Mz

  • Palo Alto, CA
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 17, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ Game Studio is seeking a highly skilled Tools Engineer to join our Game Engineering team. Qualified candidates will be responsible for developing the content pipeline and tool suite to enable the artists of our studio with the power of our next-gen game engine. This role will work closely with our art and design teams, responding to user feedback, to deliver tools that provide an efficient workflow and the best possible user experience. Candidates must be proficient in writing highly optimized, extensible and maintainable code. What you'll be doing: Partner with artists and other content creators to develop tools that provide seamless user experiencesPartner with engineers and UI designers to develop a tools driven workflow to support new feature developmentFind generic and scalable solutions for recurring problemsUse Object-oriented design and programming skills to develop a tools framework on our next-gen cross-platform mobile game engineProduce clean, maintainable and well-documented code promoting modularity, extensibility and performanceConstantly improve tool UI and workflow in response to user feedback, and ensure that all tools continue to provide an excellent user experience Your background and who you are: 8+ years of expert level C++ experienceYou have experience using QtYou always want to deliver tools that offer the best possible user experience and performanceYou love working together with artists and engineersYou really care about a clean codebaseYou have a strong background in computer science fundamentals, design patterns, algorithms and data structuresYou have a Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent experienceYou have excellent verbal and written communication skillsYou are a team player Bonus points: Familiar with newer C++ Standards (C++11, C++14, …)Knowledge of STLExperience using CMake as a build system
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Feb 15, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ Are you excited about being part of a Mobile QA team that is passionate about games and thrives on being challenged by cutting-edge technology? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! As a Sr. QA Tester you will ensure that content enjoyed by thousands of people everyday is released with the utmost quality. Being a part of QA at MZ allows you to think outside the box when it comes to testing games, be collaborative with development and most importantly gives you an opportunity to have your voice heard within a very team focused environment! What you'll be doing: Create and execute test cases on multiple features for Top Grossing Mobile GamesAbility to learn and utilize tools to assist with test cases, in-game events and sales testingCommunicating with engineers, designers and project managers on the status of test cases and project timelineMentor, train and assist QA Testers in multiple areas of the game and companyBack up QA Lead by assisting with reports, scrums and communication Your background and who you are: 4+ years of QA experience working in a team oriented environment2+ years as a QA Tester or similar role in charge of a multi-faceted QA teamExperience within the gaming industry a plusKnowledge of JIRA and experience with issue tracking/project management tools a mustPrevious experience in mobile games and/or online communities a plusExperience with Agile (Scrum) methodologiesExcellent written and verbal communication skillsA focused and proactive approach towards QA, with the ability to work under pressureAble to adapt and pivot in a fast paced environmentMust be innovative, proactive, and flexiblePassion for games and cutting-edge technology!
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 13, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ Game Studio, the creators of the globally successful Game of War mobile game are looking for creative, ambitious, highly skilled UI Artists to develop for our massive scale 3D mobile games. We are seeking experienced Visual Designers who have a desire to explore engaging visuals for our game interfaces. This individual will work in close collaboration with UX Designers, Art Leads and Game Designers. As part of the UI/UX team here at MZ Game Studio, you have the opportunity to have your work seen by millions of global players. This is your chance to leave your legacy and be part of gaming history! Past experience should be at least 2-3 years as a UI Artist or Graphic Designer with released titles on PC, console or mobile. What you'll be doing: Create compelling UI screens and graphics in collaboration with UX Designers, Game Designers, Artists and other Visual Designers.Explore and Design high fidelity mockups, iconography and other graphics needed for mobile screens in a time sensitive manner.Create or edit screen flows based on wireframesCollaborate with Engineers on implementing UI that balances aesthetic design, in-game performance and user friendliness Your background and who you are: BA Degree in Art / Visual and Graphical communications.Minimum of 2-3 years as a UI Artist on PC, Console or Mobile platforms.A designer with a desire to explore and create impactful UI visuals for user experiences.Strong Graphic Design skills, good understanding of typographyAn eye for visually pleasing and intuitive User Interface.Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch or other Design tools.Experienced working in a professional, collaborative, iterative and creative environment.Organized and has an aptitude for learning in this constantly evolving industry.An individual that is able to take direction and adapt in a fast paced environment Bonus points: Basic understanding of HTML and CSSExperience using UI prototyping tools like Principle, Sketch, Adobe XDKnowledge and Experience working in Unity
