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

Build and Integration Engineer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a full-time Build and Integration 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:

  • Manage code and asset changelists across Streams
  • Maintain maximum stability of Streams
  • Responsible for merging and managing conflicts across Streams and changelists
  • Work closely with Engineering and Production on stability and date targets
  • Work closely with build engineering and Jenkins to ensure packaged build stability

Qualifications:

  • Strong experience with Perforce Streams and Merging
  • Strong C++ skills
  • 4+ years of professional development experience
  • Highly organized

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Linux proficiency
  • Familiarity with Jenkins
  • Unreal Engine experience

Required Application Materials

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

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

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

Network Administrator (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a self-motivated and dedicated Network Administrator. 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
  • The ideal candidate will play a key role in growing infrastructure to meet Intrepid Studio’s goals, as well as improve security and performance
  • Working with Cisco ASA and Meraki devices, routers, switches, wireless devices
  • Work on a team that manages all routers, switches, firewalls, hybrid network connections, and load balancing, network monitoring
  • 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 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

Cloud Security Engineer (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

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 Material Artist (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for an experienced Senior Material Artist to join our team of talented developers working on the Ashes of Creation MMO franchise! If you are a self-driven, passionate developer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, then this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Working and collaborating as part of the environment art team to create engaging and appealing environment textures and materials for our upcoming Ashes of Creation MMO franchise
  • Create AAA game environment quality assets and textures in line with the project's visual aesthetic and technical direction (references, documents, project meetings, etc.)
  • Create physically based Materials/Textures for use with props, environments, and characters
  • Integrate assets and textures created into the game engine’s pipeline, as well as using the in-game engine tools to support these assets in production (Material Editor, Asset Composer, Texture Compression Settings, Performance Tools, etc)
  • Verify the quality of their work once imported into the game, and make improvements when necessary
  • Assist in material library creation and maintaining material pipelines
  • Collaborate with other artists to create and integrate assets into a visually consistent and highly immersive world
  • Match established art styles while helping improve visual direction
  • Use specific project tools and relevant content creation software to achieve best results and meet specified scheduling deadlines
  • Take constructive feedback and integrate those changes effectively
  • Work with environment lead to determine the environment’s assets required based on pre-created concepts, project lead’s direction, design team input, and adjust the work accordingly
  • Understand and apply modern game industry graphic principles
  • Schedule and detail oriented
  • Mentoring team members and providing input to nurture and expand their skills and help them grow within the company

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience creating textures and materials for video games
  • Portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of materials using both procedural and 3d sculpted techniques
  • Portfolio demonstrating tiled textures and 0-1 UV mapped assets. Assets must show strong attention to detail focusing on believability and overall esthetic composition
  • Solid understanding of PBR standards and surface/light interactions
  • Strong foundation knowledge in traditional arts
  • Experience creating 3D art for a game project or title
  • Able to use 3D and/or procedural techniques to create high-quality materials within production timelines
  • Expert knowledge in Substance Designer / Painter / and/or equivalent software
  • Strong knowledge in UE4
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and/or another 3D software package
  • Strong knowledge of Zbrush modeling
  • Solid understanding of color theory and be able to create balanced and appealing color palettes
  • Self-motivated, driven, with excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Experience leading other artists
  • Shipped 1+ AAA title as a Texture / Material artist
  • Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
  • Bachelor's degree in Art or a related field

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating experience in texturing, and materials for game environments
  • An art test may be required
Apply

