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The UW Center for Game Science has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Developer.
This position will be responsible for development and research carried out at the UW Center for Game Science. The Senior Developr filling this position will take on a primary role in software architecture and development. They will play an important role on a dynamic team responsible for designing and implementing all aspects of the project. This may include game systems, adapting through AI methods, user interface, server backend, logging databases, test automation, telemetry, player modeling, analytics visualization, and other related systems. They will work with design leads, researchers, domain experts (scientists and educators), and other software developers. They may manage small groups of engineers on a single game project and, working with a producer, may be asked to define, assign, and prioritize tasks, and help to define milestones.
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 and domain experts 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.
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.
Manage and mentor other engineers in the Center for Game Science, reviewing code, providing feedback on architectural choices, and otherwise ensuring high quality practices and code.
Community engagement. Administer and be active in various communication channels between the public and the center. This includes blogs, comments, chat, forums, bulletin boards, and case trackers.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 4 to 5 years of research management or software development management experience.
3+ years of experience in software engineering (not necessarily games).
Experience with large scale code-bases.
Works well in teams.
Able to work independently.
Self-motivated with great organization and communication skills.
Effective problem solving skills.
Able to design and implement complex algorithms.
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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