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Kongregate is a browser based game site combining over 100,000 games with achievements, high scores, chat, profiles, payments, and other community features. Kongregate is also a mobile publisher focused on free-to-play games for both iOS and Android. Kongregate reaches 15 million players per month, who spend over 33 million hours playing our games.

We are a tight-knit team of over 110 people with a strong startup culture, and part of the MTG family.

We practice iterative, test-driven development, work sustainable hours, and offer competitive compensation, with offices in San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, and Chicago.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Medical & Maternity Leave
  • Competitive Salaries & 401(k) plans
  • Casual work environment
  • Towerfalling, Board Gaming, Rock Climbing
  • Out of office activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Open Positions

Platform - Portland

VP of Platform

The Vice President of Platform leads the Platform department, overseeing the design and development of all Kongregate owned and branded products like kongregate.com, the Kongregate mobile panel, and future…

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Platform - Portland

Platform Product Manager

Working with minimal supervision, the Product Manager collaborates closely with senior management, design, content, community, and technology teams to identify business opportunities, build product…

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Publishing - Montreal

Publishing Product Manager

As a Product Manager on the Publishing team, you will work on several mobile free-to-play titles. You will work with other Publishing team members to help several different game teams develop and improve their…

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Engineering - Portland

Software Engineer

Kongregate's Platform Engineering team is responsible for the development of our new PC platform, Kartridge. In addition to product development for Kartridge, this team also provides support for our web platform…

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Publishing - Montreal

Producer, Mobile Games

The Producer, Mobile Games manages the relationship with 3rd party developers to guide, design and improve multiple games focusing on the monetization, engagement, and retention of players. This result is achieved…

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QA - Portland

QA Tester

Kongregate is looking for a QA Tester to work closely with members of its engineering and product teams. QA Testers test the Kongregate.com website and our downloadable game client, Kartridge, as well as proprietary…

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Customer Support - Portland

Customer Support Representative

Customer Support Representatives respond to technical, billing, and general product questions via the Customer Support Ticketing system, by writing individual responses and directing…

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VP of Platform

The Vice President of Platform leads the Platform department, overseeing the design and development of all Kongregate owned and branded products like kongregate.com, the Kongregate mobile panel, and future Platform products. The perfect candidate has a rich background in game development and a strong desire to help independent developers achieve commercial success with their own development efforts.

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the Kongregate executive team.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead cross-discipline, multi-product Platform department creating products to help independent game developers succeed
Grow the audience and businesses associated with the Platform department (kongregate.com, k-mobile panel, and others)
Refine the Platform vision, develop the plan, and then execute it
Define KPIs to evaluate the success of the Platform and monitor its health
Enable interdisciplinary teams to take ownership of their products
Cultivate an environment and develop best practices for knowledge creation, documentation, and transfer within and across business units
Work with C-level staff to ensure strategy aligns with company strategy and goals, and to promote best practices up and out to other divisions
Work collaboratively with others within and outside of his or her function to achieve goals, simplify processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, and on time
Model the behaviors expected of all Kongregate associates including a drive for results with a clear bias for action; high levels of maturity and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a high service orientation; and clear commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization; adhere consistently with all organizational policies related to our respectful workplace
Related Competencies
Game Development: Understands the ins and outs of game development from concept through live operations
General management: Understands how to lead multi-disciplinary teams to create and grow businesses
Product management: Knows how to create and manage impactful products
Leadership: Motivates, supports and guides others to attain successful outcomes and business objectives.
Strategic Thinking: Positions the organization for future success by identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities within market/industry. Builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Works to manage risks, both through actions taken and not taken, for new endeavors.
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
Required: Multiple shipped free-to-play games as a General Manager, Executive Producer or Game Director
Preferred: Experience with game platform products (or ecommerce equivalent)
Preferred: 5+ years in an executive or senior leadership product role
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
Expert, hands on understanding of the business of games and game development
Proficient strategic thinker, able to read trends and technology shifts to predict upcoming market opportunities
Tactical executive, happy to get hands on with both the team, products and business of the platform
Proficient at general manager competencies like P&L management, employee coaching, stakeholder management, and leadership skills
Expert understanding of the fundamentals of live operations in free-to-play games from feature analytics through user acquisition
Proficient understanding of the use of KPIs and data in a live product environment
Preferred: Product management (business case, product design, competitive analysis, modeling, etc.)
Preferred: Project management (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, etc.)