Senior Terrain Artist (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a highly skilled, experienced Senior Terrain Artist to join our team of talented developers working on the Ashes of Creation MMO franchise! If you are a self-driven, passionate developer, looking for a highly collaborative and creative environment, this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Crafting realistic landscape terrain for next-gen game environments
  • Collaborating with artists, designers, and other disciplines to deliver epic world-class environments for our upcoming Ashes of Creation MMO franchise
  • Integrate terrain and textures created in terrain creation tools (World Engine, World Creator, houdini or similar package) and import them into the Unreal 4 game engine’s pipeline, as well as using the in-game engine tools to support these assets in production (World Composition, Shader Tool, Asset Composer, World Outliner, Collision setups, Performance Tools, etc).
  • Building organized terrain shader networks in Unreal 4 to use in a multi-Biome environment
  • Assist in environment concept and design when needed
  • Investigate, research and implement the latest techniques and practices
  • Help mentor the internal environment team through verbal and written feedback
  • Verify the quality of their work once imported into the game, and make improvements when necessary
  • Use specific project tools and relevant content creation software to achieve best results and meet specified scheduling deadlines
  • Take constructive feedback and integrate those changes effectively
  • Iterating on game environments with fellow artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques to improve the look and gameplay
  • Efficiently use current game development methodologies, ( texture space optimization, texel density, appropriate polygon counts, mindful of object placement draw calls, and general game optimization practices, etc.)
  • Work with environment lead to determine the environment’s assets required based on pre-created concepts, project lead’s direction, design team input, and adjust the work accordingly to fit the story and gameplay provided by Game Design documentation
  • Able to come up to speed quickly on technical constraints of platform, engine and software
  • Show initiative for problem solving
  • Schedule and detail oriented

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience creating terrain environments for video games
  • Shipped at least one AAA quality game title
  • Expert level proficiency with at least one terrain creation software package (World Engine, World Creator, Houdini, etc. ) and general knowledge of Maya/3ds Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop or equivalent 3D and 2D software
  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality terrain work in a realistic / high fantasy style within technical constraints
  • Ability to create PBR materials and all associated maps for new or existing assets
  • Strong terrain design instincts and ability to create environment terrains that support and enhance gameplay
  • Artistic ability to visualize entire levels and detail with minimal concept art and direction if needed
  • Strong understanding of color, form, shape, structure, and silhouette
  • Can translate and execute terrain modeling and texture from supplied concept art
  • Can work without concept if necessary within the art style of the project
  • Exceptional eye for proportion, scale, surface properties and lighting
  • Self-motivated, driven, with excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude
  • BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience

Additional Considerations

  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Familiarity with photogrammetry processes, procedural content creation, or PBR workflows.
  • Strong technical ability and willingness to learn new tools, techniques and workflows
  • Experience with aesthetics for fantasy themes and visual stylings
  • Unreal Engine, Shader and Blueprint Experience
  • Conceptual Art skills always a plus

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating a high level of skilled and experience in terrain generation and modeling, texturing, and lighting game environments
  • An art 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

Quest Designer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented mid-level Quest Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. Our 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

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 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
  • Solid understanding of video game culture and knowledge of games
  • Experience with of Unreal 4 a major plus
  • Experience with MMOs or multiplayer games generally 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 Producer (US)

Intrepid Studios is looking for a detail-oriented self-starter with sound judgment and strong analytical skills. The ideal candidate is passionate about gaming and possesses excellent communication and organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

Lead in the creation, estimation, and tracking of major milestones, features, tasks, and bugs Set and attend studio meetings, determine and delegate action items, and set follow up meetings Responsible for day-to-day operations and drive communication, organization, and accountability for multiple development teams Manage and mentor mid-level and associate producers Work closely with other producers and leadership to communicate project status and identify risks Identify, communicate, and help to resolve risks and roadblocks in the development pipeline

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in game production
  • Shipped at least one AAA game title
  • Experience leading teams of 20+ developers
  • Advanced knowledge of game development processes and best practices
  • Experience working in a fast paced development environment with multiple teams
  • Experience building and planning complex projects and seeing them to completion
  • Extraordinary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence project management tools
  • Knowledge of Google tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools (e.g. Visio, Project, Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.)

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Experience as a designer, engineer, or artist (big plus!)
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Relevant information about yourself that goes beyond your resume
  • 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

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

Office Administrator (US)

Intrepid Studios is seeking a highly-motivated, personable and passionate Front Desk Office Administrator, who will help play a fundamental role in the growth of the company as the first point of contact for staff and visitors. This position will be responsible for facilitating the efficient operation of our studio, as well as our Executive and HR team by performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages reception: emails, phone duties, greet and assist visitors at the front desk
  • Help maintain shared spaces making sure they are stocked, clean and functioning
  • Assist enforcing basic security measures
  • Assist in facilitating catering arrangement and implementation as needed
  • Manage creating, incoming and outgoing mail
  • Provide general administrative assistance such as coordinating with leads on shared space scheduling (meeting and conference rooms), travel arrangements, and special projects
  • Partner with IT in any task and assignment
  • Assist in organizing various special meetings, team activities, merchandise distribution, and team special events
  • Plan meetings and conference calls, including calls across multiple time zones around the globe
  • Act as the primary point of contact for building maintenance, beautification initiatives, and facilities requests
  • Assists with onboarding process

