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SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on PS4, XBoxOne, and PC. 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Present technical design documents to the Technical Lead, including a risk assessment 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 and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience programming in C++ or C#
  • Experience with game engines (Unity, Unreal)
  • Applied math skills (matrices, vectors, algebra, etc.)
  • 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 and Experience

  • Passionate video game enthusiast
  • Experience working on video games
  • Interest in specific game programming disciplines (i.e., artificial intelligence, rendering, user interface, audio)
  • Experience with 3D graphics programming (Shaders, DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan)

 

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@hb-studios.com (Attention: Human Resources).

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Software Engineer

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on PS4, XBoxOne, and PC. We have an opportunity for a 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 Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing code and script as needed for a project while ensuring high quality work is delivered on time.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Ensure that components are designed and reviewed prior to implementation
  • Achieve in-game performance targets as required by Production
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with all team members

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Practical experience programming in C++ or C#
  • Practical experience with game engines (Unity, Unreal)
  • Fundamental math skills (matrices, vectors, algebra, etc.)
  • 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 and Experience

  • Passionate video game enthusiast
  • Experience working on video games
  • Interest in specific game programming disciplines (i.e., artificial intelligence, rendering, user interface, audio)
  • Experience with 3D graphics programming (Shaders, DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan)
  • Advanced knowledge in math and physics

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@hb-studios.com (Attention: Human Resources).

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Associate Producer


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Associate Producer

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf. We have an opportunity for an Associate Producer to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As the Associate Producer, you will assist the production and development team with building the highest quality of games – from concept to release. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about planning, organizing, and championing our product vision and design!

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a specific area of product development tasks and support production by performing short-term tasks and objectives.
  • Support the design process to help ensure the features effectively support the product pillars and vision.
  • Contribute to and track production schedule and budgets while identifying and resolving problems that arise.
  • Collaborate with internal and external peers to ensure the flow of information including updates, tasks, risks, and priorities.
  • Influence the creation and oversight of project documentation, testing, and processes.
  • Provide input and support to all processes, methods, and tools that optimize team performance.
  • Develop and handle relationships with publishers, external partners, contractors, and licensors.
  • Assist in the management, tracking, and approvals of licensed assets.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree or proven relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of progressively complex related experience.
  • Knowledge of the game development life cycle, theory, and technology.
  • Good understanding of multimedia, software, and project management tools (Jira, Confluence, Excel).
  • Basic problem-solving techniques specific to semi-routine problems.
  • Proven communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Proven multi-tasking, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Possess work ethic, flexibility and dedication to excellence.

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@hb-studios.com (Attention: Human Resources)!

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Principle Art Lead


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PRINCIPAL ART LEAD

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on PS4, PS5, XboxOne, Xbox Series X/S and PC. We have an opportunity for a Principal Art Lead to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development!

Our Principal Art Lead provides direction to a team of professionals in bringing the artistic vision to reality resulting in the highest quality games on time and within budget. We are looking for someone who excels as a team member and strives to improve team and departmental performance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Production to clearly understand the game design, provide artistic expertise, and plan resourcing needs.
  • Schedule the project in liaison with Production, Senior Artists, and Software Engineers to ensure their team stays on schedule.
  • Develop, refine, and communicate artistic style of the game to their team of artists and outsourcing partners.
  • Build an open and creative environment, where people are encouraged to learn, generate, and follow through on their ideas.
  • Lead and coordinate the creative, feature, and technical documentation path and process within the project.
  • Coordinate and conduct meetings with art team on a regular basis to resolve artistic or technical issues expediently.
  • Participate in the strategic investigation of techniques and methodologies that improve the quality and efficiency of art resources.
  • Evaluate and engage external partners to meet the project’s creative goals and timeline.
  • Conduct milestone, performance reviews, and 1:1s with each Artist.
  • Identify problematic situations before they occur and offer solutions.
  • Ensure company art practices are followed within their team.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as an Art Lead.
  • Full project development cycle in an Art Lead-related role.
  • Solid understanding of technical art fundamentals.
  • High attention to detail with management and interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in Maya, Max, and/or other 3D Software.
  • Experience with Unity, Photoshop/Illustrator.
  • Scripting experience is a strong plus.

