Lead Game Designer

With Flash disappearing and the app-stores getting overcrowded, HTML5 is now the fastest growing game technology around. CoolGames has been front-runner in developing high-quality HTML5 games since day 1 and continues to hold its #1 position! To stay on top, we are constantly on the look-out for high talented people to join our team.

After gaining vast experience on single-player games, CoolGames has now started developing multi-player, social and Instant games for Messenger on Facebook. We are therefore now looking to add an experienced Lead Game Designer to further strengthen and lead our game design team to keep creating innovative, high-quality multi-player, social games with well-designed gameplay, level design and ultimately creating the best user experience!

Who you are…

  • You have earned your stripes as a game designer in creating multi-player, social games and extending them in a live environment.
  • You have worked as (senior/lead) game designer for 5+ years and have experience in leading a game design team.
  • You know what makes a game fun and you have the skills to clearly explain your team why, either verbally or through excellent documentation.
  • You don’t mind getting your hands dirty building levels and tweaking balance values.
  • You enjoy making your team learn and improve their game design skills.
  • You shine as a part of a diverse Studio team and like working side-by-side with developers, artists and testers to put together great games. You know that great ideas and creative solutions to problems can come from anywhere.
  • You have an analytical mind and are always on the lookout to measure and improve player behavior. Plus, you love mobile and web games, so you know what’s trending in the market.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Create games…
  • Help create new game concepts
  • Define game rules and mechanics
  • Design levels & content
  • …and improve games!
  • Review analytics to gain insight on what our players like and what they don’t
  • Improve game balance and performance
  • Document and communicate functionality
  • Document designs clearly and keep these up-to-date after iterations
  • Create content through level editors
  • Teach and motivate your team!

Requirements

Your qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the casual games industry as a game designer
  • Excellent insight in game system design, balancing parameters and gameplay mechanics
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Experience designing games for the mobile market
  • Experience in leading and motivating a game design team
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Benefits

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
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture
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Office Manager – 32 hours

Are you a super organized, pro-active go-getter and do you like to get things done around an office space filled with great people? Then we might just have the perfect opportunity for you to help run our dynamic office in the city center of Amsterdam!

Responsibilities (include, but not limited to):

  • You act as the ‘face’ of the business and are the first port of call for all visitors;
  • You are responsible for organization, cleanliness, and physical appearance of our office space;
  • You work closely with cleaning services team to maintain office order;
  • You plan meetings, conference calls, lunches and other related events;
  • You arrange logistics for business travel;
  • You are the key contact for suppliers;
  • You manage and order (IT) equipment, office supplies and furniture;
  • You keep storage rooms organized;
  • You organize company events;
  • You assist with internal moves as needed;
  • You assist ad hoc with various administrative tasks for the HR department;

Requirements

Qualifications and skills

  • You enjoy supporting the team and take pride in helping to run operations smoothly;
  • You have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • You are a pro-active self-starter who can take initiative and has a can-do mentality;
  • As the face of the office you always have a professional and welcoming demeanor both internally as externally;
  • You are able to project manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office applications;
  • You have a MBO+/HBO education;
  • You have 3 years’ + office (administration) experience;
  • You are fluent in Dutch in speech and writing: candidates not fluent need not apply;
  • You are fluent in English, both in speech and in writing;
  • You live in or nearby Amsterdam;

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;
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam;
  • An open, informal and international company culture;

As Office Manager your work area will be in support of all departments. You will work closely with the HR officer and you will report into the COO. Working hours (28 minimum) can be discussed and would preferably be divided over all week days.

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Intern Post Production Game Developer

Who you are…

You’re a developer who doesn’t want to be limited to just one type of task (i.e. tools, game, localization etc.) and is looking for an internship with a lot of creative challenges where you get to help set the direction and technology. You will be a part of the Game studio and help bring our awesome games to as many players as possible.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Help delivering the games to our partners and portals to reach users world wide!
  • Localization of the games
  • R&D Projects to bring CoolGames’ best games to new platforms

How you’ll do it…

  • You will be the developer on a multi-disciplinary team focused on bringing the best HTML5 games to the market
  • You will prioritize your work with your team and Product Owner.
  • You will always be on the lookout for new and innovative ways to meet deadlines and objectives

What we’ve been working on recently…

  • CoolGames Game Services API
  • Secret R&D Projects (sssshhhh!)
  • Awesome games and IP like Tetris, Snoopy, Jewel Academy and more

Who you’ll be working with…

Post Production includes multiple functions centered around releasing the best HTML5 games to our network of sites and beyond. You’ll be working with:

  • Game Studio
    You won’t be our sole developer! We’re currently have an awesome team of developers, artists and designers to work on the games.
  • Quality Assurance
    Our QA team will work right along side of you. These folks are responsible for testing everything that CoolGames puts out to the market; Games, websites, apps etc.
  • Content Processing & Publishing
    Once we have a game, our content people prep it for release to our CMS for our partners.

