About Employment at DigiPen

DigiPen is a dynamic and fulfilling work environment. As an expanding institution, we periodically hire new faculty and staff members. Positions currently available are described below.

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Front Desk Assistant

This is a full-time position (M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm), non-exempt
Compensation commensurate of experience.

About DigiPen:

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private college located in Redmond. See more information at www.digipen.edu.

Daily Tasks:

  • Greet and assist visitors, students, parents and employees
  • Maintain shuttle and visitor logs
  • Check in and announce guests
  • Process and track incoming/outgoing mail and parcels
  • Interoffice mail delivery
  • Maintain cleanliness standards for admin and lobby spaces
  • Coordinate ID badges and manage student lockers
  • Book rooms and resolve booking conflicts
  • Maintain form bins
  • Primary phone coverage
  • Misc. troubleshooting
  • Other duties as assigned

Weekly Tasks:

  • Check supplies and order/stock for admin and faculty areas
  • Post door schedules

As Needed:

  • Supervise student workers
  • Decline offers from solicitors
  • Help the Admissions department with mailings
  • National and international FedEx shipping
  • Coordinate courier services

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Secretarial experience in a school setting or office receptionist experience, preferred
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively and willingness to problem solve
  • Organized, accurate, detail oriented and excellent with multi-tasking
  • Proactive and cheerful personality is essential
  • Can lift up to 40lbs.
  • Ability to work office hours dependably
  • Intermediate skill in MS Word, Excel and Outlook required

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and at least one personal reference via email to asuka[at]digipen[dot]edu. Please put "Front Desk Assistant" in the subject line. Attn: Asuka Miyahara.


Financial Aid Administrator

DigiPen Institute of Technology was founded in 1988 and is a leading institution of higher education dedicated to educating bachelors and masters students in the fields of Computer Science and Real Time Interactive Simulation, Game Design, Computer Engineering, Engineering and Sound Design, and Digital Art and Animation.  The Main DigiPen campus is located in beautiful Redmond, WA, just 15 miles east of downtown Seattle and urban activities, yet still surrounded by parks, trails, lakes and mountains.  

Title: Financial Aid Administrator
Supervisor: Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Position Description
DigiPen’s Financial Aid Office is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to become part of an amazing financial aid team, who is committed to providing excellent financial aid services to DigiPen students, prospective students, and their families. The Financial Aid Administrator plays a central role in advising students and families in funding options for their education by evaluating their financial needs.  In addition, this candidate will be responsible for accurately awarding and maintaining current student financial packaging by document collection, follow-up, and processing files. This candidate is well-rounded and thrives in a fast paced atmosphere.

Primary Responsibilities
The Financial Aid Administrator will: 

  • Analyze and verify aid applications to ensure compliance with all state, federal and institutional regulations.
  • Review financial aid files for both selected and non-selected students to ensure all necessary documents are in place prior to disbursement of Title IV funds.
  • Package aid and create award letters.
  • Assist with monthly information sessions, open house and College 101 courses.
  • Assist in managing student loan programs including default prevention and maintaining electronic systems used in loan processing and loan reporting.
  • Work with the Director of Financial Aid with data entry and evaluations on Institutional Scholarships
  • Work with the Director of Financial Aid on monthly reconciliations.
  • Help to develop and conduct financial literacy workshops.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree with emphasis in Business, Accounting or related degree.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a high-volume, customer orientated financial aid office with extensive personal computer experience.
  • Must be punctual; be able to work with constant interruptions and pressure of deadlines, and willing to work evening and weekends when required.
  • Must enjoy working and be able to relate well to college students, faculty and staff.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team to reach goals.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills which transcend diverse audiences.
  • Working knowledge of the financial aid regulations associated with the Department of Education, accrediting bodies, and state and federal regulatory agencies required.
  • Knowledge of federal financial aid systems in PC computing environment (EDE, COD, NSLDS,  FAA Access)
  • Spreadsheet and word processing skills required.
  • Knowledge of Filemaker Pro and Quick books software.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend and execute new computer programs.
  • Knowledge of financial aid terminology and needs analysis.
  • Ability to thoroughly research and interpret government regulations.
  • Professional conduct committed to student focused service and ability to work in an environment demanding confidentiality is required.  

Compensation
This will be a full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.  DigiPen offers a competitive benefits package.    

To Apply:
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.  Consideration for the position will continue until filled.

Please submit all application materials to:

Trinity Huttner
Director of Financial Aid
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Email: thuttner[at]digipen.edu


Disability Support Services Coordinator

Part-time (20-hrs/week)

About DigiPen Institute of Technology:

DigiPen Institute of Technology, in Redmond, Washington, is seeking an enthusiastic and pro-active individual who is committed to student success to join the Student Affairs team as a part-time Disability Support Services Coordinator to work 20-hours per week.  DigiPen was founded in 1988 and is a leading institution of higher education dedicated to educating bachelors and masters students in the fields of game programming, production animation, computer engineering, game design, music and sound design. 

