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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

Paladins - Associate 2D Artist

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an Associate 2D 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, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

As part of our team you will be creating illustrations to be paired with cards in our newest game Paladins. You will be working closely with other artists, mimic multiple artistic styles, make modifications to existing art, and create art to be used for the in-game UI. You will create dynamic interesting illustrations with strong composition and colors, featuring both characters, objects and environments.

What our 2d Artists / Illustrators do:
-Work closely with Art Lead to create visually compelling illustrations to be used in-game and for marketing
-Create multiple sketches based on a single concept or brief
-Creating dynamic illustrations featuring characters, objects, and environments
-Create icons, UI elements and other 2d art needs
-Will follow a style guide

Who we are looking for:
-Knowledge of Photoshop
-Excellent traditional art skills with a strong grasp of composition, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment and characters
-Ability to mimic multiple artistic styles
-Good communication and problem-solving skills
-Ability to work quickly and precisely in a fast-paced environment, and keep tight deadlines
-Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects at the same time
-Knowledge of video games, fantasy and science fiction genre
-Have a proactive work ethic and desire to learn

Paladins - Character Rigger

Alpharetta, GA

Full Time

Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Character Rigger 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.

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

What our Character Riggers do:

  • Work closely with the Modeling, Animation, and Technical Art teams to create rigs that both provide functionally robust controls and that conform to technical envelopes
  • Weight / Skin characters in an efficient manner while maintaining deformation integrity and achieving a high degree of visual fidelity
  • Create tools that streamline the character creation workflow throughout the entire pipeline
  • Maintain character hierarchical standards, naming conventions, and other protocols
  • Troubleshoot pre-existing character rig setups / scripts
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 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, at times working within evolving content pipelines
  • 3-5 years experience with character rigging / skinning in a production environment
  • Best candidates have:

  • Unreal 3 Engine experience
  • Previous experience leading a small team of riggers
  • 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, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

    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:

  • 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 - 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


    Paladins - FX Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced FX Artist 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!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.

    Hi-Rez is looking for a talented and self-motivated FX Artist to join us in creating a broad range of visual effects art.

    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:

  • 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).
  • Candidates 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.
  • Paladins - Senior 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.

    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.

    Paladins - Sr. Environmental Concept Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

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

    This concept 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 Senior Environmental Concept Artist does:

  • Create visual designs for architecture elements and environmental props for 3D online games.
  • Provide visual concept for key art, mood/tone pieces, reference call outs, line work, and production ready asset sheets.
  • Work with the Art Director to maintain visual style of the game and develop compelling environments in collaboration with 3D artists.
  • Serve as the point of communication and planning for the environment concept art group and help mentor more junior artists.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Portfolio demonstrating exceptional environment concepts as well as examples of development and production concept work.
  • AAA game development experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop and basic navigation of Unreal.
  • Thrives upon change.
  • Comfortable working quickly within an iterative development process.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide all types of game development related concept types.
  • Comfortable receiving constructive criticism and making artistic adjustments.
  • Able to work effectively with in game design and tech constraints.
  • Passion for games.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience with 3DS Max or Maya
  • Experience with Zbrush
  • Additional experience or understanding of texture creation
  • Paladins - Weapons/Hardsurface Modeler

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a inspired WEAPON/HARDSURFACE MODELER 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, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

    What our Weapon/Hardsurface Modelers do:

  • Create fully functional and visually appealing weapon/hardsurface models
  • Work within defined technical constraints
  • Closely follow art and design concepts to meet the established art style
  • Contribute to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration
  • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to take constructive feedback  
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Proficiency with industry software tools & pipelines (3dsmax, Zbrush, Photoshop, Maya, etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of weapon/hardsurface modeling as related to game development
  • Excellent sculpting skills in Zbrush
  • Excellent Hard Surface modeling skills
  • Strong understanding of workflows and techniques in regards to first person weapons
  • Strong grasp of form, scale and proportion
  • A keen eye for design in regards to weapons and hard surface elements
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Even better candidates:

  • Concept art and 2D skills
  • 2+ years using 3DSMax for modeling
  • Strong organizational and file management skills
  • Basic level animation skills for roughing out designs
  • Other related programs such as Quixel Suite and Substance Designer
  • SMITE - Art Director

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is seeking an exceptionally skilled and inspirational Art Director to elevate the studio’s games to a world class level.

    Work alongside a team of talented / skilled artists, engineers, and designers; enjoying the support of a company whose culture is centered on iterative game development and delivering software as a service.

    The ideal candidate possesses inspiring artistic vision, outstanding communications skills, strong leadership experience, and a proven track record of shipping AAA products in a lead artist role. Experience modeling and texturing assets for a diverse visual range of environments and a solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets are also essential.

