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Will you be attending GDC in Cologne, Germany? That may be your chance to join the GOG.com Team!

GDC Europe is starting on Monday, August 19, and we'd like you to know that GOG.com will be there. You can find us at Booth 147--make sure to drop by and say "hi!". Or maybe you'll be one of those people who actually get to stick around much, much longer? We've recently posted a variety of job offers. In particular, we're looking to fulfill a variety of developer positions at our Warsaw, Poland office:

Senior Web Developer, PHP
Senior Web Designer
Web Graphic Designer
Lead Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer, Desktop
Senior Software Engineer, Online

Are you any one of these, perchance? Then come, and join our DRM-free revolution! We offer a competitive salary, great working atmosphere, extensive health and sport activity packages, and help in relocating to the amazing city of Warsaw. You can visit our booth at any time during the event, or--if you're serious about landing one of these positions--you can even schedule a meeting with our charming HR specialist at work@gog.com.

That's not all of GOG.com-related attractions at GDC. Our Head of Marketing & PR Trevor Longino (also known as The Enigmatic T, the Voice of This Week on GOG, The Beheaded Man in The Hat, The Scourge of Carpathia, the--oh, you know who we mean) is also speaking at GDC in a session titled, PR Quest! The Adventure to Make Your Game a Success the GOG.com Way! at 14:30 (local time) on Monday, 19 August in Congress Saal 3. Join him, if you want to learn a bit more about GOG.com and our extravagant ways.

We hope to see you in Cologne!
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tfishell: Or TET can bedazzle them during his speech.
And if that fails, there's always Video Ninja with his katana...
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G-Doc: Just to avoid speculation: we did hire some people recently, now we need more :-)
For the sake of avoiding speculation, do these job listings have anything to do with GOG supporting games on Linux in the near future?
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G-Doc: ... Just to avoid speculation: we did hire some people recently, now we need more :-)
Maybe the ones you hired turned out so not capable than you expected. ;)

No, it's really good to see you hiring. Keep on doing it. Out of curiosity: Do you get many people from outside of Poland to sign?
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G-Doc: Just to avoid speculation: we did hire some people recently, now we need more :-)
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Future_Suture: For the sake of avoiding speculation, do these job listings have anything to do with GOG supporting games on Linux in the near future?
I second that. Is GOG hiring developers to offer Linux games?

And a second question, will your presentation be recorded anywhere to be put on-line? I'd be very interested to watch it.
Post edited August 15, 2013 by shmerl
Where is job offer for "Someone who will fix "Top sellers" list"? ;)
Glad to see a company that ACTUALLY(Unlike a certain company that only pretends to care) cares about DRM free gaming thriving and expanding. Keep up the good work.

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The-Business: The Linux requirement could mean everything: [...] streaming of Games to the desktop, Linux servers...
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Maighstir: Both are unlikely, streaming goes quite heavily against their no-DRM stance, and developing server applications makes little use for "Experience in developing rich desktop applications heavily oriented on excellent UX."
Obviously they want the server software their staff has to deal with to have an excellent UX because they care about their staff.

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The-Business: (...) Will you learn Polish in the next 2 years?
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Chamb: We do not require our employees to speak Polish. In fact we have number of people in our office that do not speak Polish at all. :)
I am curious though, do you encouarge and/or help yout staff to learn it?

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de_Monteynard: Social Sciences. More precisely, the EU from a politics/polity side of things (with a dash of policies mixed in-between). Don't get me wrong, a very interesting field, regardless of all the current talk about it and I enjoy my work on it very much.

However, GOG for me represents the type of company that many should aspire to and its work is for a computer enthusiast like myself the hot-spring from which greater things will arise.
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Thiev: And you think that's a problem? I have BA in European Studies (which is almost exactly the same what you described) and yet I work here. In tech department, even :P
As someone with an MA In Poltical Communication I would LOVE to hear your story.
Post edited August 15, 2013 by Kristian
Too bad I missed the chance for a QA positon. Oh well, good luck to everybody! Definitely look forward to the graphic designer's game card headers. :)
More web designers sound great. I hope this will lead to a proper rebuild of the gamecards in the name of good (and thoughtful) function/design. Since the latest change they have become somehow non-intuitive and difficult to read and look at.
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GOG.com: Then come, and join our DRM-free revolution!
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timppu: Woohoo! :)

Here is a video of GOG headhunting for talents:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ_KtvVvolY&t=195
This is what happens when you say "no" to a GOG human resources staff :P
Demavend should have known before coming to the meeting!


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GOG.com: GDC Europe is starting on Monday, August 19, and we'd like you to know that GOG.com will be there. You can find us at Booth 147
Could have been an interesting experience if you'd have had a booth just next to Valve's ;) Doe eyes and all :P
Post edited August 16, 2013 by Agent_Tau
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Future_Suture: For the sake of avoiding speculation, do these job listings have anything to do with GOG supporting games on Linux in the near future?
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shmerl: I second that. Is GOG hiring developers to offer Linux games?
I'd like to know too, but I have the feeling they won't tell anything until D-Day.
Well, asking at least shows them we're still actively waiting :)
Well, if they don't tell, how would they expect people to take jobs? At least they should say about their roadmap, so people would be interested.
Doh, I knew I should have kept up my programming skills or picked Computer Science as my major. If you ever need someone with a useless BA in International Affairs & Asian Studies, please let me know.

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IAmSinistar: I can perform about half those jobs, as they are not far removed from my current work as a software developer. This in spite of the fact that I went to college for Biology (with a minor in Cinematography). ]
If you don't mind me asking, how did you manage that? Every job listing I see involving software development requires a degree in that field.
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CrowTRobo: If you don't mind me asking, how did you manage that? Every job listing I see involving software development requires a degree in that field.
Mostly because I started as a computer hobbyist long before computers were common household items. So when I went to interview for jobs, companies would see I had computer experience (back when that was rare) and hire me for that, instead of for my science education. Fast forward over three decades to now and you can imagine how much computer experience I've accumulated in that time. I can program in a dozen machine languages fluently, perform network and database administration, run encryption, parse and translate countless data formats, build three-dimensional models algorithmically, and more. And this is on top of the accumulated lore that comes with working with the silicon beasts since they were powered by Motorola 68K brains.

Jobs nowadays often ask for a degree because the field is glutted with IT folks. But I've never had a problem with my experience carrying me through the door, even without formal training. I've written software for the FDA, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and am now working at an international non-profit, with my current project funded by NASA. My work history and my portfolio enable me to stand out from a bunch of fresh-faced graduates with their more narrowly focused areas of expertise. Because I've always believed the most appealing form of intellect combines depth with breadth.

EDIT: Ambiguous pronoun correction. :)
Post edited August 16, 2013 by IAmSinistar
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IAmSinistar: Mostly because I started as a computer hobbyist long before computers were common household items.
Ahhh, that makes sense. I just assumed you were younger - no offense :) I'm unusual in that I didn't get my bachelors degree until I was 31. So I'm about 10 years behind my peers.
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CrowTRobo: Ahhh, that makes sense. I just assumed you were younger - no offense :) I'm unusual in that I didn't get my bachelors degree until I was 31. So I'm about 10 years behind my peers.
Nae worries, my lack of maturity throws many a person off. ;) And congratulations on getting your papers, at whatever age. By the way, great choice of username and avatar, I'm an inveterate Mistie.