Looking to start your career in the game development industry?
MIGHTY KINGDOM IS LOOKING FOR TALENTED, ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE–BOTH NEW AND EXPERIENCED–TO JOIN US!
Be fearless. Be enthusiastic. Be ambitious.
Welcome to a different kind of work environment. As one of Australia’s leading mobile app and games developers, Mighty Kingdom is redefining the way people play, through leading product and service innovation and social enterprise.
Mighty Kingdom is a place where diversity, problem solving, enthusiasm and expertise shines! We work with world recognised clients like LEGO, Disney and Moose Toys, and continue to attract leading brands in the entertainment industry.
Mighty Kingdom’s ever-expanding team is looking for a producer to join us in Adelaide, South Australia!
As part of the production team at Mighty Kingdom, you will be responsible for assembling and managing a team of engineers, designers, and artists; outlining, scheduling, and tracking tasks; and making sure the project is on budget and completed within the scope agreed by the client or internally. You will work collaboratively with programmers, artists, designers and product owners to build, launch, and maintain leading mobile games.
-Minimum 5+ years’ prior experience at a Production management level or equivalent with a game developer or similar industry.
-Strong project and time management skills.
-Ability to set priorities, maintain, and track comprehensive project schedules and meet deadlines.
-Can identify and resolve conflicts between budget, schedule and design goals.
-Must excel at following up on task completion, identifying dependencies and disseminating information to staff and management.
-Strategic thinker with a high attention to detail.
-Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Familiarity and preferably proficiency with Apple App Store and Google Play Store submission requirements and procedures.
-Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
-Familiar with agile production processes.
-Able to work in a self-managed studio environment and embrace an adaptive, decisions-driven style of working.
-Comfortable in conducting interviews, one-on-ones and formal reviews, and other HR functions as required.
-Working closely with the product manager to realise their vision within the constraints of the budget and schedule.
-Working with other producers and product managers to allocate resources efficiently and share best practices.
-Create and maintain production schedules containing all key milestones and associated deliverables.
-Communicating daily with the production team about expectations, goals, priorities and delivery dates.
-Create a culture that provides continuous feedback, support and empowerment; foster positive working relationships with an emphasis on communication.
-Enforce objective quality control assessment and practices.
-Able to problem solve internal and external issues to keep schedule, budget and other aspects of production on track.
-Working closely with clients and managing all aspects of the relationship in a professional manner.
Mighty Kingdom’s ever-expanding team is looking for a UI/UX Designer to join us in Adelaide, South Australia!
The UX Designer will work with the UI/UX Lead, fellow UX Designers, Production Management and Game Designers to gather requirements, create screen flows, wireframes, product prototypes, assist in content development, and in developing usability test plans. Testing feedback and data analysis will also inform iterative changes to our designs.
-Experience in graphic design and/or graphic and multimedia design.
-Experience designing for mobile games or applications.
-Previous game development experience is a plus.
-Prior experience in launching consumer apps or games a plus but not essential if applying for a more junior role.
-Proficient in wireframing and prototyping software.
-Knowledge of UI/UX industry standards and trends.
-Strong interpersonal and team skills.
-Ability to adapt and manage shifting priorities as projects evolve.
-Familiar with the Agile process.
-Body of work showcasing your process, iterations, and final product.
-Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
-Familiarity with video games and mobile apps.
-A desire to create a strong end product.
-Experience animating in Unity.
-Concept and mocking up of UI/UX style and flow using Photoshop or Illustrator.
-Layout and creation of UI elements in Photoshop, Illustrator and Unity, using Unity GUI and 3rd party plugins.
-Understanding of memory restrictions on mobile and how it applies to UI design and asset creation.
-Animation of UI elements in Unity.
-Basic coding in C# is desired but not essential.
-Communicating with product leads about the project vision and goals.
-Communicating with production about workload.
-Understanding the brand you are working with and making sure you are staying on style.
-Communicating with programmers and designers about how the UI/UX needs to work in the final product.
Backend Systems Developer
Mighty Kingdom’s ever-expanding team is looking for a backend systems developer to join us in Adelaide, South Australia!
Responsible for setting up and maintaining backend systems and support for our games and platforms.
-Minimum 3 years experience in similar role.
-Minimum 3 years experience using Unity.
-Product or industry-specific experience (gaming preferred).
-Knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies for complex systems and social integration.
-Familiarity with mobile games.
-Will have a broad understanding of games and specialised knowledge of backend systems to support them.
-Drive development and implementation of backend technologies to support game experiences and social integration.
-Will be required to manage multiple projects at once.
-Manage deadlines and effectively communicate current status of tasks.
-Demonstrate enthusiasm and drive when performing job functions, while remaining flexible in undertaking other activities and responsibilities that may arise.
Thank you to all the people that applied for the graduate program; we have received a tremendous response.
Please be patient and bear with us as we consider all the applicants.
Are you currently studying or recently finished a course in game development, computer arts, animation or programming? Do you have Australian or New Zealand permanent residency? Perfect. We want to hear from you!
If you do not fit the above criteria, don’t stress, you may still be a good fit for us! Regardless of a person’s technical specialty, assets like problem solving, interpersonal communication and a keen desire to innovate are skills that are valuable to us. So if you are willing to study and learn, Mighty Kingdom might just be the place for you.
With a starting salary of $50,000 plus benefits and superannuation, a small group of recent graduates will join the team for a 12 month program starting with 6 months of personalised mentorship from our dedicated team members. Working closely with industry professionals, you will get hands-on experience through a series of modules ranging from programming, product development, animation and 3D art. At the completion of the program, suitable candidates will be offered permanent full-time employment.
Applications are currently closed for 2018.
Thank you to all the applicants that have expressed interest.
Please bear with us as we consider all the applicants.
What are you waiting for? Email email@example.com with your cover letter, CV and link to your best work. Please be sure include the discipline you are interested in as well as “MK Grad Program” in the email header as below:
[SUBJECT] MK Grad Program – Programming/3D Art/Animation/Game Design/Technical Art
Mighty Kingdom is always looking for more people to join the team, so we can continue to create more and more great products. We work hard to provide career opportunities for senior technicians and new graduates alike, and we firmly believe in raising the bar of the entire games industry in Australia. After all, a rising tide lifts all boats.
A successful game development studio requires a broad range of skillsets, and at Mighty Kingdom we have teams of highly varied disciplines to make it all happen.
Among many other assorted roles, some of our primary roles include:
Backend Systems Developer
We recognise the importance of a team of diverse individuals, and always strive to employ people from all different cultures and backgrounds. We always welcome new perspectives and experiences, which are critical to growth and innovation.
To succeed at Mighty Kingdom, we look for people that are passionate about what they do, so they are self-motivated and driven to perform to the best of their ability. We avoid micro-management as much as possible, and strive to maintain a very flat management structure, allowing each person to self-manage and achieve their results in a way that best suits them. Regardless of a person’s technical specialty, problem solving in a team environment is a fundamental part of working in the games industry, so interpersonal communication skills are a valuable asset.
Most importantly, our team understands that we work with a customer-focused approach, and always have the best interest of our clients and players in mind, which means we are agreeable to putting our own personal opinions aside when we need to.
Get in touch with any questions or queries about openings or to express your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org