Sea-Watch is looking for a Game Developer for E-Learning Content (f/m/d)

volunteer, remote

About us

Sea-Watch e.V. is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the civil sea rescue of refugees. In view of the humanitarian disaster in the central Mediterranean, Sea-Watch provides emergency aid, demands and at the same time forces the rescue by the responsible European institutions and publicly stands up for legal escape routes. We are politically and religiously independent and are financed exclusively by donations.

E-Learning at Sea-Watch

In line with our HR development goals, we are developing blended learning solutions for our volunteer and professional crew members. Since learning is best achieved by actively doing what you are about to learn, we decided to include action-oriented content and serious games in the e-learning components of this training programme wherever useful and possible.

Content-wise, the training will cover things like extinguishing a fire on board or launching a life-raft, through working safely on board, steering the ship to procedures how to deal with crowds of people in a state of emergency or situational awareness on the job.

Therefore, we are looking for a Game Developer (f/m/d) as volunteer

As a developer, you will be responsible on a volunteer basis for creating e-learning content that best suits the needs of our crewmembers for occupational development and is able to engage learners in an active, learner-oriented way. On this task, you will work together with our subject-matter experts and the maritime education and training coordinator.


Your profile

  • You are proficient in the use of a game engine, preferably Unity. Skills in other tools like Unreal, Godot, etc. are also very welcome.
  • You have the coding skills required for the tasks.
  • You identify with the values of Sea-Watch e.V. and you are motivated to contribute to saving lives at Europe’s deadliest border

What you can expect from our side

  • A rapidly growing non-profit organization with constantly new challenges and ideas.
  • A varied work environment with flat hierarchies, fun, and cohesion in and around the workplace.
  • Opportunity to shape the organization through exciting projects and organizational meetings, including thinking outside the box, and plenty of freedom to try out new things.
  • Valuable insights into the worlds of shipping and maritime search and rescue as well as in the work of non-profit NGOs and the professional field of instructional design.
  • We are happy to offer you to cooperate on study projects or your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis as part of your volunteer position after consultation with your academic institution.

Are you interested?

We look forward to receiving your application!
Please submit your application either in German or English

We are committed to an inclusive society without racism and with freedom of movement for all. In case of equal qualification, we favor applications from women*, LGBTQI*, BIPoC, people with disabilities, people with migration experience, and people from other groups underrepresented in the maritime and NGO world. Should you feel addressed here, we invite you to provide relevant information on this in your application. You are welcome to refrain from providing application photos and information on age and marital status.