Facebook hiring games boss

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Facebook is racing to find a star games industry exec that will broker deals with publishers and development studios.

The social networking giant – which recently clocked over 500 million individual active users – wants to make major deals with external studios and publishers, in a bid to bolster the platform's games offering.

The move comes in the wake of mounting speculation that Google is splashing cash in a big bid to become Facebook's hottest rival in the online social games space.

Facebook is seeking a leader for our Strategic Partner Development team to develop and enhance successful partnerships and influence internal and external partners and industry stakeholders in the Gaming industry,” read the firm's job posting.

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