Professional Software Application Developer in Games & XR

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced professional software developer to join Ghost Lab on a full-time or part-time basis (https://ghostlab.sites.northeastern.edu/ ). Ghost Lab is an innovative lab that engages in the development of social impact games and extended reality (XR), as well as tools for game development. The lab is under the direction of Prof. Casper Harteveld and Prof. Giovanni Troiano and consists of 10+ PhD students and 3 Postdocs.

The primary responsibility at the start of the appointment involves the further development of the StudyCrafter platform (see https://studycrafter.com ), a free engine to empower users to create, play, share, and analyze gamified projects. Under the direction of a research team, the developer is tasked in improving the StudyCrafter editor (new features) and the website. Other responsibilities involve supporting other games and extended reality projects, as well as the work by PhD students.

The position is for 1 year which will be renewed contingent on grant funding. While a local developer is preferred, we are open for remote developers. This is a full-time position with potential for other configurations upon request.

Qualifications

Candidates must have at least 3+ years of industry experience in software engineering and development, specifically in games and extended reality (XR). Candidates must have deep knowledge and experience with the Unity game engine and database and web development. Languages used: C#, javascript, python, php, mysql. Experience with data/game analytics, data visualization (d3), APIs, WordPress, and building game engines is preferred, as well as experience with mentoring junior developers/students. For candidates that have at least a master’s degree opportunities exist to teach courses. The duties and responsibilities of the position begin as early as September 2023.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of games and tools as part of Ghost Lab. As stated, the primary responsibility involves the further development of the StudyCrafter platform (https://studycrafter.com ). The candidate is expected to work together with PhD students, postdocs, and other personnel that are part of Ghost Lab. 

Additional Information:

All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/. If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing their relevant professional experience, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a portfolio of their work (link in resume or CV is also sufficient). Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references.

Letters of recommendation should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. The start date for the position is October 1, 2023.

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity .

Position Type

Information Technology

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  


Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.  


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity .


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