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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting 3D Vehicle Artist, Senior Server Engineer, Tools Engineer, Gameplay Engineer, Senior Tools Programmer & Senior Engine Programmer

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3D Vehicle Artist

Description

Cloud Imperium Games is the ground breaking development team behind the highly anticipated space sim Star Citizen. We continue to set higher standards of quality and push the boundaries on what is possible in a modern game engine. We are a group of talented developers in a fast-paced environment and encourage ownership and thinking on your feet. Join our team of star-performers in pushing the envelope on in game visuals.
Foundry 42 is looking for artists with experience working in hard surfaces. Our artists are responsible for working closely with designers to create ships of all shapes, setup in strike teams, you will be work together to craft these beautiful flying multiplayer levels.
The ideal candidate has a good understanding of vehicle/industrial design, our ships require a strong degree of technical knowledge both in the software we use and the function areas that need to be developed to make a fully functioning ship for the Star Citizen universe. They work well and communicate with designers and other disciplines in a collaborative team oriented development process.

Responsibilities

Working from concept models and images turn them in fully functioning and flyable works of art – the work is both exteriors and mainly interiors.
Collaborate with designers, technical artists, and partner studios to understand and implement correct file naming, and directory structure requirements within the engine’s and game’s limitations.
As part of a team, maintain the high standards of modelling, texturing, PBR material creation and manufacturer design cues to provide consistent and high quality models.
Work with technical artists and animators to deliver ‘animation’ ready solutions, landing gear, cockpits, cargo doors, ejection seats.

Requirements

Hard surface modeling experience.
Strong working knowledge of 3DS Max and Photoshop
An eye for detail while maintaining efficient model making
Experience applying and tweaking shaders.
A keen eye for Industrial Design
Excellent sense of form, mass and volume.
Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques.
High degree of self-motivation and initiative.

Pluses

Experience with Cry Engine.
Experience using ZBrush or Mudbox for organic shapes.
Knowledge and/or experience with PBR (physically based rendering).
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
An avid gamer.
A love of Sci-Fi
Experience in vehicle or industrial design.

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Server Engineer

Description

Cloud Imperium is looking for a Senior Server Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!

Responsibilities:

• Design and implement high quality, reliable, scalable, secure server software and systems in C/C++
• Develop distributed server software that can scale to handle specified user counts
• Diagnose and correct performance problems and bugs in server code
• Apply computer security principles to client and server software to develop secure, cheat-resistant game code
• Design server and networking systems to work within CPU, memory, and disk and network IO budgets
• Profile and optimize server and network code relative to CPU, memory, and disk and network IO
• Work closely with DevOps and Operation to provide information, documentation, and tools needed by those groups to support servers in test and production environments
• Drive the development and evolution of the server infrastructure that powers Star Citizen.
• Contribute to the technical direction of the online team.
• Ensure that the online team adheres to established coding standards and embraces efficient and robust engineering practices.
• Collaborate with production and other leads to develop tasks and schedules for the online team.
• Ensure that all technology interests and policies are properly represented and maintained through the course of development.
• Serve as an active partner in the game team’s leadership.
• Diagnose and fix complex player-impacting problems on the live game servers.
• Performance measuring and optimizations.
• Support patch and new content deployment
• Create and deploy server hotfixes when needed
• Implement instrumentation and testing strategies to ensure correct functionality of features.
• Architecture of a robust system that can scale with the long-term growth of the game project.

Requirements:

• A minimum of 10 years of programming experience.
• A minimum 5 years with C/C++
• Experience working in the Video Game industry on Multiplayer games
• Experience with multi-threaded programming and distributed systems.
• Experience implementing scalable client/server architectures
• Working knowledge of network and server security issues.
• Experience implementing TCP/UDP networking.
• Familiarization with code and data optimization.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to develop coding solutions with simple, elegant, and easy-to-maintain code.
• Skilled at diagnosing and fixing crashes, deadlocks, stack overflows, and heap corruption.

Pluses:

• Passion for space simulations and science fiction.
• Computer Science or related degree.
• Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle).
• Low-level network knowledge and diagnosis including packet capture (tcpdump, wireshark), routing, firewalls, DHCP, DNS, NAT busting.
• Familiar with higher-level network protocols such as HTTP, SNMP, SMTP, FTP
• Passion for technology.

Please Note: Individuals submitting resumes or otherwise responding to employment opportunities are NOT considered applicants until they apply for a particular position and have been invited to complete the company’s employment application.

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Tools Engineer

Description

Cloud Imperium Games is looking for a Tools Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!
The Tools Engineer will work in a co-operative, cross-disciplinary team environment to develop and maintain tools used by designers, artists and other developers throughout Cloud Imperium’s whole production pipeline.

Responsibilities:

•Design, create, document, maintain, and improve content development tools for all disciplines
•Work closely with artists, engineers and developers on various tools to improve the overall pipeline.
•Work to continuously improve the user experience and performance of our in house tools.

Requirements:

•Excellent C++ programming skills.
•Experience with C#.
•A strong desire to maintain and create a usable, efficient toolset for the team.
•A passion for making and playing games.
•Work well in a co-operative team environment.
•Excellent problem solving and code optimization skills.

