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Game Design Mathematician


Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  12163

About IGT

Within IGT’s diverse product & services portfolio, our Global Gaming business is a world leader in the global gaming industry.  In Gaming, the term “innovation” isn’t just a cliche poster on a wall. It is the uniting force behind every interaction, idea, and decision, and is embodied by every single one of our team members. As an employer, our goal is to deliver an unrivaled career experience to you - one that constantly engages you as a “player” and drives your growth in the areas that matter most to you– in life and at work.


We are committed to making our employees feel respected, empowered, valued and heard as the basis for our mutual success.  At IGT, we offer the things that matter most, like a high degree of work-life flexibility, a deeply connected community, a true place of belonging for all, and a long, growth-oriented career runway.


About You
Have you always dreamed of doing what you love and enjoying your work every day? We are seeking a passionate, adaptive, and pioneering Game Design Mathematician that is ready to take their creativity, passion, and skills to the next generation of interactive gaming. Blending expertise with innovation, this individual will help design games that will provide exciting, engaging, and immersive game experiences to a wide player audience. In this role you will be part of shaping the industry with your innovative solutions and creativity


  • Participate in designing all aspects of a game design including entertainment, pacing, mathematical outcomes, and player communication.
  • Actively work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Have meticulous attention to detail to achieve optimal designs, including math models, XML control files, par sheets and customer-facing communication.
  • 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 pay tables.
  • 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.
  • Analyze performance data from the marketplace to help identify future game mechanics and industry trends.


  • 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.
  • Can 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.



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



Total Benefits


When we talk to our employees, what we hear time and time again is that they build some of the best relationships of their lives here and receive an exceptional return on their time. Beyond day-to-day fulfillment and learning at work we offer competitive pay and:

  • Paid Holidays & Generous PTO is part of IGT’s commitment to work-life flexibility. Here you’ll enjoy freedom and time to balance life activities you enjoy and are inspired by with your work responsibilities.


  • Premium Health & Wellbeing Benefits including three different types of outstanding medical plan options, access to Teladoc options, free health coaching, discounted pet medication, gym membership reimbursement and more.
  • Extensive Financial Support including a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions that are fully vested upon time of hire, tuition reimbursement, adoption expense reimbursement, competitive life insurance and free identity theft insurance.


These are just a few of our offerings. Don’t hesitate to ask a member of our team about other benefits that are available.


IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, 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 sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.

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

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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