Hiring Kit: Game Developer
Recruiting a skillset that combines high-level programming skills with the advanced ability to turn abstract artistic concepts into code will require a comprehensive hiring process.
This hiring kit from TechRepublic Premium provides an adjustable framework that your business can use to find the right person for the job.
From the hiring kit:
For all intents and purposes, the game developer employs the same set of skills as software developers, which includes programming software that meets the expressed vision and plan of the development team. However, game developers must also be able to understand and interpret the visual, spatial and auditory virtual space of a game universe and then programmatically code those aspects using the tools provided.
According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for a game developer in the United States ranges from about $50,000 per year to around $180,000 per year. The average salary is approximately $115,000 per year.
DETERMINING FACTORS, DESIRABLE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SKILLSETS
While the final product after a full development cycle may be entertainment, the overall process of creating a game is like any other application development project. The software development life cycle of requirement analysis, planning, software design, software development, testing and deployment still applies. Therefore, the best game developers will have extraordinary programming and coding skills.
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