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FireForge is building AAA grade multiplayer games and a unique publishing platform, driven at the core by deep analytics that connect our games with the web and social experience of our players. If you are interested in developing analytics and algorithms, join FireForge today!

 

About FireForge

FireForge is a well-funded fully independent developer and global publisher of online games founded by veterans drawn from some of the most prestigious studios and teams in the world. We have studios in Singapore, California and Boston.

Our leadership team comprises top talent with more than twenty years of industry experience each in making the games we love to play, such as Command & Conquer, Baldur’s Gate, Rift, Diablo II and World of Warcraft. Our CEO is Mr. Tim Campbell, the Lead Campaign Designer for Warcraft III. Our Chief Creative Officer is Mr. Kevin Beardslee, the Lead Animator for World of Warcraft. Joining us, you will have a chance to work closely with them and others of similar calibre.

We are sharply focused on playability above all else and our design philosophy is simple: We blend great core game experiences with an incredible amount of accessibility in order to reach truly massive audiences. These include both core gamers like ourselves and an emerging generation of new players in the Asian and Western markets.

We do not currently have a web presence as our global launch has not been announced yet.

 

Roles & Responsibilities — What Will I Be Doing?

You are involved in the development of 2 systems: Matchmaking and Recommendation Systems.

Matchmaking in a multiplayer game has become increasingly sophisticated to achieve quick selection of a balanced set of players to participate in a match. Matches that are well-balanced provide a gaming experience which is challenging and enjoyable to both teams.

Recommendation Systems provides a personalized experienced for the player in and out of the game. Such systems recommend content or actions to the users based on their past behaviour in order to improve their user experience.

As an Algorithms Scientist, you are involved in the following:

Design & develop algorithms used in the segmentation of players & the predictive analysis of players’ capabilities, behavioural preferences, activities and interests in the game.

  • Design algorithms for Matchmaking and Recommendation Engines.
  • Develop and translates mathematical concept models to subsystem developers
  • Work with the platform team to query structured and unstructured data
  • Work with the game programming team to ensure optimal capture of player data
  • Work with the game economy designer and business intelligence VP to optimize performance of algorithms

 

Requirements — What Skills Do I Need?

Basic:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or PhD preferred.
  • Experience in algorithm development, telemetry processing, pattern recognition, segmentation methodologies, predictive analytics, decision theory, Bayesian models or related development.
  • Highly creative in system-based mathematical model synthesis and analysis.
  • Good problem solving skills

Pluses:

  • C++, C# or Java
  • Experience in big data analytics
  • Familiar with rating systems such as Microsoft Trueskill, ELO and Glicko
  • Familiar with Apache Mahout and Hadoop
  • Familiar with various genres of game play.
  • Passion about joining the games industry.

 

Outperformance – What Would My Teammate See if I’m Very Successful?

A number of immediate benefits arise when you excel in this role:

  • Our game designers obtain useful insight for improving the game early, as you are able to provide valuable information to them.
  • Our players have an ever evolving and personalized experience when playing our game and interacting on our website. This increases quality of the game and web experience.

 

Application Process – How Do I Apply?

If you’re interested to join us, please send us the following documents to kwlin@fireforgegames.com by 31 August 2013. Please do not call or drop-in, as we only accept emailed applications.

  • Cover Letter (with the Role you are applying for in the subject line)
  • Resume
  • References & Testimonials
  • Samples of Previous Work that Support your Application (for example, portfolio or programming code or analysis or writing)
  • Expected Salary
  • Earliest Start Date

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend at least one interview in Singapore.

 

 
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