WHAT CAN THE FUTURE HOLD FOR YOU?

Intrepid Studios is always in search of talented, team oriented, self-driven and passionate individuals. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

Our 17,000 square foot studio in San Diego, CA is currently accepting applications for the following roles. All posted positions are on-site, full-time, with generous medical benefits options, paid vacation & sick days, and 401k.

Current Careers

Unreal Network Engineer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Unreal Network Engineer to join our team of talented developers! If you are a self-driven and passionate developer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Optimize Unreal Engine replication and RPCs for our specific product needs
  • Audit, optimize and maintain replication and RPCs for game systems and blueprints
  • Maintain and optimize network communication between game servers and services
  • Maintain and optimize game patcher
  • Contribute to our code base, systems, and software architecture as a member of our engineering team, with an eye towards making our software (both application and infrastructure) more scalable, reliable, and performant
  • Create unit tests for networking performance testing

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years expertise with Unreal Engine
  • Shipped project with Unreal Engine
  • Expertise working with C++, C#
  • Experience building in a cloud environment
  • Knowledge of Linux & Windows environments, source code control systems, and release management
  • Strong coding, testing, algorithm design, and debugging skills
  • Working knowledge of how switches, routers, firewalls or load balancers work
  • Solid software engineering experience with large code bases (>100k lines of code)
  • Skill in developing techniques and methodologies to resolve unprecedented problems or situations.
  • Must be a self-starter that requires only limited supervision/guidance.
  • Honesty, integrity and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
  • Must be a team player
  • Have good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced changing environment
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Understanding of networking protocols including TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, and SNMP
  • Experience with multi-core/multi-thread programming

Additional Considerations (Pluses)

  • BS Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Experience with Wireshark/Tcpdump/Netcat

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Network Security Engineer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a self-motivated and dedicated Network Security Engineer. They must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration, and to receive, act on, and supply constructively critical feedback.

Responsibilities:

  • Building out network security infrastructure, working with on-prem and cloud-based technologies, and collaborating with other teams
  • Working mostly with Cisco Meraki routers and switches, the ideal candidate will play a key role in growing infrastructure to meet Intrepid Studio’s goals, as well as improve security and performance
  • Work on a team that manages all routers, switches, firewalls, hybrid network connections, and introduces load balancing and other corresponding technologies required to maintain and grow Intrepid Studio’s network.
  • Maintain the studio’s security and network posture/performance by proactively monitoring our network and security infrastructure
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve information security/network issues
  • Ensure that proper protocols and processes are followed by creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation related to network and security infrastructure

Requirements:

  • Prior experience working as a Network Security Engineer
  • Strong knowledge of network access control systems
  • Prior experience working on network segmentation projects
  • Proved expertise in troubleshooting, researching and resolving security issues
  • A drive to expand and grow your cloud, networking, and automation skills
  • A growth-oriented mindset and enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • Prior experience with public cloud infrastructure (AWS preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
  • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Security Engineer Officer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for an exceptional Security Engineer Officer. They must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration, and to receive, act on, and supply constructively critical feedback. If you are a self-driven and passionate engineer looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and implement secure solutions for secrets storage, databases, code deployment, traffic and networking, etc
  • Manage and secure our multi AWS and GCP account architectures including VPN/VPCs, security groups (firewalls), certificates, etc.
  • Lock down Kubernetes clusters; work on container scanning, network and pod security policies, mTLS service mesh, and other efforts
  • Build solutions that allow engineers to have the access they need to do their jobs, with safe-by-default guardrails
  • Build automation and monitoring to enforce security policies and detect threats
  • Develop proof-of-concept exploits and validate attack flows and mitigations/solutions
  • Develop frameworks to enable full-system security evaluations
  • Work closely with development teams during design, implementation and review of new security features

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience as a Cloud Security Officer
  • 3+ years experience with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Expertise in AWS security required

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Experience with GCP
  • Experience with network traffic obscuring

