Added by on 2014-06-25

Dovetail Games Recruiting Junior Artist, Content Technical Designer, Character Animator & GUI Artist

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Junior Artist

Role title: Junior Artist
Reports to: Content Leader
Department: 008 Trains Content
Base Location: Chatham

Overview of Department

Dovetail Games is looking to employ a Junior 3D Artist on a 1 year fixed term basis to work as part of a development team, producing high quality game assets for current and future game titles and their downloadable content. The candidate should be able to show a strong portfolio of quality 3D artwork with a good understanding of asset creation for games. Skills in 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop are essential.

Overview of Role
Summary of Key Responsibilities

The creation of high quality game assets using 3D Studio Max and Photoshop
Creating and maintaining game assets and content using in-house development tools
Working as part of a team to resolve design and gameplay issues as they emerge during development
Critically review artwork produced for the product at each stage of development
Time management and organisation of their current workload

Relationship Management
Audience:

Leadership teams across Dovetail Games
The HR Department
External suppliers and contacts
Internal contacts within the business i.e. Brand, Marketing, Studio

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following;

Able to create models in 3D Studio Max
Able to create textures using Adobe Photoshop
Able to develop high quality game assets
Co-ordinate with the Content Manager and Senior Artist to create realistic task estimates and timescales
Work with the other team members to ensure realistic simulations are created
Able to develop to the standard consistent with Dovetail Games products
Must be self-motivated, a good communicator and have a positive attitude
Must work well as part of a team
Person Spec

Qualifications and Training
Essential

• Minimum maths & English GCSE C and above or equivalent, CSE, O’Level, Level 2 NVQ

Desirable

• 3D Studio Max training
• Adobe Photoshop training

Experience
Essential

• Has own portfolio of work either from personal projects, academic work or previous employment
• Strong skills in 3D modelling and texture creation

Desirable

• Experience within the game development/modding community
• Experience of development using a next gen game engine such as Unreal, CryEngine or Unity
• Worked within an office environment

Skills, Aptitudes and Abilities
Essential

• IT Literate including all Microsoft office applications
• Strong time management skills
• Ability to prioritise workload

Desirable

• Knowledge and appreciation of Trains

Personal Qualities and Attributes
Essential

• Excellent organisation and people skills
• Articulate
• Confident
• Creative and Innovative
• Team Player
• Takes initiative
• Attention to detail
• Positive Attitude
• Demonstrates accountability/integrity
• Respectful and considerate
• Strong communication skills at all levels
• Confident to challenge and ask questions
• Reliable
• Flexible
• Friendly
• Work well in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

Desirable

• Gamer
• Appreciation of engineering, architecture gaming etc.

About Dovetail Games

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about building beautiful worlds that empower players with the freedom to unleash their creativity, and live out their dreams. Today we build and publish the World’s No.1 Train Simulator, but this is only the start of our journey. We’re growing fast and we have big ambitions. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. Talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of our journey, then join the team in one of our three UK locations – Chatham, Godalming or Stirling.
At Dovetail Games, we’re embracing the future of gaming.
Are you?

If you would like to apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@dovetailgames.com stating the job reference in the email subject header.

– See more at: http://www.dovetailgames.com/vacancies/2014/jun/23/junior-artist-ref-jach008#sthash.B4pyzclN.dpuf
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Content Technical Designer

Role title: Content Technical Designer
Reports to: Content Leader
Department: 008 Trains Content
Base Location: Chatham

Overview of Department

Dovetail Games is seeking to recruit a Technical scripter who will work with all aspects of the team, while working alongside Content leaders to help develop and support content for our train simulation titles.
The successful candidate will have 1-2 years’ experience working in the games industry with strong engineering skills and an in depth knowledge of common scripting languages.

