Double Loop Games

We're a new mobile studio dedicated to making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games: people who don't think of themselves as gamers.

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Who we are

We're a veteran, women-led mobile team from Kongregate, WB, Zynga, and Blizzard.

News

Games

We believe that the best games are made with love, enthusiasm, and respect for the audience. And the best games, properly supported, are enduring hobbies that connect us to each other.

We are working on a mobile-first title with a planned 2021 soft launch date. Check back for more information and announcements in the coming months.

Jobs

To make games with longevity, you need teams that are sustainable. We're building an environment that's transparent, respectful, and family-friendly. Our founders are in San Francisco, but we'll hire anywhere with reasonable time zone overlap. Diverse candidates encouraged. Kindness expected.

Current Openings

While we only have a few open positions now we will be hiring engineers, artists, designers, writers, and data scientists later in the year. If you're interested please email jobs@doubleloopgames.com with your resume and we will contact you as we open an appropriate position.

Development Director

Double Loop Games is looking for a Development Director who has a track record and passion for developing and launching F2P mobile games, to oversee production process & execution.

Who we are

We are a well-funded mobile game start-up focused on making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games: people who don’t think of themselves as gamers.

We're building an environment that's transparent, respectful, and family-friendly. Our current team is in California and Oregon, but we're happy to work with people remotely almost anywhere in the Americas, as long as they are within 3 hours of the Pacific Time Zone. Diverse candidates encouraged. Kindness expected.

Who do we want

Double Loop Games is looking for an experienced F2P mobile Development Director who will manage game development and report to our COO/Game Director. We need someone who has a track record and passion for developing, launching, and live operating F2P mobile games, from a studio perspective. The Development Director will manage a 1-2 person Production team and 1-2 person QA team, anchor communication across the development team, manage workflow-considerations and risks, proactively identify process issues and best-practices, and help the project hit its development and product goals. The focus of the role is on ensuring world-class development practices, team efficiency, and team cohesion, but with opportunities to contribute to the vision of some parts of the game.

You would be a perfect match for this position if you thrive in a heavily collaborative and iterative environment, you are enthusiastic about creating smooth & efficient workflows so that the development team can work with low friction, high efficiency, high quality, and high accuracy.

Responsibilities
  • Lead Production for a new F2P mobile title through Production, Soft Launch, World-Wide Launch, into long-term live operations. Ensure that the game and team are prepared for smooth live launches and world-class live operations.
  • Infuse iteration into process and communication. Optimize for the iterative, data-driven, and sometimes multi-threaded nature of mobile development. And make sure that we regularly capture, review, and act on learnings to continuously improve our culture and processes.
  • Work with founders and team leads to ensure that the team has clear priorities and that the game meets time, budget, and product targets.
  • Lead the team in driving project scheduling, resource allocation, budgeting, prioritization, task tracking, and problem solving to achieve results.
  • Oversee project schedules, productivity towards milestones, and production pathways. Monitor overall development and budgetary considerations.
  • Raise awareness of issues, and help remove roadblocks.
  • Identify and help alleviate any discrepancies across production efforts. Keep track of requirements and address red flags.
  • Monitor Production's handling of feature requests and feasibility based on overall development needs.
  • Monitor and balance workloads in order to meet budgets, timelines, and product goals, but also with great focus on minimizing friction and overages for the team. We see development of a live-operated game as a marathon, not a sprint.
  • Manage and closely coordinate with the QA team to ensure best-practices for testing and submitting live-operated mobile games, including versioning, test staging, cloning live accounts to test with, and more.
  • Work with founders regarding budget, headcount, and timelines for project.
  • Assist in the creation, organization, and maintenance of the project’s document and asset filing systems.
  • Provide leadership to the Production & QA team with a focus on mentorship and long-term career growth.
  • Be a vocal ambassador for the product and team in all scenarios.
Qualifications
  • Experience as a development director or executive producer seeing a mobile game/s through the full development cycle, from concept to live operations at a studio.
  • 8+ years' experience as an embedded member of a studio development team.
  • Experience supervising and developing a team of direct reports.
  • Exceptional experience with scheduling and project tracking software (Excel, MS Project, JIRA.)
  • Familiarity with bug reporting and related software.
  • Deep knowledge of game development across disciplines, and how different departments interact and impact each other.
  • Ability to predict/catch issues before they come up, as well as resolve them.
  • An eye for detail and a commitment to high standards of quality throughout the game.
  • Ability to build partnerships at every level. The kind of person that people want to work for and work with.
  • Empathy for fixing the problems of others, respect for others' time.
  • Intense passion for video games.
Huge plusses include
  • A love of relaxing, delightful gameplay, and beautiful worlds filled with both outdoor spaces and intimate village life.
  • A strong desire to step outside of your comfort zone and learn new things.
What are we offering?
  • Full-time role with benefits
  • Interesting, highly original work in a small, supportive and well-funded start-up led by two women who are industry veterans
  • Flexible working arrangements. Work from home wherever you may be as long as you have a reasonable number of overlapping hours with the pacific time zone (+/- 3 hours for this role) and fast, reliable internet connection

Please send your full resume, references, and anything else you think we should see to jobs@doubleloopgames.com.

