Jobs at Formula D interactive

1. Creative Digital Production Manager/Producer
2. Internships:
a. Product Designer
b. Interaction Designer
c. User Interface Designer(UI)/Graphic Designer
d. Multimedia and Web Design
3. Software engineer
4. Interaction designer
5. Copy writer

Company description:

Formula D interactive is a specialized design consultancy focusing on the design and production of interactive learning tools for corporate, school, science centre, and museum environments deploying cutting edge media technology. Our applications include interactive online or intranet courses, e-learning applications, induction programs, product tutorials, and interactive educational games. Our innovative multimedia productions are designed for the World Wide Web, cell phone as well as for touch screens, interactive tables, interactive floors and giant touch screen walls. For corporate expos, public and commercial spaces, museums and science centres we design exhibits that explain the most complex products and procedures in simple terms engaging the audience in hands-on learning experiences through physical (tangible) interaction.
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1. Creative Digital Production Manager/Producer


As Creative Digital Production Manager at Formula D you'll be crossing over into the realm of a number of other job titles in your day to day work, including:

Project Manager (naturally): You will certainly spend plenty of time tracking budgets and schedules, managing scope, creating project plans, calling out risk and managing a development and production team to successful project completion. Given the scope and variety of our projects you'll need to master the delicate balance of too much process and not enough process. We're all about flexibility and we customize our process to fit the needs of any given project.

Digital Producer: You will be working in projects as much as on them. You, ideally, are qualified and have experience in graphic design, UX design, interaction design or copy writing and will apply that skill inside projects.

Account/Client Manager: You are the front lines for client contact. Your job is to keep them all happy, even in the face of delivering bad news. You have to know how to steer projects while always keeping the client's needs in mind. You'll need to be strategic about when you can handle issues cropping up, and when it's time to escalate before it's too late.

Quality Specialist: The development team can test and test again, but you're the person who owns the client's vision for the end deliverable. Is it up to quality standards? Does it look good? Has thought been given to the client's ease of use when entering content? Are all edge cases covered or knowingly not in scope? With the Creative Director you're the person who makes the last call on when an app or exhibit is ready for client demos and client review.

Skills required:
• Excellent organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills Skills Advantageous:
• Copy writing
• Content management
• UX design
• Graphic design
• Interaction design
• Project management software
• Human resource planning tools/software

Personal Attributes/Key traits for success as a PM:
Memory:
Are you that person who is scary good at trivia or memory association games?
Capacity:
Do you keep a cool head and make a plan when everyone else is running around freaking out?
Willpower:
Are you someone that keeps their eyes on the prize and fights until you get there, repeatedly picking yourself up and dusting off along the way?
Focus:
Can you start a lengthy email to a client, get interrupted by a developer looking for a 10 minute meeting to discuss a task, and then walk back to your computer and continue on with your email's previous train of thought without re-reading what you wrote to begin with?
Attention to detail:
If you have this attribute then reply to this ad with the statement that you pay attention to detail.
Prioritization:
Do you wrap up your work day at a reasonable time confident that everything that needs to be done IS done?
Intrinsic Motivation:
Do you feel excited or drained by the sometimes frenetic energy projects tend to generate?
Learning:
Are you a fast learner who is engaged by learning technology and process?
Emotional Intelligence:
Are you able to identify emotional reactions in others, but also maintain the ability to step back and find a drama-free solution?
Confidence:
Are you an assertive, positive communicator who inspires optimism in your team's ability to succeed during dark times?
Just Enough Risk:
Do you trust your gut when making decisions, and when you do trust it, do you usually end up being right? Are you the person that others come to with a complex project or process problem needing a solution?

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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2a. Product Design Internship

Formula D interactive is looking for a talented and highly motivated professional studying one or various specialisations in the field of Product Design.

Remuneration:
R 1500/per month (negotiable if applicants skills are at advanced level)
(NB: Does not apply for international applicants. By law we cannot remunerate international interns.)

Job Description:
• This position is requesting full-time hours (40 hours per week) for a minimum of 3 months
• Involvement in development of interactive exhibits and products
• Involvement in CAD modelling (SolidWorks)
• Involvement in prototyping
• Involvement in procurement, component research and manufacturing

Required:
• Interest and passion for industrial/productdesign
• Computer literate
• Portfolio presentation
• CV and motivational letter
• General knowledge of design process and tools

Experience With One Or More Of The Following Software Tools:
• Flash
• SolidWorks
• Sketch up
• 3D Studio Max
• Dreamweaver
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• After Effects
• Premiere

The Locations And Lengths Of The Internship:
• Our company is located in St John's Street, Gardens, Cape Town
• Minimum of 3 months engagement required.

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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2b. Interaction Design Internship

Formula D interactive is looking for a talented and highly motivated professional studying various specialisations in the field of Interaction Design

Remuneration:
R 1500/per month (negotiable if applicants skills are at advanced level)
(NB: Does not apply for international applicants. By law we cannot remunerate international interns.)

Job Description:
• This position is requesting full-time hours (40 hours per week) for a minimum of 3 months
• Involvement in development of interaction design concepts
• Involvement in user testing and evaluation
• Develop interactive prototypes

Required:
• Sound knowledge of English language
• Conceptual Strength
• Structured Work
• Attention to detail
• Interest and passion for interaction design
• Computer literate
• Portfolio presentation
• CV and motivational letter
• General knowledge of design process and tools

Experience With One Or More Of The Following Software Tools:
• Flash
• Unity 3D
• Java/C-/C++
• Dreamweaver
• SolidWorks
• Sketch up
• 3D Studio Max
• Photoshop
• Illustrator

The Locations And Lengths Of The Internship:
• Our company is located in St John's Street, Gardens, Cape Town
• Minimum of 3 months engagement required.

