[MUD-Dev] Job Openings - Mud Engineering

Christopher Allen ChristopherA at Skotos.net
Wed Dec 22 17:50:52 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


We have open a number of mud engineering positions for our online game company,
and thought that this would be of interest to members of this list.

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.. Christopher Allen                                 Skotos Tech Inc. ..
..                           1512 Walnut St., Berkeley, CA 94709-1513 ..
.. <http://www.Skotos.net>               o510/649-4030  f510/649-4034 ..



** SKOTOS TECH **

http://www.skotos.net

Skotos Tech is an online game company committed to creating a new community of
role-playing storytellers and players. We build tools that allow storytellers to
concentrate on the plot, character, style, and detail of the worlds they build.
We provide an environment that allows players to explore these worlds, share
their accomplishments, and possibly become storytellers themselves.

Skotos Tech games are more then just text-based adventure games or MUDs -- our
graphical clients offer storytellers the ability to create more complex games
without losing the advantages of a text-dominant medium. Storytellers can create
larger and more detailed worlds without losing consistency or integrity.
Storytellers can create games in any genre -- science fiction, romance, horror,
historical, or fantasy.

The Skotos Tech office is located in Berkeley, California. A full kitchen, a hot
tub, and a beautiful (though often foggy) view of the Golden Gate are some of
the amenities. Though Skotos Tech is a startup company, it offers an excellent
benefits package, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision
insurance, a fully-matched 401(k) program, and options on company stock.


** WINDOWS CLIENT ENGINEER **

Windows engineer needed to develop text and graphic clients for online games.
This is a great opportunity to be involved with an Internet startup company in
the online gaming industry.

Applicant MUST have:

   * Extensive experience with Visual C++ & Microsoft Foundation Classes

   * 2+ years hands-on experience with Windows GUI programming

   * Experience with ActiveX programming

Engineer will need to design a web-based ActiveX client program from scratch,
work with the server engineering team on client-server protocols, then carry the
client design through to completion. Candidates should be self-driven and
independent, but also to able to work with the rest of the design team.
Knowledge of TCP/IP, network programming, and familiarity with presenting text
are all a plus. Familiarity with MUD administration and development is also a
plus.

Applicant must be ready to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area. Skotos Tech
is located in Berkeley, California.

Contact Info: Qualified candidates should email resumes in Word or ASCII text
format, along with a cover letter to jobs at skotos.net, or fax to 510/649-4034.
Principals only. This is not a contract position. US or Canadian citizens or
residents only. No phone calls please. Skotos Tech is an equal opportunity
employer.


** SENIOR SERVER ENGINEER **

Senior Server Engineer needed to develop server for exciting new on-line game
company. This is an opportunity to get involved in a start-up company developing
on-line text adventures for the commercial market.

Applicant MUST have:

   * BSCS (or equivalent formal engineering background)

   * Extensive experience with an object-oriented language

   * Solid understanding of object-oriented design

   * Solid understanding of fundamental data structures and algorithms

Engineer will need to continue development on an existing multiplayer
interactive fiction server, working with a team of other engineers associated
with all aspects of the project. Applicant should also have ability to work well
with a team and an interest in the English language. Familiarity with MUD
administration and development is a plus. Experience with the LPC or Pike
languages is a strong plus.

Applicant must be ready to relocate to the Bay Area. Skotos Tech is located in
Berkeley, California.

Contact Info: Qualified candidates should email resumes in Word or ASCII text
format, along with a cover letter to jobs at skotos.net, or fax to 510/649-4034.
Principals only. This is not a contract position. US or Canadian citizens or
residents only. No phone calls please. Skotos Tech is an equal opportunity
employer.


** BACKEND SERVER ENGINEER **

Backend Server Engineer needed to lead the development of a user accounting and
online billing system for a new on-line game company. Will also lead development
of a portal system for players, including email, simple web pages, buddy lists,
calendars, etc.

Applicant MUST have:

   * C programming experience

   * Database programming experience

   * Experience with shopping carts or other ecommerce programs

   * Experience with complex web design

   * Experience programming CGI on UNIX or Linux systems

Engineer will need to piece together the backend accounting system for an online
game company specializing in text-based interactive fiction. This system will
include database entries for all customers and must accommodate one-time and
monthly payments. Royalty payments must also be calculated, based on information
gathered from the backend interactive fiction server.

Engineer will also need to create the software for a web-based community site,
which will include personal portals, personal web pages, email, and calendars
for all customers. This web-based community site must also gather information
from the interactive fiction server.

Engineer must work well with a team of other programmers. Familiarity with MUDs
and the LPC or Pike language are a plus.

Applicant must be ready to relocate to the Bay Area. Skotos Tech is located in
Berkeley, California.

Contact Info: Qualified candidates should email resumes in Word or ASCII text
format, along with a cover letter to jobs at skotos.net, or fax to 510/649-4034.
Principals only. This is not a contract position. US or Canadian citizens or
residents only. No phone calls please. Skotos Tech is an equal opportunity
employer.


** INTERNS **

Interns needed by online interactive fiction company for Summer 2000. Primary
duties include quality control and testing for text-based games.

Applicant MUST have:

   * a desire to play games

   * an excellent grasp of the English language

   * a love for written English

   * a familiarity with computers

   * the ability and desire to quickly acquire new computer skills

Intern will be responsible for quality control and testing of Skotos' games.
Additional tasks may include editing of content and research for games. Some
creation of new material may also be required.

Familiarity with text-base online games (MUDs or MUSHes) is a plus. Professional
editing or writing experience also a plus, though not a requirement.

Applicant must be ready to work in the Bay Area. Skotos Tech is located in
Berkeley, California.

Contact Info: Qualified candidates should email resumes in Word or ASCII text
format, along with a cover letter to jobs at skotos.net, or fax to 510/649-4034.
Principals only. US or Canadian citizens or residents only. No phone calls
please. Skotos Tech is an equal opportunity employer.





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