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Volunteer Game Development Team Lead (no compensation)

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GAMES FOR LOVE

Games for Love is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works to ease suffering, save lives, and create sustainable futures for children. We believe in the concept of "distraction therapy" and bring the joy of gaming into the lives of our junior gamers in hospitals around the country. We plan to help 10 million kids in the next 5 years. We have a healthy ecosystem to achieve that goal with your intelligent contribution.

We are seeking a Volunteer Game Development Team Lead who is a creative leader with proven game development experience to join our Alexa Community Game Project.

Qualifying Attitude:

  • You want to be part of something great that positively impacts society especially in times of crisis
  • You are proactive to collaborate remotely

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead game development projects in the execution of project vision and go-to-market strategy
  2. Take ownership of day-to-day operations and cross-functional needs for a full-stack, distinct game development team
  3. Provides task level direction and oversight of the project’s team of designers, developers, and QA
  4. Drives overall product quality and test planning
  5. Define and implement key performance metrics and feedback process
  6. Identify roadblocks and provide solutions to mitigate risks
  7. Assesses the business value of feature requests, product, and technical requirements then prioritize work according to the value assessment
  8. Work closely with business stakeholders, producers, and discipline leads on upcoming releases and roadmaps to maintain alignment and expectations
  9. Lead monthly product demos and go-to-market planning
  10. Communicate effectively with teams across multiple functions such as product, marketing, development, creative, content, customer service, QA, and more
  11. Create processes, guidelines, and templates that can help the development team to improve the quality of work

Requirements:

  1. Able to donate approx.10 hrs. a week
  2. Passion for video games
  3. Game development and/or design experience
  4. 2+ years experience leading development teams/projects
  5. Demonstrated self-starter who, given a set of constraints and objectives, with minimal oversight
  6. Experience proactively driving a development project from concept to go-to-market
  7. Experience implementing processes and tools for efficiency gains
  8. Familiar with some type of version control (Git, bitbucket, GitHub)
  9. Basic understanding of good code architecture practices
  10. International or global/virtual project or program management experience

Project-specific skills needed

Alexa:

  1. Familiar with Alexa Skills kit console and Alexa based jargon(ex: Interaction model, Intents, Utterances)
  2. Familiar with Voice Design best practices and VUI design
  3. Familiar with AWS services such as Lambda, and SES and how to read and implement documentation relating to the service
  4. Developed and deployed an Alexa Skill (Nice to have)
  5. Alexa Skills Kit CLI knowledge (Nice to have)

Benefits:

  • Work from anywhere on earth - 100% remote
  • Massive networking opportunities with 500+ members of our community
  • Level up your skills
  • Volunteer grants approved
  • OPT & CPT programs
  • Make a big impact in the world
  • Have lots of fun partnering with passionate game developers
  • Join the mastermind group and learn from top game developers
  • Volunteer recognition & awards

Games for Love is an equal opportunity organization. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

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About GAMES FOR LOVE

Location:

20411 HORIZON WAY SE, MONROE, WA 98272, US

Mission Statement

Games for Love is a 501(c)(3) gaming charity dedicated to easing suffering, saving lives, and creating a sustainable future for children.

Description

Improving the lives of children through what we call the program ecosystem, which is 6 programs working together in tandem to accomplish our mission to help children. We are not looking at the symptoms of global problems to place a bandaid but at the root of the problems to solve them from the foundation. Our community creates a safe place of support, mentorship, and growth for all those involved.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Product Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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