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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2c. User Interface Design(UI)/Graphic Design Internship

Formula D interactive is looking for a talented and highly motivated professional studying various specialisations in the field of User Interface Design, Graphic or Communication Design.

Remuneration:
R 1500/per month (negotiable if applicants skills are at advanced level)
(NB: Does not apply for international applicants. By law we cannot remunerate international interns.)

Job Description:
• This position is requesting full-time hours (40 hours per week) for a minimum of 3 months
• Design of Graphical User Interfaces for touch screens and mobile apps
• Working closely with interaction designers and programmers
• Create basic interactive prototypes

Required:
• Sound knowledge of English language
• Attention to detail
• Interest and passion for User interface design
• Computer literate
• Portfolio presentation
• CV and motivational letter
• General knowledge of design processes and tools

Experience With One Or More Of The Following Software Tools:
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• After Effects
• Premiere
• Flash
• Unity 3D
• Dreamweaver

The Locations And Lengths Of The Internship:
• Our company is located in St John's Street, Gardens, Cape Town
• Minimum of 3 months engagement required.

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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2d. Multimedia and Web Design Internship

Formula D interactive is looking for a talented and highly motivated individual with experience or studying towards a certification in Multimedia Design and Web Design.

Get invaluable experience working with an experienced team of interaction designers and programmers while using your multimedia design and web design knowledge to create beautiful applications and responsive websites.

Required:
• Interest and passion for multimedia design
• Interest and passion for web design
• Experience working with responsive web design
• Code experience in: PHP, HTML, CSS and Java

Experience With One Or More Of The Following Software Tools:
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• After Effects
• Premiere
• Dreamweaver

Other details:
This is a paid internship negotiable if applicant’s skills are at advanced level. NB: This does not apply for international applicants as by law we cannot remunerate international interns.

This position involves full-time hours (40 hours per week) for a minimum of 3 months at our offices in Cape Town, South Africa.

If this sounds like you, send us your portfolio of work, motivational cover letter and CV and we’ll be in touch!

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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3. Software Engineer

Job description:
Manage the full lifecycle software development and maintenance process as part of a young and dynamic team of dedicated professionals. Will be responsible for the design and implementation of a variety of software solutions. You might be involved in the design and testing of anything from computers games and business applications, to operating systems and advanced software for the control of highly technical hardware and equipment. Once the system had been fully designed you will then test, debug, and maintain the systems.

Desired skills and experience:
• C++ Developer
• Experience with Open CV/OpenFramework

Advantages:
• Objective C
• Java Script
• AS3

Required work:
• Full lifecycle application development
• Designing, coding and debugging applications in various software languages.
• Software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis
• Object-oriented Design and Analysis (OOA and OOD)
• Software modelling and simulation
• Front end graphical user interface design
• Software testing and quality assurance
• Performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability, automation.
• Support, maintain and document software functionality
• Integrate software with existing systems
• Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation
• Project Planning and Project Management>
• Maintain standards compliance

Additional information:
Type: Contract
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Design
Industries: Design
Compensation: Negotiable

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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4. Interaction Designer

Interaction Design (IxD) is crucial when designing and planning user friendly interactive products. Interaction designers will drive the user research, and subsequently conceptualise and prototype the interaction models between users and software applications or other electronic products. The successful applicant will be conceptually strong, has great observational skills and an analytic mind. She or he needs to have a deep understanding of interactive design and communication design. The interaction designer is not required to code or design the graphics of a product, however, essential skills in these domains are very helpful. The Interaction Designer needs to be able to operate standard design tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite to create Wireframe diagrams, graphical mock-ups and simple interactive models. The successful applicant will work closely with GUI designers and programmers with the crucial role to specify the interface requirements and test the design iterations. The successful applicant is an energetic, “self-starter” individual who is eager to learn. The applicant must be able to work under pressure, stick to deadlines and work well with the rest of our team.

Required experience:
• Minimum 3 years of work experience in software design and planning or interaction design
• Experience to mobile development
• Experience with user research processes

Required skills:
• Conceptual strength
• Structured work
• Attention to detail
• Adobe creative suite
• Prototyping tools (e.g. Azur)

Beneficial skills:
• UI design
• Unity 3D
• Mobile development (Objective C, Java)
• Graphic design skills

Qualifications:
• Degree in interaction design or multimedia design
• Portfolio
• Letter of motivation

Permanent position with a negotiable salary package

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za
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5. Copy writer

Formula D is looking for an experienced copywriter to complement our in-house creative team. You will be responsible for all text content of our productions, which range from museum exhibitions to digital games. As part of the creative team your expertise is required to define interpretive strategy and language of a product. You will therefore be involved in the design process from the start, for example, when interpreting the client brief. Your work will involve writing content for touch screen applications, storyboards, film scripts, animation and game scripts. In bigger projects your role will be to brief and coordinate freelance writers. You will also be editing company presentations, website, Twitter, blog and press releases. The successful applicant is an energetic, “self-starter” individual who is eager to learn. The applicant must be able to work under pressure, stick to deadlines and work well with the rest of our team.

Desired skills and experience:
• Minimum of 3 year writing experience
• Education in the field of PR, copywriting or journalism
• Experience in the creative industry, e.g. film scripts, advertising, design
• Strong conceptual and strategic thinking
• In full control of English language
• Exceptional communication skills
• Experienced with digital publishing

Beneficial skills:
• Design skills
• Experienced in working with museums
• Teaching or instructional design experience

Permanent position with a negotiable salary package

Please send your application to jobs@formula-d.co.za