Mathematician

King Show Games, Inc., a video game development company, is currently interviewing qualified applicants interested in pursuing a career in video game development. We are looking for people who are innovative, talented, creative, and passionate about the gaming industry. If you’re a self-motivated team player who is able to multi-task and can handle the following responsibilities, we look forward to hearing from you!

POSITION: Mathematician
DEPARTMENT: Game Design
LOCATION: Minnetonka, MN


Job Summary
Our Mathematicians are responsible for designing and proofing math models for gaming products and working closely with the game development artists, engineers, and sound designers. The Mathematician should be a dynamic contributor to ensuring a fun, consistent, and competitive product that enhances player enjoyment.

Responsibilities

  • Working with the game designer to develop feasible math models with the players’ needs in mind.
  • Providing formal analysis and proofs of gaming math models.
  • Creating and maintaining/enforcing a clear, clean directory structure for all math assets as well as maintaining all documents relating to the math.
  • Managing the ongoing development of the math documentation to ensure that it remains accurate and up-to-date.
  • Ensuring a fun, consistent, and competitive product within the scope of the project.
  • Maximizing the use of existing technology.
  • Is an active participant/contributor in the game design and invention process.
  • Working closely with the Game Development team of artists, sound designers and game designers to design, develop, modify, review, test and document software in a real-time environment.
  • Working with the game programmer to ensure proper implementation of the math model.
  • Playing the game frequently to review the math implementation and providing team with constructive feedback as necessary.
  • Contributing to daily game design, implementation, and tuning efforts.
  • Delivering quality work as scheduled in accordance with the game design and product requirements.
  • Conforming to the math standards.

Qualifications Required
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Graduate Degree Preferred).
Experience: 3 years minimum experience in the areas of applied mathematics, probability and statistics.
Skills & Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of probability and statistics.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and software simulations to verify math models.
  • Ability to interface and communicate with other members of the game development staff.
  • Ability to bring projects to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work in a customer-oriented, very fast-paced, demanding and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Skills and ability to identify problems, analyze the situation and make appropriate recommendations and decisions to achieve team goals.
  • Strong Excel skills are required.
  • Additional Software: Word, Outlook, Visual Studio.net Professional and ability to learn new applications.
  • Game development experience a plus.
  • Data mining experience a plus.
  • Basic familiarity with VBA and/or C++ a plus.


This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities other than those stated above.

About King Show Games
Founded in 1998, King Show Games is a Minnesota based company providing entertaining video games that are played around the world. Our growing company consists of talented artists, engineers, mathematicians and producers that have created over 100 games. Our Company Belief consists of 4 principals:

THINK BIG – Think outside the box; strive to be successful.
BE FRANK – Be open and sincere in your dealings with others; be forthright.
FIGHT HARD – Believe in your ideas; speak up for your convictions.
After the call, MOVE AS A TEAM!


King Show Games offers competitive salaries and a full range of comprehensive benefits including a bonus plan, medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, as well as a matching 401k.

King Show Games is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates only apply. Recruiters please don't contact King Show Games.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact King Show Games about other services, products or commercial interests.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to careers@ksg.com.