Online T20 Cricket Management Game | Hitwicket

Hitwicket

Hitwicket (Octathorpe Web-Consultant Pvt. Ltd.) is a funded Technology startup based in Hyderabad, India. The company has pioneered the amalgamation of

Sports + Gaming with the launch of its first game, Hitwicket.

Hitwicket has won numerous National & International Awards and is currently played by over 3 million users across India, UK, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan and over 109 other countries. Our investors include prominent Technology thought leaders and SZend, CakePHP, Yii etc.ports Entrepreneurs.

Our organizational model is optimized for speed, innovation and passion, not for hierarchy. Our work philosophy is centered around building a company like a 'Sports Team' where each member has an important role to play for the success of the company as a whole. The team consists of highly motivated individuals from elite institutes like ISB, IIT and VIT, with rich experience from diverse companies like Amazon, Electronic Arts etc.

Our Vision is to be the premier mobile Esports company in India, covering sports across all top global markets, from USA to Europe to Japan. Our pioneering journey incorporates the use of new age technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Virtual Reality for the first time ever in Sports.


Awards

  • Selected among the 'Top Gaming Startups in Asia' for the inaugural batch of Google Games Accelerator program 2018 in Singapore
  • Selected among the 'Global Top 10 Startups in Sports Innovation' by the HYPE, UK, competition was held at the University Olympic Games in Taiwan
  • "Best App" Award presented by the IT Minister at HYSEA Annual Product Sumit

Press Coverage


Hitwicket is betting big on the World Cup because it is expecting to attract more users from UK, Australia and other cricket playing countries. Around 35 percent of the company's user base is from outside India. - Money Control


There are more than 250 million mobile gamers in India. The great mass of Indian casual gamers are increasingly seeking out more immersive and challenging experiences," says Kashyap Reddy, CEO and co-founder of Hitwicket. - Live Mint



Open Positions

What holds true for all roles:
  • Work location will be Hyderabad, India
  • Internship opportunity available for all positions
  • We typically match the candidate's existing Salary package and add performance based incentives on top of that
  • Employee Stock Options will be included for suitable candidates.

Technology Lead

Do you like being in the forefront of technology and handle a server that handles an extrememely high traffic rate? Do you understand what it means to support a system with big user volumes? ... read more

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Game architecture Planning, Implementation, Deployment and Maintenance.
  • Co-ordinating the work of a team of engineers to ensure the backend system is always a step ahead of the current needs.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to manage priorities and tight deadlines with incomplete data.
  • Ability to think about the big picture.
  • 5+ years experience developing Node JS or other web applications.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when live systems have issues.

NICE TO HAVES

  • Familiarity with Linux and Experience in using it in Production.
  • Previous working experience with at least one PHP Development Framework (Zend, CakePHP, Yii etc.).

Salary + Equity option available.

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  jobs@hitwicket.com

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

Passionate about building a world class gaming experience for the billion cricket fans and disrupt entertainment in India using Cricket? We value your hunger and creativity in helping us build Hitwicket.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ideate and strategize Product roadmap
  • Work closely with the Co-founders to deliver the creative vision of Hitwicket
  • Make Data driven decisions to enhance user experience
  • Monitoring and Improving the various features spanning user journey, user engagement and monetization
  • Collaborate with Tech team and Design Teams for end to end implementation of game features
  • Drive user interaction with strong focus on delighting users

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG
  • 5+ years experience in a similar role or Product management
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an online gaming company is a big plus
  • Blend of creative thinking and analytical skills
  • Aspiring to build a great user experience

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Stack Overflow/GitHub or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Engineering Manager

Do you like being in the forefront of technology and handle a server that handles an extrememely high traffic rate?
Do you understand what it means to support a system with user volumes in millions?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and manage a talented Engineering Team
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members and assist them in their career progression. Set OKRs, progress checks and do performance evaluations.
  • Manage the development pipeline to deliver features on schedule while maintaining high bar for quality. Closely Interact with other functions such as PM, Design, UI/UX, Art, QA, and deliver planned features.
  • Create a solid Tech backlog that involves modernizing tech stack, set goals for performance improvements, game stability and improvements.Establish Best Process and Development Practices and drive the centre of excellence for the teams.
  • Perform Design reviews, Code reviews and deliver high quality games.
  • Updates with new technology trends and constantly and adopts them to improve the games.
  • Improve productivity of the team with better CI, CD and Automation
  • Facilitate and create problem solving culture in the team.
  • Demonstrates strong execution skills, decision-making skills, data driven.
  • Be obsessed about players and giving the best experience to our players.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Should have 4+ years of professional experience in mobile, desktop or web application development using C++, JAVA,C#,PYTHON,GO
  • Shown ability to motivate teams and operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Exposure to using Agile and Scrum methodologies.
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills with experience in building strong internal relationships
  • Good Analytical, Problem solving and Debugging skills.
  • Hands on experience in Designing, Coding and release management.

