Unity Game Developer

Adroit Studios
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October 13, 2022
Full Time
Columbia, MO
$55,208 - $77,044/year

Mission HydroSci (MHS) is currently a 10-hour first person 3D narrative adventure for PC and Mac that teaches middle school students Water Science and Scientific Argumentation. Players crash after scouting an earth-like planet, and must utilize water resources to survive. Along the way they discover ancient alien ruins depicting advanced water engineering techniques. It is fully voice acted with a cast of 6 characters, and is an entire curricular unit replacement with accompanying teacher materials such as a dashboard, strategy guide, slides, and discussion questions.

Over the next 5 years we will be redesigning the game to be ported to Web and Mobile platforms as well as enhancing the player engagement by adding features such as a third person avatar customization system.

Adroit Studios is expanding our team and looking for a creative and energetic Unity Game Developer to join us. We have a fast-paced, collaborative environment where you will work with directors, designers, producers and programmers in the creation and implementation of leading edge games and features. In this position you will work closely with our team to create specifications and systems for various game projects such as dialogue, quests, AI, and user interaction.


Job Duties include:

  • Implementing new features and enhancing the features related to the gameplay of our games. Writing clear, functional, documented and maintainable code according to the game design documentation, adhering to programming standards set.
  • Document and peer review technical designs and code with fellow programmers and MHS team leads regularly.
  • Provide technical knowledge to help develop cutting-edge technologies for use in our games, help mentor our junior developers, and help further improve our internal workflow practices.
  • Work closely with designers, artist, QA, and other engineers to ensure a great player experience.
  • Consistently refine one's own programming abilites and learn new software packages and in-house tools as well as share new knowledge amongst the team.



Salary and grade commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Range: $55,208 - $77,044/year

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.



Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm with flexible hours


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Game Development, or a comparable field.
  • Experience with game development from start to finish, at least one shipped title.


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits


Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

Adroit Studios

We love learning, and games are an amazing way to learn.

From Oregon Trail to flight simulators to MineCraft — many of us have been impacted by games.

That’s why we started Adroit Studios. Housed in the School of Information Science and Learning Technology with Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD-level education in Serious Gaming, Instructional Design and Gaming Design; our team has the tools to build engaging games and make a true impact on learning.

While working on several educational gaming research projects, including Mission Hydro Sci, vSchool, and iSocial we have found that usually there are people who build games, and of course people who teach — but rarely those who do both. So Adroit was born — a serious game studio that serves the long-term needs of education, wellness, training, research, and other industries.

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