Life at Pixelberry

Pixelberry is a studio in Mountain View, CA dedicated to creating story games with heart. Many members of our team have worked together in the mobile space for over a decade. Our Top 25 app, Choices: Stories You Play, is a narrative game played by millions of players around the world.

None of this would be possible without a tight-knit team of eager, passionate, and talented minds. At Pixelberry, we do what we love, and we love what we get to do. The entire company laughs through lunch together daily, lines up for movie field trips on opening day, and plays board games late into the night. And the first time you get a thank-you message from a troubled teen player or their mother telling you that your game literally saved their life, you’ll know that you haven’t just found a job. You’ve found a purpose.

Other perks

  • Relaxed, open office environment

  • Free food and snacks

  • Work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Board game nights, movie field trips, and murder mystery parties!

  • 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

OPEN POSITIONS

ART

Engineering

PRODUCTION


Contract 2D Artist *** TEMPORARILY CLOSED ***

Pixelberry Studios is seeking an entry-level or junior 2D character painter to support our hit mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play. This is a project-based contract position.

Choices has an ever-growing character base, which requires processing and conversion to build up the character library. The artist will work with the team to make edits or add details to the characters and outfits as needed to produce the final assets.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excels in Photoshop as a character painter and image manipulator.

  • Able to provide solid art assets while meeting strict deadlines.

  • Good communication skills are a must.

  • Highly organized.

  • Knowledgeable in fashion to create stylish and attractive clothing.

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter indicating why you're interested in the position.

  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience.

  • Your portfolio: Only digital formats such as a website, blog, or online album are accepted. Physical media will not be considered.

  • An art test may be required.


Please submit materials at this link: *** TEMPORARILY CLOSED ***

Candidates without the above materials will not be considered.


Senior Software Engineer

Pixelberry Studios, a division of Nexon, is the creator of the hit game "Choices". Our team has been around since 2011, and is 3-for-3 launching games into the AppStore's Top 25 Grossing chart. Choices has smashed our wildest expectations, recently breaking into the Top 5. We believe that innovative game design, commercial success, and making a difference all go hand in hand. We are based in Mountain View, CA, and are looking for local candidates.

Our world-class development team is in search of a Senior Software Engineer. The winning candidate will help us work on supporting our award-winning game Choices. Working alongside our tight, razor-sharp team with a high degree of autonomy, you will take ownership of architecting new features, troubleshooting issues, and shipping new product. We will rely on you to work alongside veteran designers, producers, and artists, delivering the game to our millions of fans worldwide.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a small, tight production team to develop successful games

  • Code mobile apps and accompanying tools using C++ (cocos2d-x framework)

  • Research new technologies and help architect the technology roadmap

  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from design to release

  • Develop fun, innovative features played by millions

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years of C++

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent work experience

  • Solid foundational programming skills (algorithms, data structures, OOP, etc)

  • Experience working as part a lean / iterative engineering team

POSITIVES

  • Experience working on iOS/Android

  • Professional game development experience

  • Cocos2d-x experience

  • Javascript experience

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary.

  • High level of autonomy and freedom.

  • Work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Full benefits package (PTO, 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision).

  • Easy commute (one block away from CalTrain).

  • Free food and snacks, movie nights, and field trips.

HOW THIS JOB IS DIFFERENT

  • Feel good about what you do. Our game has literally saved lives.

  • Engineering-led organization. The majority of our founders are coders, and still code day-to-day. Great environment to grow and thrive around senior mentors.

  • 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.

  • Enjoy good people. We’re a small, tight team that enjoys each others' company. Two couples actually met via the studio and got married.

MATERIALS REQUESTED

We believe that the unique contributions of all our team is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone’s perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Pixelberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: Mountain View, CA


Senior Platform Engineer

Pixelberry Studios, a division of Nexon, is the creator of the hit game "Choices". Our team has been around since 2011, and is 3-for-3 launching games into the AppStore's Top 25 Grossing chart. Choices has smashed our wildest expectations, recently breaking into the Top 5. We believe that innovative game design, commercial success, and making a difference all go hand in hand. We are based in Mountain View, CA, and are looking for local candidates.

Our world-class development team is looking for a Senior Platform Engineer. The winning candidate will help us build reliable and secure services that drive our narrative gaming stack. Working alongside our tight, razor-sharp team with a high degree of autonomy, you will take ownership of architecting new tools, rolling out server infrastructure, and engineering platform services. We will rely on you to deliver mission-critical components, serving our millions of fans worldwide.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a small, tight team in developing successful games

  • Design, plan, and implement high performance, scalable server architectures

  • Explore new technologies and solve cutting edge technical challenges

  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from design through release

  • Develop fun, innovative features played by millions

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years of Java experience in an enterprise platform environment

  • Computer Science degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Ability to solve cutting-edge technical challenges at scale

  • Solid foundational programming skills (algorithms, data structures, OOP, etc)

  • Experience working as part a lean / iterative engineering team

POSITIVES

  • Experience with the AWS stack (Dynamo, S3, EC2, EB, SQS, etc;)

  • Professional game development experience

  • Automation & Scripting experience.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary.

