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Junior & Senior Unity3D Developers (Full Time / Part Time – Fully Remote)

LemonChilli Games logo (a lemon with a electrical spark)

Job Type

Full Time / Part Time – 100% Remote – Work from Home Position. First-Time/Student positions considered for people living in Ireland.

About Us

We are LemonChili Games. We’ve had 10+ years experience working for international media & tech companies with our sister company PepperMelon, such as Viacom, Nickelodeon, MTV, Vh1, Turner, Cartoon Network, Google, Microsoft and XBOX, and for the past 2 years we decided to fund and create our own IPs. We are currently creating games in various platforms, but mostly focusing on mobile. Our projects have been featured in SXSW, IndieCade, Tokyo Game Show (Tough Coded: Live), App of the Day & New Games We Love in Apple’s AppStore (Boop Kids, Floyd’s Sticker Squad, and Tower Power) and have won the award for one of the top 3 best indie games in Latam, prize given by Google Indie Latam Festival Sao Paolo 2018 (Floyd’s Sticker Squad).

What we are working on now

Currently, we are working on Boop Kids and a secret game for Nintendo Switch! Check more and how it’s shaping up on Ninteno Switch, here.

This job is for you if…

You’re passionate about software engineering, mobile gaming, and constantly expanding your knowledge. You have strong communication skills, are a self-learner and you engage with the product development lifecycle from concept to support. You also pay close attention to detail, animation and user experience.

 

Responsibilities

  • Strong communication skills. You can validate and communicate your decisions clearly.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to address and mitigate these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Own and deliver maintainable, well-tested code.
  • Tackle tough problems and find creative ways to solve them.
  • Collaborate with peers on product brainstorms, technical design discussions, pair programming sessions and code reviews.
  • Take responsibility for solving product issues – large and small.
  • Play a key role in improving the software architecture
  • Implement mobile solutions to improve our iOS and Android apps directly.

 

Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Unity3D, including experience with scripting, textures, materials and shaders, 2D math, and performance optimizations.
  • Experience with debugging tools, and the usage of the Unity Profiler
  • Creative problem solvers and risk takers. You like to take initiative in pushing a project forward but know when to get others involved.
  • Ability to develop and use complicated data structures and algorithms. This includes understanding the fundamentals, as well as navigating and improving existing code.
  • Experience optimizing memory and space usage
  • Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving game programming standards and development technologies
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiarity with current design and architectural patterns
  • Knack for writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code
  • Proficient knowledge of code versioning tools, such as Git and Git-lfs.
  • Experience working with Jira
  • Excellent fluent spoke & written English.
  • We are a small, remote team in different time zones and communicate with a variety of tools throughout the day. You should feel comfortable with the intricacies of this type of work situation.
  • You must know your way around git and understand version control well, and be able to carry out typical operations with it, including branching, merging, submitting code for peer review, and reviewing your peers’ code yourself.
  • We apply Scrum as a development methodology, and broadly endorse Agile as a philosophy. You must be open to working this way as well, and prior experience is a plus.
  • Discipline concerning delivery dates, stylistic appreciation of what makes code good and readable, and a positive attitude about documentation, tickets, and issue tracking, are all very important “soft skills” for our developers to have.

 

Bonus Points

  • Have a Computer Science degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working remotely is a plus
  • Fluency in written and oral Spanish is a plus
  • Experience with pixel and vertex shaders in Unity3D is a plus
  • Java, Objective-C and Swift knowledge.
  • Prior experience with a well-known mobile title or AAA titles are a significant asset

 

What We Offer

  • Scrum development process
  • An excited, communicative, and helpful team – we keep our work environment positive.
  • Due to time zone difficulties, we’re currently only accepting applicants in Ireland.
  • Interact and collaborate daily with a world-class product, UX and design teams.Improve your skills and learn from top-notch engineers.
  • Push your code to thousands of users every day.

If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you. Use the application below to apply!

We recognize several levels of seniority and experience for developers, and tie compensation and responsibility to this. We are looking for all levels of developers for this position.

Apply your CV, github profile, and other relevant links below.
Link to apply: https://www.lemonchiligames.com/unity3d-remote-developer-job
Contact e-mail: fernando.sarmiento@lemonchiligames.com

speakers

State of Play (online) speakers announced

This year’s State of Play games conference and festival, organised by TU Dublin,  is a fully online event.

