Sr. Unity Game Developer

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Posted
May 3, 2021
Full Time
United States
Remote

Have a passion for making games? Want to work remotely on a cutting edge geospatial/AR game?

Nerd Ninjas is developing a massively multiplayer geospatial game based on the iconic board game CATAN. Using the Niantic Real World Platform, CATAN – World Explorers will bring millions of simultaneously active players around the globe together for an exciting one of a kind experience that merges the real world with a virtual one. We’re a fast-moving, anti-bureaucratic team of fun-loving gamers that’s entirely remotely based (always have been and always will be)!

We’re seeking an experienced Unity developer to create high-performance, graphically complex mobile real-world games at massive scale for Android and iOS. The ideal candidate will have successfully launched multiple mobile titles and will love playing and developing games at the forefront of technology. You will work on a wide variety of technical challenges while creating engaging and fun real-world gameplay.

Benefits:

  • Work remotely in the Pacific Time Zone with travel to Spokane, WA (Covid-willing) twice a year for fun, team-building retreats
  • Flexible schedule
  • Competitive salary
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Create a mobile/geo AR game for a popular brand with massive potential
  • Our culture is fun and unique (you’ll love it!)

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience developing games on multi-person teams
  • Excellent knowledge of Unity and C# scripting
  • Experience with iOS/Android game development
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with 3D, game physics, and particle systems
  • Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving game standards and technologies
  • Familiarity with current design and architectural patterns
  • Knack for writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code
  • Proficient knowledge of Git
  • Ability to work remotely and be available during core team hours, M-F: 9:00am - 5pm Pacific Time
  • Must be a US resident

Pluses:

  • A passion for games
  • Experience optimizing memory usage to help support older hardware
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Experience implementing analytics & crash reporting frameworks
  • Experience with a Dependency Injection Framework (such as Zenject)
  • Live in or around Spokane, WA

How to Apply:

Send your portfolio and resume to careers@nerdninjas.com.

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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.

About CATAN - World Explorers

Get ready for CATAN – World Explorers, an upcoming massively multiplayer augmented reality game that transforms the entire Earth into one giant game of CATAN. Harvest, trade, and build in the real world as cities and landmarks transform into settlements where you can collect resources, construct buildings, and score points for your Faction!


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Watch the Catan World Explorer trailer on our website.
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