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SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

HB Studios is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most successful independent video game developer. We partner with the biggest names in the industry and are currently developing games across all current and upcoming gaming platforms.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development. As a Senior Software Engineer, you are responsible for being a lead or sole developer on a specific area of a game or in the development of a library, tool, or utility.

Location

Lunenburg

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Present technical design documents to Technical Lead, including risk assessments and estimated schedule for an engine design change or new feature
  • Work closely with colleagues across all disciplines on the project team
  • Ensure that the Technical Lead is aware of the progress of assigned work
  • Communicate issues that could disrupt agreed upon schedules with the Technical Lead
  • Implement code and script to the required coding standards
  • Facilitate learning and skill growth in less experienced programmers
  • Maintain knowledge of the games industries’ practices
  • Provide written documentation as required
  • Maintain an internal bug list and promptly respond to problems as they arise
  • Maintain a prioritized feature wish list for any supervised tools
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with all team members

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Passion for video games
  • Ability to program in C++
  • Applied math skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction when necessary
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, outside-the-box thinker

Desirable Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to program in C#
  • Experience in writing games
  • Experience with DirectX / OpenGL / Vulkan
  • Experience with windows programming
  • Practical Unity experience
  • Physics knowledge
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Sr Producer


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SR PRODUCER

HB Studios is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most successful independent video game developer. We have an opportunity for a Senior Producer to join our team of developers, creators and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As a Senior Producer, you will be providing organizational and creative leadership on video game development from initial design through to code release by managing projects to schedule and budget.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Produce one franchise of one or more SKUs.
  • Develop product vision and design with key stakeholders and champion that vision on the team.
  • Ensure the highest possible product quality.
  • Work with the Senior Management Group (SMG) and CEO to evaluate and ensure that appropriate resources and personnel are assigned to each project.
  • Communicate risks, expectations and success criteria to key stakeholders.
  • Proactively anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks.
  • Enforce and help educate staff on HB Studios policies and procedures.
  • Change agent for process improvements; contribute to the ongoing improvement of project processes to achieve efficiencies.
  • Identify, lead, and develop economically viable video or computer game concepts; lead on market trends, patterns and customer requirements worldwide.
  • Oversee project documentation, testing and QA processes.
  • Work with internal staff and direct reports to train and develop their skills; mentor Associate/Junior Producers, Product Managers.
  • Co-ordinate with external partners, contractors and licensors.
  • Assist in the management, tracking and approvals of licensed assets.
  • Develop publisher relationships through effective communication and personal skills.
  • Think outside the box in a challenging and dynamic environment; be a source of creative and innovative solutions.

Work closely with the Executive Producer/CEO and the other SMG members to:

  • Ensure each product’s commercial success.
  • Understand, refine, maintain and disseminate the product vision.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
  • Drive communication.
  • Provide effective coordination of staff.
  • Ensure adequate, efficient and effective project staffing and resolve staffing conflicts across the studio.

 

Key Results

  • High quality projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Good relationships are maintained at all times.
  • High morale is maintained within the team.

 

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree or equivalent / related experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a project management / Producer role.
  • Good understanding of multimedia and software tools.
  • Proficiency in project management software (JIRA, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational and communication (both verbal & written) skills.
  • A proven ability to multi-task, make decisions and solve problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Self-motivated and avid game player.
  • Able and willing to work additional hours as necessary to successfully complete tasks.
  • Excel as a team player and strive to maximize team/department performance.
  • A dedicated work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • A solid understanding of game theory and related technology.
  • A solid understanding of all aspects of the game development life cycle and design process – from concept to delivery.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands on themselves and the project; have a strong ability to maintain professionalism with climate changes, and display finesse when working under adverse conditions.
  • Must be able to distinguish between low and high priority items, concentrating on areas yielding the greatest return, and demonstrate appropriate judgment in determining what requires a “sense of urgency”.
  • Must be flexible, receptive and open to change, and act decisively.
  • Must be willing and able to travel (internationally) for work, where working on weekends or for longer hours may also be required.
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Senior 3D Animator


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SENIOR 3D ANIMATOR

HB Studios is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most successful independent video game developer. We have an opportunity for a Senior 3D Animator to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

 

As a Senior 3D Animator, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining top quality character animation for a ‘AAA’ gaming experience, breathing life and personality into the characters within our games. The successful candidate is comfortable with both realistic and stylized animation with the ability to deliver compelling performances on-screen. A proven understanding of human body mechanics and locomotion, working with motion capture (body and facial) to achieve realism in the movements and mannerisms, designing and maintaining animation controllers which bring our characters to life.

 

Location

Lunenburg

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Process and retarget motion capture data to game assets (characters) using industry standard workflows.
  • Utilize motion capture data as a base to create realistic human motion for gameplay and cut scenes.
  • Animate props using rig and constraint systems.
  • Animate facial rigs by hand, polishing ‘solved’ facial data or using facial clips layered over mocap data.
  • Work within a game engine and pipeline to ensure all completed assets are in a build ready format.
  • Maintain a high level of quality working within design and technical constraints while balancing performance issues.
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers with implementation, troubleshooting, and debugging of animation systems.
  • Participate in team and department meetings and collaborate with team to drive constant improvement and evolution of animation production methods, tools, and techniques.
  • Respond to direction with an open-mind and willingness to refine character animation with direct input from the Creative Director, Art Director, Head of Animation, and Art Lead to ensure the highest quality and applicability of the game.
  • Meet project deadlines set by Producer and Art Lead and work within pre-defined aesthetic goals.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with team members.
  • Ensure company art practices are followed.

Contacts and Interfaces

  • Head of Animation
  • Producer
  • Technical Art / Animation
  • Art Lead
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience developing AAA Titles
  • Sports knowledge and enthusiasm is a plus
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of human body mechanics and locomotion
  • Strong animation and technical skills working with Maya, Motion Builder, and Unity
  • Knowledgeable in the technical aspects of rigging and skinning characters for animation
  • Ability to visualize and design move-groups/controllers
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction when necessary
  • Ability to consistently exercise sound judgement
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, outside-the-box thinker
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Jr. Audio Designer


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JUNIOR AUDIO DESIGNER

HB Studios is Atlantic Canada’s largest and most successful independent video game developer. We have an opportunity for a Junior Audio Designer to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As a Junior Audio Designer, you will provide support to the audio team from the design phase through to release. You will ensure high quality work is delivered on time, all while developing and maintaining good relationships with the audio team and related departments.

Location

Lunenburg

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Edit dialogue and ensure new recordings sound consistent with existing content
  • Manage a large database of audio assets
  • Assist with Sound Design
  • Provide input and story suggestions for the creation of voice over scripts
  • Proactively seek out audio bugs in the game throughout the production cycle
  • Test new features implemented by the audio team
  •  Assist with documentation of audio process and workflows
  • Maintain the highest possible product quality

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree or equivalent and relevant experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in an audio focused role
  • Solid understanding of Digital Audio Workstations (Reaper, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro)
  • Excellent organization and communication (both verbal & written) skills
  • A proven ability to multitask, make decisions and solve problems
  • Self-motivated and avid game player
  • Able and willing to work additional hours as necessary to successfully complete tasks
  • A dedicated work ethic and commitment to excellence

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of a programming or scripting language
  • Experience with Microsoft Access or other database software
  • Field Recording
  • Music Production
  • Interest in golf
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