The VP of Platform is based in Portland, Oregon with a minimum of one week of travel per quarter. We will consider candidates based in San Francisco, California, if candidates are willing to travel to Portland for several weeks per quarter. To apply, send a resume to jobs+VPP@kongregate.com with "VP of Platform" in the subject line.

Platform Product Manager

Working with minimal supervision, the Product Manager collaborates closely with senior management, design, content, community, and technology teams to identify business opportunities, build product strategy, and facilitate development of Kongregate platform products. The principal business outcome for this role is to facilitate cross-functional collaboration related to innovative product development. Working on the Kongregate platform means learning the business cases and work flows for many different consumers, so having your fingers in many different things should excite you instead of overwhelm you. The Product Manager will collaborate closely with the San Francisco based Director of Product, Platform; and work closely day to day with the Portland based Engineering team with a focus on execution.

Our ideal candidate is a fan of PC gaming who is passionate about user experience, with an appreciation for the power of community and love of the games industry.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop a world-class user experience for the Kongregate platform that addresses Kongregate’s diverse audiences and communities
Drive profitable product-related revenue growth
Work closely and collaboratively with the Engineering team to provide implementation guidance and drive development.
Write product requirements for new and existing functionality
Lead initiatives from concept through implementation — create innovative feature enhancements, Define feature specs and facilitate the timely execution of related schedules
Work collaboratively within a highly matrixed, cross-functional environment in which conflicting, overlapping priorities and objectives may be encountered
Gather, organize, analyze and summarize frequent and substantive feedback
Identify improvement opportunities, generate ideas, and implement solutions
Stay abreast of job-related trends and developments across the gaming industry; prepare relevant recommendations as needed
Related Competencies
Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
Managing Complexity: Understanding and managing the complexity associated with identifying and cultivating new business relationships, product offerings, and general business developed in a highly matrixed operating environment
Innovation and Problem Solving: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems, relationship challenges, and emerging business opportunities
Planning and Organizing: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required although commensurate work experience may be considered in substitution; quantitative major (mathematics or engineering) or business development major (economics, marketing, or merchandising) preferred
At least 2 years of experience in a comparable role required
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
Expert ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken and written English
Proficient understanding of product growth best practices including channel analytics, funnel management, and platform utilization and virality
Proficient knowledge of the pc gaming industry, their best practices, and related promotional, business development activities
Proficient Excel skills; comfort with SQL preferred
Proficient analytical orientation, including the ability to collect, organize, interpret, and report large amounts of data
Expert ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other functions throughout the organization, which includes leading supporting or leading productive, cost-efficient project implementations
Expert project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
Proficient ability to remain effective under stress, and respond to pressure in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization

This position is for our Portland, OR location. To apply, send a resume to jobs+PPM@kongregate.com with "Platform Product Manager" in the subject line.

