Research Assistant

Turn Me Up Games
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July 16, 2022
Full Time
Burbank, CA

Turn Me Up is looking for an ambitious, tech-savvy, and organized research assistant to aid producers on multiple projects in active development as well as support the operations team with a variety of essential duties.

NOTE: This position is fully in-person. You must be able to work in our office in Burbank, California.

What You Will Do:

  • Research and present findings on competing titles as well as various software, hardware, or vendors as needed
  • Take meticulous notes in production meetings for dissemination of action items to relevant parties
  • Strive for industry-leading development practices; owning and improving processes, schedules, and task tracking
  • Work to own the process of setup, management, and maintenance of technical assets such as test devices, motion capture equipment, telecommunication equipment, computers, and tablets
  • Seek out problems or areas for improvement and present actionable solutions
  • Review documentation for language, logic, and grammatical errors
  • Act as a diplomat, identifying areas of potential conflict and preventing issues from compounding
  • Keep studio leadership informed on progress, slippage and risk
  • Perform light internal quality assurance on submission materials
  • Perform tasks according to expected timeline, budget, and quality
  • Ensure clear communication across the team, internally and externally
  • Research and present findings on various new initiatives and best practice.
  • Manage office supply inventory, ordering, and distribution
  • Oversee the flow of mail in and out of the studio
  • Perform general cleanliness checks throughout the office

Who We Think Will Be A Good Fit:

  • Perfectionists who love making sure every detail is in order
  • Curious and quick learners who thrive on problem solving and stepping out of their immediate comfort zone
  • Great communicators with a ‘how can I help’ attitude and an ability to build strong relationships
  • Proactive and pragmatic problem solvers
  • Team players who raise potential solutions along with issues  
  • People who fundamentally believe in the mantra “efficient, not just functional” across all of development
  • Smart-working people who maximize their time and don’t resort to crunch at the first opportunity
  • Strong technical foundation and desire to expand knowledge further in highly technical areas
  • Someone who believes in professional respect and behaves with maturity
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), time and project management skills.  
  • Cool heads under pressure
  • Dependable
  • Bachelor's degree preferred (but relevant experience is just as important)

Important Details:

  • JOB TITLE: Research Assistant
  • LOCATION: Burbank, CA
  • FUNCTION: Production & Operations
  • REPORTS TO: Sr Producer
  • CONTRACT: Part-Time to Full-Time
Turn Me Up Games

TurnMeUp Games is an independent Developer and Production Hub with years of experience producing games and other interactive media.

Our business model is simple—utilize the more than 300 veteran developers we have spread across 3 satellite offices throughout Eastern Europe for all the developmental heavy-lifting, while relying on a talented LA-based team of Producers, Directors, Writers, and Designers to lead and coordinate production.

As the client facing side of development, TurnMeUp's Los Angeles team is responsible for connecting our partners to dev-resources with the right experience for each project’s needs, while managing production until release through our completely transparent and trackable pipeline.

In short, we take the headache out of external development.

Recent Projects

Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made, now available on Nintendo Switch! Play Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, in  full  1080p,  at  30  FPS. Hitting  an 360 kickflip into a boardslide transition never felt so good!


Gearbox’s iconic, comedic Looter-Shooters are back and gorgeous as ever on Nintendo Switch! We worked tirelessly with 2K and Gearbox to bring these ravenously requested classics to Switch in full 1080p docked and 720p handheld, at 30 FPS and with no downgrading of art assets. On top of that, we included all the trimmings

of the GOTY releases — and newly developed motion controls specifically built for this incredible collection.

journey to the savage planet

Ever wanted to explore a strange new world? Discover diverse wildlife? Poke that wildlife it in the eye, or kick its explosive body into more dangerous animals than your adorable Ray Gun is equipped for? Ever host your own funeral(s) after embarrassing deaths and re-clonings? Did we mention you can DOUBLE self-funeral attendance with Local/Online Co-op, exclusively on Nintendo Switch?

Working closely with Typhoon Studios, we transformed their colorful, comedic debut project into a portable powerhouse on Nintendo Switch – yet they offered us ZERO help on these alliterations (which is fair).

life is strange

Developed in collaboration with Square Enix, Life is Strange mobile serves as benchmark title in terms of design adaptation and visual fidelity on mobile.

Met with incredible reception from both fans and critics alike, including an AppStore Editor's Choice Award, Life Is Strange has already been featured on the AppStore homepage more than 375 times.

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