JavaScript Developer

When the app-stores were introduced ten years ago, mobile quickly became the largest games platform. And now a new shift is taking place, as millions of people are starting to play and instantly share games with friends via their social or messaging apps, such as via Facebook, Messenger, LINE and WeChat.

CoolGames has been a front-runner in this new space and brought many successful games to messaging platforms, including Angry Birds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku, which is now the #1 sudoku game on Facebook.

Are you a JavaScript Developer, specialized in advertising solutions, and are you looking for a new challenge? Then CoolGames might just be your next stop! We are looking for an experienced JavaScript Developer specialized in working with multiple SDKs/APIs, with a passion for casual games, to strengthen our team. You will be working on various automation tools, the Google IMA SDK, debugging and helping us to drive further growth for our millions of players each month.

Your key responsibilities

  • Maintain and upgrade our existing platforms, Game Services APIs and SDKs
  • Work on developing advertisement integrations for our websites and our games catalog
  • Providing a smooth, stable and scalable cross-browser advertisement experience to our gamers
  • Work closely with the rest of the Technology team, Commercial/Advertising team and internal business stakeholders

Requirements

Requirements

  • Proven experience with Google IMA SDK Implementations
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience with mobile/web design and development
  • Full proficiency in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript is required
  • Solid knowledge of RESTful APIs and JavaScript SDKs
  • Solid knowledge with automation tools like Jenkins, BuildApp
  • Experience working with MVC frameworks on the client side is desirable

Your profile

  • Proactive and used to taking ownership and responsibility
  • Good team player and supportive to other departments
  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable with agile development processes and tools

Benefits

What we offer

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • Sports allowance
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
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Online advertising specialist

When the app-stores were introduced ten years ago, mobile quickly became the largest games platform. And now a new shift is taking place, as millions of people are starting to play and instantly share games with friends via their social or messaging apps, such as via Facebook, Messenger, LINE and WeChat.

CoolGames has been a front-runner in this new space and brought many successful games to messaging platforms, including Angry Birds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku, which is now the #1 sudoku game on Facebook.

Are you passionate about online advertising specifically in the fast paced and exciting world of HTML5 casual gaming? We are looking for an energetic Online advertising specialist to join our commercial team. Your focus will be to manage yield/monetization on our websites and games, working closely with sell-side-platforms (SSPs) and advertisers.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage the day-to-day yield of our global inventory (video and display advertising) in and around our games
  • Monitor inventory utilization, revenue-oriented KPIs, trends and drivers of advertising revenue, identifying areas of opportunity
  • Pro-actively create, manage and operate our advertising strategies to different business lines. Working closely with product/technology team managing experiments designed to improve yield across display and video
  • Develop, manage and negotiate contracts with advertisers with a strong focus on Japan, US and Europe (video ad networks, premium sales partners, SSP’s and etc.)
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Reporting: internally to Management and externally to partners
  • Finance: work closely with accounting to ensure accurate reporting and timely invoicing

Requirements

Who you are:

  • You have a positive, can-do, no-nonsense attitude and a good sense of humor
  • You’re result driven, energetic, pro-active and passionate
  • You possess good analytical skills and are detail-oriented
  • You’re flexible and stress resistant
  • You’re a team player and have strong interpersonal skills
  • You have excellent communication skills in English (required) and Japanese (preferred)
  • You possess a higher education / academia or similar degree (preferred)

Your qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in the online advertising space
  • A must: Excellent knowledge of Admanager (google)
  • Good knowledge of the digital advertising market and monetization solutions including Google Ad Manager, AdSense and other SSP solutions (AppNexus, Index Exchange etc.)
  • Previously exposure to video/display online advertising and header-bidding.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commercially savvy with experience in partner management
  • Experience with advertising and/or gaming market in Japan (preferred)
  • Experience with the technical side of advertising is a plus

Benefits

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • Sports allowance
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
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Intern Game Designer

When the app-stores were introduced ten years ago, mobile quickly became the largest games platform. And now a new shift is taking place, as millions of people are starting to play and instantly share games with friends via their social or messaging apps, such as via Facebook, Messenger, LINE and WeChat.

