Nerd Corps is Hiring

20 Jul

Nerd Corps is hiring…

In keeping with our focus on attracting and retaining high level production talent, Nerd Corps’ goal is to produce high calibre, creatively diverse projects that will fully utilize the skill sets of our talented crew, challenging them to grow as professionals and artists. The greatest asset of any company is its people, and at Nerd Corps this philosophy forms the cornerstone of our vision for the future.

We are currently in production on two 3-D animated series. The first is 52 episodes of action/comedy Storm Hawks, airing in more than 50 countries around the world, including YTV in Canada and Cartoon Network in the US, UK, France and Latin America. The second is the 26 episode high-definition comedy series The League of Super Evil (L.O.S.E.), slated to launch in the fall of 2009 on YTV in Canada, CBBC in the U.K. and Canal J and Canal Plus in France. In keeping with our philosophy, these projects enable our employees to push the boundaries of CG animation and create a long overdue “fresh look” for this medium in the television production environment.

To maintain and expand the company’s reputation as a premier developer of original intellectual property, Nerd Corps is branching out with a new interactive division, starting with an expansive online companion site for L.O.S.E. Launching in tandem with the series, the site will be anchored by a massively multi-player online trading card game.

Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada , Nerd Corps offers its employees the opportunity to experience the diversity and culture of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The studio is situated within a 30 minute drive of three ski hills, several pristine beaches and countless hiking and mountain biking trails with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain range.

Lead Programmer
The successful candidate will have experience leading small web-based game teams. Flash coding experience is a must and online game server experience (i.e. SmartFoxServer) is a strongly preferred skill. Candidate will be able to architect the game’s technical requirements in TDD form and lead at least 1 other programmer in a joint effort to produce the game. Should be a creative thinker who can work independently and make sound decisions.

Gameplay Programmer
Previous Flash coding experience (Flex or ActionScript) desired. Experience in games strongly preferred, whether the games are casual, web, console or PC. Candidate will work with Lead Programmer to flesh out details of technical design and implement according to spec. Candidate will be responsible for implementing everything from gameplay logic to interface. Should be a creative thinker who can work productively will all disciplines.

Lead Flash Artist
The successful candidate will have experience creating vector art for Flash games and working closely with at least one other artist on a single project. Candidate will be expected to use a combination of pre-existing art from the show as well as newly created art to produce a game that comes from one aesthetic vision. Must be aware of Flash game development issues from an artistic standpoint and be able to convey those issues to their direct report, if any. A strong personal style and efficient work ethic is a must.

UI/Content Flash Artist
The successful candidate will have experience creating vector art for Flash games. Under the direction of the Lead Artist, candidate will produce game-ready vector art for user interface elements or other content requirements such as characters or environments. Previous experience with user interface design is highly desirable.

Game Designer
The successful candidate will have prior experience in the game design discipline, either as a working designer or as a highly qualified graduate of a relevant game design program. Knowledge of Collectible Card Game products and mechanics is highly desirable, as is knowledge of web-based gaming and its possibilities. Candidate will work under the direction of the Project Lead and must be proficient and problem-solving design issues independently. Must work well with all disciplines and be a strong communicator.

Please send resumes to nerdgames@nerdcorps.com and include a link to your portfolio. Submissions without portfolio link will not be considered.

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