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
  • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Gameplay Engineer Generalist (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Gameplay Engineer (Generalist) to join our team of talented developers! If you are a self-driven and passionate developer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop online gameplay features in Unreal engine
  • Learn and adopt the coding standards and development philosophies that are embraced by the team
  • Work with game designers, artists, and other engineers to create compelling experiences
  • Break-down design goals into smaller technical tasks
  • Provide feedback on gameplay and offer suggestions for improvement
  • Evaluate and communicate the potential impact of code changes to stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in C++
  • Experience with implementing networked gameplay features
  • Solid understanding of basic trigonometry
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, Math, Engineering, etc. or equivalent ability or experience
  • Minimum of 2 years game industry experience, or equivalent
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Must be an effective communicator, both verbally and written
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the desire to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Passion and enthusiasm for video games
  • One or more shipped AAA multi-player titles preferred
  • Experience working with visual scripting environments (e.g. Blueprints)
  • Perforce and Jira experience is a plus
  • Understanding of linear algebra is a solid bonus

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for an exceptional Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with a proven track record of delivering superior results, and who will have the direct responsibility for creating and maintaining tools and processes needed to ship high-quality, low-defect MMO game systems, from backend servers to end-user game clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain test plans in cooperation with design and engineering
  • Develop and maintain testing tools, test automation tools, and test reporting tools
  • Develop and maintain integrations with continuous integration and development systems
  • Advise and guide engineering on designing and developing testable systems
  • Analyze development processes and offer strategies for reducing development defects as early as possible
  • Advise and guide the quality assurance team on effective testing strategies
  • Troubleshoot and triage test failures
  • Actively look for test coverage gaps and potential exploits
  • Effectively report testing results to stakeholders

Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in quality assurance engineering
  • Expertise in quality assurance processes and best practices
  • Expertise in modern scripting languages such as Python
  • Experience with game system architecture
  • Experience in statistical analysis
  • Experience with database, web, and cloud technologies
  • Experience in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Experience with Unreal Engine Tools
  • Experience with C/C++ toolchains
  • Experience with Unreal automated testing tools such as Gauntlet

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your quality assurance qualifications, why you are specifically interested in Intrepid Studios, and what games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior Technical Artist (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Senior Technical Artist who is adept in creating tools, scripts, and processes to support our art department in the development of our epic MMORPG Ashes of Creation. We are looking for a detail-oriented developer with hands-on Unreal 4 experience with the skills and passion to empower artists, animators and designers to prototype and finish AAA games.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the development of advanced tools and scripts that enhance and streamline processes
  • Focus on Character Pipeline and assets
  • Work as the bridge between engineering and art to optimize tools and graphics features
  • Ensure art assets can be easily integrated into the game without sacrificing the artistic vision or exceeding technical limitations
  • Develop character pipeline and workflows within the game engine and Maya package
  • Pre-production planning to define and address technical design requirements and issues
  • Review technology deficiencies for the art department

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience creating complex character based rigs and supporting the technical aspects of game art development
  • Bachelor’s Degree in arts or engineering or equivalent ability or experience
  • Robust knowledge of Maya and Motionbuilder
  • Strong understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
  • Experience building tools to improve animation and automate character pipelines
  • Knowledge of all stages of asset creation as required by a game development pipeline
  • Unreal Engine experience
  • Animation Blueprint
  • MEL and Python scripting experience
  • Batch processing and Middleware management tools
  • Ability to analyze artists’ needs and effectively develop tools to address them
  • Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Facial Expression pipeline experience
  • Published Console or PC game project experience
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience with Terrain Systems

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Online portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Technical Animator (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Technical Animator, interested in improving the animation pipeline and working with animation blueprints/ state machines in Unreal Engine 4. The ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated and must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration.

Responsibilities:

  • Quickly learn an existing AAA game animation system and pipeline
  • Build and maintain animation control rigs for PC & NPC models
  • Create animation pipeline tools for skinning, rigging, export/import of assets, etc.
  • Train animators in pipeline, tools and anything else surrounding implementation of animation assets into the game-engine
  • Supervise integration of animation assets into the game engine
  • Have good knowledge of existing engines and animation packages within the industry
  • Communicate with Engine and Animation Programmer
  • Provide constant technical support of the tools and engine to the animation team and communicate regularly the technical restrictions and their rationale
  • Assist the design, integration and validation of animation assets

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years professional experience in animation, 2 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in AAA games
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine, Maya and MotionBuilder
  • Excellent knowledge of Human Anatomy
  • Strong understanding of Python, C++ etc
  • Able to write technical documentation
  • Good communication skills

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Link to an online portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior FX Artist (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Senior FX Artist to join our team of talented developers! If you are a self-driven and passionate developer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you! Intrepid Studios is an online game development company with a state of the art facility located in beautiful San Diego, California. We are looking for talented developers to join our team in creating the Most Anticipated MMORPG in development, Ashes of Creation.

