Social gaming specialist SciPlay is currently looking to fill several new roles at its office in Austin, Texas, to add to the 120 employees it has added in the last 12 months. The firm’s global team now stands at almost 500 employees.
Established in 2016, the Austin office has grown to more than 130 employees in just four years. After adding more than 20 employees since COVID-19 hit the global workforce, the firm anticipates hiring more than 30 additional employees there in 2020.
“It has been an absolute joy to watch our SciPlay family grow with the addition of dozens of our city’s brightest and finest game developers,” said Karen LeBlanc, lead recruiter for the office. “We are passionate about creating an inclusive culture that celebrates creativity, new ideas, innovative technology and our individual weirdness.”
As digital gaming continues to grow, SciPlay is looking to fill several new positions varying in experience from associate to principal-level including software engineers, game play analysts, game producers, software QA engineers, game artists and product managers.
The company said that its current workforce continues to work from home with great success and has developed a remote recruitment strategy to overcome any limitations resulting from social distancing.
“We are incredibly fortunate that we’ve been growing consistently in the past year,” said Kimber Dall, Vice President of People Operations. “Our highly digitized workforce allows SciPlay to work and recruit virtually with great success. Our players need us more than ever, and we will continue to make every effort to provide them with everlasting entertainment during this difficult time.”
In order to maintain healthy communication between employees, SciPlay is encouraging employees to over-communicate and engage in more video calls, instant messaging and conversations on its internal channels. The company also hosts virtual team building events once a week to encourage colleagues to come together to celebrate their ongoing achievements.
Dall added: “We clearly see the need for continued expansion and want to keep talent acquisition as a top priority for SciPlay. As we continue to grow, we’re looking to add talented individuals to our team who take pride in their work, embrace unique perspectives and care deeply about their colleagues.
“Most importantly, our newest recruits must have a passion for the game. We get to work where others play, and part of our secret sauce is bringing together engineers, artists and producers who love the game as much as our players do.”