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Game Mathematician

Location: 

Manchester, MAN, GB, m171hh

Requisition ID:  6809

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.

Role Overview

 


Located in our modern high-tech office in Media City, Manchester, you will be creating the math models behind our casino slot machine games for the UK casino market.

You enjoy calculating, designing and implementing mathematical concepts, which is the core of our games and a critical factor for success in our markets.  You are a team-oriented person closely working and interacting with a development team producing video casino games and you welcome sharing knowledge.  

Working with game designers you will develop an aptitude for redesigning maths models to suit the UK market and enhancing the player experience.

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.
 

Responsibilities

 

•    Creating maths models in a variety of methods, including Excel and various proprietary tools
•    Calculating the probabilities of winning combinations for our thrilling games
•    Responsibility for programming the mathematical part of our software source code
•    Working with the team to design and create the optimal game play profile to ensure player appeal and an excellent customer facing product
•    Prepare the necessary mathematical documentation for the technical approval process
•    Create and maintain high-quality documentation throughout the project life cycle, including concept and game summary documentation
•    Being the internal contact person for requests concerning mathematical concepts
•    Supporting game developers to implement the maths model and reviewing games as they are implemented to ensure that they reflect the correct math model
•    Analysing performance data from the released product

 

Qualifications


•    Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics or similar
•    Commercial experience using maths and excel in a professional context
•    A strong understanding and experience of statistics and probability calculation
•    An advanced user of MS Excel, creating and adapting large and complex spreadsheets 
•    Programming skills to create or adapt simulation programs using Python and C#
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities 
 

Expected Role Behaviour

 
•    Drive results to achieve high-quality work results regardless of work complexity
•    Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally
•    Decision making to identify and understand situations; identify opportunities to proactively resolve
•    Personal energy to proactively address situations and adopt a positive approach; resilience in front of change and obstacles
•    Self-leadership to continuously learn and develop yourself
•    Foster innovation

 

Company Benefits

 

•    Challenging projects using cutting-edge technologies
•    Continuous professional growth
•    Excellent working conditions and Class-A office
•    Budget for learning, sport and other perks
•    Pension 
•    Life insurance x 3 
•    Income protection 
•    Travel Insurance
•    Private medical 
•    Private dental 
•    25 days holiday

 

Life at IGT

 

-    12,000 employees
-    Freedom and autonomy to work how you want to
-    Many employees been here at IGT for 10, 15, 20+ years
-    Market Leader in field
-    US$6B revenue
-    Lots of opportunity for development
-    Very good working conditions 
-    Informal work environment
-    Global Footprint
-    Continuously work with leading-edge Technology
-    IGT’s GameTouch™ 20 Wins Lottery Product of the Year at the International Gaming Awards (2019) 
-    We are IGT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rclUl_sOS8 

 

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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.