Careers

Alacrity Arthouse

Art

2D Animator

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative 2D Animator to join our new studio Alacrity Arthouse and work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

In the Alacrity Arthouse Studio, we support all of Hi-Rez’ game projects with a wide range of art pipeline and creative services starting with direct game art and tech art production and pipeline consultation, but also including cinematics, audio design, and outsourcing support. Alacrity Arthouse is a branch of Hi-Rez Studios dedicated to bring great art solutions to Hi-Rez and other game development studios.

Come join the creators of the critically acclaimed games SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

What our 2D Animators do:

  • Deliver high quality 2D animations in various styles for short form animation.
  • Producing 2D effects and character animation.
  • We are looking for someone who:

  • Demonstrates strong understanding of animation principles and production art pipeline.
  • Works collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Has a strong work ethic and communication skills.
  • Is open to direction and feedback, embrace change.
  • 3+ years industry experience.
  • Is experienced with Toonboom Harmony and Photoshop CC.
  • Has a strong understanding of perspective and human anatomy.
  • Even better candidates:

  • Background painting/Illustration skills.
  • Character design skills.
  • 3DS Max experience.
  • Unreal Engine experience.
  • Audio

    Sound Designer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Sound Designer to join our new studio Alacrity Arthouse and work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    In the Alacrity Arthouse Studio, we support all of Hi-Rez’ game projects with a wide range of art pipeline and creative services starting with direct game art and tech art production and pipeline consultation, but also including cinematics, audio design, and outsourcing support. Alacrity Arthouse is a branch of Hi-Rez Studios dedicated to bring great art solutions to Hi-Rez and other game development studios.

    Come join the creators of the critically acclaimed games SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our Sound Designers do:

  • Originate and implement all aspects of game audio from concept to optimization.
  • Identify technical dependencies and get support for audio features.
  • Work with designers and programmers to identify audio needs
  • Create sound fx and implement sounds fx within the game
  • Play the game regularly and continually identify opportunities to improve audio quality
  • Work with outsourced audio engineers and manage an outsourced pipeline
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Three years experience in game audio development with at least a shipped AAA titles.
  • Shipped FPS title; ideally a multiplayer FPS
  • Exceptional sound design and implementation skills.
  • Understanding of PC and console development, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Work well with all departments and accept and run with feedback.
  • Familiarity with UE3/UE4. The more Unreal experience, the better!
  • Publishing

    Platform

    Database Administrator

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire a Database Administrator to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    The Platform and Operations Division of Hi-Rez Studios is responsible for the development and support of programs that affect all Hi-Rez Products.  Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins & Tribes: Ascend, as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our DBAs do:

  • Maintain SQL development and production environments to ensure maximum uptime and business confidence
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 3-6 years of IT operation, with understanding of database structures, theories, principals and practices.
  • 2-4 year of Microsoft SQL Server experience.  SQL 2008/2016. T-SQL. Stored procedures.
  • Monitor and validate that the various database backup operations are successful
  • Maintain, create, and monitor various database processes
  • Proactively monitor the system hardware utilization, make capacity planning periodically for database systems
  • Establish and maintain appropriate end-user database access control levels, actively monitor the databases to ensure secure availability.
  • Create, maintain and extend scripts which are used in answering business questions or processing database changes
  • Setup, maintain and monitor Windows failover clustering
  • Setup, maintain and monitor SQL Server named instances
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem solver
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • BS Degree in one of the following subject areas: Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools.
  • Experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Scripting in other languages: Windows Powershell, Python, Chef, Puppet
  • Platform - Engine Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Programmer to work on our Platform team at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed Paladins, SMITE, and Tribes: Ascend, as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our Senior Programmers do:

  • Design and develop new features for our platform and engine code, in support of our multiple games on PC, console, mobile
  • Help optimize performance of our backend, server, and networking code through data driven experimentation
  • What our candidates have:

  • Three years of C/C++ systems programming experience in the games industry
  • Previous work experience on a medium-to-large team
  • Excellent communication across disciplines.
  • Passionate about making great games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience working with live deployed environments, Linux preferred
  • Experience with Perforce and JIRA
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Platform - Senior Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Senior Programmer to work on our Platform team at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed Paladins, SMITE, and Tribes: Ascend, as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our Senior Programmers do:

  • Design and develop new features for our platform and engine code, in support of our multiple games on PC, console, mobile
  • Help optimize performance of our backend, server, and networking code through data driven experimentation
  • What our candidates have:

  • Five years of C/C++ systems programming experience in the games industry
  • Previous work experience on a medium-to-large team
  • Excellent communication across disciplines.
  • Passionate about making great games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience working with live deployed environments, Linux preferred
  • Experience with Perforce and JIRA
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Unannounced Project - Senior Gameplay Programmer

    Brighton, UK

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring an experienced Senior Gameplay Programmer to work at our studio in Brighton, UK on an unannounced project.  

