Archive | May 2018

Product Designer 1 and 2- New York City! Contract

  • Design inventive, intuitive, and fun product experiences for millions of people.
    Quickly prototype new and novel ways for people to experience and bond over shared interests.
  • Work with our broader team to determine user problems and goals and then deliver original solutions.
  • Use data to learn, refine, and iterate on your designs.
  • Present and explain design decisions to the rest of the company.
  • Contribute to and conduct user research to test designs and assumptions on living, breathing, feeling people.
  • Oversee builds, making sure engineering is armed with the specs they need to successfully build a thing.
  • Collaborate with our copy and communication teams to maintain a consistent voice and image.
  • Give and receive feedback with other designers, and continually raise your own bar for quality.
  • Organize and refine our product design resources and processes.We’re looking for:
  • 3+ years experience designing mobile applications and/or responsive web experiences.
  • Experience shipping and iterating on consumer products and/or websites.
  • Strong visual design and art direction skills.
  • Experience with prototyping, bringing ideas to life to test and communicate design.
  • Experience with modern design and collaboration tools:
  • Sketch/Illustrator/Invision/Keynote/Google docs
  • A self-motivated attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing work environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Humility and the ability to accept and manage feedback.
  • A deep understanding of our product and community.

Pay Rate-$60-$80/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

 

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SDET Development Engineer-Gaming Giant in Irvine, Ca-Contract to Hire

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Responsibilities

  • Work with development and quality assurance teams to develop test plans, understand risk, and establish quality goals from a QA perspective.
  • Gather requirements to implement continuous test improvement.
  • Identify, design, and implement technical solutions that increase test efficacy, effectiveness, and coverage while reducing overall cost of test execution.
  • Analyze design and source code to determine needed test hooks and API testing.
  • Understand test hooks and API testing necessities through code and design analysis.
  • Design, implement, modify and utilize test harnesses, automated solutions and tests.
  • Create and deliver metrics on quality and risk analysis to stakeholders.
  • Analyze test data and results to identify patterns and influence software quality.
  • Coach and mentor SDETs and provide code reviews.
  • Lead test automation team members.
  • Develop training materials for project team and lead workshops for technical test design, requirements gathering, and risk identification.
  • Work with third party vendors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in software testing
  • 4+ years strong practical, commercial experience writing automated tests using Junit
  • 4+ years strong Java, C++ or C# experience
  • Experience with standard Java/OO design patterns.
  • Practical experience testing/exercising REST APIs – JSON preferred
  • Practical experience writing multi-threaded tests
  • Expert in architecture of and writing test scripts in Python, Lua, or Selenium
  • Proven ability to create data analysis tools and interpret large data sets
  • Experience creating automation frameworks and / or test harnesses
  • Passion for video games and software quality

Pluses

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field
  • Experience with application lifecycle and test case management software development planning tools
  • Expert working in JIRA and test case management software
  • Experience with Cloud technologies
  • Experience with enterprise software automation solutions
  • Experience testing on multiple platforms, Windows, Mac, console, and mobile

Pay-$45-65/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Presentation Designer- Contract 1 yr+-Redwood City, CA (Gaming)

The Presentation Designer is responsible for the design and execution of well-crafted presentations to support internal marketing teams, senior leadership, and executive staff.

 Our ideal candidate has a track record of successfully turning complex information into digestible, high quality presentations, with an impeccable eye for detail and passion for design. Additionally, this candidate must thrive in a collaborative environment, adapt well to a constantly evolving industry, possess practical knowledge of brand and digital design, and generally carry positive energy that benefits the greater team.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design presentations with differing graphic design styles and tones to support internal marketing teams, senior leadership, and executive staff.
  • Conceive graphic design solutions that work within brand design guidelines.
  • Create presentations for small and large scale meetings and events.
  • Visualize complex information and copy to create compelling diagrams and infographics.
  • Understand the importance of storytelling and narrative throughout a presentation.
  • Work with design Producers and Marketing teams to understand requirements and audiences, define timelines, and set expectations.
  • Ensure that presentations comply with specific brand visual guidelines and deliver to meeting or event tech requirements.
  • Present to stakeholders and iterate with internal partners, including senior leadership and executive staff, when needed.

Skills: Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years design experience within an internal marketing team or agency.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with excellent time management skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to present to stakeholders, absorb feedback in a positive manner, and execute against required changes.
  • Possess an impressive portfolio reflecting strengths in design, typography, and layout.
  • Up to date with current and forward looking design trends.
  • Capable working directly with executive and leadership teams.
  • Advanced design and production skills in Powerpoint. Skills in Keynote and Google Slides are a plus.
  • Knowledge of Adobe programs, including Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite.
  • Passion for design and games!

Education:

BA or BFA in Graphic Design. Additional experience in related fields a plus.

