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Why this matters:

Although it’s beneficial for Unity developers to be familiar and flexible with many coding languages, they should also be able to identify which ones are best for regular use — especially when programming code for video games and other 3D projects. It’s crucial that candidates know how to navigate Unity with object-oriented scripting languages.

What to listen for:

  • Deep understanding of and proficiency in C# and JavaScript languages
  • An ability to explain why C# is compatible with Unity software
  • A willingness to learn C++ for additional plug-ins that may be needed for further development

Why this matters:

Unity developers must be able to provide multiple reasons as to why Unity software is so commonly used and favored, especially for 3D projects. A candidate’s explanation should adequately cover the software’s versatility and simplicity — it provides developers with the tools necessary to create quick, efficient, and adaptable animation.

What to listen for:

  • A descriptive explanation of Unity software’s capabilities and functions
  • An ability to sufficiently navigate Unity software on various platforms
  • An understanding of Unity features that further streamline development 

Why this matters:

A successfully launched project shouldn’t be completely in the rearview mirror. In order to ensure that users can fully enjoy a completed product and its features, a good Unity developer candidate should be able to revisit, reassess, and refine their code to help smooth out potential bugs or glitches that prevent maximal performance.

What to listen for:

  • An understanding of why game performance is essential for a positive user experience
  • An ability to analyze how a game performs in real time to identify potential issues
  • An ability to provide effective solutions directly through the Unity software

Why this matters:

No matter how much time and effort are put into a project, errors may still happen. When they do, it’s important that Unity developers know how to approach unexpected issues and work with their team members to assess potential growth areas — as well as steps they can take to help ensure improved product performance in the future.

What to listen for:

  • An ability to reflect on possible mistakes with humility and open-mindedness
  • An explanation of current market trends and how they can determine new strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in showing adaptability after unideal outcomes

Why this matters:

Even under the pressure of tight deadlines, Unity developers can find innovative and efficient solutions by collaborating with their team members. Qualified candidates must know how to engage with employees who aren’t in their department, as they’ll have to collaborate and communicate with designers, marketers, and product managers to ensure that their applications launch on time.

What to listen for:

  • Experience partnering with cross-functional teams to ensure high-quality development
  • Proactive efforts to monitor progress and complete projects before deadlines
  • Awareness of how to prioritize and finish tasks according to level of importance

Why this matters:

When Unity developers are faced with a knowledge gap, they must be comfortable acknowledging it and proactive in their efforts to close it. Whether they consult with higher level developers or conduct their own research, it’s important that they take ownership of their own learning so that they can continue to contribute to a project.

What to listen for:

  • A willingness to be honest when discussing learning gaps
  • An eagerness to close learning gaps through active mentorship or independent research
  • An ability to identify areas of improvement and actionable goals to develop necessary skills 

Why this matters:

When a game or product is slated for a specific launch date, it’s imperative that Unity developers are able to meet certain deadlines with minimal bumps along the way. Qualified candidates should know how to mitigate and address challenges in the moment to avoid delays later on in the development process, should unexpected issues arise.

What to listen for:

  • An ability to manage projects efficiently and effectively
  • An ability to meet most or all of their project deadlines without extensions
  • Knowledge and use of project management tools that help streamline processes

Why this matters:

When presenting in front of other employees about a product’s core features and functionalities, Unity developers must be aware that not everyone comes from a technical background. In order to deliver information and make it accessible, good candidates should be able to explain elements of Unity software with clarity so that everyone can understand and internalize important information.

What to listen for:

  • Communication skills that help translate technical concepts in a simple, digestible manner
  • A willingness to support others who lack understanding of a key topic
  • An ability to present in front of multiple people without using overly technical jargon

Why this matters:

Before launch, Unity developers must first ensure that a completed application meets or surpasses current requirements and expectations. Although it’s impossible to completely anticipate user reactions, a qualified candidate uses their knowledge of trends to anticipate the reception of the finished product by targeted users.

What to listen for:

  • Deep knowledge of current game market trends and standards
  • An ability to discern whether a completed game or product is marketable
  • A detailed explanation of improvement points where a game or product can be refined
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