Careers

Data Analyst

As our Data Analyst you will help us understand user behaviour by drawing upon your existing information discovery skills and merging that with substantial data gathered in our systems. You will also have significant control over the shape the systems used for behavioural data tracking as we move into the future.

Your day-to-day goal is to create useful information from the data to help steer a small number of projects through every success.

Responsibilities:
• Retrieve and analyze data from server logs, online experiments (A/B testing), instrumented products, etc.
• Model user behavior based upon previous findings and the most relevant available data.
• Meaningfully contribute to the evolution of tools for tracking and understanding user behavior.
• Interface with key internal clients and project stakeholders to ensure available data is applied for its best use to the organization.

Requirements:
• Advanced statistical training and practical experience modelling behaviour from data. A thorough understanding of the associated strengths and weaknesses of different statistical analysis approaches.
• A working knowledge of SQL and scripting/programming languages useful to data retrieval and analysis.
• Excellent data reporting and presentation skills.
• Motivated self-starter.
• Able to prioritize and deliver at high speed.
• Strong project management skills.
• Preference for those with games analytical experience.

Key Personal Attributes
• Attention to detail.
• Excellent multi-tasking and leadership skills.
• Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.
• A passion for games, ideally social and mobile games.
• The ability to have fun and work hard.
• Comfortable setting, and working to, deadlines.
• Appreciation for being part of a fast-paced startup environment – an interest in working with a small team to create software used by millions of people every day.
• Strong communication and time management skills—the ability to balance high quality work standards against time constraints.
• A relentless passion for creating industry leading products and the highest quality user experiences.
• Demonstrate excellence in all Werd values, not just adherence to them.

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com

 

Analytics Software Engineer

You will be responsible for the architecture and development of our global analytical solutions. This role includes the advancement of existing dashboards, statistics collection, funnel analysis tools and the implementation of other new, exciting and generally useful analysis techniques.

For the development work: Experience in large scale distributed solutions would be an advantage. This role has a large focus on the performance, scalability, reliability and security of the overall solution.

For the role in general: Experience of analytical tools within a gaming and application context would help you to stand above the competition.

Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the business to define, design, and deliver new analytics functionality.
• Make engineering tradeoffs between short-term and long-term needs according to business priorities.
• Identify and implement technologies and processes that will improve our efficiency and productivity, and expand our capabilities.
• Select technologies for, and design the architecture of, analytic data processing systems.
• Develop standards, usage guidelines and procedures for data management tools.
• Design large, distributed and scalable services for receiving significant amounts of data from multiple platforms for multiple titles.
• Write secure server and client-side code for supporting the above applications, develop prototypes quickly and create robust high-volume production solutions.
• Planning and reporting project milestones and timescales on a continuous basis to all those involved.

Requirements:
• Significant experience leading agile data warehousing teams in a fast-paced environment; strong understanding of the motives behind agile development as well as agile principles and methodologies.
• Broad knowledge of technologies and components, particularly open source technologies; and experience evaluating and selecting technologies for specific use cases.
• Experience in high-volume environments
• Experience building data mining environments.
• Expert familiarity with all of the following: Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP and/or Java (with relevant frameworks).
• Backend web development experience.
• Database design and SQL programming.
• Experience with version control systems such as Subversion or Git a must.
• Knowledge and experience of Agile methodologies.
• Strong fundamentals in object oriented programming, design patterns, algorithms, and data structures.
• Comfortable with asynchronous network programming, server frameworks, distributed systems, fault tolerance and scalability.
• Detailed understanding of implementing large server applications including networking, memory, storage and concurrency.
• Experience managing and programming using “Cloud” based services would be an advantage.
• Experience in capacity planning would be an advantage.

Key Personal Attributes
• Attention to detail.
• Excellent multi-tasking and leadership skills.
• Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.
• A passion for games, ideally social and mobile games.
• The ability to have fun and work hard.
• Comfortable setting, and working to, deadlines.
• Appreciation for being part of a fast-paced startup environment – an interest in working with a small team to create software used by millions of people every day.
• Strong communication and time management skills—the ability to balance high quality work standards against time constraints.
• A relentless passion for creating industry leading products and the highest quality user experiences.
• Demonstrate excellence in all Werd values, not just adherence to them.

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com

 

HTML5 Programmer

The HTML5 programmer must demonstrate initiative, leadership, and have a good understanding of web technologies and methodologies.

