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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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LEVEL DESIGNER

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 a Level 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 Level Designer, you are responsible for driving the vision and creation of level 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 and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with game designers and across disciplines to translate concepts into specific playable levels, including layout, modeling, gameplay, event scription, and balance and tuning of levels.
  • Fleshes out level / environment architectural details and works with artists for textures and details to establish levels’ final appearances.
  • Provide feedback on and contribute to the direction of user-facing level creation tools including but not limited to the User Interface, Models, Textures, and VFX options available.
  • Deliver and ensure that the quality and performance of all created levels is maintained throughout production and bug
  • Ensure all tools and features are working as intended and coordinate with the QA team to report bugs and reproduction steps.
  • Utilize provided toolset and operate on the outlined processes for handling working files, implementing levels, vettingcheck-ins, etc.
  • Document tools and processes used to create level content.
  • Work with LiveOps team and provide input to community engagement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Manager on short and mid-term objects of project milestones and deadlines.
  • Performs research for levels and provide additional support as needed in replicating real-world environments.
  • Contribute to the studio’s growing philosophy of game design and how we make

Essential Skill, Knowledge and Experience

  • The ability to demonstrate outstanding level creation skills.
  • Industry experience and knowledge of the video game development process.
  • A collaborative mindset with the ability to welcome and consider all forms of feedback.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work across disciplines.
  • Self-motivated individual with a willingness to research and learn the subject of assigned games.

Desirable Skill, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience creating content in The Golf Club or PGA TOUR 2K series.
  • Experience as a level creator on racing or action-sport games.
  • Experience with the Unity game engine.
  • Experience with collaborative documentation, and planning and source control tools.
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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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QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTER

Quality Assurance Tester

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 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 a QA Tester, you will be responsible for ensuring that the product you are testing is stable and free of material defects before going to market. You will ensure high quality work is delivered on time, all while developing and maintaining good relationships with all team members.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and record software defects
  • Regress and verify bug fixes
  • Concise and detailed data entry
  • Create and execute test plans
  • Work closely with developers to find solutions to identified defects
  • Liaise with other members of the project team

Key Results

  • Identifying all material software defects
  • High quality work delivered on time
  • Good working relationships with teammates

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Passion for video games and the video games industry
  • Extensive experience playing games on all platforms
  • Experience and/or understanding of console, PC, and mobile game testing
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn and stay current with game development standards
  • Ability to read requirements and build test cases or test plans
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Teamwork and a professional attitude

 

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

 

  • Familiarity with QA Testing within the video game industry
  • Experience with defect management tools such as Jira, Microsoft TFS, VersionOne, HP ALM
  • Experience in Automation and/or basic knowledge of different programming languages
  • Strong knowledge of software development cycles
  • High School Diploma

 

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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 TECHNICAL QA TESTER

Technical QA Tester

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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 a Technical 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 a Technical QA Tester, you are responsible for the tools and automated tests used by the QA team to ensure the quality of the game.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain automated tests.
  • Build, document, and maintain tools for the QA team.
  • Understand and improve the automated test coverage of the game.
  • Work with the QA team to identify areas where tools or processes could be improved.
  • Help build and maintain the testing infrastructure used by the development team.
  • Create and execute a variety of quality test plans including automation outlines and data collection.
  • Identify and escalate QA risks to the QA Lead at all stages of development.
  • Contribute to the testing strategies and highlight potential issues before they occur.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure new features can be automatically tested.
  • Assist with manual testing and bug regressions when required.
  • Reports to the QA Lead.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Successfully shipped at least 3 titles (1 must be multi-platform)
  • Experience testing applications on multiple platforms including (but not limited to) PC, Mac, Mobile, Console, VR/AR, Web Based applications, Simulators, etc.
  • Ability to write, modify, and debug scripts used in automated testing and QA tools.
  • Ability to maintain hardware and software used for automated testing.
  • Strong knowledge of basic and advanced QA testing tools.
  • Familiarity with 1st party requirements and guidelines.
  • Skilled at communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
  • Reliable, productive, flexible, and takes initiative.

 

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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