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Idol Minds Recruiting Console Game Programmer, Senior Programmer, Senior Graphics Programmer, Senior Tools Programmer, Entry Game Programmer, Senior Character Artist, Technical Artist, Senior Environment Artist & Lighting/VFX Artist

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Console Game Programmer

Come join us in sunny Westminster, Colorado
and help us make some awesome games!
We are currently in development on a major console game with a AAA publisher and are looking
for Console Game Programmers with current generation console experience to join our growing
team. As a mid-level to senior engineer you will help us build games and experiences for
multiple platforms including consoles, PC, and mobile. In addition, you will work with a group of
industry veterans to provide direction and leadership to more junior staff.

Responsibilities:

 Join a team of software engineers in the design and implementation of game features
and platform code
 Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and
development
 Help our games work on consoles, PC, and mobile platforms
 Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship

Required Skills:

 Fluent in C# and C++
 Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with
excellent debugging and strong communications skills
 A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with good
coding standards
 Comfortable working within and enhancing an established code framework
 Passionate about making games
 Patient and calm during periods of stress
 Degree in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent
 Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong team player who is able to work with
people from all game development disciplines

Beneficial Skills:

 WPF/XAML experience
 QT Experience
 MVVM Experience
 SQL Experience
 Experience working on PC games
 Experience working with Unity
 Experience with graphics and shaders work

Required Experience:

 5+ years programming experience
 Experience working on current generation gaming consoles
 Multiple shipped titles

To Apply:

 Email job@idolminds.com (subject: “Console Programmer – your name”)
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Senior Programmer

Come join us in sunny Westminster, Colorado
and help us make some awesome games!
We are currently in development on a major console game with a AAA publisher and are
looking for Senior Programmers who are interested in joining our growing company. As
a senior engineer you will implement systems, gameplay components, and visuals on
our games. In addition, you will work with a group of industry veterans to provide
direction and leadership to more junior staff.

Responsibilities

 Join a team of software engineers in the design and implementation of core
game features
 Collaborate with designers, artists and others to implement and fine-tune game
features
 Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s
production and development.
 Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship
 Collaborate with Technology Director and Game Lead on technical design, core
tech and feature roll out
 Contribute to the visual fidelity of our games

Required Skills

 Experience shipping games in a senior or lead role
 Expert on at least one major current gen platform
 Fluent in C++, C#
 Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver
with excellent debugging and strong communications skills
 A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with
good coding standards
 Ability to mentor, interview, and evaluate programmers
 Comfortable working within and enhancing an established code framework
 Passionate about making games
 Patient and calm during periods of stress
 Degree in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent
 Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong team player

Beneficial Skills

 .NET programming experience
 Experience working with Maya API
 Unity Experience
 WPF/XAML Experience
 QT Experience
 MVVM Experience

Required Experience

 5+ years C++ programming experience
 Multiple shipped games
 AAA games experience
 Graphics programming experience on PC or consoles
 Experience with Perforce or other source control systems
 Experience on at least one current gen console

To Apply:

 Email job@idolminds.com (subject: “Senior Programmer – your name”)
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Senior Graphics Programmer

Come join us in sunny Westminster, Colorado
and help us make some awesome games!
We are currently in development on a major console game with a top tier publisher.
We’re looking for outstanding senior graphics programmers who are interested in making
great-looking console games with our growing team.

Responsibilities:

 As stated above, make our games look stunning
 Research, implement, and perfect the look of our exciting new games
 Work with our talented artists, and take charge of the shaders, lighting, and fullscreen
effects
 Improve and support our art pipelines
 Research the latest rendering techniques and algorithms to keep on the cutting
edge of the industry
 Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship
 Collaborate with Technology Director and Game Lead on technical design, core
tech and feature roll out

Required Skills:

 Expertise in the latest shading and lighting techniques
 Strong 3d math and linear algebra skills
 Expert on at least one major current gen platform
 Fluent in C++, C#
 Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver
with excellent debugging and strong communications skills
 A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with
good coding standards
 A desire to create the best visual fidelity in games
 Ability to mentor, interview, and evaluate programmers
 Comfortable working within and enhancing an established code framework
 Passionate about making games
 Patient and calm during periods of stress
 Degree in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent
 Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong team player

Beneficial Skills:

 .NET programming experience
 Experience working with Maya API
 Unity Experience
 WPF/XAML Experience
 QT Experience
 MVVM Experience
 Experience working with Maya or other 3D modeling applications

Required Experience

 5+ years C++ programming experience
 Multiple shipped games
 AAA games experience
 Graphics programming experience on PC or consoles
 Experience with Perforce or other source control systems

To Apply:

 Email job@idolminds.com (subject: “Graphics Programmer – your name”)
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Senior Tools Programmer

Come join us in sunny Westminster, Colorado
and help us make some awesome games!
We are currently in development on a major console game with a AAA publisher and are looking
for Tools Programmers to take our suite of tools to the next level. As a senior engineer you will
implement tools and build pipelines for our games. In addition, you will work with a group of
industry veterans to provide direction and leadership to more junior staff.

Responsibilities

 Join a team of software engineers in the design and implementation of game
development tools
 Develop cross-platform (Mac and PC) tools used in game development
 Collaborate with designers, artists and others to implement and fine-tune tool features
 Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and
development
 Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship
 Collaborate with Technology Director and Game Lead on technical design, core tech
and feature roll out

Required Skills:

 Fluent in C# and C++
 Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with
excellent debugging and strong communications skills
 A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with good
coding standards
 Comfortable working within and enhancing an established code framework
 Passionate about making games and improving the workflow for a team making games
 Patient and calm during periods of stress
 Degree in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent
 Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong team player who is able to work with
people from all game development disciplines

Beneficial Skills:

 WPF/XAML experience
 QT Experience
 MVVM Experience
 SQL Experience
 AWS Experience
 Build pipeline experience
 Build system experience
 Experience working with Unity
 Experience working with Maya API
 Experience with Perforce or other source control systems

Required Experience:

 5+ years programming experience
 3+ years professional tool development experience

To Apply:

 Email job@idolminds.com (subject: “Tools Programmer – your Name”)
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Entry Game Programmer

Come join us in sunny Westminster, Colorado
and help us make some awesome games!
We are currently in development on a major console game with a AAA publisher and are looking
for Entry-Level Game Programmers who are interested in starting their careers with us. You will
be part of helping us build fun and engaging games, by having responsibilities across a wide
range of game systems.

Responsibilities

 Join a team of software engineers in the design and implementation of our games
 Collaborate with designers, artists and others to implement and fine-tune game features
 Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and
development
 Work as a part of a talented group of programmers and grow your skillset

Required Skills:

 Fluent in C# and C++
 Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with
excellent debugging and strong communications skills
 A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with good
coding standards
 Comfortable working within and enhancing an established code framework
 Passionate about making games and improving the workflow for a team making games
 Patient and calm during periods of stress
 Degree in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent
 Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong team player who is able to work with
people from all game development disciplines

Beneficial Skills:

 WPF/XAML experience
 QT Experience
 Mobile development experience
 Current-gen console experience
 Experience working with Unity
 Experience with Perforce or other source control systems
 Professional experience a plus

To Apply:

 Email job@idolminds.com (subject: “Entry Game Programmer – your Name”)
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Senior Character Artist

Idol Minds is an independent game developer that has been creating fun and
innovative games for the past 17 years. We are currently in development on a
major console title and we are looking for talented artists to join our team.

