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

QUALITY ASSURANCE

User Acquisition


Contract 2D Artist

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: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/1049199

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


QA DLC Function Tester (On-Site)

Pixelberry Studios brings innovation to mobile games and we could use some extra hands! We are seeking a full-time contractor to work onsite at our Mountain View office for 40-60 hours per week depending on work load. Starting pay is at $16/hour. This is a 6-month contracting position with the opportunity for a contract extension and/or conversion to permanent hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be working with the QA DLC Team to create and follow test plans, perform ad-hoc, creative, and structured testing on mobile applications. Our ideal candidate should possess excellent writing skills as our games are heavily story driven, have familiarity working on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and have knowledge in testing applications on iOS and Android devices.

Given our small-studio format, you might find yourself wearing a variety of hats; candidates should be open and eager to learn new skills.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong in English.

  • Familiarity with the mechanics of playing mobile games on iOS and Android devices in order to test and report bugs.

  • Willingness to work under direction and independently.

  • Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and prioritize effectively.

  • Strong communication skills for effectively conveying issues found with the writing team.

  • Technical proficiency (some computer science coursework is a plus, but not necessary.)

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A current resume and a cover letter, highlighting QA Game Testing or other relevant work experiences.

  • At the end of the cover letter, answer the following question:

    • What is your favorite video game of all time and why? Be as specific as possible. Responses that are two sentences or less will not be accepted.

Please submit all materials at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/777842

Candidates without the above materials will not be considered.

BENEFITS

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


User Acquisition Associate (On-Site)

Pixelberry Studios, a division of Nexon, is the creator of the hit game "Choices: Stories You Play". Our team has been around since 2011, and is 3-for-3 launching games into the AppStore's Top 25 Grossing ranks. We believe that innovative game design, commercial success, and making a difference all go hand in hand.

Our Marketing team is looking for a data hungry, performance UA manager. Someone that will fit in with their quirky and hard working style.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build, launch, analyze and optimize mobile app traffic campaigns, in order to maximize KPI goals.

  • Research and present new testing opportunities for active media buying channels and ASO.

  • Research and identify creative opportunities to share with the team, provide detailed analysis for best performing concepts for each channel.

  • Collaborate with design and content teams on production of new creatives.

  • Structure and launch creative and ASO A/B tests.

  • Monitor data integrity on a weekly basis and communicate any discrepancies back to Marketing analytics team.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or a quantitative discipline.

  • Strong entry-level or internship experience.

  • Proficient in excel and powerpoint.

  • Ability to troubleshoot data issues.

  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain partnerships with other mobile and online companies.

  • Knowledge of mobile advertising campaign setup, optimization, and accounts management.

  • A passion for casual and mobile games!

POSITIVES

  • 1+ year experience in digital marketing.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong writing and editing skills.

  • Familiarity with performance mobile marketing concepts like CPM, CPC, CTR, CVR, ROAS, LTV, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and lead them through to implementation.

  • Ability to work under your own initiative.

BENEFITS

  • Good work/life balance. We are family-friendly and look at things in the long term.

  • 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 Mountain View CalTrain).


MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • Cover letter indicating why you’re interested in the position

  • Current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience

Please submit materials at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/847404

Candidates without all of the above materials will not be considered.


Marketing Analyst (On-Site)

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. 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 Marketing Data Analyst. The winning candidate will help us build reliable and secure analysis and reporting that drive our marketing endeavors. Working alongside our tight, razor-sharp team with a high degree of autonomy, you will take ownership of analytics reporting, data cleanliness, and ad-hoc analytics projects. We will rely on you to deliver mission-critical components, serving our millions of fans worldwide.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to manage standard definitions for key business metrics

  • Design, build and manage marketing analytics reports

  • Collect, query, standardize, and cleanse structured and unstructured data used for campaigns and other go to market business initiatives

  • Conduct ad hoc & strategic analysis as needed

  • Train UA stakeholders on self-serve analytics tools

  • Monitor KPIs related to marketing performance

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years experience working in marketing analytics, business intelligence, or similar quantitative capacity

  • Advanced SQL knowledge & experience working with relational databases (Vertica, MySQL, Redshift)

  • BA/BS degree in Statistics, Marketing, Business Analytics, or related field OR equivalent practical experience

  • Experience working with Looker, Tableau, or other visualization tools

  • Ability to collaborate across various levels of an organization

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Experience working as part a lean / iterative analytics team

POSITIVES

  • Previous internet/mobile industry experience

  • Proficient in Python, R or other scripting languages

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.

  • 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.


Please submit a cover letter and resumé at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/984427

Candidates without the requested materials will not be considered.

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.

To all 3rd party recruiting agencies: Pixelberry does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Pixelberry is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.