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Job Opportunity: Platform Engineer

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Black Lab Games, WA’s premier strategy game studio, are on the look out for a Platform Engineer. If you want to join a great team of developers, check out the details from the studio below. Application close Thursday, May 31st!

“We are a Perth-based game developer that specialises in strategy games. In 2017, we partnered with UK publisher Slitherine Games and Universal Studios to release “Battlestar Galactica Deadlock” on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Unity programmer to join our team. The initial contract is for 6 months, with the potential for extension. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining all aspects the non-PC versions of existing and unannounced games.

This is an on-site role in our studio in the Perth northern suburbs.”

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the games run at their absolute best on current generation console platforms
  • Manage the task of porting games to new platforms
  • Develop tools and technology to assist design and QA team implement gameplay features
  • Enhance and add features to existing game systems
  • Collaborate with other engineers and developers, and abide by teams standards and best practices

Assets:

  • Experience developing games or software with the Unity3D game engine
  • Experience working with non-PC devices, such as embedded systems or mobile devices
  • Double bonus points if you’ve worked with a current generation console!
  • Either a BS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.

 

If this sounds like your kind of gig, be sure to send your resume to the Black Labs via jobs [AT] blacklabgames.com.au before May 31, 2018. Good luck soldier!

Job Opportunity: QA Tester

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Black Lab Games, the Perth studio behind Battlestar Galactica Deadlock and Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, are on the look out for a Quality Assurance Tester to join their team. Late January they put a call out for expressions of interest for the role, so if you think you’re up to the challenge get your application in asap!

Details below straight from the studio…

 

“If you enjoy breaking games – and helping put them back together in better shape – and want to work with a team with a proven track record of success, we’d like to hear from you!

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Test new and existing game features, and assist the development team with resolving bugs and improving the user experience.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of QA testing plans
  • Be an advocate for quality, ensuring the best experience for players
Ideally, you will:
  • Be able to communicate well with programmers and designers in a small team environment
  • Have a logical and thorough approach to problem solving
  • Have past professional experience as a software tester.
  • Have a deep familiarity with games and gaming conventions on multiple platforms
Bonus Points:
  • You’ll also be a fan of strategy games (or at least have an understanding of the genre).

We are looking for someone to join on a part time basis initially, with the possibility to extend to a full time role in the future. The role is based in our studio in the Perth northern suburbs.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

If this sounds like your thing, please send your expression of interest and CV to jobs [AT] blacklabgames.com.au “

Job Opportunity: 3D Artist

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Join the St John Ambulance team as a 3D Artist, and put your modelling, rigging and/or animating skills towards creating engaging digital and VR experiences. If you are a Perth-based developer familiar with 3DS Max and Unity, we encourage you to apply for this position!

What you’ll do:

  • Create high quality 3D assets with varying level of detail for game experiences
  • Design 2D art assets required for amazing digital experiences
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively within an fast-paced and innovative development team”

Applications close Midnight, Friday 26th of January 2018. For full details visit the position advertisement via Seek.com.au, and if you have any questions you can email or call 1800 086 751.

Job Opportunity: Snr iOS Developer

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Perth startup Formalytics are working on an augmented reality training app for soccer, and are looking for a Senior iOS Developer to join their squad. Utilising computer vision to track the ball, the app calculates the speed and trajectory in order to help users improve their kicks over time. Here’s what Formalytics are looking for in their latest recruit:

We’re seeking a senior iOS developer to help take us to global release. Specifically, we’re looking for a developer who has experience with Swift, Git, unit testing and has a few apps under their belt. Bonus points awarded for a strong background in maths and/or 3D graphics.

Check out the app trailer below for more details on the app itself. To apply for the Senior iOS Developer position, send your resume and/or a link to your portfolio to tech [at] formalytics.io

Job Opportunities: Designer and Writer

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Following a successful search for a concept artist Binary Space now have two new positions open for a Game Designer and Writer to join their team. The creators of Zombie Outbreak Simulator are lining up a brand new zombie game and if you have the skills you could shape the apocalyptic future they create.

This is the very start of this game, and so together with the team you will have full creative control to make the game you want to make. We want to bring something new to the zombie genre, rather than the same old thing that’s been done to death.

You should be a fan of zombies – so you’ll know what makes zombies great, and also what’s been done so many times before that it’s time to do something else. We’ll discuss our current ideas for the game in more detail during the interview process, so you can get a better feel for whether this is the right project for you.

– via Saxon Druce, Binary Space

If you’re interested you can head on over to the Game Designer listing and Writer listing on the Binary Space website. Once you’ve done that, apply by sending an email the Binary Space team at jobs [a] binaryspacegames.com and include:

  • Links to online examples of your work (could be videos, or playable games);
  • If you have a portfolio of several projects, point out a couple that you are most proud of, or that you think are most relevant to this new zombie game;
  • Your resume (in PDF format, or a link if you have it online);
  • In your email, describe why you’re interested in this position.

 

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Job Opportunity: Concept Artist

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Creators of Zombie Outbreak SimulatorBinary Space, are on the lookout for a concept artist to join their team. Set to create a brand new zombie game, they are in need of an artistic individual to help shape the undead creations of the future.
Could it be you?

