MobilityWare
We are a mobile gaming company who brings joy to others one game at a time.
Irvine, CA

Sr. Game Designer – Puzzle Team

| Orange County
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Looking for an innovative, creative, passionate, and fun company in OC?  Then, let us introduce ourselves. We are MobilityWare and we make fun for a living! Our mobile games have been rocking the app store since its inception and we regularly show up in top lists for most popular games. We recently reached over 350 million downloads across our portfolio of games! 

We have been voted 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal and OC Register! Headquartered in Irvine, CA., our flagship game, Solitaire, was released on the day the App Store opened in 2008. Other titles include Blackjack, FreeCell, Jigsaw Puzzle and Spider Solitaire, to name a few. Our mission is to bring JOY to others one game at a time.

Position Summary

MobilityWare is looking for an experienced Sr. Game Designer to help us develop new games and engaging features for our current casual puzzle games! We are looking for fun, energetic people who have a passion for building great products and bringing our games to life.  So, if you love designing and playing casual mobile games and think you have the chops to deliver something unique, then we are interested in talking to you!

MobilityWare is a cool, casual, and awesomely successful company smack dab in the middle of Orange County. We do fun and we do it better than others. Our game downloads to date total over 200 million and our games are consistently ranked in the top 5.

Responsibilities


The Sr. Game Designer will work closely with the casual puzzle team from game designers, engineers, producers, UI/UX designer, product managers and other game development team members from all disciplines throughout the game’s lifecycle.

The Sr. Game Designer will be responsible for game design initiatives on one or more projects at once. The Sr. Game Designer should be versatile who can easily step between designing fun and addicting puzzles/levels, tuning gameplay, balancing systems and economies, defining goal progression and UX flow when needed to target core KPI goals. This individual should be highly creative, but grounded in best practices; innovates purposefully to drive results, and values great execution of ideas over the ideas themselves.

The Sr. Game Designer will drive the design and tuning of new and existing game features and systems to improve and extend the performance of the game based on analysis of player data. The Sr. Game Designer must be a respectful collaborator who takes ownership over their work while empowering their teammates to do the same and believes that great design ideas can come from anywhere and anyone, however being able to recognize when ideas are within scope and realistically tackle the intended goal.

The Sr. Game Designer will write and maintain specification design and level design documents (if any), contribute to user interface design and create detailed wireframe diagrams as needed for new games / new game features for live titles. This includes design and balancing game economies and game item stats to optimize retention/engagement with the game. The Sr. Game Designer will take place in multiple brainstorming and playtest sessions during games in development and be responsible for the quality of the work for members on the team. The Sr. Game Designer will work closely with Game Production and the Live Operations team to design and optimize game tuning strategies that improve key performance indicators.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years creating and designing casual puzzle games (F2P Mobile, Social). Having designed for top grossing mobile card games or casual games are a plus.
  • Excellent understanding of the Mobile Game market (Platforms & Trends).
  • Excellent understanding of different business models in mobile games today. Having designed for F2P is a huge plus.
  • Implemented and shipped at least 2-3 mobile game titles. Having designed Social elements are a plus.
  • Extensive experience in the planning, production and development of games; must be able to prioritize tasks and assign resources effectively
  • Good understanding of game balancing, level design, viral design and monetization with balancing of virtual currency economies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multi-team environment, including engineering, artist, marketing, support services
  • Must be able to provide samples of design work – concept presentations, GDD’s, wireframe diagrams, prototypes
  • Must be fearless, smart, and intellectually honest with an eagerness to learn
  • Passion for working on high quality games and surpassing the expectations of players
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities
  • You must love games and have a deep drive in creating casual fun and addictive gameplay for our Solitaire target demographic.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Deep understanding of what makes games fun and current best practices
  • Patient, collaborative, and empathetic – can maintain a positive team culture and attitude.
  • Understanding of technical game development process, scheduling, and asset management

