Mz

  • Palo Alto, CA
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 21, 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!  _______________________________ Do you like organization? Do you like helping other people? Does combining those two sound like the perfect job? Internal Dev Tools is seeking an  Atlassian Administrator to drive effective use of JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket within MZ. Part evangelist, part tech lead, you will be responsible for owning and maintaining the Atlassian stack and and empowering teams to use that stack to create effective business processes. An agile coach with an interest in technical systems or a sysadmin that wants to help people automate their workflow would be a good fit What you'll be doing: Work across a wide variety of teams to design and build out solutions to challengesOwnership of Crowd, JIRA, Confluence, and BitBucket change requestsDevelop and maintain guidelines for MZ’s approach to Atlassian administrationPerform upgrades and maintenance for Atlassian systems Your background and who you are: 5+ years of JIRA administration including Data Center version3+ years experience with agile methodologiesImplementation of JIRA server from design to productionProficiency with Linux Systems AdministrationProficiency with Bash, Python scripting languagesYou think about how processes and systems affect each otherYou enjoy researching and debating new approaches to problemsYou enjoy working across teams and knowledge areas Bonus points: PostgreSQL experienceExperience helping teams convert to an agile workflowKnowledge of the Atlassian plugin ecosystem and the use cases for various pluginsExcellent communication skills with a proven ability to interpret customer requests to develop system requirements
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 19, 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 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
Oct 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!  _______________________________ 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 Director who has phenomenal communication skills, proven experience in creative direction and a stellar track record in shipping games. The Art Director will run daily reviews with the artists, giving clear constructive and inspirational feedback to produce stunning artwork for our games. Experience driving and communicating a clear vision in a highly-collaborative environment, managing and mentoring creatives, and being a true partner to Engineering and Production is essential. MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you'll be doing: Work closely with the game development team to ensure art supports and enhances the game fiction and narrativeReview, direct and provide positive constructive feedback to a variety of game art disciplines including: environments, characters, VFX, lighting and animationDefine art direction process and establish art vision for our games using data driven approachCollaborate with production, engineering and other disciplines to ensure a collaborative, efficient approach to the development of the game Your background and who you are: 8+ years as an artist, specifically 3-4 years working as a lead artist or art director in gamesExpert in 2D and 3D art productionAbility to empathize with user experience through deep engagement with the productAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExperience managing and motivating a team of artists (both internal and external)Excellent verbal and written communication skills Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA products as a Lead Artist or Art DirectorExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management Tools Required application material: ResumeLink(s) to your Portfolio
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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!  _______________________________ MZ is looking for a HTML/UI Developer to join our Game Engineering team.  You will create the User Interface elements for Game of War, Mobile Strike, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, and our games in development. You will work with our game designers and engineers to collaborate on the overall planning, execution, and success of our projects by creating the best user interface possible. This engineering focused organization is a great place to expand your skill sets and challenge you to grow. What You'll Be Doing Create polished and compelling UI assets in collaboration with Art/Design leadsDevelop and modify components and UI elements based on mock-upsUse your knowledge of UI/UX to develop high-fidelity layouts and iconography for mobile screens in a time sensitive mannerImplement finished 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, cs, qa, and other cross-functional teamsYou’re forward thinking and are able to implement future-proof features in your workIncorporate usability testing feedbackCreate and maintain RML/RCSS (very similar to HTML5/CSS3) and Lua files Your Background And Who You Are 3-5 years as a UI/UX developerDetail-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)Worked on tools catering to MMO’sBachelor degree in design/graphic design, or HCIExperience with mobile UI/UXExceptional communicator
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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!  _______________________________ 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. Environment Artist with amazing artistic skills to help us create 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 the models, textures and materials for props, architecture and terrainSet, dress, 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 environmentsParticipate in establishing and maintaining the highest visual quality bar overall for the gameEnsure the environments meet the performance and memory requirements of the game engine Your background and who you are: 8+ years as an artist in gamesExpert in Maya, Photoshop, Z-brush or equivalentCapable with both hand painted and rendered texturing skills, with a focus on stylized over realismAbility 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
