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Graphics Software Engineer: Wargaming.net

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Wargmaing Chicago-Baltimore is seeking a Graphics Software Engineer to join our expanding team. This individual will have the opportunity to design and implement new rendering solutions for current and future generation platforms. Responsibilities Add new functionality to existing rendering engine Implement custom shaders for in-game special effects Support artists, designers, and gameplay programmers Requirements: A strong desire to create world-class games Experience with DirectX 11, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3 Familiarity with a range of advanced lighting and post-processing techniques Understanding of the hardware 3D rendering pipeline Shipped at least one application with a concentration on low-level system design Ability to write robust, maintainable, and high-performance code Very solid math background - Ability to apply concepts in linear algebra and matrix mathematics Excellent communications skills Strong knowledge of C++ and STL
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Lead UI Engineer: Wargaming.net

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Job Description Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore has an exciting opportunity for a Lead UI Engineer to join our engineering team. This individual should be passionate about user interface, ease of use, and games. You will be focused on the following areas: Responsibilities Motivate, mentor, and manage a team of UI Engineers to ensure systems are delivered on time and in budget. Collaborate and communicate with all disciplines in the creation and implementation of the game UI.  Work closely with UX/Usability teams to ensure the best possible end-user experience.  Contribute to the design of UI tools and processes. Write, test and debug User Interface code for our games. Liaise with designers, producers, and artists to implement new UI features. Requirements:   High degree of proficiency writing rich client code with C++ and ActionScript 3. B.S. degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or Engineering. Proven experience architecting and developing rich client applications. Excellent knowledge of UI architectural patterns. Previous experience developing console games. Experience with Scaleform and Flash Professional. Ability to write clear, clean, readable, portable, reliable, and manageable code.   Desired Significant experience writing automated unit and functional tests. Prior localization experience. Knowledge of STL. Solid vector math background.
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Graphics Software Engineer: Wargaming.net

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Wargmaing Chicag-Baltimore is seeking a Graphics Software Engineer to join our expanding team. This individual will have the opportunity to design and implement new rendering solutions for current and future generation platforms. Responsibilities Add new functionality to existing rendering engine Implement custom shaders for in-game special effects Support artists, designers, and gameplay programmers  Requirements: A strong desire to create world-class games Experience with DirectX 11, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3 Familiarity with a range of advanced lighting and post-processing techniques Understanding of the hardware 3D rendering pipeline Shipped at least one application with a concentration on low-level system design Ability to write robust, maintainable, and high-performance code Very solid math background - Ability to apply concepts in linear algebra and matrix mathematics Excellent communications skills Strong knowledge of C++ and STL
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RETRO STUDIOS - Level 3 Engineer: Nintendo of America Inc.

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Company Name:  Retro Studios, Inc. Job Location:  Austin, Texas Job title:  Level 3 Engineer Experience: 3 years Education:  None Salary (minimum):  $82,430 Certification Required:  No Duration:  Regular Hire  Work week:  Full-time Supervision Experience Required: No Job duties:  Develop, create, and modify code for large-scale video game software applications. Duties include the following:  Design and program software in a broad range of problems for a large-scale system by applying knowledge of 2D/3D graphic techniques and algorithms and their applications in computer simulation and video game software; Identifies needs and proposes solution on a longer time scale (participate in roadmap development); Participate in code reviews and feedback; Document and gather requirements from users for software to be implemented; Train other engineers and content creators on the use of systems; Work and confer with other engineers to formulate solutions to problems that have been implemented; Make recommendations regarding software specifications; and Establish domain expertise in two or more specializations such as AI, Player Package, or Game Play. Summary of Requirements: Requires 3 years’ experience in a game production environment.  Applications will be accepted on the Nintendo website:  https://nintendo.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=140000006U We are an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans…valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.
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Assistant Manager, QA: Blizzard Entertainment

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced quality assurance professional with demonstrated organizational, leadership, and supervisory abilities to manage a quality assurance (QA) team.   The QA assistant manager assists the manager in the strategic operation of Blizzard  QA department and ensures that the team is prepared to meet the testing demands created by our application, web, and internal tools development teams.    RESPONSIBILITIES Work with Blizzard executive, development, international, and QA teams. Work with department leaders to ensure QA teams have staffing, training, structure, and processes to meet product testing demands. Keep current with product risks, releases, and business goals while strategically managing project risks for the test team. Mentor QA personnel to facilitate their growth within the department and company– provide coaching, actionable feedback, development plan guidance, and disciplinary action as necessary. Interview, hire, and train world-class QA personnel. Assist in the development and implementation of procedures for more effective and efficient testing of company products. Contribute to a positive work environment. Complete all tasks and duties as assigned, on time and with high quality. REQUIREMENTS A minimum of 3 years’ with lead, supervisory, or managerial experience in a software QA environment A minimum of 5 years’ in the game industry or software industry Above-average knowledge of test management software packages Able to guide the QA staff through a full product life cycle Able to motivate people, instill accountability, and achieve results Strong oral and written communications skills Excellent organizational and time-management skills A finely-honed attention to detail while keeping in mind the larger picture of business needs Absolute passion for games PLUSES ISTQB Certification (CTFL or CTAL) Prior experience as a software engineer or product owner Experience managing test engineer or software engineering professionals Proven capability to develop and grow entry level management staff Prior experience working with external and regional compliancy standards
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Unity 3D Game Designer: N-Fusion Interactive