Publishing Product Manager

As a Product Manager on the Publishing team, you will work on several mobile free-to-play titles. You will work with other Publishing team members to help several different game teams develop and improve their products. You will monitor the health of your games, stay aware of the performance of our portfolio of games, and identify KPIs that can be improved. You will conduct market research on competitor games and apply your understanding of the marketplace and its direction to the development of our games. You will make the case for why we should focus on a given metric and how a given approach is the best use of a team's time. You will measure the performance of features and events that teams put in their games, write up analysis and reports, and make recommendations about what should be done next. You will also drive forward data science initiatives across the company, making the case for why we should devote resources to building analytical capacity in a given space in terms of what that capacity would allow us to do and understand. You will work with almost every member of the Publishing team, helping them measure and improve their impact and helping to define key outcomes and performance metrics. As your supervisor will be in the San Francisco office, you will be expected to communicate proficiently and proactively with coworkers at all levels of the company and work with minimal supervision.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Work on several free-to-play mobile games across a variety of genres and developer teams
Own responsibility for the performance and health of your games (improvement/decline of KPIs) and their performance against targets
Monitor the health of your games. The PM should know and flag when and why various KPIs and player behaviors change (e.g. revenue spike, retention drop, etc.) and have a perspective on what we should do about it
Conduct routine analysis on games that you work on and scope out larger-scale analysis for analysts to tackle
Identify and prioritize KPIs that should be improved by features and updates
Evaluate and drive product vision and business rationale for features and updates
Evaluate business impact of released features, events, content and updates on live games by conducting analysis in SQL, Excel, and elsewhere
Document best practices of our games and make recommendations to developer teams about how to best implement those learnings in the context of their games
Conduct market research on competitor games and understand industry best practices. Analyze external games with an eye toward finding ways to improve our games and present that analysis internally
Project out financial performance for potential signings using available data and your game design sensibilities to create different scenarios of likely outcomes
Related Competencies
Product/Business: Uses market and industry data to understand and improve business results; uses one’s understanding of major industry trends to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics
Analytics: examines problems, situations, opportunities, and data to identify causes, key factors, and potential outcomes with the desire to improve overall business results
Project Management: Effectively manages time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
Analytical or quantitative college degree, or equivalent experience
1-3 years of quantitative analysis or experience using data to drive decision-making
Experience working with cloud computing
Experience working directly on mobile and free-to-play game development a plus
Experience conducting qualitative/design analysis of free-to-play games a plus
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
Proficient knowledge of SQL
Proficient understanding of statistics
Proficient understanding of the design and product principles of free-to-play mobile games
Expert communication skills around communicating the content of your ideas and their contextual value to a wide variety of audiences
A deep and abiding love of games and creating fun, engaging experiences
Curious, ambitious, and strongly internally motivated
Seeking a long-term career in games

This position is for our Montreal, Canada location. To apply, send a resume to jobs+PM@kongregate.com with "Publishing Product Manager" in the subject line.

Software Engineer, Platform

Kongregate's Platform Engineering team is responsible for the development of our new PC platform, Kartridge. In addition to product development for Kartridge, this team also provides support for our web platform at Kongregate.com. As a Software Engineer at Kongregate, you will work with Ember, Electron, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Puppet. Our website is both a destination for end users and also serves as the backend API for other related products. Due to this fact, your job will include building customer facing features for both Kartridge and Kongregate.com, implementing services, maintaining internal tools, and troubleshooting and triaging production issues.

Candidates should be smart, eager to learn, excellent communicators, and extremely tenacious. We are looking for someone who is willing to accept ownership of a product and work to both increase its capabilities and improve its quality. You should also be able to work with product owners to provide clarity and vision on features as they are designed and developed. This role operates with minimal supervision.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Desktop application development using Ember and Electron frameworks
Web application development utilizing the Ruby on Rails platform
Extensive use of SQL to support and develop applications
Full life cycle analysis, planning, development and documentation
Able to prepare, read and understand project specifications
Setting and meeting development and production support deadlines
Interact with various internal departments to resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements and inclusion of internal checks and controls
Analyze and perform system design for web projects of advanced complexity
Help to develop and set standard coding practices
Fully documents all programs written or revised
Problem isolation/determination
Production support and routine website maintenance
Related Competencies
Analytical Thinking: Solves problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Thinks through possible solutions for costs, benefits, and risks.
Software Development: Develop and maintain high quality software, utilizing appropriate patterns, frameworks, and tools to most effectively develop software.
Product Sense: Empathizes as the users of a product and understands the motivations, needs, and desires behind feature requests.
Operations: Ability to debug production issues in a timely manner even under pressure.
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Information Systems, Computer Science or other related degree required or equivalent work experience
At least 4 years of software development experience
At least 2 years of experience developing complex web applications
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
Proficient experience with a high language such as Ruby, Javascript, Java, or Objective-C
Proficient experience development frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Ember
Proficient experience with relational databases; preferably MySQL or Aurora
Proficient experience with development infrastructure, such as AWS Compute services, AWS Data services
Proficient understanding of web development, web services and other web technologies
Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
Working ability to translate required business outcomes into action plans and tangible deliverables
Working ability to remain effective under stress, and respond to pressure in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
Proficient knowledge of effective problem solving and identifying innovative solutions, including new products
Working ability to navigate complex environments and work with interdisciplinary teams and effectively communicate priorities, delivery expectations, risks and concerns to management
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing priorities with promptness, efficiency and ease
Ability to apply creative thinking and problem solving skills to complex business scenarios
Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members
Working knowledge of extreme high volume web applications
Experience in continuous integration environments preferred
Expert ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken and written English

This position is for our Portland, OR location. To apply, send a resume to jobs+SEP@kongregate.com with "Software Engineer, Platform" in the subject line.

