Torch Technologies, a 100% employee-owned company, is seeking a professional Game Designer to join a team currently developing a virtual training device. Candidates applying for this position will have the opportunity to apply their passion for developing interactive visualization products for educating and training soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and civilians using the latest visualization technology (including Unreal Engine, Oculus Rift, etc.).
The candidate will work as part of a highly motivated visualization team, building high-profile products that significantly reduce or eliminate the need for high-cost hardware trainers. The candidate selected for this position will be a member of an agile development team working closely with fellow programmers, artists, and subject matter experts to develop a virtual training device. Candidate must be able to work well both independently and within a multi-collaborative team environment.
Design and Storyboard new features and collaborate with development team to finalize these features
Utilize Unreal Engine’s Blueprint system to prototype, test, and debug new features based on defined requirements
Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards
Conduct peer reviews and provide detailed design documentation
Collaborate with team members, customers, and Subject Matter Experts to develop products for military and commercial customers
Effective verbal and written communication skills to convey design concepts and ideas to development team
Proficiency in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts
Experience utilizing Unreal Engine 4 or Unity
Experience using Perforce or similar version control software
Possess a demonstrated ability to work unsupervised, prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, and work in a team environment
Ability to take ownership of specific features and design tasks
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Game Development, or 5+ years of directly related experience, is required. Additional relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Considering entry level, mid-level, and top-level candidates.
Have a solid understanding of Object-Oriented Programming Methodology
Experience in the VR and/or AR Realm
Thorough knowledge of the game development process
A portfolio of game design or development related projects
Experience using JIRA or similar agile development tools
The position requires that the candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to meet requirements for obtaining a final secret security clearance. Inability to obtain a secret clearance will result in candidate being ineligible for this position. Candidate must be able to travel as needed.
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