    You must be experienced at mentoring teams, able to create and maintain a collaborative environment for artists who are passionate about making games, be skilled in one or more areas of art creation (illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, or concept art), and well-versed in related tools (3DS Max, Photoshop, etc).

    What our Art Directors do:

  • Own, articulate, and evangelize visual direction on SMITE
  • Work directly with artists and leads to ensure smooth asset production through the Smite content pipeline
  • Create concept paintings, models, textures, and other benchmark assets that help articulate or inspire visual direction
  • Work closely with game design to ensure art supports a gameplay-first player experience
  • Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department
  • Who we are looking for:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in crafting video game art
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
  • Incredible communications and interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a large art staff of varying skills and specialties
  • Strong illustration and / or  concept art skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with popular 2D and 3D applications, such as Maya, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Painter, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques as well as fundamental art principles
  • Able to motivate artists and collaborate well with other developers in a team environment
  • Able to excel in an exceptionally fast paced product release schedule
  • UE3 / UE4 knowledge preferred

  • ** Only applications with Cover Letters & Portfolios will be considered.

    SMITE - Character Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an innovative Character Artist to join our Character Art 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 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, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

    Job Description
    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 Art Director, Lead Character Artist and Character Team in technical/aesthetic problem solving efforts.

    Skills & Requirements
    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 Unreal 3 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

    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, 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.

    Responsibilities:
    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.

    Required:
    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:
    Unreal 3 Engine experience

    SMITE - 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


    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, 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.
    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.

    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


    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!

    What our Character artist do:

  • 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 Art Director, Lead Character Artist 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.
  • 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 Unreal 3 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 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 Artist do:

  • Explore a wide variety of ideas for new characters, character skins, & environments.
  • 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.
  • Unannounced Project - Environment Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced Environment Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unannounced game. 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 candidates have:

  • Experience with 3DS Max or Maya
  • Experience with Zbrush
  • Additional experience or understanding of stylized texture creation
  • Unannounced Project - FX Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

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

    Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed 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 ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

    Hi-Rez is looking for a talented and self-motivated FX Artist to join us in creating a broad range of visual effects art.

    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:

  • 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).
  • Candidates 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 and excitement.
  • Unannounced Project - Weapons Modeler

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring a inspired Weapons Modeler 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 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 Weapon & Hardsurface Modelers do:

  • Create fully functional and visually appealing weapon/hardsurface models
  • Work within defined technical constraints
  • Closely follow art and design concepts to meet the established art style
  • Contribute to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration
  • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to take constructive feedback  
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Proficiency with industry software tools & pipelines (3dsmax, Zbrush, Photoshop, Maya, etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of weapon/hardsurface modeling as related to game development
  • Excellent sculpting skills in Zbrush
  • Excellent Hard Surface modeling skills
  • Strong understanding of workflows and techniques in regards to first person weapons
  • Strong grasp of form, scale and proportion
  • A keen eye for design in regards to weapons and hard surface elements
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Concept art and 2D skills2+ years using 3DSMax for modeling
  • Strong organizational and file management skills
  • Basic level animation skills for roughing out designs
  • Other related programs such as Quixel Suite and Substance Designer
  • Interns

    Community Intern

    Brighton, UK

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking for a games-loving Intern to work at our studio in Brighton, UK.  The internship will involve to work on publishing functions of our office, supporting our Marketing, Community team and also our eSport Specialist and our Publishing producer.

    As an intern member of our growing band of elite publishing 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 Interns do:

  • Help to manage our social media channels
  • Support our team with European based consumer events
  • Stream and cast our games
  • Rolling out European based marketing campaigns
  • Support the team in analysis any activities organised as part of our European campaign
  • Who we are looking for:

  • You’re a lifelong gamer who’s passionate about the industry; you use your gaming experience to analyze marketing campaigns, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses and spotting opportunities for improvement.
  • Working knowledge of file types and formats used by modern publishing creative groups.  .jpg  .png .tiff .gif .psd .ai .mov .mp4 .ProRes, split audio channels, layered files, print mechanical  -- you don't need to be able to create these assets yourself, but you need to be able to speak the language of those who do.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle priorities and deadlines in a demanding, schedule-driven environment.  
  • Driven and proactive with a can-do attitude. You need to be unafraid to get in there and get your hands dirty. “This isn’t part of my job description” isn’t a phrase you’d ever use.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Of course.    
  • Even better candidates have:

  • Experience self-publishing online content, such as running your own website or successful YouTube channel.
  • Esports Intern

    Brighton, UK

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking for a games-loving Intern to work at our studio in Brighton, UK.  The internship will involve to work on publishing functions of our office, supporting our Marketing, Community team and also our eSport Specialist and our Publishing producer.