They have a  diverse list of speakers representing local and international game start-ups, studios, content creators and technology providers covering areas such as retro gaming, game design, music production, narrative design and game tech.

Speakers include:
1. Damian Scattergood Ireland’s Original Game Developer, Legendary 8-bit coder
2. Jari-Pekka Kaleva Managing Director, European Games Developer Federation
3. Travis George Co-Founder/CEO, VelaGames
4. Eimear Noone Award-winning Music Composer and Conductor
5. Aoife O Friel Writer/Narrative Designer, Massive Entertainment
6. Damien Marshall Technical Director, Demonware
7. Conor Crowley Executive Producer, Digit Games
8. Hugh McAtamney TU Dublin, Head of School of Media

speakers

 

Register in advance at: https://www.stateofplay.ie/

For further information contect peter.lynch@tudublin.ie

5 new academic posts in School of Computer Science – NUI Galway

Academic Job Opportunities in Computer Science – May/June 2021

The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to recruit excellent candidates for up to 5 new academic posts in the School of Computer Science.

For these vacancies, the School of Computer Science strongly welcomes applications from members of under-represented groups. The School and NUI Galway are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and student body.

The posts are:

NUI Galway, which was founded in 1845, is a publicly funded research-led university and is ranked in the top 1% universities in the world. NUI Galway holds a strong international reputation in Computer Science research and in translating this research into well-recognised teaching programmes.

The School of Computer Science is recognised for its research in theoretical and applied computer science, and its high-quality and highly popular postgraduate taught programmes, complementing its strengths in undergraduate teaching. Academics in the School are actively engaged in a wide variety of research topics.

For the 4-year special purpose post, applications are invited from academics with any teaching and research specialisms that complement those of the School of Computer Science.

For the three Lecturer posts and the Senior Lecturer post, applications are specifically invited from candidates who can demonstrate a world-class research profile, or its potential from excellent industry experience, as well as teaching expertise in one in the following four specialisms:

(A)  Cybersecurity;
(B)  DevOps;
(C)  Cloud Computing;
(D)  Games (particularly modelling and design).

Research contribution is of fundamental importance for these posts. The appointees must be capable of acting as scientific investigator on large-scale projects and will be expected to provide leadership to the members of their research group.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Michael Madden, Chair of School of Computer Science (email michael.madden@nuigalway.ie, +353-91-493797) or Ms Deirdre King, School Administrator of Computer Science (email deirdre.king@nuigalway.ie, phone +353-91-493143). Please see the following website for additional information about the School of Computer Science in NUI Galway: www.cs.nuigalway.ie.

NUI Galway is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze award. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and work to support an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to supporting all staff through a comprehensive suite of flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. Further information on equality at NUI Galway can be found at: www.nuigalway.ie/equalityanddiversity.

The School of Computer Science is deeply committed to making real and lasting changes to career development in supporting and advancing women in computer science. This includes attracting more women into computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supporting and the career development of all staff.

 

Posted 01/06/2021

Lecturer – 3D Modelling and Animation at IT Carlow

Qualifications and Experiential Requirements:

Successful applicants must have a relevant Honours Degree (First or Second class) or equivalent, plus a relevant higher qualification (Masters or PhD) or equivalent professional qualification. Applicants will also have at least three years relevant postgraduate experience. A Level 10 qualification in the related field is strongly preferred.

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st June 2021 at 12:00 noon.

Lecturer Salary Scale: €57,813 – €88,732

Garda Vetting will be conducted prior to any job offers.

Institute of Technology Carlow is an equal opportunities employer. The Institute is committed to the implementation of the recommendations of the Expert Group on Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEA June 2016) and the Gender Action Plan 2018-2020 (Report of the Gender Equality Taskforce, 2018). Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to advancing equality, diversity and an inclusive community.

Applying for the post:

To apply for the post see instructions on their website: https://www.itcarlow.ie/vacancies.htm?view/id/831

Posted 27/05/2021

Research Assistant at The Virtual Interaction Research Lab (VIRaL)

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The Virtual Interactive Research Lab (VIRaL) at TU Dublin is a cutting edge virtual, and augmented, reality research and development environment, in a large dedicated space. The lab serves a number of functions as a research space for postgraduate research, a development space for students on the MSc in Creative Digital Media and the BA in Game Design, and an applied development space for commercial and innovation partnerships with TU Dublin Hothouse. We believe VR and AR technologies have tremendous potential to provide deeply immersive experiences across a variety of fields: digital media, journalism, games development, simulation based medical education, manufacturing, and business. We want to explore innovative, forward thinking solutions to complex problems across these domains, examining how AR and VR technologies can be used to augment, improve, and innovate existing practices and methods.

