Multimedia Specialist II (Ci3)

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago is a faculty-led initiative to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice locally, nationally, and globally. Our members bring a wide range of expertise and come from diverse disciplines. Ci3 creates an intellectual hub for a network of faculty, staff and students to work collaboratively with partners from outside of the University to address critical problems in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. With a particular focus on adolescents, women, and communities of color, our goal is to develop new research methodologies, evidence, intervention strategies, and novel solutions to advance human health and well-being.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Multi-media designer will develop interactive applications natively for web and mobile platforms or through the Unity 3D game engine


  • Serve as artistic lead on various interactive projects, consult on artistic specifications from conceptualization to launch, and help to guide graphical and visual and decisions with informed artistic strategy and expertise with the Adobe Suite
  • Expected to continually research, test, and implement new techniques, frameworks, and tools with the goal of constant innovation
  • Help define and enforce art design standards and best practices for fellow developers and work with the Ci3 extended team (composed of researchers, project coordinators, and interns) to design scalable and flexible interactive systems
  • Responsible for working on a multitude of analogue game projects including but not limited to board games, card games, live-action games, networked narratives, and Twine-based games
  • provide quality assurance, ensuring that any product is reliable, usable and performs well on a multitude of platforms
  • Responsibilities include, managing bug reports, planning and conducting usability tests, or investigating user complaints through surveys or customer interviews
  • spearhead the code review process and work with the project coordinator to set development schedules and communicate any technical issues that may arise

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Prioritization

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Social Science degree preferred
  • Advance degree in Scientific Illustration preferred
  • A minimum of two years of direct, hands-on experience across multiple game design and medical animation projects required
  • At least two years of professional game development experience with the Unity 3D engine with an efficient workflow using Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Must be able to navigate 3D pipeline from conception to animation quickly and efficiently
  • At least one year of professional game development using 3Ds Max or Maya preferred
  • At least 1 shipped title or application using the Unity 3D engine preferred
  • A detailed understanding of form, shape, and structure required
  • Ability to write and edit video animation scripts that may include biomedical terminology preferred
  • A strong understanding of aesthetic principles or interaction design principles and user interface design required
  • Ability to properly scope and estimate time for projects required
  • Proven prototyping/concept art ability required
  • Effectively communicate with other Developers, Designers, Project Coordinators, Public Health Researchers and Directors required
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to learn and stay abreast of game development and interaction standards required
  • Ability to use standard art development applications and tools required
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule which will include occasional late night and/or weekend hours required
  • Exposure to fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of art asset development for software required

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Unity 3D engine
  • 3Ds Max
  • Maya

Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Info

(Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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