    As an intern member of our growing band of elite publishing 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 Interns do:

  • Help to manage our social media channels
  • Support our team with European based consumer events
  • Stream and cast our games
  • Rolling out European based marketing campaigns
  • Support the team in analysis any activities organised as part of our European campaign
  • Who we are looking for:

  • You’re a lifelong gamer who’s passionate about the industry; you use your gaming experience to analyze marketing campaigns, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses and spotting opportunities for improvement.
  • Working knowledge of file types and formats used by modern publishing creative groups.  .jpg  .png .tiff .gif .psd .ai .mov .mp4 .ProRes, split audio channels, layered files, print mechanical  -- you don't need to be able to create these assets yourself, but you need to be able to speak the language of those who do.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle priorities and deadlines in a demanding, schedule-driven environment.  
  • Driven and proactive with a can-do attitude. You need to be unafraid to get in there and get your hands dirty. “This isn’t part of my job description” isn’t a phrase you’d ever use.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Of course.    
  • Even better candidates have:

  • Experience self-publishing online content, such as running your own website or successful YouTube channel.
  • HR Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Human Resources/Talent Acquisition Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Jan 31, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our HR Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of our Human Resources & Recruiting team, while gaining a working knowledge of all the aspects of Human Resources & Talent Acquisition.
  • Shadow and partner with experienced team members in a collaborative, creative environment.
  • Help generate innovative ways to reward and retain valuable employees.
  • Provide general administrative support as needed to HR Generalist team Assist in all aspects of recruitment process, which includes sourcing candidates, coordinating interviews, conducting interviews if needed and facilitating the administrative process, including onboarding.
  • Various project work as needed.
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • Must be currently enrolled in (documented as a "Junior" or higher grade level) - or recently graduated of - an accredited college, university, in a related field of study.
  • Experience working with Microsoft or Mac suite of Office products.
  • 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.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Interest in High Tech/Gaming companies.
  • Marketing Intern

    Brighton, UK

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking for a games-loving Intern to work at our studio in Brighton, UK.  The internship will involve to work on publishing functions of our office, supporting our Marketing, Community team and also our eSport Specialist and our Publishing producer.

    As an intern member of our growing band of elite publishing 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 Interns do:

  • Help to manage our social media channels
  • Support our team with European based consumer events
  • Stream and cast our games
  • Rolling out European based marketing campaigns
  • Support the team in analysis any activities organised as part of our European campaign
  • Who we are looking for:

  • You’re a lifelong gamer who’s passionate about the industry; you use your gaming experience to analyze marketing campaigns, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses and spotting opportunities for improvement.
  • Working knowledge of file types and formats used by modern publishing creative groups.  .jpg  .png .tiff .gif .psd .ai .mov .mp4 .ProRes, split audio channels, layered files, print mechanical  -- you don't need to be able to create these assets yourself, but you need to be able to speak the language of those who do.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle priorities and deadlines in a demanding, schedule-driven environment.  
  • Driven and proactive with a can-do attitude. You need to be unafraid to get in there and get your hands dirty. “This isn’t part of my job description” isn’t a phrase you’d ever use.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Of course.    
  • Even better candidates have:

  • Experience self-publishing online content, such as running your own website or successful YouTube channel.
  • Marketing Production Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking for a SMITE or Paladins-loving Intern Marketing Producer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  

    As an intern member of our growing band of elite marketing 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 our games to an internet full of demanding and passionate gamers.

    What our Intern Marketing Producers do:

  • Project manage internal and external creative groups to deliver a wide array of publishing materials, both on time and on budget.
  • Schedule, maintain and drive content pipelines for Hi-Rez's online banner ads, console and Steam box art updates, press kits, mailers, and all sorts of other awesome stuff.
  • Gather information on project requirements, deliver it in a digestible format to the appropriate creative groups, coach them when they hit roadblocks, and synthesize feedback from key stakeholders throughout the organization.
  • Implement digital advertising campaigns through channels such as Facebook and Twitter, then report on results with their knowledge of the ancient art of spreadsheet-fu.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • You’re a lifelong gamer who’s passionate about the industry; you use your gaming experience to analyze marketing campaigns, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses and spotting opportunities for improvement.
  • Working knowledge of file types and formats used by modern publishing creative groups.  .jpg  .png .tiff .gif .psd .ai .mov .mp4 .ProRes, split audio channels, layered files, print mechanical  -- you don't need to be able to create these assets yourself, but you need to be able to speak the language of those who do.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle priorities and deadlines in a demanding, schedule-driven environment.  
  • Driven and proactive with a can-do attitude. You need to be unafraid to get in there and get your hands dirty. “This isn’t part of my job description” isn’t a phrase you’d ever use.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Of course.    
  • Even better candidates:

  • Experience self-publishing online content, such as running your own website or successful YouTube channel.
  • Paladins - 2D Art Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified 2D Art Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our 2D Art Interns do:

