Archive | January 2019

Assistant Editor-Contract- Los Angeles

This role supports editors and motion graphics artists on the Product Video team based in the our LA office. With an ever growing number of titles on our service, the assistant editor will be integral in the supplemental A/V creation pipeline, namely in the support of creation of trailers and promotional content spots.

Responsibilities:

● Support editorial teams with A/V asset management — movement of many files for various titles to appropriate team members.

● Re-conform proxy edits to full-res master / final deliverables.

● Support media ingest and set-up in back-end pipeline.

● Spot or QC check edits to ensure conformance yields accurate final assets.

Requirements:

● Minimum 1 to 2 years experience as an assistant editor in the motion picture / television industry.

● Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, AME, Photoshop).

● Strong knowledge of post-production workflows, asset dams and A/V file management.

● Strong general knowledge of video & audio codecs and broadcast delivery specifications.

● Strong communication and organizational skills.

● Knowledge of audio programs a plus (Pro Tools, Adobe Audition).

● Ability to manage multiple projects subject to deadlines.

● Junior Editor experience is a plus

Pay-$35/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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Tier 2 Tech Support Contract-Irvine, Ca

  • Providing the first line of defense for Service Desk calls specifically in the areas of; personal computers, Microsoft Office, reset user accounts, resolve printer problems, mapping printers, resolve telephone and voice mail problems, mapping network drives and all others as assigned.
  • You will create and maintain employee security permissions and profiles, add-move-changes for assigned systems.
  • Taking initial telephone or email inquiries and trouble- shooting and managing relatively simple hardware, software or network problems
  • Recognizing and escalating more difficult problems to Tier 3 support
  • Logging call activity
  • Resolving more complex issues requiring detailed systems and applications knowledge
  • Making the decision to generate a trouble or work order ticket for issues that will require a visit to the user’s PC or workstation
  • Researching and resolving the most difficult and complex problems that other support desk levels have been unable to resolve

Pay Rate-$25/hr.

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Senior Systems Engineer-Contract-Gaming-Austin, Tx

What you will do:

●       Provides effective solutions to the most difficult operations engineering problem

●       Long term thinking with respect to major design and technology choices

●       Operate with complex reporting relationships to reconcile competing priorities and achieve business unit objectives

●       Communicates at an expert level via documentation and verbally with both peers and partners

●       Collaborates with architects across functions to help set architectural direction for delivering highly reliable, scalable, and operable solutions

●       Partners with development teams, DBAs and QA in a DevOps model of agile development process

●       Demonstrates entrepreneurial perspective in the ideation and implementation of products and services to accelerate growth

●       Transforms business ideas into implementable technology solutions, considering build, buy and partnering alternatives

●       Make decisions which may have a broad impact and influence the organizational direction

●       Rapidly adapt to new and changing situations to quickly solve problems and find new directions

●       Drives continuous improvement through change management procedures – designing, definition of roadmaps, standardization of processes and methodologies

●       Periodic rotational 24 hours on call support
The next great Senior Systems Engineer needs:

●       Experience designing highly available solutions at scale with security and performance

●       Experience with automation and configuration management tools (Preferred: Chef and/or Puppet)

●       Experience with public cloud services and deployment (Preferred: AWS, GCP, or Azure experience)

●       Strong development experience in programming/scripting languages (Preferred: Go, Python, and/or Ruby)

●       Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and experience with source code management tools

●       Strong ability to troubleshoot complex issues ranging from system resources to application stack traces

●       Strong hands-on experience in building and maintaining infrastructure for micro services

●       Experience with Continuous Integration, continuous delivery/deployment tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, or similar

●       Strong knowledge of UNIX

●       Experience integrating Open Source tools and software

●       Experience with TCP/IP, routing, VLANS, AWS Direct Connect, VPN and other networking concepts

●       Experience with VMWare, Vagrant, Docker, or Rocket is a definite plus

●       Experience with monitoring tools like NewRelic, Zabbix, Nagios or similar

●       Excellent DNS, LDAP, syslog and network service experience

●       Ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in highly complex systems and drive performance optimizations

●       Working knowledge of enterprise storage technologies and protocols such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Software Defined Storage, Object Storage

●       OBSESSIVE desire to automate and improve everything including process improvements, standardizing tools and technologies!

Pay Rate-$60-66/hr. DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Web Developer-DH-Gaming in Berkeley, CA

Our client is a leader in eSports, Skill Gaming and Gamer rewards. They have generated over $13 Million in revenues and has institutional backing from Luma Launch and Catalyst Sports. Their quickly growing platform allows gamers all over the USA to win cash, prizes and other cool stuff when they play games completely free. The tournament platform is a patent pending skill tracking system that is leveraged to reward the most skill-full players across a variety of games. The platform is integrated with some of the largest advertising exchanges in the world, including Facebook, Google, Verzion’s Oath platform, Rubicon and many others.

Developers at our client can look forward to working with Reactjs, React Native, MongoDB, SQL, Objective C and occasionally other languages. Developers will frequently interact with Google’s IMA SDK, Prebid.js and troubleshoot errors arising from video ad technology including VAST, VPAID and others. Occasionally developers have minor tasks in Xcode or Unity, but these environments are uncommon for this role. Their development roots are from Pivotal Labs. As a result developers regularly practice XP, which includes TDD, BDD, pair programming and other AGILE practices.

