Added by on 2017-05-18

Starbreeze Studio Recruiting Lead Artist, Senior Animator, Game Economy Designer, Art Producer/Outsourcing Manager, Game Producer & AI Programmer

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Lead Artist

Starbreeze is now looking for a Lead Artist to join our award-winning team in Stockholm.
As the outstanding communicator and organizer you are you will as the lead artist be responsible for managing art production, supervising art teams and reviewing all art content production towards AAA delivery. You will be an accomplished production-focused artist with a proven track record in the game industry and an excellent creative and technical ability. To accomplish this you will work closely with Art Director, Art Manager and Producers to meet deadlines and product vision.

Job tasks:

Help the team technically and artistically to carry out the art director’s vision
Work closely with outsorcing managers and level designers to ensure that the worlds the artists build not only look good, but also are functional game play spaces
Ensure that art assets are delivered according to the product requirements
Support the development of employees in the team
Manage employees’ skills, and continue to develop processes, methods, and workflows
You have at least 5 years in the industry and a strong knowledge of the latest tools in game creation process (Substance, QUIXEL, Zbrush etc). You have the ability to lead teams and communicate fluently and efficiently with other departments. You communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.

To be successful in this position you

Strong knowledge in Maya (or similar) and Photoshop
Strong Knowledge in PBR shading
Superb knowledge in normal map creation/baking process
Deep understanding of Game Engines and dedicated platforms budget requirements
Be able to inspire and motivate a large team of creative talent
Have excellent communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
Have conflict resolution and problem-solving skills

Portfolio:

Your portfolio must be provided through a website
Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part:
We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.
Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and meet you.
We recommend you to apply as soon as possible; selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English.

Apply here:- https://jobs.starbreeze.com/jobs/11261-lead-artist
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Senior Animator

Looking to bring senior animation to the re-animated? Then this might just be the job for you! Starbreeze is now looking for talented Senior Animators to join our award-winning team in Stockholm.
As an Senior Animator at Starbreeze, you will be responsible for creating solid animations, both in-game and in cinematics. You play a crucial role when it comes to tying together gameplay, storytelling and character movement. You will be responsible for pitching ideas and creating prototypes, and might even be part of directing the actors and stuntmen during motion capture sessions. Ultimately, you will bring polish to the final stage, and bring life-like (and un-life-like, of course) animations into the game.

Job Tasks:

Collaborate with the Animation Lead with respect to Art, Engineering and Design teams to define the animation style, produce pre-visualizations and present concept ideas to the team
Create the animations for both in-game behavior as well as predefined sequences (or cut scenes)
Understand and have worked with game-required techniques such as blending, tagging, state machine transitions, animation blending trees, compression, etc.
Create compelling character performances, utilizing both key framed and motion capture techniques, to compliment the game design and promote the artistic vision of the game as a whole
Work with the Producers, Department Leads and Animation team to establish methods to improve the production pipeline, tools and systems that will benefit the integrity of the animations for the studio
Assist in troubleshooting animation and technical issues
Clearly communicate updates and concerns in a timely manner to the Production team to ensure project goals are met and delivered to the highest level
Expected to give advice and mentor entry level Animators

You have at least 5 years experience working with animations in the game industry with at least two shipped AAA title. You are an experienced Maya and possibly Motion Builder user and have an expert understanding of all animation principles. Experience and knowledge of the Unreal game engine is an advantage. We also consider storyboarding skills, a love for zombies/The Walking Dead franchise and a strong interest in working on Virtual Reality experiences as strong positives. You must be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

To be successful in this position you have:

A strong understanding of quick and efficient iteration techniques that respect the gameplay requirements but also display the highest quality possible
The ability to work well with other animators, leads and directors
Superior artistic interpretation skills
Excellent communication skills that allow to work efficiently with other disciplines and departments
Contribute and be part of a highly creative team, giving and receiving feedback
General understanding of game asset creation pipelines and ability to learn and master new tools, processes and pipelines
Proficiencies in MotionBuilder and Maya
Familiarity and excitement for games and game development
A Reel demonstrating solid in-game, as well as cinematic animations, illustrating a clear understanding of the various animation principles
An absolute passion for videogames and animation.

Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part:

We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.
Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your resumé and meet you!
We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and personal letter to be considered.