  • Work closely with Art Lead to create visually compelling illustrations to be used in-game and for marketing
  • Create multiple sketches based on a single concept or brief
  • Creating dynamic illustrations featuring characters, objects, and environments
  • Create icons, UI elements and other 2d art needs
  • Will follow a style guide
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis
  • 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 Illustration, Game Art 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 communication skills, and a team player
  • Paladins - Environment Art Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Environment Art Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

    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 Environment Art Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of SMITE and Paladins’ Environment Art team, while gaining a working knowledge of asset creation and level building processes.
  • Shadow and partner with experienced game developers and artists in a collaborative, creative environment.
  • Assist in creating and editing game model assets and textures using 3DSmax, Zbrush, and Photoshop.
  • Assist in verifying that art assets are technically ready for game environment, and help improve performance.
  • Shadow and assist in level creation / editing within Unreal 3.
  • Accept feedback from Art Director and other art resources.
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 Art, Animation, 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 recent and applicable work.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience using 3DSmax, Zbrush, and Photoshop.
  • Experience within Unreal 3 is a plus.
  • Background or experience in Gaming.
  • Paladins - Level Design Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Level Design INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on Paladins.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our Level Design Interns do:

  • Prototype and create level layouts and encounters for the fantasy card-based action shooter, Paladins
  • Work with designers and programmers to experiment with and evolve gameplay concepts including interesting layouts/flow, traps, events, and bot arrangements to find the fun and reinforce core gameplay
  • Work with environment artists to add basic art and set dressing to rooms.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Experience using level editors for 3D game engines (Unreal preferred)
  • Online portfolio showing some experience creating levels for games
  • Motivated and hardworking with good teamwork and written/verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner able to learn new and custom tools and technology
  • Ability to take constructive feedback and iterate on ideas until they are proven to succeed or fail
  • Understanding of game design and gameplay systems with the ability to identify core elements of design and how levels leverage those ideas (or even break them situationally) to create fun and engaging experiences.
  • Experience playing Paladins with a level 20+ account
  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • Paladins - QA Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified QA INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on Paladins.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our QA Interns do:

  • Assist in game testing in UE3.
  • Assist in data collection - may include analytics from the game, or notes during play tests.
  • Assist in community moderation - possibilities for moderation help for outside play testers / forums.
  • Assist in running internal / external play tests.
  • Assist with issue tracking.
  • Accept feedback from management.
  • Perform other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 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.
  • Cover Letter.
  • Current resume.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • Platform Programming Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Programming Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This will be a paid, part-time, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our programming interns do:

  • Shadow and partner with experienced game developers and programmers as they provide an overview of programming for the Hirez games and back end systems.
  • Assist in designing, prototyping, coding, and testing platform software that supports Hi-Rez games.  (Includes work on Windows, Linux, networking, and Unreal Engine 3).  
  • Work on tools that support our game live environments
  • Complete and assist with basic departmental tasks (such as bugs, etc.) in our programming environment.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 Computer Science, or applicable field of study.
  • Firm understanding of C++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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Background or experience in Gaming.
  • Unreal Engine coding or modding experience.
  • Production Art Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Production Artist Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This will be a paid, part-time, seasonal employee. Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Production Art Interns do:

  • Work in our fast-paced marketing art dept to create digital campaigns for Hi-Rez video games (SMITE, SMITE Tactics, Paladins, Tribes) following existing brand guidelines and direction from your team mates.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Solid knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to travel effectively to and from the studio on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication and multitasking skills
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Strong knowledge of Hi-Rez games.
  • Passion for gaming.
  • Public Relations Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified “Public Relations” Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This will be a paid, part-time, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our PR Interns do:

  • Assist with incoming press requests.
  • Assist with local outreach and community events.
  • Help manage the online press kit.
  • Assist with Hi-Rez tours.
  • Support all tasks pertaining to Public Relations responsibilities.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Ability to travel effectively to and from the studio on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication and multitasking skills
  • SMITE - Animation Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified ANIMATION INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017(actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Animation Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of Hi-Rez’s Animation team, while gaining a working knowledge of asset creation and the animation processes.
  • Shadow and partner with experienced game developers and artists in a collaborative, creative environment.
  • Assist in creating and editing game animations using 3DSmax.
  • Accept feedback from Animation Director and other art resources.
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 Animation 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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Experience or exposure using 3DSmax.
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Experience within Unreal 3 is a plus.
  • Background or experience in Gaming.
  • Experience with in-game animation as opposed to cartoon animation; portfolios demonstrating this experience will be given the highest consideration.
  • SMITE - Character Art Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Character Modeling Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Character Art Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of SMITE’s Character Art team, while gaining a working knowledge of dynamic humanoid, animal and creature model creation.
  • Shadow and partner with experienced game developers and artists in a collaborative, creative environment.
  • Accept feedback from the Art Director, Character Art Lead and and other members of the Character Art Dept.
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience or exposure using 3dsmax, Zbrush, Photoshop, & Maya.
  • Experience within Unreal 3 is a plus.
  • Background or experience in Gaming.
  • SMITE - Character Rigging Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Character Rigging INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Rigging Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of Hi-Rez’s Rigging team, while gaining a working knowledge of asset creation and the rigging processes
  • Shadow and partner with experienced riggers in a collaborative, creative environment
  • Assist in creating and maintaining character rigs using 3dsMax
  • Develop scripting tools to benefits various departments of the pipeline
  • Accept feedback from experienced riggers and other art resources
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis
  • 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 Technical Art,  Animation or applicable field of study
  • 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 with a rigging demo reel.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience or exposure using 3DSmax and MAXScript
  • Experience with bipedal, quadruped, or robotic / mechanical characters
  • Experience within Unreal 3 is a plus
  • Background or experience in Gaming
  • SMITE - 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!