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, & Realm Royale; as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

    What a Gameplay Programmer does:

  • Design and architect new game enhancements and defects fixes using Unreal Engine 4
  • Design and architect other client or server systems as required
  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project
  • Work closely with design and art disciplines in the development of products
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
  • 5+ years of software programming experience.
  • Background in math including Linear Algebra.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience thru professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Passion for games.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Gameplay programming experience.
  • Experience with Unreal engine.
  • Familiar with unrealscript, class struction of unreal, the ‘unreal way’ of developing games.
  • Experience with Scaleform.
  • Experience with animation subsystems.
  • Knowledge of source control.
  • Experience with PC/Windows programming.
  • Evil Mojo

    Art

    Paladins - Concept Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Concept Artist to join our Paladins team, and work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    What our Artists do:

  • Explore a wide variety of ideas for new characters and character skins.
  • Create detailed and polished final illustrations as requested.
  • Create artwork for both reference use by the Art team, and for promotional and marketing purposes.
  • Follow Art Direction to maintain visual style of the game, and create designs that stay within technical constraints.
  • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience creating concept artwork for games, film or animation.
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional character designs.
  • Strong grasp of composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, and silhouette.
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy and proportions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Proficient with Photoshop for asset creation.
  • Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making artistic adjustments.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to take constructive feedback.
  • A passion for creating and playing video games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Degree or formal art education in illustration or traditional painting.
  • Experience with Unreal 3 engine.
  • AAA game development experience.
  • Experience with 3D software packages a plus.
  • Paladins - Lead Concept Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire a Lead Concept Artist to join our Paladins team, and work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    What our Concept Artist do:

  • Works closely with Art Director to keep quality and style consistent across all Concepts.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities for the Concept team
  • Provides direction to concept artists for aesthetic and technical considerations
  • Explore a wide variety of ideas for new characters and character skins.
  • Create detailed and polished final illustrations as requested.
  • Create artwork for both reference use by the Art team, and for promotional and marketing purposes.
  • Follow Art Direction to maintain visual style of the game, and create designs that stay within technical constraints.
  • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 7+ years of experience creating concept artwork for games, film or animation.
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional character designs.
  • Strong grasp of composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, and silhouette.
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy and proportions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Proficient with Photoshop for asset creation.
  • Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making artistic adjustments.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to take constructive feedback.
  • A passion for creating and playing video games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Degree or formal art education in illustration or traditional painting.
  • Experience with Unreal 3 engine.
  • AAA game development experience.
  • Experience with 3D software packages a plus.
  • Engineering

    Paladins - Software Engineer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Gameplay Programmer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Paladins!

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What a Gameplay Programmer does:

  • Design and architect new game enhancements and defects fixes using Unreal Engine 3.
  • Design and architect other client or server systems as required.
  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project.
  • Work closely with design and art disciplines in the development of products.
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code.
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
  • 3+ years of software programming experience.
  • Background in math including Linear Algebra.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience thru professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Passion for games.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Gameplay programming experience.
  • Experience with Unreal engine.
  • Familiar with unrealscript, class structure of unreal, the ‘unreal way’ of developing games.
  • Experience with Scaleform.
  • Experience with animation subsystems.
  • Knowledge of source control.
  • Experience with PC/Windows programming.
  • Titan Forge

    Art

    SMITE - Character Rigger

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire a Character Rigger to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on SMITE.
    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games.