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2+years of experience in reception or an administrative role
  • Customer service experience
  • Event planning experience
  • An interest in gaming or the gaming industry
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Impeccable organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • A great collaborator who also enjoys working independently

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • Prior experience in the game or entertainment industry is a huge plus!

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Relevant information about yourself that goes beyond your resume
  • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
  • What games you are currently playing
Apply

Influencer Relations Specialist (US)

Intrepid Studios is seeking an experienced Influencer Relations Specialist to take on responsibility of building relationships with content creators and influencers on behalf of Intrepid Studios. This specialist role works in close partnerships with our integrated marketing and community teams to identify and support content creation opportunities with influencers and drive engagement among Intrepid’s fans and viewers. The ideal candidate is driven, a student of brand marketing and communication, knowledgeable about Intrepid Studios’ products and possesses a proven track record of building positive influencer relations in the entertainment industry.

This position will demand a high level of creative vision, platform and industry knowledge, relationships and communication expertise, and ability to drive impact and measure results.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and provide recommendations of appropriate influencer/ talent and entertainment opportunities for Intrepid Studios’ projects
  • Develop and manage ongoing partnership activities with content creators across all social media platforms
  • Create engagement opportunities both in-person and online, targeting influential current and future fans of Intrepid Studios
  • Recommend programs and formulate contracts that can encompass a wide range of activations, including social media, online content creation and in-person appearances
  • Draft and negotiate talent and entertainment contracts, coordinating with team members, talent representation and the legal team
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism – create and give talent recommendations and other presentations to senior executives
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with talent agents, managers and publicists
  • Monitor and keep abreast of industry news, generate and share trend reports
  • Track influencer and talent obligations and ensure fulfillment
  • Negotiate PR obligations in talent contracts
  • Create and manage project budgets
  • Work with team members to manage and facilitate payment of talent

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, marketing, business, or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum three years of experience in influencer marketing, public relations and/or brand management
  • Demonstrated track record of activating influencer partnerships from start to finish
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with social and digital marketing; experienced with social media and influencers tools and programs
  • Voracious appetite for consuming news and keeps abreast of pop culture and social media trends
  • Keen understanding of content creation with an eye for identifying target-right talent and influencers
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, manage up and drive critical priorities
  • Able to travel both domestically and internationally, and work nights and weekends when needed

Required Application Materials:

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

Junior Community Manager (US)

Intrepid Studios is seeking a junior community manager who is passionate about games, gaming communities, influencer relationships, communications, and social media. This contributor role works in close partnership with integrated marketing and game teams to build excitement and relationships on behalf of the company. The ideal candidate is driven, self-motivated, and a student of brand marketing and communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Create communications (e.g., social posts, blogs) with high levels of quality and timeliness
  • Act as public-facing representative of Intrepid, and communicate on behalf of the brand across multiple channels and at events
  • Aid in the design and execution of North American English community development efforts
  • Manage communications plans and channels, striving for continuous improvement.
  • Strategize and execute on reactive communications to players
  • Create engagement opportunities at in-person and online events
  • Analyze and report on content performance data to drive continuous improvement, optimization, and innovation
  • Provide meaningful feedback to game teams on the community’s sentiment, concerns, and suggestions

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Writing, Marketing, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Familiar with project management and process improvement
  • Able to travel, including international travel, and work long hours and weekends as needed

Additional Considerations (Pluses):

  • 1-3 years of experience with brand communications, writing, forums, and social media
  • 1-3 years of experience with channel management, publishing calendars, and reporting and analytics
  • Advanced degrees in communications, marketing, or related field
  • Project management training and experience
  • A passionate gamer possessing ample experience with Intrepid games
  • Existing strong personal network within Intrepid’s communities
  • Video publishing and / or graphic arts experience

Required Application Materials

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