Overview of Role

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Able to understand, specify and implement signalling systems
Able to research, specify and implement rolling stock physics and functionality
Relationship Management

Audience:

Leadership teams across Dovetail Games
The HR Department
External suppliers and contacts
Internal contacts within the business i.e. Brand, Marketing, Studio

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following;

Able to understand, specify and implement signalling systems within the constraints of the simulator
Able to research, specify and implement rolling stock physics and functionality
Able to research, design and implement new and innovative functionality
Work with team members to create compelling content
Create suitable documentation for internal and external audiences
Assist with testing and bug-fixing where necessary
Person Spec

Qualifications and Training

Essential

• A level Maths or Physics
• Engineering qualification

Desirable

• Strong Academic background
• 2:1 Degree

Experience
Essential

• Knowledge and experience in using scripting languages for the creation of gameplay and features

Desirable

• 2 Years in the games industry
• Knowledge of simulation games

Skills, Aptitudes and Abilities
Essential

• Good verbal and written English skills
• Highly numerate
• Must be a creative but practical problem solver
• Must be resourceful, self-motivated and organised
• Working knowledge of MS Office software

Desirable

• Presentation skills
• Experience creating and maintaining task schedules
• Interpersonal and relationship building skills

Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

• Good organization and people skills
• Articulate
• Creative and Innovative
• Takes initiative
• Attention to detail
• Positive Attitude
• Respectful and considerate
• Reliable
• Flexible
• Friendly

Desirable

• Simulation Gamer
• Gamer

About Dovetail Games

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about building beautiful worlds that empower players with the freedom to unleash their creativity, and live out their dreams. Today we build and publish the World’s No.1 Train Simulator, but this is only the start of our journey. We’re growing fast and we have big ambitions. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. Talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of our journey, then join the team in one of our three UK locations – Chatham, Godalming or Stirling.

At Dovetail Games, we’re embracing the future of gaming.
Are you?

If you would like to apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@dovetailgames.com stating the job reference in the email subject header.

– See more at: http://www.dovetailgames.com/vacancies/2014/jun/23/content-technical-designer-ref-ctdch008#sthash.daQb3Wbb.dpuf
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Character Animator

Job Title: Character Animator
Reports to: Lead Artist
Department: Sim2
Based at: Chatham, Kent

Job Description

Dovetail Games are looking for a highly talented and dedicated Character Animator / Artist to work with a small and focussed team on a new simulation game based in their Chatham studio. As an animator you’ll be integral to realising the teams’ gameplay aspirations, shaping the simulation to satisfy the high quality targets in place for this exciting new digital hobby.

Key aspects of the role include but are not limited to;

• Apply animation principles to create high-quality character, animal and environment animations while optimizing them to meet technical constraints.
• Produce animations as needed by interpreting the intention of the Creative Director and Lead Artist.
• Be able to quickly prototype animation systems that will serve as a basis for animation- and gameplay-related discussions.
• Develop pipelines for efficiently getting animation from 3D tools such as 3DS Max into third party engine technologies and continuously improve character rigs and export tools reduce time from concept to game ready assets.
• Estimate the time required to carry out own tasks and manage time to meet deadlines
• Ability to work with designers, programmers and other departments to realise gameplay to a high quality.
• Be confident to own an animation set and able to input creative solutions to gameplay problems.
• Manage and maintain animation libraries.

Person Spec
Qualifications and Training
Essential

• BA degree in fine arts or equivalent work experience

Experience
Essential

• Two or more year’s experience working in the games industry as a character animator
• Advanced knowledge of relevant 3D art & animation packages – including 3DS Max
• Must exhibit strong traditional animation skills and be able to demonstrate that knowledge.