    We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    What our Riggers do:

  • Work closely with modeling and animation teams to create optimized rigs that fully address the needs of the character’s functionality.
  • Weight characters in an efficient manner while maintaining a high degree of visual and deformation fidelity.
  • Create tools that streamline the character creation workflow throughout the entire pipeline.
  • Maintain character hierarchical standards and protocols.
  • Ability to troubleshoot pre-existing character rig setups / scripts.
  • We are looking for someone with:

  • Advanced knowledge of 3ds Max.
  • Past experience with various rig setups, including bipedal, quadruped, and complex robotic / mechanical characters.
  • Strong understanding of MAXScript, scripted controllers and expressions.
  • In-depth knowledge of FK/IK systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • 2+ years experience with character rigging / skinning in a production environment.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Unreal 3 Engine experience.
  • SMITE - FX Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire a talented and self-motivated FX Artist to join us in creating a broad range of visual effects art, to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Realm Royale, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our FX Artists do:

  • Develop innovative, complex and visually stunning particle and shader effects within the defined visual style.
  • Create assets such as textures, models and shaders relevant to visual effects art.
  • Concept, propose, and present creative ideas.
  • Work closely with our artists, animators, designers and programmers to implement effects.
  • Provide creative input specific to assigned tasks.
  • Qualified candidates have:

  • Portfolio materials must demonstrate a strong understanding of particle effects technology, techniques, and implementation in a current game engine.
  • Strong technical knowledge of effects generation using Unreal Cascade (or a comparable engine).
  • Must show an aptitude for learning new/proprietary systems quickly.
  • Experience with 3D Studio Max and Photoshop.
  • Must have the ability to quickly conceptualize, present and execute ideas.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent sense of scale, timing, detail, form, texture and color.
  • Must have the drive to conquer technical challenges.
  • Must be able to handle an ever changing environment and tasks with positivity & excitement.
  • Engineering

    SMITE - Gameplay Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a qualified Gameplay Programmer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on SMITE.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, and Hand of the Gods as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

    What a Gameplay Programmer does:

  • Design and architect new game enhancements and defects fixes using Unreal Engine 3.
  • Design and architect other client or server systems as required.
  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project.
  • Work closely with design and art disciplines in the development of products.
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code.
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
  • 2+ years of software programming experience.
  • Background in math including Linear Algebra.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience through professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Passion for games.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Gameplay programming experience.
  • Experience with Unreal engine.
  • Familiar with unrealscript, class structure of unreal, the ‘unreal way’ of developing games.
  • Experience with Scaleform.
  • Experience with animation subsystems.
  • Knowledge of source control.
  • Experience with PC/Windows programming.
  • Unannounced Mobile

    Art

    Unannounced Mobile Game - Animator

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Animator to work at our studio in Atlanta, Georgia on our Mobile Games.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    What do our Animators do:

  • Deliver high quality animations in various styles for Unity based games.
  • Develop animations for gameplay as well as menu & UI treatments.
  • Execute animations including rough outs, polished animations, cinematics, and posing
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years experience with animating in a production environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Maya.
  • Past experience with various rig setups, including bipedal, quadruped, and complex robotic / mechanical setups.
  • Strong understanding of MELScript, Python,  scripted controllers and expressions.
  • In-depth knowledge of FK/IK systems.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate pride and responsibility in your work when given the freedom to work independently
  • Demonstrate modesty and respect when receiving feedback from your team
  • Experience with Unity sprite generation and animation.
  • Unannounced Mobile Game - Character Artist

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Character Artist to work at our studio in Atlanta, Georgia, on an unannounced Mobile game.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    Who we are looking for:

  • Create high resolution 3D sculpts of organic/hard surface. characters/creatures/weapons/props.
  • Create clean, deformable low poly models within triangle count budget.
  • Create optimized UV layouts while keeping texture size budgets and areas of visual interest in mind.
  • Create textures that meet the visual style and quality bar.
  • Generate different material types which adhere to instruction count budget while still pushing the visuals on assets created.
  • Work with Character Art Lead & Character Art Team in technical/aesthetic problem solving efforts.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience creating AAA quality character assets for games, film or animation.
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional character designs with animatable topology.
  • Strong grasp of composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, and silhouette.
  • Strong knowledge of human/animal anatomy and proportions.
  • Ability to embellish concepts with technical constraints in mind while maintaining overall aesthetic.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with multiple teams outside of the Character Modeling Department.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Comfortable receiving constructive group criticism and making artistic adjustments to meet performance guidelines.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivated, organized, and able to meet deadlines.A passion for creating and playing video games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience with the Unity engine
  • AAA game development experience as a Character Artist
  • 3+ years experience with industry standard applications: Zbrush, Maya/Max/Modo, Photoshop, 3D Coat or Substance Painter
  • Understanding of Rigging/Animation a plus
  • Unannounced Mobile Game - FX Artist

