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 Interested in working with us? Check out below for open positions, then send us your resume and cover letter to jobs@playmagnus.com

Personal Assistant

As a Personal Assistant to the CEO at Play Magnus, you're focused on the details. Staying on top of the agenda points of the day, and ensuring the CEO has what she needs to get her job done.

 

Hey there!

We’re a small company owned by Magnus Carlsen. Yes, that Norwegian chess player you may have heard a bit about lately. We currently have two apps out, Play Magnus and Magnus Trainer. Both of which you will get the chance to help improve so they are stronger, faster, better (hopefully not too much harder). We also host events, deal with partnerships and work extensively in media. 

 

We’re looking for a PA to the CEO & Digital Marketing Associate

As a Personal Assistant to the CEO at Play Magnus, you're focused on the details. Staying on top of the agenda points of the day, and ensuring the CEO has what she needs to get her job done. 

As a Digital Marketing Associate you are focused on extending the reach of products that are played by over a million users. You also have a hunger to learn fast and take on responsibility on an individual level. You come up with innovative new ways to communicate about Play Magnus. You’re excited about upcoming Play Magnus initiatives that have yet hit the market – and you look forward to the challenge of taking new product to the next level. 

You enjoy working in a team environment that is dynamic and agile, yet focused. You have the ability to see what needs to be done, and you take initiative, of course asking questions where necessary. 


Your Responsibilities

Digital, Marketing & Communications

  • Plan and execute all web, SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and display advertising campaigns
  • Design, build and maintain our social media presence
  • Oversee all tasks related to website maintenance and enhancement.
  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points
  • Instrument conversion points and optimize user funnels
  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Maintain first point of contact with digital partners 

 

Marketing

  • Managing all marketing for the company and activities within the marketing department
  • Developing the marketing strategy for the company in line with company objectives
  • Co-ordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities
  • Overseeing the company’s marketing budget
  • Creation and publication of all marketing material in line with marketing plans
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
  • Manage and improve lead generation campaigns, measuring results
  • Preparing online and print marketing campaigns
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications
  • Creating a wide range of different marketing materials
  • Working closely with design agencies and assisting with new product launches
  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives
  • Analyzing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing.

 

PA

  • Managing email enquiries and inboxes 
  • Managing press enquiries
  • Arranging appointments, travel and transport 
  • Liaising with staff, suppliers and clients
  • Preparing letters, presentations and reports
  • Managing bookings, accounts and expenses for both the company and CEO
  • General administrative duties 


We expect you to

  • Be fluent in English (written and spoken) 
  • Be based in Oslo 
  • Have completed a Bachelor or Masters' degree
  • Have the ability to quickly get up to speed with tasks
  • Be able to flex in and out of different roles seamlessly (you like to wear many hats)
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Manage tight delivery schedules


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with digital marketing and managing a marketing budget (app experience is a bonus!)
  • Experience running social media accounts for business 
  • Experience with organization / administrative duties


We Offer

  • Working with the team behind the World Chess Champion’s digital products
  • Working with and for a world class brand
  • Opportunity to work with a talented team of passionate, enthusiastic and open people
  • A results-driven start-up atmosphere 
  • Weekly yoga workouts - yes, our boss is a certified yoga teacher
  • Opportunities for travel

 

Send us your cover letter and include your resume.

For questions about the role contact: jobs@playmagnus.com

Junior Developer

As a Junior Developer at Play Magnus, you're more than just a developer - you're part of a dynamic team that operates as product owners.

 

Hey there!

We’re a small startup company owned by Magnus Carlsen. Yes, that Norwegian chess player you may have heard a bit about lately. We currently have two apps out, Play Magnus and Magnus Trainer. Both of which you will get the chance to help improve so they are stronger, faster, better (hopefully not too much harder).

We like being a small team, but we also have greater ambitions for what we want to create. We want to take our mobile apps to the next level. Which is where you come into the picture.

 

We’re looking for a Junior Developer

As a Junior Developer at Play Magnus, you're more than just a developer - you're part of a dynamic team that operates as product owners.

You will take part in developing solutions for products that will be played by hundreds of thousands of users - and you have a proactive approach when it comes to finding solutions. You also have a hunger to learn fast and take on responsibility on an individual level.

You enjoy working in a team environment that is dynamic and agile, yet focused. You have the ability to see how things should function and know how to implement it.

 

Your Responsibilities

  • Be able to follow up on already created code and adapt to infrastructure already in place.
  • Maintenance and development of the original Play Magnus and Magnus Trainer app.

  • Work well in a team environment, but able to be extremely independent as well.

  • Demonstrate modesty and respect when receiving feedback from your team and vice versa.

  • Contribute to the creative team with new ideas and game design suggestions.

 

We expect you to

  • Be fluent in English.
  • Be based in Oslo or be willing to relocate here to work tightly together with the rest of the team.

  • Have completed a Bachelor or Masters' degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or natural sciences.

  • Have the ability to quickly get up to speed with existing code and a fast learner.

  • Be interested in working and/or learning SQL, cloud solutions, and server maintenance best practices.

  • Have an interest in working with and/or learning any of the following programming languages: C#, Swift, JavaScript, Clojure and Java.

  • Have excellent communication skills.

  • Manage tight delivery schedules.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with developing cloud solutions.
  • Experience with designing software architecture sketches and diagrams (UML).

  • Passion for game and software development.

  • Experience (with professional game development being preferred).

  • An Elo rating of above 2400 – Ok, we're just kidding, but an interest and knowledge of chess is an asset.

 

We Offer

  • Working with the team behind the World Chess Champion’s digital products.
  • Working with and for a world class brand.

  • Opportunity to work with a talented team of passionate, enthusiastic and open people.

  • A results-driven start-up atmosphere that puts the user first.

  • Weekly yoga workouts. Yes, our boss is a certified yoga teacher.

  • Opportunities for travel.

 

Are you the next Grandmaster we’ve been looking for? Send us your cover letter, include your resume and a portfolio or projects demonstrating your skill set. For questions about the role contact:

 

Felipe Longe

jobs@playmagnus.com