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Mobile Games Jobs Weekly: Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer joins Skillz, Rovio appoints new SVP future of gaming, and Gamestop CFO resigns

The movers, shakers and job opportunities in mobile gaming

Mobile Games Jobs Weekly: Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer joins Skillz, Rovio appoints new SVP future of gaming, and Gamestop CFO resigns

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 semi-regular article will be to compile all of the big job appointments, departures and studio moves 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.

You can also catch up with all of the job news from our previous column.

Movers and Shakers

Rovio appoints Ben Mattes as SVP future of gaming and Angry Birds brand strategy

Rovio has appointed Ben Mattes as its senior vice president for future of gaming alongside the head of brand strategy on Angry Birds.

Previously, Mattes worked for the likes of Ubisoft and Warner Bros Games Montreal, where he severed as creative director and executive producer, respectively.

Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer joins Skillz board of directors

Competitive mobile games platform Skillz has added Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer to its board of directors.

Skillz became a publicly-traded company last year when it signed on with the New York Stock Exchange - the first esports organisation to do so.

GameStop CFO Jim Bell to step down next month

The chief financial officer of US retailer GameStop Jim Bell has revealed he will resign from his position.

Gamestop announced that the executive is leaving his role on March 26th this year, however hasn't given any reason for his departure.

Celine Pasula to become Ubisoft RedLynx managing director

Ubisoft has hired Celine Pasula to be the new managing director of Ubisoft RedLynx from March 1st, 2021.

Before joining the French firm, Pasual was a co-founder of mobile games studio Grand Cru, where she also served as the chief financial officer.


Square Enix Montréal

Makers of the Hitman and Lara Croft GO series Square Enix Montréal has listed a number of open roles available at its headquarters in Canada. The studio's most recent release was Deus EX GO in 2016, suggesting a new game is likely on the horizon.

Senior VFX Artist - Montréal, Canada

Game Designer - Montréal, Canada

Lead Programmer - Montréal, Canada

BI Developer (Business Operations and Analytics) - Montréal, Canada

Release Management Supervisor - Montréal, Canada

Jobs Board

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

Assistant Producer (Supermassive Games) - Guildford, UK

Game Designer (Outplay Entertainment) - Dundee, UK

UX/UI Designer (Applike Group) - Hamburg, Germany

Account Manager Publishers - London, UK

Lead Game Designer - Kingdoms of Heck Fire (A Thinking Ape) - Vancouver, Canada

Head on over to our Jobs Board for the full list of roles now on offer.

If you have any jobs news you would like to share, please feel free to drop a mail to

Deputy Editor

Matthew Forde is the deputy editor at and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @MattForde64 talking about stats, data and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.


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