Compliance QA Tester- Contract Position in San Jose, Ca

The Temporary QA Game Compliance Tester is responsible for testing and debugging pre-released game software for 1st party compliance violations. This position performs regression testing, verifies claimed bug fixes, and enters program defects into a bug tracking database. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, ability to analytically research program defects, strong teamwork and interpersonal skills are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES
* Test and debug pre-released game software for 1st party compliance violations.
* Perform regression testing, verify claimed bug fixes.
* Document program defects in a bug tracking database.

EXPERIENCE

* 12 months experience with successful track record in game Quality Assurance position preferred.

* 6 months experience with 1st party standards (TRC, TCR, Lotcheck).

* Comprehensive understanding of the test process and cycle.
* PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and/or PC testing.

REQUIRED SKILLS

* Excellent verbal and written communication language skills.
* Analytical problem solving skills.
* Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Good organizational skills.
* Strong ability to focus and remain on task.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

* Significant knowledge of current, past and upcoming video games and systems.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, bug tracking software (Test Track, Filemaker Pro, etc.).

* PS4 and/or Xbox One testing experience.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Mid-Level Production Designer- Long-term Contract-Redwood City, Ca

Our ideal candidate is knowledgeable about user experience and passionate about creating elegant graphic design solutions while still being able to work in a fast paced environment. We seek a designer with extremely clean design chops, impeccable taste, thorough attention to detail, and an ability to clearly and completely articulate visual design solutions. You are obsessed with design, able to professionally respond to feedback, and you thrive in a highly collaborative and iterative product environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Creating promotional and other marketing/sales-focused web graphics
Visual/graphic design across multiple online products, specifically web banner ads, landing pages, and email campaigns
Working neatly within established design guidelines and maintaining global corporate brand standards
“Heavy lifting” – accurate and quick graphic production and batch processing. Can work quickly when needed but still maintain high quality design
Managing multiple concurrent design projects

Skills:

Heavy web and banner ad experience required
Experience in localization of assets for global marketing initiatives required
Fluent knowledge of design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator
A stellar portfolio showcasing impeccable sensitivity to color theory, typography, priority and balance
Comprehension of usability and user experience design practices
Demonstrable examples of e-commerce and web application work
Strong working knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus
Ability to work faithfully to existing visual style guidelines
Up-to-date knowledge of online product trends and best practices
Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Passion for gaming is a big plus

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, with 2+ years professional design practice, or equivalent experience

Pay Rate-$25/hr

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Software Engineer with Unity 3D Mid-Sr. Level- Perm Position in SF-HOT

Minimum qualifications:
• BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience
• At least 3-5 years of Software Engineer experience
• Minimum 2 years of iOS development experience
• Experience with game engine:Unity 3D
• Experience with following languages: C#, and X code for iOS, and JAVA
C++ for Android- a plus
• Strong communication and time management skills

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience with PHP
• A positive can-do attitude
• A balanced team player and self-starter
• High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Perform well under short deadlines

Candidates need to have a firm grasp of common CS topics, like programming paradigms, design patterns, computer memory, algorithm design, coding best practices, testing, et cetera.

Salary-Up to $135,000
Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. Backend Software Eng. with Ruby- Direct Hire- San Francisco

  • Design and develop features on the back-end.
  • Coding features in Ruby/Rails connecting to a storage/cache layer in MySQL/Redis.
  • Push features live daily and monitor the game to see your features working immediately with millions of users.
  • Interact with Front End/Flash engineers for feature integration.
    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Minimum 3-5 years in tech industry
    • Ruby/Rails development experience
    • Accustomed to agile workflow
    • Work on-site in San Francisco. This position has no remote work option.
    • Desired Experience:
      • MySQL, Redis, node.js experience
      • New Relic experience
      • Open source contributions
      • Experience scaling web services
      • Online gaming experience a plus
      • Jira familiarity preferred
      • Working experience with git, branching, git-flow, and deployment strategies.
      • Minimum of 3 years in Mobile Gaming or Tech Industry
    • Salary DOE
  • Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Software Engineer with Unity 3d and Stack Exp-Perm Position in San Francisco

 

  • 3D Game development experience (ideally with Unity 3D)
  • Practical C, C++, C#, or Javascript experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Basic 3D math, advanced math a plus
  • Network Socket communication experience is plus
  • Preferred experience with mobile platforms (iOS or Android)
  • Preferred experience with back-end technologies such as MySQL, HTML/CSS, Php, Ruby, Java
  • Design and code new features and enhancements across all our product offerings
  • Work closely with server-side engineering and the UI team to influence game design and development
  • Participate in many aspects of a project life-cycle, from specifications through QA
  • Find and fix bugs, optimize scalability and performance, keep up-to-date with the latest relevant technologies
  • Education:

    C.S. Degree or Equivalent

    Years Experience:

    Minimum 3+ years in Tech industry; Mobile Gaming industry preferred

    MUST Have Skill Sets:

    • Mobile development experience would be a bonus
    • Proven working experience with backend systems engineering.
    • Java, Ruby, and/or Scala preferred
    • At least some knowledge of security and performance optimization.
    • Test-driven development experience (and the desire to work in such an environment) is a plus.
    • Efficiency with SQL skills: including experience querying large, complex data sets.
    • Efficiency in writing and executing detailed test cases.

    Salary-DOE

  • Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

QA Analyst/Game Testers-Contracts-SF Bay Area! kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Are you a gamer? Are you playing games RIGHT NOW on every imaginable platform? This is your chance to use your eye for detail to get paid for what you love doing! Nelson Interactive, in partnership with our gaming clients in Foster City, Redwood City, Santa Clara, AND San Francisco is currently hiring Game Testers!
We are also looking for Localization Testers/Translators. If you are bilingual in the following languages and have a knack for games as well, use both skills and join the gaming industry. Bilingual Written/Spoken in the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese or Korean.
Previous experience with the following platforms is great: consoles, iPhone, iPad, Android, or any mobile devices, social networking, online pc/MMORPG–if you play it, you could test it!!
Compensation based on prior experience:
Standard QA: $11.00 to $15.00 per hour
Language/Localization: $12.00 to $20.00 per hour
Local candidates only – US Work Authorization is required. EOE
Requirements:
• Industry knowledge and an avid gamer- PS3, 360, Wii, PC-MMORPG, Online, Social Media, Mobile
• Sharp attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication (all applicants will be subject to a language assessment)
• Positive attitude and self motivated
• Full time schedules only M-F, 40 hours plus overtime and weekends
Please forward resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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