Producer, Mobile Games

The Producer, Mobile Games manages the relationship with 3rd party developers to guide, design and improve multiple games focusing on the monetization, engagement, and retention of players. This result is achieved through strong partner relationships and deep data analysis to understand a game's performance, its viability as a business, and its ability to scale. You'll work with several departments at Kongregate as well as external partners to improve and grow the portfolio of games. This position requires independent decision making with regular supervisor oversight in the areas of developer communication and overall product direction and health.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage multiple games and relationships with 3rd party developers
Lead game projects through development, test markets and post-launch live servicing with regular managerial oversight throughout
Own the vision for your games alongside the 3rd party developers
Prioritize and allocate Kongregate resources to support the best ROI for your titles
Communicate directly with game teams on a regular cadence to ensure the best outcome for the business
Identify, track, and report meaningful performance/progress metrics, and support the team with achieving performance goals
Help identify new business opportunities, be it new games, new platforms, new businesses, or more
Related Competencies
Project Management: Ensuring projects are delivered on time and of high quality. Ability to manage project roadmaps and coordinate with development teams and internal departments to ensure the creative vision and timeline is maintained throughout development. Able to manage individual titles and an entire portfolio of games.
Game Mechanics: Understanding of gameplay mechanics, monetization systems, UI design, and other aspects of a game's core design. Ability to deconstruct internal and external games and apply best practices to the portfolio
Business Development: Engaging with the BD department to vet new games and developments studios. Ability to work through the BD pipeline, working from initial sourcing to contract signing. Manufacturing business opportunities based on the needs of the company.
Team Management: Maintaining a strong presence within both the Production group and the broader company. Is able to analyze a situation and troubleshoot solutions and improvements to the org. Helps others with ongoing career development.
Decisiveness: Making and taking responsibility for, and demonstrating commitment to appropriate decisions in a timely manner. Ensuring that decisions are made based on policies and organizational directives and that they are solving the emerging problems.
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
5+ years of experience as Producer / Product Manager for successful mobile or social games
Bachelor's degree required, with a preference for computer science, statistics, mathematics or economics
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
A passion for games
Proficient understanding of Free-to-Play games and broader market trends
Proficient problem-solving skills with a unique ability to look at large data sets and formulate conclusions
Working ability to create wireframes and product specifications
Proficient written and oral communication skills and ability to work with creative partners
Working ability to focus on multiple projects in parallel while meeting changing deadlines and priorities
Self-starter, able to work independently and in groups

This position is for our Montreal, Canada location. To apply, send a resume to jobs+PMG@kongregate.com with "Producer, Mobile Games" in the subject line.

QA Tester

Kongregate is looking for a QA Tester to work closely with members of its engineering and product teams. QA Testers test the Kongregate.com website and our downloadable game client, Kartridge, as well as proprietary tools, SDKs and APIs to ensure new features function according to design and known bugs are fully resolved. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be constantly motivated to document and fix issues, and be dedicated to ensuring that Kongregate's products are of the highest possible quality. QA Testers coordinate regularly with a supervisor but should be able to carry out testing with minimal direction.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Testing of new and existing features and content
Documenting bugs with detailed reproduction steps
Verification of all bug fixes as noted by the development team
Ad-hoc testing as directed
Demonstrated ability to follow a test plan
Utilization of testing methods across supported operating systems and platforms
Interaction with community team and users on technical support issues
Related Competencies
Analytical Thinking: solving problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach; thinking through possible solutions for costs, benefits and risks
Test Planning: with knowledge of design specifications, use cases and product flows, establishing test plans for new code and executing functional and regression testing while documenting bugs with reproduction steps when possible
Technical Awareness: working knowledge of established code, systems and products, as well as demonstrated aptitude with key tools and processes
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
High school diploma or GED required; at least two successful (2.5 GPA or better) years of college study preferred
One or more years experience with software testing
Working knowledge of bug tracking software
Working knowledge of version control software
Web design or development experience a plus
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
Superior attention to detail
Expert communication skills
Excellent discipline, organization and self-motivation
Working knowledge of essential testing methodologies
Working ability to prioritize tasks and complete work according to schedule
Working ability to work both solo and in close coordination with others
Working familiarity with current desktop and mobile operating systems
Proficiency with Google Apps, browsers and browser-based tools
Working ability to model consistently Kongregate’s commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment
Willingness to commit to Kongregate’s policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities

This position is for our Portland, OR location. To apply, send a resume to jobs+QAT@kongregate.com with "QA Tester" in the subject line.

Customer Support Representative

Kongregate is looking for a Customer Support Representative for our mobile and web-based games, including but not limited to Animation Throwdown: the Quest for Cards, Bit Heroes, Office Space and Pocket Politics. Customer Support Representatives respond to technical, billing, and general product questions via the Customer Support Ticketing system, by writing individual responses and directing customers to useful knowledge-base articles in our self-help portal. In addition, they may be required to monitor chat and in-game messages and take appropriate disciplinary action as necessary.

Customer Support Representatives value a customer's experience above all. They are always professional, take the initiative and communicate to customers in a personable way. The ideal Customer Support Representative will be a fan of games and have experience working in a fast-paced online service environment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Resolve customer questions quickly and efficiently
Troubleshoot customer issues
Respond to technical, billing and product questions personably
Suggest and draft standard responses
Work with Customer Service web-based tools
Chat screening
User behavior management
Chat context and behavior analysis
Online media, website, and online community research
Work with moderation web-based toolsets
Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization; adhere consistently with all organizational policies related to our respectful workplace
Demonstrate a consistent commitment to field-focused service by prioritizing field-based requests, responding quickly and favorably to field-based feedback, by minimizing tasks, and proactively seeking ways to help store teams focus on customer service as productively as possible
Work collaboratively with others within and outside of his or her function to achieve goals, simply processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, and on time
Responsible for adhering consistently with all employment policies as stated in the employee handbook provided or as provided by his or her supervisor
Model the high level of customer service expected of all Kongregate associates including, but not limited to, responding to voice mails and emails within organizationally defined timeframes, completing projects as committed, responding to others' feedback appropriately, and making optimal use of organizationally limited resources by offering assistance to other functional teams when appropriate
Model team commitment by adhering to the team's expectations and guidelines; fulfilling team responsibilities; and demonstrating personal commitment to the team by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible
Related Competencies
Developer Relations: Interacts with game developers (internal or external), imparting the experience and expertise of Kongregate to help them succeed.
Game Knowledge: Understands the games' communities, gameplay and flaws.
Technical Aptitude: Learns, understands and integrates new tools and processes; effectively troubleshoots player issues.
Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates ability to manage own emotions and those of others.
Advocacy: Draws attention to the needs of players, individually and collectively.
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience)
At least one year of successful organizational experience required
High school diploma or GED required; 1 or more years of accredited college study preferred
Previous experience with online communities, virtual worlds, and social networks
Previous online retail or related Customer Service experience
Proficient knowledge of the Google Apps suite
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills, Abilities
Expert knowledge of pop culture
Working knowledge of the following IP's: Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, King of the Hill, Bob's Burgers
Professional, responsible, and an effective listener
Proficient in organization and self-direction
Ability to resolve problems while being both empathetic and decisive
Ability to think creatively and strategically
Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete tasks quickly and effectively
Working ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English
Working ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others; conducts working relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
Working ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals
Working ability to model consistently Kongregate's commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment
Consistently demonstrates a commitment to Kongregate's policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities

This position is for our Portland, OR location. To apply, send a resume to jobs+CSR@kongregate.com with "Customer Support Representative" in the subject line.