This programmer will develop and refine the core digital game environments at the heart of the EGAME grant under the direction of Principal Investigator. The programmer will also coordinate and manage parallel programming efforts at UC Berkeley, Filament Games, and InquireLearning. Each of these institutions collaborates on the EGAME grant, but Vanderbilt is the lead institution and the lead developer and designer.
Under general supervision of the principal investigators, the programmer will design, test, and implement custom digital games using complex software code/programming languages; coordinate and collaborate in production across multiple sites, teams, and collaborating institutions; work as part of a collaborative design team; perform system analysis and program development on assigned projects using independent judgment. Integrate web applications and digital games with backend databases.
The EGAME project at Vanderbilt researches and develops games to help middle school students learn science. The project and this position are funded by a National Science Foundation grant. More information about the project is available at:
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Substantial expertise and experience with complex Flash application development using ActionScript 3 to develop complex digital environments and games.
Expertise with MySQL
Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:
Substantial experience coding and playing digital games.
Expertise with graphics and design software
Expertise in other scripting languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, etc)
Competence with Linux / Apache / Tomcat
This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours per week). This is a grant funded position.
This position is typically Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; however, the candidate selected for this position may have to travel to conferences to ensure proper set-up and functionality of the system(s) as dictated by business needs.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience or the equivalent.
Vanderbilt University - 12 months ago
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