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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting Producer, Live Designer, Lead Animator, Senior Environment Artist, 3D Vehicle Artist, Environment Artist & Tools Programmer

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Producer

Description

Cloud Imperium Games is looking for an experienced Producer to join us in our Derby office in the UK.
Would you like to be a part of a team making video game history? The international studio Cloud Imperium Games under the direction of Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander, is seeking an accomplished and experienced Producer to join the UK team based at Foundry 42 in Derby, UK.

Responsibilities

Serve as a driving force for “Star Citizen” and “Squadron 42”, facilitating communication, organization, and accountability across each department, and reporting to the Senior Producer

Responsible for all animation Production in the Derby office
Driving and taking active involvement in Facial Animation, Tech Animation, Body animation and Mo-cap editing
Own and support Derby Animation pipelines and/or teams to the overall success of the game and drive them to a timely completion
Own and create short, mid and long term schedules for the animation teams in Derby and ensure that goals and deadlines are clearly communicated outward.
Compile and send out regular reports on team progress and accomplishments.
Identify, communicate and resolve any risks that may prevent the team from completing any deadlines to production leadership and team leads
Schedule and attend meetings; set agendas; take concise and comprehensive notes and distribute them to appropriate personnel
Provide guidance and motivation to team members, making sure that goals and deadlines are achieved.
Communicate with all members of production, providing visibility on project status, risks and opportunities.
Work with team leads to develop efficient work methods and pipelines.
Evangelize efficient processes and policies to team leadership.
Provide mentorship with Leads to junior staff on improved practices
Serve as custodian of team health, and foster a culture of success.
Work with Outsourcing teams to ensure we have high quality delivered products achieving company goals

Requirements

Worked on a full AAA-project life cycle.
Expert with project management development tools (MS Project, JIRA. MS Office, Shotgun, etc.)
Expert in project management methodologies with previous Scrum, Prince2 and/or Kanban experience.
Skilled in risk assessment, management and scheduling.
Unsurpassed verbal and written communication.
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Excellent problem solver and ability to bring order to chaos.
Superb relationship building skills (locally & internationally
Experience dealing with Outsourcing
International travel may be required as part of the role.
Experience working in Animation departments or Animation Production

Pluses

1-2 years of animation background is desirable

Location: Derby,UK

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Live Designer – FPS Specialist

Description

Cloud Imperium is looking for a talented Designer to work on its Live product (Persistent Universe and Arena Commander/Star Marine modules) at its UK studio, Foundry 42 Ltd in Wilmslow.
The position entails work on the ever-expanding Persistent Universe experience and support and updates to existing AC/SM modules.

Team responsibilities:

The Live team is responsible for all updates to the live product and the content for most demos.
The work of a Live designer can be extremely varied as the responsibilities span large parts of the game. From inception to implementation of things such as: missions, game modes, game mechanics, user experience, balancing and much more.
The Live product usually receives new technology at a first implementation stage, therefore we can help guide its development and are expected to work closely with the engineers and system designers to ensure its ease of use.
A Live designer must be vocal in ensuring the needs of the player are not overlooked and maintain a finger on the pulse of the community.

Personal responsibilities:

Creation of multiplayer missions and expansion as new system and mechanics come online.
Working closely with the Engineering and System Design to improve AI, gameplay, mechanics, tools, etc.
Working with Environment Art and Level Design to ensure a perfect balance between gameplay setup and visual direction.
Working with Narrative to build engaging stories for mission and locations.
Placement of locations within the solar system and on planets.
Willingness to follow and learn from the community using resources such as Reddit, Spectrum, and Twitch.
Maintaining strong relationships with other departments and projecting a professional face of the Live team.
Capacity to work to frequent deadlines.

Specialist responsibilities:

Be the Live department’s go-to person for FPS-oriented locations.
Creation, maintenance and improvement of multiplayer game modes for the Star Marine module.

Requirements:

Knowledge and prior experience with multiple scripting or coding languages.
Minimum of 4 years of game industry experience.
Previous experience on a AAA multiplayer game.
Strong communicator, both oral and written.

Specialist requirements:

Previous experience of level design on a AAA multiplayer FPS.
A passion for creating FPS maps.

Pluses:

Prior experience with the CryEngine.
A passion for story-telling.

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Lead Animator

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd in Wilmslow, UK is looking for a Lead Animator to work with the design team under direction of the Game Director and Animation Director on animation related cinematic and story areas within Squadron 42 and Star Citizen.

Responsibilities

Collaborate with Animation Director on implementing animations within the game engine
Work with the Cinematic Director and the Cinematic Designers to ensure that the performances captured on stage translate properly into the Real-time environment
Create key frame animation as well as working with motion capture data for in-game assets while following the given style guide
Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
Maintain consistency of team’s deliverables through regular critiques, feedback and mentoring.
Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved
Development of Motion Trees and Technical Solutions for combining high-quality in-game cinematics capture and AI/game code requirements
Work with the teams to develop documentation of Solutions and Processes

Requirements

4+ years of professional experience in game development – in an Animator capacity
Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, AAA 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
Motion Capture experience
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, remains positive, ability to motivate your team
Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to gather, analyze, and act on feedback from the team, with an openness to critique
Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
International travel may be required as part of the role

Pluses

Cinematography knowledge
Experience with CryEngine/Lumberyard
Experience with rigging
Strong interest in science fiction based themes
Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboration with external studios

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Environment Artist

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd. is looking for a talented and experienced Senior Environment Artist to work for the First Person Shooter areas of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 with the production and engine groups across multiple studios.

