Work at Mad Catz:
Mad Catz is committed to creativity, industry-leading innovation and design excellence. Think you have what it takes to be a part of this team? We may have an opening for you. Click on the job titles below for more information. Interested in working at Mad Catz? Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad Catz prefers to receive applications directly and very rarely hires candidates through agencies. If you are a recruiter or agency representative, please do not send unsolicited resumes and do not attempt to contact a hiring manager or any other employee directly. Any attempt to speak with managers and employees about recruiting services for our positions will greatly decrease the chance of future assignments for the recruiter, their agency, and possibly any candidates they have presented. Mad Catz will not pay any fees for candidates hired through unsolicited resumes. To be considered as a recruiting resource, please contact us at email@example.com.
Mac Developer in Magor (South Wales)
Mad Catz Inc is a worldwide leader of innovative peripherals in the interactive entertainment industry. The company is focused on continued growth within PC Gaming, Console and Video Game Accessories as well as Audio products. The company boasts lots of exciting growth opportunities with its strong brand portfolio including Mad Catz, Saitek, and Tritton as well as its significant licensing business with other leading brands.
We are looking for an experienced Mac Developer to join our team and play a crucial role in delivering successful products. Based in our Research and Development Offices in Magor (South Wales) you will be responsible for developing Mac OS drivers and User Iinterfaces, software plugins and development test tools for our cutting edge consumer products.
- To design cost effective consumer products that meet our exacting technical and quality requirements.
- To be an active and effective member of a multi-disciplinary team, developing high and low level software, including a hands-on role in system specification and design, testing, and release.
- To ensure the timely delivery of fully documented working prototypes, assist in the development and support of system SDK’s, etc. as required, which satisfy the technical and marketing specifications.
- To provide full documentation of all software and control of software releases.
- To assist in the design and development of software and game plugin code to support Mad Catz products running on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and Gaming Consoles.
- To ensure close liaison with the Software, Firmware, Electronics and Mechanical teams
- Technical investigation and promotion of product concepts utilising new technologies particularly those that will/may reduce cost or improve quality in current products
- Initial development of prototype systems
- Ensure high design quality and maintainability through good practice, peer review, clear documentation, testing and thorough verification
- Integration with Software/Electrical/Electronic/Firmware systems.
- Develop and test product development and testing software tools.
- Monitor and effectively communicate project status, business issues and any significant developments to senior management team
- Manage consultants, technical contacts and mentor software team in Asia
- Monitoring, support and compliance with internal/external hardware and software standards
- Strive to ensure that designs are reliable and will perform consistently across a range of operating environments.
- Overseas travel occasionally required. Mainly USA and Far East (eg China, Hong Kong, Taiwan).
- Proactive and highly self-motivated to get things done
- Highly organised, ability to meet deadlines in fast paced environment.
- Good attention to detail and quality conscious
Qualifications (Relevant education, experience, and knowledge, skills, and abilities)
- Good Software/Computing/Microsystems degree or equivalent
- 5+ years experience ideally working on consumer related technologies
- Experience of working in small multi-disciplined teams.
- Knowledge and experience of the complete software life cycle
- Real time system design & implementation
- Objective C and HTML required. C#, .NET experience useful.
- Mac OS programming skills essential. Unix/Linux, Windows SDK and Windows programming experience beneficial.
- No language/OS/hardware prejudices and experience of repositories
- Experience of short product life cycles
- Detailed technical investigation & promotion of Product Concepts utilizing new technologies
- Methodical, detailed and structured with a strong process driven approach
- Adaptable and resilient with a positive attitude towards change
- Self-motivated and works well under pressure without supervision, constantly seeking to learn more and contribute in a rapidly changing environment.
- Experience of dealing with Far Eastern manufacturing an advantage
- Knowledge and passion for video gaming a big plus
- Willing and able to travel overseas, mainly Asia and USA.
We can offer a competitive package determined on experience and qualifications. If you possess the professional talent, think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to jobs_EMEA@madcatz.com. Please include the job title in the email subject field.