The Virtual Interaction Research Lab (VIRaL) is looking for a Research Assistant to work on a range of exciting and cutting-edge mixed reality projects for 11 months.

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for someone with a good mix of

  • Programming skills (C#)
  • 3D modelling/asset design abilities
  • Good understanding and familiarity with Unity
  • Must have an honours qualification in Computer Science, Game Design, or a related discipline.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Experience in developing games/applications in Unity is desirable.

If you want to work in a cutting-edge applied research lab, contact us: virtual.research@tudublin.ie

RA for 11 months, at €30,242.00 (per anum), so €27,721.83 for the 11 months

 

Posted 14/05/2021

SuperNimbus

Unity Developer at SuperNimbus

SuperNimbus

SuperNimbus

SuperNimbus are always on the lookout for new talent in the video games industry. We specialize in back end technology, Real time multiplayer, Twitch Integrations and Analytics services. Projects do come up quite frequently and we’d love to have a chat with you if you think this would be a career path or if you are a freelancer and would like to add yourself to our expanded network of contacts we work with.

At SuperNimbus, we are looking for a talented and creative Unity Developer to work on online multiplayer games. You will be responsible for designing and  implementing game functionality, translating design ideas, concepts, and requirements into game systems.

Our ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in Unity Development technologies, strong programming skills. The candidate should have a detail orientated approach to projects, and the analytical skills to identify potential issues with a design or an existing implementation. Working across many different departments, this role requires a candidate with excellent communication and problem solving skills, initiative and a strong desire to learn new things.

 

Unity Developer

 

Objectives of this Role

  • Take ownership of entire features and components of a games lifecycle and lead the product design and code implementation.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Team and or Customers to deliver large and complex features on time and to a professional standard.
  • Be part of the development process and contribute solutions, improvements and suggestions, driving the quality of the code throughout the entire production cycle.
  • Mentor other developers in the team and help maintain code, product, and process quality.
  • Ensure schedules and goals meet business and project needs.
  • Conduct code reviews and be part of the hiring process for future colleagues.
  • Bring meaningful contributions and complementary skills to our projects and Team.

 

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

Plan, design and implement high-quality game features working as part of the wider team and in communication with our customers.
Transform design specification into functional game systems and use cases.
Communicate with clients to refine details and solve problems via shared chat, email and calls.
Create and iterate on prototypes showcasing new designs, interaction patterns, technology and tools.
Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code.
Ensure the best performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications and games.
Identify process and application bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience with Unity 3D/Content Development,Unreal Development experience a bonus.
  • Strong 3D math skills
  • Strong C# object-oriented programming and scripting language skills
  • Experience working with game assets (meshes, animations, materials etc)
  • Experience profiling and optimizing game and render performance (GPU and CPU)
  • Experience working with source control systems such as Git in a multi developer team environment.
  • Understanding of game Networking, Web requests and server/client interactions.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field or higher.
  • Experience building Network multiplayer games or Online games.
  • Experience with Photon, Forge, Mirror or similar Unity Networking packages.
  • Experience with Game backend/server development.

 

Posted: 06/04/2021

SuperNimbus

Junior Unity Developer at SuperNimbus

SuperNimbus

SuperNimbus

SuperNimbus are always on the lookout for new talent in the video games industry. We specialize in back end technology, Real time multiplayer, Twitch Integrations and Analytics services. Projects do come up quite frequently and we’d love to have a chat with you if you think this would be a career path or if you are a freelancer and would like to add yourself to our expanded network of contacts we work with.

Junior Unity Developer

Objectives of this Role

  • Take ownership of features and components of a games lifecycle and lead the product design and code implementation.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Team and/or Customers to deliver large and complex features on time and to a professional standard.
  • Be part of the development process and contribute solutions, improvements and suggestions, driving the quality of the code throughout the entire production cycle.
  • Ensure schedules and goals meet business and project needs.
  • Conduct code reviews and be part of the hiring process for future colleagues.
  • Bring meaningful contributions and complementary skills to our projects.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Design and implement high-quality game features working as part of the wider team and in communication with our customers.
  • Transform design specification into functional game systems and use cases.
  • Communicate with clients to refine details and solve problems via shared chat, email and calls.
  • Create and iterate on prototypes showcasing new designs, interaction patterns, technology and tools.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code.
  • Identify process and application bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner.
  • Learn new technologies and grow your development skills.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience with Unity 3D/Content Development, Unreal Development experience a bonus.
  • Strong C# object-oriented programming and scripting language skills
  • Experience working with game assets (meshes, animations, materials etc)
  • Experience working with source control systems such as Git in a multi developer team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Photon, Forge, Mirror or similar Unity Networking packages.
  • Understanding of game Networking, Web requests and server/client interactions.
  • Experience profiling and optimizing game and render performance (GPU and CPU)

 

How to contact

Please send your CV to contact@supernimbus.net.

Posted: 06/04/2021

Technical Artist at Romero Games

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Technical Artist

Romero Games Ltd is looking for a full-time Technical Artist to be the bridge between content creation and engineering.  We are looking for an Individual with an exceptional combination of technical and visual skills.  As an independent development studio, you can be part of a team where developers are able have a significant impact and contribute on multiple levels to the games we make.

 

Responsibilities

  • Act as the bridge between the content creators and the engineers and facilitate communication

  • Support the art department with in-engine technical solutions and pipeline development

  • Research and develop tools to improve workflows and promote best practices for content creation

  • Ensure that development maintains industry standards and cutting-edge techniques

  • Work in close collaboration with the content team to create, maintain and optimize shaders for game assets

  • Work directly with the Art Director to help realize the technical aspects of the visual direction to ensure we reach our project goals

  • Provide feedback and communicate concerns regarding potential mismatch between artistic goals and technical reality

  • Be proactive and self-motivated in exploring new opportunities for visual effects throughout the game

  • Review content and the game for consistency, quality and performance

  • Help influence further development of technology and artistic processes within the studio

 

Requirements & Skills

  • Strong technical knowledge and an eye for aesthetics

  • Solid understanding for contemporary visual quality and fidelity

  • Deep familiarity of content creation pipelines, and common game engines

  • Experience with profiling performance issues

  • Advanced problem-solving techniques needed to resolve the numerous hurdles that present themselves throughout development

  • The ability to take seek out problems and to work with other disciplines until the problem is solved

  • Relevant programming or scripting experience in languages such as Python/C++/C#

  • Understanding of 3D math (linear algebra, vector and matrix maths)

  • Communication skills needed to give and receive constructive critiques

  • An awareness of industry trends and technology related to visual effects

  • 3- 5 years of experience and at least 1 shipped title

 

Bonus Skills

  • Experience with Houdini

 

Benefits

Romero Games is home to a wonderful group of diverse game developers, most of whom have worked together for years. We genuinely like creating games as a team and value creating a place that you might like to work, too. Our office is located in historic, medieval Galway, Ireland. Ireland itself is the second largest exporter of software in the world, and the tech triangle of Galway, Dublin and Cork make up the great bulk of those exports. Galway is the cultural capital of Europe (really, it won that award!) and offers year-round creative festivals and is home to a vibrant arts, tech, foodie and writing culture.

We are also proud nerds with two D&D campaigns (so far), a book club, an enviable board game collection and are supporters of various community initiatives that teach kids to code and create. We are active supporters and advocates for STEM and diversity.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Premium health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage

  • Generous time off for vacation, sick days, and personal days

  • Relocation assistance

  • Active mentoring program

  • Monthly insider expert seminars with well-known creators such as David Brevik (Diablo), Josh Sawyer (Pillars of Eternity), Harvey Smith (Dishonored), Warren Spector (Deus Ex) and more

  • Flexible working hours including work-from-home schemes

  • Casual dress code

  • Bike to Work programme participation

 

How to Apply

Candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test. Send your Technical Artist CV to jobs@romerogames.com with subject line “Technical Artist CV”.

Posted 06/04/2021

Live Producer at Romero Games

Romero Games logoLive Producer

Do you want to take on the exciting challenge of making sure Romero Games delivers games on time and within budget? As a Romero Games Producer, you are responsible for delivering internally-developed games on time and within budget, and in many ways be the counterpoint to the Game Director. The Producer knows their game by heart, and playing it is part of the weekly routine. Furthermore, the Producer handles organization of the project and staff planning in terms of competence, man-months, and creating the schedule for everyday work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Leads project(s), working closely with stakeholders such as a Game Director for game quality targets and a Tech Lead for technical quality

  • Making sure the team is working efficiently to reach milestones and key gates

  • Risk management (assessment/mitigation/communication)

  • Delivering on time, budget and scope

  • Coordination with other producers and stakeholders such as a publisher’s producers, marketing, etc.