Requirements

  • Game dev experience in either Unity, C#, Java or Javascript
  • Not afraid of debugging code
  • Good team player
  • Can communicate in English
  • Git/SVN experience
  • Clean & Structured code style

Bonus points if you have…

  • Javascript experience
  • Familiar with Scrum
  • Nerf dart throwing skills

Benefits

  • Working on casual games for mobile, desktop and other platforms
  • Using latest cutting edge technology
  • Prototyping for new platforms, from TVs to smartwatches
  • A chance to get involved in one of the most creative, fast-moving industries in HTML5 technology
  • Game nights, Friday drinks and company events
  • Awesome office in the center of Amsterdam
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Corporate Communications & PR Manager

Do you live & breathe PR? Do you love interacting with the press and are you great at getting media coverage and increasing a company’s’ visibility? If so, make yourself known now and help us tell the world about all the cool stuff that we’re doing at CoolGames!

Your role

You’ll be leading the execution of CoolGames’ PR and help with strategizing our corporate communications. You’ll increase our visibility in the industry, and create global PR campaigns to increase awareness and buzz, both in B2B as B2C.

Your responsibilities

  • You’ll assist the CEO with setting the strategy for CoolGames’ global corporate communications and PR objectives;
  • You are hands-on in the execution and are ready to roll up your sleeves. This is a pioneering role, with options to build out the team in due time;
  • You’ll play a key role in the creation and distribution of content that strengthens our presence in the market and secure media coverage;
  • You’ll initiate and develop relationships with relevant media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of CoolGames;
  • You’ll work with partners (e.g. IP holders like Hasbro, Messaging platforms like Facebook) to create integrated PR plans for our games;
  • You’ll create a broad array of marketing materials, such as press releases, articles, trend reports, newsletters, infographics, showcases, social media messaging, testimonials, etc.
  • You’ll maintain and improve the corporate website;
  • You’ll manage external PR agencies, freelance copywriters, etc.;
  • You’ll assist in planning around events and tradeshows (e.g. secure speaker slots).

Requirements

  • 3 years+ relevant work experience in business-to-business PR is a must;
  • You’re able to work independently and take responsibility: pioneering is key!
  • Great attention to detail is a must;
  • You’re an organized worker and can multitask easily;
  • You can work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, while staying stress-resistant;
  • Experience in the games or tech industry is preferred;
  • Geo: US & Western Europe experience is preferred; experience in Asia is a bonus;
  • Preferably a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Communications, PR or related field;
  • You’re a people’s person and have strong communication skills;
  • Preferably you’re a confident English (copy)writer, fluent English speaking is a must.

Benefits

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
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture

Please note: freelance / interim applicants are encouraged to apply, only if you are an experienced
professional, with industry experience and are available directly.

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Intern Commercial Team

Currently we are offering an internship in the commercial team with a minimum duration of 6 months, for 40 hours a week.

This is an exciting function with 100% involvement from day one. In this position possible subjects for your thesis would involve market- or competitor analysis in the international gaming industry (if applicable). You will also have the opportunity to be in charge of projects within the commercial department.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working very closely with the international partners and supporting them with day-to-day activities
  • Creating, testing and distributing new games via existing distribution channels (350+ websites)
  • Preparing and analyzing the performance reports
  • Helping sales team with creating and updating sales decks
  • Supporting the content team with creating and sending a monthly newsletter
  • Helping with organizing the company international events
  • Researching and analyzing international gaming markets and competition

    Requirements

    • HBO/University education level in International Sales and Marketing, Business Administration, Commercial Economics or similar major
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English (knowledge of Dutch or other languages is a plus)
    • Data-driven
    • Very strong analytical skills, eye for details, proactive, self-starter, eager to learn
    • Experience with complex use of Excel and PowerPoint
    • Affinity for (international) sales, marketing and online advertising
    • Preferably living in the vicinity of Amsterdam
    • Must be able to work and live in the Netherlands (we do not sponsor permits for this role)
    • Good sense of humor

