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Machine Learning Engineer

plus C++ Game Programmer / Data Analyst

Game Production | Calgary

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We are Summit Squad, a mobile games studio in Calgary, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences that deliver an impact! We believe that creating awesome gaming experiences happen when they are developed by working in a small collaborative creative team that controls the whole process – from idea to an outstanding game. Everyone is expected to have a razor-sharp focus on what creates tangible impact: impact on their team, impact on their work environment and impact on the overall company strategy.

Join a team of professionals where talent-feeds-talent that cares deeply about what we do and want to inspire play every day. We have a close connection with the player community that gets us instant feedback which enables us to deliver those impactful experiences. Game development is a team effort, so we work together to achieve the best results, trust each other’s skills, and value each other’s work. All of us are driven by the amazing opportunity to make a game played by millions of players better and better.

A Machine Learning Engineer's Impact

You are an essential part of the team, your main focus is to create models for our players that makes the game experiences even more fun! You will be in the center of the action, integrating those models directly into the game to create personalized journeys that further engages the player.

Aside from your role as Machine Learning Engineer you also are part of the Game Features Team where you will be programming new features and modules within the game. 

Your impact will reverberate through the team culture. You'll foster an environment of innovation, encouraging every team member to explore their creative potential. By nurturing a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere, you'll empower all team members to share ideas, grow their skills, and embrace a passion for excellence.  

To be successful in this role, you will need to be a very proactive who is aligned with Summit Squad’s core values to ensure that we can deliver world-class mobile games.

Why
Summit Squad?
You thrive in a strongly supported culture and values.
You want to work with a team of exceptionably talented people and industry pioneers.
You want to be part of an exceptional experience, with a growing company!
You enjoy the challenging and rewarding work creating amazing mobile games.
Your voice is valuable. We are a result of our collective work.
What you'll do:

Code:

  • Developing, deploying and training machine learning models such as player behavioral analysis, personalization, adaptive gameplay, etc.
  • Data collection and preprocessing ensuring its quality and suitability for analysis.
  • Integrating machine learning models into the game's codebase and ensuring compatibility with the game engine and mobile platforms.
  • Developing algorithms that dynamically adjust game difficulty, challenges, or rewards based on player performance and progression.
  • Real-time inference optimization machine learning models for mobile devices, considering resource constraints like processing power and memory.
  • Developing anti-cheating measures algorithms to detect cheating behaviors, unauthorized practices, or anomalies in player actions
  • Write a clear, scalable, maintainable and well-structured C++ code and participate in peer code-reviews

Analytics:

  • Analyzing player behavior patterns to gain insights into engagement, progression, preferences, and interactions.
  • Proactively come up with actionable analyses across game design, monetization strategies, marketing strategies
  • Use quantitative analysis to understand how the game is played and identify impact and growth opportunities
  • Work on advanced analytical models like LTV, Churn, Segmentation

Game:

  • Craft great high-quality features and tech that help players enjoy our games more
  • Drive the development of big and complex new features
  • Maintain and optimize new and existing game features
  • Develop technical solutions that answer to the game’s needs
  • Ship production grade mobile games used by millions of gamers

Share/Learn:

  • Collaborate with programmers, game design, product management, marketing, etc.
  • Work closely with the team on shared goals while individually delivering complete work
  • Continue to learn and hone skills while staying up to date with technical advancements
  • Share your knowledge with your Squad
  • Be passionate and brainstorm new ideas together with your team to continually iterate and improve user experience of our games
What we're looking for:
  • 3+ years experience in ML engineering
  • 3+ years experience in data engineering
  • 3+ years experience as senior Java/Scala/Python developer
  • 5+ years of professional experience in C++
  • Experience using machine learning libraries or platforms, including Tensorflow, Pytorch, Shark, Keras, Pandas, Scikit- Learn, xgboost, or ML Lib for production or commercial products.
  • Extensive knowledge in ML practices - AI Monitoring, Pipeline orchestration, etc
  • Experienced with current SW development practices (Unit testing, TDD, source control, CI, CD, deployment automation)
  • Self-motivated, focused, and energetic person with a passion for technology
  • Thrive on change and can adapt to changing needs and requirements
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A true lover of games, an avid gamer of mobile, console, pc games
Extra Power-ups
  • Good understanding of container and orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Relevant background and advanced knowledge of statistics, visualization, programming, or related skills
  • Experience with ZenML, Kubeflow, MLflow
  • Mobile experience (iOS and Android): ability to debug native device issues, strong understanding of hardware and platform limitations, performance metrics, etc.
  • Experience with BI tools to visualize data like Tableau, Oracle BI etc
  • Familiarity with working in a scrum/agile environment.
  • Broad understanding of games programming in various areas of game programming like gameplay, graphics, UI, tools etc.
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, Mathematics or related field.
About Summit Squad

We are a mobile games company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Our squad consists of mobile game industry veterans producing successful games played by millions of people around the world. Our passion is creating games that have endless fun, depth, joy, competition, and community, inspiring players to have long-lasting and rewarding experiences every day.

Benefits & Perks

Creating incredible gaming moments requires the best from our talent and that means we need you at your best. At Summit Squad, we're committed to making sure you can succeed by offering a competitive array of benefits.

Compensation

Competitive salary, opportunities for equity participation. We always check the market to make sure our pay is competitive.

Continuous Learning & Development

We thrive in the fast-paced and constant evolution of the gaming industry. Keep on learning. We want to see you advance your skills and bring those learnings to the squad.

Flex Working
Schedule

Flexible time-off and hours policies. Avoid burnout and have the energy to do your best work.

Wellbeing

Doing your best work requires being your best self. Join a gym. We offer a wellbeing allowance.

Healthcare

Medical, Dental, Vision is covered by a health spending account.

Play Fund

Summit Squad’s annual play fund allows you to broaden your gaming knowledge and bring those ideas to the squad.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Summit Squad, we look after one another to ensure a safe working environment. We treat others with kindness regardless of who they are, where they are from, or how they identify and leverage those learned experiences to drive innovation, solve challenges, that leads to create great awesome player experiences.

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Location
We are in Calgary!

We are a Canadian company nestled near the majestic Rocky Mountains in Calgary, located in the Beltline district on 17th Ave SW. Our city consistently earns high marks for its exceptional quality of life and has been recognized as one of the cleanest cities globally by Forbes Magazine.

Calgary is renowned for its vibrant culinary scene, boasting restaurants that offer a diverse range of cuisines from around the world. The backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and the surreal landscapes further enhance the city's charm.

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