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Game Mathematician

Location: 

Manchester, MAN, GB, m17 1hh

Requisition ID:  8494

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Game Design Mathematician to join our successful team in delivering the next generation of interactive mobile, tablet, and desktop web-based digital casino and table game products for a worldwide audience. The IGT PlayCasino Studio is a collaborative environment with ever-changing game themes and a wide variety of exciting projects. Based in MediaCityUK, Manchester (with remote working option available), you will work closely with game producers, logic engineers, client engineers, and artists to create math models and game features for both original games and online ports of existing land titles. 

 

A vital part of this process is ensuring that every game’s math is not only accurate, but compliant for all target jurisdictions and non-exploitable. Additionally, you may occasionally be called upon to validate outcomes in the field or investigate unusual player sessions. With ever-evolving regulations, new emerging markets, and increasingly innovative game mechanics, a love of details, an “always learning” mindset, and a healthy respect for compliance-related issues are key to your success in this role.

Due to our international structure, IGT provides you with a challenging multicultural environment where you can use your initiative and contribute to the realization of the company’s targets. IGT strongly believes in personal development and invests continually in training and coaching.
 

Qualifications


•    Calculate the probabilities of winning combinations and other aspects of game design.
•    Prepare the necessary mathematical documentation for the technical approval.
•    Validate internal math models to ensure they work as intended.
•    Function as the internal contact person for requests concerning mathematical concepts.
•    May assist in investigating anomalous sessions as requested by operators.
•    Attend bi-weekly joint meetings of designers/mathematicians in San Francisco, Belgrade, and Manchester.
•    Opportunities to make prototype math for Innovation Forum pitches.
•    Opportunities to make actual prototypes of pitch mechanisms.
•    If desired, pitch innovative ideas and submit patent applications.
•    Keep up to date with the latest competitor games and market trends.


 
•    5+ years of experience in Game Design.
•    Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or other technical field requiring advanced mathematics up to and including probability theory.
•    Ability to create simulations and calculation programs for various types of existing and new casino game mechanics (card, dice, and roulette game evaluations), or refer to existing libraries and alter code for the same purpose using any programming language you prefer.
•    Ability to create Markov Chain calculations through programming or Excel.
•    Solid expertise with Excel; mastery through VBA preferred.
•    Strong expertise in Combinatorics, Probability Theory, and Statistics.
•    Demonstrates outstanding data analysis and presentation skills.
•    Must work well with creative conflict in a consensus-based, collaborative environment.
•    Ability to communicate effectively with engineering, art, production, and business personnel.
•    Strong communication and problem-solving skills.

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.