  • Project plans and tracking progress

  • Nurturing a healthy relationship with the publishing team

 

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in video game development

  • Experience working in a Production role on Live or released titles

  • Experience with agile methodologies

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

  • Knowledge of JIRA will be considered an advantage

 

The role will require an ability to listen to the opinions of several stakeholders. While at the same time being firm, decisive and making sure things move forward. Furthermore, the role requires attention to detail and an ability to work organized and with structure. You should also enjoy getting your team to thrive and deliver their best.

 

Benefits

Romero Games is home to a wonderful group of diverse game developers, most of whom have worked together for years. We genuinely like creating games as a team and value creating a place that you might like to work, too. Our office is located in historic, medieval Galway, Ireland. Ireland itself is the second largest exporter of software in the world, and the tech triangle of Galway, Dublin and Cork make up the great bulk of those exports. Galway is the cultural capital of Europe (really, it won that award!) and offers year-round creative festivals and is home to a vibrant arts, tech, foodie and writing culture.

We are also proud nerds with two D&D campaigns (so far), a book club, an enviable board game collection and are supporters of various community initiatives that teach kids to code and create. We are active supporters and advocates for STEM and diversity.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Premium health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage

  • Generous time off for vacation, sick days, and personal days

  • Relocation assistance

  • Active mentoring program

  • Monthly insider expert seminars with well-known creators such as David Brevik (Diablo), Josh Sawyer (Pillars of Eternity), Harvey Smith (Dishonored), Warren Spector (Deus Ex) and more

  • Flexible working hours including work-from-home schemes

  • Casual dress code

  • Bike to Work programme participation

 

How to Apply:

Does this sound like you? We would love to hear from you & see your work. Send your Live Producer CV to jobs@romerogames.com with subject “Live Producer  CV”

Posted 06/04/2021

VFX Artist at Romero Games

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VFX Artist

Romero Games Ltd is looking for a full-time VFX ARTIST.  Our growing team is looking an Individual with exceptional talent and passion for creating stunning visual effects.  As an independent development studio, you can be part of a team where developers are able have a significant impact and contribute on multiple levels to the games we make.

 

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement visual effects that are aesthetically beautiful and efficient for performance in Unity and Unreal

  • Work directly with the art director to visualize effects that reflect the artistic direction of the game

  • Work with design to ensure the visual effects convey gameplay information

  • Collaborate with other artists and sound design to ensure that the visual effects compliment the other aspects of the game

  • Be proactive and self-motivated in exploring new opportunities for visual effects throughout the game

  • Help influence further development of technology and artistic processes within the studio

 

Requirements & Skills

  • Strong technical knowledge of contemporary shader features and artistic abilities needed for making stunning visual effects

  • Excellent visual understanding of form, timing, color, and composition and how those skills apply to visual effects

  • Experience making optimized effects that work with standard engines and hardware

  • Advanced problem-solving techniques needed to resolve the numerous hurdles that present themselves throughout development

  • The ability to take seek out problems and to work with other disciplines until the problem is solved

  • Communication skills needed to give and receive constructive critiques

  • An awareness of industry trends and technology related to visual effects

  • Image manipulation software i.e., photoshop/substance designer

  • 3- 5 years of experience and at least 1 shipped title

 

Bonus Skills

  • Experience Houdini and its application in real-time game visual effects

  • Python scripting

 

Benefits

Romero Games is home to a wonderful group of diverse game developers, most of whom have worked together for years. We genuinely like creating games as a team and value creating a place that you might like to work, too. Our office is located in historic, medieval Galway, Ireland. Ireland itself is the second largest exporter of software in the world, and the tech triangle of Galway, Dublin and Cork make up the great bulk of those exports. Galway is the cultural capital of Europe (really, it won that award!) and offers year-round creative festivals and is home to a vibrant arts, tech, foodie and writing culture.

