GDC 2012 details hiring opportunities at show

career-pav.jpgWith just a couple of days to go until Game Developers Conference 2012, show organizers have detailed some of the numerous companies hiring at the event’s robust Career Pavilion.

Developers from all over the industry will be recruiting new talent throughout the show, and the Career Pavilion gives GDC attendees the chance to interact with these companies face-to-face.

The final exhibitor list [PDF] includes traditional game developers, social companies, mobile studios, and much more. Regardless of their interests or discipline, attendees should have no problem finding a company that appeals to them.

The Career Pavilion is open to all GDC pass holders, and will take place Wednesday March 7 through Friday, March 9 in the West Hall of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Those interested in purchasing a pass can do so on-site starting March 4 (Student passes are only available on March 9).

Here are just a few of the notable companies recruiting at next week’s show:

Metal Gear Solid studio Kojima Productions has big plans for GDC, as the company hopes to expand beyond Japan and staff up for a brand-new office in Northern California. The company is hiring in nearly all disciplines, spanning artists, engineers, designers, and more.

– The social networking giant Facebook is looking to connect with the developers at GDC to help bolster its open platform and enhance its web and mobile services. Specifically, the company is looking for new engineers for mobile development and game partnerships.

Resistance studio Insomniac Games will exhibit at this year’s Career Pavilion to find new staff to fuel its multiplatform projects and an upcoming Facebook title. The developer is seeking programmers, animators, artists, and more.

– The Santa Monica-based Riot Games has seen great success with its action strategy game League of Legends, and the studio now aims to be “the most player-focused company in the world.” At GDC 2012, the studio hopes to fill positions positions for both engineers and producers.

– Major publisher Ubisoft operates a full 26 studios around the world, and the company is now offering a number of opportunities all over its numerous branches. Next week, Ubisoft hopes to hire new developers in for its offices in Singapore, Toronto, Montreal, and more.

– The Berlin-based social giant Wooga will attend GDC to help grow its numerous online games and services. It’s currently looking to hire a new product manager, game designer, iOS engineers, game artists, and more.

The above companies are just a small fraction of the exhibitors at this year’s Career Pavilion. For more information on open positions or to see the full recruiter lineup, download the show’s official recruitment brochure PDF, which will also be available in physical form on site.

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