Team

Team

Laguna Games is a world class game development and R&D studio, specializing in blockchain technology.

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We’re a global team of industry veterans

We are passionate about delivering daily moments of joy to our player community and seek to deliver high quality entertainment on a massive scale. We’re aming to change the industry with a new brand of connected game design.

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Careers

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United States
Build & Tools Engineer

Build & Tools Engineer


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking to hire a build & tools engineer to join our growing engineering organization! This position will report to our Director of Technology in San Francisco and be a critical part of our global team. Your initial mission at Laguna Games will be the end to end management of our build pipeline.


What you’ll do:

  • Manage continuous integration and deployment pipelines.

  • Support builds and tools against multiple platforms and environments.

  • Manage and document build machine environments.

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and communicate issues to the development team.


Requirements:

  • 4+ years game industry or related programming experience, ideally supporting a Game as a Service.

  • Experience defining, implementing or improving continuous integration and deployment workflow processes.

  • Knowledge working with a major CI tool, such as; GoCD, Jenkins, TeamCity.

  • Development experience with a major client game engine, such as; Unity, Unreal.

  • Experience working with an internal deployment tool, such as; HockeyApp, Testflight, Crashlytics Beta.

  • Programming experience with one of the following languages: C#, Ruby, Obj-C, Java.

  • Knowledge working with a major release platform, such as; iOS, Google Play, Steam, MS.

  • Experience with Git, branching, and merge strategies.

  • Must be self-driven and a team player with a solid work ethic.


Bonus Attributes:

  • Experience working in the mobile gaming as a service industry.

  • Experience wrangling data in Python.

  • Working knowledge of mobile game systems design.

  • Desire to build out and lead a team over time.

  • Experience building out custom data pipelines.


Apply via Email
Sr. Backend Engineer

Sr. Backend Engineer


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for an experienced Senior Backend Engineer who is self-motivated, goal-orientated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality focused products. This position will report to our Director of Technology in San Francisco and be a critical part of our global team.


What you’ll do:

  • Implement server side systems that drive game features.

  • Optimize and scale server side processes.

  • Debug complex issues in production across multiple server instances.

  • Collaborate with a diverse range of teams including game designers, client engineers, DevOps, etc.

  • Write and maintain quality, readable code.


Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development.

  • Proficiency in functional programming.

  • Experience with server side programming languages (Elixir, Erlang)

  • Solid understanding of building features that scale to a large user base.

  • Ability to identify and correct performance bottlenecks on a live system.

  • Deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms and design patterns.

  • Demonstrated debugging and problem solving skills.

  • Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively with a dynamic team.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Bonus Attributes:

  • Up to date knowledge on the latest mobile gaming trends

  • Practical knowledge of free to play gaming

  • Successfully shipped a top grossing mobile title

  • Experience with gaming as a service and live operations


Apply via Email
Sr. Client Engineer

Sr. Client Engineer


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for an experienced Senior Game Client Engineer who is self-motivated, goal-orientated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality focused products. This position will report to our Director of Technology in San Francisco and be a critical part of our global team. Your mission at Laguna Games will be to visualize how things should work, and translate this into a functioning solution.


What you’ll do:

  • Work across all areas of game development including graphics, game logic, AI, and UI

  • Review feature designs and provide input on costs and possible alternatives

  • Work closely with producers, artists, designers and other programmers in a highly collaborative and agile environment to ship robust code

  • Independently create complete solutions from scratch to address pressing client engineers

  • Identify client-side optimizations as well as platform/device specific issues


Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in mobile game development

  • Proficiency in Unity3D Game Engine

  • Solid understanding of C#

  • Experience with Unity GUI and NGUI frameworks

  • Demonstrated debugging and problem solving skills

  • Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively with a dynamic team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Bonus Attributes:

  • Up to date knowledge on the latest mobile gaming trends

  • Practical knowledge of free to play gaming

  • Successfully shipped a top grossing mobile title

  • Experience with gaming as a service and live operations


Apply via Email
Sr. Product Manager

Sr. Product Manager


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for a Senior Product Manager who is self-motivated, goal-orientated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality focused products. This position will report to our Chief Product Officer and be a critical part of our global team. Your mission at Laguna Games will be to shepherd product day to day in concert with leads from Art, Design, and Engineering.


What you’ll do:

  • Plan the product roadmap and strategy based on business goals.

  • Manage and prioritize trade-offs based on player, tech and business needs.

  • Create feature specifications and lead the team through implementation.

  • Evaluate features to set expected outcomes and prepare post-release retrospectives with key actionables.

  • Understand open game economy and monetization design to iterate and improve.

  • Monitor game health through KPIs, and lead investigations to resolve issues.