Apply here:- https://jobs.starbreeze.com/jobs/12652-senior-animator
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Game Economy Designer

In your role as Game Economy Designer your responsibility is to understand how a game works as a service for its customers and how the customers behave in it. To do so, you will lead the design efforts in collaboration with the Producers and team Leads to define the game economy of the project with a constantly evolving live game service.
You will be identifying and developing the purchase drivers in the game economy context, and providing constant data-driven recommendations on design, tuning and pricing in order to improve game financial performance. Pre-release, you will be designing the virtual products a game will offer, define metrics that allow you to individually measure their impact in a given title, and work closely with the development team to see those designs refined and metrics implemented. Post-launch, you will analyze the collected data and report which are the performing/underperforming aspects of the game economic model and why, providing solutions to the development team.

Job tasks:

Create, implement and maintain the game’s economy and other complex systems that shape player progression and experience.
Define the virtual product and their statistics with the development team
Define the relations and interdependencies of these products/statistics and how they affect the game progression
Create and maintain an economy model that stimulate different player behaviors in short, medium and long term
Balance the needs for those virtual products, their relation, life cycle, streams of availability
Manage pricing as to create specific price point roles, implement selling strategies for higher price points.
Regularly provide user feedback and stat/price point tuning to development team based on play-testing, both during game development and post-release
Analyze the evolution of the metrics you defined to spot both monetization bottlenecks and facilitators, then report suggestions for the game design or strategy accordingly
You have a bachelor degree in Economics, Business Management or Business Administration, preferably specialized in Marketing, Market Research or Strategic direction. You have excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skill. You are a master of Excel and communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing. You have a passion for games on all existing formats: board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, gambling, all genres of videogames with special focus on FPS and competitive games. It is seen as a plus if you have previous experience as game designer, social designer or gambling designer and/or in community managing, marketing or product manager.

To be successful in this position you have:

Strong sensitivity to gameplay and game design, understanding how to tailor your models and calculations to the needs of both existing and new game features
Strong analytical and formal thinking, able to break problems down in their key variables and identify the relations between them.
Strong econometrics skills, able to model problems into quantitative systems, and draw qualitative conclusions out of quantitative data.
Strong marketing knowledge, able to formulate adequate selling strategies to improve the financial performance.
Statistics knowledge, able to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its economy design.
Understanding of client/server architecture and data collecting pipeline and mining.
Ability to work well independently and within a team
A collaborative approach to problem solving, able to understand well the problem at hand and to communicate effectively the results of your analysis Previous experience in econometrics / data mining
Curiosity and consistent drive for keeping up on the latest trends in F2P mobile games
Still reading? Good because here comes the good part of this job ad:
We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and meet you.
We recommend you to apply as soon as possible; selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and personal letter to be considered.

Apply here:- https://jobs.starbreeze.com/jobs/8379-game-economy-designer
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Art Producer/Outsourcing Manager

In camp of survivors, it is great to have a variety of skills, but they count for nothing if the most crucial attribute is absent. Leadership. If you agree, then this might just be the job for you! Starbreeze is now looking for a Art Producer to join our award-winning team in Stockholm.
As an Art Producer, you will have ownership of project specific art sets, including environments, props, vehicles, weapons, VFX and characters. You will assure that the required art sets will be identified, documented, art directed, scheduled and produced by external vendors within the targeted scope. You will collaborate with the internal art team, as well as report to the Outsource Manager, the project Art Director and Lead Artist.
Your interest lies in leadership and production. You are experienced and comfortable with all principles of art. You’re able to multi-task, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Job Tasks:

You are an organized and good leader, strategic, and thoughtful in all interactions with the internal and external teams and partners
Manage communications and provide feedback to artists. Help maintain a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams
Produce detailed asset production documentation for the entire art sets, gather reference, work with concept artists and provide benchmark asset from production. Apply art pipeline processes, and engine requirements to all to support the external vendors
Quality assure all incoming art assets, provide detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor. Assure the delivery of quality assets to the development team
Oversee the art asset implementation and technical aspects and functionality. Follow through with any revisions required to have these game ready
Coordinate with the Outsource Manager to schedule and track production
Constantly and proactively seek to improve the production processes, tools and pipelines for multiple art discipline
Work closely with the team to ensure the art quality is consistent and cohesive with the art direction and game needs
You have experience working as a 3D artist within the games industry or equivalent. You understand real-time graphics, and have preferably worked on at least one released title. You have a proven and strong interest in all aspects of art supervision and management in the game industry and are a hands-on person with good communication skills. You will be fluent in English, both verbally and written.

