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Senior FX Artist (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Effects (FX) Artist to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company. 
 

Responsibilities

  • Build a wide range of FX, from simple sprites to modeled items
  • Create both low-poly geometry and textures, based off of concept art or verbal/written descriptions
  • Work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast paced environment

Requirements

  • Two-year Art degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years experience in game industry
  • Unity experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of 3DSMax and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in setting up camera sequences and lighting effects
  • Shipped at least 1 PC / console game title
  • Candidates must provide samples of their particle FX work
  • Candidates must have a strong technical knowledge of particle systems and sprites
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Strong drawing and conceptualization skills
  • Camera set up, animation, and lighting 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
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.


 

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

UI Artist (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a User Interface Artist to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work closely with the creative director and art lead to create engaging UI assets

Requirements

  • Two year art degree
  • GUI and 2D game art creation experience
  • 3+ years of game industry experience
  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Good problem solving skills

Preferences

  • 3D modeling and texturing experience
  • Unity experience
  • Strong drawing and conceptualization skills
  • Game industry experience as a UI artist

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
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.


This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

UI/FX Artist (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a UI/FX Artist to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work closely with the creative director and art lead to create engaging UI assets and a wide range of visual effects, from simple sprites to modeled items

Requirements

  • Two year art degree
  • GUI and 2D game art creation experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of particle systems and sprites
  • 3+ years of game industry experience
  • Unity experience
  • 3D modeling and texturing experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of 3DSMax, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Ability to work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Good problem solving skills

Preferences

  • Strong drawing and conceptualization skills
  • Game industry experience as a UI and effects artist

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
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.


This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

FX Artist (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an FX Artist to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work closely with the creative director and art lead to create a wide range of visual effects, from simple sprites to modeled items

Requirements

  • Two year art degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of game industry experience
  • Unity experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of 3DSMax and Adobe Photoshop
  • Create both low-poly geometry and textures, based off of concept art or verbal/written descriptions
  • Strong technical knowledge of particle systems and sprites
  • Shipped at least 1 PC / console / Mobile game title
  • Candidates must provide samples of their particle FX work
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Strong drawing and conceptualization skills
  • Camera set-up & animation 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
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

In lieu of sending art samples, please provide a portfolio link.


This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

 

Associate Software Engineer (Mobile Games)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking to hire an Associate Software Engineer 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 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug and maintain game code and scripts

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 0-2 years relevant experience
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to work with a diverse and experienced team of developers in a creative and fast-paced environment

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

 

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Software Engineer (Mobile Games)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Software Engineer 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 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Create, test, debug and maintain game code to create compelling player experiences
  • Work individually and collaboratively with other programmers, designers, and artists in a creative and fast paced environment to implement features and functionality that create a unique and superior game experience for our customers

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Verifiable proficiency with C#
  • Verifiable proficiency with Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Experience with version control systems (Subversion, Alienbrain, or similar)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • UI design and implementation experience
  • Professional gameplay implementation experience
  • Mobile device development experience
  • Experience profiling and optimizing client code
  • Experience maintaining live software
  • Experience with 3D math and rendering systems
  • Unity experience
  • Prior shipped game titles

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Senior Software Engineer (Mobile Games)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer 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 registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game 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 in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 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
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • 3+ years of game experience
  • 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
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

 

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Associate Java Software Engineer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Java Software Engineer to work on web systems and mobile server applications and services in support of MMO and mobile games.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement web services (RESTful interfaces) using the Java programming language, Hibernate, MySQL and Tomcat
  • Develop systems and applications for high-volume games and web sites, and very large data sets (tens-of-millions of records per table)
  • Interface with high-security payment processing systems
  • Interface with mobile app stores
  • Interface with third-party systems (Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Work with other team members to identify and implement features and functionality that creates a unique and superior game and web experience for our customers
  • Build back-end “content management” functionality for administrative web interfaces to web and mobile systems
  • Follow standard Agile development methodologies to implement solutions
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Java development
  • Servlets/JSP
  • Java persistence (Hibernate, EJB, JDBC)
  • Databases/SQL
  • Web applications and web systems design/architecture
  • Web development
  • HTML/XHTML
  • Object oriented design
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Mobile systems interfaces (push notifications, server persistence, game interfaces, event management, etc.)
  • Eclipse, Tapestry, Hibernate, and/or other Java “community” toolkits
  • JIRA, Confluence, Wiki, SVN
  • AJAX/JavaScript programming
  • Web Services/SOA/SCA
  • XML
  • Use of patterns in development
  • High-volume web site development
  • Mobile applications/game development
  • Multi-player web-based game development and delivery
  • Windows and Linux deployment experience
  • Experience with mobile middleware, especially Unity3D

