Kimberly Shannon

kimberly.l.shannon@gmail.com
650-823-3553    

Objective

A programming position in the video game industry where I can contribute to development through my multidisciplinary background in programming, game design and art. 

Technical Skills

Languages

C++, C#, Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Lua

Tools

Unity3D, SVN, Plastic SCM, Visual Studio, JIRA, Photoshop, Maya

Experience

Developer at Cignition, Inc                                                                                                                                     September 2014 – Present

Project current in closed pilot program, please inquire for more details.

  • Took primary ownership of prototyping and refining gameplay systems through release for three games using Unity3D
  • Designed and implemented UI and visual effects tools for use across titles
  • Wrote Python scripts to save, load, and analyze user data from the server
  • Created user analytics visualizations with D3.js
  • Assisted design team in defining new features and scheduling their development
  • Proctored live demos and created tasks based on user feedback
  • Maintained game website front-end and content

Software Development Intern at Trickplay Inc.                                                                                                     June 2012 – August 2012

  • Developed applications using Trickplay’s SDK for their TV platform
  • Applied Scrum, Git, Fogbugz and other tools to aid group productivity
  • Collaborated with a designer to ensure applications create a clean user experience

Education

M.S. in Games and Playable Media                                                                                                                                         Graduated 2014
University of California, Santa Cruz

B.S. in Computer Science: Game Design                                                                                                                                Graduated 2013
University of California, Santa Cruz 

Interests/Hobbies

STEM education outreach, food science, illustration, fishkeeping, 

References

Available on request.