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Senior Software Engineer (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer (Mobile Devices) to work on exciting new family-focused video games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of cross-platform mobile technology
  • Ability to work with a diverse and experienced team of developers in a creative and fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug and maintain game code and scripts
  • Mentor and lead other members of the Engineering team

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Verifiable proficiency with C#, Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Mobile device or Embedded development experience
  • Architectural experience (client/server preferred)
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows platforms
  • 5+ years of programming experience
  • 3+ years of game experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Experience with mobile middleware, especially Unity3D
  • Real-time and Multi-threaded environments
  • 3D and mathematical background
  • Prior shipped game titles and/or online game experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salaries will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@KingsIsle.com, and include “Senior Software Engineer - Mobile Devices” in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Software Engineer (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking to hire a Software Engineer (Mobile Devices) to work on exciting new family-focused video games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Development and maintenance of cross-platform mobile technology
  • Ability to work with a diverse and experienced team of developers in a creative and fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug, and maintain game code and scripts

Requirements

  • Verifiable proficiency with C#, Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Mobile device or Embedded development experience
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows platforms
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned
  • Bachelor of Science degree

Preferences

  • Experience with mobile middleware, especially Unity3D
  • Real-time and Multi-threaded environments
  • 3D and mathematical background
  • Prior shipped game titles and/or MMO experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salaries will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@KingsIsle.com, and include "Software Engineer(Mobile Devices)" in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.


Software Engineer (Mobile QA Automation)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Software Engineer (Mobile QA Automation) to work on exciting new games for mobile and browser platforms. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Ability to work individually and with a diverse, experienced team of developers in a creative and fast paced environment
  • Design and maintain automated test cases and processes for mobile project on multiple platforms
  • Provide rigorous and repeatable testing procedures for game interface
  • Work with other team members to recommend features and functionality that create a unique and superior experience for our customers

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years of QA engineering experience – preferably in wireless industry
  • Strong understanding of automated testing frameworks and methodologies
  • Experience using mobile automation testing tools such as Robotium, Eggplant, or similar
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Verifiable proficiency with C#
  • Prior shipped game titles
  • Client/Server architecture experience
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows, SQL and XML
  • Experience working with JMeter and Selenium

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salaries will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@kingsisle.com and please include "Software Engineer (Mobile QA Automation)" in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Associate Software Engineer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Software Engineer to work on an exciting new family-focused AAA MMO video game. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.



Responsibilities

  • Ability to work with a diverse, experienced team of developers in a creative and fast paced environment
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug and maintain game code and scripts

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with game development process and game system architecture
  • Verifiable proficiency with C++, Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Architectural experience (client/server preferred)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Passionate about gaming and MMOs
  • Real-time and Multi-threaded environments
  • Prior distributed system development experience
  • Network programming experience (TCP, UDP, optimization, security, NATs, etc.)
  • Database development experience
  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salaries will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@KingsIsle.com and please include “Associate Software Engineer” in the email subject heading. 

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Game Designer (Systems)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Game Designer (Systems). We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work to craft “simple-to-learn, hard-to-master” game systems that will increase player enjoyment and retention in an online, persistent world
  • Collaborate with design leadership to design, implement, and iterate on the core combat experience, including combat mechanics, encounters, player classes and abilities, and AI
  • Strong understanding of interrelated game systems in a massively-multiplayer environment
  • Strong communication skills, ability to effectively relay requirements to programmers and artists

Requirements

  • Candidates must have 3+ years as a Designer in the games industry
  • Candidate must have shipped at least one game title
  • Extremely strong documentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely strong math skills
  • Implementation of systems (i.e. balancing tables and underlying game system formulas) will be emphasized over “high concept” design vision experience
  • Strong familiarity with massively-multiplayer online products and online games job experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Preferences

  • Experience designing and implementing turn-based combat systems

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salaries will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@kingsisle.com and please include "Game Designer (Systems)" in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Contract Environment Artist

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Contract Environment Artist to work on an exciting new family-focused AAA MMO video game. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work with art and design to craft and maintain the project's art style and manage environment creation
  • Relate game’s art vision to developers and artists
  • Approach all areas of environment art creation systematically: render and collision geometry, texture and lighting

Requirements

  • Two year Art Degree
  • Experience in environment art creation on a project with a team size of 20+ (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers)
  • 2-5 years experience, some game industry experience is preferred
  • Extremely strong documentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience communicating well with team disciplines and working within existing project constraints (time, scope, technical)
  • Proficient in 3D Studio Max

Preferences

  • Strong familiarity with Massively-Multiplayer Online products and online games job experience
  • FX experience
  • Candidate has shipped at least one critically and commercially successful PC and/or console game title
  • Experience with Gamebryo game engine

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Pay rate will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • Only applicants currently local to Austin Texas will be considered

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@kingsisle.com and please include “Contract Environment Artist” in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Web QA Tester - Technical

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Technical Web QA Tester. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 40 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Operating and extending manual and automated test suites for web/browser-based environment
  • Provide rigorous and repeatable testing procedures for web interfaces
  • Work with other team members to recommend features and functionality that create a unique and superior web experience for our customers

Requirements

  • Structured Testing - 6 months
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills also required.

Preferences

  • Associate’s Degree
  • HTML knowledge - 1 year
  • Flash Testing
  • JavaScript Testing
  • HTML/XML Compliance Testing
  • QA Lifecycle Testing (Functional/Performance/Stress)

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Pay rate will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Position will be located in Austin, TX. This is a contract position. No relocation is available for this position.

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to hr@kingsisle.com and please include "Web QA Tester" in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.

KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher of high-quality online games for the entire family. KingsIsle games have received numerous honors, including the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal and recognition by the National Parenting Publications Awards. KingsIsle’s first game, Wizard101, was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. KingsIsle’s second MMO Pirate101 was voted MMORPG's Player's Choice Awards Game of the Year in 2012. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. Information about the company’s games, which include core titles Wizard101 and Pirate101, can be found at http://www.kingsisle.com/corporate/products.

KingsIsle, Wizard101 and Pirate101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.