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 09, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ Our team is agile and we value transparency, encouraging high levels of autonomy and collaboration cross-functionally. Each team member is an integral part of roadmap planning and prioritization discussions, with the opportunity to learn and innovate. We are seeking a Sr. Software Engineer to work full stack across a variety of tools we have developed to help us manage our digital marketing stack. You will be working across backend and frontend alongside frontend and backend engineers and provide architecture and implementation input into our tools and overall system. What you'll be doing: Writing high-impact code in a variety of languages, primarily Java, Python and JavascriptStrategizing about roadmap development with product management & senior leadershipCollaborating with key stakeholders in science and business teamsAdvise on good practices and frameworks/languages to use for developing our systemsAssist with database design and data flow in our overall system Your background and who you are: 8+ years experience working full stack in a mixed environment and writing code both backend and front endBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related fieldDeep understanding of web architectures (REST, JSON, HTTP, caching etc)Experience with Python, JavaScript, SQLPassionate about being in a culture of learning and teaching Bonus points: Knowledge of Java, NodeJS, GroovyWorking knowledge of the digital advertising ecosystemPrevious roles in the programmatic advertising space such as a DSP or SSPFamiliarity with Agile scrum
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 07, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ Machine Zone is seeking an experienced Technical Artist to join our Game Engineering team. This role will work closely with both Art and Engineering teams to provide efficient workflows and tools with delightful user experiences. Candidates must be proficient in scripting or coding. What you'll be doing: Establish and promote technical best practices for content creatorsBe the first responder to our content creators when technical issues arise in both proprietary and commercial software toolsPartner with artists and other content creators to develop intuitive, effective toolsCollaborate with engineers to facilitate a smooth flow of assets from art to in-game Your background and who you are: 3-5+ years experience as a Technical Artist or TD in the entertainment industryKnowledge of Computer Graphics fundamentalsWorking knowledge of Maya or similar 3D content toolsScripting skills in Python, preferably object-orientedAptitude for troubleshooting CG issuesExperience with git and/or PerforceExperience working with technical and non-technical software usersExcellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proactive attitude towards being the bridge between Engineering and Art departmentsInterest in staying up-to-date with the latest real-time mobile technologies Bonus points: Working knowledge of Maya APIExperience with asset management toolsExperience working with proprietary Game EnginesExperience scripting in Lua
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 05, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ Our People Operations team is looking for a HR Operations and HRIS Manager to drive execution of MZ’s operations programs, own and support the Workday application. This person will serve as a leader responsible for a wide range of critical work streams, including onboarding/offboarding, data management, Compliance and operating procedures. This role will also be responsible for day to day ownership and support of Workday impacting Absence, Benefits, Performance Management, Time Tracking, integration, data requests, and all reporting and data analysis. What you'll be doing: Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to the HR Operations Team that support processes for employees and contingent workers across areas including onboarding/offboarding and employee data changesInspire the Operations Team to deliver streamlined employee and manager experiencesMaintain a continuous improvement lens on centralized operational efficiencies for HRDrive, project manage and provide training to team around Workday functionalityDay-to-day management of Workday including oversight of business processes and integrationUnderstand HR strategy and processes to architect, develop and implement scalable, flexible solutions that are extensible to business needs.Conduct working sessions with users to gather, understand, and analyze business requirementsResponsible for system configuration, data auditing, system maintenance and quality control for the systems required for Human CapitalManage and maintain Workday security configuration, in conjunction with third party post production supportManage Workday releases, including testing and communication of new features and functionality Your background and who you are: Experience