Mz

  • Palo Alto, CA
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 17, 2019
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!  _______________________________ The MZ DSP team builds full-stack technology solutions to support our in-house marketing efforts. As one of the largest global marketers in mobile, MZ solves problems at scale and speed. With our media buying teams entirely in-house, we have unparalleled visibility and control into how our technology is applied. 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 Senior Software Engineer to work side-by-side with our science and product management teams. You’ll leverage the latest technologies and design strategies for our in-house demand side bidding technology. You’ll solve unique challenges in that your work will be used for our own direct marketing efforts. What you'll be doing: Develop scalable algorithms and methods to provide real-time recommendationsCollaborate with Data Scientists to prototype new algorithms and design experiments for evaluation to enhance our marketing efficiencyWork with engineering teams to implement new models while considering functionality for recommendation outputTake end to end ownership of Machine Learning systems - from data pipelines and training, to real-time prediction enginesContribute to a culture of continuous improvement, and data driven resultsParticipate in design discussions about new features and approaches to implementing new services Your background and who you are: BA/BS technical degree and 4+ years of experience developing scalable ML related engineering systemsFluent and comfortable in developing and debugging in Python, Java or Scala.Knowledge in understanding basic machine learning principles/theories, able to explain to data scientists and layman stakeholders Passionate about working with extremely large unstructured and structured data set Bonus points: MS/Ph.D degree and 5+ years of experience in machine learning engineering (Degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field) Industry experience with relational databases and SQL-based tools such as Vertica, Hive and PigBig data pipeline technologies such as MapReduce, Spark, Kafka.Industry experience with mainstream ML libraries such as sklearn, TensorFlow, Keras, GBDT, etc. Exposure to a large-scale machine learning system is a big plusPrior roles in the programmatic advertising space such as at a DSP or SSPFamiliarity with job schedulers (e.g. Airflow) 
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 17, 2019
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!  _______________________________ The Localization Team is recruiting for the role of English-to-Japanese Games Translator. We need an experienced and technically astute individual to join us in rapidly creating fresh game content for players and supporting a variety of team initiatives. What you'll be doing: Perform translation from English of online mobile game client text, and themed collateral assets for sales and marketing.Create translation appropriate to the purpose of the asset (gameplay, support, marketing).Contribute to multilingual termbases in various file formats and collaboration systems. Proactively log new entries, resolve terminology conflicts, and communicate updates to stakeholders.Process bug reports and collaborate with LQA to ensure a resolution that helps players, while staying mindful of team processes.Make recommendations about how to tackle ad hoc tasks.Perform research online independently for terminology and software tools documentation.Author Confluence documentation about all aspects of own work.Become a subject matter expert in initiatives by the Localization Team and the company.Support workflows and milestones with drive, creativity, and diligence. Identify workflow cues from other stakeholders and react appropriately to adjust our deliverables and priorities. Your background and who you are: 2+ years video game translation, from English to Japanese.Proficiency at using memoQ.Able to maintain 2500-word daily productivity, or equivalent in weighted text.Effective verbal and amazing written communication skills in English and Japanese. Linguistic certification is desirable though not required.Professional interest in as many of these areas as possible: software localization, scripting or programming, game art, fantasy and military terminology, team production tools and processes, creative writing, composition.Able to identify unmet requirements in a transferred work assignment, devise an immediate workaround, and propose long-term improvements.Identify process bottlenecks and initiate discussion about solutions.Ability to engage respectfully and effectively with coworkers of various disciplines and cultural backgrounds.Knowledge of text implementation pitfalls and best practices in different display environments is immensely helpful. Bonus points: Experience supporting an online game service operation.Experience working with localization service vendors as a customer.Experience using or referencing version control software.Professional writing in Japanese.