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@hb-studios.com (Attention: Human Resources).

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Sr Game Designer


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SR GAME DESIGNER

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on PS4, XBoxOne, and PC.  We have an opportunity for a Senior Game 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 Senior Game Designer, you will be responsible for all aspects of game design; from concept – through production to release, all while ensuring the quality of the game and its gameplay are of the highest standards.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work and communicate directly with all members of the game team on a regular basis to develop the game and its design throughout production, while remaining in-line with required timelines
  • Write and maintain living design documents for use by design, production, development, and QA staff.
  • Hands-on work during production including play-testing, tuning, data-entry, content creation, and some scripting.
  • Ensure all delivered versions of assigned games are thoroughly play-tested with a design-critical approach and report all issues and required changes.
  • Identify and help to prioritize any issues in assigned games in conjunction with production and other team leads.
  • Identify and report any aspects of the assigned game, its design, or its development process, which may compromise its final quality or overall success.
  • Develop—or contribute to—new concepts and game pitches for the studio as required.
  • Play—and contribute feedback for—all games currently in development or prototyping.
  • Contribute to the studio’s growing philosophy of game design, and how we make games.

 

Key Contacts

  • Creative Director
  • Producer / Associate Producer of assigned game
  • QA Team Leader of assigned game
  • Other Designers

 

Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years’ experience in the games industry
  • Basic scripting experience (C#, XML / JSON, VBA)
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with the Unity game engine
  • Degree (any subject)—or alternatively—games industry experience
  • Technical knowledge of the videogame development process
  • An avid player of both PC and console games
  • Deep interest and knowledge in one or more mainstream sports.

 

The ideal candidate is a creative individual with a passion for game design and willingness to research and learn about assigned games – especially sports. A proven ability to breakdown game issues, mechanics or concepts into lay terms and argue and negotiate their case on game-specific issues in a constructive manner. A detail-oriented person who works well with others and considers all forms of feedback. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply today.

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QA TESTER

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on PS4, PS5, XboxOne, Xbox Series X/S and PC. We have an opportunity for a QA Tester to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As the QA Tester, you will work with a team of professionals in building games – from concept to release. We are looking for individual who is excited about using their keen eye for detail to ensure the highest quality product and experience – free of bugs and defects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs short-term assignments using independent judgement within defined procedures.
  • Conducts testing to ensure software meets regulatory performance standards or requirements.
  • Identify defects or design issues and enters detailed and concise bugs into database.
  • Create and execute all assigned test cases to detect and record product defects.
  • Prepare and provide insight as to the playability of a title.
  • Work closely with people across the QA department and development team.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Computer literacy with MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • An interest in video games and game development.
  • Experience testing with multiple games and platforms a plus.
  • Technically proficient with PCs and gaming consoles a plus.
  • A reliable team player with the ability to work independently.
  • An effective communicator in both verbally and written forms.
  • A detail-oriented person with organizational and problem-solving skills.

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@hb-studios.com (Attention: Human Resources)!

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IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf. We have an opportunity for an IT Support Specialist to join our team who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As the IT Support Specialist, you will provide customer-centric support across the studio including, but not excluding, all hardware, software, security and network needs to ensure a smooth operation!

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the deployment and administration of systems and tools while providing ongoing front-line support to various groups.
  • Coordinate with IT to diagnose and resolve hardware and software issues on PC/macOS workstations and infrastructure hardware.
  • Respond to staff in a timely manner to tackle a variety of IT issues – including network connectivity issues (VPN).
  • Assist with receiving, inventorying, and delivering computer equipment and related hardware and peripherals.
  • Maintain all IT documentation including workflow, procedures, user guide and more.
  • Use imaging and deployment tools (SCCM) to ensure workstations and applications are organized in a standardized manner.
  • Follow policies and processes in compliance with IT standards and auditing requirements as defined.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree or college diploma in IT related field.
  • Knowledge of server and PC hardware, software and security essentials.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new and changing technologies.
  • A reliable great teammate with the ability to work independently.
  • An effective communicator in both verbally and written forms.
  • A diligent person with interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@hb-studios.com (Attention: Human Resources)!

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