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All our available permanent positions are listed below or see our contract roles.

Gameplay Development Manager

Lionhead Studios, the award winning developer of the Fable series, is looking for an experienced, talented Lead Gameplay Engineer to join our engineering team. At Lionhead, you will be part of a diverse development team focused on exciting and ground-breaking entertainment and technology.

Required Experience and Qualification 

  • Proven experience playing a significant role in delivery of an AAA title or multiple shipped products
  • Proven experience leading a team to deliver features successfully.
  • Excellent C++ architecture and programming skills using modern C++.
  • Strong problem-solving and algorithm development skills.
  • Debugging, troubleshooting, and optimization skills in a complex code base
  • Ability to lead, inspire and manage a team.
  • Ability to establish win-win solutions with other game disciplines.
  • A pro-active personality who thrives on getting the best out of a team, even during adversity.
  • BSc, BEng, or MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

 

 

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Technical Director

Lionhead creates original, landmark games and is one of the world’s most respected studios.

Lionhead seeks a highly experienced Technical Director/Manager to lead the engineering team on its cutting edge new title.
Reporting to the Studio CTO, you will be responsible for managing the technical team while also partnering with the Game Director as the technical stakeholder in design - working closely with both teams to define the feature set for this AAA First Party productio

Key Skills and Experiences

  • Prior experience leading a technical team from concept to ship on multiple AAA projects as a Technical Director/Lead Programmer or Technical Manager.
  • Demonstrable experience of working closely with other game teams to balance design/art requirements with technical scope and schedule.
  • Lionhead creates original, landmark games and is one of the world’s most respected studios.
  • Demonstrable experience of working closely with other game teams to balance design/art requirements with technical scope and schedule.  
  • A thorough understanding of programming specialties including but not limited to: tools and pipelines, server infrastructure, 3D graphics, game logic, AI, networking; with significant expertise in more than one discipline.
  • Experience of recruiting and managing a high performing team of at least 20 engineers.
  • Experience working on MMORPGs, Multiplayer games or Action/Adventure titles on Xbox 360, PS3, or PC.
  • Experience evaluating, implementing and enhancing middleware solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, to both senior management and team, with proven experience assessing and communicating project risk to stakeholders
  • A passion for game development and cutting edge gameplay.

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Senior Graphics Engineer

Lionhead Studios is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Graphics Programmer to be a key contributor on Fable Legends (PC/Xbox One), and also future developments. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about games and rendering and has experience working on modern engines, someone with a natural affinity for CPU and GPU optimisation and an eye for visual quality.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 1 shipped AAA titles as a graphics programmer on console or PC
  • Fluent in C++ and shader languages (ideally HLSL, but we will also consider GLSL/Cg)
  • A good knowledge of at least one modern graphics API (D3D11, LibGCM or OpenGL),
  • Excellent grasp of CPU optimisation ideally with multi-core CPU architectures
  • Experience with low level GPU optimisation, identifying bottlenecks
  • Knowledge of DX11-level graphics hardware features (compute shaders, tessellation etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of existing graphics techniques and algorithms (e.g. shadow mapping, dynamic lighting, effects, culling).
  • Actively follows developments in graphics and engine design research topics, in particular real-time lighting techniques such as real-time global illumination and deferred rendering pipelines.
  • Excellent knowledge of current generation engine methods and techniques covering a variety of wide-ranging fields such as post-processing, lighting, animation and resource streaming.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to work effectively with content creators to improve 

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