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez is looking for a talented and self-motivated FX Artist to join us in creating a broad range of visual effects art, to work at our studio in Atlanta, Georgia, on an unannounced mobile project.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, and Realm Royale as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    What our FX Artist do:

  • Develop innovative, complex and visually stunning particle and shader effects within the defined visual style
  • Creating assets such as textures, models and shaders relevant to visual effects art
  • Concept, propose, and present creative ideas
  • Work closely with our artists, animators, designers and programmers to implement effects
  • Provide creative input specific to assigned tasks
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience creating FX in the games industry.
  • Portfolio materials must demonstrate a strong understanding of particle effects technology, techniques, and implementation in a near current gen game engine.
  • Strong technical knowledge of effects generation using Unity (or a comparable engine).
  • Candidates must show an aptitude for learning new/proprietary systems quickly.
  • Experience with 3D Studio Max, or Maya, and Photoshop.
  • Must have the ability to quickly conceptualize, present and execute ideas.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Excellent sense of scale, timing, detail, form, texture and color.
  • Must have the drive to conquer technical challenges.
  • Must be able to handle an ever changing environment and tasks with positivity & excitement.
  • Unannounced Mobile Game - Rigger

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Rigger to work at our studio in Atlanta, Georgia on our Mobile Games.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    What do our Riggers do:

  • Work closely with modeling and animation teams to create optimized rigs that fully address the needs of the character’s functionality and limitations.
  • Weight characters in an efficient manner while maintaining a high degree of visual and deformation fidelity.
  • Create and/or support tools that streamline the character creation workflow throughout the entire pipeline.
  • Maintain character hierarchical standards and protocols.
  • Ability to troubleshoot pre-existing character rig setups / scripts.
  • Support the team in game design.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years experience with character rigging, & skinning in a production environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Maya.
  • Past experience with various rig setups, including bipedal, quadruped, and complex robotic / mechanical setups.
  • Strong understanding of MELScript, Python,  scripted controllers and expressions.
  • In-depth knowledge of FK/IK systems.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate pride and responsibility in your work when given the freedom to work independently
  • Demonstrate modesty and respect when receiving feedback from your team
  • Experience with Unity sprite generation and animation.
  • Unannounced Mobile Game - Senior Concept Artist

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Senior Concept Artist to join our Character Art team and work at our studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed games SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our Concept Artist does:

  • Create key concept art (for characters, props, environments, and UI), paint over screenshots, and loading screens
  • Collaborate with art, design, animation, and visual effects to deliver characters, vehicles, props, environments, and other supporting assets that meet the highest visual quality and gameplay standards
  • Understand, maintain, explore, and enhance an existing visual style when one is present.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to develop and maintain a visual style for new projects.
  • Involve yourself with the look and feel of further projects including animation, visual effects, marketing and community building.
  • Support team in game design
  • Who we are looking for:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in game development specializing in either character or environment concept art
  • Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, and detail in visual design
  • Experienced with digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc.
  • A self-driven, passionate, and creative problem solver with a great team first attitude
  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development processes.
  • Demonstrate pride and responsibility in your work when given the freedom to work independently
  • Demonstrate modesty and respect when receiving feedback from your team
  • Strong communication skills to discuss artistic decisions and to integrate feedback into artwork.
  • Work as part of a team, but with plenty of opportunity to take responsibility on an individual level
  • A passion for video games
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Credited as a concept artist on a shipped title or playable game.
  • Working knowledge of 3D art techniques and software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, Zbrush, or Mudbox
  • Outsourcing, User Interface, and/or motion graphics experience
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to architecture, landscape painting, and illustration
  • Familiarity with mobile game design.
  • Deep passion and understanding for user interaction with art assets and presentations.
  • Engineering

    Unannounced Mobile Game - Gameplay Programmer

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a Gameplay Programmer to work at our studio on a new mobile game, in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, & Tribes: Ascend; as we embark on exciting new mobile game projects.

