We are a stellar team of hot shots with the industry know-how to redefine the kids’ game space on mobile platforms. Want to count yourself among us? Yeah, we don’t blame you; we’re hiring cracker-jack talent of all kinds in our bright, happy San Francisco office right on Union Square.
Join us now while we’re under 30 people, still think it is funny to have “formal Friday” (opposed to casual Friday) in the office, and have an unlimited supply of pancakes and Diet Pepsi. And yeah… work on something that will make a difference for kids and make you feel great about coming to work everyday.

Current Openings

All are full-time positions at our San Francisco office. We offer competitive compensation including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, great advancement opportunity, as well as an awesome work environment.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Director of Marketing

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a highly analytical, results-oriented marketer with a creative streak to drive our customer acquisition efforts. You will be responsible for optimizing existing acquisition channels and uncovering new ones while building the Fingerprint brand with Kids and Parents. The ideal candidate will have proven results delivering against aggressive user growth goals.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • You will own Fingerprint’s customer acquisition strategy, plan and metrics. This includes optimization of existing channels (App Stores), while distribution partnerships to expand our reach in a cost-effectively.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to better understand revenue and profit levers – build these into acquisition efforts to optimize against larger Corporate objectives.
  • Hands-on management of new programs – test/learn quickly; business case development for investment in new areas.
  • Manage 3rd party resources/agencies to deliver against strategies and applicable metrics.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to drive forward conversion initiatives to deliver maximum value
  • Understand the competition, where they’re making investments and how we’re effectively competing with them.
  • Create annual plans and forecasts for the Fingerprint business.


You CAN and LIKE TO:

  • Be hands-on
  • Create marketing materials
  • Work with development
  • Develop marketing plans
  • Make partnerships and build relationships
  • Do Powerpoint and Excel
  • Work quickly and accurately
  • Pitch your heart out
  • Play games and understand competition

Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience in marketing for Consumer Internet, Video, Mobile or Online Gaming
  • Created Grass Roots marketing campaigns
  • Understand customer acquisition in mobile and online space
  • Analytical, able to create business models and evaluate business intelligence
  • Led online marketing campaigns and be able to build display advertising, search, SEO, and email marketing capabilities of the company
  • Run social media marketing campaigns including Facebook and Twitter
  • Strong point-of-view creatively and ability to defend positions with data and intuition.
  • Experience delivering breakthrough marketing creative.
  • Experience in fast growth companies including at least one start-up/new business.
  • Flexible with the ability to be successful in an ambiguous environment.
  • BS in Marketing or related field. MBA a plus.


It would be NICE to have:

  • Business development and partnership marketing experience
  • Experience leading PR and community relations
  • Experience working with Facebook, Google, and Apple
  • Connected with personal online presence
  • Passion for gaming

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mobile Game Designer

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a game designer with a proven track-record in the Mobile/Social gaming space with a passion for Kids products. We’re looking for the best talent out there to work with a team of creative, product and technical leads creating the next generation of consumer-focused educational gaming software, Internet and mobile applications.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in brainstorming to devise and select core concepts
  • Devise systems and balance in-game resources and economy to ensure player’s long term retention and to optimize monetization.
  • Design novel gameplay while developing new game IP.
  • Evolve design decisions based on regular play testing and audience feedback.
  • Produce and update design specs, balance sheets and misc documentation
  • Work with the production team throughout the development & lifecycle of a game
  • Provide and receive critiques in a constructive manner with suggestions and solutions for improvement.
  • Remain current on industry trends including: new game genres, new game design methods and emerging platforms.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and design for new gaming projects

Required Experience:

  • Passionate game player with in-depth knowledge of current social, mobile and casual game titles with desire for making great games that kids and parents will love
  • 1-3 years of Game Design experience with a focus on Casual, Social and/or Mobile games
  • Demonstrated proficiency with systems design, game tuning, content design, user experience design and design documentation
  • Proven aptitude producing, launching, maintaining and/or growing top-performing iOS, Online, or Facebook games
  • Deep knowledge of Freemium games and in-game monetization/economy
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred Experience
  • iOS/Android product development experience
  • SCRUM/Agile development experience
  • Scripting or Prototyping experience

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mobile QA – Contract to Permanent Role

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a Mobile QA professional with a keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering products of the highest quality possible. Help build the first mobile learning and play network for kids and their grown-ups. With other 100 million minutes played, Fingerprint is a leader in bringing families together around quality gaming experiences.