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Experience with both Macintosh and PC computers required.
  • Experience working on casual puzzle level editors and documenting game systems.
  • Experience with critical software (Word, Excel, Visio / Gliffy or other wire-framing Tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Familiarity with C++, Java, Objective C, Direct X, Open GL, Unity is a huge plus!
  • Results oriented, Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Able to multi-task like a pro.
  • Ability to take direction and have a sense of humor and positive attitude.
  • Strong team player w/ good people skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to take criticism like a champ and have the ability to think through all designs presented with minimal holes in the design.
  • Problem Solver and self-starter who can take accountability and ownership of projects from start to finish

Why you should work for us:

  • Awesome Perks: free lunch, free snacks, free drink, free Annual Company trip
  • Casual workplace - yes, flip flops and shorts are pretty much an everyday thing
  • Growth, growth, growth - we are growing and we would love for you to join us on the ride
  • We also want to take care of our team so we've got profit sharing incentives, medical, dental (100% paid), vision (100% paid), Unlimited PTO/Vacation, life insurance (100% paid), and 401K
  • Awesome office smack dab in the middle of OC and 2 minutes off the 5 freeway
  • Amazing talent: We've got some heavy hitters from the industry who embody both brilliance AND humility
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We are located right off the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5), right near the Marketplace. We are surrounded by a myriad of restaurants and shopping.

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What are MobilityWare Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
From working with the Second Harvest Food Bank to feed the hungry to partnering with local charities in the fight against cancer, giving back to those in need is a vital aspect of our culture.
Partners with Nonprofits
We are utilizing our ability to reach a global audience to help raise funds for a number of worthy causes including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, SpecialEffect, BuildAid, and other charities.
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
MobilityWare’s Senior Leadership and Management teams are both incredibly diverse. Our diversity helps bring a broader spectrum of viewpoints to the company, helping us make more informed decisions.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
MobilityWare employees can contribute up to $2,750 to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of dental expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
MobilityWare's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Our pet discount program covers various out of pocket expenses such as vaccines, meds and teeth cleaning.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Employees are eligible for a cash bonus based on individual, company, and team performance. We pride ourselves on nurturing our employees' growth and establish goals to help them meet their potential.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We’ve partnered with Booster, the mobile gas delivery app that brings fuel directly to your car. No need to stop at a station to fill-up & the prices are comparable to what you would pay at the pump
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Our pantry, Admiral Snackbar, is stocked with healthy and fun snacks. Chips, chocolate, nuts, fruit; no matter what you’re craving, we’ve got ya covered!
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Our employees have formed a number of clubs, organize events, and arrange outings together. From fantasy football to Magic the Gathering and even our escape room club, there's something for everyone.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
All employees have access to the free on-site fitness center, complete with cardio equipment, free weights, strength training machines, showers and $25 a month for unlimited fitness classes.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $2,500 with a maximum total match of $2,500.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of MobilityWare

What are some social events your company does?

Every year for our company anniversary, employees (and a guest) are invited to celebrate at a destination chosen by our founders. Whether it’s a trip to Vegas or cruising on the Pacific Ocean, it’s a time to get together and celebrate the accomplishments of the year. The anniversary trip is just one of the annual events that MobilityWare sponsors.

Josh

Social Media Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday, MobilityWare offers challenges that are great for any growth-oriented individuals. Whether it is by collaborating with our design and production team, speaking at one of our company-wide symposiums, or creating new tools and features for our games you'll be sure to find something that will challenge you.

Jose

Sr. Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

At every step of our careers at MobilityWare, we are encouraged to consider where we are professionally and where we want to go. From tuition reimbursement for continuing education to mentorship programs, we are offered all of the resources we need to pursue the career we have always wanted.

Jill

Director of HR

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As a gaming studio, the success of the company is directly related to ideas developed by our game teams. By nurturing and executing on the best game concepts, our teams have helped to chart a successful path for MobilityWare. Our growth is fueled by the imagination, creativity, and deep knowledge of our awesome team members.

