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Apply now Job no: 99741-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Instructional Design

Position Summary:

Field Day Lab at the University of Wisconsin - Madison seeks an experienced, talented and self-driven game engineer who will lead the software engineering and participate in the design of educational games used by millions of players yearly. This position participates in a team of researchers, designers, communicators and other developers who will conceptualize, design and produce educational video games and xR experiences.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

AS/BA/BS in Computer Science, Education, Media development or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Knowledge and Expertise:
* Credited as an engineer on at least two shipped game titles.
* Experience as the sole or lead engineer for at least one game title.
* Experience as the sole or lead designer for at least one game title.
* Significant experience with the Unity game engine.
* Demonstrated ability to learn new software development tools as needed
* Experience with team and community software development tools including source code version control (GIT) and project management (Trello, Basecamp, Pivotal Tracker, etc.)

Prefered Knowledge and Expertise:
* Experience in educational game design and/or development
* Experience in small AND large studio contexts



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to David Gagnon, current resume, a portfolio; preferably a website or pdf upload of your work, and a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references. Please include your current or most recent supervisor.


Franchesca Beswick
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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