Paying up to $43/HR.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Copywriter- 1 yr. Contract- Gaming-Redwood City, Ca

  • Write and review copy for marketing touchpoints – including emails, internal placements, web copy and more.
  • Ensure copy is clear, concise, engaging and approvable by all stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with brand managers and merchandising teams to evolve and optimize our messaging strategy.
  • Become fluent in our style specifications and brand voice.
  • Understand how to communicate in a UI/UX environment
Requirements:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 2-3 years of prior copywriting experience.
  • Great time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ready to hit the ground running in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Experience writing copy for UX/UI.
  • Computer skills: Both fluent with Mac and PC, MS Office (Word and Excel)

Education: BA/BS in creative writing, literature or a related field.

Pay Rate-$30-35/hr.

Please send resume and portfolio to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. Game Developer with Exp. in Web and Native Game Platform Dev.- C to H-Seattle, Wa

The Who:

  • Senior game developer with deep engineering expertise in both web and native game platform development.
  • You should be versed in JavaScript performance optimization as well as understand how to coax a few extra frames per second out of a game written for Unity, Unreal, or raw C++.
  •  You must be able to work in large code-bases with complex class hierarchies and able to explain the execution flow of a typical multi-threaded game engine.
  • A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise, and have the ability to work within a fast moving environment in a large company to rapidly deliver services that have a broad business impact.
  • A senior game developer, with 8+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Highly experienced with JavaScript game development, WebGL, and WebAssembly, and wielding strong C++/C#/Java/Objective-C
  • Able to pick up new programming languages and tools quickly.

The What:

  • We are building something unique that will require skills learned through the flexibility of modern web development, and the optimization techniques required of modern PC/console development.

Please forward resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. Web Developer with Cloud Architecture Exp. C to H- Seattle, Wa

The Who:

  • Senior web developer with a strong background in implementing server architectures for app scalability.
  • A senior web developer, with 8+ years of applicable work experience.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field, OR an amazing engineer with proven expertise.
  • 5+ years experience building cloud-based, scalable, highly-available server architectures.
  • Capable of both designing the architecture and taking part in implementing it.
  • Highly experienced with JavaScript client- and server-side development and wielding strong skills in other languages.
  • Expert knowledge of modern open website technologies and standards.
  • Understands security ramifications of design decisions for cloud security, authentication, and payment technologies.
  • Understands databases and database optimization: Hierarchical, relational, and NoSQL.
  • Passionate about using data analytics during development and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Experienced leading software development teams through creation, release, and operation

The What:

  • You will be responsible for helping us build a complex live system that is capable of running at many powers of ten, with an eye on both cost and performance.
  • We’ll build systems that test and monitor server scaling, prioritizing responsiveness.
  • We are fortunate enough to be able to utilize a variety of existing technologies and services, both internal and open source.
  • You will be part of a team that will help to quickly evaluate these systems and determine whether we should use them or write our own from scratch.
  • We are a fast-paced, feature-focused environment, so the right answer may change over time.

Bonus: You Love Games!

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Full Stack Web Developer- Seattle, Wa- C to H Opportunity

The Who:

  • We are looking for a senior full-stack developer with deep experience building responsive apps that are highly performant.
  • In this position you will help us build the client for a complex live system that is accessible via many different devices.
  • A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise, and have the ability to work within a fast moving environment in a large company to rapidly deliver services that have a broad business impact.

The What:

  • The client design must be highly flexible, modular, and communicate with a deep server infrastructure.
  • We are fortunate enough to be able to utilize a variety of existing technologies and services, both internal and open source.
  • You will be part of a team that will help to quickly evaluate these systems and determine whether we should use them or write our own from scratch.
  • We are a fast-paced, feature-focused environment, so the right answer may change over time.
  • This position represents a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast growing business and help shape the technology, products and the industry.

Requirements:

  • A senior web developer, with 8+ years of applicable work experience. –
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field, OR an amazing engineer with proven expertise.
  • Expert knowledge of modern website technologies, standards, and UI design.
  • Highly experienced with JavaScript client- and server-side development and wielding strong skills in other languages.
  • Expert knowledge of modern open website technologies and standards.
  • Passionate about using data analytics during development and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Familiar with continuous integration, unit and functional testing practices, and continuous deployment systems.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, evolving, and growing team.
  • Self-motivated with a strong drive for reaching across teams and organizations to make progress collaboratively.
  • Skilled at verbal/written communication and ability to communicate effectively at a variety of technical and non-technical levels.
  • Experienced leading software development teams through creation, release, and operation.
  • Comfortable with a small amount of travel (10%).

Bonus:

  • You love games.
  • You want to build something with a large impact.
  • You can balance the enticement of using a new technology with the reliability of using an older one.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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