Job Title Responsibilities:

Requirements:
-6 years paid full-time experience in software development
-2 years experience in ReactJS or React Native

-Excellent verbal communication skills
-US Citizen
-Can work full time in Berkeley CA
-No Tele-commuting

Recommendations:
-Experience with adtech
-Experience with mobile gaming
-Familiarity with TDD, BDD, AGILE
-A College Degree

Salary-120-145K DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

 

Web Analytics Manager-Contract- Mountain View, Ca

The Web Analytics Manager is responsible for achieving the vision for the future state of web analytics and digital tagging implementation, building and owning relationships with key partners and vendors, and evangelizing the capabilities unlocked by adoption of these platforms and  practices.  The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate a strong combination of leadership, accountability, communication and technical know-how.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall ownership and operation of the tag management platform for all domains
  • Building a strong vendor relationship with the tag management vendor, as well as with core web analytics vendors
  • Assessment of needs as business conditions change, resulting in exploration and evaluation  of new vendors from time to time
  • Working end to end across all tech stacks to ensure optimal implementation of the tag  management platform
  • Directly work to migrate web analytics implementation into the tag management platform, or  initiate new implementations in the platform
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on the tag management platform and its implementation within our technology, partnering with development team to always ensure optimal  performance
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with digital marketers and analysts to understand their unique needs and recommend ways in which the tag and web analytics platform can help them be more productive, find deeper insights, and operate with more speed
  • Develop a process for submission of tagging needs, maintain resulting backlog, define  execution SLAs and execute within them
  • Ensure highly rigorous execution of tagging implementations with strong processes for ensuring quality, stability and accuracy

Skills:

  • The ideal candidate has prior experience with a large retail or software web platform and is capable of picking up new knowledge quickly.
  • He/she is an excellent communicator and builds strong cross-functional  relationships. T
  • his individual will be skilled in working collaboratively with Product Managers,  Marketers, Web Developers, Engineers, Project Managers, and QA.
  • He/she is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, at various stages of their development.

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in a similar role for a large, online retail website or software company.
  • Experience with stationary web, mobile web and native app applications of tag management  and web analytics
  • Experience owning vendor relationships and ensuring optimal use of vendor technologies
  • Experience working with tag management platforms, data management platforms, customer  experience analytics platforms, web analytics tools and customer feedback platforms; specific experience with at least some of the following required: Ensighten, Tealium, Google Tag  Manager, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, ClickTale, Adobe Audience Manager Strong web technology understanding; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ability to develop JavaScript preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Information Systems, or related field, MBA preferred Experience working with Agile methodologies preferred (Scrum, KanBan or other)
  • Strong analytical, prioritization, communication and negotiating skills are a must
  • High attention to detail and experience defining dependable and scalable processes

Pay Rate-$65/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Front-end Software Engineer-Gaming Industry-Contract-Can sit in Seattle or Austin

 

A Contract Software Engineer for our Technical Operations team will need the agility to operate in this ever-changing ecosystem. This position will be responsible for driving and implementing long term design and technology choices that will be the cornerstone of tools and services that will make up the future of operations and automation processes. These tools and services will underpin modern video game services such as matchmaking, marketplace, and social features to anti-cheat detection, leader boards, and server-side physics calculations.

The role is a part of a high performing team in a fast-paced organization, requiring partner and business focus. As well as demonstrated skills tied to leadership, people, communication, analytics and adaptability.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5+ year relevant work experience.
  • Experience with UI / UX design and development (Responsive and Mobile design).
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with authentication and authorization methods.
  • Experience with RESTful Services and APIs.
  • Strong technical and practical understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Solid understanding of frontend build tools such as Webpack, Rollup, Grunt, Gulp, Browserify, and npm scripts.
  • Experience with public cloud systems – Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Azure.
  • Proficiency with CSS processors such as PostCSS, Sass, or Less
  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, Vue.js, React, AngularJS and Polymer.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frontend testing tools and methodology
  • Experience with server-side development using nodeJS, Golang, Ruby or Python
  • Experience using Git and related tools like GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket etc
  • Experience with frontend performance topics / rendering internals
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum project environment
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed team
  • Experience delivering system-level technical design and documentation

A Plus:

  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience working in frameworks such as Serverless, Play, Symfony, Rails, Express or Django.
  • Experience integrating ticketing and alerting systems (Service Now, Jira, PagerDuty, etc.)

Contract up to 1 year in duration

Location: Seattle, Wa or Austin, Tx

Pay-$75/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Software Engineer-Backend-Gaming Industry-Seattle or Austin-Long-term Contract

The world of infrastructure and operations is changing at a rapid pace, e.g. cloud computing, hybrid cloud, software define networks (SDN), virtualization services, etc. and we are moving to meet and leverage these new changes to our full advantage. Our environment is highly distributed and dynamic. It services millions of players every day, worldwide.

A Contract Software Engineer for our Technical Operations team will need the agility to operate in this ever-changing ecosystem. This position will be responsible for driving and implementing long term design and technology choices that will be the cornerstone of tools and services that will make up the future of operations and automation processes. These tools and services will underpin modern video game services such as matchmaking, marketplace, and social features to anti-cheat detection, leader boards, and server-side physics calculations.

The role is a part of a high performing team in a fast-paced organization, requiring partner and business focus. As well as demonstrated skills tied to leadership, people, communication, analytics and adaptability.

Required Skills:        

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 5+ year relevant work experience.
  • Experience with event driven architecture using Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with serverless computing (Serverless Framework).
  • Experience with user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Experience with implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • Proficient with a back-end programming language (Python, Golang, NodeJS).
  • Understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Experience building REST APIs and services, knowledge of technologies such as Swagger and gRPC.
  • Experience using Git and related tools like GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket etc.
  • Experience with data modelling and SQL, specifically MySQL.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment pipelines.
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum project environment.
  • Experience working with a geographically dispersed team.

A Plus:

  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with event pipelines (Kafka/Kinesis)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Experience with non-relational databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB).
  • Experience integrating ticketing and alerting systems (Service Now, Jira, Datdog, PagerDuty, etc.)

Duration: up to 1 year

Pay: 75/hr.

Please email resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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