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Kwalee

Tools Programmer (Data Science Department) (remote or office)

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Kwalee
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Royal Leamington Spa

Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile games developer and publisher based in the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa where over 3,000 game developers work.

Kwalee is one of the world's fastest growing studios and has rapidly become the largest hyper-casual publisher in the UK. Thanks to hit games including Draw it, Looper, Jetpack Jump, Shootout 3D, Go Fish!, Plank! and Rocket Sky, Kwalee has hundreds of millions of players across the globe, placing us within the top 5 mobile developers worldwide.

The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE - awarded by the Queen, co-founder of Codemasters and comprises a highly skilled and creative team that has doubled its size in the last year. The team includes many industry veterans and the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read well, we have celebrities here!).

As a Data Science Tools Programmer you will help build tools and technologies that market and monetise Kwalee games all over the world.

You love to write efficient code and tackle hard puzzles, you like working with a committed team.

You can either work REMOTELY or in our Leamington Spa office surrounded by a great bunch of people!

What you tell your friends you do

"I write code that keeps Kwalee games at the top of the charts!”

What you will really be doing

  • Write python programs to keep Kwalee at the cutting edge of automation and technology
  • Work with the data science team to implement machine learning solutions at scale
  • Develop successful prototype tools into highly tested automated programs
  • Work with the marketing, publishing and development teams to understand the problems they are facing and how to solve them

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get the best results.
  • You’ll think creatively and will be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.
  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 70 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important technical decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

Skills and requirements

  • A proven track record of writing high quality program code in Python
  • Experience with machine learning python frameworks and libraries such as Tensorflow and Scikit-Learn
  • The ability to write quick scripts to accelerate manual tasks
  • Knowledge of NoSQL and SQL databases like Couchbase, Elasticsearch and PostgreSQL will be helpful but not necessary
  • An avid interest in the development, marketing and monetisation of mobile games

We offer

  • You can either work remotely or in our Leamington Spa office surrounded by an amazing team!
  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance
  • Creative Wednesdays! (Complete freedom to design and make your own games every Wednesday)
  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!
  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays
  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!
  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!
  • Monthly employee awards
  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.