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Utah has incredible creative and technological talent - but it seems like that's a secret - almost like the great quality of life offered here.  UDEN is important because it is helping build a community of all the great digital entertainment niches we have - and it needs our support in as many ways as we can give.  Together we can grow what is already here, ensuring careers  and prosperity right in the place we choose to live

Jon Dean

Jon Dean

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  • Mobile (Client) Programmer

    This is a remote position, full-time with excellent benefits, working for a leading mobile video game developer. You can work from home!  

    Our post-launch mobile life cycle is richer than ever with new content, features and updates being added continually to support each game’s community, gameplay and commerce ecosystem. We’re looking for a talented engineer to develop and maintain these flexible and highly scalable systems, and help our super-talented mobile programming team transition to a full games-as-a-service live operation.

    Apply here - https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/ or click for more details.

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  • LiveOps Network Engineer

    If you are ambitious, highly skilled in network programming and have a passion for making outstanding mobile games, take one step forward! If you like a challenge and are ready play an integral role as part of a small but experienced and ambitious team, take another step forward! If your default is "I can do that, and if I can't I'll learn how to" and are not afraid to get your hands dirty, take another step forward! You've taken three steps toward a rare challenge for what promises to be a thrilling ride for the right candidate!

    This is a remote position, full-time with excellent benefits, working for a leading mobile video game developer. You can work from home!  

    Apply here - https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/ or click for more details.

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  • Tools Programmer

    Love living in Utah?  Want to work from home?  Looking for full-time with great benefits, for a leading mobile video game developer?

    As a Tools Programmer, you should have a good grounding in computer science fundamentals and have excellent communication skills.  Experience with C#, Unity, mobile development on Android or iOS, ad SDKs, or free-to-play casual games is a plus.  

    Apply here - https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/ or click for more details.

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  • Data Scientist

    As a Data Scientist in our data team, you will work closely with our Game Designers & Business Analysts to formalize and answer questions related to our games, players, in-game behaviors & player value.

    This is a remote position, full-time with excellent benefits, working for a leading mobile video game developer. You can work from home!  

    Apply here - https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/ or click for more details.

     

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  • Sr. User Acquisition Manager

    Work from home position, full-time with great benefits for a leading mobile video game publisher.

    Identify and develop mobile acquisition strategies for our leading mobile video games and work closely with external partners as well as internal data and engineering teams to further improve our internal tools. 

    Apply here - https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/ or click for more details.

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  • Development Manager

    Love living in Utah?  Want to work from home?  Looking for full-time with great benefits, for a leading mobile video game developer?

    An effective communicator, team player and planner, the Development Manager is a key position, a multiplier for the company who will work with our Central Technology team and help them deliver their goals on time and to the highest standards.

    Apply at the website: https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/

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  • Director of Ad Monetization

    Love living in Utah?  Want to work from home?  Looking for full-time with great benefits, for a leading mobile video game developer?

    The Director of Ad Monetization is responsible for owning the implementation and optimization of advertising in our games.

    Apply at the website: https://www.gamecircus.com/careers/

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  • April Newsletter

    This month's newsletter aka “Not another cornonavirus email”, or

    “We know what you did during lockdown”, or

    “Everything you ever wanted to know about COVID-19 but were afraid to ask”, or

    “Mummy what did you do during the time of Coronavirus?”

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  • Marketing Manager - WildWorks

    WildWorks, creators of Animal Jam are looking to hire a Marketing Manager for their talented team! 

    Click for details on how to apply!

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  • Artists - full-time, part-time and contract positions

    Spark XR is looking to add to our small founding team in the coming year and can offer a variety of working arrangements, including full-time, part-time and contract.  

    Below is a summary of our art positions. To apply, please send your resume with covering letter and relevant links to [email protected].  We are excited to hear from you!

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  • Programmers - full-time, part-time and contract positions

    Spark XR is looking to add to our small founding team in the coming year and can offer a variety of working arrangements, including full-time, part-time and contract.  We are looking for engineers and artists, but designers and producers should also get in contact as we will open positions for them next year also and it doesn’t hurt to get ahead of the queue!

    Below is a summary of our engineering positions. To apply, please send your resume with covering letter and relevant links to [email protected].  We are excited to hear from you!

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  • 91 Days Until The New Year: Time For Action!

    This month - we ask what have we achieved together in 2017 so far?  What is stopping you from jumping into AR and VR?  Film makers or game makers, we make the case for action, inspired in no small measure by the excellent presentations at UDEN 16 last month, especially the live AR demo from WildWorks' Pat Carver, of Animal Jam using Apple's ARKit. Don't know any developers?  This is the community to ask! No more excuses!

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  • Thanks Amelia. UDEN only works if the people we’re trying to bring together as a community actually want to participate as a community. In almost four years, our experience is that our regular meetings are popular but outside of the chance for regular networking, there doesn’t seem to be any passion from this community to actually do anything to help grow something bigger.

    We’re a non-profit run by volunteers and has proven really hard to get anyone to do anything… post blogs, post details of the events they’re putting on, post job openings (all of which can be done easily on this website or our social channels), collaborate with one another or even volunteer to help!

    Maybe we’re doing it all wrong? In which case, let’s have some new blood step forward with some new ideas and leadership. Or join our advisory board.

    We’re not giving up – at least yet.


  • Utah VR/AR : digital Hollywood?

    The case for our community to focus on AR and VR technologies for economic success.

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  • UDEN #12 - Sundance

    UDEN's first meeting of 2017 was held during the Sundance Film Festival on January 25th.  We were graciously hosted by our terrific partners the Utah Film Commission at their event space in Park City, UT.  

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  • UDEN #11 - Financing a Creative Business

    A panel discussion that addressed: 

    • Lessons learned from startup accelerators like Tech Stars and Boom Startup;
    • What VC’s are really looking for and their specific issues with funding digital entertainment innovations;
    • Tips and advice for tapping into a range of resources including angel investors, venture debt, venture capital and strategic partnerships;
    • How to present a compelling pitch;
    • Resources in Utah that can help.

    Read the full blog here: http://www.guv1.com/jonblogs/uden11


  • UDEN #Startup Meeting Recap

    A business incubator was the ideal setting for this special UDEN meeting, which was held primarily to help the Salt Lake Disney/Avalanche employees whose studio will be closing next month.  While we know them to be highly talented individuals who will have options in what they do next, we thought that perhaps some of them might use this opportunity to start something of their own.  With that in mind, we want them to be as prepared as they can be. But our Disney friends weren't the only ones we had in mind: we opened the meeting to anyone interested in starting up on their own.  Around 110 people attended, and by show of hands, more than half said they were interested in starting up  or joining with others who wanted to startup.  5 people showed their hands when asked if only along for the food :-)

    Read my full account of the meeting - including pix! -  here: http://www.guv1.com/jonblogs/2016/6/10/uden-startup-meeting

     

    Please feel free to add your comments on the meeting in the comments below, as well as any details you found helpful that I may have missed in my summarizing.