At Intrepid Studios, we are searching for people who are passionate and driven to excel and have a desire to invest their time and effort in the success of multiple projects set in the Ashes of Creation universe.

All work will take place at our studio is San Diego, California.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Creative Director, Art Team, and Design Team, on creation and implementation of VFX for character abilities, spells, combat visuals and environmental FX
  • Keep cohesion with the style of the game, to provide an immersive experience for the players
  • Keep up to date with the latest techniques and practices of VFX

Requirements:

  • Experience using Maya, Unreal 4 or equivalent programs/engines
  • Strong Adobe Photoshop skills (specifically for texture creation)
  • Strong ability to communicate in game actions using VFX
  • Knowledge of Linear Workflows
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Working knowledge of node based shaders
  • Knowledge of Physically Based Rendering
  • Strong working knowledge of particle driven effects and shader systems
  • Experience with flip books
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to deliver assets on time and within guidelines
  • Strong team player
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience in VFX
  • 4 or more years of experience in game development creating VFX
  • Shipped at least one AAA product as a VFX Artist

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • A love for MMOs
  • Familiar with Perforce

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Link to online portfolio or demo reel
  • An FX test may be required
Apply

Senior Technical Designer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate, experienced and talented Senior Technical Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. Our Senior Technical Designer would be a person who loves working with technical problems and solving them with efficient and thoughtful script and code. They will review and evaluate scripts authored by other designers, offer mentorship to juniors, and lead the charge on complex system prototyping and implementation. They must work well with others, enjoy collaboration, and be comfortable receiving, acting on, and supplying constructively critical feedback. Most importantly, they must live and breathe MMOs.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the leads and game team to create fun and interesting gameplay experiences
  • Program and/or script complex gameplay systems and content
  • Audit and critique existing scripts with an eye toward network optimization
  • Design, wireframe and champion implementation tools
  • Stay on the bleeding edge of modern design and gameplay philosophies
  • Write clear and concise design documentation
  • Mentor and guide junior designers along their path toward mastery

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the industry as a game designer
  • A computer science background and an understanding of the principles of object oriented programming
  • Ability to both conceptualize, analyze and implement game ideas using various tools and technology
  • Excellent understanding of video game culture and knowledge of games
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal 4
  • Experience with MMOs or multiplayer games generally
  • Leadership experience a plus
  • High level of creativity

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior Systems Designer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Senior Systems Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. Our Senior Systems Designer would live and breathe math, spreadsheets and charts. They would believe in data, logs and playtesting. They can break down a system into its component parts and build it back up blindfolded. They must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration, and to receive, act on, and supply constructively critical feedback. A passion for Massively Multiplayer RPGs is required!

Responsibilities:

  • Design, prototype, champion and implement one or more core gameplay systems that may include: core experience, player progression, itemization, combat or classes
  • Maintain overall balance between multiple gameplay systems
  • Develop and maintain documentation of owned systems
  • Continually iterate, balance and tune features and gameplay based on feedback from team, QA and playtesting
  • Communicate, coordinate and participate in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, cross-studio team environment
  • Be adaptable, detail-oriented, well organized and a great communicator

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of game development experience in a systems designer role
  • Shipped multiplayer titles on the current generation of consoles or PC
  • Background in an object oriented scripting or programming language
  • Passion for games and game development
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to deconstruct high level gameplay systems and creative direction into specific technical details, features and tasks
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment, while delivering under deadlines and time constraints
  • Ability to learn new development tools and technologies
  • Unreal 4 experience is a major plus

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior Quest Designer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate, experienced and talented Senior Quest Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. Our Senior Quest Designer would be a person who loves narrative experiences and is an expert at supporting their written word with fun and immersive gameplay. They are interested in leveling up junior designers, meticulous in documentation, and have the scripting experience to implement their designs. They must work well with others, enjoy collaboration, and be comfortable receiving, acting on, and supplying constructively critical feedback. Most importantly, they must live and breathe MMOs.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the leads and game team to create fun and interesting narrative experiences
  • Design, write, and implement epic quests and events
  • Design, wireframe and champion implementation tools
  • Stay on the bleeding edge of modern design and gameplay philosophies
  • Write design documentation, and keep current documentation on quests, characters, and functionality
  • Proactively find problems with gameplay and brainstorm solutions
  • Mentor and guide junior designers along their path toward mastery

