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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting Build Engineer, UI Programmer, Concept Artist, Senior Game Programmer, Senior Props Artist, Technical Artist & Lighting Artist

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Build Engineer

Description

Foundry 42 in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a talented Build Engineer to join our team.

The build engineer will work in conjunction with our software teams who develop in C++ for deployment internally and on to cloud environments. As a build engineer, you should have strong Linux/Unix systems knowledge, be fluent with Python, have experience with CMake, as well as familiarity with other build and continuous integration systems used in large software projects.

Skills

Developing tools to help automate build release processes.
Able to use test and behavior driven development as tools to build quality software.
Strong communication and ability to operate on a team.
Good understanding of UNIX, Linux and Windows platforms.
Ability to participate in on-call/pager rotation as necessary.

Languages

Python

Shell scripting (*nix and Windows)
Specific Technologies

Perforce and Github
Continuous integration products such as Jenkins and BuildBot
Chef or other configuration management tools
Google Compute Engine, Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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UI Programmer

Description

Cloud Imperium Games is seeking an experienced User Interface Engineer to join our UK based team, Foundry 42 Ltd, to work on our record-breaking crowd-funded game, Star Citizen! This position is responsible for developing engaging user experiences within an evolving codebase. The ideal candidate will be able to realize the vision of the art and design while working within the limits of the engine and engineering resources.

Responsibilities:

• Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to contribute to a shared vision for compelling UI features.
• Implement functional and elegant UI features from approved concepts.
• Develop new functionality in the underlying UI framework to support new gameplay features.
• Work with production staff and other leads to identify engineering tasks and subsequent schedule requirements.
• Adhere to established coding standards and maintain efficient coding practices.
• Serve as an active partner with other team members working on UI features.
• Acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain the technological evolution of the interface.
• Manage a healthy relationship with non-engineering teams.
• Provide critical analysis of programming and development practices with the goal of improving quality and team efficiency and fostering a positive working environment.

Requirements:

• Previous user interface design and implementation experience.
• A minimum of 2 years’ professional game programming experience, with at least one shipped AAA title.
• Expert C++ programming skills.
• Familiar with Flash / ActionScript.
• Deep familiarity with common user interface concepts like layout, text, event-driven programming, and control widgets.
• Able to work in a collaborative environment with a team of highly skilled programmers
• Demonstrated ability to balance programming tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Able to work in a collaborative team environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Self-motivated and self-directing, knowledgeable about and willing to pitch in on many areas of development.
• High comfort level working within, and analyzing and improving, an established code base.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Passion for video games.

Pluses:

• Computer science or related degree.
• Expertise working within CryEngine.
• Experience working with localization / internationalization systems and dealing with common related issues.
• Experience developing or maintaining a UI toolkit framework.
• Familiar with Lua, Python, or other scripting languages.
• Experience working directly with low-level 3D graphics systems.
• Passion for science fiction and space simulations.

Location: Manchester 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 Game Programmer

Description

Foundry 42 in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a talented and experienced Senior Game Programmer to join the team.

Responsibilities

• Engineer code that achieves desired gameplay as specified by game designs.
• Assist in designing and creating gameplay tools that facilitates developer workflow and alleviates bottlenecks.
• Share your knowledge of transforming code into fun by instilling those values and skills in other engineers.
• Work with an interdisciplinary agile team of artists, designers, and programmers to design, prototype, and implement new gameplay features.
• Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code.
• 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 with other team members in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment.
• Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks.
• Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their capabilities and productivity.
• Provide technical leadership within areas of expertise to the engineering team.
• Design efficient, high quality systems and create technical designs that can be implemented by other engineers.
• Function well with limited supervision.

Requirements

• Passion for video games, science-fiction, and space simulations.
• C / C++ programming skills
• A minimum of 3 years’ game programming experience, with at least one shipped AAA title.
• Mathematics skills, including proficiency with trigonometry and linear algebra.
• Experience in the design and implementation of various game systems, including game object management, gameplay scripting, FX, database management, or online networking.
• Speaks “Designer” fluently.
• Experience with code optimization.
• Comfortable contributing to an established engine.
• Able to work in a collaborative environment with a team of highly skilled programmers.
• Self-motivated and self-directing, knowledgeable about and willing to pitch in on many areas of development.
• High comfort level working within, and analyzing and improving, an established code base.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Pluses

• Computer science or related degree.
• Expertise working within CryEngine.
• Experience with multithreaded code.
• Knowledge of engineering for online games.
• Experience creating and supporting tools used in game development.
• Experience with multiplayer architecture.

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Props 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 a Senior Prop Artists with experience creating high quality game assets. You will be working closely with our concept, environment and ship teams to create all the objects that bring our environments and ships to life.
The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of game art creation and should strive to push the boundaries of next gen art. They should be organised, adaptable and understand technical limitations and budgets.

Responsibilities

* Support the Art Director interpreting the vision for the game, creating props that complement the environments and help to tell the story of the Star Citizen universe.
* Create high quality props from concepts images, references and art direction.
* Work with the Lead Prop artist to push the quality of artwork both visually and technically.
* Aid in the management of props created by partner studios and external vendors.
* Deliver consistent and high quality models while being mindful of budgets and technical requirements.
* Support other team members through mentorship and knowledge sharing.
* Develop pipelines and prototype new technologies.
* Define work processes together with the Lead Artist, the Tech Art and production groups.
* Review and feedback on other artist work to maintain quality and visual style.
* Maintain documentation and best practice examples.

Requirements

* Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
* Minimum 5 years’ experience creating high quality props for AAA games.
* Excellent communication and organisational skills.
* Strong working knowledge of 3DS Max and Photoshop.
* An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
* Experience applying and tweaking shaders.
* A keen eye for spatial composition and building believable game assets.
* 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.
* Experience and examples of both hard and soft surface game assets.

Pluses

* Experience with Cry Engine.
* Experience using ZBrush or Mudbox for organic shapes.
* Experience giving feedback and preparing assets for outsource.
* An avid gamer.

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Apply here:- hr@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Technical Artist

Description

Foundry 42 has an opening for a Technical Artist. We are looking for a talented, ambitious person who can meet the requirements below:

Technical Artists are responsible for the correct technical implementation of art content. They should be able to solve any technological issues related to art production. In close cooperation with the Art Production and R&D Groups they should work on improving the existing pipelines and developing new tools for the Art Production Groups.

Responsibilities

* Working with the Art Groups and Programmers to effectively produce technically correct art content
* Checking assets in terms of the technical setup for their usage in CryEngine
* Creating / improving different scripts / pipelines for art asset production*
* Full support of the Perforce branch*
* Troubleshooting asset-related technical issues (3DS Max, Photoshop, etc.)*
* Writing technical documentation*
* Making recommendations on how to improve both product quality and group productivity*
* Providing guidance and assistance to the Art Groups where required*
* Coordinating with the other Studios within CIG to achieve project objectives*

Requirements

* Strong knowledge of 3DS Max/Maya and Photoshop
* Experience in creating art assets for PC games using 3DS Max/CryEngine/Maya
* Proficiency in MaxScript/MEL
* At least three years of relevant experience in the game development industry
* Self-driven, responsible and detail-oriented person
* Passion for computer games
* Ability to adapt to new technologies
* Strong passion for making the best damn space sim ever
* Team player

Pluses

* Experience in using CryEngine
* Knowledge of Perforce
* Experience in other scripting and programming languages (Python, C++/C#/Lua)
* Knowledge of complex rigging
* PRB shader knowledge

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

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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