    What our Gameplay Programmers do:

  • Design and architect new game enhancements and defects fixes using Unity.
  • Design and architect other client or server systems as required.
  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project.
  • Work closely with design and art disciplines in the development of products.
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code.
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C# design and programming skills.
  • 3+ years of experience with gameplay programming, with shipped mobile titles.
  • Experience with the Unity engine.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience through professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
  • Team-oriented, but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change. Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Passion for games. Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Knowledge of source control.
  • Experience with PC/Windows programming.
  • A strong appreciation for mobile games and plays them on his or her free time.
  • Experience working with remote teams on a shared project / development pipeline.
  • Unannounced Mobile Game - Systems Programmer

    Atlanta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a Systems Programmer to work at our studio on a new mobile game, in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, & Tribes: Ascend; as we embark on exciting new mobile game projects.

    What our Gameplay Programmers do:

  • Design and architect other client or server systems as required.
  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project.
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code.
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C# design and programming skills.
  • 3+ years of experience with systems programming, with shipped mobile titles.
  • Experience with the Unity engine.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience through professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
  • Team-oriented, but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change. Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Passion for games. Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Knowledge of source control.
  • Experience with PC/Windows programming.
  • A strong appreciation for mobile games and plays them on his or her free time.
  • Experience working with remote teams on a shared project / development pipeline.
  • Unannounced

    Art

    Unannounced Project - Character Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Character Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia, on an unannounced project.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    Who we are looking for:

  • Create high resolution 3D sculpts of organic/hard surface/characters/creatures/weapons/props in a realistic art style.
  • Create clean, deformable low poly models within triangle count budget.
  • Create optimized UV layouts while keeping texture size budgets and areas of visual interest in mind.
  • Create textures that meet the visual style and quality bar.
  • Generate different material types which adhere to instruction count budget while still pushing the visuals on assets created.
  • Work with Art Director and Character Team in technical/aesthetic problem solving efforts.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience creating AAA quality character assets for games, film or animation.
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional character designs with animatable topology.
  • Most know Marvelous Designer or demonstrate a strong knowledge of sculpting cloth wrinkles and folds.
  • Most demonstrate the ability to create appealing hair assets for game characters.
  • Strong grasp of composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, and silhouette.
  • Strong knowledge of human anatomy and proportions with a focus on faces.
  • Ability to embellish concepts with technical constraints in mind while maintaining overall aesthetic.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with multiple teams outside of the Character Modeling Department.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Comfortable receiving constructive group criticism and making artistic adjustments to meet performance guidelines.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivated, organized, and able to meet deadlines.
  • A passion for creating and playing video games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience with Unreal 4 engine
  • AAA game development experience as a Character Artist
  • 3+ years experience with industry standard applications: Zbrush, Maya/Max/Modo, Photoshop, 3D Coat or Substance Painter
  • Ability to adapt to multiple art styles.
  • Understanding of Rigging/Animation a plus
  • Unannounced Project - Concept Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Concept Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia, on an unannounced project.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our Concept Artists do:

  • Explore a wide variety of ideas for new characters, clothing, weapons, vehicles, gadgets and environments in a realistic style.
  • Create detailed and polished final illustrations as requested.
  • Create artwork for both reference by the Art team and for promotional and marketing purposes.
  • Follow Art Direction to maintain the visual style of the game and create designs that stay within technical constraints.
  • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists.
  • We are looking for someone with:

  • 3+ years of experience creating concept artwork for games, film or animation.
  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional character designs.
  • Experience creating functional, believable, realistic designs for vehicles, weapons and gadgets.  
  • Experience putting together moodboards, color comps, and storyboards.
  • Strong grasp of composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, and silhouette.
  • Strong knowledge of human anatomy and proportions.
  • Knowledge of different architectural styles and how to use them to create  convincing game environments.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Affinity for prototyping and working with an iterative development process.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop for asset creation.
  • Willingness to receive constructive criticism and make artistic adjustments.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to take constructive feedback.
  • A passion for creating and playing video games.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Degree or formal art education in illustration or traditional painting.
  • Background in industrial or entertainment design.
  • Experience with Unreal 4 engine.
  • AAA game development experience.
  • Experience with 3D software packages a plus.
  • Unannounced Project - Environment Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Environment Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia, on an unannounced project.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    Who we are looking for:

  • Create realistic low and high poly model for the game environment.
  • Create clean low poly models within the triangle count budget.
  • Create optimized UV layouts for texturing and lightmap UV.
  • Create textures that meet the visual style and quality bar.
  • Generate different material types which adhere to instruction count budget while still pushing the visuals on assets created.
  • Work with Environment Art Lead & Team in technical/aesthetic problem-solving efforts.
  • Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • 5+ years industry experience with at least 1 shipped title in Unreal focusing on realism.
  • Experience creating realistic low and high poly environment assets for first or third person shooters.
  • Expert knowledge of UV layouts for texturing and lightmaps.
  • Expert knowledge of normal map making techniques for environment assets.
  • Experience creating textures and materials in a PBR environment.
  • Solid understanding of how materials work and creating materials for optimal performance.
  • Will collaborate with Environment Art Lead & Team in technical/aesthetic problem-solving efforts.
  • Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits.
  • Strong understanding of modular environments and runtime limitations.
  • The ability to make aesthetically pleasing environment art that shows an understanding of real world scale.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of basic art fundamentals (composition, color theory, value, form, scale, shape language, silhouette and relationships.)
  • Preferred Candidates Have:

  • Experience with industry standard applications: Zbrush, Maya/Max/Modo, Photoshop, Substance Painter and Substance Designer.
  • Ability to embellish concepts with technical constraints in mind while maintaining overall aesthetic.
  • Expertise in development & implementation of lighting systems in UE4 and post-process effects.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with the iterative development process.
  • Comfortable receiving constructive group criticism and making artistic adjustments to meet performance guidelines.
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivated, organized, and able to meet deadlines.A passion for creating and playing video games.
  • Unannounced Project - Lighting Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Lighting Artist to join our an unannounced project, and work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What our Lighting Artist do:

  • The lighting artist is expected to work both independently and with Art Directors and Art Leads on creating in-game lighting effects for AAA games and cinematics.
  • Produce quality lighting effects at different stages of the production cycle
  • Work on developing best practices and improvements for the lighting pipeline, and help set a standard and overall approach to the lighting solutions for all Hi-Rez projects
  • Drive and concept lighting design and overall aesthetics from scene concepts and initial documentation
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related as assigned
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Excellent eye for composition and color, a great understanding of light and shadow, and a strong ability to present games and cinematics at their highest level.
  • Flexible and motivated artists who can collaborate well with other artists and disciples.
  • Working knowledge of game engines such as Unreal Engine 3, 4.
  • Strong understanding of colour grading, PBR and Linear workflows
  • Familiar with relevant software such as Photoshop, After Effects, or equivalent.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Previous game development experience
  • Solid understanding of environmental art and pipeline
  • Good understanding of texture and material quality
  • Interest in cinematography/photography
  • Unannounced Project - Senior Animator

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced Senior Animator to work on our unannounced project at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia!

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, & challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

    What our Animators do:

  • Deliver high quality hand keyed 3D animations in various styles for Unreal based games.
  • Create character animations using Maya / 3DS Max from ideation, to rough blocking, polish and supplemental secondary.
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure animations meet gameplay needs.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of animation principles and production art pipeline.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong work ethic and communication skills.
  • Open to direction and feedback, embrace change.
  • Technically minded understand and experience with the game animation pipeline.
  • Ability to mentor younger artists, and set a visual tone with their work.
  • 5+ years industry experience.
  • Even better candidates:

  • Maya experience.
  • Experience with the Unreal Engine 4 animation pipeline.
  • AAA game development experience utilizing MoCap and/or realistic animation.
  • Engineering

    Unannounced Project - Gameplay Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Gameplay Programmer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia, on an Unannounced Project.

    At Hi-Rez, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who love video games. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create and challenged to learn. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your creativity and dedication.

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    What a Gameplay Programmer does:

  • Design and architect new game enhancements and defects fixes using Unreal Engine 3 and/or Unreal Engine 4.
  • Design and architect other client or server systems as required.
  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project.
  • Work closely with design and art disciplines in the development of products.
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code.
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
  • 2+ years of software programming experience.
  • Background in math including Linear Algebra.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience thru professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change. Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Passion for games. Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Experience with programming online multiplayer games.
  • Experience with Unreal engine.
  • Familiar with Blueprints and UMG.  
  • Experience with animation subsystems.
  • Knowledge of source control.
  • Experience with PC/Windows programming.
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