Skills

• Good degree in computer science or equivalent.
• Detailed knowledge of development tools and techniques relating to HTML5 and web technologies.
• Fluent in JavaScript including experience structuring large, complex JavaScript code bases
• Experience implementing transmission of complex data sets using AJAX
• Ability to work both individually and lead a small team
• Working knowledge of the game development process
• Ability to research and implement creative solutions to problems independently
• WebGL and/or OpenGL ES 2.0 a distinct advantage
• PHP, MySQL and XML manipulation techniques (DOM, E4X, XSLT) a distinct advantage

Responsibilities

• Deliver accurate time estimates for the programming tasks on a project for scheduling purposes.
• Ensure project deliverables are finished on time and to the highest possible quality standards.
• Communicate project requirements, technical strategy and implementation approach on an ongoing basis with the programming team.
• Organise and deliver the build process and deliverable content when required by either internal or external milestones.
• Ensure all code modules are integrated correctly into the project with correct versioning and added to version control on at least a daily basis.
• Identify problems and suggest work around solutions before they impact project delivery.
• Demonstrate excellent time management and organisational skills.
• Support the producer/studio manager in the creation of required documents, attending client meetings/conference calls and demonstration of the project where required.
• Demonstrate excellence in all Werd values, not just adherence to them.

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com

 

2D Artist

As a key member of the development team, you’ll create game art within challenging parameters while working with other well known artists from the initial concept art to animation to the final delivery. In one of the most exhilarating cities in the world.

Must-haves/ know-how:

  • Experience on creating in-game 2D game graphics (for professionally released game or for leisure)
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and other drawing software
  • Strong understanding of the principles of animation
  • A solid background in drawing, sketching and/or illustration
  • Think creatively, work well independently and as a team player

 

You’ll earn brownie points if you have:

  • Experience with Social  and Mobile Games
  • Knowledge about optimization of computer art
  • A love for video games, inside & out
  • Sprite/Pixel art experience creating sprite/pixel art for GB, GBA or mobile games for (low-resolution computer graphics: 2D video games, sprites, icons, etc.)
  • Knowledge of LUA/Corona

>> Self-taught candidates are welcome!

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com

 

Game Designer

Design wildly engaging and ridiculously fun games.  You’ll own the design and look and feel of new games and new features for existing games.  You’ll come up with the mechanics and gameplay that will take mobile gaming to the next level.  You should have experience playing and designing games of all types, be passionate about social and mobile games, and have ideas for game mechanics bested suited to mobile devices.

Must-haves/ know-how:

  • 2+ years experience designing and making top quality mobile or web games
  • Ability to write clear and concise game designs for new games and new features
  • Photoshop and UI design skills
  • Experience in mobile or social game design a plus
  • Ability to generate and refine fun game mechanics and themes
  • Experience with game economies and systems design a plus

>> Self-taught candidates are welcome!

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com

 

Game Programmer

Day to day responsibilities include development, writing and debugging of code, integrating graphic, sound, and networking components in one of the most exhilarating cities in the world.

The Nitty-Gritty:

  • Programmer in all relevant technical languages (LUA/Corona)
  • Analyze existing 2D functions in the engine and adapt them so they are compatible with current conventions;
  • Support 2D functions and systems conceived for the production;
  • Program tools necessary for other interventions;
  • Work in conjunction with Game Developers, as well as Design teams to determine the different constraints of the game and put all the elements together
  • Optimize as needed.

 

Must-haves/ know-how:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of programming experience (Strong knowledge of Java / C /C# / Objective C / C++ / Javasricpt / LUA/Corona)
  • Knowledgeable in game logic, algorithms (Strong math skills)
  • Experienced in game engine programming
  • Ability to optimize code size and speed to maximize the capabilities of each platform;
  • Program in a methodical and structured manner;
  • You are highly motivated, with a passion for video games.
  • Self starter, creative thinker, you like team works
  • Must demonstrate either significant hobby game development, or professional experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong personal interest in videogames and a solid understanding of the associated culture

 

You’ll earn brownie points if you have:

  • Strong knowledge of video games, social, mobile phones, and tablets.
  • Game programming experiences on iPhone, Xbox, PS3, PSP and DS would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of LUA/Corona

>> Self-taught candidates are welcome!

 

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com

 

Interns!!

We’re currently searching for students and recent graduates who have a demonstrated track record of high performance, teamwork, passion for games, and the ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment.

Current internship positions include:

2D/3D Artists

Background Artists

Programmers

Marketing and PR

 

Why you want to work for Werd:

• We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
• We are a fun , passionate and creative studio with a relaxed, casual atmosphere
• Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in gaming
• Our team sizes are small, so every individual has a big impact on the final product

We are paving new ground everyday in the areas of mobile gaming and more

Apply by emailing your resume to Careers@WerdInteractive.com