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SAE Melbourne is seeking an experienced educational leader for the role of Department Coordinator for our Games department.

If you have a talent for academic leadership, a passion and experience in games design and development, are results driven, and looking for an employer with a dynamic culture then look no further.

What is the role:

  • A higher education leadership role responsible for the academic quality assurance and compliance of a games department
  • Leading and managing a team of passionate games design and development educators
  • Supporting students to reach their full academic potential while providing an outstanding student experience
  • A collegial role important in shaping and developing the curriculum and academic direction for SAE at a campus and national level
  • Leading by example through exemplary course content creation, delivery and assessment, and participation in the quality assurance processes of SAE
  • Actively promoting achievements of SAE, its students and staff and build relationships to further promote the Institute's programs within the wider professional community

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Proven history in an education leadership role with experience teaching at HE level
  • Someone who has led and managed a small team and who can work effectively in a team environment
  • A high level of professional industry practice in games design and development with an established portfolio of work
  • A postgraduate qualification, preferably at Masters level or equivalent
  • A passionate educator who is student focussed
  • An ability to prioritise and work to deadlines within an always evolving and dynamic environment
  • Highly organised and proactive, with a commitment to continuous improvement and support to staff and students.

What we can do for you:

  • First class modern facilities
  • Career progression and development pathways
  • Collegial and collaborative environment with the aim of academic excellence
  • Mobility within the organisation and locations
  • Health & Wellbeing packages which includes free counselling for employees and family, discounted gym membership, movie tickets, discounts on travel, accommodation and insurance
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing

Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia and to undergo a criminal records check & working with children check. SAE promotes equality, flexibility and equal opportunity in the workplace.

Please apply online and include a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, or alternatively, email your application to Andrew Broadhead on a.broadhead@sae.edu

For further information or a copy of the position description, please contact Andrew Broadhead on the above email.

Applications close 31 October 2018. Any received past the close-off date may be considered pending recruitment process.

Who we are:
SAE is the world's leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976 we have 53 campuses in 27 countries offering certificates, diplomas and degrees. Our students get practical, hands-on training with experienced and dedicated teachers in world-class facilities. At SAE we aim to unleash the potential of our students so they are industry-ready and eager to launch their career in Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, Web & Mobile.

SAE Australia has campuses located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Byron Bay.

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Scarlet City Studios is an innovative studio based in the suburb of Kingsland, Auckland in beautiful New Zealand. We like to do things differently; in fact, our byline is "Telling an alternative story". We are all passionate gamers, and we know from first hand experience how immersive and life-changing a good game can be. Our team has fond memories of everything from The Legend of Zelda, Zork, King's Quest, Commander Keen, GoldenEye, and Command and Conquer to today's releases.

As a studio, we are on a mission to tell an alternative story of how both educational and faith based games can be. So, our goal is to build a multiplayer online adventure game for 10-12 year olds based on the story of the Bible, and to do it really well. In fact, we are aiming to be the premiere provider of Christian gaming experiences in the world. Our flagship game - The Aetherlight - is brimming with quality art, engaging gameplay, and exceptional design - because we believe in employing skilled people to do great work. You don't need to be a Christian to work with us, just love gaming and supportive of our vision.

Who are we looking for?

You are passionate about video games, have extensive experience leading a testing or QA department and love getting into the nitty gritty of a game to find all of its bugs so that end users don't have to. You have no problem leading a team of people and are more than happy to work with inexperienced testers to teach them the ropes and mentor them into being as good at finding bugs as you are. To go with that you are a master of documentation and your attention to detail separates you from the rest.

