Andy Van Wagoner

Andy Van Wagoner

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  • QA Manager - WildWorks

    380 Data Dr, Draper, UT
    Full-time

    We are seeking a motivated and energetic QA Manager who is detail-oriented and can help bring our games to life with an exceptional standard of quality.

    WildWorks is gaming studio devoted to creating ridiculously fun games for kids, tweens, and teens. We produce content we’re passionate about: gaming, technology, and education. By combining innovative technologies with our unique sense of creativity and love of gaming, we create award-winning games which draw players in and encourage them to stay and enjoy themselves.

    Responsibilities

    As an integral part of the team, you will work closely with many of our departments and leads including Producers, Software Engineers, Designers, and Artists. You will champion the culture of quality by improving processes and providing direction for our QA team. We are dedicated to automated testing and continue to pursue areas to improve coverage through automated testing. Your role will help define the roadmap to transition manual test coverage into automated tests.

    Additional Tasks

    Set priorities and remove roadblocks to make sure sufficient coverage is done for releases. Design and author software test plans, test cases and design specs for software products. Teach, mentor, and supervise QA Analysts & Testers.

    Qualifications

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Superior work ethic
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • 4+ years of experience in Video Games Quality Assurance
    • Shipped at least 2 games as a QA Lead or QA Manager
    • Expert in authoring test cases, test plans and QA documentation
    • Expert at exploratory and creative testing
    • Knowledge working with Agile development processes
    • Knowledge of Jira, Google Suite, TestRail and Jenkins
    • A passion for video games

    Required Application Materials

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter – which should include:
      • Why you are interest in joining the WildWorks team
      • What development experiences / skills are you excited to bring to the team
      • What do you geek out about?

    Please send your application materials to [email protected]

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
    This is a full-time, on-site position in our Draper, UT studio.
    No agents or third-party submissions, please.


  • Moderation Lead – Fer.al - WildWorks

    380 Data Dr, Draper, UT
    Full-time

    We’re looking for a Moderation Lead to help ensure that our new game Feral - is an open, inclusive, creative and expressive social experience for all players! This individual will work closely with our game and community teams to help ensure a healthy community while appropriately administering our Code of Conduct

    WildWorks is gaming studio devoted to creating ridiculously fun games for kids, tweens, and teens. We produce content we’re passionate about: gaming, technology, and education. By combining innovative technologies with our unique sense of creativity and love of gaming, we create award-winning games which draw players in and encourage them to stay and enjoy themselves.

    Responsibilities

    • Configure, monitor, and tune our chat filtration system:
      • Adjust false positives and false negatives
      • Review and research chat trends
      • Ensure players have an expressive chat experience while refraining from toxicity
    • Mentor, train, and lead all game moderation staff
      • Create and optimize moderation workflows, policies, and procedures
      • Oversee daily moderation queues and priority (UGC, reports, escalations, etc.)
      • Perform quality checks on output and performance of the team
    • Address, research, and escalate sensitive issues accordingly
    • Help report infringement cases and escalations (eBay sellers, DMCA, etc)
    • Report sensitive issues to management team and authorities accordingly
    • Establish KPIs to measure performance, insights, and trends, and report them regularly
    • Help moderate our forums, Discord servers, etc.
    • Collaborate with tools and development team on safety functions/features the mod team needs
    • Stay up to date with online safety and industry best moderation practices
    • Develop strategies, messaging, etc. to continue improving the safety and inclusion of our game community

    Qualifications

    • 1-3 years prior moderation/community experience in gaming, MMOs, etc.
      • Experience with UGC, post, pre, and live moderation
    • Experience writing and implementing workflow procedures for moderators to follow
    • Familiar with configuring and navigating chat filtering systems
    • Well versed in using moderator toolsets
    • Effective communicator in all workplace mediums (Slack, email, documentation, presentations, etc.)
    • Self-motivated, self-directed, and self-sufficient
    • Masterful leadership and training expertise
    • You are a calming and positive influence on in the face of adversity

    Qualifications

    • Working knowledge of Jira, Google Suite,
    • Familiarity with game security, privacy legislation (COPPA, GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
    • Good grasp and experiences with social media
    • Familiarity with youth pop culture, language, slangs, memes, etc.
    • Prior working experiences with Community tools, filters, etc. (Crisp, Inversoft, Community Sift, etc.)
    • Certifications or experiences in social work, moderation, online safety, etc.
    • Gamer, and proud of it

    Required Application Materials

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter – which should include:
      • Why you are interest in joining the WildWorks team
      • What development experiences / skills are you excited to bring to the team
      • What do you geek out about?

    Please send your application materials to [email protected]

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
    This is a full-time opportunity. Remote and on-site applicants will be considered
    No agents or third-party submissions, please.


  • 3D Artist - WildWorks

    3D Artist

    380 Data Dr, Draper, UT
    Full-time

    We're looking for a talented and passionate 3D Artist for our flagship mobile game, Animal Jam - Play Wild! As a key member of our development team, you'll work alongside some of the best and brightest in the game industry. The ideal candidate is adept at 3D modeling, with a proven ability to create beautiful and stylized artwork, and the abilities to take direction and make smart creative choices. As a 3D Artist, you'll be expected to demonstrate a passion for developing high quality games.

    WildWorks is gaming studio devoted to creating ridiculously fun games for kids, tweens, and teens. We produce content we’re passionate about: gaming, technology, and education. By combining innovative technologies with our unique sense of creativity and love of gaming, we create award-winning games which draw players in and encourage them to stay and enjoy themselves.

    Responsibilities

    • Use Maya to craft beautiful and functional 3D assets for iOS and Android.
    • Work closely with a team of artists, designers, and engineers to bring our worlds to virtual life.
    • Carefully test your work, and the work of others, to ensure a high level of stability and quality.
    • Assist in refining and improving the art creation pipeline.
    • Contribute great ideas and positive energy to all aspects of game development.

    Qualifications

    • An online demo reel or portfolio demonstrating your ability.
    • Strong 3D modeling skills in Maya, with the ability to translate 2D to 3D.
    • Able to work with others to explore a wide variety of ideas.
    • Passionate about making games.
    • Self-motivated, team player with a strong work ethic.
    • Commitment to personal and peer development, and sharing best practices.

    Pluses

    • Experience with mobile, social or children's games.
    • A degree, formal art education, or equivalent work experience.
    • Can create a wide variety of art, including props, clothing, environments, and VFX.
    • Familiarity with Unity.
    • Scripting proficiency.
    • Multidisciplinary experience in game design, art or production.

    Required Application Materials

    • An online demo reel or portfolio demonstrating your ability.
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter – which should include:
      • Why you are interest in joining the WildWorks team.
      • What development experiences / skills are you excited to bring to the team.
      • What do you geek out about?

    Please send your application materials to [email protected]

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
    This is a full-time, on-site position in our Draper, UT studio.
    No agents or third-party submissions, please.