Game Programmer


POSITION: Game Programmer, UG or Graduate, for Educational Game Project
COMPANY: Epitek/Epismart
LOCATION: 3500 Market St., Philadelphia, PA (across the street from Drexel)
REQUIREMENTS: Game Programmer, UG or Graduate, with experience programming in Unity
DUTIES: This position is for programming a small mobile game using Unity. The game is a relatively basic level tower defense game, with a theme revolving around invasive bacteria and the immune system. The ultimate goal of this position is to reach a prototype, alpha, beta, and then finished product for open use by the public. The initial project focuses achieving the prototype. The main focus of this game is to teach players of high school age about the basics of the immune system.

  • Will need to produce functioning code to be the backbone of a basic tower defense game.
  • Will have the ability to pursue the project through multiple phases, eventually to a finished product.
  • Will need to become familiar with the basics of the immune system, for which employer will provide training.
  • The initial project is anticipated to be 10-20 hours. With satisfactory performance, work on additional stages of the project will be available.

COMPENSATION: $25-$35/ hour depending on experience
HOW TO APPLY: Send resume to ceo@epitekusa.com.

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Junior Interactive Developer

Compliance Wave provides compliance training to over 4-million employees on a global scale through our subscription-based resource libraries. These libraries contain content such as e-learning courses, customizable videos, and interactive company code modules, that greatly assist compliance managers in keeping their employees engaged in their training.

The last few years have been exciting as we’ve grown from a start-up to a well-respected provider of business training. What sets us apart from other e-learning providers is our microlearning format.

This format provides content in short bursts to help with effective retention of information. This is quickly becoming the new standard for many companies. Merck, General Motors, Prudential Insurance, Bristol-Myers Squibb, John Deere, and Hewlett Packard are just a few examples of members in our client base.

POSITION: FREELANCE – Junior interactive developer

COMPANY: Compliance Wave

LOCATION: Position is location independent – – the freelancer can work at his/her location.

REQUIREMENTS: Excellent design skills, knowledge of Interactive design and tools including Adobe Creative Suite, Experience with basic HTML Coding. Willingness to work in our proprietary authoring environment.

ADDITIONAL BENEFICIAL SKILLS: Basic understanding of Javascript. Experience with e-learning design tools such as Adobe Captivate, or Articulate Storyline.

DUTIES: The freelancer will work in our proprietary authoring environment, in collaboration with our chief developer, to create interactive e-learning modules, following pre-designed templates, but also developing new designs, and layouts. Freelancer may work on elements of larger projects, but once comfortable in the authoring environment, may be assigned interactive modules as a start to finish project.

COMPENSATION: $27-35 per hour depending on experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume, references, contact information and work sample links to: Jim Calabrese, Head of Product Development jcalabrese@compliancewave.com

Spring/Summer Intern

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I-SITE [www.i-site.com], an award-winning interactive design and technology firm located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia’s creative community, has immediate openings for highly-motivated interns who are passionate about interactive design and development.

As an I-SITE intern you will have the opportunity to gain experience working on all facets of our web and mobile application projects in a collaborative studio environment. Our clients are for-profit, non-profit, national and international and include Alliance for Downtown New York, William Penn Foundation, Great Apes Survival Partnership [GRASP] and the Times Square Alliance.

Requirements for the internship:

  • Enrolled or recent graduate in a digital design, multimedia or equivalent program
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS
  • Familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of Web Design trends and UX a plus
  • WordPress, Drupal, JavaScript or PHP knowledge (a plus)
  • Interest in mobile site / app development
  • Have a portfolio site that shows off your potential
  • Strong desire to be part of a team and learn new things

This is an ideal opportunity for a junior, senior student or recent graduate looking to up their game and push their boundaries.

This is a paid internship requiring a minimum of three days a week at the I-SITE office.

Interested candidates may contact join [at] i-site [dot] com with the following:

  • PDF of a cover letter
  • PDF of your resume
  • Links to relevant examples that demonstrate your knowledge and passion for digital
  • At least 2 professional reference contacts

No phone calls or recruiters or out-of-towners please.

