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Company: Big Fish Games

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Posted: May 27, 2014

Source: Big Fish Games

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Location: Oakland, CA
Post Date: 5/27/2014
Category: Self Aware Games, Oakland, CA

Self Aware Games makes casual social games that you can play anywhere. Our established free-to-play, multi-player games include Big Fish Casino and Big Fish Bingo. We are constantly prototyping new and innovative ideas for both our existing products and for entirely new products. We have an established record of being cutting edge, from creating some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first truly cross-platform multiplayer games. Our goal is to make innovative games that people will enjoy with others. Our games are available on mobile phones, tablets, social networks, PC, and Mac. Self Aware Games is a division of Big Fish in Oakland, CA.

You will be managing small teams of engineers across all of our client platforms on our flagship game Big Fish Casino. On a ...

Job ID:
Location: Oakland, CA
Post Date: 5/27/2014
Category: Self Aware Games, Oakland, CA

Self Aware Games makes casual social games that you can play anywhere. Our established free-to-play, multi-player games include Big Fish Casino and Big Fish Bingo. We are constantly prototyping new and innovative ideas for both our existing products and for entirely new products. We have an established record of being cutting edge, from creating some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first truly cross-platform multiplayer games. Our goal is to make innovative games that people will enjoy with others. Our games are available on mobile phones, tablets, social networks, PC, and Mac. Self Aware Games is a division of Big Fish in Oakland, CA.

You will be managing small teams of engineers across all of our client platforms on our flagship game Big Fish Casino. On a day to day basis you will be working with the team across 3 different platforms to figure out how to most effectively deliver the best customer experience possible. We constantly push the boundaries on what's possible with the latest cutting edge mobile technology. On a day to day basis you might be evaluating the latest SDK from a vendor to determine the best way to evaluate it, or trying to push the envelope on performance on the newest tablet. You will split your time 50/50 between coding and management.

Platforms: iOS, Android, Web
Technologies we use: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Objective-C, Java

Skills, experience and educational requirements:

* BA/BS degree required
* Gaming or mobile experience required
* 7+ years of progressive experience; 3+ years’ experience with hands-on technical management of Software Developers and QA professionals
* Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
* Effective team leadership skills with passion for product excellence and top talent development and mentoring
* Lead roadmap planning and be responsible for excellent product delivery and quality
* Successful candidates for this position will have strong hands on experience with Java or C++ or PHP
* Strong OO design and coding experience
* Hands on experience working with Agile development methods, like MVP, Scrum, etc.
* Experience performing code reviews and design reviews

Come be the next Big Fish in the pond!

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