with Workday platform supporting HCM, Benefits, Recruiting, Compensation, Performance, Absence and Time Tracking.Ability to design HR solutions at scale, with a focus on customer serviceHighly inspiring and energetic leader who can influence the team to provide highest level of customer service through coaching, teaching, and sharing feedback.Strong project management experience with ability to drive cross functional teams.Proven ability to think strategically and to translate strategic directives into tactical initiativesDemonstrated experience in performing complex reporting and analysisStrong understanding of the Workday’s business process framework, security configuration, and report writingUnderstands HR from a business perspective, can translate requirements and drive the solutionsAbility to communicate with technical and non-technical usersHighly organized, team-oriented, and flexibleStrong analytical abilities to solve complex problems with strong attention to detail and organization skillsExcellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 05, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ At MZ, we build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. We empower our game developers to push the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. Untethered by the traditional publisher model, and backed by endless resources, every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players. MZ is seeking a Sr. 2D Artist with amazing artistic skills to help us create rich gaming experiences on mobile. MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you'll be doing: Create production art, which includes characters, creatures, worlds and backgrounds for the gameCreate storyboards and moodboards to help establish the art vision of the game during pre productionEstablish render targets for our outsource partnersParticipate in planning and milestone delivery for the assetsParticipate in establishing and maintaining the highest visual quality bar overall for the game Your background and who you are: 8-10 years as an artistExpert in Adobe Creative SuiteCapable with both hand painted and rendered texturing skills, with a focus on stylized over realismExcellent design and drawing skills, highlighting the effective use of color, form, light and compositionAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExcellent verbal and written communication skillsUnderstanding of how to translate your concept ideas to a real-time game Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA products as a Lead ArtistExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management ToolsSubstance Painter / Designer, ZBrush, Maya experience
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 05, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ values execution upon data driven decisions. The game analytics team embodies this through three overarching goals:  1. We support product launches and operations with actionable metrics and insights to maximize value 2. We educate and empower the game studio to use data and improve our product and operations 3. We develop fast, scalable, and impactful data analytics products to meet the business needs of the game studio  As a member of the game analytics team, you will drive results through scalable data products, changing the landscape of mobile gaming.  What you'll be doing: Partner closely with teams responsible for revenue, product design, and others across the studio to identify impactful business problems and translate them into structured analyses, actionable insights, and data products Use exploratory data analysis techniques to identify meaningful relationships, patterns, or trends from complex data sets Design, implement, and evaluate experiments to test hypotheses around user conversion, sales, and live events to improve engagement, retention, and monetization across all MZ Games Instrument in-game actions by working in tandem with Engineering and Data Platform teams - enabling MZ to track, measure, and evaluate performance of new features and game content Collaborate with other analysts, providing statistical and modeling guidance on their analyses and projects Educate your fellow analysts on how to apply statistical rigor to their analyses and business recommendations  Your background and who you are: 8+ years work experience analyzing large datasets in an analytics or product centric role Advanced degree (Masters/Ph.D.) in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or other quantitative discipline Proficient with SQL, Hive, or other querying language Proficient with R, Matlab, or other statistical packages Some experience with data visualization tools like Tableau, Superset, and d3 Familiar with Python or other scripting languages A firm believer in the practical application of statistics - you have a deep toolkit of statistical techniques and know how to pick the appropriate tool for the challenge at hand Strong written and verbal communication skills to go with your technical expertise It’s second nature for you to tell coherent and compelling narratives around complicated quantitative concepts that can be easily understood by non-technical stakeholders A team player that is results-focused and an intellectually curious self-starter You bring a "can-do" attitude and are looking to own initiatives end-to-end in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment Take pride in the quality of your work output Your code, analyses, and documentation all reflect that of someone who is extremely detail-oriented Familiar with and passionate about analyzing user behavior on consumer mobile applications 
