Immersive Media Developer

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Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Immersive Media Developer Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range $50,000 - $60,000 Position Number 00107493 Work Schedule Flexible with core hours of 9:30 am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 339001 - DELTA Department DELTA Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

DELTA’s role within the Office of the Provost is to foster the integration and support of learning technologies in NC State’s academic programs, both on the campus and at a distance. We coordinate the funding and production of all distance-based credit programs and courses for the university, and promote high-quality education by extending the reach of the faculty and collaboratively applying expertise in technology and pedagogy in an efficient, effective, and service-oriented environment.

Essential Job Duties

The Immersive Media Developer provides direct support for the development and design of virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time 3D and immersive video elements used in course development, instructional tool development, and marketing and communications initiatives.

This position reports to the Creative Director, New Media Development and performs as a core member of the Educational Media Design group within this in-house team, while working collaboratively with instructional designers, multimedia specialists, video producers, web application and web content developers as well as other university personnel. The New Media Development team collaborates with faculty and staff to design and develop effective rich-media applications, technology-rich learning materials and dynamic media elements for course design and educational media development projects. The production environment for this position is collaborative and team-oriented.

- Designs and develops virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time 3D and immersive video-based experiences to enhance online education and student success and solve instructional and institutional challenges.
- Contributes to course design deliverables and educational media development projects.
- Contributes to the production of various creative products and materials, working with the multimedia team and other DELTA teams and units.
- Maintains expertise in the area of immersive technologies and spatial computing for education.
- Leads consistent exploration of innovative emerging media technologies as it pertains to higher education and related industries.
- Participates in research efforts that further inform development processes, project direction and media solutions.
- Keeps abreast of emerging educational media technologies and finds creative solutions to instructional problems.

Other Work/Responsibilities

- Recommends hardware and software necessary to sustain and/or improve multimedia production efforts.
- Interfaces directly with clients on specified facets of projects.
- Participates in the design and development of resources that promote sound pedagogical uses of multimedia technologies.
- Advises and assists faculty on the instructional application of multimedia technologies and techniques.
- Assists with marketing, brand and communications initiatives as assigned.
- Assists in the mentoring and direction for part-time student staff.
- Provides accurate reporting on individual production efforts.
- Serves as a member in campus-wide and professional groups related to teaching and learning with technology as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

- 4-year degree in Media Arts, Design, Communications, Educational Media, Computer Science or a related field.
- 1 year of experience designing and producing immersive media, digital media and web-based products.
- Experience in managing individual projects including prioritizing work to meet timelines and milestones.

Departmental Required Skills

- Expertise in the development of virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive technology solutions for education.
- Demonstrated experience in platforms and pipelines used in the design, development and distribution of immersive experiences. (Ex: Unity, UDK/Unreal Engine, WebVR, Android Studio, iOS, AR, VR, Javascript, HTML5, etc.)
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
- Ability to work in a team production environment and multidisciplinary design process.
- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects).
- Proficiency in software and hardware related to media production.
- Proficiency with digital communication tools and multimedia applications.
- Demonstrated experience in immersive media production pipelines and workflows.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

- Expertise in 360-degree video production and 3D modelling.
- Expertise in platforms and pipelines used in the design, development and distribution of immersive experiences. (Ex: Unity, UDK/Unreal Engine, WebVR, Android Studio, iOS, AR, VR, Javascript, HTML5, etc.)
- Advanced education or certificates in languages used for immersive experience development (such as Unity, C#, C++, Python, etc.).
- Experience in the production of educational media.
- Awareness of usability and accessibility considerations in multimedia design.
- Experience working with clients or partners while building collegial relationships.
- Ability to work well in a collegial relationship with faculty, staff, and students.
- Knowledge of various learning management systems (i.e., Moodle, Blackboard).
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

In addition to your online application, please upload your cover letter, resume, and 3 professional contacts for references.

Other Document 1 required: Link to a web-based portfolio.

Job Open Date 03/19/2019 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 05/30/2019 AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have or will you have by June, 2019, a 4-year Bachelor’s or higher degree in Media Arts, Design, Communications, Educational Media, Computer Science or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 1 year of experience designing and producing immersive media, digital media and web-based products?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Describe something about you that you feel would bring value to this position but is not necessarily evident in your portfolio or application materials.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe one specific item from your portfolio, including the goals for the project and your role in creating the final product.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience developing educational materials? If yes, please describe the most relevant project.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your experience in working with a team in the development of a design solution.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 5/31/2019
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