Game Developer Jobs - Community Manager / Social Media Promoter - Frolic Labs

Frolic Labs is looking for a part-time or freelance Community Manager / Social media promoter to join our team. The Community Manager's primary goals are to build up interest in our game, share development progress and create social media buzz. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating a social media marketing campaign to build up presence

  • Write and Generate PR content based on in-game media. 

  • Find creative ideas to engage the community and generate interest

  • Manage the company Discord server and grow the community

Requirements

  • Strong, positive personality with a highly independent work ethic.

  • Active knowledge of Twitter, Discord, Reddit and game related communities. 

  • At least some  experience in video game community relations

  • Writing and content creation abilities

  • Experience with creating and following content schedules

This a part-time remote position in Toronto. Please apply to jobs@froliclabs.com with resume and profile links.

Game Developer Jobs - Technical Producer - Mikutech

Technical Producer

Jack-of-All-Trades and master of FUN?! Read on! Software development is about two things: technologyand people. Mikutech needs a tech-savvy producer who's outstanding at getting those two components to work together frictionlessly. Must Haves:

  • A plateful of people skills (sunny side up) drenched in a sauce of "easy to get along with".

  • Fantastic communicative abilities, both verbal and written -- bonus points for public speaking abilities.

  • Built-in settings for multi-tasking, fast-paced environment compatibility, and task-completion overdrive.

  • Experience working with and coordinating software teams in an agile development environment.

  • Extremely software literate, specifically Microsoft Windows and extra-specifically Microsoft Excel.

  • Programming experience, with intermediate experience in at least 2 different languages, in order of preference:

    • SQL

    • HTML5/Javascript

    • PHP

    • C++

    • C#

    • Objective-C/Swift

    • Node.js

Nice to Have

  • PMP Certification

  • PMI-ACP Certification

  • CSM or another recognized scrum certification

  • JIRA experience

  • Experience with source control such as GIT. SVN and Mercurial

  • Game and/or software development experience

  • Hardware competency

Responsibilities

  • Managing the successful execution and delivery of projects within published timeframes and defined budgets.

  • Working with the Senior Production team to plan projects by defining scope (based upon requirements and deliverables).

  • Creating work-based schedules; mapping out resource requirements; and developing comprehensive budgets.

  • Serving as primary client interface on projects for technical and schedule related communications.

  • Overseeing production schedules and product promotion, including website and other promotional material.

  • Managing online marketing projects (campaign development, media sourcing, email marketing, sales collateral, seminar/event deliverables, video production and product demos).

  • Managing quality assurance and usability testing, including organizing focus groups, collecting and digesting data, and managing the bug database.

  • Ability to proactively resolve project issues.

Required for Application

  • Cover letter

  • References

  • Willing to live in or commute to London, Ontario

Compensation & Hours

  • Full-time position

  • Based on experience

About Joydrop/Mikutech

Joydrop/Mikutech is a full-service agency specializing in video game development and production. Under the branding of Joydrop, we craft experiences for the consumer on Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One, mobile, and PC. Mikutech is our brand for serious gaming solutions involving medical and commercial training using augmented and virtual reality. Both brands were established by Mark Mikulec, a veteran game developer on titles like Warframe and Bioshock, an architect of 3D graphics engines, who has been at the forefront of VR/AR long before its recent popularity.

Working at Joydrop/Mikutech means working elbow to elbow with respected industry professionals and up-and-comers in code, art, and design. It also means you’ll not only be given the chance to show off your expertise and finesse, but learn alongside similarly ambitious people.

Mikutechis located in London, Ontario, a city with a large game developer community and most of the amenities of much larger -- much more crowded! -- urban centers.

The job’s requirements may seem daunting, but if you’re fresh out of school, you’re in luck –we love new grads!

Academic experience (via group projects) can count just as much as industry experience.

For further information about Mikutech visit www.mikutech.com or twitter@MikutechTips. Apply to jobs@mikutech.com and mention this job posting in the subject. For more information about Joydrop Ltd, visit joydrop.co.

Game Developer Jobs - iOS Web and App Programmer - Mikutech

iOS Web and App Programmer

What do you do with a rotten apple? Hire an iOS programmer! Are you an iOS soldier-of-fortune? Looking to challenge your programming load-out? Want to join an independent studio that isn’t afraid to collect on bounties as diverse as virtual reality, mobile apps, and Hollywood game adaptations? Then keep reading, because Mikutech is looking for that breed of iOS Web and App Programmer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write high quality code

  • Work closely with our producers, designers, and other programmers to prototype and implement mobile apps

  • Work with QA to ensure smooth, bug free releases

  • Deliver quality products through the use of agile methodologies and test driven development

Required Skills and Experience

  • An almost obnoxious attention to detail for proper coding structures and conventions

  • Experience growing an application from prototype to release-caliber candidate

  • Experience developing mobile applications for iOS

  • Proficiency in React JS, React Native, and Node.js

  • Experience with Typescript and Visual Studio are a bonus

  • A willingness to learn new languages and technologies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Swift knowledge is a plus!