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 05, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is looking for a UI Manager to join our Game UI Engineering team. You will collaboratively drive technical projects and provide leadership for engineers in an innovative and fast paced environment. You will work with our game design, engine, and art teams to collaborate on the overall planning, execution, and success of our projects. This is a manager role with responsibility for managing UI Developers. What you'll be doing: Provide technical guidance, career development, and mentoring to team membersCollaborate on assigning areas of product ownership to UI DevelopersAssist in UI prioritization and resource allocationCollaborate in generating high level vision for long term UI directionEffectively evaluate and hire top talentCreate polished and compelling UI assets in collaboration with Art/Design leadsUse your knowledge of UI/UX to develop high-fidelity layouts and iconography for mobile screens in a time sensitive mannerCapable of implementing UI that balances aesthetic design, in-game performance and user friendlinessCommunicate regularly with end users to validate your implementationWork with game engineers and your team on executing against your mockupCollaborate with Design, Engineering, Customer Support, QA, and other cross-functional teamsYou’re forward thinking and are able to implement future-proof features in your workIncorporate usability feedback across multiple mobile devicesAble to create  and maintain RML/RCSS (very similar to HTML5/CSS3) and Lua filesAble to own a feature/project and communicate time estimates reliablyAbility to propose coding paradigms, standards and conventions to improve our codebaseConfidence communicating and prioritizing UI tech needs to core Engine team for new UI features Your background and who you are: 5+ years UI development experience with a distinguished track record on technically demanding projectsBachelor's Degree. BS in CS or EE preferredAbility to motivate people and instill ownership, reliability, teamwork, and commitmentExcellent verbal and written communication skills, impeccable organizational and time management skillsExperience in short release cyclesDetail-oriented, organized and an aptitude for learning and taking directions wellExcellent conceptual and UI coding skillsKnowledgeable on best practices for presenting complex data on small screensStrong understanding of flow, composition, and design for mobile experienceFlexibility to work in a design iterative environment and multiple projectsProficiency in development tools: Excellent HTML5, XHTML, CSS3 programming skills coding valid XHTML and CSS Bonus points: Experience with creating user interface for a consumer facing productExperience with JavaScript and related frameworks (jQuery, Angular, React, Vue, etc)Prior development or management experience with UI Developer teams Worked on tools catering to MMO’sExperience with mobile UI/UXExperience in agile development methodologies such as Scrum
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 05, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ We're seeking a smart, results-oriented Network Engineer to be part of the Network Engineering team at MZ. In this role, you will focus on designing, building and maintaining a scalable, resilient and modular network. Our products and systems rely on world-class network performance to run our platform, our games (Game of War, Mobile Strike), and future offerings. We’re looking for an exceptional team player who can work independently with multiple cross-functional teams, including Site Reliability, Systems Engineering, and Product Management. What you'll be doing: Design, configure, deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot production network infrastructure and associated servicesConfigure, deploy and troubleshoot load balancing and firewalling solutionsCreate and maintain documentation of network designs, processes, and proceduresIdentify and solve problems related to overall infrastructure performance, efficiency, and availability in a timely manner.Participate in a 24x7x365 on-call rotationAdhere to change control policy requirementsMaintain external peering relationships Your background and who you are: 5+ years of experience working in a network engineering role supporting a large production network consisting of routers, switches, firewalls and load balancersProficiency in scripting / automation using Python, Ruby, or Bash Strong network triage and troubleshooting skills - You like to get into the weedsUnderstanding of production/service provider infrastructure and large-scale environmentsProven networking skills across multiple vendors (Arista, Cisco, Juniper and F5)Advanced knowledge of routing protocols (BGP, ISIS, OSPF) and tunneling protocols (GRE, VXLAN) - You enjoy reading RFCs in your spare time!Experience with public cloud network design, connectivity and management (AWS, Google)Experience with wireless network support and best practicesSelf-starter with a proven record of overcoming both technical and design obstaclesExcellent communication and collaboration skills and ability to work with cross functional teams 