    What our Community Art Interns do:

  • Work closely with the community artist and team to produce effective and creative art pieces for community building.
  • Create visually engaging designs including: teasers, 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.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 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 candidates have:

  • 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.
  • SMITE - Community 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!

    What our Community Interns do:

  • Help coordinate and consolidate player feedback, isolating key issues to be brought to the development team.
  • Communicate important messages out to community through social media, in-game marketing, and long form mediums (blog posts, forums).
  • Find and cultivate important community members, and help support these efforts to grow a healthy and vibrant game community.
  • Generally serve as an advocate inside of Hi-Rez for the Gaming Community.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Proven experience building and supporting a gaming community, either professionally or as a "passion."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Proven skills with social media (YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook and/or other related.)Team-oriented, but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change. Comfortable working inside a dynamic work environment.
  • Passion for games. Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Paladins or other Hi-Rez Studios’ games & their communities.
  • Proven experience within both Console and P.C. communities.
  • SMITE - QA Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified QA INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on SMITE.  

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Jan 31, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our QA Interns do:

  • Assist in game testing in UE3.
  • Assist in data collection - may include analytics from the game, or notes during play tests.
  • Assist in community moderation - possibilities for moderation help for outside play testers / forums.
  • Assist in running internal / external play tests.
  • Assist with issue tracking.
  • Accept feedback from management.
  • Perform other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 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.
  • Cover Letter.
  • Current resume.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • SMITE Tactics - UI Programming Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified UI programming Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on SMITE Tactics.  

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our UI Programmers do:

  • Design, prototype, code, and unit test User Interface enhancements, features, and fixes for the game SMITE TACTICS.
  • Implement UI screens and functionality using Unreal Engine 4 and Coherent GT (HTML5/CSS/JavaScript)
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 Computer Science, 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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Background or experience in Gaming.
  • Unity or Unreal Engine coding or modding experience.
  • Experience with C++, Python, or related languages
  • Experience with web development technologies (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SCSS)
  • Experience with Photoshop
  • Experience with UE4 Editor
  • Technical Artist Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Technical Artist Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unannounced project. This is a cross discipline roll, so individuals who have studied some mixture of Computer Science and Art are strongly preferred. The intern will be making tools for internal production and analyzing game performance/memory to ensure smooth player experience.  This will be a paid, part-time, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Tech Art Interns do:

  • Shadow and partner with experienced technical artists as they work with UE3 & UE4
  • Engage with artists and engineers to understand current pipelines’s strength and weaknesses
  • Complete and assist with basic departmental tasks (such as tool development or performance analysis)
  • Deliver documentation for tasks completed
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • Taken Computer Science and art courses
  • 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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Unannounced project - Character Rigging / Tech Art Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Character Rigging/Tech Artist INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unannounced project.  

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our Character Rigger/Tech Art Interns do:

  • Work alongside members of unannounced team, while gaining a working knowledge of technical art and the rigging processes.
  • Shadow and partner with experienced riggers & tech artist in a collaborative, creative environment
  • Assist in creating and maintaining character rigs using 3dsMax
  • Assemble and tweak Anim Graphs for characters in Unreal 4
  • Develop scripting tools to benefit various departments of the pipeline
  • Accept feedback from Rigging Director and other art resources
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis
  • 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 Technical Art,  Animation, Computer Science, 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 communication skills and a team player
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience or exposure using 3DS Max and MAXScript
  • Experience with bipedal, quadruped, or robotic / mechanical characters
  • Experience within Unreal 4 is a plus
  • Background or experience in Gaming
  • Unannounced project - Gameplay Programming Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Gameplay Programming Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unannounced project.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our gameplay programming interns do:

  • Shadow and partner with experienced game developers and programmers as they provide an overview of programming with UE4.
  • Complete and assist with basic departmental tasks (such as bugs, etc.) in our programming environment.
  • Shadow developers as they develop new bots, fighters, tools, and features - learning the creation process.
  • Accept feedback from Lead Programmer, Designer, Executive Producer and Senior Programmers
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 Computer Science, 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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Background or experience in Gaming.
  • Unity or Unreal Engine coding or modding experience.
  • Experience with C++, Python, or related languages
  • Unannounced Project - Level Design Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Level Design INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unannounced project.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Level Design Interns do:

  • Prototype and create level layouts and encounters for an unannounced action shooter for PC and Console
  • Work with designers and level designers in Unreal 4 to advance the core gameplay through building interesting mission layouts, scripting hazards and events, placing bots, adjusting pathing, and fixing level bugs
  • Work with environment artists to add basic art and set dressing to rooms.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Experience using level editors for 3D game engines (Unreal 4 with experience using Blueprints preferred)
  • Online portfolio showing some experience creating levels for games (include link)
  • Motivated and hardworking with good teamwork and written/verbal communication skillsFast learner able to learn new and custom tools and technology
  • Ability to take constructive feedback and iterate on ideas until they are proven to succeed or fail
  • Understanding of game design and gameplay systems with the ability to identify core elements of design and how levels leverage those ideas (or even break them situationally) to create fun and engaging experiences.
  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience playing a variety of shooters, action games, MMOs, and RPGs
  • Unannounced project - QA Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified QA INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on an unannounced project.

    This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Jan 31, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017.  (actual dates to be determined.)

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

    What our QA Interns do:

  • Assist in game testing in UE4.
  • Assist in data collection - may include analytics from the game, or notes during play tests.
  • Assist in community moderation - possibilities for moderation help for outside play testers / forums.
  • Assist in running internal / external play tests.
  • Assist with issue tracking.
  • Accept feedback from management.
  • Perform other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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 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.
  • Cover Letter.
  • Current resume.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Good communication skills, and a team player.
  • Video Editing Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified Video Editing Intern applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This will be a paid, part-time, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our Video Editing Interns Do:

  • Work alongside the video production team to create a variety of video segments for SMITE, Paladins, SMITE Tactics, and other Hi-Rez titles.
  • Shadow and work alongside with experienced video producers in a collaborative, creative environment.
  • Assist in every aspect of production: conceptualizing, writing, filming, and editing.
  • Accept feedback from the Video Production, Motion Graphics, and Live Production teams.
  • Other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis.
  • 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.
  • 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 communication skills, and a team player.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Experience or exposure using Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.
  • Experience with gameplay capture.
  • Background or experience with Hi-Rez's library of games.
  • Web QA Intern

    Alpharetta, GA

    Intern

    Hi-Rez Studios is now accepting qualified QA INTERN applicants for our SPRING/SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia on SMITE.  This will be a paid, seasonal employee. The DEADLINE to submit all application materials is Feb 28, 2017.  Internship selections will be made and announced by April 1, 2017, with the Intern work program starting late May, 2017, ending mid-August, 2017 (actual dates to be determined).

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

    What our QA Interns do:

  • Assist in testing functionality and content of company’s websites across platforms and devices
  • Assist in data collection of issues and resolution of issues of company’s websites
  • Assist with issue tracking and bug reporting
  • Assist with localization of all websites
  • Work closely with software engineers to ensure web related projects and services meet criteria for deployment
  • Accept feedback from management
  • Perform other departmental duties and projects as instructed by management
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Must be able to travel effectively to and from studio on a daily basis
  • Must be currently enrolled in (documented as a "Junior" or higher grade level) - or recently graduated from - an accredited college, university, or school of ar
  • tMajor in 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.
  • Cover LetterCurrent resumeAuthorized to work in the U.S
  • Good communication skills, and a team player
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Background or experience in Gaming
  • Entry level knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Familiarity with Foundation, Wordpress, and Amazon Web Services a plus
  • Familiarity with Bug Tracking System such as JIRA
  • Development

    Gameplay Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring qualified GAME PROGRAMMERS 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 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 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.
  • Platform/Technology Programmer - Back End

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced 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 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.

    What our Platform Programmers do:

  • Design, prototype, code, and test platform software that supports Hi-Rez Games.  
  • Includes work on Windows, Linux, and networking.
  • Must be able to write low and mid level c++ code in an intense multi-threaded very high scaling environment.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
  • 4+ years of software programming experience
  • Experience with O/S level programming, including threading and networking
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated
  • Thrives upon change.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver
  • Outstanding debug skills
  • Platform/Technology Programmer - Game Engine

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced 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 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.

    What our Platform Programmers do:

  • Design, prototype, code, and test engine software that supports Hirez Games.  
  • Includes work on Unreal Engine 3 and 4  games.  
  • Must be very comfortable with low and mid level c++ code.  
  • Work may include graphics engine and game play engine projects.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
  • 4+ years of software programming experience
  • Experience with Unreal 3 / 4Experience with game engine graphics or game play systems
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience
  • Team-oriented but self-motivated
  • Thrives upon change.
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with iterative development process.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solverOutstanding debug skills
  • SMITE - UI Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced UI Programmer 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!