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Aug 15, 2019
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!  _______________________________ As a member of the Product Operations team you will coordinate with MZ's talented Production, Design, Engineering, QA, and Support teams to manage and ship code deployments for our Live Games. Additionally, you will serve as a first responder to internal and external company incidents. This requires a calm and decisive approach to providing guidance and direction to several cross-functional teams who will be working with you towards issue resolution. What you'll be doing: Communicating with Production, Design, Engineering, QA and support teams in order to ensure that time sensitive content for revenue goals are deployed to the live Product environments. This includes new features, bug fixes, tools, and content from Design and Engineering teams.Use Terminal, Build, and Commit management tools to promote and deploy commits into testing and live environments.Use project and product management tools to complete documentation and metrics based around the live product deployments. This includes data on features being released and statistics of the deployment.Gaining and utilizing knowledge of internal deployment and incident management tools.Responding to and kicking off incidents for your primary product as requested.Provide updates to stakeholders to the status of Incidents and the timeline towards incident resolution.Handle any critical bug fix deployments as a result of Incidents.Documenting the Impact, Cause, Fix, and Stakeholders involved for Product Incidents. Your background and who you are: Flexible and willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime to meet business needs.Have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and can get ideas across in a clear and concise manner.Embrace complexity and change. Use critical and creative thinking to diagnose and solve problems.Remain calm and confident under pressure.Have a passion for technology and games.Comfortable using technical tools and terminals in order to deploy code and data changes into live products.Ability to multitask and prioritize several ongoing task. Bonus points: Familiarity with GIT, Version Control and Programming.Previous first responder background.General or advanced knowledge of project management methodologies: Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 14, 2019
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 are searching for a new IT Desktop Administrator team member to support our Palo Alto site at MZ. The ideal candidate will be technically savvy and creative at problem solving and possess strong customer service skills. You will primarily be responsible for providing technical solutions to MZ's employees, in a highly visible internal employee facing role. What you'll be doing: Troubleshoot all matters related to employee laptop and desktop computers and/or connections to triage and resolve issues.Respond to tickets and questions from users concerning their hardware and software issues.Handle problem recognition, research, resolution, and follow-up for routine user problems, and escalation of more complex problems to service owners.Install and set up employee computers, software, and peripheral equipment.Troubleshoot issues relating to AV equipment such as TVs and, VOIP telephony systems.Manage inventory levels to ensure employees have the proper IT related equipment to work efficiently.Respond to customer requests in a timely fashion and work independently to complete assigned tasks as quickly as possible.Recommend changes to improve system and network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.Work with vendors as needed to resolve end user requests or complete other tasks.Install, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software both manually and via endpoint management tools such as LanDesk or Casper Suite.Maintain and administer both cloud and on premise computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software and server software.Troubleshoot network issues to isolate and diagnose common network problems.Assist in planning, coordination, and implementation of company network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Your background and who you are: Bachelor's Degree and/or 3+ years experienceStrong technical skills and ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems Outstanding interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills Experience working with Active Directory.Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence, Google Apps, Mac OS , Windows 10, iOS, Android OS a plus.Executive Support a plus.Ability to work in a fast paced environment that will challenge organizational and time management skills.Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 14, 2019
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 seeks a Product Marketing Manager to lead the product life cycle of our mobile games. Intuitive and detail-oriented, the ideal candidate must be able to discern the best course of action across multiple projects by multitasking and prioritizing matters.  You start with big ideas and close them out with strong execution. The PMM will grow the user base for all our games, impacting millions of global players in the future; this is your chance to leave your legacy and be part of gaming history! What you'll be doing: Dig deep into campaign and app store performance data to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization across all marketsBe a data master, develop strong hypothesis, independently solve problems and provide actionable insightsMaintain a thorough understanding of the competitive landscape and markets  Work with Product Marketing team to develop go-to-market and product lifecycle management strategy and execution from pre-launch, launch and post-launchHelp manage the user lifecycle via email marketing campaignsDeliver product marketing analysis and make asset recommendations to optimize performance through rapid, data driven iteration and A/B testingMonitor key trends in gaming across all major languages as it relates to new ASO strategies, and apply them to titlesMake analytical, data driven recommendations Your background and who you are: 6+ years of experience with mobile user acquisition, ad buying analysis experience at scale, or a similar marketing equivalentBachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, or related degreeManage fast-paced and dynamic projects in a highly organized manner on schedule and on budgetAbility to multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple projects at onceExcel Proficiency (Lookups, advanced formulas, pivot tables, text string manipulation)Knowledge of both iOS and Android markets requiredStrong interpersonal skills – ability to work across teamsAbility to effectively present ideas - both verbally and visuallyExperience with Vertica, and Tableau, preferredExperience in the gaming industry, huge plus