    Benefits

    • The opportunity to be involved with the international commercial department and to help build successful relations with international distribution partners
    • A creative learning environment in the young and dynamic international gaming industry
    • An open and international company culture with fantastic colleagues
    • An attractive office location in the very center of Amsterdam
    • Friday’s drinks and monthly company lunch
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    Intern Quality Assurance

    We have a work-internship position available in QA to work on Game Studio titles, 3rd Party games & other internal projects. You will be responsible for testing new and existing games to ensure they meet the highest quality standards and function correctly across key web browsers and mobile devices. Additionally, you’ll be expected to clearly document and log any issues you find, and be able to walk developers through your process. Your daily tasks will include Game QA, documentation & participation in Scrum team meetings.

    Our ideal candidate is organized, analytical, communicative, highly motivated and has a keen interest in mobile games & the game development process. He or she is prepared to pioneer in an innovative environment and fast moving industry. A flexible mind-set and ability to clearly communicate technical issues is a must!

    The QA Analyst Intern is a member of the Operations team and will be exposed to all aspects of the CoolGames business, assisting with testing for the Game Studio, 3rd Party games and the Platform/Back-End Teams.

    Requirements

    • Skills and insight to QA games
    • Our ideal candidate is very detail oriented and good at breaking down & explaining
    • Knowledge of modern mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Amazon)
    • Basic experience with technical troubleshooting
    • A team player with strong social and communication skills in English
    • An intern who is doing this as a 2nd or 3rd year ‘working’ internship
    • Preferably living in (the vicinity of) Amsterdam
    • You should be enrolled as fulltime student for the complete duration of the internship
    • You are legally allowed to perform your internship in the Netherlands (we cannot sponsor your Visa/work permit)

    Benefits

    • A creative learning environment in the young and dynamic gaming industry
    • An open and international company culture
    • Game nights, Friday drinks and company events
    • Awesome office located in the center of Amsterdam
    • An internship allowance
    • An internship for at least 6 months
    • An internship for 40 hours a week, with room for a study assignment
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    QA Tester

    With Flash disappearing and the app-stores getting overcrowded, HTML5 is now the fastest growing game technology around. CoolGames has been front-runner in developing high-quality HTML5 games since day 1 and continues to hold its #1 position! To stay on top, we are constantly on the look-out for high talented people to join our team.

    After gaining vast experience on single-player games, CoolGames has now started developing multi-player, social and Instant games for Messenger on Facebook. We are therefore now looking to add an experienced QA Tester to further strengthen our QA team to keep supporting and assisting high-quality multi-player, social games and ultimately providing the best user experience!

    Who you are…

    • You’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart just to figure out how they work
    • You like to troubleshoot technical problems and try to get to the root of why weird error messages that come up when you click a game character really fast on a Japanese Android phone running the stock browser
    • You’re motivated, organized, enjoy working with and within a team
    • Forward thinking, you’re always coming up with ideas on how to make a product better
    • You’re analytical, a stickler for details and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
    • You also have a passion for mobile and web gaming

    What you’ll be doing…

    • Test games…
    • Interact with developers both inside and outside the studio to help guide them to smart solutions to common problems
    • Provide feedback on design choices and around end user experience
    • Write clear & detailed QA reports that developers can use to reproduce, validate and fix bugs found
    • Use Jira to log and track issues
    • Work in a dynamic team and be flexible to work with various departments

    Requirements

    • 2 or more years of experience in the QA Field
    • Experience in testing Games/Software
    • Basic Technical troubleshooting skills
    • Knowledge of Modern Mobile Platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)
    • Experience with Jira or similar issue tracking system
    • Able to clearly communicate in English. Spoken and written

    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
    • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
    • An open, informal and international company culture
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    HTML5 Game Developer

    Are you an ambitious game developer with a passion for casual games? Can you setup code in a flexible and stable way? Do you love polishing and adding juice to games? Do you like working in a small team and develop high quality games? And do you want to contribute to online games that are played by millions around the world?

    Than we have an excellent career opportunity for you!

