I have an opening for a Multimedia Programmer here in San Antonio, TX. I am looking for someone who can lead my multimedia team in the production of advanced distance learning production. I will need to be able to build virtual worlds and have learners interact in them to learn different military subjects. The current team is inexperienced in game-based learning. I have set aside significant time for the team to do a prototype virtual world project to learn as a team. I need someone to mentor the team and pull all their skills together. The position will be a challenge. Please let me know if you might be interested or know someone who would.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this programmer is to design, code, and modify interactive multimedia instruction, from layout to function, in accordance with instructional systems design, client specifications, and industry best practice. The programmer is responsible for bringing graphics, interfaces, and animation to eLearning. This individual will produce engaging and effective interactive learning products. The programmer also serves a consulting role on the instructional design team to assist in the selection of the best programming options for the product specifications and customer requirements. This position is located on-site with our client in San Antonio, Texas. Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university • Ability to pass Government Background investigations as needed • US Citizenship • 9 years relevant work experience demonstrating expert programming in:
Essential Skills: • Experience creating highly interactive content using Adobe Captivate and Animate • Ability to analyze needs and product requirements to develop a solution through active listening, good judgment, and strong problem-solving skills • Ability to think creatively and perform with flexibility • Ability to work with a team of artists and multimedia specialist to bring their images to life • Ability to work with a team of instructional designers to bring a high level of interactivity to the courses • Able to communicate effectively with clients, subject matter experts, and other team members both verbally and in writing • Able to perform multiple responsibilities, step into new roles when necessary, and overcome obstacles under a deadline • Adjusts and improves appearance of animations by altering facets such as light, color, shadow, or transparency. • Collaborates with other animators, artists and others to create complete productions • Design and produce from concepts to implementation websites, graphic interfaces, interactive projects and print advertisements • Develops animation concept by studying text, layouts, sketches of proposed animations, specifications, and related materials • Develops or reviews storyboards or concepts to determine how to best interpret them with animation; devises specific movements and stylistic imagery to match characters • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments • Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of images and copy; resolving issues of arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts • Keeps designer informed by discussing animations at various stages of completion; making changes; re-defining concepts and techniques • Knowledge and basic understanding of relational databases • Participate in the user interface design of web sites, recommending and applying user interface principles to the site's information architecture, content organization, page flows, interaction design and navigation schemes • Possess a clear understanding of query languages such as XPath or LINQ; or proficiency with JSON • Prepares initial model by constructing successive animations, including actions, changes, color patterns, and background to portray desired effect; obtaining confirmation of model • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials • Strong understanding of and experience testing and programming Section 508-compliant solutions, developing and deploying SCORM conformant content packages • Understanding of multi-platform development (cross-browser, cross-platform)
Multimedia, Authoring and “Rapid” Development Courseware Tools: • 2D and 3D (3ds Max) • Adobe Products (Masters Collection, Creative Suite, Animate, Edge Code) • Animation • Audio • Captivate • Video
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