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Dev Ops Engineer

Do you like being in the forefront of technology and handle a server that handles an extrememely high traffic rate?
Do you understand what it means to support a system with user volumes in millions?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Improve and evolve our existing build and release process
  • Maintain and improve our automation test framework and approaches
  • Use the right tools for the job, we love modern technology and use things like Bash, PHP, Sphinx, and more
  • Responsible for deploying, automating, maintaining, troubleshooting, monitoring and improving the systems that keep the backend infrastructure running smoothly
  • Contribute in developing best practices for infrastructure as code ( eg : Salt Stack, Shell scripting), software build tools (Maven, ANT, Shell) and continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Hudson), and infrastructure automation (VM Ware, Salt Stack, Chef, etc )
  • Collaborate with all teams and uses broad range of AWS technologies, operating systems (Windows, Linux) to implement cloud application with security principles

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficiency with SQL, service oriented architectures, and internet security fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl
  • Proficiency with HTML, JQuery, JavaScript, CSS, and Ajax
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Ability to react well to changes, work with teams and multi-task on multiple products and projects.

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Game Designer

Is creativity your primary skill? We are building a world class gaming experience for the billion cricket fans. We value high quality art and drive to create the most immersive in-game experience in Hitwicket.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designing crazy new experiences for our players. How can we think outside the box to deliver something new?
  • Owning implementation of large parts of these experiences from start to finish. Replication, sequences, timelines, replays etc
  • Be the go-to person for the implementation of complex content that stretches the capabilities of existing systems, or projects that require heavy artist/designer interaction
  • Work closely with the Product and Design Team

REQUIREMENTS

  • A broad skill set is a strength! We are a small team, so cross discipline skills are highly valued.
  • Ability to communicate your ideas and collaborate with others (written, verbal, or purely creating prototypes)

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Portfolio/GitHub or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

SENIOR UNITY DEVELOPER

Passionate about programming and looking to work on a product that has global ambitions? Hitwicket values your passion and drive to build the most immersive experience for the billion cricket fans!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designing and developing game features from prototype to full implementation 4+ years experience with agile development methods, in a rapidly iterating work environment
  • Solid understanding of cross-platform development and client server applications
  • Solid Understanding and experience of mobile device limitations with focus on low draw call and memory consumption optimization
  • Strong knowledge of Unity3D and C#, especially with regards to performance
  • Take ownership of the game and collaborate with other members of the team to meet project timelines
  • Mentor other developers in the team and help maintain code quality and quality of the product and processes
  • Conduct code reviews and be part of the process of hiring great developers who will be future colleagues
  • Help build rapid prototypes of experimental features using Unity 3D
  • Good understanding of common features such as IAPs, implementation of SDKs, Asset Bundles and more

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent knowledge of Unity, including experience with scripting, textures, animation, Unity-UI, tweening, and user session management
  • Strong understanding on Performance Optimization
  • Ability to take over complete ownership of projects and guide & manage the team
  • Experience particle systems
  • Experience with mobile and console game development
  • Experience optimizing memory and space usage for support of older hardware
  • Experience with 3D modeling/animation softwares is a plus
  • Prior experience with a well-known mobile title or AAA titles are a significant asset
  • Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving game standards and development technologies
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiarity with current design and architectural patterns
  • Knack for writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Stack Overflow/GitHub or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Software Engineer

RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be working on challenging time-space complex problems that are futuristic and have never been solved before.

These will include network relay model, fuel analytics and optimization, resource (vehicle/pilot) allocation and optimisation, human behavior analysis, geo analytics, time continuum and visualization, line haul planning etc. Your role would involve architecting systems capable of serving as the brains of complex distributed products.

A strong technologist at Hitwicket cares about code modularity, scalability and reusability and thrives in a complex and ambiguous environment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with web technologies and microservices architecture, including Linux, Apache, MongoDB, memcache, redis, NodeJS etc.
  • Experience with high performance mobile apps catering to millions of daily traffic is a plus
  • Experience working with Unity 3D is a plus
  • Excellent team-working skills and ability to handle multiple tasks together.
  • Experience with API Designing and ability to architect and implement an intuitive customer and third party integration story
  • Ability to think and analyse both breadth-wise (client, server, DB, control flow) and depth-wise (threads, sessions, space-time complexity) while designing and implementing services
  • Strong software design skills

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Stack Overflow/GitHub or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Data Analyst