Oct 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 Data Science team, you will develop and investigate hypotheses, structure experiments and build mathematical models to identify game optimization points that will encourage users to play our games more often, over longer periods of time, resulting in higher lifetime values. We are looking for a sharp, disciplined, and highly quantitative individual who has a passion for mobile gaming, data mining and mathematical modeling. We are building a unique technology platform dedicated to the operation and real-time optimization of free to play games. We are changing the gaming industry! What you'll be doing: Build mathematical models and automated machine learning tools to analyze and optimize all aspects of MZ Game Studio games, providing actionable insights in real-timeUnderstand the competitive marketplace, business issues, and data challenges in order to deliver actionable insights, recommendations, and business processesDesign and implement experiments to test various hypothesis Work in a collaborative team environment with other highly skilled specialists in gaming, statistics, machine learning, and engineeringInfluence development teams to implement tools, features and/or designs - success is measured in % monetizing, retention, time spent in the game, and lifetime valueResearch new modeling algorithms, languages, packages, and statistical tools to enhance the overall productivity of the teamDrive and lead data science related products Your background and who you are: 8+ years of experience in quantitative analysis, specific experience with social games or mobile apps strongly preferredBachelor's or higher in Applied Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field. Graduate degrees preferredStrong analytical and quantitative problem solving abilitySolid understanding of statistical modeling / predictive analysis/ machine learning / data mining / recommender system conceptsProficient with Hadoop and SparkProficient with Python or Scala for model development under SparkProficient with R, Python or equivalent for data modeling and analysisProficient with SQL Strong product sense, exceptional in project management, strong presentation and communication skillsAbility to prioritize and track multiple projects in parallel
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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 looking for a QA Engineer to join our real time platform engineering team. You will be working with a group of world-class engineers, architects and product managers to build a scalable and high-performance breakthrough platform that will be leveraged by our external customers to build paradigm shifting applications and solutions. At MZ quality is not just a word, it is a passion and dedication, requiring solid engineering background and willingness to adapt by constantly learning and making things better. In QA we strive to stay on top of the technology wave and provide test solutions that are relevant and efficient. We just need to do things smarter, not do more of them. You'll be a part of a modern, lean, self governing engineering team where you have the ability to switch hats between designing features,  coding, testing for quality and performance. We value transparency and trust. We continue to create purpose in our work, question the status quo, seek individual mastery and encourage autonomy. What you'll be doing: Write and execute test plansDetect and document software defectsWrite simple automation for repetitive tasksWork with engineers on product designs, review implementationIdentify and analyze performance bottlenecks Your background and who you are: BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical fieldBe proactive, detailed and organized3+ years professional work experience2+ years of experience in scripting languages/shell scripting2+ years of experience testing distributed systems Ability to read and understand code in C#/Java Bonus points: Understanding of SQL, NoSQL, column-oriented, object, blob and other databases and storage solutionsPassion for performance debugging and benchmarkingExperience with UI automation
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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 Game Studio is seeking a highly skilled engineer to join our game systems team. You will work as a bridge between the feature engineers, infrastructure teams, and game designers to define the architecture of our data format and delivery. This team plays an integral part in the efficiency and safety of deploying features daily. What you’ll be doing Increase the safety and testability of live data changes to prevent poor user experiences by providing clear, actionable information about problems as early as possibleDrive the design validation framework and guidelines for developers and designers to have high data coverageImprove the developer experience with design data across different data sets and game environmentsExplore and develop new workflows that expand our capabilities to create games on demanding schedulesMake decisions on systemic changes while considering impact to many stakeholders Your background and who you are 2+ years of professional software development experienceBS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical fieldMust be proactive, self-directed, detailed and organizedExperience with multiple data storage systems (MySQL, SQLite, etc.)Developed the design data pipeline of released game titlesPassion for helping team members finish their work faster Bonus Points Worked with either Git or PerforceProficient in PHP and PythonExperience improving existing large production codebases seamlessly without service interruption
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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!  _______________________________ 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
Oct 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!  _______________________________ The MZ DSP team builds full-stack technology solutions to support our in-house programmatic marketing efforts. As one of the largest global marketers in mobile, MZ solves problems at scale and speed. With our media buying managed entirely in-house, we have unparalleled visibility and control into how our marketing technology is utilized. Our team is agile and values 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 someone passionate about building massively scalable systems who can collaborate seamlessly with engineering, research science, and product teams. You will drive the development of systems to empower our research teams to rapidly iterate and deploy solutions for the product and business team we support. What you'll be doing: Working with data scientists to develop novel, massively scalable machine learning systems using Python and JavaUsing streaming and batch technologies to build analytics pipelines to process and analyze massive datasetsBuilding and optimizing complex queries to materially impact the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives as one of the largest media buyers in mobileIndependently finding, troubleshooting and resolving