Permanent

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

Senior Animator

Lionhead Studios, the award winning developer of the Fable series of games, is looking for an experienced Senior Animator to join their Animation team. Working in a AAA environment they will be responsible for creating and maintaining animations that will bring our game world alive in order to build an immersive, exciting gaming experience. They also need to have a passion for working with and helping to develop creative talent. This person has a wealth of games industry experience, a good production-sense and the talent to produce and implement the highest quality work.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Must demonstrate an excellent understanding of animation principles.
  • Experience of next-gen animation development processes, limitations and dependencies including, in-game key-framed character and creature animation, facial animation, dynamic and physics-based movement
  • Excellent knowledge of 3D animation packages, Maya, 3DSMax. and Knowledge of Motion Builder is an advantage
  • Experience with cut scene or sequence animation with understanding of principles of cinematography is an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years animation experience.
  • Strong communication, time-management and organizational skills 
  • Experience with animation pipelines and procedural solutions
  • Experience working with Unreal is an advantage
  • Experience working within Scrum is ideal

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Senior Technical Artist

Lionhead Studios are looking for a for a talented and innovative Senior Technical Artist to join our Art team and contribute in the creation of Fable Legends, a cutting edge, genre defining title, using Unreal Engine 4.

This individual will have a track record of producing visually stunning games, and will bridge the gap between Art and Code, overseeing how in-game art work is integrated into the project to the highest artistic and technical standard.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years professional game development experience, shipped at least one AAA title.
  • Material or shader authoring experience (E.g. Unreal Material editor or HLSL)
  • Understanding and experience of graphics content optimisation.
  • Knowledge of Maya.
  • Knowledge of Python scripting.
  • Have an artistic eye for detail and visual flair as well as the technical skill set
  • Excellent complex problem-solving and communication skills across both artistic and technical disciplines.

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CG Supervisor

Lionhead Studios are looking for a for a talented and innovative CG Supervisor to join their Art team and oversee the technical content creation and performance for Fable Legends, a cutting edge, genre defining title, using Unreal Engine 4.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

•10+ years professional experience

•A minimum of 4 years of CG leadership experience

•A strong understanding of game development frameworks and methodologies.

•Shipped at least one AAA title.

•Material or shader authoring experience (E.g. Unreal Material editor or HLSL)

•Understanding and experience of graphics content optimisation.

•Strong working knowledge of 3D software packages and pipelines, especially Maya.

•Art pipeline programming/scripting experience (e.g. Python, C#, C++)

•Deep understanding of data driven art content pipelines, real time rendering, lighting and shading.

•Have an artistic eye for detail and visual flair as well as the technical skill set

•Excellent complex problem-solving and communication skills across both artistic and technical disciplines.

•10+ years professional experience

•A minimum of 4 years of CG leadership experience

•A strong understanding of game development frameworks and methodologies.

•Shipped at least one AAA title.

•Material or shader authoring experience (E.g. Unreal Material editor or HLSL)

•Understanding and experience of graphics content optimisation.

•Strong working knowledge of 3D software packages and pipelines, especially Maya.

•Art pipeline programming/scripting experience (e.g. Python, C#, C++)

•Deep understanding of data driven art content pipelines, real time rendering, lighting and shading.

•Have an artistic eye for detail and visual flair as well as the technical skill set

•Excellent complex problem-solving and communication skills across both artistic and technical disciplines.

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Producer

Lionhead Studios, the award winning developer of the Fable series of games, is looking for an experienced Producer to join the production team making Fable Legends.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

•Successful Producer experience with a clear track record of delivering AAA experiences on time and on budget. Experience of multiple game development cycles.

•A self-starter with experience of driving internal teams, which requires a strong leader and a constant drive for results and on time delivery

•Experience in creating, developing and running project management processes for a game team.   Exceptional Project Management and organization skills are required, with great attention to detail. 

•Strong experience of running scrum teams essential.   A Certified ScrumMaster you will also have skills in Agile estimating and some understanding/experience of the product owner role. 

•Some level of working experience and knowledge of Kanban would be ideal

•Strong product sensibilities with multiple experiences of taking a product from concept to completion.

•Proven ability to blend business, creative and project management decision making.

•Strong cross-team communication and presentation skills – able to present to large groups and at all levels of the business. Able to work with creatives, technical people and non-technical people (e.g. PR and Marketing) alike. You provide clear, concise, and specific communication and when you participate in a meeting, you clarify, capture and follow up on all action items.

•Able to resolve conflict, bring people together, good listening skills and able to mitigate and resolve issues.

•Ability to work within ambiguity and develop frameworks for decision making. It is the Producer’s responsibility to take ambiguous problems and develop concise action plans for the team to resolve them

•Experience in Hansoft and TFS ideal.

•Passion for Games. Both playing video games and a passion for understanding what makes them great.

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Softwear Engineer - Services Infrastructure

Lionhead Studios is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Tools Programmer to work on the next big Fable title: Fable Legends.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

 •Experience of implementing web applications with C#, ASP.NET MVC 4+, HTML5, CSS & JavaScript

•Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment systems

•Experience with MSBuild

•Experience working with Visual Studio 2012+ and TFS

•Experience of developing responsive, usable and clean user interfaces

•Knowledge of testing methodologies and frameworks

•Demonstrated ability to work with existing codebases and middleware tools frameworks

•Strong problem-solving and debugging skills

•Proven experience of working with users to define and refine requirements

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Data Scientist

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.

Essential Experience

•M.Sc./Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics)

•Solid proven 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

•Expert SQL and Excel skills

•Experience in machine learning

•Proficient in (statistical) programming languages (R, Python, etc.)

•Strong data science background with proven data analysis, reporting and visualisation skills

•Strong analytical problem solving skills and strategic thinking that drive business and product insight

•Experience successfully communicating up to senior executives and out to broader organizations

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Lead Dev Ops

Lionhead Studios is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Development and Operations Lead to be a key contributor delivering live game services for Lionhead. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about games, has extensive experience with both development and IT operations, and brings a devops philosophy to the project.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Senior or lead level experience in operations
  • Designed and implemented large scale systems with security in mind

      a. Automated tests from development to staging

      b. Periodic penetration testing

      c. Remediate based on test results and proactively follow new   vulnerabilities

  • Proven 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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Software Engineer

Lionhead Studios is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic developer to work on the next big Fable title: Fable Legends.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

•Strong in C++

•Experience of working as a developer on AAA game projects 

•Demonstrated ability to work with existing codebases and middleware tools frameworks

•A good understanding of multithreaded development

•Strong problem-solving and debugging skills

•Use of Visual Studio and source control

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