Contract Game Developer/Engineer

Weathered Sweater
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Posted
April 18, 2022
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Remote

Hey there! We are looking for a part-time Contract Game Developer/Engineer for a remote position aimed at exploring new studio relationships and positions. The ideal candidate is an experienced, architecture and process oriented developer who is passionate about the games industry. We are a small team looking to develop products of increasing quality so we are looking for a driven game dev that has created and released commercial games.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work on a team to develop internal Weathered Sweater projects or projects for our various clients
  • Design and implement architecturally sound features including–but not limited to–UI, gameplay, sound, art, and animations
  • Implement systems and set up tools to help make development easier for the team
  • Write unit tests, test features, and ensure products are stable and polished
  • Provide code reviews to other developers on the team to make sure code quality is consistent and maintainable
  • Create placeholder assets for prototyping systems or implementing content
  • Write and mainin design and programming documentation
  • Keep project management boards and documents up-to-date (Trello, Monday.com, Google Docs, etc)
  • Work as part of a team to consistently meet deadlines, produce documentation, and pitch against challenge criteria

Requirements and Experience: 

  • Proficient with Unity (you can confidently build an entire, stable, architecturally sound and maintainable game on your own using Unity C#)
  • Great sense of aesthetic (you have proven that you can make a game look and feel good)
  • Ability to work with and manage client relationships alongside a producer and other developers
  • Deeply interested in improving the world through media such as games, comics, film, animation, etc
  • Strong documentation skills and habits (you can write a design document and keep it up-to-date, and can also create UI/UX flow charts and layouts)
  • Intermediate to expert-level understanding of Git and Source Control
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with small teams and picking up additional game dev tasks as necessary

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience building and maintaining dev ops processes for Unity deployments to Steam, mobile, and console platforms
  • Experience with or a strong desire to learn HTML5 development
  • Experience with xAPI and SCORM
  • Ability to create shippable quality UI assets in a pinch
  • Has hobbies that aren’t just gaming-related

Additional Information:

We are a Black-owned studio and would like to push for more diversity in the games industry. If you come from a diverse background, please apply!

  • We have a 32 hour work week culture which means that our team mates do not exceed 32 hours of work per week on average
  • We strive to eliminate crunch and overwork, so professionalism and strong risk management skills are crucial to success. Failing that, a heavy week of work at Weathered Sweater is 40 hours.

Important Details:

  • Compensation: Rates determined by contractor
  • Starting Date: Summer 2022
  • Location: Though remote, we are mainly looking at candidates that can work in Eastern Time (ET).
  • Response Deadline/Application: May 24, 2022

Due to the volume of applications, we will respond to you within 2 weeks of the application deadline if we wish to move forward with your application.

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About Our Games

DOT’S HOME is a single-player game where DOT (Dorothea Hawkins) travels through time to key moments in her family’s history to see how individual decisions — however seemingly inconsequential, let alone right or wrong — have long-lasting collective impact.


SKATOR GATOR was just minding his own business when those greedy capitalist robots started ruining his swamp! I mean they’re draining the peat bog just to make mini golf courses!? Skate across their oil pipelines towards the city to advocate for change and cause some mayhem along the way.

BOATVENTURE is a multimedia story about how families of all kinds shape the person you become. Join Wynona and the Sea Monster Slayers as they embark on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, trauma, and most importantly: boats.

You can view more of our work at weatheredsweater.com and sundaemonth.com.

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