problemsPerforming peer code reviews and providing mentorship to the team Your background and who you are: Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field5+ years experience as a Java developer, esp. with scalable distributed systems2+ years working with big data technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Kafka, SamzaProficiency in at least one programming language, Java, Scala, C++, R, PythonExperience building big data pipelines and workflow management, such as AirflowExperience building and maintaining high-performance, fault-tolerant, secure, and scalable distributed software systemsFamiliarity with alerting using tools such as pagerduty, opsgenie, or grafanaExperience with continuous integration and related toolsAbility to learn quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment Bonus points: Masters in Computer ScienceExperience in large scale Machine Learning/recommender systemsExpertise in Ad technology with a background in programmatic buyingExperience with operational streaming analytic systems
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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!  _______________________________ 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 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: 5+ 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
Oct 12, 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: Works and directs Movers, Furniture Installers, and other trades | vendors to support ongoing projectsPartners with Facilities Engineering Manager to complete Line of Business requestsProvides ongoing relationship management with assigned vendors to assure communication and feedback are fluidManaging facilities staff and third party service providers who are responsible for ongoing, day-to-day management of the facilityConducting site inspections to assess the physical condition of buildings and systemsPlans and develops work schedules to ensure adequate serviceAudits and maintains inventories supplies and equipmentKeep the Director of Facilities informed on regular basis of progress and issuesWork closely and cooperatively with other department headsActs as liaison between company, customers, clients, employees, and subcontractorsMaintains contract and contractor status databasesReviews all correspondence concerning contractors and responds as appropriateEstablishes and maintains contact with contractors to ensure the smooth working of the contract processConduct and attend meetings to communicate top down, and bottom up on a consistent real time basis, with customers, clients, and employeesManaging facilities staff and third party service providers who are responsible for ongoing, day-to-day management of the facilityBe familiar with using a Facilities Management systemKeep accurate records of current space conditions including roof, HVAC, utilities, hardware assets, and special circumstancesAbility to work well with ever changing priorities and or situationsMust be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the facilityPerform other duties as requested by management Your background and who you are: Minimum 5 years relevant experienceKnowledge of CAD a plusCollege DegreeExcellent written communication skillsExcellent verbal communication skillsStrong project management ability and problem-solving skillsStrong computer skills in Word, Outlook, Access or other facility management systemsTime management skills requiredAccuracy and strong attention to detailA working knowledge of building systems & maintenance (HVAC, fire life safety, lighting, electrical, plumbing, EV charging stations, etc.)An ability to juggle multiple deadlines & projects along with a knack for solving problems and spotting inefficiencies
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Oct 11, 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 Blog Writer you will be responsible for conceptualizing, writing, editing and promoting blogs that hype new in-game content, sales, and events across all MZ Game Studio products. Working closely with blog writers and our game teams, you will develop content designed to attract interest and engagement with our events, features, and sales. This role therefore requires a gamer and a marketer mindset, as blog writers are responsible for creating the content our players are looking for, and then optimizing the path to conversion. This is a high pace content writing environment, which requires impeccable verbal and written communication skills. As this is a live services work environment, new content is being developed daily. It is therefore essential for Blog Writers to work well in fast paced environments that are subject to last minute changes and pivots. What you’ll be doing: Work with production teams for each game studio to create engaging blog content pieces surrounding all events, sales, and features. Leverage photoshop and existing art assets to prepare images well suited to support each blog we publish.Partner with the localization teams on any translation needs related to blog content piecesPlay our games actively and understand how features work in-depthCreate concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines, clincher text,  and blog body contentEnsure that blog content is grammatically correct and free of spelling errors and factual inaccuraciesResearch and organize data related to new content in each title.Coordinate blogs for creative approval.Coordinate on-time delivery of blog content.Complete detailed tracking of blog workflow, including time-tracking and JIRA documentation Your background and who you are: Basic understanding of HTML and Adobe Creative Suite.Impeccable spelling and grammar.A deep understanding of the target audience and what motivates them, as well as industry trends.Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.Self-motivated and self-directed.Excellent interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of company leadership.Able to work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure, and with short delivery deadlines.Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, feel comfortable being assertive when communicating deliverables, and be a problem-solver who is willing to provide alternative solutions.Willing to go above and beyond to ensure deliverables are met, with the flexibility to put in extra hours when necessary. Bonus points: Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing, or related fields, or equivalent work experienceCommunity Management experienceExperience with online, game, and mobile ad copy.Understanding of formatting articles for mobile consumption.Fan of MZ Game Studio products and the Final Fantasy franchise.
