[Hiring] (Port Elizabeth) Technical programmer, some graphics / games experience, 0-4 yrs experience


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Arcane Ingenuity is a small games and apps development company that has run successfully for several years outside of SA, and has now reached a growth phase.
As such, AI is seeking someone with the following skills:

-WebGL with JS frameworks experience - PRIMARY
-OpenGL with C experience - SECONDARY
-C# or even Java - for tools development and potential Unity work

2+ years industry experience ideal. Graduates will be considered, but will need to:

-be in PE for as long as they stay on with the company
-be VERY keen on learning games, apps and graphics development
-be willing to freelance
-be pretty much full time
-be willing to rapidly learn several different technologies, and work with minimal supervision.

The position is to start within the next 4 weeks. Pay based on skills and experience.

Nick is AI's director and lead developer. His gamedev.stackexchange profile ranks him no. 12 out of 36000 users, worldwide. Graduated PE Technikon more than a decade ago, before it became NMMU, and operating in Europe for the last several years.
You'd be working with Nick face to face in Port Elizabeth, and you'd be AI's first recruit.

Look forward to hearing from you. Please send or post a portfolio of your work, pending a chat over skype/phone etc.

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    Great Jebus! #12 on all time reputation on Stack Exchange!

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    Welcome to the community. Seems like you've got a wealth of experience, great to have you around. PE is a bit of a limiting choice, but I hope you find a suitable candidate. Out of curiosity you considered someone remote? Working over skype is frustrating but you would have access to a larger talent pool.

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    @TheFuntastic Greetings, thanks for the welcome, it seems like a great community you guys have got going here.

    PE vs remote: For the present, I'm confident that a suitable dev can be found locally, as I've connections here. While not averse to remote working in general, this first hire needs to be here, given the degree of knowledge transfer required on the technology front. It just minimises early risk.

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    Bump. PE lads & lasses, if you're there ;) (I can hear you breathing in the sea air...)

    Also happy to hear from non-PE folks who might work remotely for a short period initially, with a view to moving to PE longer term.

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    Hey Nick!
    Just a heads up:
    NMMU's School of ICT innovation day is on the 29th of October and there area few game projects being demoed by students (myself included)

    If you're still looking for people, you should definitely check it out (or come any time, we have informal weekly game dev meetings during lunch)

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    @NickWiggill I've been back in PE for almost 6 months now. It would be really cool to meet up, have a beer or 3, hang out and discuss making games. Somewhere, someday :)

    @BigHairDan Is the NMMU event open to the public or is it students only? I would love to attend! I am having withdrawal symptoms after the monthly CPT community nights since moving back to PE. It's like a desert out here, game dev peer wise! :0

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    I think the NMMU event is open to the public. More details are here
    http://news.nmmu.ac.za/Events/Student-Activities/School-of-ICT-Innovation-Day
    A PE game design meetup sounds like a really awesome idea! I know a few people who'd definitely be keen.

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    @BigHairDan Appreciate the heads up for the ICT Innovation Day -- attendance was productive.
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