Requirements

- Proven ability to oversee and manage the Quality Assurance department of the studio, and ultimately take responsibility for the quality of releases.
- Proven ability in developing testing plans and strategies, incorporating documentation, testing processes, release schedules and reporting structures.
- Work with other leads to own and develop the ongoing QA Strategy
- Technical knowledge or background is a definite bonus
- Game testing background preferred but not essential
- Proven experience in managing teams, able to manage workload of interns doing QA testing
- Provide feedback on staff performance

Benefits

Working in a game studio is definitely as fun as it sounds! We have a funky, modern open plan office with a great team atmosphere. Lunch is provided once a week, and we are located in Kingsland with access to great local eateries, cafes, and bars. Kingsland is also on the western train line and major bus routes, as well as close to motorway onramps and the CBD.

You will be reporting directly to the Executive Producer.

Please note, if you are a recruiting agency we request that you not make contact with us as we are recruit for staff ourselves.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 09/08/08 - 5:39 PM Permalink

I noticed a slight error with this description. Switches from Transmission Games to IR Gurus towards the bottom.

Due to a recent vacancy we are seeking an experienced QA Manager to join our dynamic studio at our Melbourne location.

Under the direct supervision of the Studio Head, the QA Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the QA department and ensuring that the team is prepared to meet the quality assurance and focus testing demands created by upcoming titles. The QA Manager is responsible for ensuring project testing is delivered on time and to an excellent standard.

Role:
• Efficiently allocating and scheduling available resources so that QA teams are competently staffed to test multiple products simultaneously.
• Following the progression of each product through QA and assisting QA staff with any aspect of the QA cycle.
• Mentoring QA personnel to facilitate their growth within the department and company infrastructure; coaching, reviewing, and disciplining as necessary.
• Interviewing, hiring and training full-time and temporary QA personnel.
• Tracking employee attendance and verifying casual staff timesheets for accuracy.
• Generating and implementing procedures for more effective and efficient testing of projects.
• Ensure the quality of our products meets or exceeds industry standards.
• Ensuring bug databases are kept up to date, and monitoring the quality and accuracy of tester's bug reporting.
• Organising focus testing sessions, including recruiting testers and setting up equipment, for games as required.
• Be capable of undertaking the duties of QA Lead for projects if required.

Experience & skills required:
• Lead, supervisory or managerial experience in a software QA environment.
• Game QA experience on two or more shipped titles.
• Ability to motivate people, instil accountability and achieve results.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Impeccable organizational and time management skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.
IR Gurus is a Melbourne based developer, currently working on three next gen (PS3, XBox360) titles, in the sports, flight and action genres. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applications treated in confidence.

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Tantalus is a Melbourne based games studio that has been making games since 1994. We are currently developing several original and licensed titles for a multitude of platforms.

We are looking to hire someone to manage our Quality Assurance (QA) department. Ideally you will have an understanding and experience of all platforms, and possibly come from a QA background. The candidate should also have proven management skills supervising large teams, as well as experience in planning, resource hiring and scheduling.

Responsibilities include:
- The hiring of QA staff and management of the department in general
- Liaise with all relevant departments and external parties
- Develop comprehensive test plans in conjunction with related departments
- Provide regular updates and report any immediate issues to the development team

Position Qualifications/Requirements
- The ability to co-ordinate and lead teams effectively
- Excellent communication skills
- A passion for gaming on a variety of platforms
- Self motivated with superb work ethic and a desire to make world class games
- Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Sharp attention to detail, highly analytical
- Excellent organisational skills
- Demonstrable leadership experience

Interested applicants should send their application letter and current resume to jobs@tantalus.com.au, with the subject line 'QA Manager'; or via mail to:

Tantalus Interactive
Level 5 'The Tea House'
28 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205

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Leading developer Sega Studios is looking for Senior Animators, a Senior Graphics Programmer, a Tools Programmer, a Producer and a QA Manager for The Creative Assembly office in Brisbane, Australia.

Well known for being leaders in the strategy genre, successful applicants will have the chance to work on The Creative Assembly's ambitious next-gen titles, and be part of a world famous team who have consistency shipped No.1 best selling titles in the past. Check out our impressive history and collection of previous accolades at http://www.totalwar.com

Senior Animators

As with any animation role, talent and core animation skills are a prerequisite.

