CONTEXT:

PLAYSTUDIOS was founded in 2011 and embarked on the development of casual, free-to-play games for social platforms. The company secured strategic investments from Activision Blizzard and MGM Resorts International, establishing relationships with two dominant players in industries related to the company's line of business. The company opened studios in Las Vegas, Nevada; Burlingame, California; and Austin, Texas; then grew to build studios in Tel Aviv and Hong Kong.

In February 2021, PLAYSTUDIOS announced plans to become a public company, through a merger agreement with Acies Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: ACAC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company. The company is now listed on the Nasdaq exchange as PLAYSTUDIOS trading under the ticker symbol MYPS.

PLAYSTUDIOS Asia is a Hong Kong subsidiary of the United States based leading mobile & social games company PLAYSTUDIOS. We build and operate an app within the PLAYSTUDIOS family that reaches millions of players every month. We are building a best-of-breed development and operations group and are looking for top tier talent who can help us create and optimize high quality games in the rapidly evolving social and mobile gaming markets. We are currently looking for a talented Game Scientist to join our team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build a thorough understanding for the game economy and how it relates to player experience, retention and monetization.
  • Design and optimize LiveOps events and in-game feature through a process of test-and-learn.
  • Model changes in player behavior based on economy and live-game design modifications.
  • Analyze data to ensure provided solutions are maintained and continue to work as expected.
  • Coordinate closely with the product, game engineers and data teams to align product vision and expectations.

REQUIREMENTS:

    • 3+ years experience in a system designer or data role.
    • Fanatical about statistics and math.
    • Passionate about huge datasets.
    • Addicted to 3Blue1Brown.
    • Ability to marry data insights with product intuition to provide effective solutions.
    • Proficiency in Python and SQL.
    • Excel expert.
    • Detail orientated and methodical; ability to prioritize efficiently.
    • Proven track record of delivering optimization solutions.
    • Knowledge of Tableau a plus.
    • Strong logic and analytical skills; background in sciences, mathematics, engineering, software engineering, economics a plus.
    • Background in mobile games or applications a plus.

    BENEFITS AND PERKS:

    • Participation in our equity scheme
    • Performance-based discretionary bonus
    • Medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance for yourself and your dependents (spouse, children)
    • Open, creative office space with a fully-stocked pantry and the best Harbour view in Hong Kong (seriously!)
    • Catered lunches once-per-week + sponsored food delivery as-needed
    • Employee-driven entertainment, happy hours, and team-building events throughout the year, including trips to Las Vegas and Tel Aviv!

    APPLICATION:

    Interested candidates, please apply directly to this job posting with your resume attached. All information provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used for recruitment purposes only. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 3-5 business days.