Careers

Art

Animator

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced 3D Animator 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,  Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new online game projects.
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What our animators do:
Deliver high quality 3D animations in various styles for Unreal based games
Execute 3D animations including rough outs, polished animations, cinematics, and posing

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.
Strong understanding of game animation creation and implementation.
3+ years industry experience

Even better candidates:
3DS Max experience
Unreal Engine experience

Environment Artist

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced Environment Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia. Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we enhance and expand our online action games.

This art position requires an excellent comprehension of architecture, material use, and construction principles, as well as a master level understanding of light, color, form, and spatial relationships. The ideal candidate has a working knowledge of the game development process and proven ability to design effectively for a 3D game environment.

What our Environment Artist does:
Develop high quality 3D assets within the defined visual style.
Craft environment and level related meshes, collision, materials, and textures according to best practices within an Unreal development pipeline.
Collaborate with the Art Director, Concept Artists, Level Designers, and other Environmental Artists to problem solve and create visually stunning maps that accentuate game play.

Who we are looking for:
Portfolio demonstrating exceptional environment pieces as well as examples of development and production work.
AAA game development experience.
Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Max or Maya, and basic navigation of Unreal.
Thrives upon change. Comfortable working quickly within an iterative development process.
Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making artistic adjustments.
Able to work effectively within game design and tech constraints.
Passion for games.
Strong work ethic.

Preferred candidate have:
Experience with 3DS Max or Maya
Experience with Zbrush
Additional experience or understanding of stylized texture creation


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, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!
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What our FX Artists 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

Qualified candidates have:
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 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 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.

Senior Concept Artist

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

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

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, 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 Concept Artist 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:
5+ 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.

Technical Artist

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is excited to be hiring a passionate Character Technical Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

This opening is for a Technical Artist focused on post-3D software Technical art, dealing heavily with Unreal Engine 3 character set ups and articulation, and interfacing with programmers and animators to help shape the stage when character art and animation gets implemented into the game environment.

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!
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What our Tech Artist do: 
Export Character Models and Animations from 3Ds Max and import them into Unreal
Create and maintain Animation Trees in Unreal Engine 3 based on Designers, Programmers and Animation requirements
Create and Maintain Animation Set, Character Models, and Physics Assets.
Create and Maintain database entries for character and character related assets.
Ability to troubleshoot per-existing Animation Trees
Work along with the QA team to find and fix bugs.

Who we are looking for:
A Programmers skill set with an Artist's eye!
The Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Problem solver
Self-motivated worker
Well Organized, and able to Multitask
Passion for games. Strong work ethic.

Even better candidates:
Strong Knowledge of 3ds Max.
Understanding of Character Animation and Character Rigging
Unreal 3 Engine Experience


Design

Associate Level Designer

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire a talented Associate Level Designer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on SMITE.

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, & Jetpack Fighter 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.

Responsibilities:
Design and implement 3D levels using Unreal Engine 3
Create compelling and competitive layouts appropriate for Online Multiplayer game
Set-dressing using Environment Art assets

Required:
Portfolio demonstrating multiplayer level design using Unreal Engine 3
Thrives upon change. Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making artistic adjustments
Passion for games. 
Strong work ethic.

Preferred:
AAA game development experience (shipped title)

Senior Level Designer

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is looking for a Senior Level Designer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Tribes: Ascend and Global Agenda as we enhance and expand our online action games.

Responsibilities:
Design and implement 3D levels using Unreal Engine 3.
Create compelling and competitive layouts appropriate for an Online Multiplayer game.
Set-dressing using Environment Art assets.

Required:
Portfolio demonstrating multiplayer level design.
Experienced with Unreal Engine 3, Kismet, and visual scripting of in game events.
Thrives upon change. Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making creative adjustments.
Passion for games.
4+ years of professional Level Design experience.
1 shipped title.
Strong work ethic.

Preferred:
AAA game development experience (shipped title).
 
* No submissions will be considered without a portfolio submission.

Quality Assurance

Associate QA Analyst

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced QA Analyst 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 ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

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

What our analysts do:
Work with the Technical Producer to create and implement comprehensive, effective, and detailed Quality Plans and Test Procedures for all assigned games.
Ensure our game products meet high standards of quality, reliability, usability, and performance through hands-on testing and problem reporting.
Interpret, analyze and evaluate testing progress at specific Milestones related to QA deliverables and platform-specific content and functionality requirements.

