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Cloud Imperium Game Recruiting Senior Audio Engineer, Senior Lighting Artist & Senior Animator

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Senior Audio Engineer

Description

You will work in-house at our studio in Manchester, UK, in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game audio features and systems in Cloud Imperium’s games.Foundry 42 is looking for an experienced (senior or above) Audio Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen.

Responsibilities:

Working day-to-day with members of the CIG Audio department on audio implementation
Collaborating closely with sound designers, and dialogue & music implementation specialists on designing and engineering high level audio systems to maximise the end-user’s sonic experience
Developing, enhancing and optimising the audio engine wherever possible
Maintaining and improving tools, assistive tech and audio workflow within the game and editor
Contributing to maintenance of audio asset build systems, including the dialogue/localisation pipeline
Designing and producing unit testing/automated testing systems with an emphasis on audio
Taking ownership of aforementioned systems and iterating upon them; documenting where appropriate
Sharing knowledge and expertise to improve the CIG Audio engineering team as a whole
Continually learning and improving upon your audio engineering/programming skills and how to apply them
Providing training, support (and potentially mentoring) developers

Requirements:

Strong C++ programming skills
Experience programming game audio features and systems
A passion for making and playing games
Can work well in a cooperative team environment
Knowledge of audio engineering, principles of sound, acoustics, digital signal processing
Integrating audio closely with animation, VFX, physics and UI
One or more shipped products, especially PC products

Bonus points can include:

Experience with WWise, and/or other game audio systems
Experience with audio tool development
CryEngine experience or other established middleware
Experience with localization and dialogue pipelines and tools
Multi-threaded programming skills and knowledge
Online game and/or MMO development experience
Procedural audio techniques
Network audio synchronisation

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

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

Description

The Senior Lighting Artist will work in a cooperative, international, 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. They should also demonstrate a strong ability to utilize in-house tools to solve technical problems and improve performance as well as interacting with engineers to help develop new tools and workflows.

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.
• Profile existing and future levels to maximize the quality of lighting on characters and environments while staying within performance budgets.

Experience & Skills:

• Experience in creating and shipping AAA quality titles as a real-time lighting artist.
• 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.
• Great communication skills and an ability to work autonomously with minimal guidance.
• Working knowledge of Maya, and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages.

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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Senior Animator

Description

Foundry 42 LTD in UK is looking for a Senior Animator to work with the design team under direction of the Game Director and Animation Director on animation related areas within squadron 42 and the FPS module for Star Citizen.

Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with Animation Director, Animation Lead and Senior Animators on implementing animations within the game engine
* Create key frame animation as well as working with motion capture data for ingame assests * while following the given style guide.
* Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
* Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved

Requirements:

* 4+ years of professional experiencing in game development – in an Animator capacity
* Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, 3D 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
* 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 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

Pluses:

* Knowledge with CryEngine
* Motion Capture experience (Motionbuilder)
* Cinematography knowledge
* Experience with rigging
* Strong interest in science fiction based themes
* Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboartion with external studios

Apply here:- recruitment@cloudimperiumgames.com
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