Jobs Weekly: TikTok’s games team takes shape plus moves at Huuuge, Scopely, Miniclip and more


Every Monday, brings you the latest job news from around the mobile games business.

Here’s who’s moving where this week.

Jason Parmar is now TikTok’s head of gaming for the UK, stepping up from his previous role as EU business development director. Michele Waagaard is TikTok’s new head of gaming operations for Germany, moving over from her role as Live lead.

Huuuge Games appointed Fred Chesher as director of corporate communications. Chesher works from the company’s new London office and moves over from a PR role at restaurant chain Nando’s. He has previously worked on games accounts including Nintendo, Activison and Rovio.

Scopely continues to hire in big numbers. Ashima Bhandari is now Scopely’s QA lead and has moved to Spain from India, where she was lead dev QA at Ubisoft India Studios. 

Former King creative director Miguel Tartaj is now senior creative director at Scopely, moving from his role as head of game design at Games24x7.

Travlyn (Vaughn) Langendorff is now senior game designer at Scopely, and worked previously at Jam City and Wicked Fun before a six-year stint as a teacher.

TikTok’s Jason Parmar and Michele Waagaard, Huuuge’s Fred Chesher, Scopely’s Ashima Bhandari and Travlyn (Vaughn) Langendorff.

Sticking with Scopely, former Blizzard community manager Nik Gianozakos has taken up a role as Kingdom Maker’s brand manager there. There’s new also new producer Bryan Kurtzman, who has moved over from Riot where he was producer on Legends of Runeterra.

At Socialpoint, Leonardo Sommermeyer has moved over from software development firm Dextra to take up a role as senior UX/UI designer.

John Taylor Jones is now Kongregate’s director of business development partnerships for its blockchain business. He’s a former Zynga product manager in ad monetisation and was most recently a web3 product consultant.

A couple of moves at Miniclip: there’s new data analyst, Aaron Yaffe, who moves over from a similar role at Wynnbet. And Paulo Fonseca is now Miniclip’s senior data engineering manager, having moved over from Portuguese consultancy Metyis.  

Socialpoint’s Leonardo Sommermeyer, Kongregate’s John Taylor Jones, AppTweak’s Rupali Raghuwanshi (Raghav), Odeeo’s Tal Gabriel and NaturalMotion’s Abigail Sutton.

Rupali Raghuwanshi (Raghav) is now account executive at AppTweak’s Bengaluru, India office, making the switch from her role as bizdev manager at Code Brew Labs.

New over at audio ad firm Odeeo is Tal Gabriel, a new product manager. She has moved over from Casino firm Groove Gaming.

And last but not least, Abigail Sutton has completed her graduate role as rotational product manager and is now product manager at NaturalMotion.

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