For Senior roles we are looking for at least 3 yrs experience, and or 2 published titles. We will also require at least one of the following:

? Experience in working with an animation pipeline, being responsible for the animation process right through from the 3D software into game.
? Good knowledge of the cinematic process, including editing, compositing and directing.
? Excellent understanding of motion capture, from studio to mapping in game characters.
? A good technical understanding of animation, experience in rigging, scripting and batching files.
? Experience in working with facial animation, face rigs and lip syncing software.

We will also consider motion capture technical animators. If you have good experience in working with motion capture and understand the processes involved from setting up capture space rigs, using cameras, using mocap software, dealing with motion capture file formats and taking data through motionbuilder then we would also like to hear from you.

*** THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN ***

Senior Graphics Programmer

Requirements:

? 5+ years of experience in the games industry
? Extensive experience in designing and implementing lighting/rendering/visibility models
? Expert knowledge of DirectX 3D API, Playstation 3 or Xbox360 graphics libraries
? Expert knowledge of HSLS/Cg shading languages
? Expert knowledge of performance optimisation techniques
? Solid 3D math skills
? Demonstrated knowledge of good software engineering practices
? Good communication skills
? Bachelor of Comp Science / IT / Engineering or equivalent

Highly desired skills:

? Console experience ? Xbox 360 or PS3
? Knowledge of DirectX 10 API

*** THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN ***

Tools Programmer

Requirements:

? Games industry experience
? Expert knowledge of Win32 API and .Net Framework
? Good knowledge of XML technologies
? Solid C++ skills
? Excellent communication skills
? Demonstrated knowledge of good software engineering practices
? Bachelor of Comp Science / IT / Engineering or equivalent

Highly desired skills:

? Experience in writing 3DS Max plugins
? Knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications
? Console experience ? Xbox 360 or PS3
? Knowledge of DirectX 10 API

*** THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN ***

Producer

We are looking for a talented and experienced Producer. The ideal candidate must be capable of managing internal and external parties and will be driven by results. They must understand the principles of production and demands of deadlines and budgets.

Responsibilities include:

? Establishing and managing relationships with external parties (artists, mo-cap studio, recording studio, voice talent, agents, etc.)
? Managing internal relationships and ensuring good and constant communication between a number of groups (Audio, Cinematics, Localisation, Production Cell etc.)
? Creating and maintaining development schedules
? Determining deadlines for internal and external parties to provide deliverables
? Coordinating and tracking the progress of internal and external resources to meet production schedules
? Pro-actively identifying development risks and issues and recommending solutions
? Reporting development progress to management; highlighting problems and presenting options
? Main point of contact for other departments for your area in relation to milestone deliverables, timely information on key dates, and general development issues.
? Monitor expenditure of external parties

Capabilities:

? Operational and project management experience with teams of 20 people +
? In-depth understanding of the disciplines involved in games development
? A very high degree of organisation and attention to detail
? Ability to work well and negotiate with people from all disciplines
? Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
? Adjusts quickly to changing priorities, remains open minded to new information and approaches, quick to learn and apply new concepts
? Capable of balancing a project's creative, visual and technical requirements with scheduling and staff limitations/constraints
? Maintain a good understanding of the project design requirements
? Working knowledge of standard project management tools/software
? Audio, art or other asset creation experience is a plus

*** THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN ***

QA Manager

Key duties include:

? Leading a scalable QA department including three QA leads
? Continual revision of methods, tools and concepts employed by the QA teams
? Managing the final delivery process for the development team including prioritisation and communication of outstanding issues
? Communicating and coordinating with external testing teams
? Working closely with the producers and department leads to meet milestone deliverables
? Establishing a creative and productive environment through effective team coaching
? Regular appraisals of the team?s individual performances, guiding them to continuous personal development
? Working closely in alignment with the company?s overall business strategy
? Building excellent working relationships with all staff and working with team leaders to ensure the highest possible quality
? Optimising and maintaining QA processes, including bug-tracking management