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 04, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is seeking a highly skilled Sr. DevOps Engineer to support its development teams and ensure their build pipelines are running as efficiently as possible. DevOps engineers work closely with both software engineers and product managers to provide build support from development to product release. Success in this role requires a passion to continually improve processes and optimize inefficiencies. What you'll be doing: Work as part of a larger build team to enhance and accelerate MZ development and infrastructure teamsDevelop code for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) for mobile games engineering with JenkinsDesign, implement, support tools for product build and deployment, and configuration managementDeploy products on-prem and AWS leveraging Kubernetes and Docker Document and design various processes; update existing processesOwn regular delivery of product applications and delivery pipelinesManage and deploy build systems and servers with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systemsWork with iOS and Android product releasesUtilize Jenkins for build requirements for product teamsWork with new products and project teams to define and develop processes and toolingPromote best practices and procedures as established by the company Your background and who you are: B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience8+ years professional software development experience3+ years of experience of product deployments in AWS using Kubernetes and DockerExperience with continuous integration systems, preferably Jenkins Highly proficient with Python in a production environmentSignificant version control experience with a major source control system, such as Perforce, Git, or SubversionEffective communication skills, both written and verbalWorked through multiple complete development cycles, involved with both early project build preparation, supporting development teams in production, and final shipping product preparation.Proficient in building and maintaining toolchainsProficient with relational databases, preferably MySQLProficient with Mac OS X and Linux OSExcellent analytical and problem solving skills Bonus points: Experience programming in C/C++, Lua, PHP, Obj-C, or JavaExperience with package and automation tools like Puppet or Ansible
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 04, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is seeking a highly skilled Senior Tools Engineer to support its development teams and ensure their development pipelines are running as efficiently as possible.  Tools engineers work closely with both software engineers and product managers to provide efficiency tooling and maintain pipelines. Success in this role requires a passion to continually improve processes and optimize inefficiencies.  Tools engineers also work closely with infrastructure teams, helping design and maintain automation systems for the company. What you'll be doing: Work as part of a larger tools team to enhance and accelerate MZ development and infrastructure teamsUtilize Jenkins for build requirements for product teamsOwn regular delivery of product applications and delivery pipelinesDevelop and maintain productivity tools for the company to increase velocityManage and deploy build systems and servers with Linux, Mac OSX and Windows operating systemsWork with iOS and Android product releasesWork with new products and project teams to define and develop processes and tooling Your background and who you are: B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience7+ years professional software development experienceHighly proficient with Python in a production environmentExcellent analytical and problem solving skillsSignificant version control experience with a major source control system, such as Perforce, Git, or SubversionEffective communication skills, both written and verbalWorked through multiple complete development cycles, involved with both early project build preparation, supporting development teams in production, and final shipping product preparation.Proficient in building and maintaining toolchainsExperience with continuous integration systems, preferably Jenkins Bonus points: Experience with Docker and KubernetesProficient with Mac OSX and Linux OSProficient with relational databases, preferably MySQLExperience programming in C/C++, Lua, PHP, Obj-C, or JavaExperience with package and automation tools like Puppet or Ansible
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 04, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ Come join one of the most successful digital marketing teams in the world at the forefront of the mobile industry. Learn from skilled, data-driven media buyers and analysts that have delivered consistent results in a rapidly-changing field. Learn how to command a multi-million dollar marketing budget and navigate a complex web of publishers and fraudsters with the help of technology and machine-learning. Collaborate with a team of motivated marketers who win. We’re looking for a resourceful and fast-learning Mobile Media Buyer & Analyst to work alongside a world-class team of marketers, data scientists, and engineers. In this role, you will drive top-funnel growth for a multi-million dollar gaming company through execution of user acquisition campaigns and game-changing data analysis/insights. Our team values are transparency, autonomy and collaboration. Don't waste your time fumbling with powerpoints to make an impact. At MZ, everyone has a seat at the table. Everything starts with insights from data.  