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.

Services Tools Developer

6 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of implementing web applications with C#, ASP.NET MVC 4+, HTML5, CSS & JavaScript
  • Experience with scripting languages, particularly PowerShell and Windows batch scripts
  • Experience with MSBuild
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment systems
  • Experience working with Visual Studio 2012+ and TFS
  • Proven experience of working with users to define and refine requirements
  • Experience of developing responsive, usable and clean user interfaces
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and frameworks
  • Working in an Agile/SCRUM environment as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to work with existing codebases and middleware tools frameworks
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills

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Lead Dev Ops

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Senior or lead level experience in operations
  • Designed and implemented large scale systems with security in mind
  • 5 or more years experience developing applications to automate and test provisioning, deployment and configuration of large scale environments
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of IaaS, PaaS (AWS, OpenStack, Azure)
  • Push-button provisioning of ephemeral environments (compute, network, storage)
  • Have architected, implemented and maintained large scale, public-facing services (> 1 million users)
  • Brought a devops culture and framework to more traditional development and IT organizations

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Senior Artist - Incubation Department

12 month contract

Opportunity to work with a highly experienced and motivated team. Varied and experimental brief to help conceptualize and prototype new and exciting intellectual property for one of Microsoft's most valued game development studios. Your role specifically will involve leading the technical implementation, support and systems to ensure the group vision is met.

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Junior Technical Designer

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A Passion for building systems and features
  • Experience and understanding of coding and good coding practices
  • Demonstrable portfolio of either scripted levels or features from personal projects
  • Experience using at least one industry standard engine (UE4, Unity, UE3, CryEngine etc.)
  • Up to date on the latest design trends, concepts and studios
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A keen interest in Shooters, Action RPGs or RTS games (preferably all three)

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Technical Animator (Pipeline Engineer)

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Maya.
  • Excellent knowledge of Python scripting.
  • Strong understanding of Animation and Character pipelines and workflow architecture.
  • Shipped at least one AAA title where you we’re at least in part responsible for the development and maintenance of character art/animation tools and pipelines.
  • Able to work within a pre-existing codebase and develop it further.
  • Working knowledge of character rigging.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills across both artistic and technical disciplines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities on a project pipeline

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Incubation Programmer

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++ (2 years proven industry experience
  • Broad scope of knowledge as the role may cover numerous game systems.
  • Be flexible to turn your hand to various areas on the game while working in a small team of engineers
  • Ability to take on an existing codebase and come up to speed quickly
  • Solid background in 3d math

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Gameplay/Animation Programmer

12 month contract

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience working on AAA game projects in a gameplay role
  • Demonstrated ability to work with existing codebases and middleware solutions
  • Previous experience of animation programming
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 3 or 4
  • Previous experience of multiplayer network game programming.
  • Experience of writing unit tests and automated system tests
  • Ability to work in agile environments and teams
  • Knowledge of unit testing and automated system testing.
  • Advanced understanding in C/C++ (4+ years proven industry experience).
  • Strong 3D Maths
  • Strong understanding of Animation
  • Broad understanding of AI, Game Networking and Audio.
  • Broad understanding and experience of producing data-driven systems.
  • Broad understanding of multiplayer gameplay features
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in multi-discipline teams
  • Proven ability to work effectively with designers to match their vision.

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