Front End UI Engineer

Los Gatos, California
Magic The Gathering – Engineering
Full Time
Cryptic Studios is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Front End UI Engineer to join the Magic the Gathering MMO team. Bringing a unique combination of front-end expertise and design sensibilities, you will be the bridge between UI artists and software engineers to bring interface designs and interaction concepts to life in the game.

**What you’ll be doing:**

*  Implementing video game user interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that accurately translate the vision of the UI/UX team
*  Helping develop and iterate core game systems to create intuitive and entertaining features
*  Collaborating with a team of other talented engineers, UI/UX artists, and designers
*  Creating UI solutions that work seamlessly across different inputs and platforms (PC keyboards, console controllers, etc.)

**What we'd like to see:**

*   4+ years of experience in software engineering and/or work related industry experience
*   Exceptional proficiency in JavaScript, HTML and CSS programming/debugging
* Demonstrated ability to communicate interaction concepts clearly and concisely
*  Strong understanding of usability and visual design
*  Experience prototyping, building and iterating on UI features
*  Passion for solving unique UI challenges within a creative and collaborative team setting
* Self-motivated and driven with a positive team player attitude
*  BA or BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience



**Pluses:**

*  Willingness and desire to push the possibilities of web and game technologies
*  Knowledge of building features with scalability and modularity in mind
*  A passion for games

**Required Application Materials:**

* Resume and cover letter
* Must have game industry experience
* Portfolio or URLs providing examples of your work.  Please provide brief descriptions of your role/contributions for each.