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Game Mathematician I

Location: 

Barcelona, B, ES, 08013

Requisition ID:  7085

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. With operations in more than 100 countries and a team of over 12,000 employees, we deliver world-class gaming and lottery technology.

Responsibilities

We are seeking a passionate, adaptive, and pioneering Game Designer that is ready to take their creativity and industry leading skills to the next-generation of interactive gaming. Blending expertise with innovation, this individual will help define engaging entertainment that will appeal and showcase original experiences to a wide player audience. This position will use their talents to constructively communicate and leverage a motivated cross disciplined team, participate and grow in a collaborative environment, and help shape the industry with their innovative solutions.

The Game Designer will:

  • Participate in designing all aspects of a game design including entertainment, pacing, mathematical outcomes, and player communication.
  • Actively work on multiple projects concurrently, as strong multitasking is essential.
  • Have meticulous attention to detail to achieve optimal designs, including math models, XML control files, par sheets and customer-facing communication.
  • Share innovative solutions and help shape other project features with fellow game designers and development staff.
  • Test mathematical outcomes to assure quality and that accurate calculations are achieved (through excel and programming).
  • Maintain active field research, analysis and industry knowledge to clearly understand and convey player profiles to develop new features and products.
  • Create and own all design documentation and deliverables for projects, including game concepts, in-game messaging, marketing communication, game rules, some game documentation, and paytables.
  • Generate initial and final excel-based math models, par sheets, and XML control files (or comparable code file/formats) used by the game engine.
  • Play test all games in studio development with detailed verbal or written feedback around all aspects of the player experience: math, art, sound, messaging, game pacing and user interface.
  • Jointly develop and adapt prototypes and simulators (XNA, C#, XML schema and Direct X) to play test, refine and troubleshoot calculations on game concepts.
  • Contribute to ensure external partners have up-to-date knowledge of key design features to market and promote finished products.
  • Analyze performance data from the marketplace to help identify future game mechanics and industry trends.

Qualifications

  • Has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Game Design, Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Has strong interest specifically in slot machine game design
  • Has solid expertise with Excel; mastery through VBA preferred.
  • Has strong expertise in Combinatorics, Probability Theory and Statistics.
  • Demonstrates ability to create well-structured, well-documented, maintainable programs in C/C++/C# (or comparable language).
  • Demonstrates outstanding data analysis and presentation skills.
  • Must work well with creative conflict in a consensus-based, collaborative environment.
  • Has a passion for playing games of multiple genres and a solid background in slots and casino games.
  • Is able to communicate effectively with engineering, art, production and business personnel.
  • Is a naturally curious mind interested in zeroing in on what existing and potential players and customers want.
  • Security Investigation will be conducted

Preferred:

  • Has a minimum of 2 years of slot game proposition design; 3 preferred.
  • Has released one or more game titles in a lead game designer role.

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

 

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.