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the industry as a game designer
  • Experience in scripting and writing, curiosity in both
  • Ability to both conceptualize, analyze and implement game ideas using various tools and technology
  • Background in an object oriented scripting or programming language
  • Excellent understanding of video game culture and knowledge of games
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal 4 a major plus
  • Experience with MMOs or multiplayer games generally a plus
  • Leadership experience a plus
  • High level of creativity

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior Combat Designer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate, experienced and talented Senior Combat Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. Our Senior Combat Designer would be a person who really loves Massively Multiplayer combat, whether that combat is player-vs-player or player-vs-environment.They have a deep understanding of how to communicate artfully the feel and flow of combat to players. They have a mastery of third person action combat as well as the more traditional MMO combat modes. They must work well with others, enjoy collaboration, and be comfortable receiving, acting on, and supplying constructively critical feedback. Most importantly, they must live and breathe MMOs.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the leads and game team to create fun and interesting gameplay experiences
  • The ability to script complex ability behavior
  • Collaborate with animators to create interesting visual stories
  • Collaborate with effects artists to create powerful and exciting gameplay moments
  • Adjust and refine Character, Controls and Camera
  • Design and wireframe tools to make ability creation more efficient
  • Write clear and concise design documentation
  • Mentor and guide junior designers along their path toward mastery

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the industry as a game designer, preferably in projects that involve 3rd person action combat
  • Ability to both conceptualize, analyze and implement game ideas using various tools and technology
  • Excellent understanding of video game culture and knowledge of games
  • Excellent knowledge of Unreal 4
  • Experience with MMOs or multiplayer games generally
  • Leadership experience a plus
  • High level of creativity

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

UI Artist (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a highly skilled artist to help create the best front-end interface possible for our game projects. The ideal candidate will harness their expert understanding of visual communication, hierarchy of information, iconography, color and typography to help make our players’ experience flawless.

Responsibilities:

  • Design mock-ups/iterations using Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, etc, focused on UI and gameflow
  • Creating appealing, user friendly, innovative and crisp game assets with a focus on usability and intuitiveness
  • Prepare and design all facets of the User Interface including: mockups, wireframes, icons, animations, UI style guides, general art and documentation
  • Create clear and attractive messaging, buttons, icons, widgets, and other UI elements which work well within tight fixed aspect ratios, and with a wide variety of game themes from cheerful and casual
  • Collaborate with additional designers on UI style guides for our titles to ensure product consistency
  • Work with engineering, design, and UX to ensure artwork is accurately and consistently represented

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years practical art/design experience working in interactive media and/or games
  • Graphic design skills: sketching, wireframing and storyboarding abilities on paper and screen
  • Solid understanding of UI design best practices and interaction design fundamentals
  • A strong understanding of UI conventions and challenges for the PC MMORPG genre
  • Ability to translate flowcharts and wireframes into fun, usable, visually polished UI systems
  • Strong desire to collaborate with UX, designers, and engineers outlining player flows and wireframes
  • Ability to produce high quality work quickly, iterating toward the best solutions
  • Strong passion for gaming

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Have shipped 1+ AAA video game titles as a UI Artist
  • Previous experience with motion graphics, compositing and special effects
  • Previous experience with UE4

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Senior UX Designer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join our team of talented developers! We need team players who can thrive in a highly collaborative, rapidly changing, and multi-disciplinary environment. If you are a self-driven and passionate designer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you! Our ideal candidate will also have some level of experience in UI design.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to our product (including web, game, and launcher applications)
  • Create, improve, and use wireframes, prototypes, style guides, user/screen flows, and effectively communicate your interaction ideas using tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, and Principle
  • Collaborate effectively with many other disciplines such as producers, engineers, and game designers to ensure that implemented functionally is complete and to a high standard of polish
  • Continue to refine and iterate designs during usability testing and stakeholder reviews
  • Assist in post-launch analysis including A / B testing, focus groups, and end to end playtesting
  • Document and conduct case studies to improve immersion, retention, and monetization
  • Evaluate and set best practices and standards

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years user research experience required
  • Experience at a game studio, or an avid gamer
  • Expertise in conducting usability testing and/or user research.
  • Has a strong passion for UX with some level of experience with in-game UI Design
  • Mastery of industry standard tools like Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Principle, et. al.
  • A strong body of work which demonstrates an understanding of IA, UX, UI, and XD
  • Software engineering skills (knowledge of C/C++ and Unreal Engine are a plus)

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
Apply