closely with Engineers, Designers and others.   We don’t design games, we play them and love them, and are fans of the IP’s we work on. As a  Gameplay Designer,  you will: Create a lean set of accessible mechanics that, as a system, allow years of discovery and engagement Design, implement, and balance action game mechanics to create engaging and satisfying combat dynamics Create intuitive and responsive interfaces (controls and camera systems) to strongly connect the player to the action Collaborate with animators, FX artists, UI and audio designers to create content and audiovisual feedback that makes players feel heroic Provide input on the game’s vision and help champion that vision to other team members At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in… Your background includes: Experience in gameplay design on at least one shipped title, preferably F2P mobile Intellectual curiosity and logical thinking Rock-solid organizational and project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities Bonus if you have raw technical skills including; Scripting experience Strong math skills Spreadsheet wizardry A hunger for new, different and exciting design challenges Interested? Tell us what you’re looking for - in your application, tell what games have influenced you? Apply now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Lead UX Designer UX Design   LEADU01079   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description The Kabam UX team is looking for a new  Lead UX Designer  to join us in delivering exciting titles such as  Marvel Contest of Champions  and  Transformers: Forged to Fight. Honest and genuine communication is the cornerstone for success with you and your team, and you are passionate about fostering healthy working relationships. Design process excites you, and collaborating with others is your second nature. You strive to have a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, and actively play the games that we develop to stay engaged and up-to-speed. Our team crafts both the user experience and interface designs for the titles we work on. We consider UI design to be part of UX design, and breakdown our work by feature. One UX designer is responsible for each feature, from the beginning to the end. This allows us to stay actively engaged with a project, while also focusing on a variety of interests throughout the development cycle. As the team lead for UX & UI you have an excellent understanding of design principles, design-thinking methodology and user-research.  Not only do you appreciate the value of user-research and design-process - knowing how and when to employ it to improve your work - you help guide others within these areas, both in and outside of your team. Being a leader is important to you because you feel pride and joy from empowering, mentoring and supporting your team to do their best work and reach their goals. You are the type of person who loves to learn new things, whether it be software, design methods or simply how your newly-made friends work day-to-day. Having a leader-mentality is absolutely critical; you own your tasks, features, and overall project - while helping others do the same. As a  Lead UX Designer,  you will be: Empowering your team to work to the best of their abilities, and remove any hurdles they encounter Work with production teams and other discipline leadership to manage capacity plans and development strategy Review and provide feedback for all your team members: wireframes, competitive-analysis, focus group & usability reports, mockups & annotated documentation, user-flows, etc... Have frequent 1-on-1 discussions to solve issues and maintain team-health Working with other discipline leads to define product goals and task prioritization Learning and sharing best practices with the team Pro-actively finding ways to improve our games and processes Providing mentorship for your team with the development and presentation of their work Your background includes: 5+ years of experience as a professional UI and/or UX designer Education background in a HCI, UX, or a communication design related field A strong portfolio demonstrating effective user experience flows, wireframes and interaction design work Strong communication and team-leadership abilities; experience mentoring, managing and developing teams and individuals A passion for solving human-centered design challenges and graphic design communication problems Understanding of “free-to-play” business models, including customer acquisition, retention, and monetization A strong interest in gaming and experience with game development - mobile games is an important plus! Project management techniques and software comprehension Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us!
Kabam Austin, TX, USA
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Talent Acquisition Business Partner Recruiting   TABP001077   Full-time Austin, TX, USA Job details Description You are a candidate advocate - someone who believes treating every candidate well is the only way to play the game. You have a proactive mindset - a mastery of a million details and ability to prioritize and multitask effectively. You possess strong customer service ethic and professional sophistication that allow you to work well with multiple audiences. Sound like a match? Kabam is looking for a  Talent Acquisition Business Partner  to join us in delivering titles such as  Marvel: Contest of Champions  and our recently released  Transformers: Forged to Fight  - 2017 Google Play Awards Winner for "Best Game". This is a one-year contract position who will be an integral part of Kabam’s People & Talent Acquisition team located in Austin, Texas. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. You will contribute by: Managing full-cycle recruiting to aggregate the best and brightest candidates for Kabam’s open positions Partnering with hiring teams to set expectations and drive results on their openings, providing impeccable customer service Strategizing and coordinating sourcing activities including job posting, advertising, and recruitment & branding events Carefully crafting and reinforcing the recruitment brand at every touch point, raising awareness of and interest in Kabam in the jobs marketplace Proactively building and maintaining talent pipeline. Continually researching and analyzing best recruitment practices and effectively communicate across internal teams At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill.  Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in... Your background includes: 5+ years of  recruiting experience, preferably in the gaming/high tech industry Expertise speaking with both general and technical candidates, with the ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communication Team player with a high sense of urgency Solid record of working proactively in a fast-paced environment and can effectively deal with tight time constraints and changing timeline Exceptional candidate sourcing, relationship building, organizational and networking skills Highly motivated self-starter who thrives in minimal direction and possesses a positive can-do attitude A proven track record of candidate engagement and success in hiring those purple squirrels! You will be joining a forward-thinking team that sees failure as an opportunity to grow. Inspired by the relationships you build and driven by the results you seek, you will add value to this team by bringing in your strong passion for talent acquisition and unconventional ideas. On top of this, a fun-loving sense of humor will make you successful in this growing team. After all, you take your work seriously - and not-so-seriously - when it counts. Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Director, Player Communications and Engagement (14-month contract) Player Experience   DIREC01083   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description You are a creative and strategic leader, with a willingness to get your hands dirty and disrupt the status quo when needed. You have a vision for how great things could be, and will bring that vision to reality through expert communications management, tactical execution, and unrelenting focus on daily progress. You combine masterful communication, organizational, analytical and conflict resolution skills, with an empathy for players and a passion for creating an amazing narrative and experience in our game. Sound like a match? Kabam Vancouver is looking for a  Director, Player Communications and Engagement  to join us in delivering titles such as  Marvel: Contest of Champions  and our recently released  Transformers: Forged to Fight.  We don’t just make games, we play and love them too. In this 14-month maternity leave contract role, you will contribute by: Partnering with Product owners, Marketing, and Player Retention (PR) to create the vision for a best-in-class player engagement, to increase the opportunities for our community to stay connected to us and to each other, and to understand and cater to the diverse needs and traits of the players in our games Creating industry leading programs, tools, methodologies, communications, and channels that are uniquely tailored to Kabam player bases Leading, mentoring and growing a world class team of player communications experts that deliver the ability to engage and retain our players through direct and indirect influencing approaches Monitoring, understanding and analyzing trends in our player base and the industry, and adopting best practices to Kabam where appropriate Optimizing organizational processes and tools to deliver efficient, responsive, and high-quality player engagement Guiding continued development of community policies, FAQs and other resources for players and influencers, in line with any unique needs of the community as well as any externally-driven requirements. Using data and analytic, in combination with qualitative review, to understand the health of the player base in conjunction with managing all player facing engagement programs At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in… Your background includes: 7+ years of experience in the role of customer support and/or community management leadership, including at least 3 years of experience as content creator and/or communicator. Experience in mobile or online community, entertainment or games industry is strongly preferred. Proven leadership acumen with a speciality in a matrix environment and decision making through influence An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to break big ideas and hypotheses into smaller, actionable projects and tasks Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to multi-task and align a group of people with a central vision 3+ years of people management, a proven track record of empowering and inspiring your team to deliver above average results Industry leader in community management performance metrics, engagement, and optimization strategies. Strong quantitative analysis skills and ability to refine hypotheses/models by digging into data and improving metrics Familiarity with customer service, knowledge base, or other ticketing tools like Vanilla, Salesforce, and JIRA Experience with organizing and communicating with large groups of players or fans at conventions or e-sporting events a bonus Bachelor's degree in communications or a related field required; master’s degree in related field(s) preferred Additional language proficiency is definite asset The heart of our product is our players, and you will be part of a talented team that keeps the heart pumping. Your masterful communication skill will bring cohesion and horsepower to unify the message across various platforms. Your passion in game and in being an advocate for our players will set you on the right path to be successful in this role. By partnering with key stakeholders of all levels, you will collaborate and provide guidance on how we can best amplifying the consistent voice outward. Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.
Kabam Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
Front-end (Unity) Engineer SW Engineering   FRONT01084   Full-time Vancouver, BC, CAN Job details Description You possess a strong technical background and have a high degree of appreciation for game design. You're laser-focused on the details yet manage to think beyond the current state. You enjoy working in a collaborative fashion with incredibly talented people that can inspire and challenge you. We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our engineering team as  Front-end (Unity) Engineer  at our Vancouver studio. You enjoy solving complex problems where you can exercise your practical technical knowledge. At the same time, you can effectively collaborate with others to provide technical support for identified requirements. In this role, you can expect to: Ideate, architect, and implement gameplay systems as required by Lead Gameplay Programmer and project demands Collaborate with other engineers on integration and support tasks Fine-tune gameplay and controls based on feedback from team and consumer playtests Work closely with producers, designers and other programmers in a highly collaborative agile environment Other ad-hoc projects and/or requirements may arise as requested Culture and teamwork are something we fight hard to maintain in our team, so willingness of communicating ideas openly, collaborate with other team members, and become an owner to all your tasks is absolutely necessary. Having said that, we are still a fun bunch; your quirkiness will be celebrated, and curious minds will be rewarded here. Our desks are full of gadgets and little figurines we’ve collected over the years, there are random drawings you’ll see in meeting rooms, and you will often see dogs (and humans) running around the cozy home we call office. Adding to the ingredient of success, you will bring: A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent 4+ years of experience in similar capacity, preferably in games Strong proficiency in Unity3D Game Engine and C# Solid debugging and problem-solving skills Up-to-date knowledge of the latest mobile gaming trends Knowledge of mobile free-to-play games and mobile UI best practices Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team setting Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written Passion for games of all sorts is a big plus! Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us.  Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.