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Double Loop Games is looking for an experienced full stack engineer to help build the front- and backend infrastructure for a new, original mobile game.

Who we are

We are a well-funded mobile game start-up focused on making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games: people who don’t think of themselves as gamers.

We're building an environment that's transparent, respectful, and family-friendly. Our current team is in California and Oregon, but we're happy to work with people remotely almost anywhere in the Americas, as long as they are within 3 hours of the Pacific Time Zone. Diverse candidates encouraged. Kindness expected.

Who do we want

Double Loop Games is looking for a creative & collaborative engineer to help us build robust yet delightful game features for our new game. The ideal candidate has experience creating a horizontally scalable cloud-based architecture for a mobile game and implementing user-facing frontend features.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with designers to build server-authoritative features, discover database storage requirements, and prepare for scalability where needed most
  • Collaborate with frontend engineers to ensure that backend features are integrated seamlessly
  • Document buy versus build options for game features
  • Support and deploy multiple simultaneous versions to ensure a graceful upgrade path or facilitate A/B testing
  • Identify, measure, and attain service reliability targets with observability sufficient to answer questions we haven’t yet discovered
  • Assess and select the right cloud providers for each active region
  • Ensure that governmental compliance requirements are satisfied for data retention & deletion (i.e. GDPR)
Qualifications
  • Shipped and worked on live ops for a significant DAU game; F2P mobile strongly preferred
  • Fluency in Linux/Unix-based server operation
  • Fluency in C# and ASP.NET Core
  • Experience with frontend development, particularly with Unity
  • Proven time-management and estimation skills
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to voice opinions
  • Ability to publish & use metrics to inform live operations & business decisions
  • Built on one or more cloud architectures (i.e. Alibaba, AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Built on one or more scalable databases (i.e. Cassandra, CosmosDB, DynamoDB)
  • Built on one or more message brokers (i.e. Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Utilized infrastructure management technology (i.e. Kubernetes, Terraform)
  • Love for making video games
Education
  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science or related field
The following are a plus but not necessary
  • Experience with security on high DAU live games
  • Experience with one or more game service platforms (deltaDNA, Firebase, PlayFab)
  • Familiarity with the C# async/await model
What are we offering?
  • Full-time role with benefits
  • Interesting, highly original work in a small, supportive and well-funded start-up led by two women who are industry veterans
  • Flexible working arrangements. Work from home wherever you may be as long as you have a reasonable number of overlapping hours with the pacific time zone (+/- 3 hours for this role) and fast, reliable internet connection

Please send your full resume, references, and anything else you think we should see to jobs@doubleloopgames.com.

Lead Product Manager

Double Loop Games is looking for an ambitious and innovative Lead Product Manager to help drive the performance of a new F2P mobile title.

Who we are

We are a well-funded mobile game start-up focused on making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games: people who don’t think of themselves as gamers.

We're building an environment that's transparent, respectful, and family-friendly. Our current team is in California and Oregon, but we're happy to work with people remotely anywhere in the Americas. Diverse candidates encouraged. Kindness expected.

Who do we want

Double Loop Games is looking for an ambitious and innovative Lead Product Manager to help drive the performance of a new F2P mobile title. You will work closely with Design, Engineering, Art and Data to define feature requirements, analyze the performance of features, and use these results to guide future game development.

In this role, you will regularly develop feature specs, develop and deploy experiments, interpret data, deliver insights and make actionable recommendations that will shape our games and engage our global audience.

You would be a perfect match for this position if you thrive in a heavily collaborative and iterative environment, you are enthusiastic about leveraging data to drive results and you are excited by the opportunity to make a visible impact on our games.

