Award winning Bay area developer seeking talent!

From: Laura E.
Sent on: Thursday, November 6, 2008 7:20 PM
Hi All!
We are currently working with an award winning, 14 year old West Coast developer making original games for EA, Rockstar, Sony and others.  The company is a licensed PSP and DS developer, and is currently engaged in projects for several game publishers different markets including PC, Mass-Market Ultra-Casual, Massive Multiplayer Online, Console, Handheld, and Mobile platforms.
They were a core contributor to the Dark Star Project, Sun Micro’s massively scalable online games technology and they are working on their own original IP as well as original IP for major publishers.
They are obviously expanding and looking for senior and lead engineering talent to help them grow. 
In all cases, we look for passion:
  • People working on their own projects
  • Open Source projects
  • History of learning
  • Outside interests
Description of Positions
  • Senior Game Engineers (Lead potential)
  • Senior Server Engineers (Lead potential)
General Comments
  • Must Haves
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills (including ability to explain technical problems to non-technical people)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software engineering practices
  • B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Nice to Haves
  • Experience with agile programming methodologies (XP, SCRUM, etc.)
  • Excellent debugging  skills
  • Excellent optimization skills
Senior Server Engineer
As a senior server engineer you will be designing and building the infrastructure for online games. This will include systems for digital object economies, managing friends, billing, chat, auctions and more.
You’ll also be working on game rules servers for our upcoming titles.
  • Must Haves
  • 5+ years of Java
  • Experience designing/implementing highly scalable services or servers
  • Experience designing/developing databases in Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Nice to Haves
  • Experience designing/implementing service oriented architectures (SOA)
  • Experience building libraries for third party use
  • Hibernate
  • Sun Microsystems’ Project Darkstar
  • Avid gamer
Senior Game Engineer
We’re looking for expert C++ programmers with a solid theoretical background and real coding chops. Our engineering team is scrappy and agile, so be prepared to take on different jobs and work in a variety of environments including console, PC, mobile and online games.
  • Must Haves
  • 5+ years of C++
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Math skills
  • Nice to Haves
  • Game industry experience
  • Solid academic/theoretical grounding in 2D/3D computer graphics including experience with OpenGL or DirectX
  • Experience with ActionScript 3 and/or Flash 9
  • Experience developing multiplayer games
  • Avid gamer
Relocation provided
Please contact me directly to discuss in confidence.
Laura Ebbinger
Senior Search Consultant
International Search Partners
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