Mathematician I in Reno, NV at Scientific Games

Date Posted: 2/18/2018

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Job Description

Design and proof math models for gaming products and work closely with game designers, producers, engineers, and graphic and sound artists. The primary responsibility of this position is to deliver high quality and timely math models for all assigned projects. It will require the development, support, and maintenance of a reusable math tool framework. This position must demonstrate a high degree of initiative and is accountable for the thorough implementation of all tasks assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
•Work with game designers and mathematicians to develop proof of concept and feasible math models.
•Develop and generate math models that demonstrate gaming probabilities and mathematical return of games via theoretical calculation and/or simulation.
•Participate and contribute in the game design and invention process.
•Work with engineers to ensure correct implementation of math models.
•Deliver high quality work as scheduled in accordance with the game design and product requirements.
•Provide computer simulation and analysis of existing and new math models.
•Develop understanding of competitive products and technology.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Science preferred. Bachelor’s degree in EE or Physics or other science fields with a strong mathematical background considered. Advanced degree preferred.

•1-2 years of working knowledge in the areas of applied mathematics, probability and statistics.
•1-2 years of experience with C++, C#, Python or similar object-oriented programming language.
•Some experience in data mining, machine learning, and AI.
•Some experience in Microsoft Excel, Visual Studio.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
•Expert knowledge of probability and statistics.
•Expert knowledge of programming languages, software development, design patterns and object-oriented programming.
•Ability to create spreadsheets and software simulations to verify math models.
•Ability to identify, research, and solve gaming related problems.
•Ability to interface and communicate with other members of the game development staff.
•Ability to bring projects to completion with minimal supervision.
•Good written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interpersonal skills.
•Must be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work in a customer-oriented, very fast-paced, demanding, and deadline-driven environment.
SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEOC Poster.


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