Who we are looking for:
1+ years QA experience.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, and collaborative environment.
Passion for games and game development.
Familiar with building test cases and test plans.
Familiar with bug tracking software management systems such as JIRA.
Working knowledge of Microsoft based operating systems and Office products.
Excellent troubleshooting, organization, critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills.
Strong attention to detail.

Preferred:
Knowledge of: MS SQL; MySQL; JSON.
Language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Mandarin Chinese.
Strong understanding of Hi-Rez products.
Understanding of first party certifications standards and requirements.
Technical ability to understand Console Management Software and SDK's.
College degree in Computer Science, Game Design, or other applicable field.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced QA Analyst 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 ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

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

What our analysts do:
Work with the Technical Producer to create and implement comprehensive, effective, and detailed Quality Plans and Test Procedures for all assigned games.
Ensure our game products meet high standards of quality, reliability, usability, and performance through hands-on testing and problem reporting.
Interpret, analyze and evaluate testing progress at specific Milestones related to QA deliverables and platform-specific content and functionality requirements.

Who we are looking for:
3+ years QA experience.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, and collaborative environment.
Passion for games and game development.
Familiar with building test cases and test plans.
Familiar with bug tracking software management systems such as JIRA.
Working knowledge of Microsoft based operating systems and Office products.
Excellent troubleshooting, organization, critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills.
Strong attention to detail.

Preferred:Knowledge of:
MS SQL; MySQL; JSON.
Language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Mandarin Chinese.
Strong understanding of Hi-Rez products.
Understanding of first party certifications standards and requirements.
Technical ability to understand Console Management Software and SDK's.
College degree in Computer Science, Game Design, or other applicable field.

Community

Community Art Intern

Alpharetta, GA

Intern

Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified ART INTERN applicants for our SMITE community team, for our SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  As a paid, full-time, seasonal employee. 

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

 
Responsibilities:
Work closely with the community artist and team to produce effective and creative art pieces for community building.
Create visually engaging designs including: teasers, infographics, event promo art, sale art and social media posts.
Take game screenshots with an eye for composition and storytelling.
Adhere to creative standards.
Prepare files for publication on web and print media.
Keep organized folders of work.

Required:
Must be currently enrolled in (documented as a "Junior" or higher grade level) - or recently graduated of - an accredited college, university, or school of art.
Major in Graphic Design, Art Direction, Advertising or applicable field of study.
Currently carrying or graduated with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher (and provide documentation).
At least one professional Letter of Reference from a manager, supervisor, professor or instructor; outlining how they know you, and why you should be considered for this position.
Current resume.
Portfolio and/or Website displaying applicable work.
Authorized to work in the U.S.
Good foundational skills in traditional art (color theory, 2d design, composition).
Good Adobe Photoshop skills.
Good communication skills, willing to adapt in a fast-paced environment, eager to learn and a great team player.

Preferred:
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
Background or experience in modern video gaming.
Passion for SMITE and the SMITE community.
Detail oriented, organized.
Good knowledge of navigating folders and files on PC.

Marketing

German Marketing Manager

Brighton, UK

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced, video game centric German Marketing Manager to work across the Hi-Rez Studios Games but focusing on Smite and Paladins, at our studio in Brighton, UK.  

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 Marketing Manager do:
Part of the German team you will be working closely with the Community and Localisation Specialists in order to build programmes to promote our games in German. You will also be working very closely with the user acquisition, PR, and product teams based in Alpharetta, and you will develop and execute strategic pre-launch, launch, and post launch marketing plans across Hi-Rez games.

Responsibilities
Plan the strategy, set up KPI, and execute Marketing programmes
Propose budget for each Marketing programmes and constantly review the KPI, build cross-functions reports to educate and monitor performance and make course corrections along the way to optimise.
Identify and action initiatives driving online / offline acquisition and engagement.
Directly manage agencies and local partners.
Identify and manage co-marketing efforts with cross-industry partners.
Track and highlight German players’ needs through research, analysis, and an expanding knowledge of interactive entertainment.
Track and analyze performance data and market trends
Conduct competitive title and marketplace reviews to aid in positioning our upcoming games.
Be creative and drive big ideas that break out from the standard campaigns.
Keep up to date on the latest ad formats, networks, and performance tracking capabilities in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Communicate up/down/across, keeping external developers and company staff informed and excited about the marketing work planned and completed.

Skills
Be creative!
Be data-driven: monitor, analyze, understand, stay nimble, adjust, and constantly optimize. Data-driven marketing campaign is not new to you as you already conducted some.
Be a strategic thinker
Be Social: social media marketing has no secret for you !
Team-oriented, but self-motivated.
Thrives upon change. Comfortable working inside a dynamic work environment.
Passion for games.
Strong work ethic.
Problem solver.