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Unity 3D Game Designer N-Fusion Interactive is seeking a Game Designer for creating, implementing, communicating, and collaborating with others on compelling gameplay ideas, features, and content for titles using the Unity 3D game engine. Applicant should be creative, organized, passionate, and have excellent knowledge of the development process from concept to final product release. Primary Responsibilities Designing, implementing, and/or tweaking game mechanics and systems Keep detailed design documentation which will include creating, maintaining, implementing, and improving the readability of information Ensure that other team members understand the design plan and are maintaining consistency Play current builds and help document and/or fix issues throughout the course of development Identify and help develop solutions for issues on existing builds/projects Ideal Qualifications Experience creating design documentation for a shipped product Intimate knowledge of the Unity 3D game engine Ability to work closely with design, artist, and programming team members Ability to work within a schedule and still maintain quality levels Experience creating/maintaining concise and functional design documents Passion for making and playing innovative games Please send any materials (resume, portfolio, samples, demos, URLs) to the address below quoting the job title in the subject line. careers@n-fusion.com Due to the volume of applications you may not get a reply right away.
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Unity 3D Game Programmer: N-Fusion Interactive

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Unity 3D Game Programmer  N-Fusion Interactive is looking for an experienced Unity 3D programmer to be directly involved in developing exciting new titles utilizing cutting edge technology. Applicant should be creative, organized, passionate, and have excellent knowledge of the development process from concept to final product release. Primary Responsibilities Develop game systems using Unity 3D Create efficient, optimized code while working with 3rd party libraries and tools Understand memory and performance limitations of target hardware Understand and be able to conform to the standards of target hardware Share and participate in continually improving the processes with which the game is being developed Collaborate and communicate with non-technical disciplines to improve the game Willingness to receive, create and maintain detailed task lists from team leaders Perform other duties as required Ideal Qualifications Credited work as programmer on a shipped product Intimate knowledge of C# and the Unity 3D game engine Computer Science degree, or equivalent game experience Proven team player and motivator Passion for making and playing innovative games Please send any materials (resume, portfolio, samples, demos, URLs) to the address below quoting the job title in the subject line. careers@n-fusion.com Due to the volume of applications you may not get a reply right away.
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Concept Artist: Deep Silver Volition

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Volition is seeking an energetic, driven, and creative concept artist to help define the look of our titles.  You will be working in a collaborative environment of artists, designers, and programmers and will have the opportunity to contribute to the projects well beyond the bounds of great looking concept art. Responsibilities: Contribute to the game vision, other disciplines, and the team by communicating through concepts Inspire the team by exploring and defining the setting, tone and mood of the game through richly detailed and inspiring concept art Create concept art that is clear, concise, and easily readable for production artists to take into fully realized 3D assets Collaborate with other team members from varied disciplines to drive the game vision forward Qualifications: At least 5 years of applicable game industry experience – leadership experience is a plus Strong understanding of lighting, anatomy, composition, perspective, color theory, scale, proportion, value and architectural design Be an expert in Photoshop but any additional software packages such as 3D software for scene blocking is a plus Communicate ideas visually as well as verbally Ability to give and receive critique from all members of the team Sample work required: Current samples of 2D art work including digital paintings, sketches, direction sheets, etc Current samples of any relevant 3D game artwork
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Lead/Senior Designer: Zindagi Games

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Basic Qualifications: Must have professional game design experience on at least 1 shipped title in a leadership role Must have a 4 year degree or equivalent experience Background in level building and scripting is a plus Expectations: Demonstrate expertise with game design - gameplay, pacing, story, design principles and decision making Understand what it takes to receive high review scores as a AAA, top tier title Passionate about gaming and makes that clear every day Lead by setting the course and maximizing the team’s ability to accomplish goals A self-starter, motivates others and delivers demonstrable success with minimal supervision Well organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and follow through on details Evangelize by steering the game's vision and having all team members buy-in Demand collaboration and makes use of feedback from all sources
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Software Engineer: Zindagi Games

Gamasutra - Jobs - 16 hours 54 min ago
Zindagi Games is looking for Software Engineers of all levels to join our Programming Team. We’re located in Camarillo, California... just minutes from the ocean- midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. We offer excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, 9/80 work week. Please check out our website for more information: www.zindagigames.com Basic qualifications: BS in Computer Science. Fluent in C/C++. Strong background in data structures  and algorithms. Strong problem solving skills including analytical decision making. Great communication skills (verbal and written). Excellent 3D math skills. Self motivated but also a great team player. LUA knowledge is a plus.   Responsibilities: Create clean, efficient, and well tested C/C++ code. Prioritize work and meet deadlines Flesh out, expand, and implement AAA game designs Analyze, organize, and optimize code
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:08pm
An anonymous reader writes A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is "against Sharia" and "against moral standards." However, Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, plans to renew licenses and expand the country’s 3G cellular phone network. A radical MP associated with the conservative Resistance Front, warned: “If the minister continues to go ahead with increasing bandwidth and Internet speed, then we will push for his impeachment and removal from the cabinet.” “We will vigorously prevent all attempts by the [communication] minister to expand 3G technology, and if our warnings are not heeded, then the necessary course of action will be taken,” he added.

