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

FX Artist

Intrepid Studios is looking for a highly imaginative artisan of magic, a maker of spells, a wizard of technology who compulsively makes the fantastical real. We are looking for a real time special effects artist to join our award winning team of visual effects artists to work on our epic MMORPG Ashes of Creation.

Requirements:

  • - Ability to create exceptional real time visual effects
  • Creation of assets from scratch using in engine and 3rd party tools.
  • 3D modeling and UV mapping skills
  • Ability to proactively work across departments to discuss and overcome technical obstacles for FX implementation
  • Driven to innovate and solve problems
  • Can work onsite in San Diego California

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • AAA Game Development Experience
  • UE4 experience- (Cascade, Materials, Sequencer, Niagara, Blueprints)
  • Solid game design awareness and an exceptional game design-oriented collaborator
  • A multidisciplinary background
  • Python or coding experience
  • Houdini
  • Simulation experience (Destruction, Fluids, etc)
  • 2D animation skills
  • Traditional Art skills
  • Experience creating effects in a range of styles

Required Application Materials:

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

Senior Technical Artist

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

Full-Stack Developer

Intrepid Studios is looking for a Full Stack Web Developer with specific experience developing high traffic & scalable backend systems in NodeJS.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Platform Engineering team to develop updates to and maintain internal API endpoints, account services infrastructure, website infrastructure, tools and other platform related services
  • Work with artists, producers, and other developers to make sure updates are properly scoped and carried out in line with modern standards
  • Implement new web features to support day to day operations of all platform services and marketing sites Participate in standups and code reviews

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional web development preferred
  • Experience working on high traffic back end systems, preferably in NodeJS
  • Strong Object Oriented JavaScript experience - with an understanding of Async/Await, and other modern JavaScript Engineering principles.
  • Experience with a templating engine such as Pug, Jade, Underscore, EJS, etc
  • Experience with one or more single page web application technologies (VueJS, React, Angular, etc)
  • Familiarity with a version control system like Git/Perforce/SVN
  • Experience with MongoDB, and bonus points for using a NodeJS interface such as Mongoose
  • Experience with a modern MVC pattern
  • Experience with a CSS compilers such as SCSS or LESS
  • Some familiarity with AWS or other modern cloud computing services self starter, with a strong sense of ownership and attention to detail

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Experience in the video game industry
  • Experience with microservices architectures and Kubernetes
  • Experience developing ecommerce or account management systems

Required Application Materials:

Resume

  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing
  • Link to a strong portfolio of work, or a GitHub profile containing passion projects/open source contributions (if not already included in resume)
Apply

Cloud Architect

Join a team of talented developers to help us deliver a secure and frictionless gameplay experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Architect and design custom identity services solutions and integration with identity SaaS solutions
  • Understand business and technical requirements and translate these requirements into working solutions
  • Creativity and initiative are highly valued
  • Propose improved architecture and design processes and tools
  • Create design standards and processes for microservice, Serverless, and event driven software development
  • Accurately estimate development efforts and coordinate with the project management teams to plan, escalate, and mitigate project risk
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Understand the business context and processes driving solution demand
  • Contribute to the development of business and technical requirements
  • Develop solution technical requirements
  • Create and document runbooks as it pertains to software architecture, design, troubleshooting, and support

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience with architecture and design methodologies and design tools (e.g. , etc.)
  • Experience with Identity and Access management solutions
  • Experience with OAuth, OpenID Connect (OIDC), JSON Web Tokens, and JSON Web Keys
  • Experience architecting and deploying solutions to cloud platform services (AWS, Azure, ?)
  • Experience architecting and designing AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Serverless, and Docker solutions
  • Experience proving solutions using JavaScript / Node.js (preferred), Python , C#
  • Experience architecting and designing componentized services
  • Experience architecting and developing applications and services
  • Experience working with Github, Jira, Confluence, and Postman
  • Knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, networking, DNS, etc.)
  • Linux and Windows server administration
  • Project management

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 Back-End Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop backend API and software for platform services
  • Improve and automate tests and deployment systems
  • Evaluate and adopt technologies which improve platform capabilities
  • Perform peer code reviews to ensure highest code quality
  • Prioritize and deliver projects under deadlines

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years' engineering experience
  • Deep understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Extensive understanding of transactional systems, ie: xsolla, stripe, paypal, etc.
  • Experience with the following languages and technologies: JavaScript, AWS, Kubernetes, Microservice Architectures
  • Expert knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Online game industry experience
  • Good understanding of Microservice architecture
  • Knowledge of AWS
  • Knowledge of CI/CD and Test automation is a big plus

Required Application Materials:

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