Israeli Company Will Judge Applicants Based On Diablo SkillsBY: Corey Cummings | July 5, 2012
If you’ve ever heard that all those hours wiled away in front of your computer screen slaying monsters in Diablo would never get you a job, you’ll be feeling pretty vindicated once you take a peek at this wanted ad. The Israel branch of Saatchi & Saatchi is looking for a “wicked programmer” who has the skills to impress CEO Yossi Lubaton in a cooperative match of Diablo 3.
“[An employee] that can work as a teammate, come up with creative solutions fast, and show no mercy to his competitors while coming up with killer ideas,” reads the job posting. “Just like in Diablo 3.”
Diablo 3 was released May 15th and has become the fastest selling PC game of all time, moving 3.5 million units in its first 24 hours. More than a decade stands between the release of Diablo 3 and the second title in the Diablo series.
Lubaton, who plays a level 60 Barbarian capable of wreaking 25,000 damage per second, is inviting hopeful employees to join him each Wednesday in July for a 30 minute session that includes cooperative demon slaying and a few personal questions to get to know the interviewees better. According to the job posting, from these sessions the company will invite a handful of candidates to be interviewed in person.
On top of the programmer position, Lubaton is offering in-game rewards, including 1 million gold coins and the Warmonger sword, a rare legendary item. Diablo players looking to show off their characters can find Lubaton under the username YossiLubaton#2572 each week at GMT+02:00.
Whether or not Diablo 3 is a sensible platform to test the skills of your next programmer is entirely debatable, but the unique approach to searching out job candidates is certainly an admirable one. I can already hear the legions of programmers furiously clicking away, practicing for their big moment with the Saatchi & Saatchi CEO.