AUSTIN, Texas, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SciPlay (NASDAQ: SCPL) ("SciPlay" or the "Company"), the social gaming leader, has experienced tremendous growth over the past year and looks to fill several new roles at the Company's Austin office as it continues to grow.
SciPlay has ramped up its hiring efforts on the back of robust growth and increasing demand for its games. In the past year, SciPlay has hired over 120 new employees, bringing its global team to almost 500 employees. Established in 2016, the Company's Austin office has grown to more than 130 employees in just four years. After adding more than 20 employees since COVID-19 hit the global workforce, SciPlay expects to hire more than 30 additional employees in 2020 in Austin.
"It has been an absolute joy to watch our SciPlay family grow with the addition of dozens of our city's brightest and finest game developers," said Karen LeBlanc, lead recruiter for SciPlay's Austin office. "We are passionate about creating an inclusive culture that celebrates creativity, new ideas, innovative technology and our individual weirdness. Together, we will continue to create industry-leading games by collaboratively embracing each other's unique backgrounds and talents."
As digital gaming continues to grow, SciPlay is looking to fill several new positions varying in experience from associate- to principal-level such as:
Software QA Engineers
Reinforcing SciPlay's unique culture through remote recruitment
The Company's current workforce continues to work from home with great success and has developed a remote recruitment strategy to overcome any limitations resulting from social distancing. SciPlay's remote recruitment consists of virtual interviews, testing and game play with candidates. New hires receive a no-contact delivery of all equipment needed for their role and will enter a specialized onboarding program and comprehensive new employee training. This includes expectation alignment meetings, introductions to Human Resources, a virtual toast upon joining the company and much more. All of these sessions are conducted via video conferencing, giving each new employee a safe and successful start to working at SciPlay.
"We are incredibly fortunate that we've been growing consistently in the past year. Our highly digitized workforce allows SciPlay to work and recruit virtually with great success," said Kimber Dall, SciPlay's Vice President of People Operations. "Our players need us more than ever, and we will continue to make every effort to provide them with everlasting entertainment during this difficult time."
In order to maintain healthy communication between employees, SciPlay is encouraging employees to over-communicate and engage in more video calls, instant messaging and conversations on the Company's internal channels. The goal is to encourage frequent interactions that maintain SciPlay's unique social atmosphere. The Company also hosts virtual team building events once a week to encourage colleagues to come together to celebrate their ongoing achievements.
Dall adds, "We clearly see the need for continued expansion and want to keep talent acquisition as a top priority for SciPlay. As we continue to grow, we're looking to add talented individuals to our team who take pride in their work, embrace unique perspectives and care deeply about their colleagues. Most importantly, our newest recruits must have a passion for the game. We get to work where others play, and part of our secret sauce is bringing together engineers, artists and producers who love the game as much as our players do."
SciPlay Corporation (NASDAQ: SCPL) is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms. SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and casual games MONOPOLY Slots, Bingo Showdown and 88 Fortunes Slots. SciPlay's social casino games feature slots-style game play and occasionally table games-style game play, while its casual games blend slots-style or bingo game play with adventure game features. All of SciPlay's games are offered and played on multiple platforms, including Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. In addition to developing original games, SciPlay has access to a library of more than 1,500 real-world slot and table games provided by Scientific Games Corporation and its Subsidiaries. For more information, please visit sciplay.com.
In this press release, SciPlay makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "will," "may," and "should." These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including SciPlay's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 18, 2020 (including under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for SciPlay's ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, SciPlay undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.