Reporting to the Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services, the DSS Coordinator is responsible for providing and coordinating services to students with disabilities. .  The DSS coordinator serves as the resource person at the Institute for students with disability; works with faculty, staff, community organizations and the general public to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Required:

  • Coordinates and provides services to students with disabilities and, if necessary, makes referrals to appropriate resources to help students attain their educational goals.
  • Maintains confidential files regarding students’ disabilities.
  • Works with faculty, staff and other offices to provide coordinated academic support services to all students in particular students with disabilities.
  • Provides regular one-on-one coaching sessions with students with disabilities to teach study skills as necessary.
  • Participates in orientation/early registration activities for new students.
  • Maintains and accurately documents required student records and manages student files for monitoring and referral purposes.
  • Assists students from all backgrounds, students with disabilities in particular, in making a smooth transition to the Institute.
  • Ensure that students’ needs are being met in accordance with federal regulations.
  • Assists prospective students and their parents and/or caregivers who have been referred by the Institute staff.
  • Plans and implements seminars/workshops to enhance student academic development.
  • Provide Academic Advising to DSS students
  • Review and interpret documentation associated with requests for accommodations.
  • Evaluate need and make recommendation for assistive technologies.
  • Manage use and implementation of assistive technologies across the campus<ins>.</ins>
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other:

  • Attends professional development activities and conferences related to student and academic development.
  • Teaches a section of one credit first-year student success course (Masters required)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.
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Organizational Relationships

The DSS Coordinator reports to the Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services.  This position interacts daily with students and staff and frequently with faculty, administrators and community professionals concerning needs of students with disabilities.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psychology, or a related area.  At least two years of experiences working with college students. 

  • Knowledge of adaptive technologies, universal design and other needs in the field of disability at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret medical, psychological and educational evaluations
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of federal laws relevant to work in this position, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Excellent organizational skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related area.
  • Experience working with students with autism spectrum disorders and students with learning disabilities. 
  • Demonstrated creativity, flexibility and proven interpersonal skills

Wages and Benefits

Wages are between $17 – $18.25 per hour based on experience.

To Apply:

Consideration for the position will continue until filled.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.

Expected start date is:  April 15, 2014

Please submit all application materials to:

Kay Widmer
Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services

DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu


Resident Director

DigiPen Housing LLC

Position Description:

Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to Director of Housing and Student Life

The basic function of the Resident Director is to support the Residence Life program, including paraprofessional staff selection and training, hall programming, occupancy (~200 residents), conflict mediation, maintenance, judicial affairs, off-campus housing, residential programming and to teach the First Year Experience course.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the health and safety of all residents and the daily operation of all residential apartments
  • Teach First Year Seminar
  • Directly supervise and evaluate residence life staff
  • Serve as first level of contact for all resident concerns
  • Live in an apartment assigned to you by DigiPen Housing LLC
  • Promote efforts to identify at-risk residents and enhance retention initiatives
  • Serve as Judicial Officer, enforce resident code of conduct and issue appropriate sanctions
  • Oversee Resident Assistant duty schedule to ensure active duty hours
  • Act as a liaison between residential apartments, main campus and municipalities
  • Abide by policies and procedures outlined in Resident Director handbook
  • Oversee annual update of all Residence Life forms, applications and procedures
  • Facilitate all openings and closings of residential apartments
  • Responsible for roommate matching and roommate conflict procedures
  • Communicate and conduct health and safety inspections
  • Report all incidents to Director of Housing and Student Life within 24 hours
  • Advertise spaces in residence as they become available to maintain full occupancy
  • Manage summer residence programs and summer housing
  • Serve on at least one campus wide committee
  • Active professional staff duty for 50% of each month and 50% of holidays
  • Assist Resident Assistants with programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Highly motivated to work with undergraduate first year students
  • Have at least one year of on-campus living experience
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology
  • Ability to identify and initiate projects that will enhance the quality of life for all DigiPen Housing LLC residents
  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with well-developed written and spoken communication skills
  • Current valid driver’s license and dependable transportation/personal vehicle
  • Superior organizational ability is essential
  • May need to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Successful completion of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) within 3 months of employment (DigiPen will pay or reimburse for the training)

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field highly desirable
  • One year of professional or paraprofessional residence life experience
  • One year of previous professional experience in a residence life or other student services office, with an emphasis on student conduct, activities, or advising 
  • Knowledge or interest in the fields of video game development, animation, or computer engineering

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Housing (Includes 1 bedroom apartment, utilities including, electricity, heat and water and internet)

To Apply:

Consideration for the position will continue until filled.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.  The cover letter must include what you believe to be the biggest challenges to building community in an apartment style residential program and how you would face those challenges.