If you are a Mobile QA professional with 2+ years of experience, please apply today!
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

The Mobile QA Lead will:

  • Work with a cross-functional team to deliver mobile applications on Android and iOS platforms
  • Design test strategy, develop test plan and methodology, and make recommendations for testing tools
  • Design and execute tests for iOS and Android
  • Conduct on-site testing of all Fingerprint mobile and web applications
  • Manage and coordinate local and remote QA team activities
  • Work with development to use feedback from customer support to expand test scenarios
  • Provide insight to development team in resolving any product issues related to game play, UI, and overall user experience
  • Stay current about industry standards and best practices related to mobile development and products

What You Need for this Position:

  • Proven track record in testing on iOS and Android
  • Solid knowledge of Android OS and iOS platform fundamentals
  • Ability to complete highly detailed tasks with attention to budget, quality, and schedule
  • Experience documenting test plans
  • Experience in developing and monitoring QA metrics
  • Working knowledge of engineering processes and challenges
  • Good communication skills and willingness to speak up
  • 2+ Years hands-on QA experience
  • BA or BS College Degree

 
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Mobile Games Producer

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a Senior Mobile Games Producer with a proven track-record in the Mobile/Social gaming space with a passion for Kids products. We’re looking for the best talent out there to work with a team of creative, product and technical leads creating the next generation of consumer-focused edutainment gaming software, Internet and mobile applications. The Producer, Mobile Gaming is responsible for leading a slate of gaming projects for iOS and other mobile platforms. The Producer is responsible for managing all cross-functional aspects of both internal and external projects from concept to launch to live operations.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate project vision and requirements to all stakeholders
  • Create, manage,and share development schedules
  • Define objectives and deliverables
  • Identify and contract 3rd party talent
  • Manage projects to keep on time and on budget
  • Work with design team throughout the development & lifecycle of a game
  • Work with QA to insure overall product quality
  • Provide and receive critiques in a constructive manner with suggestions and solutions for improvement.
  • Remain current on industry trends including: new game genres, new game design methods and emerging platforms.
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and design for new gaming projects
  • Prepare demos and presentations

Required Experience:

  • Must have worked as a Producer in game development and produced successful games on Mobile, PC, Facebook, or Handheld
  • 2-4 years of game development experience with a focus on Casual, Social and/or Mobile games
  • Proven aptitude producing, launching, maintaining and/or growing top-performing iOS, Online, or Facebook games
  • Strong analytical, technical and project management skills
  • Can independently drive several projects on-time and on-budget while meeting the highest level of quality. .
  • Knowledge of game industry-standard software tools, design documents and production processes/best practices (budgets, game concept and prototyping creation, project management, bug reports and defect tracking).
  • Passionate game player with in-depth knowledge of current social, mobile and casual game titles with desire for making great games that kids and parents will love
  • Deep knowledge of Freemium games and in-game monetization/economy
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Current US Work Authorization

 
 
 
 
 
 

Executive Producer / Head of Content

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking an Executive Producer / Head of Content with a proven track-record in the Mobile/Social gaming space . We’re looking for the best talent out there to work with a team of creative, product and technical leads creating the next generation of consumer-focused kids/family gaming software, Internet and mobile applications.

As Executive Producer, you will be the point person managing the production of all of our game titles.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Desired Experience:

  • Member of executive team, driving content / catalog strategy
  • Managing game / app content pipeline
  • Manage the overall quality of 1st and 3rd party titles
  • Ensure that games have excellent monetization and analytics, and are built for growth
  • Lead the production process including budgets, schedules, and teams
  • Manage Developer Relations, Producer, and Game Design Team

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years proven experience developing, launching and supporting quality, financially-successful mobile games, 5 years progressive people management experience
  • Understanding of key user acquisition, player retention, player engagement and game monetization metrics
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Experience managing both internal and external development teams
  • Ability and drive to tune and polish gameplay
  • Deep knowledge of Freemium games and in-game monetization/economy
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong people manager with keen eye for talent
  • BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent experience

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of Kids Entertainment and/or Education market
  • Experience working with licensed IP
  • Relationships throughout the Mobile Gaming Ecosystem
  • Experience shipping Android games

Non-negotiable:

  • It is essential that you have mobile gaming development experience.
  • It is essential that you have managed people and enjoy a leadership role
  • It is essential that you’re metrics driven and can lead a performance oriented team

 
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Game Engineer (mobile)

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking an experienced mobile game developer to be part of an exciting, small team. Work directly with our CTO, Creative Director, and Chief Product Officer on creating new educational mobile games for kids 3 to 10. You will have primary responsibility for game implementation from prototype to product. A rare opportunity to be a early member of a growing, world-class game studio. A dream job – you love to write code, you are creative, and you live to ship games!


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Desired Experience:

  • iOS / Objective-C / XCode
  • Android / Java / IntelliJ
  • C/C++
  • JavaScript
  • Client / Server Architecture, JSON Web APIs
  • Computer graphics, animation and graphical user interface
  • Game / Mobile Analytics

Requirements:

  • 3+ Years Professional Experience with Game Development
  • Shipped multiple products for iOS and/or Android
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, collaborative, iterative development
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking – we’re a small, fast-paced, consumer start-up
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science
  • Eligibility to work in either U.S. without sponsorship.



Bonus for experience with: Unity, Cocos2D, OpenGL ES, MongoDB, Tomcat, AWS

 
 
 
 
 
 

Director of Developer Relations

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a Mobile Games Developer Relations Lead / Producer for 3rd Party with a proven track-record in the Mobile gaming space. We’re looking for the best talent out there to work with a team of creative, product and technical leads creating the next generation of consumer-focused edutainment gaming software, Internet and mobile applications.

