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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting Real-Time VFX Artist, Senior Game/Animation Programmer, Senior Game/AI Programmer, Senior Environment Artist, Senior Cinematic Designer & Senior Tools Programmer

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Real-Time VFX Artist – Frankfurt

Description

Foundry 42 Frankfurt is looking for a Real-Time VFX Artist capable of creating high quality Real-Time 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 Real-Time visual effects for Science Fiction environments, vehicles and weapons.

Responsibilities

* Work closely with other artists and designers to implement Art Director’s vision.
* Create convincing Real-Time 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.
* 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 video game VFX.
* Excellent understanding of: o Real-time particle systems, Offline fluid systems such as FumeFX, 2D packages such as Photoshop and After Effects.
* Willing to relocate to Frankfurt, Germany.

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:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Game/Animation Programmer – Frankfurt

Description

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

Responsibilities:

• Work with existing engine code base to develop and enhance the core animation systems
• Develop game code and extend animation code for a high profile game
• Ensure consistency with other character related disciplines such as design, animation, tech art, audio and game code
• 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)
• Clear interest in creating animation technology
• Experience solving animation and character related problems within game development
• Expert in 3D animation and 3D math
• Basic knowledge of player and AI systems (state machines, behavior trees, input handling, etc.)
• Experience with 3D character and/or vehicle animation systems including skeletal animation
• Knowledge of skinning and morph target technology
• Experience with using IK, blending, and motion capture data in games
• Excellent understanding of C++
• 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
• Strong software engineering and debugging 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
• Experience developing animation technology (such as IK/FK systems, blend trees, facial animation systems, etc.)
• Experience with multi-thread programming
• Experience with multiplayer programming
• Experience with large codebases
• Master’s degree or higher
• Experience working on asset pipelines and tools
• Knowledge of scripting languages
• Experience with Maya or similar DCC tools
• Experience with motion capture systems

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Game/AI Programmer – Frankfurt

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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Senior Environment Artist – Frankfurt

Description

Foundry 42 in Frankfurt, Germany 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
Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Cinematic Designer – Frankfurt

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 – Frankfurt

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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