Desirable

• Unreal Engine experience
• Ability to model high quality characters

Skills, Aptitudes and Abilities

Essential

• Knowledge of techniques in rigging and skinning for character and prop animation.
• Strong time management skills for themselves and others
• Ability to prioritise workload

Desirable

• Ability to storyboard animation sequences, and create animatics

Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

• Excellent organisation and people skills
• Confident
• Creative and Innovative
• Positive Attitude
• Demonstrates accountability/integrity
• Strong communicate skills at all levels
• Confident to challenge and ask questions
• Reliable
• Friendly

Desirable

• Simulation Gamer
• Gamer

About Dovetail Games

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about building beautiful worlds that empower players with the freedom to unleash their creativity, and live out their dreams. Today we build and publish the World’s No.1 Train Simulator, but this is only the start of our journey. We’re growing fast and we have big ambitions. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. Talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of our journey, then join the team in one of our three UK locations – Chatham, Godalming or Stirling.
At Dovetail Games, we’re embracing the future of gaming.

Are you?

If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@dovetailgames.com, stating the job reference in the email subject header.

– See more at: http://www.dovetailgames.com/vacancies/2014/may/22/character-animator-ref-cach010#sthash.xOQ1lTLq.dpuf
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GUI Artist

Job Title: GUI Artist
Reports to: Creative Director
Department: Sim2
Responsible for: N/A
Based at: Chatham, Kent

Job Description

Dovetail Games are seeking to recruit an experienced User Interface designer to work in our Chatham office. You will assist in the design, creation and implementation of the game menu systems and related overlays for in-game presentation. You will work closely with the design team to develop an intuitive and seamless user experience as well as designing the graphical elements that you will need to build the User Interface.

Key aspects of the role include but are not limited to;

• Work closely with the creative director, lead artist and UI lead to create mockups and prototypes of UI features
• Partner with the lead artist and UI lead to establish and publish the UI art bible
• Design and create required art assets for use in UI creation.
• Work closely with the designers and UI lead to implement UI features and flow
• Rapidly iterate upon design implementations to ensure the most intuitive experience is presented to the player.
Person Spec

Qualifications and Training
Essential

• 2+ years of experience with user interface design for video games or interactive websites
• Minimum maths & English GCSE or equivalent, CSE, O’Level, Level 2 NVQ

Desirable

• Knowledge of Scaleform, Javascript, basic HTML, XML and CSS
• Knowledge of 3DS Max or Maya
Experience

Essential

• Excellent and proven graphic and information design background
• Strong usability design/test experience
• Working within an office environment
• Project Management – strong organisational
• Ability to set up systems and procedures

Desirable

• Working within the gaming or interactive entertainment community
• Working knowledge of design solutions for 3D interfaces

Skills, Aptitudes and Abilities
Essential

• Ability to iterate on clear and complete user/data flows prior to development
• IT Literate including all Microsoft office applications
• Expert with standard art tools of the trade (Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Strong time management skills for themselves and others
• Ability to prioritise workload

Desirable

• Presentation skills
• Expert understanding of Flash: workflow, asset creation, .fla set up, optimization, and organization, animation, components and libraries
• Functional understanding of Flash AS 3 (basic scripting, calls to external targets
Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

• Excellent organisation and people skills
• Articulate
• Confident
• Creative and Innovative
• Takes initiative
• Attention to detail
• Positive Attitude
• Demonstrates accountability/integrity
• Respectful and considerate
• Strong communicate skills at all levels
• Confident to challenge and ask questions
• Cool under pressure
• Reliable
• Flexible
• Friendly
• Work well in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

Desirable

• Simulation Gamer
• Gamer

About Dovetail Games

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about building beautiful worlds that empower players with the freedom to unleash their creativity, and live out their dreams. Today we build and publish the World’s No.1 Train Simulator, but this is only the start of our journey. We’re growing fast and we have big ambitions. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. Talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of our journey, then join the team in one of our three UK locations – Chatham, Godalming or Stirling.
At Dovetail Games, we’re embracing the future of gaming.

Are you?

If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@dovetailgames.com stating the job reference in the email subject header.

– See more at: http://www.dovetailgames.com/vacancies/2014/apr/16/gui-artist-ref-gach010#sthash.lYC42WY1.dpuf
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