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Aug 14, 2019
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
Aug 14, 2019
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 Staff Build and Tools Engineer to lead it’s build tools engineering team.  They support its development teams and ensure their build pipelines are running as efficiently as possible. Build and Tools 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: Lead a build team to enhance and accelerate MZ development and infrastructure teamsMentor other engineers, helping guide their technical growthOwn regular delivery of product applications and delivery pipelinesOwn technical direction for the team, working with leadership to align team projects for high value delivery and consistent stable infrastructure.Develop and maintain productivity tools for the company to increase velocityStudy, understand, and communicate necessary technology that is used or being considered for the companyManage and deploy build systems and servers with Linux, Mac OSX 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 tooling Your background and who you are: B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience10+ years professional software development experienceHighly 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 as a Build or Tools Engineer 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 OSX and LinuxExperience with continuous integration systems, preferably JenkinsExcellent analytic 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
Aug 10, 2019
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!  _______________________________ As a Talent Acquisition org, we are experts in team building. Partnering directly with product and engineering leadership, Talent Acquisition develops hiring strategy and ensures MZ can meet its goals.  The Senior Technical Recruiter will work across disciplines at varying levels of seniority, focusing largely on roles within Engineering, Data Science, and Product Management. The Senior Technical Recruiter must be highly proficient in candidate generation and sourcing, and be able to deliver quality talent with minimal lead time. This role is ideal for a process-oriented individual that is able to manage a high volume of requisitions without sacrificing candidate experience. What you'll be doing: Source and screen qualified candidates by leveraging internet job boards, employee referrals, search engines, and web resume mining techniquesEffectively manage relationships and provide top tier service to multiple Hiring Managers simultaneouslyManage candidates seamlessly through the interview process; set expectations, provide thoughtful feedback, negotiate and close all offersBecome a domain expert in ad tech and gaming industry trendsProvide regular status updates to Talent Acquisition team and Hiring Managers on recruitment for open positionsProactively develop pools of qualified candidates in advance of need Maintain relationships with industry partners and leadersSchedule in-person and phone interviews across multiple time zonesMaintain various recruitment tracking and reports, and enhance existing reports where applicableFully and accurately utilize our applicant tracking system and proprietary databasesContribute to the development of new talent initiatives, building supporting documentation when necessary Your background and who you are: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with 8+ years of experience recruiting in a fast-paced environmentSuccessful track record recruiting and filling engineering roles at varying levels of seniorityWell versed in dynamic business environments, you are comfortable with change and drive partnerships with human resources, client groups, and internal stakeholders to react quickly to changePracticed experience developing consultative relationships with Hiring ManagersDesire to mentor less experienced members of the Talent teamOrganized and process oriented approach to staffingSolid experience with applicant tracking systemsMastery of LinkedIn RecruiterProfessional and effective oral and written communication skillsSuperior strategic thinking and solid analytical skills Bonus points: Prior experience recruiting engineers for gaming or ad tech industriesPassion for games and the teams that make them!Knowledge of CS fundamentals, SDLC, and ability to apply that knowledge to candidate screening
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 09, 2019
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 3D Artist with amazing artistic skills to help us integrate art into our games. MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you’ll be doing: Assemble and compose all art assets for ingestion into the game engineEnsure all art assets meets all the technical and creative requirements for the game engineEnsure the all art assets meet the performance and memory requirements of the game engineCreate both high resolution 3d sculpts and final low polygonal game assetsCreate textures with a variety of styles and techniquesParticipate 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: 3-5 years as an 3d artist for a game studioExpert in Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush or equivalentStrong “eye” for attention to detailAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExcellent verbal and written communication skills Bonus points: Experience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management ToolsExperience with xml and prefabsExperience with Substance Painter
