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Robot Entertainment preparing for new game website launch

Robot Entertainment has updated its hiring page with some interesting new job positions. The company is looking for a new web developer, web graphics artist and a community manager. One can deduce that these new positions must be to help Robot launch a brand new community website for their next upcoming title. Much in the same way Ensemble did with Age of Empires and Halo Wars it is expected that this new community website will run in a similar way. With the Halo Wars community website the forums were online years before the game was released to allow players to engage in the games development with developer blogs and concept art. Hopefully with these new positions at Robot we can look forward to an excellent engaging community website for the mystery title!

It certainly looks like Robot are up to something and that once these positions are in place we can expect a website to be launched in the future. Of course with a website launch also comes a press release about a new game, it looks like there are exciting times ahead!

Check out the job listings below:

Position: Web Developer

POSITION ID: 10WEB01

LOCATION: Robot Entertainment, Inc. office located in Plano, Texas, USA

Robot Entertainment is looking for an experienced, web developer to join the company full-time. An ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a collaborative environment creating web experiences that support and interact with our computer gaming entertainment products. A web developer with game industry experience is a plus, but well qualified candidates looking to enter the games industry will also be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop websites using standards-compliant HTML/XHTML and CSS markup
  • Collaborates with other developers to implement interactive content and graphics
  • Maintain and update existing sites with fresh content and graphics when needed
  • Work closely with artists to explore creative ways of delivering great experiences under tight constraints
  • Create dynamic and scalable interactive Flash applications
  • Contributes design and quality control ideas

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience
  • Strong HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action Script 3, ASP .NET C#, and XML/web services skills
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign and Dreamweaver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with other creative people and take input at a fast pace within deadlines
  • Experience in the gaming industry a plus
  • Willingness to work additional hours when needed

This is a full-time, professional exempt position. Open to United States citizens or those individuals who are legally residing and working in the USA. Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position. 

Position: Web Graphics Artist

POSITION ID: 10WEB02

LOCATION: Robot Entertainment, Inc. office located in Plano, Texas, USA

Robot is searching for an experienced Web Graphics Artist to design our new game website experiences. The ideal candidate will have a keen sense of aesthetic design and layout, plus a penchant for intuitive user interfaces. This person will also feel at home in a collaborative team environment while maintaining ownership of the design. This is a great opportunity for a web artist looking to apply their skills and knowledge in exciting new challenges.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with creative staff to design inspiring websites that extend and enhance the visual appeal of our games
  • Generate artwork that is consistent with the game’s look and design
  • Work closely with the web developer to create dynamic web content using current technologies like Adobe Flash (or equivalent)
  • Maintain ownership of the web design from concept through launch and updates

Requirements:

  • Successful background in website design with major online or integrated web agency
  • Well developed sense for intuitive user interface design
  • Highly proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash (or equivalent)
  • Strong traditional 2D sketching and composition skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible
  • Enjoys brainstorming and iterating within a team environment
  • Passion for computer/video games a plus

* Submit online portfolio or work samples with resume to be considered.

This is a full-time, professional exempt position. Open to United States citizens or those individuals who are legally residing and working in the USA. Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position.


This is a full-time, professional exempt position. Open to United States citizens or those individuals who are legally residing and working in the USA. Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position.

 

Position: Community Manager

POSITION ID: 10CMW01

LOCATION: Robot Entertainment, Inc. office located in Plano, Texas, USA

About the Job:

  • Building a strong community connection is a significant piece of Robot Entertainment’s future. We are looking for the right person to extend the company’s vision in a community outreach effort that engages our fans.
  • This is an opportunity to make a substantial contribution to our team by taking ownership of all community efforts.
  • We want a self-starter who welcomes input and excels in a collaborative environment

Responsibilities:

  • Build and boost our community connection by improving adoption, engagement and satisfaction
  • Use marketing savvy in promoting Robot and its games to the media and fans
  • Champion the community’s needs to the development teams
  • Inspire passion, excitement and dialogue through contests and other promotional programs
  • Collaborate with the development team to define, design and create new community features, plus enhance existing ones
  • Oversee public points of contact (email, forums, social networks), moderators (internal and external) and evangelists

Requirements:

  • Positive, growth-oriented attitude towards community management and communication
  • Comfortable working with the rhythms of the game development process
  • Passion for helping people and empowering community members to find answers
  • Excited about the challenge of building a community from the ground up and nurture it in the upcoming years

Desired Skills:

  • 3+ years managing an active online community for a computer/console game company
  • Experience with social media and other cost effective buzz-generation techniques
  • Familiarity with virtual goods economics
  • RTS game player and fan of the Age of Empires franchise are pluses
  • Working knowledge of community platforms, systems and website software
  • Experience building and managing a small team
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