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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting Sr Game/AI Programmer, Producer, Lead Animator, Sr Cinematic Designer & Sr Tools Programmer

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Senior Game/AI Programmer

Description

Foundry 42 Ltd in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a talented and experienced Senior Game/AI Programmer to drive AI/Game Code development for the First Person Shooter areas of Star Citizen/Squadron 42 with the code and production groups across multiple studios.

Responsibilities:

• Work with existing engine code base to develop and enhance game play. This includes player / world interaction, AI strategies and rules, game play, etc.
• Develop game code and extend AI code for a high profile game
• 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
• Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies
• Actively participate in team working on project by making recommendations on how to improve product quality as well as group productivity
• Provide input to department project status meetings
• 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:

• 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 C++
• Strong software engineering and debugging skills
• Experience with current console and PC development processes
• Experience with state-of-the-art game development tools and methods
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features
• Knowledge of 3D math
• Strong multi-threaded programming skills
• Continue to enhance programming and communications skills
• 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 to a consistent high quality standard within given time constraints
• Excellent English communication and written skills
• Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany
• International travel may be required as part of the role

Pluses:

• Knowledge with CryENGINE
• Lua and/or Python development skills
• UI development experience, including Scaleform and/or Flash/AS2/AS3 knowledge
• Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features
• 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

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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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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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 Cinematic Designer

Description

Foundry 42 in Frankfurt, Germany is looking for a Senior Cinematic Designer to create high-quality cutscenes for Squadron 42 under the direction of the Cinematic Directors.

Responsibilities:

Scripting, layout, and incorporation of in-game and/or pre-rendered cutscenes, level locations and cutscene elements using the CryENGINE/Lumberyard Sandbox Editor
Create art and VFX assets for cutscenes by using existing tools based upon needs
Work closely with Cinematic and Cinematic Art Directors to assure a high degree of quality on all cutscenes
Assist in documentation of cinematic development processes and techniques
Coordinate with cross-studio groups including art, animation, audio and production to achieve project objectives
Provide guidance and assistance where required, and is willing to accept guidance and assistance when required
Show a strong passion for making the highest quality state of the art games
Contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development
Actively participate in team working on project by making recommendations on how to improve product quality as well as group productivity
Mentor and supervise less experienced designers to increase overall scene design quality

Requirements:

4+ years of professional experience in game development – in a Cinematic Artist/Design capacity
Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
Experienced understanding and ability to build high-quality cutscenes with a focus on cinematic techniques including: camera angles, scene layout and blocking, color and lighting design, and actor blocking
A thorough understanding of cinematic production pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation
Demonstrable CG experience in commercials, features and/or games
Strong layout and camera animation skills
Understanding of animation, timing, staging and storytelling techniques
Clear understanding of film language, cinematography, demonstrating strong composition, continuity and camera angle choices
Follow direction as well as provide imaginative, creative solutions to problems
Experience with next generation AAA game engines
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
International travel may be required as part of the role
Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pluses:

Knowledge with CryENGINE/Lumberyard, especially the Sandbox toolset
Experience in using scripting tools including: AI, in-game interactive sequences, scenario design, etc
Cinematography knowledge
Strong interest in science fiction based themes
Experience with story boarding, gesture drawing and composition
Experience with making film

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

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:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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