What you'll be doing: Running performance-driven user acquisition campaigns across various supply partners for our hit titlesDesigning and executing tests to maximize revenue opportunity.Negotiating partnerships with top media suppliers and shaping their product roadmap with the budget you command.Leading cross-functional initiatives and collaborating with other teams like business intelligence, data science, marketing art, engineering, and/or live ops.Collaborating with leadership to shape our buying strategies and processes Working closely with the Marketing Creative to make best-in-class and fully optimized creatives based on observations from your campaigns. What we're looking for: 2+ years analyzing and taking action on large data sets, preferably in the digital ad buying spaceStrong attention to detail and the ability to communicate results to leadership.Advanced Microsoft Excel, Tableau or other data visualizationStrong command of SQL - working with multiple spend, user and revenueComfortable supporting your perspective through logic and/or data.Ability to work independently or with a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environmentB.S. in Economics, Statistics, or business related discipline recommended. Bonus points: Advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related technical/business degreePython/R, Marketing API or Data ETL developmentFamiliarity with techniques to identify advertising fraudExperience with Mobile Measurement Partners (Kochava, AppsFlyer, Tune, etc)Passion for games
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 02, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is seeking a highly skilled Sr. Engine Developer to join our client engineering team. This role is primarily responsible for developing cross-platform client technologies mainly using C++. You will work closely with our engine lead to help define an architectural vision for the engine and ensure that all code reinforces the conceptual integrity of that vision. Qualified candidates must be proficient in writing highly optimized, extensible, and maintainable code under aggressive deadlines, and must have experience architecting and developing cross-platform software. What you'll be doing: Code primarily in C++ to develop the technologies behind our next-gen cross-platform mobile game engineDesign cross-platform APIs and provide usage documentation for end usersProduce high quality, well-documented code promoting modularity, extensibility and performancePerform code reviews for peers Your background and who you are: 8+ years of expert level C++ experienceStrong background in computer science fundamentals, design patterns, algorithms and data structuresExceptional problem solving and debugging skillsB.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experienceShipped multiple applications or games preferably on Android and iOS Bonus points: Familiarity with Android development tools and processes, recommendedExperience with interoperating between C++ and Java over the Java Native Interface (JNI)
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 02, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ Looking for an opportunity to refine a talent acquisition program, drive change, and improve efficiency for an industry leader in mobile gaming?  As the Sr. Talent Operations Coordinator your impact is amplified by not only your own ability, but the ability of your team. You will be challenged with redefining current processes, innovating in the area of candidate experience, and delivering upon strategies across Talent Acquisition. The Operations team is looking for teammates that are driven by impact and value the people they work with.   We are looking to continue to evolve and improve our Talent Acquisition (TA)  processes to allow us to effectively and reliably scale and hire exceptional talent, while keeping things flexible and nimble, and provide exceptional client experience for our current and prospective employees, TA team, and external vendors. For that, the Operations team is focused and committed to building out its business operations and technology practice.   This role is for you if you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, love being challenged and aren’t afraid to push the bar, and enjoy driving process and using technology in an innovative way to achieve business impact. What you'll be doing: Schedule and facilitate onsite, coding test, and video conference interviews on an as-needed basis while always delivering positive candidate experience.Own the pre-employment process which consists of initiating background checks for all new hires, contractors, 1099 consultants, and vendors, and owning the weekly communication of new hires with the Onboarding team. Generate offer letters, send to the appropriate parties for signing, and upload the signed offer letter within our ATSArrange candidate travel and coordinate the candidate reimbursement processBe involved with ad-hoc projects by identifying and defining needs, developing business cases, drafting and managing detailed project plans, driving implementation and owning change management, and measuring business outcomes. Projects may include but are not limited to process development or improvement, feature launches within our tools and systems, employment branding initiatives, etc.Drive and advocate data