Other Requirements

  • Laptop which can run the latest and future releases of iOS

  • Up-to-date resume

  • A link to a portfolio of your work (website, blog, github account, etc.) containing source code and executables

  • Upon application, you will be contacted to write a short programming test before your interview.

Compensation

• Based on experience

About Joydrop/Mikutech

Joydrop/Mikutech is a full-service agency specializing in video game development and production. Under the branding of Joydrop, we craft experiences for the consumer on Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One, mobile, and PC. Mikutech is our brand for serious gaming solutions involving medical and commercial training using augmented and virtual reality. Both brands were established by Mark Mikulec, a veteran game developer on titles like Warframe and Bioshock, an architect of 3D graphics engines, who has been at the forefront of VR/AR long before its recent popularity.

Working at Joydrop/Mikutech means working elbow to elbow with respected industry professionals and up-and-comers in code, art, and design. It also means you’ll not only be given the chance to show off your expertise and finesse, but learn alongside similarly ambitious people.

Mikutechis located in London, Ontario, a city with a large game developer community and most of the amenities of much larger -- much more crowded! -- urban centers.

The job’s requirements may seem daunting, but if you’re fresh out of school, you’re in luck –we love new grads!

Academic experience (via group projects) can count just as much as industry experience.

For further information about Mikutech visit www.mikutech.com or twitter@MikutechTips. Apply to jobs@mikutech.com and mention this job posting in the subject. For more information about Joydrop Ltd, visit joydrop.co.

Game Developer Jobs - Unreal Programmer - Mikutech

Unreal Programmer

Is "Unreal" your preferred game engine and a description of your coding skills? Then Joydrop is looking to hire you! Join a dynamic team of game development professionals working on the latest technologies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Write, modify, integrate, and test high quality code using Unreal Engine

  • Maintain existing computer programs by making modifications as required

  • Identify and communicate about technical problems, processes and solutions

  • Work with QA to ensure smooth, bug free releases

  • Deliver quality products through the use of agile methodologies and test-driven development

Required Skills and Experience

  • An almost obnoxious attention to detail for proper coding structures and conventions

  • Experience with Unreal Engine, either at a previous job or demonstrating it through personal work

  • Proficiency in C++, C#, Javascript and Node.js

  • Experience with Typescript and Visual Studio are a bonus

  • Willingness to learn new languages and technologies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other Requirements

  • Cover letter

  • Up-to-date resume

  • A link to a portfolio of your coding work (website, blog, github account, etc.) containing source code and executables

  • Upon application, you will be contacted to write a short programming test before your interview

Compensation

• Based on experience

About Joydrop/Mikutech

Joydrop/Mikutech is a full-service agency specializing in video game development and production. Under the branding of Joydrop, we craft experiences for the consumer on Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One, mobile, and PC. Mikutech is our brand for serious gaming solutions involving medical and commercial training using augmented and virtual reality. Both brands were established by Mark Mikulec, a veteran game developer on titles like Warframe and Bioshock, an architect of 3D graphics engines, who has been at the forefront of VR/AR long before its recent popularity.

Working at Joydrop/Mikutech means working elbow to elbow with respected industry professionals and up-and-comers in code, art, and design. It also means you’ll not only be given the chance to show off your expertise and finesse, but learn alongside similarly ambitious people.

Mikutechis located in London, Ontario, a city with a large game developer community and most of the amenities of much larger -- much more crowded! -- urban centers.

The job’s requirements may seem daunting, but if you’re fresh out of school, you’re in luck –we love new grads!

Academic experience (via group projects) can count just as much as industry experience.

For further information about Mikutech visit www.mikutech.com or twitter@MikutechTips. Apply to jobs@mikutech.com and mention this job posting in the subject. For more information about Joydrop Ltd, visit joydrop.co.

Game Developer Jobs - Video Game Business Development Specialist - Mikutech

Video Game Business Development Specialist

Like it when people are playing games with you? Read on! We are looking for eager, enthusiastic, and engaged individuals to continue our non-hostile take-over of the hearts and minds of the videogame industry! The Video Game Business Developer must always be on the prowl for new clientele -ready to make deals with publishers for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, and bring unique and exciting projects to Joydrop, whether it be for the Switch the PlayStation (PSVR too), Xbox One, or even augmented reality for the HoloLens. The clientele you’ll befriend will be lovers of all types of video games, just like you!

Must Haves

  • Minimum 6 months of direct sales experience such as door-to-door sales or cold- calling in direct phone sales

  • Documented ability and experience in closing sales on items like insurance, vacuums, subscriptions, software, or other hard-to-sell products

  • A high-energy love of dealing with people; naturally open, friendly, and congenial

  • Communication skills, oral, verbal, and written (bonus points for a love of using your public speaking abilities)

  • A fondness for talking on the phone

  • Ability to multi-task and excel in a fast-paced environment, with a drive to get stuff done!

