Senior Unity Developer

paulteall

Hyper Hippo
Published
November 7, 2017
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Please send applications to jobs@hyperhippo.ca

Description

Senior Unity Developer for the AdVenture Capitalist team

Outline​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Role
Do​ ​you​ ​live​ ​to​ ​play​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​video​ ​games?​ ​Then​ ​this​ ​opportunity​ ​might​ ​be​ ​right​ ​for​ ​you! Developer-driven​ ​Kelowna​ ​studio​ ​Hyper​ ​Hippo​ (creators of AdVenture Capitalist) ​seeks​ ​seniorUnity​ ​Developer.​ ​The​ ​Hyper​ ​Hippo team​ ​created​ ​AdVenture​ ​Capitalist,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​working​ ​on​ ​more​ ​cool​ ​video​ ​games.​ ​The​ ​successful candidate​ ​is​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​programmer​ ​who​ ​would​ ​work​ ​with​ ​client-side​ ​and​ ​server-side​ ​programmers​ ​to make​ ​awesome​ ​multi-platform​ ​games.​ ​Hyper​ ​Hippo​ ​is​ ​an​ ​indie-type​ ​studio​ ​where​ ​management​ ​doesn’t get​ ​in​ ​your​ ​way,​ ​you’re​ ​not​ ​restricted​ ​to​ ​only​ ​develop​ ​avatars​ ​or​ ​chats;​ ​you​ ​get​ ​to​ ​design​ ​the​ ​whole game,​ ​with​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​artists,​ ​sound​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​guys.​ ​Once​ ​you​ ​have​ ​something​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​test,​ ​you​ ​can bring​ ​it​ ​straight​ ​to​ ​your​ ​circle​ ​of​ ​players​ ​without​ ​a​ ​lengthy​ ​approval​ ​process.

Required​ ​Experience
● Computer​ ​Science/Software​ ​Engineering​ ​degree​ ​or​ ​equivalent​ ​work​ ​experience
● 2+​ ​years​ ​commercial​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​Unity​ ​and​ ​C#​ ​(school​ ​projects​ ​are​ ​valuable,​ ​but​ ​we’re
looking​ ​for​ ​more​ ​experience)
● 5+​ ​years​ ​game​ ​programming​ ​–​ ​you​ ​know​ ​all​ ​best​ ​practices
● Proficiency​ ​in​ ​both​ ​2D​ ​and​ ​3D​ ​game​ ​development
● Ability​ ​to​ ​interface​ ​with​ ​RESTful​ ​HTTP​ ​data​ ​services​ ​for​ ​authentication,​ ​player​ ​data,​ ​etc.
● Experience​ ​providing​ ​cross-device​ ​solutions​ ​that​ ​address​ ​performance,​ ​reliability,​ ​security,​ ​and
scalability​ ​issues

Desired​ ​Experience
● JSON
● Implementing​ ​analytics​ ​into​ ​a​ ​game
● Having​ ​launched​ ​one​ ​or​ ​more​ ​titles​ ​on​ ​iOS,​ ​Android,​ ​or​ ​Web
● Knowledge​ ​and​ ​expertise​ ​in​ ​making​ ​networked​ ​multiplayer​ ​games​ ​is​ ​an​ ​asset,​ ​but​ ​not​ ​required;
Photon​ ​or​ ​uLink​ ​is​ ​a​ ​plus

Other​ ​Useful​ ​Skills
● Git​ ​SCM
● Build​ ​Pipelines,​ ​specifically​ ​Jenkins/Hudson
● Agile/Scrum​ ​development
● Asset​ ​Packages​ ​and​ ​dynamic​ ​content​ ​loading
● Server​ ​administration​ ​(Apache​ ​or​ ​nginx​ ​configuration)
● Understanding​ ​of​ ​FTP

Attitude​ ​and​ ​Personality
● Must​ ​LOVE​ ​video​ ​games​ ​(you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​tested!)
● Creativity—everyone​ ​here​ ​gets​ ​to​ ​design​ ​the​ ​games​ ​we​ ​make
● Ability​ ​to​ ​rapidly​ ​prototype​ ​game​ ​ideas,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​write​ ​production​ ​ready​ ​code​ ​when​ ​needed
● Self-sufficiency,​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​unblock​ ​yourself,​ ​do​ ​your​ ​own​ ​R&D​ ​and​ ​create​ ​solutions
independently
● Ability​ ​to​ ​write​ ​code​ ​that​ ​is​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​read​ ​and​ ​debug
● Proactive​ ​in​ ​sharing​ ​knowledge​ ​with​ ​peers
● Strong​ ​work​ ​ethic​ ​-​ ​ensuring​ ​products​ ​are​ ​in​ ​a​ ​shippable​ ​state​ ​before​ ​communicating​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is
done
● Strong​ ​communicator​ ​sharing​ ​project​ ​status,​ ​dependencies,​ ​risks,​ ​costs,​ ​and​ ​options

Compensation
● Competitive​ ​salary
● Health​ ​Benefits
● 3​ ​weeks​ ​vacation
● 10​ ​personal​ ​days​ ​per​ ​year
● Annual​ ​self​ -development​ ​budget​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​conferences,​ ​courses,​ ​training​ ​–​ ​you​ ​name​ ​it!

What’s​ ​it​ ​like​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​Hippo…?
Well,​ ​you​ ​would​ ​get​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team​ ​that​ ​values​ ​collaboration​ ​and​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​freedom​ ​to produce​ ​and​ ​make​ ​games​ ​in​ ​a​ ​studio​ ​that​ ​oozes​ ​work​ ​ethic​ ​&​ ​creative​ ​‘crazy’.​ ​​ ​Hippo’s​ ​hang​ ​out,​ ​they understand​ ​that​ ​being​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​something​ ​that​ ​is​ ​bigger​ ​than​ ​"one"​ ​is​ ​just​ ​super​ ​rewarding​ ​…​ ​and​ ​it’s fun.​ ​​ ​Yeah,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​the​ ​‘usual’;​ ​foosball​ ​&​ ​ping​ ​pong,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​also​ ​have​ ​the​ u​​ nusual​​ ​in​ ​a​ ​game​ ​studio that​ ​goes​ ​beyond​ ​perks​ ​and​ ​free​ ​snacks,​ ​we​ ​actually​ ​"LIKE"​ ​and​ ​respect​ ​each​ ​other,​ ​and​ ​celebrate​ ​the uniqueness​ ​that​ ​we​ ​all​ ​rock!
We​ ​trust​ ​and​ ​value​ ​each​ ​other’s​ ​opinions​ ​and​ ​are​ ​stoked​ ​when​ ​we​ ​all​ ​succeed​ ​and​ ​share​ ​in​ ​that​ ​wild ride,​ ​because​ ​success​ ​is​ ​not​ ​easy.​ ​Our​ ​tribe​ ​is​ ​definitely​ ​unlike​ ​most​ ​and​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​it​ ​that​ ​way, we​ ​like​ ​it​ ​unusual,​ ​a​ ​little​ ​weird​ ​and​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​bold.​ ​Interested?​ ​​ ​…sweet,​ ​we’d​ ​love​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​been up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​where​ ​you’d​ ​like​ ​to​ ​see​ ​yourself​ ​go.

VISION
We​ ​envision​ ​a​ ​world​ ​where​ ​our​ ​global​ ​community​ ​is​ ​always​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​play​ ​our​ ​next​ ​game.

MISSION
We​ ​believe​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​will​ ​rally​ ​passionate​ ​teams​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​the​ ​best​ ​games.

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