integrity, and influence TA to continue to adopt processes and technology to allow for effective, accurate data collection and reportingRefine the Talent Acquisition program from the ground up including team dynamic, processes, and projectsPartner with Leaders to create attractive job postings targeting desired profilesCoordinate and drive various projects within the Talent OperationsManage the Candidate Interview Experience from beginning to endAssist with planning and preparation of recruiting eventsOther assigned duties, as needed Your background and who you are: 3+ years of experience supporting Talent Operations (Talent Acquisition and/or Human Resources) Experience implementing programs to boost efficiencyBachelor’s degree (or higher education degree, certificate or training)Extremely detail oriented Ability to manage multiple multiple projects/tasks in parallel with strong prioritization and organizational skillsHigh regard for confidentialityImpeccable communication skills, both verbal and written Excellent customer service skills, and business etiquetteComfortable interacting with all levels of staffAble to thrive and is flexible in a fast-paced environment Ability to quickly learn and excel at using technical tools and systems (e.g Applicant tracking systems, JIRA, Confluence, etc.) Bonus Points: Program/Project management is a strong plusExperience with Lever and Google Apps is a strong plus
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 02, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is seeking a positive, diligent, detail-oriented Project Coordinator to join our team. The Project Coordinator at MZ will enable cross-functional development teams to execute against our product portfolio. A Project Coordinator's main responsibility is to own scheduling, monitoring, tracking and execution against our tight milestones and project deadlines. Qualified candidates will be self-starters, be able to multitask, be dependable, and concisely execute at critical points in a project.  What you'll be doing Leading game team developers to stay on schedulePreparing status reports for product leadershipCapture meeting minutes and driving follow-upsOwning task estimation and identifying critical path impedimentsBecome a product expertFacilitating cross department communicationsDefine resources and schedule for project implementationRun SCRUM standups, monitor burn down charts, and coordinate retrospectives Your background and who you are 2+ years project management, game production or coordination experienceBachelor's degree or equivalent experienceExperience shipping releases in a product-centric environmentKnowledge of production methodologies, including SCRUM, Waterfall, KanbanKnowledge of MS Project, Omniplan, Jira, or other project tracking toolsBe able to communicate effectively with engineers and game designersPut 110% into everything you do, target perfectionDemonstrated ownership and accountability of results in an end-to-end project lifecycleAbility to comfortably and confidently present to all levels within the enterprise and to work with both technical and non-technical individuals Bonus Points:Love to play and make games
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Feb 01, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ You will be directly responsible for in-game communications across our portfolio of games. As a Blog Manager, you will directly supervise a team of blog writers responsible for all event, feature, and one-to-many in-game communications with our players. In partnership with product, marketing, and community, you will serve as an experienced leader providing strategic guidance, and ensure that the team adopts an effective strategies to maximize channel growth and impact. Members of the MZ Blog Team are primarily responsible for conceptualizing, writing, editing and promoting blogs that hype new in-game content, sales, and events across all MZ Game Studio products. Bloggers research requested topics and develop interesting and informative posts that appeal to our players and encourage engagement with new content, sales, and events. What you'll be doing: Leading the blog writer team (written and visual content creators), and guide stakeholders on an effective channel strategy to maximize growth and results over time.Ensure that the tone of all communications are aligned with MZ’s brands.Enhance the way we measure and drive results in-channel (click-through, conversions, page views, A/B testing, etc.).Support product team goals and needs in all areas of game communication (feature/event marketing, relationship management, etc.).Support the team’s success by providing appropriate coaching, direction, training and resolution.Create and maintain a high-quality work environment so team members are motivated to perform at their highest level.Use appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department or employee concerns. Your background and who you are: Experienced: 5-7 years of working experience (Master’s in Communications is preferable).A verbal mastermind: You're a communicative dual-threat, expressing yourself in either written or verbal media. A marketing strategist: You know the ins and outs of marketing and have led the development of multiple successful marketing strategies that leverage your deep knowledge of customer insights, generating great value for your audience and company.A gamer: Games are one of your main hobbies and you can't imagine life without them.
