Game Designer / Mathematician wanted for Bally Technologies, Sydney NSW

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With a history dating back to 1932, Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems, and technology solutions for the worldwide casino gaming industry.

Always on the cutting edge of technology innovation, Bally offers rich and rewarding careers for smart, forward-thinking, and passionate people.

The Company has started up in Australia and is poised for rapid growth.

We are building a World Class Games Studio in Sydney, that will be part of a Global Games Development team and you could play an instrumental role, in shaping the culture and success of this team.

JOB SUMMARY:

The person in this position creates and assists in the initial mathematical design and development of new slot/video games. Performs calculations and provides simulation code to verify correctness of the calculations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for calculating payback percentages, hit frequencies, standard deviation tables, and hit distribution characteristics for all games, features, progressives, and bonuses produced by their team
  • Designs fun, innovative math models for optimal player appeal
  • Develops math models for slot/video machines and other casino gaming applications that provide entertainment for players, as well as provide revenue for the customer
  • Utilizes programming tools to verify math models and create demos
  • Writes simulation program code to analyze game play in order to maximize player enjoyment, and analyzes results of the simulations to verify games are paying properly
  • Prepares Excel spreadsheets for lab submission; checks all calculations and file formats to Company specifications
  • Updates and improves existing code templates, and develops new or improved spreadsheet payout templates
  • Works closely with regulatory agencies to resolve any regulatory concerns

Qualification Requirements:

Training and/or Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Math role, in gaming or related industry

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in mathematics, especially probability and statistics
  • Strong understanding of the game development process an advantage
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and able to communicate results of analyses to others
  • Basic programming skills in C++, with an emphasis in probabilistic algorithms would be an advantage
  • Proficient in the use of Excel spreadsheets, especially linking and formulas, and the application of calculating probabilities in spreadsheets
  • Strong creativity and imagination skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Science of Math, Engineering, or Computer Science, with an emphasis in probability and statistics, or equivalent experience

Please note: By responding to this advertisement for employment, you understand that your resume is being reviewed by our corporate recruiters located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thank you for your interest in Bally Technologies.

Comments

Anonymous's picture

I think it's disgusting that

I think it's disgusting that ads like this are grouped with game dev roles. This is not "gaming" this is "gambling." There is a big difference between the two and I want nothing to do with the latter, and that means having ads like this on Tsumea.

Since when did Tsumea have anything to do with Gambling and why should it start?

souri's picture

Jobs

We've had to broaden the kinds of jobs posted on here to those that games developers would have the skills for.

If we stick to strictly game studio jobs, we'd hardly have many jobs listed anymore.

Anonymous's picture

I think ads like this are

I think ads like this are fair enough. Not everyone shares your opinion about gambling. It's a legal and seemingly stable industry to work in. I briefly considered applying for a couple of jobs a while back in the gambling industry. I eventually decided that I couldn't handle the moral dilemmas.

I also chose to stop working for a defence contractor partly because I didn't like the idea of making weapons. I still recognise the value of the industry and the talent of the people involved, though.

As long as they're tangentially related to gaming I'm very happy to see Tsumea posting ads for other industries, including gambling and simulations.

Anonymous's picture

You know, I can see the

You know, I can see the points made, however, it will never sit well with me. Gambling destroys lives, families, and they KNOW this -- part of the job is free counseling for doing the work. To have them refer to their industry as "gaming" and call themselves "game" developers doesn't sit well with me -- we entertain, they rob.

Perhaps if they bothered to be a bit more truthful, and substituted these with "gambling" instead, with a nice capital GAMBLING as part of the job header rather than misleading to the nature of the work. I might not feel as strongly.

Honestly though, I would strongly urge anyone to think twice before even applying for such a role, even out of desperation. You really need to be morally "flexible" for this kind of job otherwise you will need the counseling ;).