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 11, 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 media buying team conducts user acquisition for our hit titles Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike, and Final Fantasy XV. We’re looking for a Media Buying Analyst to join our team and work along alongside our world class team of data scientists, engineers, and product managers. In this role, you will run media campaigns and lead special projects. Your work will be tremendously impactful on the user acquisition efforts for games played by tens of millions of global players. Our company is agile and values transparency, encouraging high levels of autonomy and collaboration cross functionally. Each person is an integral part of the success of the team, with the opportunity to learn and innovate as a group. What you'll be doing: Running user acquisition campaigns across various supply partners for our hit mobile gaming titlesConducting technical analysis to optimize these campaigns and sharing learnings cross-functionallyDesigning and executing A/B tests to maximize revenue opportunitiesLeading designated initiatives by collaborating with other teams, including business intelligence, data science, marketing art, engineering, or productDesigning innovative solutions to better optimize and deliver ad campaignsCollaborating with marketing leadership to influence our overall buying strategies and processes Working closely with the Marketing Creative team to make best-in-class and fully optimized creatives, both for the app stores and for paid user acquisition campaigns What we're looking for: 2+ years analyzing large data sets and taking action based on the analysis, preferably in the digital ad buying spaceB.S. in Economics, Statistics, or business related disciplineExceptional analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to clearly communicate results and to define next stepsAdvanced Microsoft Excel domain knowledge with a desire to develop additional technical skillsStrong business logic thinker who quickly identifies new opportunities to challenge the status quoAbility to negotiate and effectively influence internal and external partiesAbility to work independently or with a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment Bonus points: Advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related technical/business degreeStrong, thorough, and deep understanding of creating and evaluating A/B testing framework Familiarity with techniques to identify advertising fraudAbility to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot 3rd party mobile app trackingFamiliarity with SQLPassion for gamesNatively fluent in Korean or Japanese
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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!  _______________________________ MZ is seeking a QA Lead who has experience executing test strategies on mobile games. They will own and drive the execution of testing and be responsible for keeping everyone informed of the quality levels for their product. As a leader in the QA organization they will inspire and grow their teams, build trust and foster collaboration, and achieve great partnerships through credible communication. What You'll Be Doing Lead, inspire, train and mentor a team of QA professionals at all locations to meet/exceed department goalsCommunicate, measure, report, and track performance of simultaneous tasks and associated projects on-timeInforming and escalation (to the point of resolution) of critical issues, roadblocks/bottlenecks and progress to stakeholders as neededAnticipate skill gaps and organizational needs for team and associated projectsUnderstand the overall project status, skillfully adapt to changes, and effectively communicate trade-offs and risksWork closely with the QA Leadership and the Game Team to prioritize and meet deliverablesBuild effective teams, establish goals, delegate assignments, and ensure efficient use of resources both locally and remotelyHandle the performance management of your direct reports including consistent 1-on-1s and reviewsCreate extensive test plans, strategies for testing specific game features, and script solutions to boost productivityAct as a point of contact for assigned projects, owning testing results, test plans, etc.Manage assigned QA team through the development process, launch, and post-launchBe “a voice” of QA, and take part in other activities within the company as neededGiving candid and direct feedback to team members and dev partners in a timely manner Your Background And Who You Are 5+ years of QA experience working in a team oriented environment2+ years as a QA Lead or similar role in charge of a multi-faceted QA teamExperience within the gaming industryKnowledge of JIRA and experience with issue tracking/project management tools a mustPrevious experience in mobile games and/or online communities a mustExperience with Agile (Scrum) methodologiesExcellent written and verbal communication skillsA focused and proactive approach towards game quality, with the ability to work under pressureAn organized leader with strong work ethicAble to preempt problems, adapt and ensure contingency plans are always in placeMust be innovative, proactive, flexible, and have grit!Passion for games and cutting-edge technology!
