Wednesday, January 12, 2011

User Interface/Experience Engineer Intern (SOMA / south beach, United States)

The Snibbe Interactive (www.snibbeinteractive.com) is seeking computer science interns with user interface/experience engineering skills for highly engaging and challenging work in immersive interactive media. We are looking for an engineer who is passionate about web-based interaction design. You will work at Snibbe Interactive's centrally located San Francisco location to create web-based interfaces for reactive installations that incorporate computer graphics, gaming, computer vision and web technologies. These installations are installed at sites worldwide including art and science museums, entertainment franchises, corporate marketing, retail, and public spaces. Our installations have been installed at the Museum of Science and Industry, Beijing Olympics, Yahoo Corporation and many others. You will have a great deal of individual responsibility on individual projects you develop from start to finish.

Snibbe Interactive is a fast-growing company that creates large-scale interactive installations for museums, public spaces, corporations, and other public and private clients. Our work has unique characteristics of bringing joy, social engagement and meaning to the everyday lives of ordinary people. Our market is worldwide and includes clients in a number of vertical markets including science museums, branding, entertainment and public art. We have installed works worldwide including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Israel, Thailand, Japan and Korea.

Key skills required:
-Human Computer Interaction - Portfolio demonstrating HCI principles and design.
-Web base engineering - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Django/Python, SQL.
-Software engineering - ability to integrate into a large, relatively well engineered vision/graphics system while improving and extending it.
-Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science (HCI or related field)
-Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Skills and interest in the following areas are also useful:
-iOS development experience - iPad or iPhone
-Multi-touch development experience
-Film, animation and video post-production

Responsibilities:
-Design and program interfaces for immersive interactive installations
-Document your work with comments, source control logs, wiki entries.
-Debugging and testing of your work.
-Work closely with creative staff to translate designs and concepts into software systems.
-Communicate with engineering, project management, business and creative staff regularly and effectively.

The work we do is technically sophisticated, often at the level of contemporary research. You will have an opportunity to make a contribution to international public interactive media projects seen each year by millions of people. This is a wonderful opportunity for a terrific engineer with interests in the arts, gaming or museum exhibits who wants a uniquely satisfying job. Snibbe Interactive provides a uniquely positive, playful and kind workplace. Interns receive a monthly stipend based on level of experience.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and sample work. We will request interviews and references from the top candidates.
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