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.

Product Manager

Fable Legends is bringing the first AAA free-to-play game to Xbox One and Windows 10. We are looking for an experienced and talented Product Manager to join the team at Lionhead Studios.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative and agile candidate. You will be multi-disciplined, working with team members at all levels and acting in all roles from stakeholder to owner to implementer. You have the skills to identify the best course of action and can negotiate with the relevant parties to make things happen.

12 month contract.

Skill/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred; preferably from mathematics, statistics or related field.
  • At least 3-5 years in product management, or related role in business intelligence
  • 3+ years in a similar role successfully launching and running a Games as a Service
  • A deep understanding of free-to-play and games as a business
  • Excellent eye for end-to-end product experience, with a great design sensibility
  • Highly analytical mind with the ability to derive insight and communicate learnings to others
  • Mathematical mind with a strong understanding of statistics and probability
  • Can drive recommendations in the absence of perfect data
  • Skilled communicator, you will need to integrate with the team as a customer, stakeholder, implementer and product owner where necessary
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and thrive in an environment where things change rapidly
  • Strength of character to be self-led while responding to the needs of all around you
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent AAA game design understanding

apply now

Build Engineer

Lionhead Studios is seeking a highly talented DevOps/Build Engineer to work on Fable Legends. The ideal candidate will have a passion for detail and productivity, utilizing their skills to enhance our approach to continuous integration and delivery.

The successful candidate will work with all disciplines within the development team to ensure we reliably produce release builds as well as ensuring our development team can build, validate and iterate as quickly as possible.

12 month contract.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Worked as a Build Engineer on at least one service-based game or software development project (such as an MMO or similar)
  • Ability to work with-in pre-existing frameworks and codebases
  • Experience of Teamcity and or TFS
  • Extensive experience of Python & C++.
  • Strong knowledge of Teamcity
  • Strong knowledge of Perforce
  • Some knowledge of SQL and DB systems.
  • Experience of GUI toolkits such as Qt is a plus.
  • Knowledge of cloud systems, including MS Azure.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to work in multi-discipline teams
  • Proven ability to work effectively with content creators and engineers to improve workflows

apply now

Associate Product Manager

Lionhead Studios are looking for a bright, highly capable and talented Associate Product Manager to join our team and contribute to the creation of our games.

Are you passionate about games, design and user experience? Do you have strong knowledge about the industry, service based gaming and free-to-play business models? Are you excited about the opportunity to work with the Fable series?

Skill/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; MBA or related graduate degree is preferred
  • 1-2 years in a similar role successfully launching and running a Games as a Service, preferably on PC
  • Excellent eye for end-to-end product experience, with a great design sensibility
  • Highly analytical and creative
  • Can drive recommendations in the absence of perfect data
  • Excellent track record of working with live products
  • Passionate about making games
  • At least 3 years in product management

apply now

Services Developer

Lionhead Studios is seeking an experienced and passionate Services Developer to join us as a key contributor on our new exciting title Fable Legends.

The ideal candidate is someone who has proven experience in designing and implementing services for highly concurrent and highly available social online game experiences, ideally in a cloud based environment.

The role will focus on helping to deliver a robust online service infrastructure and associated services, ensuring that all systems are secure, optimized and will scale to meet the needs of our current and future ambitions.

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

apply now

Not found what you were looking for?
Find similar jobs at other Microsoft studios such as Lift London,
Soho Productions and Rare here: careers.microsoft.com

You can also find us on
LinkedIn

}