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Publication or Company Big Fish Games - Self Aware Games
Job Title Game Engineer
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Mobile, Social App Gaming, Social Media, Web Development
Salary
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Oakland, CA
Job Requirements Self Aware Games makes casual social games that you can play anywhere. Our established free-to-play, multi-player games include Big Fish Casino (formerly Card Ace: Casino) and Fleck. We make games that are on the cutting edge. From creating some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first truly cross-platform multiplayer games, our goal is to make innovative games that people will enjoy with others. Our games are available on mobile phones, tablets, social networks, PC, and Mac. Self Aware Games is a division of Big Fish in Oakland, CA. For more information, please visit www.selfawaregames.com.

Day to day:

* Work closely with Design team to plan features and evaluate technical feasibility
* Work closely with Art & UX team to ensure game is polished
* Write code that integrates with systems that already exist on the server as well as on all clients
* Develop game features across our product line
* Work as a team member to ensure that implementation details translate through to shipping products
*Show product ownership through collaboration with product managers, designers, other front-end developers and back-end engineers to refine the user experience
* Show strong inter-personal and communication skills, including clear and concise writing
* Interface with the UI and developer communities to absorb the latest trends and emerging technologies
* Develop low fidelity functional design prototypes to demonstrate proof of concepts and to enable rapid iterative support for evaluative usability

Do you have the skills?

* Strong programming fundamentals
* Strong knowledge of one of the following languages C++, Objective-C, Java, PHP
* 1-3 years game development or highly interactive web development experience
* BA/BS degree or higher, preferably in CS or a combination of education and applicable experience

Come be the next Big Fish in the Pond!
About Our Company At Big Fish Games, we offer thousands of easily accessible games that allow our customers to relax, have fun, and feel good. The Big Fish platform now includes PC/Mac, mobile, online, social, and console games, developed both in-house and in partnership with more than 500 game developers around the world. Our headquarters are in Seattle, and we have offices in Vancouver, Canada, Cork, Ireland, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, and Oakland, CA. Big Fish launches A New Game Every Day(R)and publishes the industry's leading casual game brands. Since our founding in 2002, we have distributed more than 2 billion premium casual games to customers in more than 150 countries and 10 languages.

Come be the next Big Fish in the Pond! Big Fish Games is regularly recognized as a company on the move! We've been included in the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list and research firm NPD Group's ranking of the company as the Top casual games digital retailer in the U.S. for 2010. A loyal and global customer base and a great culture make Big Fish Games a rewarding place to work. We've been named as one of Seattle Magazine's "Best of the Decade" in the Culture category. We hope you'll join us in being part of the Big Fish Games success story.
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