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Mobile games jobs weekly: Spotify ad boss joins Activision, Rovio's Jakob Longer promoted, Ubisoft RedLynx vacancies aplenty

Mobile games jobs weekly: Spotify ad boss joins Activision, Rovio's Jakob Longer promoted, Ubisoft RedLynx vacancies aplenty

Welcome to our new and improved regular article where we round-up the week's big movers and shakers across the mobile games industry.

The focus of this weekly article will be to compile all of the big job appointments and departures in one easy to read place, alongside some standouts from our own jobs board and some useful articles for those job seeking at this time.

Got any jobs news you’d like to share? Contact PocketGamer.biz staff writer Matthew Forde at matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com.

Movers and Shakers

Spotify's content and ad boss Dawn Ostroff joins Activision Blizzard board

The chief content and advertising business officer at Spotify Dawn Ostroff has joined Activision Blizzard's board.

Ostroff has come on board as an independent director as of June 11th, 2020. Before joining Spotify, Ostroff held roles at the likes of United Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. In 2011 she co-founded Condé Nast Entertainment and held that firm's president role until 2018.

Dawn Ostroff has left Spotify to join Activision Blizzard's board

Rovio hires Jakob Longer as its new head of corporate development

Rovio has hired Jakob Longer as its new head of corporate development.

In his new role, Longer will be responsible for the company's M&A strategy, this includes structuring and executing new deals. He will report directly to Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta.

Jakob Longer has returned to Rovio as its new head of corporate development

Big recruiters

How to get a job at Trials developer Ubisoft RedLynx

Ubisoft RedLynx has found success on the mobile platform with free-to-play real-time strategy card game South Park: Phone Destroyer, as well as the recently published Tom Clancy's The Division 2 on Stadia. 

Now the studio has opened its doors once more as it looks to bring on a whole host of new talent, with all roles listed expected to work on unannounced projects and influence major titles during their early stages of game development.

Get your next job at Rovio with Pocket Gamer Connects Digital's Career Week

Rovio has come on board to help sponsor Pocket Gamer Connect's Digital Career Week, with the studio itself hiring for quite a few jobs across its Helsinki and Stockholm locations.

From recruitment-focused talks and roundtables at the event to our Discord channel specifically for jobseekers, there's plenty to get involved in - and a heap of jobs to peruse in our recruitment listings.

 

Jobs board

Check out a few select vacancies from our regularly updated jobs board: 

 

MAG Interactive

Swedish studio and Word Domination developer MAG Interactive posted a number vacancies, including:

Unity Game Developer - Stockholm, Sweden

Game Monetization Designer - Stockholm, Sweden

 

Rovio

As mentioned previously, Angry Birds and Small Town Murders developer Rovio is hiring across a number of roles, including:

Senior Backend Programmer - Stockholm Metropolitan Area, Sweden

Senior UI/UX Artist - Stockholm Metropolitan Area, Sweden

Senior Manager - Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

Director, Product Manager - Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

Senior Director LiveOps - Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

 

More job highlights

Community Manager (FuturLab) - Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom

Italian Localisation QA Senior Tester (SEGA) - Brentford, United Kingdom

3D Artist (Visual Concepts) - Novato, CA, United States of America

UI Designer (Frontier) - Cambridge, United Kingdom

 

The jobs board list can be viewed in full here.

Got jobs news you’d like to share? Contact PocketGamer.biz staff writer Matthew Forde at matthew.forde@steeelmedianetwork.com

Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is the staff writer for PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about Smash Bros. and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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