Job Title - Machine Learning Engineer
Reports Into - Head of Data Science
Location - Hybrid / Leamington Spa
A Little Bit about Kwalee….
Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 1 billion downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join Scathe, Die by the Blade, Robobeat, Space Chef and Wildmender.
What’s In It For You?
Hybrid working - 3 days in the office, 2 days remote/ WFH is the norm
Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best
A dog friendly office (There’s dog-free areas too, if pooches aren’t your thing)
Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win
Private medical cover - delivered through BUPA
Life Assurance - for long term peace of mind
On site gym - take care of yourself
Relocation support - available
VISA Sponsorship - available
Quarterly Team Building days - we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Ninja Warrior
Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays!
Kwalee Artificial Intelligence (K.A.I) - win prizes for proposing useful AI initiatives
Your Team Mates
The Data Science team is central in developing the technology behind the growth and monetisation of our games. We are a cross functional team that consists of analysts, engineers and data scientists, and work closely with the larger engineering team to deliver products spanning our modern, cloud first, tech stack.
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
As a Machine Learning Engineer at Kwalee you will develop models which sit at the core of the technology we use to optimise our games. We have developed automated bidding software which is responsible for the majority of our ad spend, a game optimisation engine which alters game configuration to suit players, along with many more data products.
Build large, multi model, machine learning systems to deliver content to players in real time and predictions which elevate our games to the top of the charts.
Reinvent our existing models by picking them apart and testing new architectures and strategies.
Build data experiments to uncover complex player behaviour and market phenomena.
Work closely with software engineers to embed your models in highly valuable products.
Your Hard Skills
Comfortable working with large deep learning systems.
Strong background in statistics, mathematics and problem solving.
A record of outstanding contribution to data projects.
Able to work on production Python codebases.
Experience manipulating large amounts of data in SQL.
Knowledge of AWS is a plus.
Experience in growth marketing is a plus.
Your Soft Skills
Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues.
We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.
A Little More About Kwalee
Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.
Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.
We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France.
We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!
Location: Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom