Simcoach Games is looking for individuals to add to our team who appreciate video games, like the idea that their work can have a positive, life-changing impact on people and are looking to work on a multi-disciplinary team in a great work environment.
Our mission is to empower millions of hourly job seekers to explore careers, prepare for the transition to work and connect with potential training or employment opportunities through mobile video games.
Simcoach Games has been developing video games for workforce development and training for 12 years. The Simcoach Skill Arcade, the culminating result of that experience, is a mobile platform for empowering hourly workers through video games. The games drive awareness and interest, and demonstrate aptitude for in-demand jobs, focusing on areas of self-assessment, career discovery, basic skills training and virtual work experience. The Skill Arcade uses mobile microgames – short interactive learning experiences that can be played on-demand – while tracking an individual’s gameplay interactions and badges earned. Access to data associated with Skill Arcade players is licensed to enterprises searching for interested and capable talent.
The company is a 2005 spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), internationally renowned for its research and development in applying video game techniques and technologies for educational purposes. Simcoach Games extends the mission of ETC, developing real-world solutions to engender positive change.
Game Developer is a full-time position responsible for gameplay engineering. A Game Developer works as part of a cross-functional team with designers, artists, and other engineers to develop the core systems and interactions of Simcoach Games’ products. Within our Agile development process, the Game Developer contributes directly to (and may even be in charge of generating) weekly builds which are released to clients/partners. Active review and play-testing with clients/partners provide constant feedback for fixes and iteration. Game Developers are expected to take initiative, share their ideas, balance multiple projects, demonstrate high quality standards, and seek to contribute to company success.
Skills & Requirements
Ideal candidates will be proficient with the following:
- Unity3D game engine and IDE
- Design and implementation of game systems and game object management
- Producing clear documentation
- Appreciation of games and passion for game programming
- Education: Bachelors degree in computer science or related field
- Experience: 1 – 3 year of relevant work experience (or Masters degree in a related field)
- Nice to have:
- Experience using Agile development process
- Experience with mobile development (iOS, Android)
- Back-end/integration technologies (databases, networking)
Candidates not proficient in all of these areas will be considered but must be prepared to demonstrate strong development skills and the ability to learn the tools quickly as part of an intensive interview process.
Simcoach Games is located in the Strip District – one of the hottest, most diverse urban settings in Pittsburgh. The area offers the best in food: cafes, bakeries, coffee joints, and numerous ethnic lunch spots – all within a couple of blocks. Our office is seconds away from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail which is a great route for bikers or walkers looking to experience all this city has to offer. The office itself is an ideal collaborative space – a brick warehouse built in the early 1900s, specifically refurbished for tech companies, with open work space, high ceilings, and a lot of natural light.
Simcoach Games offers a competitive compensation package, consistent with other organizations in the Pittsburgh region, including superior health benefits, life insurance, LTD/STD insurance, and generous paid time off.
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