Online T20 Cricket Management Game | Hitwicket

Hitwicket

Hitwicket (Octathorpe Web-Consultant Pvt. Ltd.) is a funded Technology startup based in Hyderabad, India. Since its founding in 2011, the company has pioneered the amalgamation of Sports + Gaming with the launch of its first game, Hitwicket.

Hitwicket has won numerous National & International Awards and is currently played by over 1.4 million users across India, UK, Australia, South Africs, Pakistan and over 100 other countries. Our investors include prominent Technology thought leaders and Sports Entrepreneurs.

Our organizational model is optimized for speed, innovation and passion, not for heirarchy. Our work philosophy is centered around building a company like a 'Sports Team' where each member has an important role to play for the success of the company as a whole. The team consists of highly motivated individuals from elite institutes like ISB, IIT and VIT, with rich experience from diverse companies like Amazon, Defence Sectors, ZS Consultants, etc.

Our Vision is to be the premier mobile eSports company in India, covering sports across all top global markets, from USA to Europe to Japan. Our pioneering journey incorporates the use of new age technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Virtual Reality for the first time ever in Sports.


Awards & Coverage

  • Hitwicket selected among the 'Global Top 10 Startups for Sports Innovation' by the HYPE foundation (UK), contest was held during the University Olympic Games in Taiwan.
  • 'Winner - Startup India Rocks' organized by Cross Border Angels
  • "Best App - 2016" Award presented by the IT Minister during HYSEA's Annual Product Awards
  • Coverage in Yourstory: Indian Gaming Startup in Pakistan, Hitwicket Growth Story
  • Newspaper coverage: The Hindu, Economic Times, Indian Express

Open Positions

What holds true for all roles:
  • Work location will be Hyderabad, India
  • Internship opportunity available for all positions
  • We typically match the candidate's existing Salary package and add performance based incentives on top of that
  • Employee Stock Options will be included for suitable candidates.

Game Analytics

MIllions of users, Hundreds of million of data points, the challenge is to make sense of it all in this rockstar role that drives the product!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Part of the team incharge off making Data Driven Decisions related to Product.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent logical and critical reasoning skills
  • The Desire to learn and excel
  • Ability to think out of the box
  • Familiarity with Excel & MySQL is a big plus

To Apply, send a mail to with your resume and why you want to join us:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Unity Developers

Passionate about programming and looking to work on product that has global ambitions? Hitwicket values your passion rather than simple work experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Part of the team that is incharge of Development and Design of the Web and Mobile applications

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Desire to learn and excel
  • Excellent algorithm designing skills
  • Ability to take ownership of your work
  • Familiarity with the UNITY Game development platform is a big plus
  • Familiarity with any Web Development Framework (Zend, Yii, RoR etc.) is prefered
  • Freshers are welcome to apply, please mention your GitHub or Stack Overflow profile

To Apply, please submit your Resume/Stack Overflow/GitHub or like profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Tech Architect

Do you like being in the forefront of technology and handle a server that handles an extrememely high traffic rate?
Do you understand what it means to support a system with user volumes in millions?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Product architecture Planning, Implementation, Deployment and Maintenance.
  • Co-ordinating the work of a team of engineers to ensure the backend system is always a step ahead of the current needs.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to manage priorities and tight deadlines with incomplete data.
  • Ability to think about the big picture.
  • 4+ years experience developing PHP or other web applications.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when live systems have issues.

NICE TO HAVES

  • Familiarity with Linux and Experience in using it in Production.
  • Previous working experience with at least one PHP Development Framework (Zend, CakePHP, Yii etc.).

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Game Designer

In a world obsessed with kiddie Candy Crushes and Farmvilles, how do you convince someone to appreciate and LOVE a game that requires a user to brush up the basics of Probabilities and Economics? Think you can take up this challenge?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analysis of Games and Gameplay mechanics.
  • Build low fidelity Wireframe based on the requirements
  • Create a requirement document from an idea
  • Co-ordinate with the design team to execute the requirements and verify implimentation
  • User Engagement: Forum and other Social Media channels - Gather ideas, respond to issues, etc

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG.
  • 2+ years experience in a role in a gaming company
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an mobile gaming company is a big plus
  • The most important quality to have is an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Associate Product Manager

In a world obsessed with kiddie Candy Crushes and Farmvilles, how do you convince someone to appreciate and LOVE a game that requires a user to brush up the basics of Probabilities and Economics? Think you can take up this challenge?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make Data driven decisions about existing features and Gameplay
  • Monitoring and Improving the various features spanning Retention, Revenue and Engagement
  • Create a requirement document from an idea
  • Co-ordinate with the development team to execute the requirements and verify implimentation
  • User Engagement: Forum and other Social Media channels - Gather ideas, respond to issues, etc

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG.
  • 2+ years experience in a role which involves extensive analytical work
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an online gaming company is a big plus
  • The most important quality to have is an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Product Manager

In a world obsessed with kiddie Candy Crushes and Farmvilles, how do you convince someone to appreciate and LOVE a game that requires a user to brush up the basics of Probabilities and Economics? Think you can take up this challenge?

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make Data driven decisions about existing features and Gameplay
  • Establish reporting processes in the Product Team
  • Establish the pipeline for new Features
  • Monitoring and Improving the User Retention Rate
  • Seamlessly integrate revenue generation with the Gameplay, without disturbing Game balance

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to think BIG.
  • 6+ years experience in a role which involves extensive analytical work
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at an online gaming company is a big plus
  • The most important quality to have is an abundant amount of passion for the Product and commitment to the users

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Visual & Graphic Designer

We are looking for a creative UI designer to take our web and mobile app design upto speed with global standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and skinning of the Web and Mobile app interfaces

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent Visual Design skills with an eye for UX design
  • Ability to plot the visual architecture of our content heavy pages
  • Knowledge about Adobe Creative Suit
  • HTML/CSS knowledge is a great add-on

To Apply, please submit your Resume and Portfolio to:  joinus@hitwicket.com

Marketing Manager

How do you leverage the world's largest social networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.) to grow Hitwicket? Come to Hitwicket with your expertise and help us figure it out. You will be managing player acquisition campaigns across several social networks and help identifying new opportunities in this field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and optimize our player acquisition campaigns across several social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, local networks and more
  • Optimize targeting, creatives, marketing messages, marketing spend, bids and budget allocation
  • Identify and implement new social media marketing partners

REQUIREMENTS

  • Blend of creativity and analytical skill with a strong results-oriented, metrics-driven approach to problem solving
  • 2+ years of experience in Social Media marketing, including Facebook Ads
  • Comfortable working with Facebook's Power Editor
  • Aptitude to work outside of your comfort zone and get things done quickly
  • Passion/knowledge about Games in general and Cricket in particular is a must!

To Apply, please submit your Resume along with your LinkedIn profile to:  joinus@hitwicket.com