We are also proud nerds with two D&D campaigns (so far), a book club, an enviable board game collection and are supporters of various community initiatives that teach kids to code and create. We are active supporters and advocates for STEM and diversity.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Premium health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage

  • Generous time off for vacation, sick days, and personal days

  • Relocation assistance

  • Active mentoring program

  • Monthly insider expert seminars with well-known creators such as David Brevik (Diablo), Josh Sawyer (Pillars of Eternity), Harvey Smith (Dishonored), Warren Spector (Deus Ex) and more

  • Flexible working hours including work-from-home schemes

  • Casual dress code

  • Bike to Work programme participation

 

How to Apply

Candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test. Send your CV by to jobs@romerogames.com with subject line VFX Artist CV.

Posted: 06/04/2021

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Administrator for Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet

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Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet provide subsidised skills development solutions to the Animation, Screen, and Immersive Technology sectors (Games, VR/AR/MR etc.) in Ireland through high-end, bespoke training courses that are designed and delivered by industry specialists.

Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet are all co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies.

We are now looking to hire an Administrator to work across all 3 networks (Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet). This is a contract position (full-time) until the end of 2021 with the possibility of an extension to the contract pending allocation of funding for 2022 and successful performance of the role.

 

Role – Details and Duties

The list below, which applies across all 3 networks, is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related additional tasks across all 3 networks.

  • Work closely and maintain a high level of communication with the Network Manager and the Network Director to achieve objectives of the organisation for the benefit of members.
  • Work closely with the Network Manager and Network Director to coordinate and provide administration support for training programmes and events.
  • Offer any administration and organisational support to the Network Manager and Network Director as needed (including general administration, event organisation, reservations and bookings, Data entry, and Data collection for funding applications).
  • Organise and coordinate Steering Group meetings to include sharing of agenda & papers with Steering Group members and completion and circulation of Minutes.
  • Assist the Network Manager and Network Director with financial management aspects of the network including processing quotes, invoices, receipts and preparing documents for end of year financial reporting, audit, and compliance visits.
  • Support with management of the 3 x Networks Websites and updating courses/events as required.
  • Support with management of the 3 x Networks Social Media accounts.
  • Carry out Data Entry tasks in relation to trainee profiles, training courses, training events, Member Company, tutor profiles and feedback forms.

 

Requirements – Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in a related discipline or relevant experience supplemented with equivalent qualification.
  • Prior Office Management and Administration Experience Preferred.
  • Strong Attention to Detail.
  • Ability to Work Without Supervision.
  • Excellent Time Management Skills.
  • Exceptional Communication and Customer Service Skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs and Google suite.
  • Strong Organisation and Record Keeping Skills.
  • Experience with CMS (Content Management Systems), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and WordPress preferred.
  • Online/virtual platform experience (for example Zoom, MS TEAMS) preferred.

 

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to manager@immersivetechnologiesskillnet.ie by Monday 22nd March with the subject heading: Application

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview for the role in April.

The contract will run to the end of 2021 and will be remunerated at €2,000 per month.

The role will be based in Dublin though some national and international travel may be required (once government directive allows for this). An aspect of unsocial hours may be a feature of this position. Due to government guidelines related to COVID-19 the role will be a remote working role initially until COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted.

Posted 12/03/2021

Build Engineer at StoryToys

Role

As Build Engineer you will work closely with the Development Teams to support and design continuous integration and delivery pipeline applications, various scripting and automation tasks relative to application and service delivery, and/or platform support. Other duties may include general assistance with projects, troubleshooting and SDLC support.

This is a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in a multi-project, fast-paced studio.
You will have prior experience with Git, Git-flow, source control management pipelines and preferable build pipelines for mobile platforms.

 

Responsibilities

• Manage build, configuration and deployment aspects of our various catalogue of apps

• To set up and maintain a Continuous Integration environment which builds, deploys and performs end to end testing of multiple iOS and Android-based applications.

• Manage our software repositories using Git and Git flow patterns

• Identify and evaluate tools and solutions to improve our end to end build process, for Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Testing.

• Ability to efficiently investigate and troubleshoot problems when they arise.

• Have a strong ownership of the product test infrastructure and aim to constantly improve it

• Develop an effective strategy for reporting the outcomes of automated builds and ensuring any problems are identified and addressed.

• Maintains environment release information across multiple environments such as software and configuration baseline version.

• Support and enhance build and release processes through automation using a combination of processes, existing tools, new tools, and enhancements.

• Responsible for successfully packaging and delivering products through the software development life cycle.

