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Riccitiello steps up, Playfab bring in Donahue, and Vivid, Next, and Gunjin Games look for new recruits

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Riccitiello steps up, Playfab bring in Donahue, and Vivid, Next, and Gunjin Games look for new recruits

Welcome to the Jobs Board: our weekly look at the mobile industry's biggest movers, unexpected shakers, and most exciting job opportunities.

This is where we'll keep track of any and all job-related happenings, letting you know who's moved where, who's bowed out, and, more importantly, which studios are looking to hire exciting new talent.

We currently update the list every Friday, so be sure to come back in a week's time to find out if that dream job of yours is closer than you think.

Movers and shakers

  • Unity co-founder David Helgason is to step down from the CEO role to make way for former EA CEO John Riccitiello.
  • Game operations platform Playfab appointed Chris Donahue as its new director of developer relations for game platform.
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil-based mobile ad platform RevMob has announced the appointment of Pedro Jahara as its new CEO.
  • MediaBrix built up its biz dev team, promoting Art Santos and poaching Appsavvy's Lo Norona. 

Openings: Europe

  • Next Games is seeking a UI artist to help it create highly polished and intuitive games for mobile.
  • Vivid Games is looking for a data analyst to working closely with its development team in order to interpret data and recommend changes.
  • Brighton-based Gunjin Games is looking for a keen programmer who can become an integral part of its team going forward. 
  • Clumsy Ninja and CSR Racing developer NaturalMotion is looking for an 'exceptional' senior environment artist to join its team on a full-time basis in London.
  • Dundee-based game developer Tag Games is looking for candidates with varying levels of experience to fill a number of vacancies.
  • Next Games is also on the hunt for a new project manager, game designer, and level developer.
  • Oulu-based Fingersoft is looking for programmers fluent in C++ and OpenGL. Perks include the use of Finland's biggest hot tub.
  • Datascope is looking to fill positions for its clients by finding Android developers and a technical director.
  • Hamburg-based InnoGames is looking for iOS and C++ developers to help conceive, develop and optimise mobile apps

Openings: US

 Openings: Asia

  • Singapore-based game developer Nonstop Games - best known for its Heroes of Honor F2P strategy game, and being bought by King – is still looking for a senior games designer to join its ranks.
  • East West is looking to recruit a North American business development manager to help strategise and lead a marketing team for a Chinese games company.
  • Kabam is searching for a lead 3D artist who will be based in Beijing.


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