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Java Software Engineer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Java Software Engineer to work on web systems and mobile server applications and services in support of MMO and mobile games.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement web services (RESTful interfaces) using the Java programming language, Hibernate, MySQL and Tomcat
  • Develop systems and applications for high-volume games and web sites, and very large data sets (tens-of-millions of records per table)
  • Interface with high-security payment processing systems
  • Interface with mobile app stores
  • Interface with third-party systems (Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Work with other team members to identify and implement features and functionality that creates a unique and superior game and web experience for our customers
  • Build back-end “content management” functionality for administrative web interfaces to web and mobile systems
  • Follow standard Agile development methodologies to implement solutions
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and artists

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Java development – 3+ years
  • Servlets/JSP – 2+ years
  • Java persistence (Hibernate, EJB, JDBC) – 1+ years
  • Databases/SQL – 3+ years
  • Web applications and web systems design/architecture – 1+ years
  • Web development – 1+ years
  • HTML/XHTML – 1+ years
  • Object oriented design – 2+ years
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned

Preferences

  • Mobile systems interfaces (push notifications, server persistence, game interfaces, event management, etc.)
  • Eclipse, Tapestry, Hibernate, and/or other Java “community” toolkits
  • JIRA, Confluence, Wiki, SVN
  • AJAX/JavaScript programming
  • Web Services/SOA/SCA
  • XML
  • Use of patterns in development
  • High-volume web site development
  • Mobile applications/game development
  • Multi-player web-based game development and delivery
  • Windows and Linux deployment experience
  • Experience with mobile middleware, especially Unity3D

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Senior Java Software Engineer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Java Software Engineer to work on web systems and mobile server applications and services in support of MMO and mobile games.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement web services (RESTful interfaces) using the Java programming language, Hibernate, MySQL and Tomcat
  • Develop systems and applications for high-volume games and web sites, and very large data sets (tens-of-millions of records per table)
  • Interface with high-security payment processing systems
  • Interface with mobile app stores
  • Interface with third-party systems (Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Work with other team members to identify and implement features and functionality that creates a unique and superior game and web experience for our customers
  • Build back-end “content management” functionality for administrative web interfaces to web and mobile systems
  • Follow standard Agile development methodologies to implement solutions
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers, artists, and other stakeholders

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Java development – 8+ years
  • Servlets/JSP – 3+ years
  • Java persistence (Hibernate, EJB, JDBC) – 3+ years
  • Databases/SQL – 8+ years
  • Web container applications (WAR) design/architecture - 5+ years
  • End-to-end web development - 5+ years
  • HTML/XHTML – 1+ years
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Mobile systems interfaces (push notifications, server persistence, game interfaces, event management, etc.)
  • Eclipse, Tapestry, Hibernate, and/or other Java “community” toolkits
  • JIRA, Confluence, Wiki, SVN
  • JSON
  • High-volume web site development
  • Multi-player web-based game development and delivery
  • Windows and Linux deployment experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

DevOps Automation Engineer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a DevOps Automation Engineer to help develop exciting new games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsibilities

  • Create automated processes to import production data into QA environments
  • Manage all QA environment configurations (VMware, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Probe)
  • Create/modernize user interface tool to streamline application configuration, build, and deployment processes
  • Coordinate with development/QA team to continuously improve QA server management process, to better communicate server states, and aid in troubleshooting
  • Coordinate with Operations team for production release deployments
  • Document and train developers and QA personnel on all QA environment management processes

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field
  • 3+ years experience with Build & Release of software
  • Strong scripting experience: Python or Ruby
  • Experience with virtualized servers
  • Versioning: Subversion or Git
  • Strong communication and requirement gathering skills
  • Familiarity with Linux systems administration

Preferences

  • Working knowledge of RedHat/CentOS Linux and MySQL tools and utilities
  • Tomcat server management using Probe
  • Additional scripting experience: JavaScript, Pshell, Perl
  • Agile Development and CI Experience: Foreman, Jenkins, Maven, Hudson, or Bamboo
  • Server configuration management:  Puppet or Chef or comparable system
  • Web Server management and configuration experience
  • Web Application Server configuration experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Web QA Tester

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Web QA Tester. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Operate and extend manual and automated test suites for web/browser as well as mobile-based environments
  • Provide rigorous and repeatable testing procedures for web and mobile 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
  • Basic Web QA Knowledge
  • Quick study, with a passion for learning
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Works well both individually and as a team contributor
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Mobile testing experience
  • Documentation and Test Plan writing skills
  • Experience with Selenium or other automation tools
  • 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
  • Only applicants currently local to Austin, Texas will be considered