To be successful in this position you have:

Strong artistic skill set, a good sense of scale and proportions, materials and color/light
Ability to lead external teams, excellent communication, be proactive and self-driven
An expert understanding of production and proven ability to problem-solve, schedule, communicate and monitor tasks
Great with time estimations, assessments and prioritizing

Portfolio:

You need to be able to produce examples of your relevant artistic skill and your documentation skills
Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part bit:
We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.
Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your resumé and meet you!
We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and personal letter to be considered.

“Internal Finders Fee”

Apply here:- https://jobs.starbreeze.com/jobs/8367-art-producer-outsourcing-manager
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Game Producer

Do you want to see your band of warriors and survivors through the many pitfalls that await them? Then this might just be the job for you! Starbreeze is now looking for a Game Producer to join our award-winning team in Stockholm.
As a Game Producer your main objective is to lead and support the team from concept to final, and release a high quality product within the creative scope and budget. During production, you are responsible for the whole strategic planning and delivery of milestones, empowering communication and proper workflows within the team. You will ensure the leads of each discipline drive towards the same vision, objectives, and quality standards.
After release you are in charge of the “Live Operations” of the game, keeping a high retention of players through new content creation and improving revenues based on data analysis.

Job Tasks:

Organize a team’s workflow following a milestone-based schedule
Plan and follow up on the different production cycles: pitch, concept, design documentation, prototype, vertical slice, alpha, beta, gold and ”Live operations”
Oversee quality in all areas of the game development. Be able to provide/search for the proper solutions on every detail of the game, while always keeping the macro-vision
Ensure proper communication channels are built within the internal and external teams
Deliver the project on time, while respecting the allocated budget
Lead recruitment processes to ensure the project is properly staffed
The producer is assisted on a daily basis by the Global Development Team, to ensure the game is always on track, within scope, and respecting the allocated budget
You have at least 5 years experience as a producer within the game industry. You have proven and strong organizational skills and a hard-working attitude with excellent communication skills. You are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing, and are able to work in English on a daily basis.

To be successful in this position you are:

Able to manage, motivate and work with a team under pressure
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Possess a great passion for video games
Be a team player

Portfolio:

Your portfolio must be provided through a website
Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part bit:
We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.
Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your resumé and meet you!
We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and personal letter to be considered.

Apply here:- https://jobs.starbreeze.com/jobs/8391-game-producer
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AI Programmer

Do you have a strong passion for game AI and understanding of what makes fun gameplay? Then this might just be the job for you! Starbreeze is now looking for a AI Programmer to join our kick-ass team in Stockholm.
As an AI Programmer you will work with designers to create a robust core AI system to be utilized throughout the game levels. This includes creating and using technologies, tools and systems in the areas of pathfinding, tactical decision making, group movement and communication, combat and interaction. You will also be responsible to create specific AI behaviors to cover the requirements of the game.

Job Tasks:

You are responsible for delivering a great end-user experience together with your team
You know how to balance functional and technical requirements in areas of performance and stability
You make sure that any AI behavior implementation is robust to function in a multiplayer game
You have ownership of features implemented by you
You have at least 3 years of professional game development. You have prior experience working as a programmer on at least one shipped title. You have a strong passion for game AI and understanding of what makes fun gameplay. You must be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

To be successful in this position you are:

Good knowledge of AI pathfinding algorithms such as A*
Experience with scripting languages, such as LUA, JavaScript, Python
Good knowledge about multiplayer games
Familiarity with performance profiling and debugging
Familiarity with animation, physics and gameplay code in general
Comfortable with git, and familiar with other version control systems

Portfolio:

Your portfolio must be provided through a website
Still reading? Good because here comes the good part of this job ad:
We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and meet you.

We recommend you to apply as soon as possible; selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and personal letter to be considered.

Apply here:- https://jobs.starbreeze.com/jobs/8392-ai-programmer
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