  • Perform market research, deconstruct competitive products and present learned in order to inform decision making.

  • Design playtests, interpret qualitative feedback from players and generate user stories.

  • Mentor colleagues across disciplines in order to grow our product-focused mindset.

  • Report product performance to key stakeholders across Laguna Games.


Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience as a product manager within the games industry.

  • Knowledge of free-to-play game design and monetization.

  • Experience with live operations and managing 24/7 products.

  • Passion for developing best in class products.

  • Analytical skills necessary to model systems and solve complex problems.

  • An understanding of how game design shapes player emotion and behavior.


Bonus Attributes:

  • Working knowledge of the crypto space.

  • Experience with self-custodial wallets (ie. Metamask).

  • Excitement around Non-Fungible Tokens.

  • Experience attempting various “degen” trading strategies (ie. yield farming).


Apply via Email
Senior Solidity Engineer

Senior Solidity Engineer


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is the developer of Crypto Unicorns, a top 3 NFT project on Polygon and soon to be a game. We are looking to hire a Senior Solidity Engineer to join our growing engineering organization! This position will report to our Director of Technology and be a critical part of our global team. Your initial mission at Laguna Games will be to develop and deploy the smart contracts at the heart of our unique gaming experience. Our smart contracts combine several crypto-economic mechanisms such as tokens, NFTs, in-game markets built on bonding curves, staking, delegation, and rewards distribution. The smart contracts team is responsible for keeping the network contracts safe and pushing the tech further to advance the space.


What you’ll do:

  • Develop, test, and deploy new smart contracts using Solidity that help define gameplay

  • Build new smart contracts using the EIP2535 Diamond specification

  • Work with product and design to enhance game loops with web3 economics

  • Keep smart contracts in-sync with game mechanics

  • Monitor the ongoing health of our smart contracts and ensure their security

  • Build and maintain core smart contract technologies

  • Support metrics reporting and business insight

  • Advance the state-of-the-art smart contracts through research and consultation with industry leaders


Requirements:

  • 1-2+ years of solidity engineering developing and deploying smart contracts.

  • Experience deploying and maintaining smart contracts on the network

  • Experience with Python for test automation and monitoring

  • Firm understanding of security best practices

  • Be well-versed in the latest industry developments

  • Be able to work collaboratively in a remote environment


Laguna Games is the developer of Crypto Unicorns, a new blockchain-based game centered around awesomely unique Unicorn NFTs that players use in a fun farming simulation and in a variety of exciting battle loops. As game developers, we are excited to move away from the extractive nature of Free-2-Play to foster and nurture community-run game economies. Crypto Unicorns is our first digital nation and we are extremely excited to build it in tandem with our player community!


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Johannesburg
2D Artist

2D Artist


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for a passionate and experience 2D Artist to join our Johannesburg studio. We want an individual with tremendous passion for mobile games who wants to work in our fast paced and global organization.


What you’ll do:

  • Work on the development of a visual style, design and overall look of a project or projects in development

  • Develop character visual concepts and ideas for new games

  • Involve yourself with the look and feel of further projects including animation, marketing and 2D assets


Requirements:

  • Experience working independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to create a variety of production quality 2D Art

  • Passion for mobile gaming and its growing weight in the global entertainment industry

  • Capable of creating 2D art form concept sketching to final rendering/tweaks

  • Demonstrate pride and responsibility in your work when given the freedom to work independently


Bonus Attributes:

  • Experience in 3D modelling (Maya, 3DS Max, Zbrush)


Apply via Email
3D Artist

3D Artist


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for a passionate and experience 3D Artist to join our Johannesburg studio. We want an individual with tremendous passion for mobile games who wants to work in our fast paced and global organization.


What you’ll do:

  • Work on the development of final in game assets, for our various projects in development

  • Develop character, environmental, and vehicle assets.

  • Involve yourself with the look and feel of further projects including animation, marketing and 3D assets


Requirements:

  • Experience working independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to create a variety of production quality 3D artwork from modeling, texturing, uv mapping and optimizing, using Maya, and/or 3DS Max

  • Capable of creating high end 3D art from supplied concepts and iterate through feedback loops

  • Artwork integration into Unity, and basic understanding and proficiency in Unity and Unity based workflows

  • Passion for mobile gaming and its growing weight in the global entertainment industry

  • Demonstrate pride and responsibility in your work when given the freedom to work independently


Bonus Attributes:

  • Experience with Zbrush

  • Experience in Rigging and Animation


Apply via Email
Sr. Technical Artist

Sr. Technical Artist


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for an experienced Technical Artist to join our growing global organization. This position is best fit for an extremely detail oriented individual with proven experience working in the fast based world of mobile gaming as a service. Your mission will be the timely integration of art assets into our client builds effectively bridging our art and engineering teams.