    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-motivatedPassion for games.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver
  • Even better 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
  • Systems Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced Systems Programmer to work on Paladins 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!

    What our Systems Programmer Do:

  • Design and develop new features for our engine, from user input to awesome game experience.
  • Analyze and enhance existing features, and support the artists and designers using them.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 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.
  • Solid 3D math skills.
  • Passionate about making great games.
  • Preferred:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine,
  • Experience with Perforce and JIRA,
  • Experience with console development
  • User Interface

    HTML 5/Web UI Programmer

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring an experienced HTML 5/Web 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 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.

    What our UI Programmers do:

  • Implement highly interactive game interfaces per designs
  • Utilize modern web technologies (HTML5, CSS, JS) for frontend interface creation
  • UE4 integration (with C++) of the interface
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 2-3 years of web development and design experience
  • 1-2 years UE4 game development experience
  • Advanced knowledge and/or experience in frontend development including:
  • HTML5
  •   CSS
  •   CSS preprocessing via SCSS (LESS, too)
  •   experience with common frontend workflow tooling (node, gulp, bower, ruby, et al)
  • Intermediate Javascript knowledge:
  •  Vanilla JS DOM manipulation
  •   Design pattern best practices
  •   familiarity with modern web technologies (WebRTC, Web Storage, etc)
  •   Framework experience: lodash, knockout, AngularJS, et al
  • UI/UX implementation experience:
  •  experience completely implementing frontend interfaces (from PSD to RWD)
  •  informing the UX design flow through various states of an application
  •  debug and troubleshooting on the client
  •   client-side controller dev for interfaces and applications
  • UE4 game development experience:
  •   experience with UE4 programming with C++
  •  implementation of game UI
  •   familiarity with implications of various platforms (console, gamepad, keyboard/mouse, touch) on UI design
  • UI Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced 2D UI Artist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    We are looking for an exceptional 2D UI artist who wants be a part of a close-knit and fast-paced development team. This person will work directly with the Art Director, programmers, and designers to create high quality 2D assets with our game. We are interested in experienced candidates with high levels of creative energy and passion for creating amazing artwork.

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

    What our UI Artist do:

  • Create Icon assets for character abilities, and UI menu assets.
  • Work closely with and take direction from the Art Director to maintain a consistent art style.
  • Work closely with designers and provide ideas on how to best convey important game information to the player by creating icons that visually convey game and character designs.
  • Work closely with programmers and create an efficient workflow to generate and implement assets into the game.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Has great passion and creativity for interface design, with strong art skills regarding iconography and 2D graphics, and a good understanding of interface functionality.
  • Strong conceptual and traditional art skills. (Can’t stress this one enough).
  • Excellent portfolio showing all phases of game asset production from roughs through finished assets.
  • At least 2+ industry experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and other 2D illustration programs.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating solid UI iconography and illustrative ability.
  • Ability to conceptualize and paint a wide variety of icons and UI elements to support the game.
  • Proactive work ethic and be a capable problem solver who is not afraid of big challenges.
  • Plays and enjoys computer and console games
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Worked on at least 1 shipped game title as a 2D Artist / User Interface Artist.
  • After Effects experience 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

    Marketing

    Motion Graphics Artist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an Associate Motion Graphics Artist 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!

    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 Motion Graphics Artists do:
    *Generate motion graphic animations for video projects.
    *Capture cinematic in-game/editor footage (Unreal Editor experience a major plus).
    *Implement post production onto live action footage.

    What we are looking for:
    *Proficiency with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.  Knowledge in 3DS Studio Max and the Unreal Editor is a major plus.
    *Great communication skills.  We’ll be collaborating across multiple projects with different departments, so being able to communicate effectively is key.
    *Ability to give and take constructive feedback.
    *Ability to multitask.  We’ll be working on multiple projects spanning multiple games, often at the same time.
    *A creative, versatile mind.  Our video range from hype eSports reels, to comedy series, to gameplay reveals, and beyond.  Being able to adapt to and come up with new projects is necessary.
    *Only submissions with a portfolio of past work will be considered.

    Russian Localisation QA Specialist

    Brighton, UK

    Contract

    We are looking for a Russian speaker to join us as Localisation Testers within the Localisation team, based in Brighton, UK. You will be expected to play through our latest games on all platforms, looking for problems and reporting errors, to ensure game quality before release.  