Essential requirements:

? Previous QA Manager experience having shipped at least two AAA titles.
? A thorough understanding of QA methodologies
? Good working knowledge of TCR & TRC for next-gen consoles
? Proven time and project management skills with demonstrable ability in handling multiple responsibilities concurrently whilst working well under deadline pressure
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate enthusiastically, clearly and concisely to groups and individuals
? Solid problem-solving ability and insightful approach to new challenges
? Great attention to detail allied to awareness of the bigger picture

Also useful:

? Degree level education or equivalent experience
? Language skills other than English
? Basic understanding of game scripting languages
? Games for Windows compliance experience

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience, plus excellent benefits package.

*** THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN ***

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Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 24/04/07 - 5:35 PM Permalink

  • 1. Apologetic Abuser - Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:28:2ZWhich studio Souri?

    I would love to move to Adelaide and see some relatives but Brisbane would be better.

  • 2. Anonymous Coward - Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:34:25Zyeah i would also like to know which studio it is out of the 3
  • 3. Peddy - Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:1:20Zprevious experience ESSENTIAL!? its like, the job sounds hot, promising, oh....essential? back to my normal day job.
  • 4. Anonymous Coward - Tue, 24 Apr 2007 19:36:23ZTry emailing them and asking?
  • 5. Anonymous Coward - Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:49:42ZIts Brisso
  • 6. Anonymous Coward - Wed, 25 Apr 2007 20:12:49Zitr couldn't hurt to submit a resume as a regular QA tester for either Melbourne or Adelaide, especially Melb!
  • 7. Souri - Thu, 26 Apr 2007 9:5:39ZI've just received confirmation that these positions are for the Brisbane studio.
  • 8. Apologetic Abuser - Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:0:29ZBrilliant... Now to rewrite my resume.
  • 9. Dele - Tue, 8 May 2007 14:0:12Zthe website only advertises a night shift position. so i dunno.
  • 10. Joey Knight - Wed, 9 May 2007 15:42:51ZI have applied for both positions. Natasha with the Human Resources department is so very helpful and from what I have heard they are a great group to work with. So excited!

Krome Studios is Australia?s largest game development studio and has come a long way since its humble beginning in 1999. Krome Studios now boast 5 project teams, over 300 talented employees and an increasing presence in the worldwide game development industry.

To date, Krome Studios has created ten successful titles on multiple platforms and languages, including TY the Tasmanian Tiger?, Krome?s own IP and Platinum selling global videogame franchise.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Assistant Quality Assurance Manager - Full time, day shift (8.30am - 5pm)

Quality Assurance Testers - Full time, day shift (8.30am - 5pm)

Previous experience essential. An appealing remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

For more information on the position and Krome Studios please refer to our website www.kromestudios.com

Direct applications to: humanresources@kromestudios.com

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Submitted by Bryn Giles

Hi All
Due to the number of student enrolling this year QANTM College is looking for people experienced with Project Management and/or Quality Assurance and business compliance for animations, games and/or Multimedia projects to fill some sessional places we have. This would suite someone with their own business or working on their own projects. We are fairly flexible with regard to hours and time slots. Interested parties should contact me - bgiles@qantmcollege.edu.au

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Character Modeller

Required to create high quality 3D character models, as outlined in concept material. Ability to texture, advantageous.

Requirements:
Experience using 3D Studio Max, Maya or equivalent.
Games experience preferred.

Concept Artists

Required to work with the design team to create and refine visual concepts. Express concepts in 2D using traditional materials and/or in electronic form, and communicate concepts to 3D art team- supervise and critique development of 3D assets

Requirements:

- Ability to sketch characters, environments and objects from a design brief.
- Ability to use computer-based tools for generating 2D art assets (Photoshop, etc.).
- Interest in game genres (sci-fi, fantasy, comics, etc).