Note we foster cats in our office as part of our KATO, Kitty at the Office program. This position would not be suitable if you are highly allergic.

iD Tech

iD Tech is looking for energetic, tech-savvy, summer staff who understand the need for quality technology education for young students. Instructors teach coding, game design, robotics, Arduino, 3D printing, modeling and animation, website design, film, photography, cybersecurity, virtual reality and more!

iD Tech also needs amazing Directors. Our Directors are natural leaders, problem solvers, and organizational wizards who love mentoring talented staff—a staff of instructors that deliver their technical knowledge to excited campers. They become the face of iD Tech to hundreds of students and parents.

Co-writer for an existing hidden object mobile game app

POSITION: Co-writer for an existing hidden object mobile game app
COMPANY: Type A Written Communications LLC
LOCATION: Remote USA
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong creative writing and storytelling experience is paramount
  • Experience writing the storyline, dialogue and quest text for mobile games, particularly hidden object games, is preferred (but I will train the right creative writer)
  • Flawless command of American English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Ability to conduct research, organize workflows, plan storylines and meet deadlines
  • Freelance availability for roughly 10-20 hours a week on a continuing basis
  • Strong desire for a long-term career in mobile game writing (for the right creative writer, there may be an opportunity to eventually take over writing the game in entirety)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, collaborate easily and maintain a sense of humor
  • Willingness to learn the format and adapt your writing style as needed to fit the game

DUTIES:

  • Co-write a popular free-to-play (FTP) hidden object game (HOG) with millions of players, 20 characters and six seasonal updates per year
  • As a result, this means being available for six writing cycles a year that last for roughly 2-4 weeks, depending on the size of the update and how the workflow is divided up

COMPENSATION: $35-$45/hour, depending on experience. This is an ongoing freelance subcontractor gig, and you’ll be issued a 1099 annually.
HOW TO APPLY: Email your resume, writing samples (1-2) and a brief cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to amy@amymorton.com.

UX designer/developer (Bootstrap/Angular experience desired)

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POSITION: UX designer/developer (Bootstrap/Angular experience desired)

COMPANY: enAbleGames

enAbleGames is a Drexel-spinoff company. enAbleGames produces Active Video Games (AVG) delivered via a web portal to support physical therapy for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions.

LOCATION: Philadelphia

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficient with HTML, CSS, JS
  • Knowledge of Web Design trends and UX
  • Familiar with Bootstrap/Angular
  • Full-stack experience a plus

DUTIES: Work with back-end developer to update the enablegames.com website and to refine the user-experience in the player and clinician portals through data range selections, graphs, UI elements, etc.

COMPENSATION: compensation depending on experience.

HOW TO APPLY: email your resume, examples of work or portfolio link, and why you are a great fit to gray@enablegames.com. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.

2D Game Artist

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POSITION: 2D Game Artist

Code91 – Talent Execution Perseveration
We are the one who look for changes, we never settle and look only for the bet, our products are the reflection of who we try to be, the next diamond in the gaming industry.

SUMMARY
Code91 is seeking an experienced 2D game artist with a strong background on game digital assets production that will collaborate closely with our team of game development professionals on a new unique casual mobile game.
As a game artist you will be designing and realize all our gameplay elements, characters, environments and user interfaces that will make our game world a special place to be.

SKILLS

  • Excels at creating 2D digital assets
  • Has a keen eye for compelling visuals
  • Has a solid understanding of 2D related to games
  • Knows the ins and outs of photoshop (or equivalent sw)
  • Understand modern mobile games
  • Is able to integrate it’s own art within Unity3D
  • Is committed to their craft and obsessed with quality
  • Excels at cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration
  • Has exceptional written, visual, and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively and independently manage time as part of a team

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, export and implement 2D Environments, Characters, Gameplay and UI assets
  • Help define, document, and maintain a history of your work
  • Communicate effectively with team members and production
  • Actively partecipate in the game design and evaluation process

EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Digital Art (or equivalent experience)
  • 2+ years professional experience building art for games
  • Contributed to at least one shipped game title in the role of digital artist

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Driven to solve problems, collaborate, and continuously learn
  • Advocate for quality
  • Organized, detail-oriented and self-efficient

ABOUT US
Code91 was founded late 2014 by Victor Esquivel, Founder and CEO, and Enrico Bottani, Co-Founder and CTO With offices in Toluca and Gorduno, this is the first independent studio with offices spacing from Mexico and Switzerland. We believe games should provide truly immersive experiences, rich dynamic environments, and adaptive stories that respond smartly to the player’s actions.

BENEFITS
Code91 is an awesome place to work. Why?

Our team is a creative, interdisciplinary group of people who are making the difference. Through innovative games we’re working to modernize and revolutionize gaming! We believe that the best work – and the best life – comes from a healthy balance between work and play, discipline, and fun. Our office culture reflects this. Among others, we have flexible work hours, LAN nights, grill outs. One of our crazy offices is located on the amazing Ticino, the southern most region of Switzerland, and offers stunning views of the heart of the Alps, a lively city with a world-class UNESCO castle, an incredible quiet environment surrounded by woods.

COMPENSATION: 1000$/month

APPLY
Please send your portfolio at jobs@code91.com . Be sure to include a cover letter, addressed to Enrico Bottani, a resume, a visual portfolio (preferably web-based) showcasing your very best work. The most successful portfolios include outstanding art and that incredible work you can’t stop looking at. This is a full time, remote, freelancing position that can quickly turn into a full time position.

Lead Drupal Developer

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I-SITE is an award-winning interactive design and technology firm located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia’s creative community with a focus on civic, community and cause-based projects. We have an immediate opening for a Lead Drupal Developer to join our team.

As an I-SITE team player you will have the opportunity to bring your experience to all facets of our web and mobile application projects in a collaborative studio environment. Our clients are for-profit, non-profit, national and international and include Alliance for Downtown New York, William Penn Foundation and the Times Square Alliance.

Technology Requirements:

  • 5+ years of lead development experience building websites and web applications
  • Extensive experience working in PHP, both custom applications and popular CMS frameworks such as Drupal 7-8 and WordPress
  • A full, semantic understanding of HTML5, CSS3, Sass, and Compass
  • Write JavaScript with and without the use of libraries such as jQuery
  • Mobile-first responsive web frameworks (like Bootstrap / Foundation)
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • *nix shells (primarily Bash)
  • Apache Configuration
  • Database server management (MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL)
  • API Integrations such as Twitter, Salesforce, and The Raiser’s Edge)
  • Version Control (Git)

Technology Bonuses (Not Required, Just Awesome):

  • Experience with various hosting platforms (i.e. Pantheon)
  • Mobile Development, Objective C (iOS) experience a plus
  • Project Management Tools: Atlassian Services, Slack, Trello
  • Familiarity with MVC Frameworks (like CodeIgniter / Ruby on Rails)

We want to talk to you if:

  • You’ve led multiple development projects, delegated tasks, asses scope and risk, and worked alongside a project manager
  • You have experience working with creative teams and creative clients, ensuring that a design is feasible and is able to be executed as accurately as possible
  • You can prototype solutions quickly and easily to give client/team a good understanding of functionality
  • You pride yourself on your efficient and properly formatted, well-documented code
  • You express yourself during meetings and voice your thoughts, opinions, and concerns in a constructive manner
  • You represent yourself well on the phone and via email with clients
  • You are friendly, supportive, and helpful within a team environment

Things We Offer to the Right People:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance, Dental, Vision
  • Life insurance plan reimbursement
  • An old toy factory in which to work (and play)
  • The hardware you need to do your job
  • Paid vacation, plus personal or sick days
  • Quality time with office kitties
  • Free beer after 5:00 PM!
  • AND MORE!

If you meet the requirements, email your resume, examples of work, and why you are a great fit to join [at] i-site [dot] com. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.