Unity Developer – Job Posting

DiG-iT! Games® Insights

  • We are a small team (<10) with 10+ years of experience creating award-winning games
  • Flexibility and work balance is a core principle we believe creates better games, because our employees have a life
  • We believe game development is an iterative process that requires input from all team members. We respect each other and believe all ideas are valuable and worth discussing
  • We put our egos aside and use our team skill set to create the best experiences for our players

The role

We are seeking a passionate, creative developer/programmer with excellent collaboration and communication skills to join our team in building mobile puzzle games.

You will be working with developers and the design and art teams on a variety of projects including our popular Roterra® game series, our award-winning educational games and other titles currently under development. You will be expected to work quickly to acquaint yourself with our products and systems and to make significant contributions to our works-in-progress as soon as possible. Initial responsibilities will include: implementing features in Unity to support the requirements of design and art in current projects, support for existing games in the educational and casual spaces, and contributing to our puzzle design and feedback loop.

A successful candidate will understand that prototyping and iterating are essential parts of the game development process. You will be able to quickly implement ideas, both your own and others’. You will approach tasks creatively and find the best solution without adding additional complexity. You will bring a strong fundamental knowledge of Unity game development to our collaborative iteration process. You will be expected to contribute to tasks beyond just programming such as design feedback, new game ideas and playtesting.

Why work with us?

DiG-iT! Games®, a woman-owned indie studio near Washington, DC, is not your typical game studio. Founded by a former teacher and archaeologist, mission-based DiG-iT! is a leader in both casual gaming and innovative learning and educational gaming. After 10+ years in the industry our leadership understands the need for a healthy work/life balance, the importance of collaboration and allowing every voice to be heard, and the value of planning over crunch.

DiG-iT! Games can offer you:

  • The opportunity to contribute to an established high-profile game series with a short turnaround to being published
  • Well organized tools and innovative mechanics to work with
  • Multiple projects to keep you challenged
  • Work with an established team that earned two Apple Game of the Day awards in less than a year, top rankings in multiple countries, and inclusion in multiple Apple features worldwide
  • An environment where your ideas are heard and your contributions valued
  • A hybrid working environment, where you will be spending most of your time working remotely (if desired), with occasional in-studio days focused on collaborative tasks and decision-making meetings
  • Opportunities to learn and grow while participating in all aspects of game development, art, production, and distribution
  • A long-term position with competitive salary and full benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible paid time off and paid sick leave

Skills

  • Experience working in Unity and programming in C#
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-organize and lead small development efforts
  • Fast learner of recent technologies and features in the Unity engine
  • Experience and understanding of GIT
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
Bonus Skills:
  • Experience shipping commercial games built with Unity
  • Web programming – to support WebGL products built with Unity
  • Knowledge and experience in game design
  • Experience developing games for iOS and Android platforms
  • At least 3 years of experience developing games with Unity
  • A passion for playing games, including mobile

Location and Employment

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) salaried position including a benefits package. Our studio offices are near Washington DC, United States with new a new Bethesda, MD studio location opening in May, 2022. We are currently operating a hybrid work environment where you will spending most of your time working independently at home. Daily remote meetings keep the team on track and connected. Occasional in-studio days focus on collaborative tasks and decision-making meetings.

Any candidate must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States of America as DiG-iT! Games does not engage in immigration sponsorship or non-US employment currently.

DiG-iT! Games requires all in-office team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the exception of those entitled to reasonable accommodation. You will be required to submit proof of vaccination or reason for accommodation upon hire. Additionally, you will be expected to follow our in-office protocols to protect our team, which may include masking and/or testing requirements as needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please use our support channel form that can be found at https://digitgames.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new – select job inquiry. Include your CV/Resume and any other details you wish to share with us.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. If you are not sure if meet the above qualifications but have an interest in working with us, please still feel free to submit your resume as we may have other opportunities that are a better fit.

Our Games

Roterra® is a puzzle game series that uses an innovative mechanic to manipulate a rotating world. Players solve complex mazes in a cube-shaped puzzle world where characters have the power to shift the ground to make new paths. Launched in 2019, there are currently 2 titles in the Roterra® series with a third in the works. Roterra® – Flip the Fairytale and Roterra® Extreme – Great Escape were both featured in the Apple AppStore as Game of the Day. Read the stories here and here. You can also get a sneak peek at Roterra 3 being developed here –https://youtu.be/PzpR5fVjQYU

Watch the original Roterra – Flip the Fairytale trailer here – https://youtu.be/_GTTxAsMK7g

Excavate! is a multi-game archaeology series based on the C3 skills of Inquiry and Evaluation of Evidence. Use Archaeological thinking as you excavate and analyze old and new world civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Rome, Egypt and MesoAmerica. Built in consultation with social studies teachers, each section of the game begins with an overarching question, to focus student inquiry as they dig, analyze, report and learn through object-based evaluation. All games in the series include: highly detailed, authentic artifacts including special 3D artifacts that can be manipulated by the player; historically accurate, amazingly detailed ancient scenes that bring the sites fully to life; extensive information about the ancient civilization; and supporting teacher materials. Excavate! supports the new GBLxAPI learning data format (gblxapi.org), which reports student progress against C3 and ELA standards in an easy to understand format, allowing teachers to clearly see the work their students are doing. There are currently 6 titles in the Excavate! series: Rome, Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica and Byzantine. 

Learn more at https://dig-itgames.com

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