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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

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


This position is NOT 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

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


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

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

 

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
  • 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

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

Contract Web QA Tester

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Contract 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 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
  • Basic Web QA Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Associate’s Degree
  • 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
  • Only applicants currently local to Austin, Texas will be considered

This position is NOT 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 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
  • 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 Devices)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate Producer 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
  • 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

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.