Lead Programmer/ Technical Director/ CTO
Come join Hidden Variable Studios – a small, experienced team of
indie developers with backgrounds that include time spent at EA, Insomniac
Games, THQ and Disney. You can read the juicy details here: http://www.hiddenvariable.com/about/company/.
Our first title, Bag It!, launched last fall on
iOS/Android to critical acclaim and has already surpassed 4.7 million downloads
and collected numerous accolades, including:
It’s an especially exciting time to join Hidden Variable, as we’re
just starting on our next project in pursuit of our next hit, so now is your
time to get in on the ground floor.
We are looking for a stellar candidate that can successfully lead and contribute to a small,
focused engineering team on our next original IP and to help shape the
technical foundation for our studio. Whether you fancy yourself
a Lead Programmer, Technical Director, or even CTO- all of those are potentially on the table. Here at Hidden Variable, we put one’s contributions
first, not titles. That’s the big picture –
details to follow.
To be clear, we’re not just looking for a warm body. We’re looking
for a super talented individual who is in it for the long haul and wants to put
their creativity, love of technology and passion to help us make something
incredible and we’ll reward you generously for your contributions, including an
equity position in the company!
Coding (70%) – Eager to get your hands dirty? You’ll architect, document,
implement, test, debug and maintain code for iOS and Android. Being actively
involved in the hands-on development aspects of the game will be a large chunk
of your time so you better like it and be good at it!
Managing/Directing (30%) - You’ll be overseeing the
work of our extensive programming department (only one engineer currently, but
more to come) while ensuring that tasks are completed on time and meet the high
quality requirements for the game. Your inherent awesomeness will result in
high-quality, polished and reliable code. You’ll do this while mentoring, sharing,
and working with other departments daily, all of whom will be thrilled to be teaming
up with you. Collaborate away!
Pursuing Your Dreams - As one of just a
handful of senior leaders within the company, you’ll be an integral part of
setting our company initiatives. Although your role will shift and grow from
time to time, at the end of the day, you should leave the studio every day super
pumped about what you're working on and itching to get back into it.
Forecasting – You’ll ultimately be
driving and navigating the technology bus for the company. We’re looking for
someone who is always ahead of the curve, thinking of new ways to use existing
technology and anticipate where it’s all going. If you like exploring new
platforms, systems, and techniques, this is the place for you.
• Leatherneck - 5+ years of software engineering experience in the game industry
• Equal Opportunity Developer - 2+ years of professional experience with
• Swiss Army Knife - Knowledgeable in Obj-C, C#, C/C++, Java, XCode, Unity,
and native Android SDK (or a combo thereof)
• Smarty Pants - Strong foundation in logic, computer science, and mathematics,
including areas such as algorithms, optimization, and vector/matrix/3D math (you
gotta be smart to work here!)
• Go Getter - Highly self-motivated and able to excel in a fast paced, dynamic environment
• Inspirational Despot - Prior experience managing* or leading a team of programmers (*Tasers
and cattle prods available onsite)
• Sensei - Adept at mentoring the engineering rockstars of tomorrow
• Extra Credit - Sure would be nice if you have back-end network / web development
skills like PHP, CSS, and/or SQL!
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