Please submit all application materials to:

Marshall Traverse
Director of Housing and Student Life
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: mtraverse@digipen.edu


Full-time Computer Science Department Positions:

Assistant Professor and Lecturer

The computer science department at DigiPen Institute of Technology is accepting applications for two full-time positions starting August 2014: one at the level of assistant professor and another at the lecturer level. Applicants for the assistant professor level should have a Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field. Specializations in networking, databases, or distributed computing are desired. Lecturer level applicants should have an MS in computer science or closely related field; industry experience is desired.

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

  • Letter of formal application addressing how your experience and education qualifies you to the position.
  • Brief statement describing your teaching philosophy and style.
  • Resume of all educational and professional experience including a list of courses taught.
  • Copies of college and university diplomas and transcripts.
  • Three professional references with names, addresses, email address, and telephone numbers.

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval. DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed.

To be included in the pool for the anticipated opening, please submit all application materials via email to:

Dr. Dmitri Volper
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road Redmond WA 98052

Email: dvolper[at]digipen.edu


Computer Science Instructors

Fulltime faculty (2), teach digital analysis & design undergraduate and graduate courses, software engineering concepts, project cycle, including algorithm analysis, programming & advance scripting languages, multi-level computer architecture, simulation/interactive software systems & configurations, uncertainty functionality, UI, future data projections, interactive scheduling, handheld console & mobile game development & implementation for web-based functionality.

Min. of MSCS with demonstrated competence to include object-oriented and component-based architecture software developed for PC, Web, handheld consoles and mobile platforms; implementation of fuzzy logic, genetics, neural networks, space partitioning, and shaders derived through coursework or computer laboratory experience; computer programs and languages - C, C++, C#, Java, ActionScript 3.0, Visual Basic Script, Assembly, Calculus, Matrix Manipulation, Fuzzy Logic, Algorithms, Flash, HTML, DirectX and OpenGL; Shaders, Ray Tracing, Animation, Physics and Motion Simulation. Resumes to smeighan[at]digipen[dot]edu, ref. Code Teach, AEAC.

 


Engineering Professor

Redmond employer requires a professor and software systems developer to teach software design techniques, multi-level computer architecture, advanced 2D & 3D graphics, and advanced-level software engineering concepts, including multicast feedback control systems, multi-path routing, and wireless ad hoc networking, fuzzy logic, and artificial neural networks; also, conduct research, analyze, design, and develop simulation software systems and configurations, based upon proprietary software platforms, using a variety of software tools and programming languages; test, debug, and enhance systems.

Position requires a M.S. degree and a minimum of one year post-graduate work experience engaged in software design and development involving multi-level computer architecture, multicast feedback control systems, multi-path routing, and wireless ad hoc networking, and fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, and software tools, including MS Visual C++, C#, and OpenGL. Send resumes to smeighan[at]digipen[dot]edu, ref. “Teach.”


Lecturer, Department of Game Software Design and Production (Singapore)

Description: Lecturer in the Department of Game Software Design and Production, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. We expect to make an appointment at Lecturer level, although more senior candidates will also be considered.

Location: Singapore campus

Starting Date: April or August 2012

Qualifications: Bachelor or higher degree. Disciplines like Art, Science or Engineering involving interactions between computer science and interactive digital entertainment are preferred.

Previous industry experience in game and/or level design is required.

The ideal candidate would be a game designer with enough technical knowledge to teach a broad range of subjects related to game development. For example, knowledge of different 3D modeling tools, game engines (UDK or Unity3d) and/or scripting languages like ActionScript or JavaScript is a plus.

A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is expected.

Responsibilities: Teaching a combination of game design related courses within the undergraduate Game Design programs according to the candidate’s own interests and the School needs.

Other responsibilities include academic advising, undergraduate research advising, curriculum development, institutional service and appropriate scholarly activity. 

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For a complete application, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcript of highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission is required with documents in either Word or PDF format attached to an email sent: singapore-jobs@digipen.edu
with subject line "Lecturer, Department of Game Software Design and Production".

DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, or age.


Software Engineer

DigiPen Institute of Technology seeks a teacher/software developer to:

  • research, analyze, design, and develop simulation software systems and configurations based upon proprietary software platforms according to project requirements using a variety of software tools and programming languages;
  • test, debug, and enhance systems;
  • teach software design techniques, multi-level computer architecture, and advanced level software engineering concepts, including multicast feedback control systems, multi-path routing, wireless ad hoc networking, and fuzzy logic.

Position requires a minimum of a MS in Computer Science, one year of software development experience, and knowledge of Microsoft Visual C++, C#, DirectX, OpenGL, and assembly. Send resumes to smeighan[at]digipen[dot]edu referencing "Teach."


