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

Engineering

Production

QUALITY ASSURANCE

User Acquisition


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


Product Owner (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.

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. Our office is across the street from the Mountain View Caltrain station. 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.

RESPONSIBILITies

We’re looking for a talented Product Owner to help us make data-driven improvements to our newest Top 20 Grossing mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play. This is an on-site, full-time position. Pay rate is between $90,000 to $125,000, based on experience. The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Work cross-functionally with product, design, and engineering to lead ideation, creation, coordinate deliverables, and the launch of new features.

  • Develop clear, concise product requirements and specification documentation.

  • Balance intuition and insights, developing hypothesis and then executing tests to confirm product direction.

  • Measure and inform internal team regarding the success of features after release, then optimize performance through consumer feedback and data-driven iteration.

  • Thrive as part of a very close and very diverse team.

REquirements

  • At least 3 years of experience in a Product Owner, Product Management, or Analyst role

  • Fluent in Excel and Google Docs for Work

  • Strong knowledge of A/B tests and experiments

  • BA or BS degrees

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.

Submit materials at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/915150

Candidates without the above materials will not be considered.


Art Producer (English, mandarin; On-site)

We’re looking for an art producer, fluent in both Mandarin and English, to assist the Product Leads as we produce and translate content for Choices: Stories You Play.

With frequent releases to coordinate across several interactive books, the candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, creatively-driven startup environment. The ideal candidate for this role is a highly-organized individual, interested in mobile gaming, with a keen eye for artistic details, ability to express themselves visually, and can translate fluidly between English and Mandarin.

Candidates must regularly consume and be up-to-date with Asian entertainment, including movies, dramas, music, games, and literature. Pay rate is competitive.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and/or translate art requests that are in line with the genre of the product. (Knowledge of Asian fashion trends is required.)

  • Work as a point of contact between the Product Lead, art team, and external vendors.

  • Task vendors to create background, characters, and clothing.

  • Provide art feedback at all stages to make sure the finished product hits the right quality bar and is consistent with other assets.

  • Curate all art resources; organize spreadsheets, keep track of everything in the pipeline.

  • Assist artists with art polish approval.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication skills are a must. This candidate must understand the vocabulary of both the writing team and the art team in English and in fluent Mandarin.

  • Highly organized.

  • Energetic and enthusiastic.

  • Basic understanding of art fundamentals. Some art classes required.

  • Comfortable working with spreadsheets.

  • Expertise with Photoshop and other design and illustration software.

  • Self-starter.

POSITIVES

  • Prior game-making experience (either professionally or in an academic setting.)

  • Regularly consumes and is up-to-date with Asian entertainment and trends.

  • Experience with Asian art styles, specifically shojo, josei, and other female-focused formats.

  • Solid illustration skills are a big plus!

MATERIALS REQUESTED

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

  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience

Please submit materials at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/744673

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered.


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.