Applications for Concept Artist and Character Modeller positions must be accompanied by examples of recent work. Applications can be sent to:

Human Resources Manager

Krome Studios
Po Box 1639
Fortitude Valley Qld 4006

Quality Assurance Manager

Required to manage the Quality Assurance Team, and assign tasks to ensure the game is tested thoroughly. Other duties include, Creating comprehensive reports for management, including bug counts, comparative analyses etc, and developing working test plans with Lead Testers for each game project.

Requirements:

- At least four years test experience, or demonstrated equivalent ability
- Experience building and managing a test team, or demonstrated equivalent
- Obsessive detail orientation
- Ability to prepare specifications and / or create tools
- Experience with managing a daily build

Applications can be emailed to humanresources@kromestudios.com

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Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/06/05 - 2:39 AM Permalink

  • 1. ropopopopo - Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 10:25:01 AMdo you know when smackdown vs raw 2006 comes out

THQ Studio Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of THQ, Inc. The studio was founded in Jan 2003 and has grown to 60+ people. The Company is looking to expand to over 70 people over the next year. THQ Studio Australia completed its first title, Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies, based on the popular Nickelodeon franchise. It is available on Playstation?2 and Nintendo GameCube. Work is well underway on a high profile second project for all three major consoles. Pre-production has also started on a third exciting project, an RPG title.

QA Lead

The QA Lead is responsible for ensuring the QA team follow quality guidelines and processes during development.

Job Description/Responsibilities:
- Perform various testing on all game products
- Responsible for cross divisional communication
- Assist with test case creation and execution
- Organising and creating builds for testing and delivery
- Management of internal and external bug databases
- Very clear and concise communication of all issues
- Reporting to producer, project manager and QA manager
- Assist with organisation and execution of focus tests
- Assist with QA task allocation

Required Skills/Experience:
- Passion for games and achieving excellence ? someone who always strives to improve
- Exceptional attention to detail and an eye for quality
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong leadership qualities
- Objectives driven
- A team player who has a disciplined and professional work ethic
- 2-3 years QA testing experience required
- Knowledge of QA and QA processes
- Programming / Scripting experience desired
- University Education desired

Email resumes to OzStudio_Resumes@thq.com

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Blue Tongue Entertainment is a development studio of THQ Inc., based in Melbourne Australia which is currently developing a number of high profile licensed game titles, and is currently looking to hire new staff. The company has been in operation for 9 years and is one of Australia?s leading game development studios, based in Australia?s most liveable city. We hire only the best experienced and graduate talent, so if you think you have what it takes to become part of our team, we encourage you to apply.

QA Test Manager

The Test manager is responsible for all issues pertaining to game quality.

Job Description/Responsibilities:
- Defect testing on all game products
- Responsible for setting organizational policies around testing
- Accountable for setting test requirements
- Responsible for setting test certification criteria
- Responsible for cross divisional communication
- Test case creation and management
- Performance testing on all game products
- Organising and creating builds for testing and delivery
- Management of internal and external bug databases
- Very clear and concise communication of all issues
- Reporting to producer and project manager
- Assist with organisation and execution of focus tests
- Assist with production, scheduling and task allocation

Required Skills/Experience:
- Passion for games and achieving excellence ? someone who always
strives to improve
- Exceptional attention to detail and an eye for quality
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong leadership qualities
- Objectives driven
- A team player who has a disciplined and professional work ethic
- Significant QA testing experience required
- Knowledge of QA and QA processes
- Knowledge of software configuration management
- Ability to assist with white box testing desired
- Previous experience in a Test Manager role
- University Education desired

SUITABLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

- Covering Letter (Please Include the title for which you are applying in your cover letter. If using email, please include the position for which you are applying in the subject area
- Resume

Please send all applications to jobs@bluetongue.com

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