The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of environment asset creation and modular kit-based construction methodologies. They understand all phases of environment creation from block-out through lighting. They work well and communicate with designers and other disciplines in a collaborative team oriented development process.

Sample pictures or portfolio link, which shows sample work are necessary.

Portfolio or demo reel should demonstrate:

Exceptional modeling skills. Great assets examples using custom normal workflow or high to low poly baking
Strong understanding of a PBR workflow
Examples of building realistic shader libraries
Examples of beautifully finished environments
Ability to create game ready assets, that work well within the given technical limitations
Very strong texturing skills and excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
Keen eye on detail and realism
A strong sense for composition, color and light
At least average drawing/painting skills

Responsibilities:

Creating game ready models of environmental objects (architectural building sets, organic’s, etc)
Working in the editor to build out levels and environments
Creating efficient UV layouts that work well within the engine/platform constrains
Creating realistic PBR shaders
Create tutorials, style guides, and technical guides to help communicate workflow and efficiency knowledge, as well as artistic expertise
Define budgets for the given platforms together with Lead Artist and tech group
Work closely together with the Level Design department
Work independently on asset sets and oversee level art
Define work processes together with the Lead Artist and production group

Requirements:

· 5+ years professional game production experience
· Previous experience creating high quality environments for AAA games
· Thorough knowledge of the game development process
· Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
· Evidence of being a leader and role model, within their trade
· A strong ability to create believable environments within a games engine
· Strong knowledge of 3DS Max, Photoshop and Zbrush / Mudbox as well as experience in using editors to lay out environments
· Strong knowledge of Substance / Quixel packages
· Ability to derive a well-structured lowpoly model from the high poly model
· Strong understanding of efficient UV layout for lowpoly objects
· Strong understanding of modular level creation methods
· Experience creating environments using modular systems
· An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization
· A strong understanding of shader functionality
· Strong knowledge and/or experience with PBR
· An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization
· A keen eye for spatial composition and building believable scenes
· Excellent sense of form, mass and volume
· Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques
· Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
· Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
· Focused, motivated and effective on all tasks through completion
· Keep a positive team-oriented attitude
· Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision
· Ability to complete tasks within given time constraints
· Excellent English communication and written skills
· International travel may be required as part of the role

Pluses:

· Knowledge with CryENGINE
· Hard surface modeling experience
· Experience with programmatic and/or parametric environment generation tools
· Experience in architecture, interior or industrial design
· Strong interest in science fiction based themes
· Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboration with external studios
· The ability to manage and supervise mid-level and junior artists and willingness to carry out mentorship tasks

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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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.
International travel may be required as part of the role.

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:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Environment Artist

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd. is looking for Environment Artists with experience working in high-poly modular environments. Our artists are responsible for working closely with designers in laying out and finishing geo, props, materials, and textures.

The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of environment asset creation and modular kit-based construction methodologies. They understand all phases of environment creation from block-out through lighting. They work well and communicate with designers and other disciplines in a collaborative team oriented development process.

Sample pictures or portfolio link, which shows sample work are necessary.

Portfolio or demo reel should demonstrate:

Exceptional modeling skills. Great assets examples using custom normal workflow or high to low poly baking
Strong understanding of a PBR workflow
Examples of building realistic shader libraries
Ability to create game ready assets, that work well within the given technical limitations
Very strong texturing skills and excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
Keen eye on detail and realism
A strong sense for composition, color and light
At least average drawing/painting skills

Responsibilities:

Creating game ready models of environmental objects (architectural building sets, organic’s, etc)
Working in the editor to build out levels and environments
Creating efficient UV layouts that work well within the engine/platform constrains
Creating realistic PBR shaders
Work closely with Level Lead, and Lead Environment Artist
Work closely together with the Level Design department
Work independently on asset sets and oversee level art

Requirements

Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
Previous experience creating high quality environments for AAA games.
Strong working knowledge of 3DS Max and Photoshop, as well as, experience in using editors to lay out environments.
Strong knowledge of Substance / Quixel packages
Experience creating environments using modular systems.
An Understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
Experience applying and tweaking shaders.
A keen eye for spatial composition and building believable scenes.
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.
International travel may be required as part of the role.

Pluses

Experience with Cry Engine.
Hard surface modeling experience.
Experience using ZBrush or Mudbox for organic shapes.
Knowledge and/or experience with PBR
Experience with programmatic and/or parametric environment generation tools.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
An avid gamer.
Experience in architecture, interior or industrial design.

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Tools Programmer

Description

Foundry 42 LTD is looking for a Tools Programmer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!
The Tools Programmer 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.
* International travel may be required as part of the role.

Bonus points can include

* 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).

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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