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Fri Mar 14 07:48:15 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 878.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Christos Gatzidis <cgatzidis at bournemouth.ac.uk>           (27)
        Subject: Senior Lectureship position available in Games
                Technology/Games Programming at Bournemouth University, UK

  [2]   From:    Trevor_Muñoz <trevor.munoz at gmail.com>                   (127)
        Subject: Job: Lead Developer, Maryland Institute for Technology in
                the Humanities (MITH)

        Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:56:19 +0000
        From: Christos Gatzidis <cgatzidis at bournemouth.ac.uk>
        Subject: Senior Lectureship position available in Games Technology/Games Programming at Bournemouth University, UK
        In-Reply-To: <779F9B6AF5F15946B4069E53C07927800240A752B71D at TAME.bournemouth.ac.uk>

A Senior Lecturer position in the area of game design/programming has become available in the Department of Creative Technology in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University. A doctoral qualification or equivalent and expertise in key aspects of modern game design such as level design are essential.

You will be expected to have a strong understanding of areas including contemporary game engines such as Unreal, CryEngine or Unity, game modification, scripting within engines, content/asset creation for games and, finally, game design concepts and theory. Knowledge and experience in C++ programming is essential. Industry experience in the form of published game titles would be advantageous. A strong research profile in a related area, evidence of successful bids for funding and experience in supervising postgraduate students would be desirable.


The role is not due to commence until 1 August 2014.

Closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday 9 April 2014.




Dr Christos Gatzidis
BSc(Hon's), MA, PhD, PGCert, MIET
Senior Lecturer In Creative Technology
Creative Technology Framework Leader

Bournemouth University
Room P211
School Of Design, Engineering And Computing
Poole House
Talbot Campus, Poole, BH12 5BB, Dorset

Phone No: +44 (0) 1202 965135
Fax No: +44 (0) 1202 965314

Personal Profile at Bournemouth University: http://onlineservices.bournemouth.ac.uk/academicstaff/Profile.aspx?staff=cgatzidis<http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/people_at_bu/our_academic_staff/DEC/profiles/cgatzidis>
Personal Website at City University London: http://vega.soi.city.ac.uk/~abbp171/
Personal Blog: http://christosgatzidis.blogspot.com/

Doran, J. and Gatzidis, C., 2012. UDK iOS Game Development Beginner's Guide. Birmingham: Packt Publishing.: http://link.packtpub.com/bbexNT

VS-Games 2013 (the 5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications), 11-13 September 2013, Bournemouth: http://www.vsgames2013.org/


        Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:35:48 -0400
        From: Trevor_Muñoz <trevor.munoz at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job: Lead Developer, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
        In-Reply-To: <779F9B6AF5F15946B4069E53C07927800240A752B71D at TAME.bournemouth.ac.uk>

Dear colleagues,

MITH is looking to hire a creative, team-oriented person to be our new Lead
Developer. We're reviewing applications on a rolling basis and we encourage
all interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. Please see below
for the complete job ad.

If I can answer any questions about the position, please don't hesitate to
contact me directly with questions: tmunoz at umd.edu

Thank you,

Trevor Muñoz

Lead Devloper, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)

The Lead Developer will work with other senior MITH staff to conceptualize,
implement, and develop software for research work in a collaborative,
team-driven environment. This role requires creative leadership and
commitment to research and development leading to novel applications of
technology in research projects in the humanities. The successful candidate
will have experience developing software applications, establishing
development milestones, providing technical management and oversight, and
identifying emergent technologies and best practices.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Lead Developer will collaborate
with other members of the MITH design and development team to design,
write, test, document, and deploy code. She/He will be responsible for
conducting regular code reviews, coordinating iterative development
schedules, and assuring quality control of all final software deliverables
and deployments.

Prospective candidates should have proven experience in team-oriented
software development within a research-intensive environment. They should
be able to demonstrate expertise in at least one version control system and
in a range of programming languages and platforms. The ability to estimate
effort for software projects, prototype concepts and approaches, draft and
communicate design concepts, as well as write and maintain documentation of
systems and processes is required. Familiarity with the digital humanities
is preferred but not required.

Software Development (60%)
    * Responsible for full development cycle of planning, designing,
testing, documenting and deployment.

Manage Development Processes (20%)
    * Facilitate developer and designer meetings
    * Create and track project milestones and schedules
    * Review software code and ensure quality of all deliverables,
including documentation

Systems Architecture (10%)
    * Research appropriate software languages, frameworks, and platforms to
realize project goals
    * Design, prototype, and evaluate potential technical approaches
    * Monitor systems administration and contracted development work

Engagement with Open Source Software Projects (10%)
    * As appropriate, contribute to third-party open source projects and
libraries used by MITH during paid time. Contributions may include code,
documentation, outreach, group/event organization, and code review.


    * Bachelor's degree
    * Minimum of three years experience in software development

The successful candidate will work on and lead projects involving a variety
of technologies/technology stacks. The ability to learn new technologies
quickly and effectively is important. We would expect that the Lead
Developer could demonstrate:

    * Expertise with front-end web technologies (HTML5,
JavaScript/CoffeeScript, CSS/SASS/LESS)
    * Experience with a variety of high-level languages (e.g. Ruby, PHP,
    * Experience using web frameworks for these languages (Sinatra, Rails,
Zend, Flask, Django)
    * Experience with at least one JVM language (e.g. Java, Scala, Clojure,
JRuby) and build system (Ant, Maven, SBT)
    * Knowledge in designing and managing relational databases (PostgreSQL,
    * Knowledge of testing frameworks for a variety of languages (PHPUnit,
RSpec, Cucumber, Jasmine, QUnit)
    * Experience with plugin development for one or more content management
systems (e.g. Drupal or WordPress)
    * Experience with managing Linux operating systems
    * Experience with a shell language (Bash, Zsh)
    * Expertise in source code management tools like Git or Subversion
    * Expertise in software engineering patterns including
Model-View-Controller and Model-View-ViewModel architectures
    * Experience with workflow and deployment tools like Grunt, Rake, and
    * Experience with XML technologies (validation schemes, XSLT, eXist,
Cocoon, etc.)

Applications from candidates who can also demonstrate the following are
strongly encouraged:

    * Five or more years experience in software development
    * Experience in managing other developers
    * Familiarity with pre-existing digital humanities software development
    * Able to work in a team-driven design and development process but with
clear ability to motivate and manage oneself
    * Experience designing and managing non-relational (Redis, MongoDB)
data stores
    * Experience with infrastructure management tools (Chef, Puppet, etc)
    * Experience with RDF and Linked Open Data methods and tools
    * Experience with authorization and authentication technologies (OAuth,

Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $76,000 to $96,000.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days
Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays;
Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Applications should be submitted via
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24812 (Position
# 119907) and include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume or CV; 3) samples of
code/projects (or URLs to accessible repositories); and 4) contact
information for three professional references.

The position is open until filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy
of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender
identity or expression. Moreover, the University of Maryland is committed
to "inclusive excellence"—the notion that in order to educate our students
with excellence, in order to foster outstanding research and scholarship,
and in order to be national and global leaders, we must be diverse and
inclusive. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Trevor Muñoz
Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
301.405.9528 | @trevormunoz on Twitter | http://trevormunoz.com

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