 

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

Associate Producer, Mobile Games

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Producer, Mobile Games, to work on exciting and innovative games for mobile and tablet devices. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work with the Producer to manage the production of online, iOS, and Android games
  • Work with executive management team to develop schedule and resource requirements
  • Initiate and track all production processes through direct management of team leads (Art, Design, Tech, QA)
  • Facilitate communication between Development team and other departments (Marketing, Customer Service)
  • Assist in relationship management of third party consulting firms
  • Ensure timely delivery of milestones, while safeguarding work quality
  • Develop and maintain project schedules for all functional areas of development

Requirements

  • Candidates must have 2+ years as an Associate Producer or Project Manager
  • Experience interacting with a team of 10+ developers (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers)
  • Extremely strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience communicating well with executive management
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a field related to the interactive entertainment industry

Preferences

  • Strong familiarity with Mobile and MMO products
  • 1+ projects completed or game titles shipped
  • Previous experience in online game development
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

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

Sound Designer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Sound Designer to work on exciting family-focused AAA MMO video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Create, implement, and manage various types of sound effects
  • Edit, process, manage, and implement dialog
  • Ability to work individually and collectively with an experienced team of sound designers in a creative and fast paced environment

Requirements

  • Associate's Degree in a related field
  • 2+ years experience in game industry
  • Firm understanding of audio design principles and processing techniques
  • Working knowledge of a Digital Audio Workstation such as Reaper or Pro Tools
  • Creative and inventive with the use source material
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Able to learn, iterate, and be flexible
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned
  • Experience in creating magical, combat, vocal, sci-fi, and environmental sound effects

Preferences

  • Experience working in a game editor
  • MMO/Mobile game experience
  • Experience with middleware and advance sound event scripting
  • Experience with dialog editing and field recording
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

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

Producer, Mobile Games

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a strong Producer, Mobile Games to work on exciting new 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 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing and highly successful entertainment company.
 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the production of incredibly compelling, high-quality video games
  • Plan and oversee the project, and manage members of the team
  • Work with executive management team to craft vision of the titles, and to develop schedules and resource requirements to ensure achievement of vision
  • Initiate and track all production processes through direct management of team leads (art, design, development, QA)
  • Direct relationship management of third party consulting firms
  • Ensure timely delivery of milestones while safeguarding quality of work in accordance with pre-defined project schedule
  • Develop and maintain project schedules for all functional areas of development
  • Work with QA to triage game issues and drive updates to the game service

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a Producer in the games industry
  • Candidate must have shipped at least two video game titles
  • Experience managing a team of 10+ developers (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers)
  • Extremely strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferences

  • Experience communicating well with executive management
  • Strong skills with the MS Office suite of tools: Word, Excel, and Project
  • Mobile game production experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

QA Analyst (Mobile Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a QA Analyst 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 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Evaluate products to be tested and review specifications
  • Develop comprehensive test plans and detailed test cases based off documentation
  • Identify and track defects to resolution
  • Work with team members to recommend features and functionality that create a unique and superior experience for our customers

Requirements

  • 2+ years of quality assurance experience
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s degree
  • Prior experience working on mobile games
  • Knowledge of software life cycles
  • Experience with automated testing

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

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

Associate Software Engineer (QA Automation)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Software Engineer (QA Automation) to work on game development. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop automated test cases for web/browser-based environment using Selenium
  • Develop JMeter test scripts for performance and load testing
  • Provide rigorous and repeatable testing procedures
  • Work with other team members to recommend features and functionality that create a unique and superior experience for our customers
  • Participate in manual regression testing as necessary

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 1-3 years of QA experience with automated testing frameworks as well as performance and load testing tools
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills
  • Good knowledge of test process and development process methodologiesGood communication skills

Preferences

  • Familiarity or experience with any popular development and open source tools for source control
  • Professional experience working with JMeter, iMacros and Selenium

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Quality Assurance Tester (Mobile Games)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a QA Tester to work on Mobile Video Game development. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Test new mobile games on iOS and Android devices
  • Create detailed defect tickets to track errors to resolution
  • Execute and maintain test plans to assure development that builds are ready for mass consumption
  • Document issues that appear in-game in a detailed manner and work with development to fix issues as needed

Requirements

  • Structured testing - 6 months
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited university
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Technical understanding of development process and key components to facilitate defect detection and reporting
  • Knowledge of and experience with full-cycle software development and testing methodology
  • Knowledge of database reporting techniques
  • Experience in client/server software quality assurance
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment or as an individual contributor
  • Prior experience with game development process and/or shipped titles

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

 

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

 

