New hires in social games: Zynga, EA PopCap and Wooga

Hiring in the social games sector was up signifinctly this week with 25 new hires spread between 12 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Zynga reported the most activity with nine new hires. This week’s highest profile hire went to We R Interactive, which saw Eric Emanuel join as operations director.

If your mobile game or social app company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please get in touch with us. Email us at: mail (at) insidemobileapps (dot) com, and we’ll get your news into an upcoming post.

If you want to know who else is hiring, the Inside Network Job Board showcases current openings with the industry’s leading companies.

Double Down Interactive

  • Johnny Casamassina, Mobile Producer – Producer of Online Games –  Casamassina was the owner and president at Virtual Prophecy Entertainment.

EA PopCap

  • Shinobu Koiwa, Digital Account / Project Manager for EMEA — EA Popcap makes our list with a promotion. Koiwa was previously a localization project manager at PopCap Games International.
FiveOneNine Games

  • Mike Tata, Producer – Tata was formerly a producer with CDV Software’s US office.


  • Eric Gonzalez, Director of Monetization – Gonzalez comes to Funium from Volume1 Media.

iWin, Inc.

  • Douglas Miller, QA Tester – Miller comes to iWin from Kickstarter, where he was the lead designer.


  • Jeffery Schenk, Quality Assurance — Schenk moves up from his previous role as a player experience associate.
  • Louis Ross, Software Engineer – Flash – Ross was an associate user interface programmer at Bioware before joining Kabam.

  • Christelle Arnaud, Translator – Arnaud was formerly a project manager at Novoterm Translation AB.


  • Nenad Nesovic, 3D modeler — Nesovic starts his career at Nordeus.


  • Dave Williams, Senior Product Manager – Williams moves up with a promotion. He was previously a product manager at Playdom.
  • Jeff McNab, Senior Game Designer – McNab was a game designer at Crowdstar before joining Playdom.

Rocket Ninja

  • Alvin Kong, Producer – Kong was previously an intern at CSD Architects.

WE R Interactive

  • Eric Emanuel, Operations Director – This week’s highest profile hire, Emanuel comes from GOA, France Telecom where he spent four years working as the localization, community and QA manager.


  • Miguel Moldes, Engineer – Moldes worked as an engineer at Vostu previously.
  • Anna Torrent, Player Experience Manager – Torrent worked for Sweet Communication as a community management intern before joining Wooga.
  • Daiana Bassi, Player Experience Manager – Bassi worked was a research analyst and intern at research2guidance.
  • Kateryna Isaieva, Game Artist – Isaieva was formerly a graphic designer at Frogwares.
  • Rasmus Eriksson, Junior Game Designer – Eriksson worked as a junior level designer at Starbreeze previously.
  • Richard Kiernan, Game Improvement Specialist Kiernan was an SEO intern at Groupon.


  • Peter Groesbeck, QA Tester – Groesbeck was formerly a QA tester at Volition|THQ.
  • Feng Yan, Web Engineer — Yan starts his career at Zynga.
  • Pete Warner, Senior Game Designer – Warner was previously a senior systems designer at Electronic Arts.
  • Anoop Singh, Software Developer – Singh was a software developer intern at MomentFeed.
  • Nirja Shah, QA Automation Engineer IV – Shah was a software engineer at Patni Computer Services.
  • Yu Chen, Software Engineer – Chen was a teaching assistant at Syracuse University.
  • Amelia Dang, Legal File Clerk – Dang was an administrative support coordinator at Wyndham Vacation Ownership.