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Title: Want a job at Wizards?
Post by: Thrawn on March 05, 2014, 03:36:55 PM
Job for a developer on the rules engine - http://company.wizards.com/about/careers/software-developer-mtgo-game-rules-engine-job-renton-wa-us (http://company.wizards.com/about/careers/software-developer-mtgo-game-rules-engine-job-renton-wa-us)

I do find one part entertaining though -

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Only local candidates need apply.

When the qualifications listed are -

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- Incredible coding skills. Your programming ability is way above average, as demonstrated by a continuous string of successful projects.
- Experience working with distributed teams.
- 5-7 years C++ development experience.
- 5-7 years object-oriented design experience.
- 1-3 years Perl development experience.
- 1-3 years Python experience.
- Experience with boost.
- Experience with finite state machines / regular expressions.
- Experience with artificial intelligence:
- Decision tree / minimax.
- Heuristic-driven decision shaping a plus.
- Experience with context-free grammars / parsing. (e.g. LL(1), LALR(1))
- Experience with CLIPS.
- Experience maintaining and developing cross-platform / portable code-bases across Windows and at least one Unix. (or Unix-like OS: Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.)
- Natural language processing / context-sensitive parsing experience a plus.
- NLTK experience a very strong plus.
- C++11 familiarity a plus.
- 1-3 years C# development experience a plus.
- Familiarity / understanding of Magic: The Gathering Online a strong plus.

Prior Related Experience:

- Experience working on the server side of a client-server architecture highly desired.
- Experience working with massive online multiplayer games highly desired.



Title: Re: Want a job at Wizards?
Post by: Ingmar on March 05, 2014, 03:38:52 PM
Given Seattle's tech community I don't think it's actually going to be that hard to find someone to qualify locally.


Title: Re: Want a job at Wizards?
Post by: Hawkbit on March 05, 2014, 04:32:57 PM
I wonder what they're using PERL and regular expressions for.  Interesting.  I'd love to know what's going on there.  I mean, most use them sparingly but to call them on line seven means they're most likely actually using them.

I know a handful of people that fit these credentials, except for the caveat that none of them play Magic.  Which seems like a pretty important thing to have experience with. 





Title: Re: Want a job at Wizards?
Post by: Quinton on March 05, 2014, 05:16:37 PM
Given Seattle's tech community I don't think it's actually going to be that hard to find someone to qualify locally.

I've heard secondhand that their pay is impressively terrible (even for the gamesdev industry).


Title: Re: Want a job at Wizards?
Post by: schild on March 06, 2014, 12:20:08 AM
Their pay is shit, the job will blow, and the game is programmed by chuckleheads. But hey, Wizards. Its about the JOB, not the job.