Mobile Systems Game Designer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Mobile Systems Game Designer 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 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Candidate will work to create fun and broadly appealing games for mobile and tablet devices
  • Collaborate with design leadership to design, implement, balance, and iterate on interconnected game systems (could include combat mechanics, player progression, level layout, item collection, economy, etc.)
  • Creation and maintenance of game documentation including GDDs, itemization lists, and Excel models
  • Relate the design vision and requirements to programmers and artists

Requirements

  • Candidate 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
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, create, and implement game systems (i.e. balancing tables and underlying game system formulas)
  • Strong familiarity with mobile games
  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field

Preferences

  • Unity experience

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

QA Analyst (Web)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Web QA Analyst 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 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Evaluate products to be tested and review specifications
  • Develop comprehensive test plans and detailed test cases based off documentation
  • Identify and track defects to resolution
  • Work with team members to recommend features and functionality that create a unique and superior experience for our customers

Requirements

  • 2+ years of quality assurance experience
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s degree
  • Prior experience working on mobile games
  • Knowledge of software life cycles
  • Experience with automated testing

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

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

Associate Software Engineer (MMO)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Software Engineer to work our family-focused AAA MMO video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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 in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 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
  • Familiarity with 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
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Software Engineer (MMO)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Software Engineer to work our family-focused AAA MMO video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.


Responsibilities

  • Work individually and with a highly experienced team of developers in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with other programmers and with designers and artists
  • Create, test, debug, and maintain gameplay code as well as core systems

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or some form of Engineering
  • Verifiable proficiency with C++, Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within assigned schedules

Preferences

  • Massively Multiplayer Online experience
  • Experience with Real-time and Multi-threaded environments
  • Network Programming
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows, gcc, Visual Studio
  • Prior shipped game titles

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

IT Manager

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an IT Manager to join our Information Technology team. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage information technology and computer systems including system design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Manage a small staff of IT professionals including recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate policies and procedures
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy

Requirements

  • 5+ years technical experience, 2+ years as manager or team lead preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems
  • Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation
  • Direct technical experience with CentOS or Redhat Linux
  • Experience in personnel management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

Preferences

Direct technical experience with the any or all of the following, or comparable, technologies:
  • VMWare vSphere or other on-premise or hybrid cloud solutions.
  • Automation Systems: Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, Salt or other
  • Monitoring Systems: Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix or other
  • Backup Systems: Symantec BackupExec, Veeam, etc.
  • Web server technologies (Apache, Tomcat, etc)
  • Cisco switches and routers
  • Microsoft Windows and Office products
  • Windows 2012 Active Directory and LDAP
  • Jira and Confluence
  • SVN or other source control systemAutomation systems: Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, Salt, or other

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Systems Administrator II

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Systems Administrator II to join our IT team. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.

 

Responsibilities

  • Install, configure and maintain new hardware and software for: servers, data/voice networks, storage systems, and workstations
  • Perform daily administration, monitoring, and performance tuning of company servers
  • Perform routine audits of systems and software
  • Analyze system logs and identify potential issues with computer systems
  • Manage daily backup operations
  • Plan and apply operating system updates, patches and configuration changes
  • Add, remove, and update user account information i.e. resetting passwords, etc.
  • Maintain security of the internal network and servers
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards and document configurations of the network
  • Provide escalation support for the desktop and server specialists
  • Coordinate with peer internal teams and hosting provider(s) to troubleshoot and escalate problems to resolution
  • Manage technology vendor relations as it pertains to our subscription support contracts
  • Work with the IT manager in planning and implementing IT projects
  • Work with the IT ticketing system to track requests and projects
  • Responsible for server room and co-location infrastructure maintenance

Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience as a Systems Administrator
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • 2+ years Windows Server and Active Directory administration experience (Windows 2012R2 preferred)
  • 2+ years Linux systems administration experience (RedHat/CentOS preferred)
  • 2+ years prior desktop support experience
  • Mixed Windows and Linux server administration including: system installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of networking and services such as AD/DHCP/DNS/CIFS/LDAP/VPN/NFS/HTTP/SSH
  • Ability to write scripts in Bash, DOS, Python, Ruby, or PowerShell
  • Comfortable with Cisco switch/router/firewall management
  • A Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field

Preferences

  • VMWare, vSphere, and vCenter experience
  • Automation systems: Puppet, Vagrant, Ansible, Salt, or other
  • Monitoring systems: Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix, or other
  • Apache web server and Tomcat administration experience
  • Network +, Security +, MCSE, MCSA, RHCE, LPI, CCNA or VMware Certifications
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Office 365 Cloud administration
  • Data Center maintenance and management

Considerations

  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary 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
  • This job is located in Austin, Texas

This position is 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.