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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting Network Programmer, VFX Artist, Lighting Artist, Concept Artist & Senior Animator

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Network Programmer

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd is looking for a Network Programmer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!
Successful applicants will join the team of Network Programmers at our Wilmslow, UK studio. Working in a co-operative, cross-disciplinary team environment you will implement the client/server network functionality of Cloud Imperium’s games. Your work will be varied and you will face many exciting challenges at the cutting-edge of online game development. Duties include; working on our core network library, helping programmers from other teams to network systems and game features, integrating the client and server with our backend services, as well as working with DevOps and QA to diagnose issues affecting our Live servers.

Join us and help make Star Citizen the “Best Damn Space Sim Ever.”

Senior positions available.

Requirements

Strong C++ and multi-threaded programming skills
Experienced in TCP and UDP network programming
Online game development experience
Experience profiling and optimizing (network, CPU, memory, IO)
Development experience in Windows and Linux
A passion for making and playing games
Work well in a co-operative team environment

Pluses

MMO development experience
Experience with client/server development including security and network traffic management
CryEngine development experience
Space combat sim development experience
One or more shipped products, especially PC products

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire – UK

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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VFX Artist

Description

Foundry 42 is looking for a VFX Artists of all experience levels. Applicants must be capable of creating high quality visual effects for video games. You will be working on the cutting edge of video game development, working closely with our talented art, design and programming teams as you create visual effects for Science Fiction environments, vehicles and weapons.

Responsibilities

* Work closely with other artists, designers and programmers to implement Art Director’s vision.
* Create convincing VFX through all stages of the game development process, from conception to completion.
* Maintain a consistently high visual quality across a wide range of effects, from vast space environments to small weapons – and everything in between.
* Optimize effects to run efficiently in-game whilst maintaining high visual quality.

Requirements

* Thorough knowledge of the game development process.(if mid to senior level)
* Keen eye for detail and ability to break down existing effects in games and films.
* Be highly self-motivated and show initiative.
* Be able to rise to challenges and problem solve when required.
* Passion to raise the bar in real-time VFX.
* Excellent with Real-time particle systems, Offline fluid sims (for example: FumeFX) and 2D packages (for example: Photoshop and After Effects)

Pluses

* Experience with Cry Engine.
* In-depth knowledge of cutting edge visual effects practises in the video game and film industries.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* A passion for video games.

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Lighting Artist

Description

The Lighting Artist will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment, possessing solid artistic skills, including a thorough understanding of color theory, composition, light, and form. They should have experience with a 3D CG package, demonstrating a solid understanding of rendering, lighting, shading networks, polygonal modeling, and texture UV’s.

Responsibilities:

• Involved in look-development around key surfaces and shaders to ensure lighting delivers against visual reference
• Creating both the exterior and interior lighting within environments and cut scenes.
• Placing and adjustment of light sources within the environment.
• Tweaking of shading materials and textures to improve the perception of the lighting.
• Post processing; color grading, exposure, SSAO, bloom, tone mapping curves etc.
• Contributing to the development and placement of special effects related to lighting and atmosphere, such as light flares, fog, god rays and camera optics.
• Prototyping the use of lighting technology to reach the visual targets defined by the art direction.

Experience & Skills:

• Deep understanding of CG lighting technology, both real-time and software rendering.
• Strong sense of lighting theory; color space, exposure, light fixtures, natural light, reflections etc.
• Good understanding of cinematography and dramaturgy; the use of camera technology, scene blocking and lighting to set the mood.
• Good understanding and experience with physical based lighting system
• Being pro-active in the use of lighting as a powerful tool in gameplay clarity. For example; to guide the player forward, highlight objectives and enemies.
• An ability to thoroughly digest the art direction and be a champion for executing it in the game.
• Skilled at balancing visual quality against performance requirements.
• Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
• Working knowledge of Maya, and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages.

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Concept Artist

Description

Foundry 42 is looking for a talented experienced concept artist able to tackle the unique and rich universe of Star Citizen.
You will be working with top internal and external artists and be able to work on the full spectrum of assets ranging from spaceships, spaceship parts, weapons, environments, props, and characters.

Responsibilities:

* This position will require artists to learn and master the visual style and elements of Cloud Imperium Games’s ‘Star Citizen’ project, and be able to conceptualize and illustrate new assets following the guidelines and requirements of the game.

Requirements:

* Have a good understanding of form and function with an eye for Industrial design
Collaborate heavily with the design and production teams while maintaining the Art Directors vision
* Create stunning environmental art that captures the overall filmic quality of the games universe
* Have a strong foundation in lighting and atmospherics
* Ability to create concept art in 3D and 2D

Qualifications:

* Strong understanding of all aspects of concept art regarding illustration and design
* Knowledge of Photoshop, Maya, Max and other 2D/3D applications
* Passion for games and all things scifi
* Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development
* Portfolio that demonstrates industry standard skill
* Minimum of 2 shipped next gen, high quality titles/movies

Pluses:

* Experiences in games
* Mechanical illustration or design ability

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Animator

Description

Foundry 42 LTD in UK is looking for a Senior Animator to work with the design team under direction of the Game Director and Animation Director on animation related areas within squadron 42 and the FPS module for Star Citizen.

Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with Animation Director, Animation Lead and Senior Animators on implementing animations within the game engine
* Create key frame animation as well as working with motion capture data for ingame assests * while following the given style guide.
* Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
* Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved

Requirements:

* 4+ years of professional experiencing in game development – in an Animator capacity
* Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
* Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development
* A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation
* Expert knowledge with Maya and other equivalent software
* Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with specific demonstration of animation fundamentals
* Experience with next generation AAA game engines
* An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization
* High degree of self-motivation and initiative
* Inherent ability to bring out the best in people around you, remains positive, and motivate your team
* Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to gather, analyse, and act on feedback from the team, openness to critique
* Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
* Excellent English communication and written skills

Pluses:

* Knowledge with CryEngine
* Motion Capture experience (Motionbuilder)
* Cinematography knowledge
* Experience with rigging
* Strong interest in science fiction based themes
* Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboartion with external studios

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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