• Communicate effectively with other Development and QA engineers.

 

Requirements

• Previous experience working with Git-flow and Git like patterns

• Previous experience with automated build management/continuous integration tools such as Jenkins.

• Some relevant industry experience

• Experience of one or more of the following: Git, bash, Perl, python or some other widely used scripting language

• Some experience with build automation tools such as Gradle is nice to have.

 

Nice to Have

• DevOps experience

• Previous experience in an Agile environment.

• Knowledge of test automation tools

• Knowledge of unit testing frameworks

If you are interested in applying for this role please email hr@touchpress.com

QA Lead at StoryToys

Role
As a QA Lead you will integrate with the Development Teams to test our apps and provide support. As part of a multidisciplinary agile team you will be responsible for the test and submission process; providing best practice guidance and using your experience to help streamline processes where possible. Other duties will include general assistance with projects, troubleshooting and testing of our platform services.
This is a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in a multi-project, fast-paced studio. The right candidate will find lots of opportunities to learn and grow within a supportive environment.

Responsibilities

  • As part of the development team you will provide testing for our mobile apps and other platform services.
  • Update the App Stores and submit apps to Apple, Google and Amazon for certification. You will ensure that content of the releases are clearly understood and communicated.
  • Help shape our apps by providing key insights and feedback to your team while maintaining awareness of partner requirements.
  • Help to manage the release of our apps in conjunction with the PM.
  • Continuously work to improve the test and release process. Investigate better strategies for performing our key functions.
  • Ability to efficiently investigate and troubleshoot problems when they arise.
  • Have a strong ownership of the test process. Champion best practice for testing to ensure our teams are working as efficiently as possible.
  • Support the teams in many different areas such as creating builds, creating documentation and knowledge of 3rd party tools.
  • Communicate effectively with all disciplines across the company.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of testing experience, preferable with mobile apps.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Must be proactive and be comfortable working as part of a highly collaborative team as well as independently when needed.
  • Have a technical mindset.

Nice to Have

  • ISTQB foundation level.
  • Previous experience in an Agile environment.
  • Knowledge of continuous integration systems (e.g. Jenkins).
  • Working knowledge of Amazon systems (S3, DynamoDB etc.) and web proxies (e.g. Fiddler, Charles etc.).
  • Knowledge of basic scripting (e.g. Python, Javascript, Applescript, Google Apps Script).

If you are interested in applying for this role please email hr@touchpress.com.

Posted 23/01/2021

Senior and/or Mid-Level Unity Engineer at StoryToys

Key Responsibilities:

  • Best practice game development using Unity3D engine.
  • You will push for quality implementations that are performant, technically sound and reusable by other developers.
  • Train other developers in the intricacies of Unity 3D [Senior]
  • Promote clean, efficient and optimised code to the whole team. We want someone who is always aware about optimising memory usage, frame rates, garbage collection, maintainability etc, but with an eye for what is feasible given time and resource constraints.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop entertaining, educational mobile games using Unity 3D (for multiple platforms). Our games are played by millions of players young and old,
  • Collaborate with designers and UX/UI to get thorough specs and flesh out the best way to get new ideas into the game. (Work through storyboards, wireframes, feature specs etc)
  • Be part of breaking down stories into technical tasks that can be estimated
  • Write content pipeline tools and editor extensions, to streamline production
  • Work closely with the Art team to get awesome artwork into the game while being mindful of performance and platform constraints
  • Be part of a cross disciplinary team that uses a scrum-like process
  • Test your own code extensively and work closely with the QA team to resolve bugs and to hit sprint goals with a high production quality
  • Collaborate with our Platform team (e.g. Login, authentication, In App Purchases, Creating accounts, Getting data for general or remote content etc.).
  • Be inventive! Come up with ways to improve process, working with other engineers to implement these improvements [Senior]

Requirements:

  • 1-3+ years of experience in developing 3D games using Unity
  • Excellent C# (.Net 3.5/4.xx or equivalent) skills
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Great communication skills. While our focus is on the product you will also have no fear of reading or writing documentation
  • A solid overview of real-time rendering and rendering bottlenecks
  • Solid understanding how to write low-latency and low-garbage code in C#
  • Fluent in using Git (or Git-like system) and SCM patterns
  • Solid understanding of programming principles, how systems work together and various common architectural approaches [Senior]
  • Enjoy solving difficult technical problems, in large, complex systems [Senior]
  • But most of all. You will LOVE creating video games.

