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Software Engineer - Games

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY   —   Jul 19, 2014   |  
Amplify Learning is creating exciting new curriculum that reinvents teaching and learning in the core subjects of English Language Arts, math and science. These products combine interactive game-like experiences with analytics that meet the rigorous demands of the CCSS. By optimizing the power of adaptive technologies, our Learning products support individualized instruction for students and, at the same time, facilitate classroom management for teachers.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, a Software Engineer – Games Engineer will help to provide technical and design guidance to our team of world class game vendors. Seeking a Software Engineer who can take the reins of our existing system and play a key role in delivering new transformative educational games. Join a team of top-notch engineers, game developers, visionary curriculum writers, and education reformers to create mobile games that will affect significant improvement in student performance.

Responsibilities of the Software Engineer – Games:

As part of a cross-functional software team, you'll be commissioned with delivering libraries that simplify vendor integration with Amplify services
Work with various external games vendors to share technical expertise as well as communicate Amplify requirements
Develop, test, and maintain robust, scalable, high-quality software for our wireless tablet technology platform and full suite of products
Contribute to continuous improvement of software development best practices in the areas of coding tools, languages and APIs, as well as software design and development processes

Basic Requirements of the Software Engineer - Games:

BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
2+ years of professional software development experience
1+ years of games development experience
1+ years of mobile gaming experience in tablet and/or other mobile device development - Android and especially IOS, experience with both platforms is a plus
Proven experience with games with the Unity3D development platform

Preferred Requirements of Software Engineer - Games:

Experience with large code base and working with external vendors

Experience with maximization of system resources to allow applications to run on phones and tablets

Proven involvement with and delivery of a sizable product or product component, strong sense of independence and self-direction is essential
Fundamentals (OO, algorithms, data structures, graphical)

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds

Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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