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How to Get Hired
We asked Insomniac Games, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
While knowledge, skills and education play a role in each discipline, cultural fit is an even bigger part of the equation. At Insomniac we are all about making unforgettable experiences and we want to attract contributors, communicators, and creative problem solvers. We believe that great ideas can come from anyone and we seek out individuals that aren't afraid to share their opinion but also know that every idea they have won't make it into the game. Insomniac is a culture that focuses on transparency, honesty, being a force for good in our industry all with the objective of becoming the best developer. If you are an innovator, passionate about your craft, a lover of games or entertainment through storytelling and don't have a crazy ego, we think you'd make a fantastic fit!
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
With so much information available to prospective employees, we want to know that you did your homework on our company. What was your favorite game or game moment and why? How has our product stood out or charted your course toward game development? Do you have a passion for the types of games we make and can you demonstrate that in your work? If you're a recent grad, we love to see internships and student projects that reflect your experience tackling something on your own or show creative thinking. If you've worked in the industry for a while, outside passion projects can demonstrate you go above and beyond to stay connected. Do you mentor or teach? Do you write code and share it freely with the world? Any of these "extras" show us a bit more than just your resume.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Programmers, Artists and Designers are all in high demand but programmers are the most elusive of the bunch. In the past 18 months we have expanded our searches to highlight our company as a place of inclusion to attract a more diverse workforce. A large focus is attracting more women to Insomniac Games and game development in general. We've started posting on sites like Mogul, Tech Ladies and will be attending Grace Hopper (Anita Borg Institute) this fall. However, women are not the only group under represented and we are actively seeking greater diversity across all areas of the company.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Check out our website http://www.insomniacgames.com, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. We have several blogs, a community dedicated to each of our games and a develpment team that continually contributes to our R&D site where we share ideas and code. We've even hosted a Core Dump event and have plans to do so again in the future. Have a specific questions? You can always direct it to our video blog, Moonlighting or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.