Mathematician in Qingdao at Scientific Games

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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Job Description

The person in this position assists in the design of and creates the mathematical models for new slot games, performing payback calculations and generating simulation code to verify the correctness of those calculations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assists in the design of fun, innovative math models for new slot and video slot games that maximize player appeal and game performance in the field
• Responsible for all math model calculations for assigned games, including base game/free games, bonus features, and all payback percentages, hit frequencies, standard deviations, and other metrics as appropriate
• Utilizes existing programming tools to verify math models, create playable demos of games designed, and analyze game play characteristics
• Prepares Excel spreadsheets for regulatory submission, adhering to Bally standards for formatting and preferred mathematical methods
• Reviews other Game Developers’ Excel spreadsheets prior to regulatory submission, checking for correctness and adherence to Bally standards
• Develops new and improves existing mathematical methods
• Works with the regulatory agencies as needed to address and resolve math-related compliance issues

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

Training and/or Experience:

• Zero to two years of related experience in gaming industry

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Proficiency in mathematics, especially probability and statistics
• Proficiency in Excel, especially in the use of linking and formulas to dynamically calculate probabilities and describe complicated probabilistic events
• Basic programming skills in C++, with an emphasis in probabilistic algorithms; must be able to read, edit and adapt existing C++ code
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), especially the ability to communicate complicated mathematical concepts to people without a background in mathematics
• Ability to work well in a team environment
Strong creativity and imagination


• Bachelor’s in Mathematics or Computer Science with an emphasis in probability and statistics, or equivalent experience

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses. As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts. In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles. As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you may be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above.

Please note that when applying for this position with SG, your personal data will be collected and processed according to the Scientific Games Corporation Employee Data Privacy Policy.


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