Nice to have:

  • Familiar with Objective C and Java
  • 1-3+ years of game-dev industry experience (AAA game-dev experience) [3-5 for Senior]
  • Minimum of one shipped title
  • Familiar with Automated Build Systems and Continuous Integration
  • Familiar with the App Store and Google Play Submission processes
  • An understanding of how kids approach play.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email hr@touchpress.com.

Posted 23/01/2021

Assistant Professor in Film (computer game narratives) Dublin

The Discipline of Film, School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Film.

The appointment responds to specific needs identified in a series of reports including the Department of Education and Skills Action Plan, ‘Technology Skills 2022’, and the Olsberg Report (‘Economic Analysis of the Audiovisual Sector in the Republic of Ireland’) both of which listed Gaming as a priority area in the future world of work. It will develop the Department of Film’s own teaching in this area, currently one dedicated module on the new ‘Screenwriting’ strand in the M.Phil. in Film Studies.

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 to €86,247 per annum, pro-rata at 0.5FTE]. Appointment will be made no higher than point 8 (i.e. €50,410).

Post Status: Four-year, fixed term contract – from 1st September 2021 (part-time 0.5FTE)

Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT), 8th February 2021


STANDARD DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST

 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Deliver the department’s and the School’s postgraduate taught programmes, to contribute to the development of research student activities and the enhancement of the School’s research profile.
  • Contribute to the department’s teaching programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, including module co-ordination, delivery of lectures and seminars, marking of assignments and examinations, and supervision of dissertations.
  • Take responsibility for convening and delivering specialist modules at postgraduate levels, including as standalone CPD offerings.
  • Contribute to collaboratively taught modules at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Supervise M.Phil., M.Litt. and Ph.D. dissertations.
  • Contribute to the department’s wider administrative remit, attending meetings, serving on sub-committees and assuming specific responsibilities as determined by the Head of Department.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to exploring opportunities for external research funding and forming industry partnerships.
  • Teaching-related responsibilities will include academic assessment, course administration, and curriculum development, specifically of a new Masters Degree in Creative Technologies.
  • General duties will include participation in recruitment initiatives (Open Days), attendance at key department and School events (research seminars, etc.).
  • All duties will be commensurate with a 0.5 appointment.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

Essential:

  • An excellent academic record and a PhD (or to be near completion of a PhD) in a related area.
  • The ability, enthusiasm for, and success in designing and delivering modules in Narratives for Games.
  • Practical experience of writing or designing games and/or interactive narratives.
  • The ability to design and develop modules for online CPD delivery.
  • The ability to design and develop a new Masters in Creative Technologies.
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in an interdisciplinary environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience of research supervision and teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate level.
  • Experience of curriculum development and administration.
  • Experience of working with colleagues in a theory and method-pluralistic environment.
  • Proven ability or evident potential to attract external research funding and to create industry partnerships.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE (ESSENTIAL & DESIRABLE)

Administration

Essential:

  • Demonstrated potential to manage and develop modules in Narratives for Computer Games.

Desirable:

  • Experience of course management and development at university level.
  • Experience of involvement in research seminars, recruitment initiatives and other activities.

Research

Desirable:

  • Evidence of research potential appropriate to career stage.
  • Proven ability or potential to attract external grant funding.
  • The ability to contribute to the strategic objectives of the School of Creative Arts.

In addition, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated or potential contribution to the College and to the discipline and wider community.


SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to enthuse listeners.
  • A commitment to research-led and innovative teaching methods.
  • A commitment to engage with non-traditional learners through CPD-led modules.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to effectively manage a demanding workload.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to engage in the administrative requirements of the Department, School and College.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team, to collaborate with colleagues at an inter-disciplinary level and to participate at School, Faculty and College level.
  • Demonstrated potential to manage and develop courses in a University setting.
  • Demonstrate vision and commitment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applicants should provide the following information when applying for the post of Assistant Professor in Film (computer game narratives):

  1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications.
  2. Evidence of practice-based experience in creating Narratives for Computer Games.
  3. The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, email, etc.) of three referees.
  4. A teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages).

 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not submit this additional information may not be considered for shortlisting.

Please visit the Trinity College vacancies page http://jobs.tcd.ie to view a full job description and to apply.

 

Job added 22/01/2021