What It’s All About
The first time you used a website, you couldn’t wait to build your own. Your passion for emerging technologies, design trends and usability advancements has driven you to create awesome web sites that push the limits of what a browser is capable of. You know the difference between the code that runs on a web server and the code that runs in a browser, and are comfortable working with both. You dive into the issues of cross-browser compatibility while utilizing the latest client-side scripting and styling techniques.
A Typical Day
You are on a cross-departmental feature team responsible for creating an Army Management tool that will work both in-game and on the community website. You sit down with your team to discuss the feature and what the requirements will be before diving into a deeper discussion with the web designer about the user interface. While waiting for a design, you start implementing the new functionality in the front-end applications using a placeholder interface. Meanwhile, there have been a few bugs reported on the community website that require your attention. You hammer those out before deploying your prototype and sending it out to the team for testing and feedback.
Who You Work With
You spend most of your day with the rest of the web team and community team creating features for the in-game interface and the web. You also work closely with the game designers to work out how web-based features might work and what the ultimate player experience should be.
What You've Done Before
Demonstrable experience building consumer-facing web applications in Ruby/Python/PHP/etc.
Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
Thorough understanding of cross-browser compatibility
Some experience with graphic design programs (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Passion for games
Red 5 Studios - 2 years ago