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Full Time Positions Available at Fresh Planet

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Fresh Planet is a social-gaming startup, creating “fun games for smart people.” They have an outstanding international team and the best game designers in the industry. The company was created by experienced serial web entrepreneurs and is backed by top notch VCs. They’ve got a few games in the works. The currently released game – The Crazy Cow Music Game – is growing quite strongly on Facebook.

The following positions are currently open:

Flash/Flex Developers
About You:

ActionScript 3 – at least 1 year of experience
Flex background – at least 6 months working with Flex
Framework experience with PureMVC, Push Button Engine, Haxe or other AS Frameworks. Prefer at least 6 months of working experience with a framework, but if they should at least have worked to some degree with a framework.
Working knowledge of AMF
Experience working with back-end integration. Language is mostly irrelevant, but experience with any of: PHP + AMFPHP, Python + PyAMF, Ruby + RocketAMF is necessary.
Database experience, either with Mysql or any NoSQL solutions (MongoDB, Redis, etc.)
Experience with Facebook API preferred. Candidate must at least have awareness of APIs for social sites.
Must have strong JSON, XML, AJAX, HTML and CSS background

Salary depending on experience
Attractive Bonus Structure
Medical
Stock-Options

Phyton, Django, Google-App-Engine developers
About You:
Must have experience with Django – at least 6 months, prefer 1 year
Must have experience (at least 6 months) with Google App Engine based on the Python SDK
Preferred candidate will have experience with Flash/AS3 connecting to a Python back-end, ideally in some gaming environment
Strong Javascript (Jquery), CSS, HTML, AJAX background is preferred

Salary depending on experience
Attractive Bonus Structure
Medical
Stock-Options

Art Director
The art director at Fresh Planet will manage all of the visual design that happens across all of the company’s games. This includes overseeing the visual sensibility of the company as well as the unique needs of each individual title. It also means mentoring and managing the visual design team at the company.

Your responsibilities:
spearheading the visual identity of Fresh Planet as the company evolves
taking part in determining the visual direction of each individual game project at the company
creating processes for visual design research and visual production processes at the company
mentoring visual design staff to develop their skills and abilities
on some projects, playing a role as a dedicated production designer
seeking out and hiring visual design staff and interns for the company
working with management and senior staff in game design, production, programming to strategize company-wide production issues
general creative input on all projects and concepts at the company

Your profile:
a sophisticated pop visual sensibility that includes inflences from outside gaming
a history with and passion for game visuals and for playing games
comfort in all aspects of visual design, with a focus in one or more of the following areas: typography & graphic design, illustration and 2D animation, 3D graphics and animation
experience in creating visuals for interactive software projects
some familiarity with online and social network games
excellent verbal and written communication skills
strong people skills and the ability to work well on a diverse team
experience managing visual designers and art directing projects
comfort with a wide range of visual design tools and software

Salary depending on experience
Attractive Bonus Structure
Medical
Stock-Options

How to Apply?
Send your CV and letter of motivation to hello{@} freshplanet . com citing reference: ‘Flash’, ‘Python Developer’, or ‘Art Director’ in the subject of your email
These positions are located in the offices in Manhattan and must be filled immediately. No phone calls please.
(Only short listed candidates will be notified.)

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