Help Wanted: TI Looks at Gamespace
Texas Instruments is looking to hire two positions into what sounds like an effort to get more TI product into games on both the harware and software levels. TI recruiter Brent Rogers tells me the company is looking for one “3D software design engineer” (an entry-level position) and one “gaming professional,” who would presumably help with contacts at game companies.
Virtual world builders take note: Rogers says the design engineer could be a new grad with less than a year of experience. Experience in 3D, 2D and OpenGL are sought. TI would ideally like a Spanish speaker, but it’s not a requirement.
The gaming professional is described as “a whole new opening for TI.” (And I don’t think they mean professional gamer. Sorry, Fatal1ty.) Application engineers, sales professionals or marketing professionals with a background in gaming are being considered. Extra points for experience in mobile gaming for phones.
Contact Rogers at b-rogers AT ti.com if you qualify for either position.
I’m not familiar with TI’s current penetration in gaming, but they apparently want to step it up, whatever it is. Hopefully we’ll be able to bring you more details here soon. To my eye, though, the best thing that could come of this would be for TI to convince a game company to incorporate one of its iconic programmable calculators into its game assets as part of play. I think the one my dad gave me so many years ago (now sadly lost) was a TI-57 (pictured at right) or maybe a slightly later model. Do these things still have the geek mystique they did in the 70s? I hope so.