Pluses:

•Experience with 3DS Max and/or Maya plugin development.
•Knowledge of WPF and MVVM architecture.
•Python experience.
•CryEngine development experience
•Online game and/or MMO development experience
•One or more shipped products, especially PC products
•Experience with other UI and frameworks (Qt, MFC).

Please Note: Individuals submitting resumes or otherwise responding to employment opportunities are NOT considered applicants until they apply for a particular position and have been invited to complete the company’s employment application.

Apply here:hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Gameplay Engineer

Description

Cloud Imperium Games is looking for a skilled and talented Gameplay Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen! This ideal candidate will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems within the CryEngine.

Responsibilities:

• Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code.
• Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems.
• Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed.
• Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards.
• Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers.
• Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code.
• Provide support to internal customers for developed software.
• Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies.
• Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements.
• Work well together with other team members in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment.
• Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks.
• Possess and develop areas of engineering expertise.
• Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their abilities and productivity.

Requirements:

• Strong C++ programming skills.
• A passion for making and playing games.
• Work well in a cooperative environment.
• Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features.
• Strong multi-threaded programming skills.

Pluses:

• One or more shipped products, especially PC products.
• Lua and/or Python development skills.
• UI development experience, including Scaleform and/or Flash/AS2/AS3 knowledge.
• CryEngine development experience.
• Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features.
• Space combat sim development experience.
• Experience in game physics programming and 3D math.
• Passion for science fiction and space exploration.

Please Note: Individuals submitting resumes or otherwise responding to employment opportunities are NOT considered applicants until they apply for a particular position and have been invited to complete the company’s employment application.

Apply here:hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Tools Programmer

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to drive the tools and pipeline production for the First Person Shooter areas of Star Citizen with the production and engine groups across multiple studios.

Responsibilities

• Design, create, document, maintain, and improve content development tools for all disciplines
• Collaborate closely and effectively with artists, designers, other content developers, and software engineers on the requirements and design of tools
• Investigate and evaluate new third-party game development tools
• Propose tools and methods to increase efficiency and quality of content development
• Work closely with and support users of tools in person and remotely
• Work close with all disciplines to define efficient pipelines for all production phases
• Work with production to determine tool/pipeline requirements, scheduling needs, and integration processes

Requirements

• 4+ years’ experience in a Tools Programmer capacity
• Expert experience using and writing plug-ins for DCC applications (e.g. 3ds Max, XSI, Blender, Sketch Up, Z-Brush, Photoshop, etc.)
• Strong understanding of asset data processing pipelines, algorithms, data formats for intermediate and final platform storage, workflow, performance impacts
• Multithreading and compute experience
• Ability to work on mathematical heavy pipelines such as animation
• Fluent in C++, strong software engineering and debugging skills
• Experience with C#, .NET, Python, Mel, MaxScript
• Experience with software engineering best practices
• Ability to work in a collaborative programming environment
• Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks
• Passion for making and supporting great tools
• Ability to contribute to ideas towards all aspects of tools production and development
• 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
• Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical parties
• Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
• Excellent English communication and written skills
• Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pluses:

• Knowledge with CryENGINE
• Strong interest in science fiction based themes
• Online game and/or MMO development experience
• Space combat sim development experience
• Multi-threaded or distributed system programming skills
• Relational database programming experience (SQL, TSQL, PL/SQL)
• Experience with UI and frameworks (Qt, and to some extend MFC)

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Engine Programmer

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a Senior Engine Programmer to drive the core engine production for Star Citizen and Squadron 42 with the production and engine groups across multiple studios.

Responsibilities:

• Develop new and existing sub-systems of the CryENGINE SDK
• Contribute to maintenance of low-level engine systems
• Work with Art and Tech Design to improve and extend game production pipeline
• Ensure reliability of build systems for SDK releases and special projects
• Participate in the development of game prototypes and custom solutions for external partners
• Create and maintain modules to be used for automated testing
• Contribute to developer and end-user documentation
• Provide support and training to internal and external developers
• Show a strong passion for customer service and satisfaction
• Take initiative and be willing to expand own horizon
• Adhere to all company policies and procedures
• Safeguard company assets including source code, artwork, tools, game design information and technical know-how

Requirements:

• 5+ years professional game production experience
• Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
• Excellent understanding of Object-oriented analysis and design
• Excellent understanding of common algorithms and data structures as well as those use in 3D games in particular
• Excellent understanding of C++ and its compilers and tools (Visual Studio, gcc, clang)
• Strong understanding of math and physics
• Strong understanding of rigid-body dynamics and particle systems
• Strong software engineering, debugging, refactoring, profiling and optimizing skills
• Adopt existing development processes and look for improvements
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl)
• Experience with software engineering best practices
• Ability to work in a collaborative programming environment
• Willing to accept and provide direction, work well under pressure, and handle multiple tasks
• Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
• Focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion
• Keep a positive team-oriented attitude
• Ability to gather, analyse, and act on feedback from the team, openness to critique
• Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical parties
• Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
• Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision
• Ability to complete tasks to a consistent high quality standard within given time constraints
• Excellent English communication and written skills
• Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pluses:

• Knowledge with CryENGINE
• In-depth experience with Havok, PhysX, CryPhysics or Bullet
• Strong interest in science fiction based themes
• Space combat sim development experience
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science, a similar degree or comparable experience
• Previous experience in a combat, melee or shooter based game a definite plus

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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