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The Department of Computer Science & Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Developer. This individual is responsible for the development of serious games for the Center for Game Science research projects related to learning and scientific discovery.
* Rapidly develop prototype games and applications for evaluation of early stage brainstorming possibilities.
* Design and implement software for release that is robust, usable, and scalable. Evaluate and select appropriate technologies to support game designs at all levels, including but not limited to, networking, back-end, and user interfaces.
* Interact with game designers to implement designs. Determine the most effective methods for implementation of high-level designs.
* Work with artists to integrate art into games. Communicate technical requirements for art to be used in games.
* Consult with domain experts to ensure the validity of learning and scientific approaches used in games.
* Organize the release and distribution of games to make them available to the public. Interact with players and respond to their feedback.
* Maintain and update existing games after their release to the public.
* Gather and analyze data from games. Create visualizations to examine data. Run statistical tests.
* Assist in creation of figures, text, and videos for publications.
* Perform related duties as required, including demonstrating games to visitors.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field AND 2+ years' experience programming with object-oriented design, system architecture and design, user interface design and evaluation.
* Demonstrated ability to release quality products on schedule
* Must have excellent communication and documentation skills
* Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and independently
* Fast turnaround times and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
* Ability to multitask and work with multiple teams simultaneously
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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