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

Software Engineer 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

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

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

Solutions Engineer- Contract- Palo Alto, Ca

As part of our team you will work closely with internal customers to integrate our SDK and SaaS solutions. Internal customers include: mobile and social game developers on multiple platforms, web applications; and infrastructural applications. You will also work closely with our various product teams to collaborate on new feature development based on customer feedback.

Responsibilities:

• Evangelize our product suite to customers and be able to speak to the benefits of our offerings.
• Partner with customers as a technical resource to onboard our products.
• Establish positive working relationships with our clients as well as our product teams.
• Create tools and processes to make it easy for customers to integrate with our products.
• Create tools and processes to help us rapidly onboard an increasing customer-base.
• Utilize customer feedback to drive improvements and new feature enhancements in our products.
• Develop reference-implementations of our customer products that utilize our product suite. For example, write a mobile app that makes use of our SDK.

Required Qualifications:

• 5+ years of full software development lifecycle experience, including Agile development processes.
• 3+ years of Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Development experience
• Experience developing in Objective C for iOS and Java for Android SDK
• Experience building applications for the mobile web.
• Effective at troubleshooting software integration issues.
• Communicates effectively verbally and in writing, both with our product teams and our customers.
• Highly organized w/ a passion for efficiency. Good at multi-tasking and handling several independent tasks at the same time.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis including design patterns, hardware and software requirements, systems requirements and deployment protocols
• Experience building use case driven software with Agile Software Development and Test Driven Development methodologies
• Experience developing mobile applications on the Unity platform.
• JavaScript/CSS/AJAX/HTML5 skills
• Strong Internet technologies background including XML, JSON, Thrift, etc.
• Familiar with relational and noSQL databases.
• Familiar with distributed architectures, database tuning or improving system performance strongly desired
• Familiar with Web-service development and Restful design patterns
• Familiar with UNIX / Linux scripting, including bash, sh, python and/or perl.
• Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in multiple roles.
• Experience working with all roles in the software development lifecycle (ex. Engineering, Program and Product Management).

Education:

BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field

Pay Rate: Up to $75/hr

Please forward resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Software Engineer-Contract in Palo Alto, Ca- Gaming Industry

• Architect high performance applications that interface with millions of users
• Design and develop scalable Java applications; primarily webservices and distributed data processing
• Partner with Product Managers and Designers to develop guest-facing products
• Resolve defects, support testing effort, and deploy production code on a frequent basis
• Be a technical pillar for the engineering team through collaboration and mentorship of other engineers
• Analyze the technical feasibility of product features and help to guide feature development and roadmap from a technical perspective

BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience required
• 3+ years of full software development lifecycle experience
• 3+ years of Web development and internet technology experience
• 3+ years of Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Development experience
• Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis including design patterns, hardware and
• software requirements, systems requirements and deployment protocols
• Experience with Java and Spring suite required
• Experience with application servers required
• Experience with relational and noSql databases required
• Experience with Web-service development and Restful design patterns
• Experience building use case driven software with Agile Software Development and Test Driven Development methodologies
• Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in multiple roles
• Experience with UNIX / Linux shell scripting

-Java Engineer with a couple of years of experience. Mid tier
-Working knowledge of javascript, CSS, Ajax, HTML5
UNIX-LINUS- comfortable writing batch scripts. Minimum. Spring is the ap[plication framework they use. Lots of components of SPRING and they need to understand them. Have experience with SQL and how to construct relational MONGO how to use either one.-Redis if they are comfortable with Redis they are fine with that. It’s a database key value store. Open source offers advance data structures that many other databases or key value stores offer. Its used for catching and storage. Getting a lot of popularity because its free and high performing.
-Working on restful web services primarily, writing a family platform.
-Central tech organization- family orientated platforms. Software as a Services that other products in the company will build their applications- Infinity, Spark. Relationships- parent and child relationships.

-3 to 5 person team. Small group, made up of a lot of small groups- work collaboratively. All team depend on each other. Autonomous- working on their own- contribute.

-Communication is key. (written and verbal). Because they are working in different teams they need to know how to communicate clearly.

• Web framework equivalent experience building web pages from database, business layer, and UI
• JavaScript/CSS/AJAX/HTML5 skills
• Strong Internet technologies background including XML, JSON, Thrift, etc.
• Experience building applications for the mobile web
• Experience with Apache Tomcat or NGINX strongly desired
• Experience with distributed architectures, database tuning or improving system performance strongly desired

BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Pay Rate-$70/hr

Software Engineer, node.js/AngularJS- Contract- Glendale, CA

• Design and develop scalable natural language processing GUI tools in node.js and AngularJS
• Design and develop natural language command-line utilities in Ruby/Python
• Create and manage build, testing and release processes and tools with Jenkins and Chef
• Assist in the design and development of high-performance, high-availability, real-time natural language Java services
• Partner with Management, Producers, Linguists and Support Representatives to gather business requirements and define functional specifications
• Collaborate with iPhone, Android, and JavaScript developers (both internal and external) to integrate our services with their products
• Resolve defects, support testing effort, and deploy production code on a frequent basis
• Partner with Technical Operations and Build/Release engineers to automate every aspect of testing and delivery
• Understand the Architectural Vision and build towards that vision
• BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience required
• 7+ years of full software development lifecycle experience with a minimum 3 years as senior software engineer
• 4+ years of Web development and internet technology experience
• 4+ years of Functional and Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Development experience
• Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis including design patterns, hardware and software requirements, systems requirements and deployment protocols
• Experience with JavaScript/CSS/AJAX/HTML5
• Extensive experience building web-based GUIs with node.js and AngularJS
• Experience with Unicode, UTF-8, Internationalization and Natural Language Processing
• Experience with MongoDB and other relational and NoSQL databases
• Experience with web service development and RESTful design patterns
• Experience with automated build, continuous integration and deployment systems such as Jenkins and Chef
• Experience gathering requirements and authoring functional specifications
• Experience building use case driven software with Agile Software Development and Test Driven Development methodologies
• Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in multiple roles
• Experience with UNIX / Linux shell scripting
• Disciplined approach to maintaining and enforcing engineering best practices
• Able and willing to effectively mentor other team members and contribute to a collaborative team environment
• Experience with performance testing, including planning, execution and reporting.
• Must be detail oriented, self-organized, and capable of simultaneously tracking multiple issues of varying complexity
• Experience with distributed architectures, database tuning or improving system performance strongly desired
• Experience with Java-based web applications and Netty
• BS/BA degree in Computer Science or related field, or
No
Key qualifications- Unicode, Hadoop, HDFS. Needs to be self driven and able to handle complex tasks. Looking for language processing experience.

Pay Rate-$up to 75/hr

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
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