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 & more

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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.

Quality Assurance Lead

Double Loop Games is looking for a Quality Assurance Lead with experience working on F2P live-operated mobile games to create testing processes, perform in-house testing, and oversee external QA testers to ensure high quality releases.

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 a QA Lead who has deep knowledge and experience in testing live-operated mobile games, ensuring bug-free live updates, player account integrity, and exceptional player-facing experience. The QA Lead will research submission requirements, create testing procedures and workflows according to best practices, and work closely with Production, Design, Engineering, Art, and Data to develop test plans. They will also perform in-house testing and reporting, and help select and then manage external QA testers when we need to scale up test capacity for live launches.

You would be a perfect match for this position if you thrive in a heavily collaborative and iterative environment, you are enthusiastic about developing testing processes, managing bug databases, and ensuring high quality launches, and you are excited by the opportunity to make a visible impact on our games.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure the team understands and uses best practices for testing live-operated mobile games, including versioning, test staging, cloning live accounts to test with, and more
  • Research and maintain the latest information on submission requirements to the App Store, Google Play, etc.
  • Research, document, and maintain a knowledge base of first-party test tools, technical requirements, and best practices
  • Perform functional and compliance testing, overseeing the execution of test plans and enforcing accurate bug reporting
  • Review and assess compliance reports from App Stores
  • Develop functional test cases and test plans curated to specific phases of development, (including Production, limited Soft Launch, and Global Launch), specific title features, and mock review feedback
  • Progressively refine test and general processes for continuous improvement in development and live operations
  • Triage bugs; review all issues entered by internal and external teams to ensure bug reports include required information, are properly assigned, and conform to Double Loop QA standards
  • Review all disputed (‘Not a Bug,’ ‘Will Not Fix,’ and ‘Duplicate’) issues with Production
  • Help select, and then lead an external QA test team. Act as their main point of contact, communicating their priorities and requirements, monitoring and evaluating their bug quality, and ensuring that proper workflow is followed
  • Manage QA resources and QA schedule for yourself and external test teams that will be scaled up and down through development phases
  • Coordinate the setup of hardware and test resources
  • Work with engineering to automatically generate meaningful daily reports on title quality and stability
  • Create daily or weekly (as needed) reports summarizing title quality, stability, and issues for stakeholders
  • Communicate significant game breaking and qualitative issues to Producers and company leadership
  • Understand and embrace the constraints of a game development cycle (know when bug fixing and optimization become more important than new features)
Qualifications
  • Experience with bug tracking solution required (JIRA / DevTrack / Bugzilla / etc.); experience with JIRA strongly preferred
  • 2+ years in a video game Lead QA role
  • 4+ years total video game QA experience
  • Able to identify defects in video games and report defects in a clear and concise manner
  • Able to compare implementation in-game against specifications and report variances in a clear and concise manner.
  • Capacity to create and implement innovative testing procedures and materials
  • Experience coordinating with external contractors preferred
  • 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 on mobile F2P games live operated at scale
  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science, Computer Games Technology, or a related field.
  • Experience with Unity
  • Experience with profiling tools (Unity's profiler, Instruments, Snapdragon profiler)
  • Experience with testing analytics
  • 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 Data Analyst

Double Loop Games is looking for a Senior Data Analyst to analyze & interpret 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 Senior Data Analyst to help us understand and react to player experience. The ideal candidate is very familiar with the live operation of a F2P mobile game at scale. This Data Analyst 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
  • Work with engineering to 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
  • Identify player segments that can be used for gameplay experiments and marketing
  • Support the rollout of new game versions while comparing & contrasting KPIs
  • Work with engineering and leadership to ensure that governmental compliance requirements are satisfied for data retention & deletion (i.e. GDPR)
Qualifications
  • 3+ years in a similar role in games
  • Ability to craft effective & efficient SQL
  • Familiarity with doing analysis on large data sets
  • Expertise with data visualization tools like Tableau
  • Comfortable using Excel or Google Sheet formulas as needed
  • Ability to iterate quickly
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and planning skills
  • Conscientious and self-motivated
Huge plusses
  • A degree or equivalent experience in computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, or similar
  • Familiarity with ETL architecture used for client- and server-based recording
  • Interest or experience with AI or machine learning
  • Familiarity with BigQuery, Redshift, or Synapse
  • Experience with git or similar version control systems
  • 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.