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 09, 2019
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 an Art Producer who is highly organized, has phenomenal communication skills, proven experience in coordinating a cross-functional team and a stellar track record in shipping games. The Art Producer will manage the time and timely creation of all the art assets for their assigned game(s). MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you’ll be doing: Manage timelines and production schedules for 2D and 3D art productionManage and own task estimation and identify critical path impedimentsAttend all production meetings and create actionable items for the art teamCollaborate with the Creative Leads on the quality bar for a variety of game art disciplines including: ui, environments, characters, VFX, lighting and animationWork with production, engineering and other disciplines to ensure a collaborative, efficient approach to the creative development of the gameLead standups and agile sprints for the creativesOwn the cost and effort  Your background and who you are: Bachelor's Degree  or 10 years of equivalent experience 5+ years of project management, including coordination experience, in a creative environment.Solid understanding of 2D and 3D art productionAbility to understand and negotiate critical art requests versus displacement of scheduled workExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management ToolsExcellent verbal and written communication skills for coordinating teams in multiple locationsExperience with the Adobe Creative Suite Bonus points: Shipped multiple mobile products as an Art Project Manager and/or Art ProducerExperience with Autodesk 3D Applications
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 09, 2019
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 Lead 3D Animator who is experienced in keyframe animation, as well as comfortable with rigging. Your job is to create amazing performances and breath life into the characters and worlds in our games. MZ games are played by tens of millions of global players. This is your chance to leave your legacy and be part of gaming history! Candidates must be highly organized and a team leader. MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you'll be doing: Manage the 3D Animation TeamOwn the mentoring, training and growth of the teamBe a leader who can understand the context of the art within the game and its technical limitations Create high quality 3D Animations of humanoids, creatures, vehicles, assetsWork with adjacent departments such as game art, design, and engineeringMaintain basic documentation and asset managementAssist in outsourcing approval/feedback as needed Proactively communicate with contacts in other disciplines and departments to maintain clarity of feature goalsWork with the Art Director to establish and drive the art vision of the gameParticipate in planning and milestone delivery for the assetsParticipate in establishing and maintaining the highest visual quality bar overall for the gameEnsure the assets meet the performance and memory requirements of the game engine Your background and who you are: 8+ years as a 3D AnimatorAdvanced body mechanics abilitiesExpert in MayaExcellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skillsExperience or knowledge of isometric game developmentComfortable at rigging characters, props, and environmentsSelf-motivated, able to work independently with limited directionAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExcellent verbal and written communication skills Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA products as an Animation LeadExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management Tools
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 09, 2019
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 Lead 3D Artist with amazing artistic skills to help us create a diverse visual range of characters and creatures, as well as compelling worlds for rich gaming experiences on mobile. Candidates must be highly organized and a team leader. MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you'll be doing: Manage the 3D Art TeamOwn the mentoring, training and growth of the teamBe a leader who can understand the context of the art within the game and its technical limitations Create both high resolution 3D sculpts and final low polygonal game assetsCreate textures with a variety of styles and techniquesSetdress and light the levels used in the gamesWork with the Art Director to establish and drive the art vision of the gameParticipate in planning and milestone delivery for the assetsParticipate in establishing and maintaining the highest visual quality bar overall for the gameEnsure the assets meet the performance and memory requirements of the game engine Your background and who you are: 8-10 years as an artist, specifically 3-4 years working as a lead artist in gamesExpert in Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush or equivalentCapable with both hand painted and rendered texturing skills, with a focus on stylized over realismStrong understanding of form, anatomy, structure and silhouette in regards to modeling, sculpting, rigging, and deformationsAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExcellent verbal and written communication skills Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA products as a Lead ArtistExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management Tools
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 09, 2019