The Developer Relations / Producer is a unique role that will be responsible for identifying and negotiating with game developers and on-boarding their products to successful launch on our platform. The ideal candidate will have stellar partner management skills to make developers successful on our platform, including direct experience as a producer, product manager, or business development manager in the mobile gaming ecosystem.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the content strategy by identifying and onboarding high quality children’s developers for our platform
  • Source and close deals that will build value for the company
  • Own the developer relationship, act as voice of developer to all Fingerprint functions
  • Provide two-way insights between the Platform and the 3rd Party developer teams
  • Work with Chief Product Officer to manage app pipeline and master 3rd party schedule
  • Work with cross-functional internal teams including engineering, legal, and marketing
  • Represent Fingerprint to the developer community

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of Production, Business Development, or Project Management experience within the mobile gaming ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of Mobile Gaming landscape crucial.
  • Experience with business models and monetization.
  • Knowledge of iOS and Android game developer communities
  • Capacity to thrive in a fluid startup environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Out-going, go-getter, performance driven personality. Must be comfortable both building the pipeline and executing.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues and find creative solutions to potential obstacles.
  • BA/BS in related field. Strong mind for business, critical.
  • Must have a passion for playing mobile games.
  • Current US Work Authorization


Preferred Experience:

  • You have knowledge of the children’s gaming business.
  • You have experience working in both creative and business roles (i.e., you can pinch hit as a Producer or in Business Development).
  • You have contacts in the developer communities.
  • You have extensive Android expertise.
  • You have international expertise and foreign language skills.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Android Framework Engineer

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a passionate Android developer that wants to be part of a creative team.
Working directly with the CTO, you will lead our Android SDK effort. Our portfolio of International educational games is rapidly expanding from iOS to Android, and this is an importnat lead role. Experience with cross-platform frameworks is crtiical, as understanding the relationship with our iOS Framework is important.
Be a part of our world-class team at an exciting, fast-growing startup. Work in our awesome office right on Union Square.
Come help put awesome quality, educational games into kids’ hands!


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Desired Experience / Skills:

  • End-to-end development of Apps already in Google Play and Kindle App Stores
  • Java / Android Java SDK
  • C++ / Android NDK, JNI
  • Object-oriented software development
  • Experience creating a cross-platform framework
  • Experience with software optimization, including Java and JavaScript/DOM
  • Experience developing SDK / API used by 3rd party developers

Requirements:

  • You love to write code, you are creative, and you live to ship products!
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, collaborative, iterative development
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking — it’s a small, fast-paced, consumer start-up
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science
  • Eligibility to work in either U.S. without sponsorship

 
 
 
 
 
 

Java Server Engineer for Mobile Games Platform

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a passionate Java server developer that wants to be part of a creative team. Working directly with the CTO, you will continue to evolve and expand the technology that powers our SDK Cloud Services and Web site. You will develop our application, and also help deploy and operate it in the cloud (AWS). The ideal candidate enjoys and values user experience, as you’ll be working closely with the mobile SDK and front-end engineers.
Be a part of our world-class team at an exciting, fast-growing startup. Work in our awesome office right on Union Square.
Come help put awesome quality, educational games into kids’ hands!


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Desired Experience:

  • Java
  • Tomcat
  • MongoHQ
  • Linux / Apache
  • RESTful APIs / JSON
  • Cloud deployment experience / Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Multi-environment administration (developer, qa, stage, production) in a 24×7 environment

Requirements:

  • You love to write code, you are creative, and you live to ship products!
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, collaborative, iterative development
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking — it’s a small, fast-paced, consumer start-up
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science
  • Eligibility to work in either U.S. without sponsorship

 
 
 
 
 
 

JavaScript Engineer for Mobile Games Platform

San Francisco, CA (Union Square)

Job Description:

Fingerprint is seeking a passionate front-end, mobile developer with a keen eye for usability and polish. Working directly with the CTO and a core team of engineers, you’ll be responsible for creating and evolving user interfaces for kids and grown-ups, for our mobile/partner networks around the world. Be excited about pushing the boundaries of HTML5 on mobile, innovative web development and more!

Be a part of our world-class team at an exciting, fast-growing startup. Work in our awesome office right on Union Square.

Come help put awesome quality, educational games into kids’ hands.


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@fingerprintplay.com and include the job title in the subject line.


Please, no recruiters.

Desired Experience:

  • JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, CSS, HTML
  • JQuery
  • Webkit
  • iOS/Android
  • Cross-Browser
  • Fundamentals of computer graphics, animation and graphical user interface
  • Localization/Internationalization

Requirements:

  • You love to write code, you are creative, and you live to ship products!
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, collaborative, iterative development
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking — it’s a small, fast-paced, consumer start-up
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science
  • Eligibility to work in either U.S. without sponsorship