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel or the Google Suite

  • Intensely and almost rudely passionate about games

  • Partiality to traveling

  • Love of video games

Nice to Have

• Game industry experience Don’t have any? Not a problem! We can teach anyone as long as they have passion for the industry. Convince us to hire you with a cover letter about your gaming passion and how:

  • your favourite books include The Way of the Wolf and Blood, Sweat and Pixels

  • your favourite YouTube documentary is “The Story of Tetris” by the Gaming Historian

  • industry conferences excite you to no end

  • you’re glued to live streams of E3, IGN, or console manufacturers for big announcements

  • you're curious about the experience of starting a game company, but don't have the connections, funding, and/or skills to make games yourself

  • Own 2+game consoles and play games whenever you get the chance

  • High tolerance for alcohol and bad golfers

Responsibilities

  • Follow up with existing leads primarily over the phone and /or email

  • Develop new relationships with clientele interested in creating games

  • Write sales proposals and project overviews

  • Deliver sales presentations and close new work

  • Represent Mikutech and Joydrop at industry conferences in California, Quebec, Germany, and other locations around the world

Required for Application

  • Customized cover letter

  • Sales-oriented resume

  • References

  • Willing to live in or commute to London, Ontario

Compensation & Hours

  • Full-time or part-time position

  • Commission + salary, based on experience

About Joydrop/Mikutech

Joydrop/Mikutech is a full-service agency specializing in video game development and production. Under the branding of Joydrop, we craft experiences for the consumer on Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One, mobile, and PC. Mikutech is our brand for serious gaming solutions involving medical and commercial training using augmented and virtual reality. Both brands were established by Mark Mikulec, a veteran game developer on titles like Warframe and Bioshock, an architect of 3D graphics engines, who has been at the forefront of VR/AR long before its recent popularity.

Working at Joydrop/Mikutech means working elbow to elbow with respected industry professionals and up-and-comers in code, art, and design. It also means you’ll not only be given the chance to show off your expertise and finesse, but learn alongside similarly ambitious people.

Mikutechis located in London, Ontario, a city with a large game developer community and most of the amenities of much larger -- much more crowded! -- urban centers.

The job’s requirements may seem daunting, but if you’re fresh out of school, you’re in luck –we love new grads!

Academic experience (via group projects) can count just as much as industry experience.

For further information about Mikutech visit www.mikutech.com or twitter@MikutechTips. Apply to jobs@mikutech.com and mention this job posting in the subject. For more information about Joydrop Ltd, visit joydrop.co.

Game Developer Jobs - UI/UX Designer - Mikutech

UI/UX Designer

Good design is obvious. Great design is invisible.

  • Do you see life as a great app that could be improved with the right icons, buttons and flow?

  • Do you have a yearning for fantastic kerning?

  • In your opinion, if any old picture is worth a thousand words, should the perfectly created image translate to one single word?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then read on!

Desired Skills & Traits

  • Ability to understand applications from the designers perspective as well as the users.

  • Superior knowledge and long-time experience with the digital design software tools of your choice.

  • Ability to adapt to your vision to any technology platform, from web and mobile, to game consoles and desktop, to virtual and augmented realities.

  • Exemplary communication skills (preferably not flag semaphore).

  • Proficiency in design fundamentals like typography, color theory, layout and user-centered design principles.

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, and balance them effectively.

  • A strong understanding of the latest web technologies and their capabilities

  • Willing to listen and learn to speak with disciplines other than your own, such as programmers, production managers, and clients.

  • A not-at-all-secret passion for games.

Experience

  • 2+ years of experience designing user interfaces for games and websites.

Responsibilities

  • Translate user stories into wireframes, workflow diagrams, interactive mockups and prototypes.

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements, especially the ones they don't know they want.

  • Design and create UI elements for websites, apps, and traditional, VR and AR games.

  • Explain design choices and provide rationale.

  • Collaborating with dev team to implement and integrate the designs.

  • Take notes and critiques with a collaborative, team based approach.

  • Follow, maintain, and expand visual pattern libraries and style guides.

  • Identify opportunities to improve products.

Before You Hit Send

Make sure you provide us with a:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • References

  • Portfolio

About Joydrop/Mikutech

Joydrop/Mikutech is a full-service agency specializing in video game development and production. Under the branding of Joydrop, we craft experiences for the consumer on Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One, mobile, and PC. Mikutech is our brand for serious gaming solutions involving medical and commercial training using augmented and virtual reality. Both brands were established by Mark Mikulec, a veteran game developer on titles like Warframe and Bioshock, an architect of 3D graphics engines, who has been at the forefront of VR/AR long before its recent popularity.

Working at Joydrop/Mikutech means working elbow to elbow with respected industry professionals and up-and-comers in code, art, and design. It also means you’ll not only be given the chance to show off your expertise and finesse, but learn alongside similarly ambitious people.

Mikutechis located in London, Ontario, a city with a large game developer community and most of the amenities of much larger -- much more crowded! -- urban centers.

The job’s requirements may seem daunting, but if you’re fresh out of school, you’re in luck –we love new grads!

Academic experience (via group projects) can count just as much as industry experience.

For further information about Mikutech visit www.mikutech.com or twitter@MikutechTips. Apply to jobs@mikutech.com and mention this job posting in the subject. For more information about Joydrop Ltd, visit joydrop.co.