Respawn is hiring!

Respawn offers not only competitive salaries, benefits and a great work environment, but an opportunity to work on an exciting new IP with talented developers who have worked on some of the biggest video game titles in history.

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  • Senior Systems Designer

    Respawn is seeking a Senior Systems Designer to embrace and contribute to the project vision, specifically in the areas of hero control/mechanics, enemy design, AI behaviors, combat/weapons, class design, skills/progression, story, and boss encounters.

    Are you ready to create something awesome with us?

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with the design leadership, design team, artists, code, audio, and animation to deliver design systems that epitomize the creative vision of the game.
    • Research subject matter relating to the design objective in an effort to ensure the authenticity of the experience.
    • You will be expected to own design systems from conception to the final stages of polish, facilitating communication and coordinating departments to ensure the vision is clearly understood.
    • Be a positive influence on the entire team and as a designer, evangelize the ultimate promise to deliver “fun”.
    • Proactively seek out opportunities to identify and deal with issues before they arise.
    • Ability to self-critique and accept outside critique. The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to keep an open mind to coworker’s ideas, incorporating suggestions when applicable.
    • Participate in the research and development of new tools and design systems.
    • Contribute to establishing and enforcing consistent design practices, constraints, and metrics throughout projects.
    • Mentor other designers and lead by example.
    Experience:

    • At least 5 years’ experience in the games industry working as a systems designer, shipping at least one title.
    • Experience working on 3rd person action/adventure games, demonstrating major contributions in the areas of hero control schemes, enemy design, navigation mechanics, and combat.
    • Experience working with a game engine and using scripting tools to assemble heroes, enemies, AI, and interactive objects by collecting and implementing animations, models, audio, and effects into one complete system.
    • Extensive understanding of the systems design process including motion models, weapons tuning and feel, enemy concept and design, tools/upgrades, economy, balance, testing, etc.
    • Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
    Skills:

    • Strong understanding of text based scripting.
    • Expert game design sensibilities, including a superior grasp of timing and instincts of what feels right.
    • Demonstrates a deep understanding of gameplay systems and mechanics, able to pro/con design decisions and the ramifications they will have on the overall experience.
    • Understands how the importance of orchestrating gameplay systems in harmony across the entire game and is able to communicate the importance of this to other departments such as level design to ensure these mechanics are used frequently and appropriately.
    • Has the sensibility to know when the concept/prototype stage is complete and the time has come to bring other departments into the mix.
    • Ability to pitch design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills.
    • A team-player who understands the importance of collaboration, and can communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
    • Positive, solution-oriented individual passionate about the play experience, with a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of games.
    • Ability to learn and master new tools and techniques.
    • Shipped AAA game/s a plus.
    • CS degree is a plus.
    Provide:

    • A sample that demonstrates superior game design sensibilities. This can come in several forms including, a shipped title or a mod created for a retail game. A good sample is fun to play, is professionally polished, and is intuitively playable, accessible, and well rounded.

    Email jobs@respawn.com

  • Software Engineer Intern

    Looking for an opportunity to get your feet wet in professional game development and learn from some of the best software engineers in the industry? Respawn is looking for sharp Software Engineer Interns to join our team, for the short term with the potential for full time.

    Responsibilities:

    • Write code for video game development using C/C++.
    • Help design and implement game/engine features that meet the requirements of art, design, and animation teams.
    • Help add features to large complicated systems without unnecessary rework and without introducing bugs or performance issues.
    • Help fix tricky bugs.
    • Meet deadlines.
    Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (obtained or in progress) in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
    • Fluent in C/C++.
    • Experience creating games/game features (both school work and personal projects). Has portfolio demonstrating related skills and experience.
    • Excellent 3D Math skills.
    Other qualities we look for:

    • Ability and drive to contribute towards and advance all aspects of a game.
    • Strong game design sensibilities.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
    • Self-motivated, team player with excellent problem solving skills.
    • Passion for games.

    Email jobs@respawn.com

  • Senior Animator

    Respawn Entertainment is always looking for talented and passionate animators to join our team!