What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with team leads including our Art Producer, Technical Director, and Product Director

  • Research, define and advise on methods and tools prior to and during production

  • Develop and maintain art production workflow/pipeline

  • Understand game engine limitations and collaborate on creative solutions to meet challenging artistic visions

  • Mentor artists in chosen methods, optimizations and tools during production

  • Troubleshoot, debug, and firefight technical issues

  • Write scripts and tools to aid Art team

  • Assist in producing 3D elements and shaders


Requirements:

  • 4+ years in the gaming industry with at least 2 years experience as a Technical Artist on a shipped mobile title.

  • Strong experience working with Unity

  • Understanding of modern 2D & 3D art pipelines

  • Prior experience with C#

  • Experience in Tools programming/scripting

  • Broad knowledge of shaders, optimizations and workflows

  • Proficiency in Maya, Unity, and Photoshop


Bonus Attributes:

  • Knowledge of rigging and skinning in Maya

  • Proven track record at top tier mobile gaming studio


Apply via Email
Manila
Project Manager

Project Manger


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for an experienced Project Manager who is self-motivated, goal-orientated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality focused products. This position will report to our Studio Director in Manila and be a critical part of our global team. Your mission at Laguna Games will be to incorporate structure and organization into our Manila office while driving products towards their respected release dates.


What you’ll do:

  • Plan and execute feature and development roadmaps.

  • Run sprint planning and scrum meetings.

  • Communicate issues, blockers or design flaws with our Product Owners or design teams.

  • Organize and plan tasks based on Technical Design Documentation.

  • Create documentation based off of meeting notes and product requirements.

  • Communicate with Engineering on requirements and timelines handed down from product owners.


Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in mobile game management or equivalent experience in another area of software development.

  • Proficiency in project management software such as Jira and Confluence.

  • Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively with a dynamic team.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the creation and maintenance of technical documentation.

  • Understanding of the agile methodology, but is flexible on the implementation.


Bonus Attributes:

  • Up to date knowledge on the latest mobile gaming trends.

  • Practical knowledge of free to play gaming.

  • PMP or Scrum Master certification.

  • Experience with gaming as a service and live operations.


Apply via Email
Sr. Backend Engineer

Sr. Backend Engineer


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for an experienced Senior Backend Engineer who is self-motivated, goal-orientated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality focused products. This position will report to our Director of Technology in San Francisco and be a critical part of our global team.


What you’ll do:

  • Implement server side systems that drive game features.

  • Optimize and scale server side processes.

  • Debug complex issues in production across multiple server instances.

  • Collaborate with a diverse range of teams including game designers, client engineers, DevOps, etc.

  • Write and maintain quality, readable code.


Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development.

  • Proficiency in functional programming.

  • Experience with server side programming languages (Elixir, Erlang)

  • Solid understanding of building features that scale to a large user base.

  • Ability to identify and correct performance bottlenecks on a live system.

  • Deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms and design patterns.

  • Demonstrated debugging and problem solving skills.

  • Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively with a dynamic team.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Bonus Attributes:

  • Up to date knowledge on the latest mobile gaming trends

  • Practical knowledge of free to play gaming

  • Successfully shipped a top grossing mobile title

  • Experience with gaming as a service and live operations


Apply via Email
Sr. Client Engineer

Sr. Client Engineer


Who we are looking for:

Laguna Games is looking for an experienced Senior Game Client Engineer who is self-motivated, goal-orientated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work, and know what it means to take responsibility and deliver quality focused products. This position will report to our Director of Technology in San Francisco and be a critical part of our global team. Your mission at Laguna Games will be to visualize how things should work, and translate this into a functioning solution.


What you’ll do:

  • Work across all areas of game development including graphics, game logic, AI, and UI

  • Review feature designs and provide input on costs and possible alternatives

  • Work closely with producers, artists, designers and other programmers in a highly collaborative and agile environment to ship robust code

  • Independently create complete solutions from scratch to address pressing client engineers

  • Identify client-side optimizations as well as platform/device specific issues


Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in mobile game development

  • Proficiency in Unity3D Game Engine

  • Solid understanding of C#

  • Experience with Unity GUI and NGUI frameworks

  • Demonstrated debugging and problem solving skills

  • Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively with a dynamic team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Bonus Attributes:

  • Up to date knowledge on the latest mobile gaming trends

  • Practical knowledge of free to play gaming

  • Successfully shipped a top grossing mobile title

  • Experience with gaming as a service and live operations


Apply via Email

Contact Us

Email us at contact@laguna.games