Tools Engineer

About the Employer
As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays*
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan*
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Onsite Gym & Wellness Activities (Yoga & Zumba)*
Happy Hours
Company Events
Dog-Friendly*
*Only applies to full-time positions.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We're looking for a Tools Engineer to build tools and pipelines empowering our team to deliver industry-leading games and social experiences. You will be working across all disciplines to identify bottlenecks and inefficiency that can be automated or streamlined. You have the opportunity to make a large impact on the entire team and product portfolio. We believe our greatest potential will only be unlocked with a large investment in our existing and new toolchains! Join the team today and make a difference tomorrow!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, deploy and maintain systems that empower content teams to build and iterate on game content.
  • Capture and synthesize requirements from multiple game teams on what tools are required.
  • Be the champion for the efficient content creation and be “customer” focused.
  • Hold regular stakeholder meetings to gather feedback on your tools and make changes as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Great communicator - able to talk with content developers at all levels across all disciplines. Some technical others not.
  • Above all, energetic people with a desire to learn and collaborate.
  • People with a desire to learn how to build high-performance, maintainable software.
  • Expertise in front-end web development.
  • Basic understanding of performance implications of caching, networking, storage, and concurrency.
  • Knowledge of web service technologies (e.g. Javascript, MySQL, Python).
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar experience.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience developing web applications with rich and responsive UI.
  • Experience as part of an operations team supporting iPhone or Android applications in a gaming company.
  • Experience with Unity.
ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.