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Apply now Job no: 100227-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

Gear Learning is located in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and manages multiple sources of funding to support the research and development for new and existing game-based learning applications. Our vision is to serve the public as a leading center for games for impact by developing games with broad audiences, demonstrated impact and supported scale. We conduct research and development in games for impact that spans discovery to delivery, producing both technology products and human capital. The software engineer will develop software for educational games.

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:

B.S. required in Game Development, Computer Sciences, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience with the following:
* Managing multiple, large scale projects
* Developing libraries and code standardization
* Open source development
* Finished game shipped to at least one major store (Apple, Google, Steam)
* Gameplay scripting
* Editor Scripting
*Development for iOS, Android platforms in addition to Windows and MacOS
Programming Languages
* Manditory: C#, JavaScript, Node.js
* Nice to haves: C++, HTML/PHP
Software and Technologies:
*Game Engine: Unity3D
*Database: MySQL, MongoDB, redis
* Platforms: Amazon Web Services

Additional Information:

This position may be extended or made renewable pending additional funding.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Tracy Cullen Morris, current resume, a document with the link to published game(s), and a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references. Please include your current or most recent supervisor.


Franchesca Beswick
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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