Faculty Positions, DigiPen Singapore

Description: Full-time Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. We expect to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, although more senior candidates will also be considered.

Location: Singapore campus

Starting Date: Immediate

Qualifications: Ph.D. (or near completion) or a Masters in Computer Science or a closely related field with research and teaching interests involving interactions between computer science and interactive digital entertainment. Subjects of interest include computer graphics, real-time interactive simulation, aspects of computer networking in online computer gaming, artificial intelligence, game software design and development, serious gaming, mobile graphics. Relevant industry experience is desirable. A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is expected.

Responsibilities:  While teaching some combination of the above subjects as determined by the selected candidate's unique synthesis of interests, he/she is also expected to teach introductory computer science courses as required. Other responsibilities include academic advising, undergraduate research advising, curriculum development, institutional service and appropriate scholarly activity. 

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For a complete application, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, transcript of highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission is required with documents in either Word or PDF format attached to an email sent to singapore-jobs[at]digipen[dot]edu with subject line "Full-time Assistant Professor of Computer Science". DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, or age.

The Institution: DigiPen Institute of Technology, a long-standing pioneer and global leader in the field of digital entertainment higher education, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in game development, computer engineering, game design and production animation. DigiPen, which has its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA, has opened a branch campus in Singapore in 2008. The Singapore campus was established at the invitation of the Singapore government as part of the country's initiative to build the island into an education hub with the vision of turning it into a "Global Schoolhouse". DigiPen's presence will also contribute to the Singapore government's vision of turning the island into a "Global Digital Studio." 

The Programs: By combining a comprehensive curriculum, world-class faculty, and practical production experience, DigiPen Singapore provides an innovative and rigorous educational experience in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Game Design

Each one of DigiPen's degrees is a rigorous program of highly academic courses and team-based projects that provide the crucial breadth and depth of knowledge required to succeed in the industry. Since 2001, DigiPen has received twenty five student game awards at the Independent Games Festival and it is the only school that has had student games placed in the professional category.


Technology Academy Video Game Programming Instructor

Description:

DigiPen Institute of Technology is hiring a few full time Technology Academy Instructor to teach Video Game Programming to high school students in western Washington. The instructor will act as a DigiPen liaison at the regional skill center and teach the video game programming curriculum uniquely designed by DigiPen.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching high school juniors and seniors the fundamental and requisites required to enter a technology degree program at the collegiate level.
  • Communicating with parents and school administrators about student progress in DigiPen’s Technology Academy program.
  • Representing DigiPen at local school district events.
  • Recruiting students for local school DigiPen programs.
  • Continuing to grow and develop as a teacher.

Qualifications:

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Intermediate or better programming knowledge
  • 3+ years of technical industry experience
  • A dynamic personality driven by a passion for learning and education
  • A service-oriented attitude

Preferred Skills/Attributes:

  • Teaching and training experience
  • Degree in computer science or similar
  • Industry experience in programming or video game creation
  • Mathematics up to linear algebra
  • 3D animation skills.
  • Design experience

Location: Western WA
Application Due: Open until filled
Salary: Normal starting salaries are $45,000-$50,000

Application Process:

DigiPen Institute of Technology does not discriminate in its educational and/or employment policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, or age. All who meet the qualifications listed above are encouraged to apply.

We will review your application once the following has been submitted to mculbert[at]digipen[dot]edu:

  • Cover letter telling us how and why you meet or exceed our qualifications listed above
  • Updated Resume


Faculty Positions, DigiPen Bilbao

About DigiPen Bilbao

DigiPen Institute of Technology, a long-standing pioneer and global leader in the field of digital entertainment higher education, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in game development, computer engineering, game design, and digital art and animation. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, DigiPen is opening a branch campus in Bilbao, Spain, in 2011.

By combining a comprehensive curriculum, world-class faculty, and practical production experience, DigiPen Bilbao will provide an innovative and rigorous educational experience in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

Both of DigiPen's degrees are rigorous programs of highly academic courses and team-based projects that provide the crucial breadth and depth of knowledge required to succeed in the digital entertainment industry.

Description

DigiPen Bilbao is reviewing applications for both full-time and part-time positions in our Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, General Education (English, History), Art, Animation, and Computer Graphics departments. We expect to make appointments at the Assistant Professor level, although more junior or senior candidates will also be considered. Candidates should currently hold valid visas/permits to work in Spain. Candidates must be fluent in English because all classes will be conducted in this language.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. To apply, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, transcript of highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation to iotalora[at]digipen[dot]edu with “Faculty Resume” as the subject. Documents must be in either Word or PDF format. DigiPen will be conducting in-person interviews in Bilbao on July 12 and 13, 2011. You may reach Ignacio Otalora at (94) 4706400 or iotalora[at]digipen[dot]edu.