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. 3D Artist with amazing artistic skills to help us create a diverse visual range of characters and creatures, as well as compelling worlds for 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 both high resolution 3D sculpts and final low polygonal game assetsCreate textures with a variety of styles and techniquesSetdress and light the levels used in the gamesWork with the Art Director to establish and drive the art vision of the gameParticipate in planning and milestone delivery for the assetsParticipate in establishing and maintaining the highest visual quality bar overall for the gameEnsure the assets meet the performance and memory requirements of the game engine Your background and who you are: 8-10 years as an artist in gamesExpert in Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush or equivalentCapable with both hand painted and rendered texturing skills, with a focus on stylized over realismStrong understanding of form, anatomy, structure and silhouette in regards to modeling, sculpting, rigging, and deformationsAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExcellent verbal and written communication skills Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA productsExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management Tools
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 09, 2019
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
Aug 07, 2019
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!  _______________________________ What you’ll be doing: Work closely with the Game Engineering, Production, Marketing and other teams to deliver web application support such as game admin tools used for live game operations and customer support that impact millions of end users and company's successOwn web application features through every step of the development process, from initial design all the way to live supportYou will be a part of a modern, lean, self governing engineering team where you have the ability to switch hats between coding features, testing for quality and performance, and developing toolsLearn new algorithms, languages, techniques, processes or methodologiesParticipate in design and code reviewsIdentify and address performance bottlenecksMove fast and create long lasting, highly successful products Your background and who you are: 8+ years of professional software development experienceExperience with web technologies such as HTML5/CSS3, Node.js, React or AngularExperience with PHP and related MVC frameworks such as Laravel, CodeIgniter, CakePHP or similar technologiesExperience with relational databases, SQL and ORMStrong data structures, algorithms and design patterns knowledgeAbility to quickly isolate and debug complex issues within codeA passion for developing scalable and optimized software systemsConfident in your work and care about the quality of what you produceMindful of how design decisions impact performance and user experienceMust be proactive, self-directed, detailed and organizedBS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field Bonus points: API development (RESTful, GraphQL)Knowledge of functional programmingExperience working with Agile/Scrum methodologyExperience with server side game architectureMultiplayer game developmentPassion for all things gaming
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 06, 2019
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 artist, specifically 3-4 years working as a lead artist in gamesExpert 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
Aug 06, 2019
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!  _______________________________ What you’ll be doing: Maintains knowledge and uses departmental software, as requiredEnsure our Facilities Management System (FMS) is updated as neededContact vendors and manage work orders through Service ChannelAssists with planning, budgeting, scheduling and managing facilities workAssists with the oversight and direction of all superintendents, maintenance workers, and other personnel responsible for performing facilities work in Company facilitiesSupports facility management for regular maintenance needs (per contracts, if applicable), one-off repair and maintenance, space planning, and special facilities projects including coordination and communication with property management, vendors and internal stakeholders, where appropriate for role and under direction of department supervisor/managerEnsures physical space is maintained and in good repair by reviewing space and addressing needs for maintenance and general repairs identified personally or by customers or other department staff. This includes lighting repairs, carpet cleaning needs, janitorial needs, etc. Incorporates follow-up procedures to ensure all requests/needs have been completed and to satisfactionSupports facility and vendor management by engaging/coordinating with vendors and proactively identifying, reporting, and helping facilitate resolution for issues/repairs (in coordination with other team members, if applicable)Fosters and builds positive relationships with team, customers and leadership in all functions at all levels, and communicates effectively and proactively, as neededAdds value to customer experience through critical thinking, anticipating needs and offering additional services/support, if appropriatePerform other tasks and special projects as required or as assigned by management teamManage furniture inventory for new purchases, maintenance and repair of existing furnitureMaintain and manage asset and storage site inventorySchedule and manage facilities work orders produce through our FMS Your background and who you are: Strong written and oral skillsMulti-tasking in a fast paced environmentKnowledge of Microsoft Office programsStrong problem solving skillsTime management skillsThe individual in this position must be coordinated, quick thinking, organized and have excellent people skills.High School Diploma or Equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred)2-3 of Facilities experienceAbility to work independently on assigned tasksAbility to implement and adjust proceduresMust possess strong communication and interpersonal skillsAble to thrive in a fast paced work environmentFosters and builds positive relationships with team, employees and leadership in all functions at all levels