International

Spanish Localization Specialist

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced, video game centric Latin American Spanish Localization Specialist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, GA  

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, Jetpack Fighter, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

What our Localization Specialists do:
You will oversee localization of the games in Spanish;
You are native Latin American Spanish speaker and capable of providing translation or quality assurance (QA) services on as-needed basis;
You will develop and maintain outstanding relationships with all localization stakeholders;
You will assist the localization production team on an as needed basis;
You will foster and enhance the communication with your regional counterparts.

Who we are looking for:
You’ve studied something somewhere that both you and Hi-Rez believe will be of value in this fast-paced international environment;
You are not just a native speaker; you have the linguistic arsenal to recreate the Hi-Rez experience in your native language;
You have previous experience in localization and are looking to bring your expertise to help shape Hi-rez’s future;
You have several high level characters across Hi-Rez IPs;
You have command of the English language and can tailor your correspondence and communication for all levels of the organization;
You enjoy interacting with people from diverse cultures on their turf.

Preferred candidates have:
You have project management, localization, or software testing certifications;
The basics of audio dubbing are not completely new to you;
You speak yet another language aside from Spanish and English;
You’ve worked on one or more AAA video game titles bound for or coming from a Spanish speaking country;
You have developed and fostered relationships within the localization industry;
You are familiar with our core values and they resonate with you.

User Interface

UI Programmer

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a talented and self-motivated UI Programmer 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 love to create, & challenged to learn. Come and unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

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

What our UI Programmers do:
Design, prototype, code, and unit test User Interface enhancements, features, and fixes for the game SMITE.
You will implement UI screens and functionality using Unreal Engine 3 and Scaleform (Flash/ActionScript)

Who we are looking for:
Exceptional programming skills with 2+ years of software programming experience.
Thrives upon change.  Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
Strong User Interface layout and design skills.
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
Passion for games. Strong work ethic.
Problem solver

Preferred candidates have:
UI programming experience
Experience with Unreal 3 engine.
Experience with Scaleform or Flash/Actionscript
Knowledge of source control
Experience with PC/Windows programming
Experience programming for console games
Knowledge in HTML 5 is a plus

UI/UX Designer

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced UI/UX Designer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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

We are looking for an exceptional User Interface Artist who wants be a part of a close-knit and fast-paced development team. This person will work directly with the director, programmers, and designers to create groundbreaking user interface designs with our game. We are interested in experienced candidates with high levels of creative energy and passion for creating amazing artwork.

What a UI/UX designer does:
Guide the visual and interactive evolution of the product across multiple platforms.
Translate complex ideas into elegant, intuitive designs
Assist with requirements gathering and functional specification creation.

Participate in planning, estimating and scheduling activities.

Maintain and grow our library of standard graphical elements
Analyze current screens for UI improvement opportunities
Keep up to date on current design practices and share with the team
Mentor and share knowledge with other technical and non-technical staff.

Who we are looking for:
Extensive experience designing beautiful, engaging user experiences for desktop, & web.
2+ years of experience creating UI for games
At least 2 shipped titles
Familiarity with usability and HCI principles.
Ability to visualize, own, and execute the creation of an experience from initial conception to collaborating with engineers on implementation.
Ability to create process flow diagrams, wireframes, and final mockups
Ability to deliver solid designs on a tight deadline.
Must be capable of rendering gorgeous visuals – anything ranging from content layout to form elements and textures.
Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop in particular).
Expert eye for detail and consistency; no detail is too small or insignificant.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
Excellent collaborative & communication skills.

* Portfolio required for submissions to be considered

eSports

Video Production Specialist

Alpharetta, GA

Contract

Hi-Rez Studios is looking for a multiple SMITE-loving Video Production Specialist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia, as part-time support during our events.
 
As a variable hour member of our growing band of elite video producing warriors, you will be part creative, part leader, and--most importantly--an all around production ninja.  You know how to get things done in a collaborative work environment, are super proactive, and you're ready to help us bring SMITE and Paladins to an internet full of demanding and passionate gamers.

What our Video Production Specialist do:
Operate a camera
Manage talent and players
Help fill gaps during an event
Be a part of the team that produces live eSports events
Give feedback and ideas to make the show even better

Who we are looking for:
Camera operators
Stage managers
Backstage production help - various roles
Must have experience in the field or attending school for live/ post production