Quantitative Researcher at Mythical Games

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We are Mythical Games. A venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans. Our goal is to lead the industry with the launch of exceptional video game experiences that leverage distributed ledger technology while also providing a platform of robust tools that will allow any other game developers to do the same.

We are seeking a Quantitative Researcher to join a growing cross-functional team of quants, developers, and product leaders working to build a best-in-class marketplace for video game assets. 

The ideal candidate will pair a strong academic background with a pragmatic approach and will be able to balance technical rigor with execution. Strong programming skills in a general-purpose language are essential, as you will be responsible for taking ownership from ideation to implementation. You are comfortable monitoring the performance of pricing and market-making algorithms and confident intervening inactive market operations when necessary. You can prioritize trade-offs independently and work seamlessly with your counterparts in the team and across the org. You are a strong performer, willing to challenge the status quo and think outside of the box, with a passion for markets and data solutions.

This role will report to our VP, Marketplace.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and are continuing to interview and hire during this time. During these uncertain times and the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, all positions at Mythical Games are subject to onboarding and working remotely. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, monitor, and improve algorithms that provide liquidity on our marketplace; calibrate when necessary to ensure a healthy market
  • Apply principles of stochastic dynamic programming and optimal control to cross-market inventory management problems
  • Contribute to the foundational marketplace structure, such as fee and order matching policy, by drawing on your knowledge of mechanism design and auction theory
  • Explore, document, and integrate new sources of internal and external data into our modeling pipelines
  • Build, deploy, and tune both causal and predictive models to improve fundamental understanding of our markets
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to build a suite of quantitative decision support and execution tools for AAA game publishers
  • Design, execute and evaluate pricing experiments
  • Inform broad strategic and product direction by estimating and applying structural models of supply and demand to evaluate the general equilibrium effects of business decisions

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience contributing to risk and profitability decisions in a marketplace setting
  • Experience using Monte Carlo methods, such as the Metropolis–Hastings algorithm and the Gibbs sampler
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field with exceptional academic credentials (e.g., Mathematics, EE/CS, Statistics, or Operations Research)
  • Intermediate to advanced Python development skills
  • Experience working with Python scientific computing packages (NumPy, SciPy, pandas, sklearn, PyTorch, JAX)
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Detailed knowledge of applied methods in optimization, statistics, econometrics, and machine learning
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; able to work independently on long-term technical projects
  • A team player committed to delivering results in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter with natural curiosity and investigative skills who takes ownership to drive results

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA/MS or Ph.D. in a technical field such as Mathematics, Statistics, Economics/Finance, EE/CS, or Operations Research, or bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of C++
  • Familiarity with the GCP suite, including BigQuery, Composer, and Cloud Functions
  • Comfort operating in cloud-first, *nix-centric environments
  • Interest in and proficiency with blockchain solutions
  • Passion for video games

Our team values diversity and believes that it strengthens our games, products, and communities. We strongly encourage POC, folks with disabilities, those belonging to the LGBTQIA+ communities, and folks across all gender identities to apply.

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

If you need assistance around accommodations due to a disability, please reach out to [email protected]ames. We’ll be with you as soon as possible; our goal is to ensure an accessible and equitable interview process for everyone.

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15260 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

An Insider's view of Mythical Games

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One we have now is we are building a whole bidding engine from scratch for the marketplace and addressing non-instant blockchain finalization timelines and support for different payment methods and currencies. The possibilities are endless and we iterate daily on the architecture to ensure we deliver a great solution fast. So much to learn!

Sebastiano

Sr. Technical Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an intern, I was fresh out of a web development Bootcamp without experience in large codebases. Everyone was super helpful with getting me up to speed, and within a couple of weeks, I was taking on tasks and contributing to our workflow. I was pleasantly shocked when they offered me a full-time job, launching my career as a software engineer!

Gretchen

Associate Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I strive to ask my teams to reevaluate the boundaries they encounter in their work, whether externally or self-imposed. Boundaries are important for creative focused work, but where you place them and what they define, is critical to exceeding what you imagine is possible.

Jamie

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

What are some social events your company does?

Pub trivia night is always a blast and a great way for team members working across several states to better know each other. There’s always an accompanying costume theme and some folks get really into it. It’s always fun to see how creative people get! Mythical also threw a pretty great Zoom holiday party with magic, games, and cocktail lessons!

Elle

UX/UI Designer

What are Mythical Games Perks + Benefits

Mythical Games Benefits Overview

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

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Partners with Nonprofits
On July 15 2021 Mythical Games' Blankos Block Party created Pride Dragon, our first Charity Blanko, in partnership with LGBTQIA+ Artist Martin Hsu. 100% of primary sales go to nonprofit Lambert House
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Mythical offers a 401(k) program with a diverse set of stocks, bond, and index funds to choose from.
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Generous Parental Leave
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Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
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