Responsibilities
  • Work with the Game Director to define and iterate on the direction and strategy of the game
  • Create clear and concise spec documents that can be carried out to full feature completion in collaboration with other disciplines
  • Review features, analyze feature performance
  • Collaborate with Data, Design, and Engineering to set experimentation plan using a hypothesis-driven approach
  • Use live data to tune features in order to maximize performance and create segmented experiences for different user cohorts
  • Execute experiments and analyze resulting data to assess individual feature performance
  • Define live event calendar strategy, and ensure flawless execution of live events
  • Work closely with data, design, and art to design and tune live events
  • Analyze live event performance, leverage insights to refine event strategy, and iterate against this process
  • Spec and evaluate KPI dashboards
  • Identify and define KPIs to measure
  • Identify areas of opportunity for improving performance, and help prioritize ideas to impact business goals
  • Conduct ongoing competitive analysis on market trends
Qualifications
  • B.S./B.A. degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years in a Senior or Lead Product Manager role on a mobile F2P game, live operated at scale
  • Knowledge of Mobile Gaming KPIs and how to measure, chart, and affect them
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in learning Feature Design
  • Experience with data analysis and large data sets
  • Experience speccing and evaluating KPI dashboards
  • Experience with using playtest feedback and live player data to re-tune data
  • Understanding of A/B testing concepts and terminology
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with Design, Engineering, Art, and Data teams
  • Strong knowledge of Excel or Google Sheets
  • Excellent communication, planning, and organization skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written
  • Conscientious and self-motivated
Huge plusses
  • Experience working in Github
  • Experience managing and mentoring other PMs
  • Experience balancing portions of a F2P economy
  • A love of relaxing, delightful gameplay, and beautiful worlds filled with both outdoor spaces and intimate village life
  • A strong desire to step outside of your comfort zone and learn new things
What are we offering?
  • Full-time role with benefits
  • Interesting, highly original work in a small, supportive and well-funded start-up led by two women who are industry veterans
  • Flexible working arrangements. Work from home wherever you may be as long as you have a reasonable number of overlapping hours with the pacific time zone (+/- 3 hours for this role) and fast, reliable internet connection

Please send your full resume, references, and anything else you think we should see to jobs@doubleloopgames.com. Candidates should also be prepared for a design test, if necessary.

Lead Data Scientist

Double Loop Games is looking for a Lead Data Scientist to analyze & predict player behavior for a new, original mobile game.

Who we are

We are a well-funded mobile game start-up focused on making delightful, relaxing experiences for the biggest audience in games: people who don’t think of themselves as gamers.

We're building an environment that's transparent, respectful, and family-friendly. Our current team is in California and Oregon, but we're happy to work with people remotely anywhere in the Americas. Diverse candidates encouraged. Kindness expected.

Who do we want

Double Loop Games is looking for an experienced Lead Data Scientist to help us understand, react to, and predict player experience. The ideal candidate is very familiar with the live operation of a F2P mobile game at scale. This Data Scientist will work closely with product management, design, engineering, and marketing on a variety of areas from level balancing to user acquisition campaign optimization. They should showcase a track record of high quality work and enthusiasm for their craft, and be experienced using common analysis practices & technologies.

Responsibilities
  • Gather requirements from product management, design, and other stakeholders to track KPIs of interest
  • Build charts & dashboards to visualize KPIs in an easily digestible format
  • Collaborate with client and backend engineers to record & report metrics
  • Incorporate third-party information from app stores, marketing/attribution data, and ad networks
  • Measure operational success & work with the product manager to identify opportunities for improvement including player economies, sales, and storefront engagement
  • Conduct rigorous A/B testing of features and communicate outcomes clearly to a broad audience
  • Work with gameplay engineers to build AI that can play puzzles and predict player difficulty & facilitate tuning
  • Work with marketing to build a predictive model of player LTV and other tools needed for user acquisition optimization
  • Identify player segments that can be used for gameplay experiments and marketing
  • Facilitate data migration and recovery to maximize flexibility & retention of data
  • Support the rollout of new game versions while comparing & contrasting KPIs
  • Ensure that governmental compliance requirements are satisfied for data retention & deletion (i.e. GDPR)
Qualifications
  • 3+ years in a similar role
  • A degree or equivalent experience in computer science, mathematics, or statistics
  • Ability to craft effective & efficient SQL plus a high level language like Python or R
  • Familiarity with ETL architecture used for client- and server-based recording
  • Familiarity with doing analysis on large data sets
  • Familiarity with cloud computing using AWS, Azure, GCP, or equivalent
  • Expertise with data visualization tools like Tableau or Redash
  • Comfortable using Excel or Google Sheet formulas as needed
  • Ability to iterate quickly
  • Excellent communication and planning skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Experience with git or similar version control systems
  • Conscientious and self-motivated
Huge plusses
  • Interest or experience with AI or machine learning
  • Familiarity with BigQuery, Redshift, or Synapse
  • Familiarity with C# and ASP.NET Core
  • Experience with Unity
  • Experience managing and mentoring other data scientists or analysts
  • A love of relaxing, delightful gameplay, and beautiful worlds filled with both outdoor spaces and intimate village life
  • A strong desire to step outside of your comfort zone and learn new things
What are we offering?
  • Full-time role with benefits
  • Interesting, highly original work in a small, supportive and well-funded start-up led by two women who are industry veterans
  • Flexible working arrangements. Work from home wherever you may be as long as you have a reasonable number of overlapping hours with the pacific time zone (+/- 3 hours for this role) and fast, reliable internet connection

Please send your full resume, references, and anything else you think we should see to jobs@doubleloopgames.com.