Senior Creative Developer – NYC/PHL

Bluecadet is searching for an experienced developer to join our New York or Philadelphia offices.

Your role will be to lead interactive projects in the cultural and educational space. Working closely with our tech directors and the design team, you will architect and build applications using a variety of software and hardware stacks, focusing on Cinder, OpenGL and Unity. Applications include projections, touch walls spanning dozens of screens, camera-based interaction, and analog sensors. Whether it’s proposing new technologies, working out UX challenges with your team or pushing for internal best practices, you are passionate, driven and thrive where the intersection of technology and design creates magical, thoughtful moments. Leading projects from production kick-off to install, you responsibly mentor developers in your team and coordinate with other disciplines as well as third parties like A/V integrators and exhibit designers. Your attention to detail spans from minute interactions and animations to scalable and thoughtfully planned out architecture with reusable components.

Bluecadet partners with some of the most important cultural and purpose-driven institutions in the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and NASA. Experience with the challenges and advantages inherent to mission-driven organizations, while not required, is a huge plus.

Diversity of worldview and life experience make our work better, so we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Architect interactive applications together with tech leads with the ability to integrate and interface across various platforms
  • Write fully polished and stable production level software while establishing and advocating for best practices within the team
  • Research, evaluate, learn, and implement new technologies
  • Contribute to internal and client-facing discussions through all project phases
  • Lead and mentor team of developers on a per-project basis
  • Delegate tasks and manage time effectively across multiple (1 to 3) projects at a time
  • Work with producers and other discipline leads to prioritize, estimate and manage scope
  • Help define and push for Bluecadet standards and execution

The Right Fit

  • 3+ years experience with interactive projects in exhibits or physical installations
  • 2+ years experience with Cinder (oF welcome too if able to cross-train), C++ and OpenGL/GLSL with the ability to advocate for best practices and provide mentorship
  • Experience in other creative coding and prototyping platforms like Unity, Unreal, WebGL/three.js, Arduino is a big plus
  • Confidence in working and interfacing with multiple technologies at one time
  • Great communications skills and ability to translate between interaction design and software implementation paradigms fluently
  • Experience working with various types of A/V hardware and general understanding of hardware requirements
  • Experience with and/or exposure to visual and/or motion design is a plus
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in CS or equivalent experience

Perks

Bluecadet offers competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance, 401(k), paid time off (including paid parental leave), flexible schedules when appropriate, a relaxed dress code, and the opportunity to work on meaningful projects in a beautiful office surrounded by passionate and talented people.

To Apply

Submit a few samples of work you’re proud of along with your resume and cover letter to nycjobs@bluecadet.com for NYC and jobs@bluecadet.com for PHL. Put “Senior Creative Developer” in the subject line.*Please Note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates via phone or email, but if you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted directly by us for that position.

About Us

With offices in Philadelphia and New York City, Bluecadet is a digital agency focusing primarily on work for mission-driven organizations, leading museums, and cultural institutions. We believe in technology’s power to tell stories that entertain, educated, and inspire people.