CoolGames has been a front-runner in this new space and brought many successful games to messaging platforms, including Angry Birds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku, which is now the #1 sudoku game on Facebook.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Game Design Intern who will be joining our “New Games” team or “LiveOps” team to support the Game Designer(s) of those teams.

Who you are…

You study game design and want to become a professional game designer. You have a good understanding of game design and you’re an avid gamer. You have worked in a design role on a few projects inside and outside of classes. You’re precise, you have an analytical mindset, you can communicate ideas well and you play well in a team.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Create games…
  • Help create new game concepts
  • Define game rules and mechanics
  • Design levels & content
  • Improve game balance and performance
  • Document and communicate functionality
  • …and improve games!

How you’ll do it…

  • Be part of the CoolGames studio team
  • Participate in new game concept brainstorm sessions
  • Looking at game data and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to identify opportunities
  • Document designs clearly and keep these up-to-date after iterations
  • Create content through level editors

What we’ve worked on recently…

A few examples of our awesome HTML 5 games:

Who you’ll be working with…

  • A Game-Designer assigned to you to help you (and us) grow!
  • In-house Game Studio
  • Product Manager
  • Monetization manager
  • QA team

Requirements

  • An up to date online portfolio to see your work
  • A passion for games and game design
  • We prefer candidates who can show extracurricular projects (game jams, own projects, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Must be currently pursuing a post-secondary degree
  • The internship is aimed at students who are in the 3rd or 4th year of their study
  • Duration: 4 months minimum, starting in August or September

Benefits

  • A worldwide audience of 100+ million players
  • A variety of challenging projects, including in-house and external IPs
  • An open and international company culture
  • Friday drinks at the office
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
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Data & Games Analyst

When the app-stores were introduced ten years ago, mobile quickly became the largest games platform. And now a new shift is taking place, as millions of people are starting to play and instantly share games with friends via their social or messaging apps, such as via Facebook, Messenger, LINE and WeChat.

CoolGames has been a front-runner in this new space and brought many successful games to messaging platforms, including Angry Birds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku, which is now the #1 sudoku game on Facebook.

CoolGames is looking for an experienced Data & Games Analyst with a passion for games to further strengthen our in-house studio, helping us to develop the next generation of highly social casual games!

Your key responsibilities:

  • Monitor business KPI’s & benchmarks for each phase of a game’s lifecycle
  • Create reports on the performance, phases and direction of games
  • Identify key aspects to improve or focus on for current and future games
  • Work together with our design and monetization experts to optimize the player experience and our revenue
  • Help in A/B testing analysis, as well as validation
  • Run various on demand analysis
  • Improve the data quality and new data infrastructure
  • Design the metrics system on already set-up cloud services
  • Research and advise on data solutions & infrastructure
  • Maintain the legacy databases and monitor scheduled data jobs
  • Design the analytics events for each feature or sprint
  • Guide business & technical teams on the implementation and testing
  • Spread the data-driven mentality across teams

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility
  • Strong analytical skills and you like solving problems
  • Able to clearly communicate your vision and ideas to your team and colleagues
  • Able to be persuasive of your analysis and presenting to stakeholders
  • Feel comfortable taking initiatives, to seek new opportunities to improve player experience, retention, virality and monetization
  • Spotting interesting developments in the market and what they can mean for CoolGames

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a live operations gaming environment
  • Experience in Metric driven design, development & QA
  • Experience in F2P and/or Ad driven games
  • Knowledge of the production process and game life cycles
  • R, SQL, Python or any other language that makes getting to the data more efficient
  • Javascript or/and back-end knowledge is nice to have; RStudio / RShiny management
  • Knowledge on cloud services, data solutions & architecture
  • Knowledge of applied statistical models, various business analysis & data modeling
  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in casual and/or mid-core games is desirable
  • Be able to work under stressful deadlines & take ownership
  • Fluent English speaker and writer

Benefits

What we offer

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • Sports allowance
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
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