You will be working closely with the Product Team to share data driven insights on user experience, user journey and strategic issues in the game.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create models for dynamic data analysis
  • Execute quantitative data analysis to draw actionable insights
  • Provide data driven decision making support on product features
  • Understanding data to decode patterns and develop user behaviour insights
  • Monitoring and performance analysis of product features
  • Opportunities to learn new things as we move along in our journey

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in analyzing data and creating meaningful insights
  • Hands on knowledge of SQL, R/Python is a big plus
  • Passion for gaming and development
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Preference for working without a handbook, with a love for doing what’s never been done before

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Product Manager

In a world obsessed with kiddie Candy Crushes and Farmvilles, how do you convince someone to appreciate and LOVE a game that requires a user to brush up the basics of Probabilities and Economics? Think you can take up this challenge?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make Data driven decisions about existing features and Gameplay
  • Establish reporting processes in the Product Team
  • Establish the pipeline for new Features
  • Monitoring and Improving the User Retention Rate
  • Seamlessly integrate revenue generation with the Gameplay, without disturbing Game balance

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG.
  • 6+ years experience in a role which involves extensive analytical work
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an online gaming company is a big plus
  • The most important quality to have is an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Game Designer

In a world obsessed with kiddie Candy Crushes and Farmvilles, how do you convince someone to appreciate and LOVE a game that requires a user to brush up the basics of Probabilities and Economics? Think you can take up this challenge?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analysis of Games and Gameplay mechanics.
  • Build low fidelity Wireframe based on the requirements
  • Create a requirement document from an idea
  • Co-ordinate with the design team to execute the requirements and verify implimentation
  • User Engagement: Forum and other Social Media channels - Gather ideas, respond to issues, etc

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG.
  • 2+ years experience in a role in a gaming company
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an mobile gaming company is a big plus
  • The most important quality to have is an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

3D ARTIST

Is creativity your primary skill? We are building a world class gaming experience for the billion cricket fans. We value high quality art and drive to create the most immersive in-game experience in Hitwicket.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create high-quality characters, graphics, effects, and animations in 3D
  • Compile references, visual and technical style guides
  • Implement concept artworks and creative ideas
  • Work closely with the Art Director and the Design Team

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experienced in 3D Character Modeling, Texturing with a fair knowledge of Lighting
  • Good understanding of 3D Max, 3D Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop and other softwares
  • Good communication skills and drive to build world class art
  • Minimum 2 years work experience as a 3D artist in a gaming studio preferably

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Stack Overflow/GitHub or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Visual & Graphic Designer

We are looking for a creative UI designer to take our web and mobile app design upto speed with global standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and skinning of the Web and Mobile app interfaces

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent Visual Design skills with an eye for UX design
  • Ability to plot the visual architecture of our content heavy pages
  • Knowledge about Adobe Creative Suit
  • HTML/CSS knowledge is a great add-on

To Apply, please submit your Resume and Portfolio to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

GAME PRODUCER

A Game Producer shall closely work with the internal teams by providing clear guidelines and key success factors at all stages of development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the production of incredibly compelling high-quality games
  • Plan and oversee the project, and manage members of the team
  • Work with management team to craft vision of the titles, and to develop schedules and resource requirements to ensure achievement of vision
  • Initiate and track all production processes through direct management of leads (art, design, development, QA)
  • Ensure timely delivery of milestones while safeguarding quality of work in accordance with predefined project schedule
  • Develop and maintain project schedules for all functional areas of development
  • Work with QA to triage game issues and drive updates to the game service
  • Assume the role of representing mobile projects internally and externally
  • Contribute to improving the quality of our games, the productivity of our teams and the efficiency of our processes.

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 4 years of commercial experience in production within the Gaming, Animation or VFX industry
  • Experience managing a team of developers (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers)
  • Strong project management skills - Fluent with Agile methodology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An excellent knowledge of production, the difficulties generally encountered by teams and solutions tailored to their requirements
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide consistent guidance on different areas: art, game design, organization, business
  • A good mobile video game culture and a great knowledge of the mobile gaming market
  • A constant concern of mobile consumer expectations , its use of products
  • Excellent interpersonal skills , combining leadership and diplomacy
  • Strong skills with the MS Office suite of applications

To Apply, please submit your Resume or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