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Feb 01, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ Game Studio seeks a highly-skilled engineer to help it create its next-generation massive-scale game title. Working directly with the team lead, this engineer will develop core systems used by our next wave of games played by millions of players. Qualified candidates write highly optimized, extensible and maintainable code with the speed necessary to achieve our short release cycles. What you'll be doing: Producing stable, extensible, understandable and modular codeWork closely with game designers, artists and other technical groups to implement large-scale game featuresDesigning and developing new capabilities and systems (e.g., graphics, networking, user-interface)Maintaining excellence in our culture through careful code reviews and productive collaborationsBuild efficient and reusable systemsIdentify and address performance bottlenecksPrototype and develop new games and new game mechanics Your background and who you are: 2+ years of professional software development experienceStrong background in computer science fundamentals, design patterns, algorithms and data structuresProficient using at least one mainstream language such as PHP, Python, C++, or JavaExperience developing scalable and optimized software systemsExceptional problem solving and debugging skillsKnowledge of relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQLBachelor's in Computer Science or equivalent experience Bonus points: Familiarity with iOS development tools and processesFamiliarity with Android development tools and processesShipped multiple titles, preferably including console / PC
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Jan 31, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is seeking a Concept Artist who have a desire to conceptualize characters for MZ's games. The Concept Artist will work close with the Art Director, Art lead and other artists, developing  high quality character concepts. You'll have the opportunity to have your work seen by millions of global players. This is your chance to leave your legacy and be part of gaming history!  MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What You’ll Be Doing: Develop high quality character concepts from start to finish.Sketch, ideate and iterate character concepts collaborating with Art Director & lead.Problem solve and execute overall look & feel for characters maintaining a consistent art direction.Work with 3D department providing assets such as callouts and orthographs. Your Background and Who You Are: Minimum 3 years as a Concept Artist on PC, console or mobile platforms.Strong portfolio demonstrating a wide range of character design. Excellent illustration skills with strong understanding of Anatomy.Expert in realistic and stylized character concepts.Proficiency in Photoshop, painter or equivalent.Excellent verbal and written communications skills.Self-motivated, able to work independently with limited direction.Experience working in professional, collaborative and creative environment. Bonus Points: BA degree in ArtMultiple project experience in console / mobile games Z brushExpert in Environment Concept / Illustration
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Jan 30, 2020
Build the future of mobile games with MZ!   As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. We build massive mobile games that break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. Our team pushes the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem. As a studio, we are masters of our own destiny, untethered by the traditional publisher model. Every update and feature creates amazing experiences for millions of players!  _______________________________ MZ is looking for its next Sr. Product Manager to help evolve the Monetization Platform for its suite of highly-engaging, top-grossing mobile titles. Whether it’s improving search relevance within Game of War’s storefront or enabling game designers to scale prize payouts with in-house tooling, the Monetization Platform Product Team provides leadership on building world-class software while directly impacting MZ’s bottom line. This diverse problem space gives the team the opportunity to partner with almost any function at the company to improve the lives of our players and employees. As such, those who perform best in this role leverage expertise in communication, data analytics, UI/UX design (desktop and mobile), systems thinking, and most importantly user empathy.  What you’ll be doing: Perform user research and testing across qualitative and quantitative sources, including user interviews and data analysisFor desktop projects, define UI and UX designs and specifications using Google Material UIPrioritization of roadmaps based on impact, reach, cost, and company goalsField requests from customers and cross-functional teams. Ensure each one is accounted for and transparent in the prioritization processProvide cross-functional leadership in areas of KPI tracking, impact assessment, prioritization, and user empathy  Work cross-functionally to: Define problems in a clean, crisp, actionable way and gather buy-in before designing solutions Facilitate collaboration and empathy between engineering and all other stakeholders Lead the design and development of solutions, testing assumptions and  course-correcting along the way. Unblock any cross-functional dependenciesEnsure a smooth rollout. Are users adopting? What was the short- and long-term impact?  Your background and who you are: 8+ years in software product management, with examples of projects you have lead from problem gathering, through to ideation, design, development, and retrospectiveSkilled at ascending the steep learning curves associated with complex, interdependent systems, and moving on to hold informed opinions on how they can be used and improvedProficiency in working directly with developers and UX designers to author specification documentation, user stories, KPI’s etc. Experience conducting qualitative user interviews and distilling down actionable insightsA deep understanding of “goal-oriented design” and developing user empathyExperience creating wireframes and UI prototypes for presentation and/or user testingA data-driven mindset, excited to dig into the numbers to uncover trends to craft project KPI’sInterested in mobile games Bonus points: Professional experience in mobile gamingWorking knowledge of analytics tools like Excel, SQL, or Tableau