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January 5, 2022
Nerd Ninjas seeks a West Coast (PST) based experienced Unity developer to create high-performance, graphically complex mobile real-world games at massive scale for Android and iOS. We're a fast-moving, multi-disciplinary team of creative professionals (mostly based in Spokane, WA). The ideal candidate will have successfully launched multiple mobile titles and will love playing and developing games at the forefront of technology. Work on a wide variety of technical challenges while creating engaging and fun real-world gameplay. These skills will be used to bring millions of simultaneous active players around the globe together for exciting new experiences that merge the real world with virtual ones.
100% paid Medical, Dental, & Vision
Work on top secret projects with Niantic (makers of Pokemon Go and the leader in geospatial gaming and AR)
Work remotely in the Pacific Time Zone with travel to Spokane, WA (Covid-willing) twice a year for fun, team-building retreats
Our culture is fun and unique and anti-drama (you'll love it!)
Translate design specifications into functional game mechanics.
Communicate with other team members to establish effective pipelines and integrate media assets.
Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code.
Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to address and mitigate these problems.
Help maintain code quality, cleanliness, & organization.
4+ years experience developing games on multi-person teams.
Excellent knowledge of Unity and C# scripting.
Experience with iOS/Android game development.
Experience with 3D.
Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving game standards and development technologies.
Strong understanding of object-oriented programming.
Familiarity with current design and architectural patterns.
Experience with game physics and particle systems.
Experience implementing designs into Unity UI.
Knack for writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code.
Proficient knowledge of Git
Strong English communication skills
Ability to work successfully remotely and be available during core team hours, M-F: 9:00am - 5pm Pacific Time
A passion for games
Must be a US resident
Experience with Augmented Reality
Experience optimizing memory and space usage to optimize hardware performance
Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
Experience with analytics & crash reporting frameworks
Experience with PlayFab
Experience with Steam / Console development
Experience with a Dependency Injection Framework such as Zenject
Experience with Unity's Entity Component System (ECS) and DOTS
Live in or around Spokane, WA or the greater PNW
About Nerd Ninjas
We are a startup of digital mercenaries creeping silently in the shadows to slay any project that crosses our path! We are relentless in our pursuit of making the highest quality games!
We are masterfully trained in the electronic arts with a combined nerd experience that has published 20+ video games (many of which have been in the App Store Top 10). We've killed it on projects for Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Niantic, MTV, and even made our own board games. We’ve brought together our keyboard-wielding, mouse-flipping skills to create NERD NINJAS. With each Ninja on the team averaging over 13 years of industry experience, we are a lean, agile, and elite cadre of passionate developers who are first and foremost, gamers at heart.