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 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 Associate Art Director who has phenomenal communication skills, proven experience in creative direction and a stellar track record in shipping games. The Associate Art Director will run daily reviews with the artists, giving clear constructive and inspirational feedback to produce stunning artwork for our games. Experience driving and communicating a clear vision in a highly-collaborative environment, managing and mentoring creatives, and being a true partner to Engineering and Production is essential. MZ offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. What you'll be doing: Work closely with the game development team to ensure art supports and enhances the game fiction and narrativeReview, direct and provide positive constructive feedback to a variety of game art disciplines including: environments, characters, VFX, lighting, sound  and animationDefine art direction process and establish art vision for our games using data driven approachCollaborate with production, engineering and other disciplines to ensure a collaborative, efficient approach to the development of 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 2D or 3D art productionAbility to empathize with user experience through deep engagement with the productAbility to generate top-notch art and design in a variety of styles and a portfolio of work demonstrating the sameExperience managing and motivating a team of artists (both internal and external)Excellent verbal and written communication skills Bonus points: Shipped multiple AAA products as a Lead Artist or Associate Art DirectorExperience with JIRA, Perforce and other Project Management Tools Required application material: ResumeLink(s) to your Portfolio
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 08, 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 Project Manager to join our engineering team and own project management strategy and implementation in the Technical Operations group.  Qualified candidates will be responsible for the management of on-going projects in our datacenter and cloud, team scrum, sprints and dashboards. You will collaborate with managers and engineers to gather requirements, develop quarterly and annual roadmaps, determine KPIs and more.  A significant part of this role will be helping deliver high quality online, mobile MMOs, and your work will be seen by tens of millions of global players in the future! What you'll be doing: Plan and manage various tasks and projects across MZ by clearly identifying priority, resources, impact, deliverables, and success metrics.Work closely with Technical Operations management to facilitate product direction. Establish the team’s roadmap and translate business strategy into a development plan.Communicate broadly and effectively with all stakeholders across Game Engineering, Product, Data Engineering and Marketing. Gather requirements and work with team leads and managers to facilitate, prioritize, plan, execute, and report on projects.Plan capacity against various ad-hoc requests from stakeholders and deliver results.Create and maintain relevant data and 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 anticipated and emergent risk.Lead process & meetings - e.g. sprint retrospectives, stand ups, planning and estimation sessions, backlog grooming, scheduling, internal team prioritization, syncs with stakeholder PMs, and sprint prioritization review with stakeholders.Ensure that the team can meet commitments by removing impediments, managing dependencies, escalating blockers that they cannot remove themselves, clarifying deliverables, and shield the team from distraction and interference.Coordinate day-to-day tasks within TechOPS and work with our stakeholders on bugs, blockers,  incidents, and postmortems. Facilitate Change Management planning and communication.Accountable for project delivery. Your background and who you are: Bachelor's degree in CS or equivalent experience.5+ years of project management experience in live product engineering, technical operations or Site Reliability related role.Must be analytically and technical oriented.Expert knowledge of production tools and methodologies, including JIRA, SCRUM and Kanban.Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.Able to work with multiple partners in a friendly and constructive manner.
