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Pixelberry Studios is a top mobile games developer, creating fun and engaging games with heart for over nine years. We’re a division of Nexon, one of the Top 10 largest gaming companies in the world. Our studio is 3-for-3 launching games into the App Store's Top 25 Grossing chart. Our market-leading, award-winning mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play, broke into the Top 5 in the App Store. Our vision for success is based around innovative game design, diversity, and putting our players first!

We've seen firsthand the positive impact that games can make. Because of that, we leverage our commercial success to make a real difference: we have partnered with numerous non-profits, saved actual lives with our games, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities. Players love our games’ focus on racial, gender, sexual, and identity diversity while holding us accountable when they expect more.

Some of us at Pixelberry have worked together for over 10 years through multiple companies. As a result, we strive to create long-term relationships that help sustain our success. We continue to add new individuals who aren’t just searching for another stepping stone but a place to put down roots and actively make a difference. We love what we do and are looking for passionate, like-minded people who want to grow, learn, and make a difference together.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Pixelberry Studios is looking for a Software Engineering Architect to help us achieve a robust test automation framework for our market-leading, award-winning mobile game “Choices" as well as drive new products and changes. You’ll be writing and maintaining test automation infrastructure, frameworks, and scripts alongside multiple engineering teams across our product suite.

You should have experience as a Sr. or Principal Software Development Engineer in Test, ideally within the mobile gaming industry. We are looking for highly motivated people who thrive with a high degree of autonomy.

Our headquarters are in Los Altos, CA but we can accommodate a remote work environment for a candidate from the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.

Currently, all Pixelberry staff work remotely with the option to work in-office, if desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with product and design to develop a robust testing framework for our developers, QA, and product teams to utilize

  • Research, Design, Code, Test, Maintain, and Improve test automation codebases that ensure confidence for releasing software at scale for millions of users

  • Champion and express ideas and designs to development teams, developing buy-in for new processes and technologies

  • Influence the engineering culture and advocate engineering excellence

  • Maintain a mentoring relationship with other team members

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS/MS in related fields or minimum 10 years’ experience in software development

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate using UML or modeling systems design

  • Mastery in multiple programming languages (Python preferred, Javascript) and platforms, and database technologies

  • Ability to independently design and deliver large complex projects

  • Ability to provide (informal) coaching to team members to support their understanding of the architecture and aid in their technical development

  • Highly productive within an Agile development environment (e.g., Scrum)

  • Ability to shape the architectural vision and roadmap for the organization by working with the team, peers, the product, and design elements

  • Have an understanding of the work required to perform development tasks; and be reasonably accurate when estimating achievable milestones

  • Develop technical architecture that solves complex test automation issues

  • Ability to research, understand, evaluate, and demonstrate novel technologies as well as promote and champion the optimum solution

  • Ability to contribute toward an environment for honest and open discussions on all issues. Aptitude to involve the right people, from your team and others, to resolve critical issues

  • Experience with short release cycles as well as long term software roadmaps

  • Strong passion for building automated testing solutions that enable developers, manual qa, and product teams, to have confidence in releasing software at the highest possible quality and speed

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • Competitive salary

  • High level of autonomy and freedom

  • Rich & flexible health, disability, and employee assistance offerings to meet the needs of a diverse workforce

  • 401(K) with matching program

  • Paid Year-End Break

  • For local employees that elect to work in-studio, a relaxed office environment with free food and snacks

  • Virtual escape rooms, video game nights, trivia parties, and other team-building activities throughout the year!

HOW THIS JOB IS DIFFERENT

  • Learn about the business side of mobile games. Our team is very good at what we do.

  • Good work/life balance. We are family-friendly and look at things in the long term.

  • That warm fuzzy feeling that you’re not just making a difference at a company, but in the lives of people all over the world.

Pixelberry Studios values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, Black/BIPOC, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Pixelberry is also an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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