Overview

Technician: Games Development

Location : Norfolk, UK

To assist us in driving our strategic and creative vision forward we are seeking to appoint a Games Dev specialist who can provide technical expertise and guidance in creative coding, programming, and software development to students studying within our Computer Arts and Technology programme.

You will play an active part in developing student proficiency in creative coding and related areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality and games.

Working closely with academic teams and the Workshop Manager you will design and create appropriate and engaging schemes of technical learning to support academic teaching and the development of student work from initial concept to final output.

We are looking for someone with professional knowledge and experience of working fluently with C++, C# and visual scripting who can help our students produce creative and contemporary outcomes in Unreal Engine and Unity.

You will bring your knowledge and experience of designing and developing game play systems to enhance the students’ technical skills, supporting them with debugging and building games. You will also be supporting students wanting to develop, test and publish applications to multiple mobile and desktop platforms.

You will use your knowledge and experience to prepare and deliver technical workshops to groups, assist in academic led sessions and provide opportunities for students to access specialist one to one support. You will also prepare and produce instructional materials and guidance in appropriate formats to support technical learning and skills retention, ensuring content is made available through the University’s digital learning environments.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent hardware and software skills to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems. They will also have a high level of skill for techniques related to or supportive of the practice of creative coding, including version control, working with open-source code and libraries, setting up development environments, and debugging.

This student facing role requires excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate technical processes to technical and non-technical stakeholders. You will also require excellent customer service skills and organisational abilities to effectively plan, prioritise and organise work and manage the expectations of resource users.

Candidates will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or have equivalent proven professional experience in a similar role. They will demonstrate an active interest and awareness of industry trends, products, and developments, and be able to make cost-effective recommendations for developments and new equipment.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Monday 25th April 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 11th May 2022

Application packs and further details for the above post are available at

https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/technician-games-development/

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nua.ac.uk