Join NISEI

NISEI is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and expanding the game of Netrunner. From time to time, new positions within the organization become available. If you want to put your unique skills and passion for the game to work, check out the postings below and consider applying!

Please note: these positions are unpaid. You can and should expect to learn and practice new skills, but NISEI is an all-volunteer organization.

We’re always looking for more playtesters to help us shape the future of the game! Click here to apply for Ban List testing, or click here to apply for product testing (which is currently testing the next NISEI cycle, Borealis). All levels of experience with the game welcome!

As an associate organizer, you will help with projects from various parts of Organized Play. You will carry out basic but essential tasks within the Organized Play department, working with other roles within Organized Play, such as the Prize Coordinator, to help them complete larger projects. You will also serve as an associate judge at online events, handling judge calls and data entry to keep the tournaments running smoothly.

Examples of Tasks:

  • Find vendors for prizes the Prize Coordinator decides to offer for events
  • Get quotes for prizes to help the Prize Coordinator create event budgets
  • Work with the Visual Team to create logos and art that meet the specs of prize suppliers
  • Take judge calls and either adjudicate or gather the necessary information to escalate to senior judges
  • Use cobr.ai and other tools to keep the tournament running properly

We are looking for folks who have and/or are looking to hone the following skills/experience:

  • Research abilities / “google speed”
  • Basic experience with Excel/Google Sheets
  • Basic knowledge of Netrunner Rules
  • This is a learning role — if you aren’t an expert in any or all of these, that’s not a problem, we can help you learn!

To apply for the role of Organized Play Associate Organizer, please complete this form.

NOTE: NISEI is a volunteer organization. This role is unpaid, as are all roles in the organization.

As a Prize Distributor, you will be responsible for making sure people get their prizes. You will take large shipments from the Prize Coordinator and repackage them to distribute to the participants of online tournaments, and you’ll handle tracking progress on prize shipping. In the tournament offseason, you will help the Organized Play department by assisting with tasks assigned by the OP Manager, Scheduling & Logistics Coordinator, or Prize Coordinator.

All relevant expenses (including postage, packaging materials, customs duties, and, if necessary, storage) will be reimbursed by NISEI on production of receipts.

We are currently looking for Prize Distributors based in the USA, the UK, and Canada.

Examples of Tasks:

  • Track and receive shipments from the Prize Coordinator
  • Repackage items and ship to individuals
  • Complete small tasks assigned by other team members in off periods

If you want to join our awesome team, we are looking for folks who have and/or are looking to pick up the following skills/experience:

  • Basic knowledge of packing materials and how to solidly pack items of various sizes
  • Knowledge of how to do bulk shipping through FedEx, UPS, or USPS
  • Basic knowledge of tournament structure and event organizing is a plus

To apply for the role of Prize Distributor, please complete the US form if you are in the US, the UK form if you are in the UK, or the Canada form if you are in Canada.

NOTE: NISEI is a volunteer organization. This role is unpaid, as are all roles in the organization.

As a member of the web development team, you will help Nisei maintain the web infrastructure that Netrunner players rely on day in and day out, including netrunnerdb.com, cobr.ai, and nisei.net. You’ll also work on enhancing those sites with new functionality to respond to the needs of the Netrunner community.

We are looking for folks who have and/or are looking to pick up the following skills/experience:

  • WordPress (for nisei.net)
  • NextCloud (for internal use)
  • Rails, JavaScript/TypeScript, SQL for NRDB and Cobr.ai
  • General dev ops / docker / linux server admin help for all our servers.
  • Web Design / CSS / Layout Skills

To apply for the role of Web Developer, please complete this form.

NOTE: NISEI is a volunteer organization. This role is unpaid, as are all roles in the organization.

As a Writer, you will create writing and narrative-related content within NISEI, including writing fiction pieces, working on card names and flavor text, writing art briefs, producing content for narrative campaign products, and working on the worldbuilding, themes, and pre-production work for future cycles or other products. You will be a full member of the Narrative team, and your work will be seen by the thousands of people who consume Netrunner’s story in its myriad forms.

Due to the global nature of Netrunner’s setting and narrative, the Narrative team especially strongly encourages applications from countries that are traditionally underrepresented in cyberpunk writing and game writing in general.

Examples of tasks:

  • Writing flavor text for a card, or a series of connected cards
  • Collaborating with the Visual team to produce an art brief for commissioned card art
  • Writing a fiction piece for a product release
  • Collaborating with the Design team during product pre-production

Essential Skills:

  • High primary language competency. ESL writers are welcome, but require moderate English language competency.
  • Interest in writing fiction with a high focus on tone, theme and thoughtful meaning
  • Capable time management skills
  • Very capable communication skills
  • Previous writing experience is a major plus
  • Previous experience with art and knowledge of art styles is a major plus for writing art briefs, but is not required

To apply to be a Writer, complete the following form.

NOTE: NISEI is a volunteer organization. This role is unpaid, as are all roles in the organization.

As an Affiliate Writer, you will create writing and narrative-related content within NISEI, including writing fiction pieces and working on card names and flavor text. This is an associate NISEI role that does not come with full NISEI team access. However, this role has greatly reduced responsibility and expectations, making it ideal for a person who is interested in collaborating directly with NISEI on fiction writing but does not have an interest or the time to work on the full scope of Narrative Team duties.

Due to the global nature of Netrunner’s setting and narrative, the Narrative team especially strongly encourages applications from countries that are traditionally underrepresented in cyberpunk writing and game writing in general.

Examples of tasks:

  • Writing fiction pieces for any number of product releases, spoiler or announcement articles, or campaign products
  • Brainstorming card names and flavor text
  • Brainstorming concepts for art briefs

Essential Skills:

  • High primary language competency. ESL writers are welcome, but require moderate English language competency.
  • Interest in writing fiction with a high focus on tone, theme and thoughtful meaning
  • Capable time management skills
  • Very capable communication skills
  • Previous writing experience is a major plus
  • Previous experience with art and knowledge of art styles is a major plus for helping with art briefs, but is not required

To apply to be an Affiliate Writer, complete the following form.

NOTE: NISEI is a volunteer organization. This role is unpaid, as are all roles in the organization.

As a Recruitment Associate, you will assist the Recruitment Lead in establishing recruiting processes, sourcing talent for the organization, and handling inbound applications. NISEI can only make Netrunner if there are enough people in NISEI, so this role is crucial. The recruitment team is very new, so there’s a chance to make a huge impact on how this team will function.

Examples of Tasks:

  • Ensure that role postings are up-to-date
  • Collaborate with teams across NISEI to write/update job descriptions for open roles
  • Research automated job board solutions to support a move away from the article paradigm
  • Support the goal of establishing common recruiting practices by talking with team leads across the organization
  • Identify upcoming chances to source new candidates (e.g. large tournaments)

We are looking for folks who have and/or are looking to pick up the following skills/experience:

  • Communication abilities
  • Basic knowledge of recruiting is a plus, but is not necessary
  • Experience with project management is a plus, but not necessary

To apply for the role of Recruitment Associate, please complete this form.

NOTE: NISEI is a volunteer organization. This role is unpaid, as are all roles in the organization.

We look forward to your applications!