An interactive media developer designs, writes, and tests software code for use in Internet and mobile applications, films, video games, and other interactive media. They also create operating systems and run diagnostic programs, research and evaluate software, and analyze and plan how to update or modify existing software systems. Interactive media developers work in many creative industries, including computer and video game development and film and television. Their specific responsibilities vary — for example, they might program animation software for use in interactive video games, develop gameplay features that integrate into existing software, or work on special effects software for films.
Interactive media developers must be innovative, methodical about detecting and fixing code errors, and be able to communicate about user experience and technical problems and solutions. They should have excellent learning, numerical, and verbal abilities, as well as good spatial and form perception. Lumina’s assessment helps candidates by indicating the key areas where their skills match and which skills they still need to develop.