    With Flash disappearing and the overcrowded app-stores, HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing game platforms around. And as a next step after our single player games, we have started developing multiplayer, social and Instant games. We are therefore looking for a Mid-Level Game Developer to strengthen our Studio and help us realize our international growth ambition.

    Your key responsibilities:

    • Setup and develop HTML5 games from start to live maintenance;
    • Take responsibility for delivering games with robust and stable code;
    • Support the Lead Developer by designing and documenting the game’s architecture;
    • Help junior developers by reviewing their code and coach them;
    • Contribute with the maintenance and development of new internal tools;

    Requirements

    Your profile:

    • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility;
    • Not afraid of debugging and optimizing code;
    • Good team player and supportive to other departments;
    • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills;
    • Fluent English speaker and writer;

    Your qualifications:

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the games industry;
    • Fully comfortable with Agile development processes and tools;
    • Experienced with Git and adept of GitFlow;
    • Familiarity with OOP, UML and Design Patterns;
    • Experience with HTML5 games, JavaScript and Typescript is desirable;
    • Experience with mobile games in Unity and/or multiplayer games is a plus;

    Benefits

    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
    • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
    • An open, informal and international company culture
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    Senior Game Developer

    Are you an ambitious game developer with a passion for new technologies and platforms? Do you like working in online games that are played by millions around the world? And do you want to help us bringing HTML5 to the next level?

    Than we have an excellent career opportunity for you!

    With Flash disappearing and the overcrowded app-stores, HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing game platforms around. And as a next step after our single player games, we have started developing multiplayer, social and Instant games. We are therefore looking for a Senior Game Developer to strengthen our Studio and help us realize our international growth ambition.

    Your key responsibilities:

    • Setup and develop HTML5 games from start to live maintenance;
    • Take responsibility for delivering games with robust and stable code;
    • Support the Lead Developer by designing and documenting the game’s architecture;
    • Help junior developers by reviewing their code and coach them;
    • Contribute with the maintenance and development of new internal tools;

    Requirements

    Your profile:

    • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility;
    • Not afraid of debugging and optimizing code;
    • Good team player and supportive to other departments;
    • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills;
    • Fluent English speaker and writer;

    Your qualifications:

    • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the games industry;
    • Experience with turn-based and real-time action multiplayer games;
    • Fully comfortable with Agile development processes and tools;
    • Experienced with Git and adept of GitFlow;
    • Solid knowledge of OOP, UML and Design Patterns;
    • Familiarity with Entity Component architecture;
    • Experience with HTML5 games, JavaScript and Typescript is desirable;
    • Experience with mobile games in Unity or server programming 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
    • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
    • An open, informal and international company culture
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    JavaScript SDK Developer

    Are you an ambitious JavaScript developer with a passion for new technologies and platforms? Do you like working in online games that are played by millions around the world? And do you want to help us bringing our internal SDK to the next level? Than we have an excellent career opportunity for you!

    With Flash disappearing and the overcrowded app-stores, HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing game platforms around. And as a next step after our single player games, we have started developing multiplayer, social and Instant games. We are therefore looking for a Mid-Level or Senior JavaScript SDK Developer to strengthen our Studio and help us realize our international growth ambition.

    Your key responsibilities:

    • Maintain our existing SDK which helps games connect to portals;
    • Foresee browsers breaking changes and prevent SDK damage;
    • Develop tools and services to help game developers build better HTML5 games;
    • R&D Projects to bring CoolGames’ best games to new platforms;
    • Help building the next version of the CoolGames’ Game Services API;
    • Be the central point of access with other departments (e.g. Sales team)

    Requirements

    Your profile:

    • Top technical skills and always attuned to new technologies;
    • Pro-active and used to taking ownership and responsibility;
    • Flexible, innovative and a fast learner;
    • Good team player and supportive to other departments;
    • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills;
    • Fluent English speaker and writer

    Your qualifications:

    • At least 4 years of relevant experience with mobile/web design and development;
    • Full proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery is required;
    • Solid knowledge of RESTful API’s, JavaScript SDK’s;
    • Fully comfortable with Agile development processes and tools;
    • Experienced with Git, Grunt, Bower;
    • Familiarity with Online Advertising Implementation;
    • Experience working with a MVC framework on the client side is desirable;
    • Experience with HTML5 / Canvas / Games or TypeScript 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
    • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
    • An open, informal and international company culture
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