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Oct 01, 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. As a Sr. Compensation Analyst, you will partner with HR to create and implement compensation programs while partnering with Recruiting to create compelling compensation packages that will attract new talent. This is a pivotal position that will have a huge impact.  What you’ll be doing: Perform job evaluations, conduct market surveys, collect and analyze market data and maintain salary survey dataAccurately interpret, counsel, communicate, and educate People Operations, recruiters, managers, and executives on pay decisions, policies and guidelinesPrepare twice-a-year cash increase, promotion, and equity refresh recommendations for senior leadership approvalLead bi-annual merit processMake recommendations for internal and external offers to attract and retain highly sought-after talentBe the compensation expert in the following areas: base salary, market pricing, variable pay and performance management, equity programs, data analysis, research and cost modeling Your background and who you are: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience 8+ years of experience in compensation Strong Knowledge of compensation market data Excellent excel skills 
Mz Las Vegas, NV
Sep 25, 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 Community Team will be leading the charge to bring a “Players First” approach into the multiplayer mobile gaming experience. The team is looking for a Social Media Community Manager to build an engaging and active social media community across all MZ games. You are knowledgeable about social media management and are adaptable to various landscapes. You have a steady hand in managing complex campaigns with various stakeholders and have experience reaching alignment across disciplines. You understand the ins and outs of Adobe Photoshop or similar software. You speak the language of players, because your copy is authentic. What you'll be doing: Be responsible for our organic engagement strategy on Facebook, Twitter, and any new/emergent social media platforms.Create a unique tone and voice for each of our games.Directly interact and engage with players. Create assets, copy, and integrate them with campaigns that feed into our larger team goals of connecting players with both each other and us as developers. Create regular, weekly detailed reports of player engagement on social media.Create unique and engaging social media campaigns that drive organic growth and engagement across all platforms. Your background and who you are: Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of practical hands-on experience with a portfolio demonstrating your work.Experience in planning, organizing, and running complex and engaging social media campaigns.Experience using Adobe Photoshop or similar editing software.Knowledge and experience with most modern day social media tools.A proven track record of working independently, and the ability to meet deadlines and milestones with minimal supervision.Adept and managing outwards and upwards. Demonstrated capability to manage shifting prioritization and demands. Demonstrated ability to provide regular reporting that leverages both quantitative and qualitative data. 
Mz Palo Alto, CA
Sep 24, 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!  _______________________________ Data Engineering team at MZ builds platforms and frameworks to ingest and process TBs of data on a daily basis. Our mission is to enable business users across the organization make smarter decisions faster, and develop a winning marketing strategy and engaging gaming experience. We are a very critical team with a high impact and high visibility across multiple business units. As we are growing our strength, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us build and scale our data platform with changing business needs. Our engineers move extremely fast, while solving unique and challenging data problems. We use bleeding edge technologies such as Kafka, Apache NiFi, Hadoop/HDFS, Apache Spark, HBase, Hive, Presto, and DRUID to build these data insights and data visualization capabilities.  We selectively gather top technical talent passionate about transforming data into insights. Come join us! What you'll be doing: Writing code to enhance current pipelines and contribute to add new capabilities. Influence and enforce good coding practicesTaking ownership in what you do; this involves augmenting your code with functionals and automated data quality checksOptimize tech stack to accommodate running existing pipelines cost effectively at scale and improving overall stabilityAnalyze, troubleshoot and resolve data quality issues. Being proactive in identifying issues will be a key metrics for your success. We believe in ruthless data quality checks automations over hours of debugging when an actual issue is reportedWorking closely with data analysts and science team in empowering best use of data available for their workflowsMentor and coach junior team members to elevate their technical skills and help them grow Your background and who you are: 8+ years of experience working as a Data Engineer or Software Engineer working on distributed systems at scale BS in Computer Science or a related fieldHands on experience in Java, Scala, or PythonSolid foundation working on Big Data technologies such as Hadoop/HDFS, Spark, Kafka, Hive, HBase, and NoSQL databasesAbility to work with open ended problems, explore solutions, work collaboratively, and communicate effectivelyPassionate about building data infrastructure, platform, and reusable frameworks Bonus points: Ad tech experience or working with large scale distributed systemsExperience working with Data Visualization platform such as DRUID would be a plus.