Francesca

Chief Product Officer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We bring our best every day at the office, but leadership understands that there are elements of our lives that exist outside of the office that motivate us. Whether it be a child's baseball game or a friend's celebration, they allow us to make time for the things that matter to us. Flexible PTO allows us to strike an effective work-life balance.

Jessika

Sr. HR Administrator

Jobs at MobilityWare
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Sr. Product Manager- RAD Team

MobilityWare
Orange County
1 day ago
+46
The Product Manager will conceive of and manage in-game LiveOps Events, A/B tests and other consumer-facing initiatives aimed at improving players retention, monetization and engagement on our Mobile Games. The Product Manager will collaborate with Marketing, Monetization and other Key Stakeholders to develop, drive and execute new strategies to ensure the growth of the games and the overall bottom line via AB tests and LiveOps implementations. The Product Manager will work closely with the Lead Product Manager, Director of Product, VP of Games and other Key Stakeholders to understand and deliver against the budget and targets.

Software Engineer - Client/Unity (Card Games)

MobilityWare
Orange County
1 day ago
+46
You’ll be an awesome engineer who’s looking to join an amazing team. You will work on a suite of mobile games, in a dynamic, thriving environment that sits at the heart of MobilityWare. This means new features, ongoing support, and entirely new games, all in Unity. It means sixteen live titles, with more every year. It means agile development in support of 10's of millions of customers, with a no-crunch attitude.

QA Lead - AdTech

MobilityWare
Orange County
2 days ago
+46
We need a software QA Lead and it could be you! We are looking for a highly creative, organized and talented QA Lead with incredible interpersonal skills and the software development experience to match. The AdTech group at MobilityWare is building a platform of shared services and client components in support of the studio's portfolio of casual mobile games. Our services are the glue that carry our players from game to game and enable great social experiences and are critical to the revenue generating monetization platform. We build tools that help our game teams get great content into the players' hands faster and more reliably. Your job will be to help lead the quality automation for server and client-side solutions used to connect our clients to platform and 3rd party services as well as reviewing and supervising some of our off-site support staff.

Product Manager - AdTech

MobilityWare
Orange County
3 days ago
+46
Reporting directly to the CRO (Chief Revenue Officer), the Product Manager, Ad Tech, is a critical team member on the Advertising team. Responsible for the current and future ad servering platform, this position will set out the future vision as well as drive the prioritization of tasks for engineering. With a dedicated team, this position will work to support the biggest names in digital/mobile advertising, driving more revenue and sold impressions based on your deep knowledge of how drive efficient and effective campaigns.

Associate Technical Product Manager - AdTech

MobilityWare
Orange County
3 days ago
+46
As the Associate Technical Product Manager - AdTech, you will support the PM team with in depth analyses related to the launch, maintenance and growth of integrated advertising partners. In your work, you will surface ideas for creating better tools and services to drive additional efficiency in our ad stack. Your attention to detail will help troubleshoot issues with multiple ad types, confirm that ad call responses are as expected and directly influence how ad dollars are spent on our inventory. Basic understanding of technologies related to advertising are a must as you will interface with both product and engineering teams. Strong communication skills will ensure knowledge-sharing and cooperation between onshore and offshore teams. You’ll be responsible for monitoring dashboards, surfacing potential opportunities for growth as well as finding and resolving problems quickly. As part of a data-driven team, ad hoc analyses for both internal and external stakeholders will be required. In addition to the ad tech team, you will work closely with the BI team, Monetization and Ad Tech teams to drive growth.

Ad Operations Solutions Engineer

MobilityWare
Orange County
3 days ago
+46
As the Ad Operations Solutions Engineer you will support the AdOps team with in depth analyses related to the launch, maintenance and growth of integrated advertising partners. In your work, you will surface ideas for creating better tools and services to drive additional efficiency in our ad stack. Your attention to detail will help troubleshoot issues with multiple ad types, confirm that ad call responses are as expected and directly influence how ad dollars are spent on our inventory. Basic understanding of technologies related to advertising are a must as you will interface with both product and engineering teams. Strong communication skills will ensure knowledge-sharing and cooperation between onshore and offshore teams. You’ll be responsible for monitoring dashboards, surfacing potential opportunities for growth as well as finding and resolving problems quickly. As part of a data-driven team, ad hoc analyses for both internal and external stakeholders will be required. In addition to the ad tech team, you will work closely with the BI team, Monetization and Ad Tech teams to drive growth.

Jr Service Desk Specialist - IT

MobilityWare
Orange County
1 week ago
+46
Internal customer service position providing general support of IT hardware and software systems, assisting both staff and our IT Team. Responsible for internal support, administration, and maintenance of the company’s corporate office IT infrastructure, audio/visual, and security systems. Normal Company business hours are M-F 8 AM to 6 PM PT, however work schedule will vary and include outside normal business hours to provide adequate coverage and accommodate planned and emergency IT needs. Occasional local travel is expected.

Senior Software Engineer - Client/Unity (Card Games)

MobilityWare
Orange County
1 week ago
+46
We’re looking for a Lead/Senior Software Engineer (Tech Lead) for our Orange Team. The tech lead is both an engineer and a leader. On any given day, they might be architecting new features, coordinating the work of their peers, or implementing their own tasks. They’ll mentor junior staff while also staying focused on the objectives of the team. Our tech leads are strong – they play a pivotal role in the success of the suite. They are fluent in Unity C# – system architecture, build configurations, and art pipelines. They are also team players, with excellent communication, who enjoy working closely with peers - artists, designers, and product owners. This is a rare opportunity for an awesome senior engineer - someone who’s comfortable having significant influence on our most important work. If this is you, then let’s talk!

Director of Data Analytics

MobilityWare
Orange County
2 weeks ago
+46
MobilityWare is looking for a Director of Data Analytics that will oversee in-game, marketing and monetization analysis for the studio. Data is at the core of our decision making at MobilityWare and in this role you would be a key contributor to the future success of our games. You will be responsible for providing quantitative guidance and leadership to the studio. You will work cross-functionally with other studio leaders to communicate a holistic view into the health of the games and provide predictive insights to continually improve the product. The ideal candidate will have significant successful experience building and leading an analytics team, working with large data sets and making data-driven decisions.

Data Analyst, Product Analytics

MobilityWare
Orange County
2 weeks ago
+46
As a Data Analyst, you will support the product team within depth analyses related to in-game activity, user behaviors, retention, funnel and monetization analysis, and provide insights to enhance the user experience.  Your work will directly influence what features are built, prioritization of the roadmap and estimate expected return on these efforts.  You’ll be responsible for creating, monitoring and building dashboards, models and ad hoc analyses to support product efforts to drive user retention and in-game monetization. In addition to the product team, you will work closely with the DBAs, Marketing, and Monetization teams to create actionable insights.   

Sr. Manager, Performance Marketing

MobilityWare
Orange County
2 weeks ago
+46
MobilityWare is looking for a Sr User Acquisition Manager with experience in Mobile Games to join our User Acquisition and Marketing Team! This is an exciting opportunity for a performance centric marketer to work on and lead the marketing initiatives for our Solitaire suite of games!

Sr. Game Designer – Puzzle Team

MobilityWare
Orange County
3 weeks ago
+46
MobilityWare is looking for an experienced Sr. Game Designer to help us develop new games and engaging features for our current casual puzzle games! We are looking for fun, energetic people who have a passion for building great products and bringing our games to life.  So, if you love designing and playing casual mobile games and think you have the chops to deliver something unique, then we are interested in talking to you! MobilityWare is a cool, casual, and awesomely successful company smack dab in the middle of Orange County. We do fun and we do it better than others. Our game downloads to date total over 200 million and our games are consistently ranked in the top 5.

Associate Director, Performance Marketing

MobilityWare
Orange County
3 weeks ago
+46
MobilityWare is looking for an Associate Director Performance Marketing with experience in Mobile Games to join our User Acquisition and Marketing Team!  This is an exciting opportunity for a performance centric marketer to work on and lead the marketing initiatives for our Solitaire suite of games!