Storm8

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Storm8 – Why Work For Us?

Storm8, Inc. is a leading mobile social gaming network, developer and publisher

Founded in 2009, Storm8, Inc. is the leading mobile social gaming network, developer and publisher for iOS and Android. With more than 50 million monthly active users and 600 million total downloads to date, Storm8 is also home to three innovative brands TeamLava, Shark Party and FireMocha. Under these brands, Storm8 has amassed a network of more than 400 million devices worldwide and continues to create engaging mobile social games that span genres – from casual arcade hits Bubble Mania and Jewel Mania, to social casual games like Bakery Story and Dragon Story, to MMORPGs like World War and iMobsters, and social casino games like Slots and Bingo!. Storm8 is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit www.storm8.com.


We want you!

Storm8 is making history in the way we create mobile games. We believe in developing the best games in every category we get into. We focus on quality, user experience and all around better gameplay. Use your smarts, creativity and entrepreneurialism to create something big and have fun while doing it. Come work and innovate the world of mobile gaming with passionate Stormies!

In our short five-year history, we've experienced successes rivaling some of the biggest companies today. And we're profitable. Our games have been downloaded more than 600 million times across our network of more than 400 million players worldwide. More than 50 million people play a Storm8 game every month, and we're only getting started. Join us!

Some of the awesome perks of being a Stormie:

  • Money to pimp out your desk (and bonus gift for "best decor")
  • Free catered lunches and dinners
  • Fresh fruits delivered daily
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Free iPod Touch to play all the mobile games you want
  • Money towards a second mobile device of your choice
  • Company parties, events and hackathons
  • Game rooms galore (Ping Pon, Pool, StarCraft, etc.)
  • Support for sporting and game leagues (Softball, Storm8 StarCraft team, League of Legends AHGL, etc.)
  • Onsite gym
  • Pet-friendly environment

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and company bonus program
  • 100% paid Medical, Dentail and Vision for you and your dependents
  • Stock options and 401K
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (health and dependent care)
  • Commuter benefit
  • Employee referral program

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  • ​Founded in 2009
  • No outside venture funding and profitable since the beginning
  • 40+ mobile games across 5 genres
  • 250+ employees located in Redwood shores
  • 2013 top 12 mobile developer in terms of revenue across the App Store and Google Play

What to expect:

When you enter our office, you’ll notice a group of hard-working individuals who share common goals and interests. At Storm8, how you fit into our culture is just as important as how you fit in professionally. We want to make sure it’s a good fit on both our side and yours. So, just be yourself during the interview. We’re looking for bright, well-rounded and FUN individuals who always strive to be the best and who will contribute to our startup environment.

Process:

During our interview process, you’ll meet with a handful of Stormies who will go over technical, cultural, situational and behavioral questions that pertain to the specific role that you’re applying to.

Production Interview Process:

If you’re applying for a production role, we want to hear about your creative background and how you’ve contributed to this industry. We want to hear about games you’ve worked on, levels you’ve designed, and features you’ve developed. If you’re an Artist, don’t forget to bring that portfolio you’ve worked so hard on. Product Managers are more analytically focused, but we still want to hear about the features you’ve created and how you came about creating them. If you’re a Game Designer, tell us what games you’ve designed and where you find your inspiration. Producers are our Project Managers, so tell us about recent projects you’ve completed and how much you enjoy working with other teams.

Our process is efficient and consists of a phone screen with one of our leads and an onsite with the team.So be prepared to make that first impression count! Remember that we’re all gamers at heart so while we want to hear about your skill set, we also want to hear how you plan to be a proactive member of our gaming process.

Engineering Interview Process:

If you are interviewing for a software engineer position be prepared to solve challenging algorithm and coding problems. Here at Storm8 our philosophy is that a smart engineer with a strong foundation in computer science will be able to pick up new technologies quickly and solve complex problems efficiently. We can equip you with the right tools and skills to be a successful engineer here, but we look for people that already possess the core fundamentals (decomposition, object-oriented design, etc.).

Our interview process consists of a technical phone screen with one of our engineers, followed up with an onsite interview. There are two primary things that we look for throughout our software engineering interview process: 1) we look to see whether or not you can find the optimal solution to the problems we present you, and 2) we see whether or not you can write efficient code. We don’t test on any specific programming languages, so pick a language that you’re most comfortable/confident with, or devise your own pseudo-code. As long as your code is clean, maintainable, and simply works, then we’re happy campers!

How to prepare:

Research, research, research! Which, at Storm8, equates to playing our games! Our employees play and test our games, and we expect our candidates to know and understand our products as well. Whether you’re on the iOS or Android platform, take a look at our games and know them well.

It also won’t hurt to know a bit about Storm8 as a company, like where we started, how we’ve grown, what we’ve accomplished, and how we stack up to the competition. Lastly, learn about Storm8’s culture, and see if you’ll mesh well with it! To get a sense of our company culture, check out some of these links to past blog posts:

Interest Groups within Storm8
Storm8’s Pimp Your Desk Competition
Our Company Outings

To view/download our games, click the links below:

TeamLava in the iTunes Store
Storm8 in the iTunes Store
TeamLava in the Android Market
Storm8 in the Android Market

What to wear:

We have a very casual environment here, so keep that suit in the closet. Showing up in business casual attire works for us! Not rain nor snow nor dark of night will keep us away from our work, so no matter what the weather is outside you’ll find Stormies working hard in shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, jeans and sweaters.

That’s all! Thanks for reading! Once you’re prepared, the hard part is over; just come in and wow us with your dazzling skills!

Storm8 Reviews

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    Awesome company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Storm8 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -talented and smart people
    -cooperative environment
    -promotes career growth
    -pet friendly
    -"pimp you desk" contest

    What else can you ask for?

    Cons

    A bit of a long commute but they are flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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Storm8 Interviews

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR. Phone interview with CEO. Then, very intense on-site interview with 8 people across the company - CEO, Product, User Acquisition, HR, on and on.

    At the end, I felt they were not really interested in filling the position. Just trying to learn about from interviewees.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a million to spend on Facebook to acquire users, how would you spend it. Keep in mind, the position was in Analytics -- not marketing.   Answer Question
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Storm8 Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times, 2013
Technology and Innovation Award (Best Gaming & Entertainment), San Francisco Business Times, 2012
Top 50 Mobile Developer, PocketGamer, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.storm8.com
Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Founded in 2009, Storm8, Inc. is the leading mobile social gaming network, developer and publisher for iOS and Android. With more than 50 million monthly active users and 600 million total downloads to date, Storm8 is also home to three innovative brands TeamLava, Shark Party and FireMocha. Under these brands, Storm8 has amassed a network of more than 400 million devices worldwide and continues to create engaging mobile social games that span genres – from casual arcade hits Bubble Mania and Jewel Mania, to social casual games like Bakery Story and Dragon Story, to MMORPGs... More

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