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Game Mathematician

Location: 

Vaxjo, AB, SE, 352 36

Requisition ID:  6065

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

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a mathematician or probability expert to join our leading global organisation located in our office in Växjö, Sweden. The studio consists of a small, dedicated team that delivers slot machine games to land-based markets all over the world. You will be closely working with the current mathematician and interacting with a team of developers and artists producing market leading games. You will be reporting to the Studio Manager and you will be creating the math models behind our successful casino games. The reasons for the studio’s success are the love and passion we feel both for the team and games. We believe that this feeling can only be achieved by working together as a family and relocation to Växjö is therefore a requirement for this role.

 

Responsibilities

 

•    You will create robust and auditable math models for our games, delivering data to the game developers and support documentation to external test/approval laboratories
•    You will be responsible for creating models in a variety of methods, including Excel and C++
•    You will create simulations of specific game features to supplement the theoretical calculation
•    You will work with the team to create the optimal game play profile to ensure player appeal and an excellent customer facing product
•    You will be reviewing games as they are implemented to ensure that they reflect the correct math model
•    You will maintain and adopt current math models and make market adjustments

 

Qualifications


•    Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics (or equivalent experience)
•    A strong understanding and experience of probability theory
•    An advanced user of MS Excel, comfortable creating and adapting large and complex spreadsheets 
•    Programming skills to create or adapt simulation using C++
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
•    Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities 
•    Must be self-directed and able to work independently as well as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment to meet multiple deadlines
•    Solid interpersonal skills in dealing with individuals from a variety of disciplines

 

Advantageous Skills

 

•    2 – 5 years of commercial experience using maths and Excel in a professional context
•    Experience with C/C++, JAVA or Visual Basic programming languages to help develop simulations or more complicated math models
•    Strong enthusiasm for games in general and gambling games in particular
•    Knowledge of gaming products is not essential but clearly an advantage

 

Company Benefits


•    Pension 
•    Life insurance
•    Travel Insurance
•    Gym membership
•    25 days holiday
•    Massage
•    Flex time
•    Spotlight award-program
•    Informal work environment
•    Dynamic intercultural environment within a fast-paced industry
•    Opportunity to shape the role

 

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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.