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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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Outsourcing Manager


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 OUTSOURCING MANAGER

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 an Outsourcing Manager to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

 

As an Outsourcing Manager, you will own the outsourced production of AAA assets while ensuring the highest quality deliverables on time and within budget.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate effectively with Art Lead to align Production with Outsourcing commitments
  • Manage the production cycle of high-quality outsourced assets within schedule and budget
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with external vendors as their primary contact
  • Facilitate good collaboration and feedback between production teams and outsource partners
  • Track and communicate progress to maintain outsourcing and production targets
  • Identify and resolves issues that impact both the project and outsource pipeline
  • Integrate assets within the game engine to ensure completed assets are in build ready format
  • Develop processes for review, feedback, and approval of delivered assets
  • Follow and improve processes related to the development of outsourced assets
  • Ensure clean and consistent documentation of art production pipeline
  • Manage and archive delivered assets within the studio storage system
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all team members
  • Participate and engage in team and department meetings

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma or undergraduate level education or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an outsource management role
  • Knowledge of 3D content authoring techniques
  • Knowledge of Maya/3DMax, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Painter/Designer, and Unity
  • Proficient with project management software
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to respond and meet project deadlines and milestones
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, and outside-the-box thinker

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Sports knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Game development tools knowledge and work experience (Jira, Confluence, Shotgun etc.)

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

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TECHNICAL ANIMATOR

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 Technical 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 Technical Animator, you will be a main point of contact for our animation tool and technologies while working closely with Software Engineers, Artists and Animators to deliver outstanding visual results, meeting the quality and schedule expectations of the Production Team.

 

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set standards for our pipelines to improve productivity and produce high quality results
  • Work with Animation and Tech Leads to design and implement animation rigs, production, pipelines, and workflows
  • Work with Animators to create, iterate, and maintain character body and face rigs
  • Collaborate with Animators to maintain and improve tools and scripts based on visual targets and animator quality of life
  • Train and mentor Entry-level Animators on best practices as well company tools, techniques, and pipelines
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and explore new tools and techniques

 

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Technical Animator
  • Art production experience leading to at least one shipped title on PS3, Xbox 360 and Unity
  • Well-rounded background in animation development including characters, motion capture, environments, and cameras
  • Character skinning, animation, and rigging skills (Maya, 3D Studio Max, MotionBuilder)
  • Scripting experience (Python, LUA, C/C#, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of animation theory
  • Technical writing and art skills
  • Experience in multi-platform development
  • Ability to take direction and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, outside-the-box thinker

 

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Passion for sports and sport gaming is a bonus
  • Experience working on both console and mobile development
  • Specific scripting experience in Autodesk MotionBuilder
  • 2D or 3D Animation Experience
  • Experience with Unity/Mecanim
  • Agile/SCRUM methodology
  • Experience with Unity (or other game engines)
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TECHNICAL ARTIST

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 Technical Artist 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 Animator, you will be a main point of contact for our animation tool and technologies while working closely with Software Engineers, Artists and Animators to deliver outstanding visual results, meeting the quality and schedule expectations of the Production Team.

 

 

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set standards for our pipelines to improve productivity and produce high quality results
  • Work with Art and Tech Leads to design and implement production, pipelines, and workflows
  • Collaborate across departments to maintain and improve tools and scripts based on visual targets
  • Train and mentor Entry-level Artists on best practices as well company tools, techniques, and pipelines
  • Keep up to date with industry developments and explore new tools and techniques

 

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Technical Artist
  • Art production experience leading to at least one shipped title on PS4, XboxOne and Unity
  • Well-rounded background in art development with characters, environments, lighting, and effects
  • Character animation, skinning and rigging skills (Maya)
  • Modeling and texturing skills for characters and/or environments
  • Scripting/Coding experience (Mel, Python, LUA, C/C#, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of colour and lighting theory
  • Technical writing and traditional art skills
  • Experience in multi-platform development
  • Ability to take direction and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, outside-the-box thinker

 

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Passion for sport and sport gaming is a bonus
  • Experience working on both console and mobile development
  • MotionBuilder and/or Animation Experience
  • Experience with Unity/Mecanim
  • Agile/SCRUM methodology
  • Understanding of Z Brush workflow
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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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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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QA LEAD

QA Lead

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 QA Lead 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 Lead, you will own the end-to-end quality of the entire product while building, organizing, and managing high-performing teams, with high energy, dedication, and a passion for technology.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Production and collaborate across departments to ensure all projects are shipped on time with maximum quality and minimal defects.
  • Manage all aspects of the QA team on a daily basis, including planning, assigning, and evaluating work for all QA Testers.
  • Partner with stakeholders to manage scope and quality and proactively assess, escalate, and mitigate risk during all stages of production.
  • Manage all aspects of external QA support, including recruitment, scheduling, budgetary planning, and communication.
  • Utilize comprehensive understanding of functional, compliance and localization testing, in addition to experience with console tools to ensure there is adequate testing coverage across all areas through each phase of the development cycle.
  • Improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the quality verification strategy by understanding current practices and introducing new strategies.
  • Create or guide the creation of automation scripts to test products in collaboration with the project’s Technical Lead.
  • Build and maintain automation farm and automation script execution.
  • Create and manage comprehensive test-plans for each project.
  • Utilize bug tracking tools to analyse and understand key metrics to inform stakeholders and facilitate decision making at all levels.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/external partners/stakeholders.
  • Facilitate internal training while coaching and managing your direct reports, providing clear objectives to ensure they reach their full potential.
  • Manage hardware and software requirements for QA within each project.
  • Archive Milestone and Submission material for each project.
  • Develop a roadmap for building required test expertise where necessary.
  • Work with Production, HR, and Leads to ensure resourcing needs are met.
  • Manage the QA space (documentation) on Confluence to ensure information remains current and accurate.

Key Results

  • Ensure that projects are released to market free of material defects
  • Maintain positive relationships with both internal and external clients
  • Adhere to budgetary and time constraints

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of QA Testing experience
  • Minimum 2 release game titles within QA
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Lead or Senior role within the games industry
  • Experience testing applications on multiple platforms including (but not restricted to) Console, PC, Mac, Switch, Mobile, VR/AR, Web Based applications, Simulators etc.
  • Strong knowledge of basic and advanced QA testing tools, including automation
  • Strong knowledge of 1st party requirements and guidelines
  • Experience recruiting, training, and maintaining a small team is desired
  • Experience creating and managing department budgets is desired
  • Experience recruiting and managing external clients is desired

 

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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