Digital Games Developer SciPlay Hiring In Austin

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AUSTIN, TX — Digital games developer and publisher SciPlay seeks to fill several job slots after experiencing “tremendous” growth since establishing its second U.S.-based office in Austin, officials said Wednesday. Company officials said they have ramped up hiring efforts on the back of robust growth and increasing demand for its […]

AUSTIN, TX — Digital games developer and publisher SciPlay seeks to fill several job slots after experiencing “tremendous” growth since establishing its second U.S.-based office in Austin, officials said Wednesday.

Company officials said they have ramped up hiring efforts on the back of robust growth and increasing demand for its games. In the past year, SciPlay officials said they have hired more than 120 new employees to bring its global team to almost 500 employees. Established in 2016, the company’s Austin office has grown to more than 130 employees in just four years, officials explained. After adding more than 20 employees since COVID-19 hit the global workforce, SciPlay expects to hire more than 30 additional employees in 2020 in Austin, officials added.

“It has been an absolute joy to watch our SciPlay family grow with the addition of dozens of our city’s brightest and finest game developers,” Karen LeBlanc, lead recruiter for SciPlay’s Austin office, said in a prepared statement. “We are passionate about creating an inclusive culture that celebrates creativity, new ideas, innovative technology and our individual weirdness. Together, we will continue to create industry-leading games by collaboratively embracing each other’s unique backgrounds and talents.”

As digital gaming continues to grow, SciPlay is looking to fill several new positions varying in experience from associate- to principal-level, including:

  • Software engineers.

  • Gameplay analysts.

  • Game producers.

  • Software QA engineers.

  • Game artists.

  • Product managers.

The company’s current workforce continues to work from home with great success and has developed a remote recruitment strategy to overcome any limitations resulting from social distancing, officials said in an advisory. SciPlay’s remote recruitment consists of virtual interviews, testing and game play with candidates. New hires receive a no-contact delivery of all equipment needed for their role and will enter a specialized onboarding program and comprehensive new employee training, company officials added. This includes expectation alignment meetings, introductions to human resources, a virtual toast upon joining the company and much more. All of these sessions are conducted via video conferencing, giving each new employee a safe and successful start to working at SciPlay, officials noted.

“We are incredibly fortunate that we’ve been growing consistently in the past year,” Kimber Dall, SciPlay’s vice president of People Operations, said in a prepared statement. “Our highly digitized workforce allows SciPlay to work and recruit virtually with great success,” said “Our players need us more than ever, and we will continue to make every effort to provide them with everlasting entertainment during this difficult time.”

In order to maintain healthy communication among employees, SciPlay is encouraging its staff members to “over-communicate” and engage in more video calls, instant messaging and conversations on the Company’s internal channels, officials described. The goal is to encourage frequent interactions that maintain SciPlay’s unique social atmosphere. The company also hosts virtual team building events once a week to encourage colleagues to come together to celebrate their ongoing achievements, SciPlay officials added.

Added Dall: “We clearly see the need for continued expansion and want to keep talent acquisition as a top priority for SciPlay. As we continue to grow, we’re looking to add talented individuals to our team who take pride in their work, embrace unique perspectives and care deeply about their colleagues. Most importantly, our newest recruits must have a passion for the game. We get to work where others play, and part of our secret sauce is bringing together engineers, artists and producers who love the game as much as our players do.”

To view open positions in Austin, visit sciplay.com.

About SciPlay

SciPlay Corporation (NASDAQ: SCPL) is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and casual games MONOPOLY Slots, Bingo Showdown and 88 Fortunes Slots. SciPlay’s social casino games feature slots-style game play and occasionally table games-style game play, while its casual games blend slots-style or bingo game play with adventure game features. All of SciPlay’s games are offered and played on multiple platforms, including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. In addition to developing original games, SciPlay has access to a library of more than 1,500 real-world slot and table games provided by Scientific Games Corporation and its Subsidiaries.

For more information, visit sciplay.com.

This article originally appeared on the Austin Patch

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