TECHNICAL ARTIST

The technical artist acts as a link between the artists and the programmers working on a game. Their main area of focus is to integrate art assets into a game without taking away either the artistic vision or going beyond the technical limits of the platform.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proactively use knowledge and experience to identify and solve problems before they affect the development team
  • Implement new techniques that increase art quality and efficiency across various art disciplines
  • Work with Modelers and programmers to create 3D art and bring it into the engine
  • Support artists and engineers in the use of the 3D art pipeline and user-facing engine tools
  • Provide hands-on support to artists and engineers in regard to asset performance and validation
  • Must be able to create custom tools
  • Research and oversee the implementation of rendering techniques such as normal and specular maps, particle systems and pixel shaders.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of modeling and art tools Like Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop
  • Setting up and maintaining the workflow of the art production, deciding which art packages and tools a studio should use, investigating new techniques, and then going ahead and implementing them.
  • Experience in a full digital art content creation and maintaining the pipeline
  • Experience using Unity as a technical artist
  • Optimization of Completed art such as character art or environment background and ensure the designs keep high standards of visual quality.
  • Familiarity working and developing in a multi-platform, multi-project environment
  • Should have a good understanding of the fundamentals of art including visual design, shape language, color theory, and lighting
  • Should have good artistic skills and ability to work with technical documentation
  • Unity programming is an added bonus for the role

To Apply, please submit your Resume or Linkedin profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Associate Product Manager

In a world obsessed with kiddie Candy Crushes and Farmvilles, how do you convince someone to appreciate and LOVE a game that requires a user to brush up the basics of Probabilities and Economics? Think you can take up this challenge?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make Data driven decisions about existing features and Gameplay
  • Monitoring and Improving the various features spanning Retention, Revenue and Engagement
  • Create a requirement document from an idea
  • Co-ordinate with the development team to execute the requirements and verify implimentation
  • User Engagement: Forum and other Social Media channels - Gather ideas, respond to issues, etc

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG.
  • 2+ years experience in a role which involves extensive analytical work
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an online gaming company is a big plus
  • The most important quality to have is an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Product Analyst

You will join a dynamic and fast paced environment and work with cross functional teams to design and build the most immersive cricket game for the billion cricket fans globally.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gain a deep understanding of user experience
  • Ideate features that enhance user engagement and delight users
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Scope and prioritize features based on business and user impact
  • Work closely with engineering team to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Complete understanding and monitoring of key metrics in user journey

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG
  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a fast paced work culture
  • Excellent written and articulation skills
  • Previous experience in the Gaming industry is a plus
  • The most important quality is to have an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Unity Developers

Passionate about programming and looking to work on product that has global ambitions? Hitwicket values your passion rather than simple work experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Part of the team that is incharge of Development and Design on Unity

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Desire to learn and excel
  • Excellent algorithm designing skills
  • Ability to take ownership of your work
  • Familiarity with the UNITY Game development platform is a big plus
  • Familiarity with any Web Development Framework (Zend, Yii, RoR etc.) is prefered
  • Freshers are welcome to apply, please mention your GitHub or Stack Overflow profile

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Stack Overflow/GitHub or like profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Quality Assurance Associate

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Product Manager to understand the features inside out and create a test plan for each rollout
  • Execute the test plan and work with Engineering to iron out the issues
  • Ensure that the product release would meet the expectations of the users
  • Be the "go to" person for anything related to readiness of the solution

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that would enable you to keep all the stakeholders in the loop
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle
  • Ability to write scripts, etc, to assist with automation in a bonus
  • Prior knowledge about Hitwicket is a strong plus

To Apply, please submit your Resume to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Marketing Associate

How do you leverage the world's largest social networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.) to grow Hitwicket? Come to Hitwicket with your expertise and help us figure it out. You will be managing player acquisition campaigns across several social networks and help identifying new opportunities in this field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and optimize our player acquisition campaigns across several social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, local networks and more
  • Optimize targeting, creatives, marketing messages, marketing spend, bids and budget allocation
  • Identify and implement new social media marketing partners

REQUIREMENTS

  • Blend of creativity and analytical skill with a strong results-oriented, metrics-driven approach to problem solving
  • 2+ years of experience in Social Media marketing, including Facebook Ads
  • Comfortable working with Facebook's Power Editor
  • Aptitude to work outside of your comfort zone and get things done quickly
  • Passion/knowledge about Games in general and Cricket in particular is a must!

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

HR Manager

In the role of an HR Manager, you will have a direct impact on our team’s ability to craft a world class experience for our players. You will lead the HR function to ensure we attract and develop extraordinary talent. You will work closely with the founders in driving a fun and inspiring culture for the team members to strive for excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead talent acquisition
  • Facilitate and create problem solving culture in the team
  • Set goals for performance management
  • Employee Reviews and appraisals
  • Brand building to attract talent
  • Employee Management & Admin functions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Should have 2+ years of experience in managing teams, including hiring, mentoring and building strong teams
  • Shown ability to motivate teams and operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills with experience in building strong internal relationships

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive salary, performance bonus and ESOPs
  • Well stocked pantry
  • Work with cool people and delight millions of cricket fans across the globe
  • 5 days a week
  • Casual dress every single day

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com