    What our Localisation Specialist do:
    * Finding, reproducing and fixing linguistic errors or problems in-game.
    * Accurate, detailed and complete reporting and subsequent revision of those errors or problems.
    * Proofreading and looking for inconsistencies in context and style throughout large text files – ensuring the language text matches the English.
    * Providing translations when required.
    * Tracking and ensuring consistency of in-game terminology between languages and projects.
    * Researching topics relating to our games to ensure authentic and accurate contextual use of language.
    * Providing critical analysis and feedback in report form, in a clear and concise way.
    * Working closely with the team to share ideas and suggestions, involving others in decision making.
    * Completing assigned tasks within the allocated deadline; working extra hours when necessary to finish those tasks.
    * Learning about and adhering to our internal systems and processes, as well as detailed publisher guidelines and standards.
    * Support the community team in moderating of social media channels

    Who we are looking for:
    * Linguistic degree
    * Excellent language ability in the specific language (written/spoken).
    * The ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
    * A keen interest in video games.
    * A good level of spoken & written English.

    Additional Information

  • 12 months contractor
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Paid holidays included
  • Community

    Paladins - Associate Community Specialist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is hiring a console gaming centric community specialist to work on Paladins, 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 Community Specialists do:

  • Help coordinate and consolidate user feedback, including weekly reports and isolating key issues in the console community to be brought to the development team.
  • Communicate important messages out to our console community.
  • Find and cultivate important community members and console community activities, and help support these efforts to grow a healthy and vibrant game community.
  • Plan promotions, events, tournaments, etc.
  • Help support and manage our Convention and Trade Show activities.
  • Generally serve as an advocate inside of Hi-Rez for the Gaming Community.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Proven experience building and supporting a gaming community, either professionally or as a "passion."
  • Great communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Proven skills with social media (YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook and/or other related.)
  • Team-oriented, but self-motivated.
  • Thrives upon change. Comfortable working inside a dynamic work environment.
  • Passion for games.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Problem solver.
  • Preferred candidates have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Paladins or other Hi-Rez Studios’ games & their communities.
  • Proven experience within both Console and P.C. communities.
  • Human Resources

    Payroll Specialist

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is looking for an Payroll Specialist to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

    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.

    What our Payroll Specialist do:

  • Primary focus on benefits administration and payroll processing/auditing
  • Support the HR Team to drive plans that optimize talent, structure and culture, remaining cognizant of how to best support a fast-paced, growing company
  • Provide support on HR-related processes and procedures such as salary reviews, benefits enrollment, payroll, and staffing changes
  • Regularly work with sensitive and confidential information, navigate complex and difficult employee relations conversations with sensitivity and professionalism
  • Oversee and process all employee status changes and ensure accuracy for payroll and benefits
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all the perks and benefits the company offers
  • Run reports and utilize data from HRIS to assist with ACA compliance requirements
  • Conduct research on industry trends, help develop processes and policies to fit a unique and creative work environment
  • Complete employment verifications
  • Assist with HR special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Who we are looking for:

  • 2-4 years of Human Resources experience, with hands on payroll processing and benefits administration experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Having, or pursuing, Professional HR Certification (PHR or SPHR) is preferred
  • Computer proficiency with advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Google applications
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity – can navigate through a complex, multi-faceted organization
  • Analytical aptitude and ability to identify data needs, conduct necessary analysis of various data points with the ultimate outcome of providing meaningful insights to support business decisions
  • Self-Starter; results oriented and motivated professional
  • Professional and polished at all times, ability to perform as a trusted advisor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Working knowledge of HRIS and payroll systems.
  • Information Technology

    Systems Administrator

    Alpharetta, GA

    Full Time

    Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a Systems Administrator 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 online game projects.

    What our Systems Administrators do:

  • Work independently and as part of a team to troubleshoot, perform root cause analysis, identify and isolate technical issues with systems, software, and related infrastructure
  • Responsible for provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure
  • Updating and maintaining deployed software versions of our game across the fleets of servers
  • Consider best security practices throughout all aspects of the infrastructure and willingness to work with the security team to deliver secure solutions
  • Pro-active system monitoring, alerting and maintenance
  • Hardware and software performance analysis and tuning
  • Collaborate with other IT team members and customers throughout the business on incidents, support requests, projects, and other initiatives
  • Who we are looking for:

  • Experience with Windows and Linux infrastructure administration
  • Skilled in network fundamentals, administration and troubleshooting
  • Ability to excel in a time sensitive, fast paced, 24/7 environment
  • Create documentation and diagrams for projects and services
  • Available to participate in rotating off hours on-call support
  • Desire to do what it takes to get the job done and help the team and the business succeed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in System Administration
  • Preferred candidate has:

  • Ongoing software version deployment experience
  • Perforce or other source control applications
  • Database management and basic SQL skills
  • VMware and other virtualization platforms
  • Cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, etc
  • SALT experience
  • PRTG, Monitis, or other monitoring platforms
  • Cisco or Juniper network technologies and firewalls
  • Familiar with ITIL practices and procedures
  • Any relevant certifications