  • High level of autonomy and freedom.

  • Work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Full benefits package (PTO, 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision).

  • Easy commute (one block away from CalTrain).

  • Free food and snacks, movie nights, and field trips.

How this job is different

  • Feel good about what you do. Our game has literally saved lives.

  • Engineering-led organization. The majority of our founders are coders, and still code day-to-day. Great environment to grow and thrive around senior mentors.

  • 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.

  • Enjoy good company. We’re a small, tight team that enjoys each others' company. Two couples actually met via the studio and got married.

MATERIALS REQUESTED

We believe that the unique contributions of all our team is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone’s perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Pixelberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: Mountain View, CA


Senior Backend Engineer

Pixelberry Studios is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us maintain backend services for our market-leading, award-winning mobile game “Choices”. You’ll be writing and maintaining features alongside the rest of the engineering team, as well as communicate with other departments when necessary. You should have experience as a backend engineer, ideally within the mobile gaming industry. We all work from home twice a week, so we’re looking for smart, motivated people who thrive around a high degree of autonomy. We’re based in Mountain View, CA, one block away from Caltrain.

Pixelberry Studios is a Top 10 mobile games developer, having created fun, compelling mobile games 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 AppStore's Top 25 Grossing chart. Our current game, “Choices” has smashed our wildest expectations, recently breaking into the Top 5. Our vision for success is based around innovative game design, diversity, and putting our players first.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a small, tight production team to develop successful games

  • Design, code, and maintain scalable server codebases (Java, AWS, DynamoDB)

  • Write and maintain scripts (Python, Bash, Lambda)

  • Research new technologies and help architect the technology roadmap

  • Develop fun, innovative game features played by millions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Computer Science degree, or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of Java experience in an enterprise platform environment

  • Experience with the AWS stack (Dynamo, S3, EC2, ELB, SQS, etc)

  • Solid foundational programming skills (algorithms, data structures, OOP, etc)

  • Ability to solve cutting-edge technical challenges at scale

  • A passion for games, and an understanding of how they work

  • Good communication skills

  • U.S. work authorization

POSITIVES

  • Professional mobile game development experience

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary.

  • High level of autonomy and freedom.

  • Work from home every Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Full benefits package (PTO, 401k, Medical, Dental, Vision).

  • Easy commute (one block away from CalTrain).

  • Free food and snacks, movie nights, and field trips.

MATERIALS REQUESTED

Applications without all requested materials will not be considered.

HOW THIS JOB IS DIFFERENT

  • Engineering-led organization. Two of our three founders are engineers, and still code day-to-day. Ideal place to grow your career & skillset among industry veteran engineers.

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

  • Good work/life balance. We’re family-friendly, and work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Diversity and inclusivity are top values in our games as well as in our team. For example, over half Pixelberry’s people are female.

We believe that the unique contributions of all our team is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone’s perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Pixelberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Product Manager (On-Site)

Pixelberry Studios is a rapidly growing developer of story-driven mobile games. We’ve had a lot of commercial success -- our first three releases have made the Top Grossing charts -- but we also try hard to make a positive difference in our players’ lives and the world at large. For instance, we’ve promoted special content in our games to raise money and awareness for nonprofits like the Cybersmile Foundation and the National Eating Disorders Association. We think games can and should be a powerful force for good, and our company culture reflects that mindset. 

We’re looking for a talented Product Manager to help us make data-driven improvements to our category-leading hit mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play ($200mm+ lifetime revenues) and help shape the data requirements of our new titles. This is an on-site, full-time position. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • The intellectual curiosity necessary to research a product and ask the right questions about how to improve it;

  • A data-driven mindset that enables you to measure, interpret and distill engagement & monetization KPIs for a cross-functional development team;

  • A love for developing intuitive hypotheses of usage and gameplay to answer those questions; 

  • The scientific chops to develop and execute tests of those hypotheses;

  • The design knowledge and communications ability to make product recommendations based on those results;  

  • A love of games, interactive entertainment, and fiction; 

  • A penchant for learning quickly and adopting new roles as circumstances require; 

  • And, most importantly, the ability to thrive as part of a very close and very diverse team.

A successful applicant will quickly see why members of the Pixelberry family tend to stick around for the long haul. We all work from home two days a week. We get awesome health insurance and free meals. Finally, our co-founders are among the most experienced and successful team leaders in the entire mobile games industry, meaning that there is no better place to learn and grow.

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 3 years of experience in a Product Management or Analyst role at a mobile-first tech company (ideally mobile games)

  • Fluent in Excel and Google Docs for Work

  • Extensive management of A/B tests and experiments

  • Intermediate or better SQL

  • BA or BS degree (ideally in a quantitative or social scientific field)

POSITIVES

  • Expertise in Game Design and/or User Experience Design

  • Familiarity with survey research and/or focus group testing

  • Experience with fiction, television, and/or film writing or production, particularly in Young Adult or female-focused genres

MATERIALS REQUESTED 

  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience.

Please submit materials at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/1082342

Candidates without the above materials will not be considered.

Location: Mountain View, CA