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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 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 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

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


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

 

Desktop Support Specialist

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Desktop Support Specialist 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, 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

  • Image, install, and deploy office PC workstations
  • Troubleshoot PC software, hardware, and network connectivity problems
  • Provision VoIP phones, voicemail boxes, and the global phone directory
  • Manage security access for building, user accounts, and shared resources on servers
  • Set up and manage email boxes, lists, and shared rooms on the email servers
  • Provide application support for 3rd party software used by the teams
  • Support the network printers and scanners
  • Provide telephonic and desk-side support to the staff
  • Train employees on proper use and maintenance of software

Requirements

  • Associate's Degree
  • Expert understanding of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/2013, Norton Ghost (or equivalent), and major anti-malware suites
  • Must be able to independently troubleshoot and support network issues
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must have superior customer service skills
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills
  • 3-5 years previous experience in Desktop Support

Preferences

  • Experience with server rooms, racking/wiring of servers, and patching Ethernet
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory domains
  • Experience with Subversion, Photoshop, JIRA, or 3ds Max
  • Experience with Linux/Mac
  • Experience with Cisco switches, firewalls, and VoIP phones
  • Completed MCP, MCSA, MCSE,CCNA, A+, Network + and/or Security+

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.

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)
  • 1 to 4 years of relevant experience
  • 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
  • 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 eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.

Java Software Engineer

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Associate to Mid-level Java Software Engineer to work on mobile server applications and services in support of multiple mobile (smart phones, tablets, etc.) 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.

Previously successful applicants to this position have been clear communicators, savvy problem solvers, quick learners, and  amenable to constructive criticism.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement web applications and services using the Java programming language, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and AJAX
  • Work with other team members to identify and implement features and functionality that create a unique and superior web experiences for our customers
  • Build back-end “content management” functionality for administrative interfaces to web applications
  • Use modern Java development libraries and toolkits including Tapestry, Hibernate, MySQL, and others to create feature-rich web applications
  • Follow standard Agile development methodologies to implement solutions

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 1 to 5 years of professional Java software development experience
  • Java development
  • Servlets/JSP
  • Databases/SQL
  • Web development
  • HTML/XHTML
  • Object oriented design
  • Excellent personal presentation, oral, and written skills

Preferences

  • Java persistence (Hibernate, EJB, JDBC)
  • Web applications and web systems design/architecture
  • Eclipse IDE user
  • Tapestry, Hibernate, or other Java “community” toolkits
  • AJAX/JavaScript programming
  • Web Portal Applications Programming (Portlets, Wiki, Blogs, etc.)
  • Web Services/SOA/SCA
  • Use of patterns in development
  • High-volume web site development
  • 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
  • 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 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 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.

QA Analyst (PC/Mac)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a QA Analyst to work on MMO 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

  • Evaluate products to be tested and review documentation
  • 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 MMO games
  • Lua or Python scripting experience
  • 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
  • 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.

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 50 Million 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
  • 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

This position is 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.

Software Engineer (QA Automation)

Location: Austin, TX

Description: KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a 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
  • 2+ 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 methodologies

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
  • 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.