Contract

If you are interested in applying for a contract position at Lionhead Studios please send a copy of your CV, accompanied by showreel/work examples (as appropriate) to lhrdirap@microsoft.com for consideration. Please note that only applications relating to contract vacancies will be dealt with through this email address.

Lighting Artist

12 month contract.

Lionhead Studios, the award winning developer of the Fable series of games, is looking for an experienced and talented Lighting artist to join its creative staff. They will be responsible for using cutting edge tools to create real-time, in-game, lighting and bring spectacle and beauty to the world of Fable on the next generation of console.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

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Data Scientist

12 month contract.

At Lionhead we strive to create successful, landmark games and to be one of the world’s most respected developers. To that end we are continually looking for bright, talented individuals to join our team.

Lionhead is building a team to cover all aspects of successfully delivering games as a service. Analytics and data science sits right in the heart of this. We are looking for a strong leader in the area to help us build the foundations and principles to harness our data, and derive actionable insights, to guide the business and design

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • M.Sc./Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics) or relevant work experience in a similar data science role.
  • Demonstrable experience performing quantitative analysis, preferably for games, or an internet or technology company.
  • Proven skills in providing concise and actionable output from complex data analysis
  • Experience in selecting and applying machine learning algorithms to solve business problems.
  • Proficient in (statistical) programming languages (R, Python, etc.)
  • Strong experience working with TB-scale technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, NoSQL, AWS, etc.)
  • Strong data science background with proven skills at all stages of a scalable data pipeline.
  • Demonstrable analytic problem solving and strategic thinking that drives business and product insight.
  • Experience successfully communicating up to senior executives and out to broader organizations.
  • Expert SQL and Excel skills.

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Senior Concept Artist

10 week contract

Lionhead Incubation are looking for an individual to join our small team to contribute in the concept phase of a cutting edge, genre defining new IP

We are looking for a talented, inspirational and creative Senior Concept Artist. Someone with proven 2D artistic skills and the originality, ideas and passion to really motivate and “wow” the team around them. Ideally, the candidate has the ability to show a range of styles to support differing creative options.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Years of experience creating concepts for leading studios (Games/TV/Film)
  • Self-motivated, willing to contribute to the idea generation.
  • Capable of realizing visuals under direction from the senior creative team.
  • Strong creative sense with a wealth of original ideas.
  • Technically proficient in 2D software.
  • Good at analyzing complex problems and interpreting them.
  • Good communicator across multiple disciplines.

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1PP Co-Development Producer - Minecraft team

The Microsoft Studios Minecraft team is seeking an experienced publishing producer to join their UK team. The successful candidate will have notable game industry production experience and must demonstrate an enthusiasm for a broad spectrum of gaming especially in the digital space.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Shipped at least 1 AAA console title as lead Producer from start to finish
  • Experience driving creative & business direction on shipped AAA console title
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Broad knowledge of games and industry and of game genres
  • Consider themselves to be producer on the publishing side rather than development side.
  • Multiple shipped console titles
  • Technical background (i.e. C.S. degree)
  • Development experience in casual and/or independent games
  • Experience in both development and publishing environments
  • Passion for a broad base of gaming
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for Minecraft

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Standard VFX Artist

Lionhead is looking for a skilled and passionate 3D VFX artist to join our merry band. The ideal candidate should have good experience creating real-time in game effects. The 3D FX artist is able to research, visualize and animate natural and more importantly magical, fantasy effects. This person must be a driven, self-motivated and creative and deliver effects at the visual cutting edge. Also to have the technical ability to deliver effects that are optimized to give the highest visual quality, but still gets the best from the hardware platform

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong technical ability to model and texture.
  • Experience in Unreal and Maya.
  • Preferably some competence in digital painting or concept art
  • Preferably a knowledge of the basic principles of animation
  • Preferably has worked on a shipped AAA console title
  • Experience developing high-end particle systems and visual effects.
  • Strong technical knowledge of working with particles and materials in a real-time        game environment.
  • Have an artistic eye for detail and visual flair as well as the technical skill set.
  • Strong expertise in Photoshop and in-game FX editors.
  • The ability to work under pressure as it arises.
  • A real desire to produce the very best in game FX.

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Video Specialist

6 month contract

As video specialist, you’ll be responsible for managing the video pipeline for Fable Legends and other Lionhead projects. From pre-production, including initial concept, storyboarding and sign off, through to the production process itself, you’ll be responsible for scheduling and overseeing the creation of all Lionhead videos.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of producing high quality videos with tight deadlines
  • Expert knowledge and experience of using video creation software (Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects or similar)
  • Great experience of managing video production at a high level – bringing various teams together to ensure a collaborative approach to video creation
  • Good knowledge of HD digital video equipment including cameras, audio and capture

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Services Developer

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of full development cycle for a complex service architecture
  • C# programming and debugging skills utilising the latest .NET technologies
  • Service design and implementation in MVC or WebAPI
  • Good understanding of TPL, Rx and async/await
  • Advocate for TDD and SOLID development methodologies
  • Proactive, ambitious, enthusiastic and with great communication skills
  • Proven ability in technical and architectural design
  • Strong understanding of Agile/SCRUM discipline
  • Ability to work in a creative lead organisation
  • An appetite for the industry and staying abreast of latest developments and technologies
  • A passion for computer gaming

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