Requirements:

 Work with studio Art Director to create cinematic quality characters
 Train, mentor and manage more junior level artists
 Create character assets for an upcoming console title
 Be able to work quickly and efficiently while adhering to the established art direction
 Be able to create clean and efficient character models optimized for real time game use
 Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, able to accept constructive criticism and art direction
 Excellent communication and organizational skills
 Willingness to learn new methods and techniques for asset creation
 Ability and willingness to adapt to new art styles

Qualifications:

 3-5 years of relevant game development experience
 Ability to train and mentor junior level character artists
 A portfolio link showcasing your highest quality 3d and 2d artwork
 Proficiency creating 3d assets using Zbrush and Maya
 Proficiency creating 2d artwork in Photoshop
 Experience creating physically based rendered game assets
 Solid understanding of artistic fundamentals such as light, color and composition
 Solid understanding of the human form, proportions, and mechanics
 Experience with animation or rigging in Maya is a plus
 Experience with MEL scripting or Python a plus

Position Details

 This is a full time position
 This position includes health benefits

To Apply

 Email job@idolminds.com with the subject: “Senior Character Artist – your name”)
 Must submit both a portfolio link and a resume
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Technical Artist

Idol Minds is an independent game developer that has been creating fun and
innovative games for the past 19 years. We are currently in development on a
major console title and we are looking for talented artists to join our team.

Requirements:

 Build and troubleshoot character rigs for real time game assets
 Solve technical production issues throughout the content creation pipeline
 Work to streamline art workflows and pipelines by developing tools/scripts/plugins to help
speed production
 Excel as a team player and strive to maximize team/department performance
 Ability to be proactive and anticipate potential problems before they occur
 Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and is able to accept constructive criticism and art
direction
 Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Qualifications:

 A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a technical artist in the game industry
 A reel showcasing your best rigging and tool development work
 Proficiency with Maya
 Proficiency with Mel scripting and Python
 Experience creating real time character rigs
 Experience creating and troubleshooting facial animation rigs
 Experience creating rigging tools
 Proficiency with the Unity game engine a plus
 Animation skills a plus

Position Details

 This is a full time position
 This position includes health benefits

To Apply:

 Email job@idolminds.com (subject: “Technical Artist – your name”)
 Must submit both a demo reel link and a resume
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Senior Environment Artist

Idol Minds is an independent game developer that has been creating fun and
innovative games for the past 17 years. We are currently in development on a
major console title and we are looking for talented artists to join our team.

Responsibilities:

 Work with studio Art Director to create high quality game environments
 Train, mentor and manage more junior level environment artists
 Layout and build complete levels that meet the needs of design and the cinematic team
 Create high-quality level and prop models
 Be able to work quickly and efficiently while adhering to the established art direction
 Work creatively both independently as well as with art direction
 Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, able to accept constructive criticism and art direction
 Ability and willingness to adapt to new art styles

Qualifications:

 3-5 years of relevant game development experience
 A portfolio showing a professional level work creating real time game assets
 Proficiency with Maya, Photoshop, and Unity
 Proficiency creating 2d artwork in Photoshop
 Experience creating physically based rendered game assets
 Solid understanding of art fundamentals such as light, shadow, form, color, and composition
 Experience with lighting and VFX a plus
 Experience with Mel scripting or Python a plus

To Apply

 Email job@idolminds.com with the subject: “Sr Env Art – your name”
 Submit a portfolio link and a resume
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Lighting/VFX Artist

Idol Minds is an independent game developer that has been creating fun and
innovative games for the past 17 years. We are currently in development on a
major console title and we are looking for talented artists to join our team.

Responsibilities:

 Light game environments using Unity game engine
 Bake scene lights using Unity’s light mapper
 Create VFX systems using Unity’s particle tools
 Assist in creation of environment assets when necessary
 Be able to work quickly and efficiently while adhering to the established art direction
 Work creatively both independently as well as with art direction
 Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, able to accept constructive criticism and art direction

Qualifications:

 Excellent understanding of artistic fundamentals such as light, shadow, form, color, and
composition
 A portfolio showcasing relevant environment art, lighting, and VFX work
 Proficiency with Maya, Photoshop, and Unity
 Experience creating and lighting real time game assets
 Excellent communication and organizational skills
 Scripting experience a plus

To Apply

 Email job@idolminds.com with the subject: “Lighting/VFX Artist – your name”
 Submit a portfolio link and a resume
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