“This is the very start of this game, and so you’ll have complete freedom to come up with whatever you want, including experimenting with a handful of variations. Although a successor to Binary Space’s previous games, the new game won’t have the same style or game play, and so you won’t be constrained by those.”

– via Saxon Druce, Binary Space

The studio is based in Perth, Western Australia, but is suitable for remote applicants as well. For all the details on the job opportunity, check out the original announcement post on Binary Space’s website.

 

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Job Opportunity: Game Design & Animation Lecturer

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Curtin University is on the lookout for someone to teach the next generation of game makers and animators. If you have a wealth of knowledge upon which to draw, then this job opportunity is for you.

The role, Lecturer, Animation and Game Design will contribute to the leadership and growth of our new major, and encompass undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision. Your enthusiasm and passion for animation and game design will assist you to conduct activities that stimulate and foster student learning, and ensure innovative curriculum design and development of learning materials.

As a Teaching and Research academic you will engage in research within the connected disciplines of Digital Design (Web, App, User experience, Interface design) and Animation and Game design (entertainment, serious games, gamification as a design process) and collaborate across other research areas in the university such as interactive media and visualisation technologies.

Applications Close 5pm, Friday 19th May 2017.  For all the details, or to apply for the position, visit the job listing on the Curtin University website.

[Wanted] Volunteer Regular Catch-Up Coordinator


Let’s Make Games Inc. is looking for a volunteer event coordinator to organise a regular casual catch-up events for WA game creators, students and enthusiasts. These regular meetings will occur in addition to LMG’s core regular events. The catch-up events will be open meetups for all game creators to meet casually to talk games and show off their recent builds. This style of regular meetings are going to be a vital cornerstone to the LMG programme of encouraging a thriving indie community. So if you’re keen to run great events to help bring the local indie community together, then we want you!

Requirements:
– Good interpersonal and organisation skills
– Active in the WA game creating community
– Solid writing and grammar skills
– Basic graphic design skills a bonus
– Familiarity with WordPress and social media a bonus
– Solid event organisation history a huge bonus!

Responsibilities:
– Organise venue, schedule and guests for free regular casual meetup events
– Create and moderate social media posts for event (facebook event, twitter, PIGMI)
– Coordinate with LMG web writer and videographers for blogposts and photography
– Propose and coordinate potential budgets with committee
– Manage and facilitate smooth operations at the events
– Provide committee with event reports

What you can expect from the us:
– Written feedback from the committee on event ideas, venues, and organising
– Advice from experienced organisers in planning and marketing your events
– Listing on the Let’s Make Games Inc. website as an event co-ordinator (with a link to your homepage)
– A @letsmakegames.org email address (which can forward to your regular email address)
– Support from our photographers and graphic designers for marketing and event photography

This position is a volunteer position. The required volunteer time is estimated at 20 hours per quarter. The RCC will be relatively autonomous from the operations of the LMG committee, although when required will need to be available for meetings or online chats with the committee, particularly pertaining to event budgets, calendar scheduling and event risk management.

Please send all letters of interest to volunteer[at]letsmakegames[dot]org with the subject “Regular Catch-up Coordinator”, and include any relevant prior experience or portfolio links.

Applications are open until Tuesday 4th of September. The successful applicant will be notified in the following week. The successful applicant will be chosen by the committee based on the above requirements, activity in the community and general competencies.

Also attached here the pdf version for this position.

[Wanted] Volunteer Web Writer

Let’s Make Games Inc. is looking for a volunteer web writer to bring good news on our website to the game creating community of Western Australia. We want to make sure the content of our web site is kept fresh and up-to-date while the committee can focus their efforts on managing better events, programs and other organisation-y things. Does this sound like you? Then read on!
Requirements:
– Solid writing and grammar skills
– Familiarity with WordPress and social media
– Active in the WA game creating community
– Basic graphic design skills a bonus

Responsibilities:
– Source news and write weekly blogposts about releases, events and interesting stories in the WA game creating community
– Monitor automated social media output from blogposts (Twitter and Facebook links)
– Moderate blog comments
– Co-ordinate with LMG event organisers regarding official LMG announcement and reminder posts

What you can expect from the us:
– Written feedback from the committee on story ideas and articles (via email)
– Listing on the Let’s Make Games Inc. website as a website writer (with a link to your homepage)
– A @letsmakegames.org email address (which can forward to your regular email address)
– Free entry to all of our events which you write about
– Support from our photographers and graphic designers for appropriate articles

This position is a volunteer position. The required volunteer time is estimated at 2 – 4 hours per week to produce around one post per week. The web writer position will be relatively autonomous from the operations of the LMG committee, although there will be times that the writer will need to co-ordinate posts with various committee members which may require availabilities for meetings or online chats.

Please send all letters of interest to volunteer[at]letsmakegames[dot]org with the subject “Web Writer Position”, and include any relevant prior experience or portfolio links.

Applications are open until Tuesday 21st of August. The successful applicant will be notified in the following week. The successful applicant will be chosen by the committee based on the above requirements, activity in the community and general competencies.

Also attached here is the pdf version for this position.