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Aug 06, 2019
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!  _______________________________ As a member of MZ’s Game Ambassador (GA) team you will coordinate with Production, Design, QA, and Support teams to deliver best-in-class service to our players. Additionally you will serve as a subject matter expert and a first responder for the CS organization on all deployments, releases, and incidents. It is vital for all GAs to always demonstrate exceptional judgment and communication practices, and a deep understanding of product strategies including sales, events, economy and game design. As a vital hub of communication, technical writing skills are paramount in ensuring that information is disseminated with exceptional clarity.  In everything they do, we rely on our Game Ambassadors to demonstrate our core values and our commitment to players with all of their actions and decisions. What you'll be doing: Maintain an expert level knowledge of all MZ games, including a technical understanding of event/sale activation practicesGather information from a variety of sources, and disseminate it to all sites via the use of knowledge-base content articles and SlackDemonstrate expert technical writing skills, ensuring that the information is disseminated well and easily understood by all ticket taking agentsTest reported issues and document them in JIRAs when appropriate, with all relevant details and repro stepsWork closely with QA, Design, and Live Ops teams to investigate, prioritize, and resolve live issuesDraft public facing content, such as help articles and responses to players during incidents, ensuring that we build good relationships with our players at all timesProvide teams with pre-formatted (macro) content pieces when appropriate, equipping teams with valuable information to answer our players and their questionsAssess team members’ game play and new feature/function understanding regularly and provide required up-training as neededRespond to all knowledge-base inquiries in a timely manner Your background and who you are: 1+ years directly supporting mobile free-to-play gamesThorough knowledge of game economies and designExcellent communication skills – oral and writtenOrganizational skills, detail-oriented problem solving approach, and adaptability to changeAbility to communicate effectively and stay calm while under pressure, particularly cross-departmentallyStrong analytical and technical troubleshooting skills Bonus points: BA degree in CommunicationsKnowledge of or experience with SQLFluency in Japanese
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Aug 06, 2019
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!  _______________________________ What you’ll be doing: Plan and manage various tasks and projects across the whole Development Services organization by clearly identifying priority, resources, impact, deliverables, and success metrics.Work closely with QA, Localization, Community, Customer Support management to facilitate the set of project direction. Establish the team’s roadmap and translation of business strategy into a development plan.Communicate with all stakeholders to gather requirements and work with team leads and managers to facilitate, prioritize and plan projects.Plan capacity against various ad-hoc requests, stemming from stakeholders and help deliver resultsCreate and maintain relevant data project documentation such as project roadmaps, status reports and operational checklists.Define, develop, manage and document project schedule/milestones, proactively drive project-related issues to appropriate resolution, and plan for contingencies due to project-related risksLead process & meetings Ensure that the team can meet the commitments by removing any impediments they face, including managing dependencies, escalating blockers that they cannot remove themselves, shields the team from distractions and interferencesResponsible for the day-to-day task coordination with the Development Services organization. Facilitate Change Management planning and communication, organize meetings to clarify work deliverables.Identify, evaluate, and report performance KPIs with a strong understanding of which measurements align with business goalsPrepare high quality executive level presentations Your Background and who you are: 5+ years of project management and coordination experienceBachelor’s degreeDiligent with strong attention to detailKnowledge of production methodologiesExperience with JIRA, or other project management platforms, and digital asset managementPassionate about mobile games and technology
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Aug 06, 2019
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. 3D Character Artist with amazing artistic skills to help us create a diverse visual range of characters and creatures for 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 both high resolution 3D sculpts and final low polygonal game assetsCreate textures with a variety of styles and techniquesCollaborate with design, animation and fx to create creatures that will establish and drive the art vision of the gameParticipate in planning and milestone delivery for the assetsParticipate in establishing and maintaining the highest visual quality bar overall for the gameEnsure the assets meet the performance and memory requirements of the game engine Your background and who you are: 8+ years as an artist, specifically 3-4 years working as a lead artist in gamesExpert in Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush or equivalentCapable with both hand painted and rendered texturing skills, with a focus on stylized over realismStrong understanding of form, anatomy, structure and silhouette in regards to modeling, sculpting, rigging, and deformationsAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExcellent verbal and written communication skillsBA/BFA degree or equivalent work experience Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA products as a Lead ArtistExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management Tools