    Our animation department prides itself on having a high quality bar. We strive for excellence and beyond, and are always seeking ways to take our work to the next level. We believe that animation breathes life into a game. We believe that animation is a key part of defining the next generation of games and bringing about their most memorable moments; moments that the gamers don't simply sit back and watch, but moments that they live. Games have evolved to the point that animators must be true storytellers rather than just technicians. Respawn is looking for excellent animators who share our passions, and who will help us tell stories and express emotions through remarkable animations and gameplay.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create high fidelity 3D animations for use in-game conveying strong key-framing animations.
    • Help define and evangelize vision of the animation team.
    • Work closely with designers and programmers to detail the requirements of the gameplay experience.
    • Contribute to the creation of core gameplay elements (player control, ai motion, etc.)
    • A self-motivator, owning animations from conception, evolution, and the final stages of polish, always striving to deliver work on time.
    • Ability to self-critique as needed. Do you have “the eye”?
    • Ability to handle critique. The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.
    • Contribute in research and development aimed at improving animation pipeline and tools.
    • Serve as mentor for junior level artists.
    • Proactively seek out opportunities to identify and deal with issues before they arise.
    • Contribute to establishing and enforcing consistent animation practices, constraints, and metrics throughout projects.
    Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in art/animation.
    • At least 4 years of professional game industry animation.
    • Experience working on 3rd person action/exploration games.
    • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D animations into the game.
    • Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
    Skills:

    • A team-player who understands the importance of collaboration, and can communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
    • Strong game design sensibilities.
    • Positive, solution-oriented individual passionate about making games and playing them.
    • Ability to learn and master new tools and techniques.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Possess good knowledge of character setup and rigging.
    • Motion Capture cleanup experience.
    Provide:

    • Superior demo reel demonstrating strong animation competency.

    Email jobs@respawn.com

  • Recruiter

    Respawn Entertainment is seeking an in-house Recruiter to help us source and hire the best developer talent!

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with HR/Recruiting Manager and department leads to determine company hiring needs. Serve as point person for all things related to recruiting and hiring.
    • Post ads online. Screen through applications and share appropriate candidates with hiring managers.
    • Active networking. Build network of contacts through social media, groups, industry events, etc.
    • Extensive and creative talent sourcing.
    • Initiate and maintain communication with potential future candidates.
    • Conduct phone screens and in-person interviews.
    • Liaise with schools, make contact with graduating talent. Attend job fairs and other industry events as needed.
    • Coordinate interviews and hiring processes. Negotiate offers.
    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Organized, trust-worthy, and enthusiastic “people person.” Strong representative for company culture.
    • Previous recruiting experience required.
    • Experience in game industry preferred. If no game industry experience, experience recruiting for entertainment, tech, or creative media industries.
    • Existing network of candidates a major plus.
    • Amazing follow through.
    • Solid track record of filling tough positions in a timely manner.
    • Solid understanding of recruiting best practices, how to conduct a legal interview, discrimination laws, etc.
    • Strong engineering recruiting background a plus.

    Email jobs@respawn.com

  • Software Engineer

    Respawn is looking for sharp Software Engineers, both senior and mid level, with strong coding skills.

    Responsibilities:

    • Individual must write code for video game development using C/C++.
    • Work closely with designers, artists, and animators to design software systems and solve complex problems.
    • Investigate and adopt new game technologies, practices, tools, and systems.
    • Fix tricky bugs and identify solutions to issues as assigned.
    • Proactively seek out opportunities to identify and deal with issues before they arise.
    • Self-manage when given prioritized goals and objectives.
    • Individual must strive to maintain schedule and meet deadlines.
    Experience:

    • Fluent in C/C++.
    • Proven ability to independently design, schedule, and implement game/engine features that meet the requirements of the design, art, and animation teams.
    • Proven ability to add features to large, complicated systems without unnecessary rework and without introducing bugs or performance issues.
    • Experience with implementing code/data optimizations needed to improve both memory consumption and execution speed.
    • Experience with multi-threaded programming.
    • Experience working on 3rd person action/exploration games.
    • Console programming experience.
    • Computer science, mathematics, physics, or related degree.
    Skills:

    • A self-motivator possessing the ability and drive to contribute towards and advance all aspects of a game.
    • Excellent math skills with an emphasis on 3D math.
    • Strong game design sensibilities.
    • Comfort in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
    • A team-player who understands the importance of collaboration, and can communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
    • Positive, solution-oriented individual passionate about making games and playing them.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Email jobs@respawn.com