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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:08pm
An anonymous reader writes A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is "against Sharia" and "against moral standards." However, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, plans to renew licenses and expand the country’s 3G cellular phone network. A radical MP associated with the conservative Resistance Front, warned: “If the minister continues to go ahead with increasing bandwidth and Internet speed, then we will push for his impeachment and removal from the cabinet.” “We will vigorously prevent all attempts by the [communication] minister to expand 3G technology, and if our warnings are not heeded, then the necessary course of action will be taken,” he added.

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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:08pm
An anonymous reader writes A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is "against Sharia" and "against moral standards." However, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, plans to renew licenses and expand the country’s 3G cellular phone network. A radical MP associated with the conservative Resistance Front, warned: “If the minister continues to go ahead with increasing bandwidth and Internet speed, then we will push for his impeachment and removal from the cabinet.” “We will vigorously prevent all attempts by the [communication] minister to expand 3G technology, and if our warnings are not heeded, then the necessary course of action will be taken,” he added.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:59pm
destinyland writes Tuesday is the official release date for the newest book from the geeky cartoonist behind XKCD — yet it's already become one of Amazon's best-selling books. Thanks to a hefty pre-order discount, one blogger notes that it's appeared on Amazon's list of hardcover best-sellers since the book was first announced in March, and this weekend it remains in the top 10. Randall Munroe recently announced personal appearances beginning this week throughout the U.S. (including Cambridge, New York, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area) — as well as a Google Hangout on Friday, September 12. Just two weeks ago he was also awarded the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story — and now many of his appearances are already sold out.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:59pm
destinyland writes Tuesday is the official release date for the newest book from the geeky cartoonist behind XKCD — yet it's already become one of Amazon's best-selling books. Thanks to a hefty pre-order discount, one blogger notes that it's appeared on Amazon's list of hardcover best-sellers since the book was first announced in March, and this weekend it remains in the top 10. Randall Munroe recently announced personal appearances beginning this week throughout the U.S. (including Cambridge, New York, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area) — as well as a Google Hangout on Friday, September 12. Just two weeks ago he was also awarded the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story — and now many of his appearances are already sold out.

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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:59pm
destinyland writes Tuesday is the official release date for the newest book from the geeky cartoonist behind XKCD — yet it's already become one of Amazon's best-selling books. Thanks to a hefty pre-order discount, one blogger notes that it's appeared on Amazon's list of hardcover best-sellers since the book was first announced in March, and this weekend it remains in the top 10. Randall Munroe recently announced personal appearances beginning this week throughout the U.S. (including Cambridge, New York, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area) — as well as a Google Hangout on Friday, September 12. Just two weeks ago he was also awarded the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story — and now many of his appearances are already sold out.

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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:52pm
First time accepted submitter dnebin writes Yahoo announced that they will cease new development on their javascript framework YUI, bowing to industry trends towards Node.js, Angular, and others. The announcement reads in part: "The consequence of this evolution in web technologies is that large JavaScript libraries, such as YUI, have been receiving less attention from the community. Many developers today look at large JavaScript libraries as walled gardens they don't want to be locked into. As a result, the number of YUI issues and pull requests we've received in the past couple of years has slowly reduced to a trickle. Most core YUI modules do not have active maintainers, relying instead on a slow stream of occasional patches from external contributors. Few reviewers still have the time to ensure that the patches submitted are reviewed quickly and thoroughly."

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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:46pm
rbowen writes The Apache Software Foundation is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations, as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit. The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache web server, Hadoop, Tomcat, Cassandra, and about 150 other projects. Users in the community have been eager to support their efforts using digital currency for quite a while. The Foundation accepts donations in many different forms: Amazon, PayPal, and they'll even accept donated cars. On their contribution page the Apache Software Foundation has published a bitcoin address and QR code.

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DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:34pm
An anonymous reader writes The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for over 4,000 years before vanishing around 700 years ago, new analysis shows. The study also reveals that today's Inuit and Native Americans of the Arctic are genetically distinct from the region's first settlers. "A single founding population settled, and endured the harsh environmental conditions of the Arctic, for almost 5,000 years — during which time the culture and lifestyle changed enough to be represented as distinct cultural units," explained Dr Maanasa Raghavan, first author of the new paper.

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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

Slashdot Updates - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:20am
mdsolar writes with news of a plan to move radioactive waste from nuclear plants. The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won't be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 and a long-term geologic depository in 2048. No one knows where those sites will be, but the Obama administration is already thinking about contracts to develop, test and certify the necessary rail equipment.

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