Games Evangelist
Sifteo, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Sifteo, a venture-backed consumer electronics start-up, is seeking a games evangelist to promote the Sifteo platform and help our excellent third party developers make great games. We are looking for someone who can excel in a multi-faceted role of platform evangelism, technical education and advocacy for the needs of creative professionals. This person must work well with game designers and artists, is passionate about games, participates in the indie games community, has proven experience in tech evangelism, and is excited about jumping into a start up environment. You ’ll be working with a small team and will be responsible for advocating the platform.

You will also work closely with our developer support engineer to supporting our developer community. Concretely, that means you ’ll learn how the development tools works, be on call to support games in progress (working with a developer), identify and recruit amazing talent to work on our system through meetups, events, conferences, and other channels (be creative!). We are creating Sifteo cubes: wireless blocks with full color screens that interact with each other and respond to motion to unleash a whole new world of games. Sifteo cubes feature technology spun out of the MIT Media Lab, and have been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Engadget, CNET, and more.

Yes, this is a position in a startup! We ’re well funded, and we can pay you. But if the two main priorities in your life are inherent security and the ability to rely on things planned months ahead, please stop reading this now and do something else. If curiosity, ability to suffer, resilience and clear sense of individual responsibility get you going, please continue reading.

You ’ll find and we expect a sense of truthfulness (towards oneself, each other and reality, learned the hard way), being demanding (is this the best you can do?) as well as extensiveness (have fun really grasping things in their entirety).* For more information about our product, see You: 3+ years of relevant technology implementation/consulting/evangelism experience. Experience in gaming industry is REQUIRED. BS in CS, EE, or equivalent technical major/minor is ideal, but not a requirement knowledge in programming languages including but not limited to C/C++, C#, Python, etc hellip; is a plus comfortable working in a fast paced, start-up environment in a small team pro-active, detail-oriented, communicative and organized – you take pride in your work strong verbal and written communication skills is a must.

Creative communication techniques highly encouraged. An ideal candidate would: be a software developer and/or game designer love game development, spend all your time with cool game developers, love working with game developers, and know all the latest and greatest going on in the community be excited about Sifteo cubes, and be ready to work hard and build a deep knowledge of the platform. Responsibilities: collaborate very closely with the developer support engineer to support 3rd party game developers capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the 3rd party developer community. collaborate with producers to ensure great relationships with our third parties communicate and follow through with third party developers, working with the developer support engineer to provide technical and logistical support work with QA to help vet third party games orient new developers to our SDK and help decide which requested features get into the SDK evangelize the platform at events and online - make cool videos, participate in live forums, and set up meetup events, attend conferences, and more!

be able to communicate the platform at a high-level, but also answer questions about the technical capabilities of the product continue defining your role as we grow Bonus points for: experience with embedded systems programming and other low-level hackery analytics and metrics background art skills created an indie game before Why you should work here: we ’ll trust you to do things right you ’d be getting in early in a company that has massive potential you ’ll feel satisfied that you ’re creating something that people love we are working on something really, truly awesome! Join us! Compensation: salary plus equity *The folks at put this paragraph together. It totally captures what we want in our work culture.

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