Unreal Developer

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Posted
August 5, 2021
Contract
Canada
Remote
$60,000 CAD/Annually

Achimostawinan means “tell us a story” in Cree and that’s just what we intend to do at Achimostawinan Games! We are an Indigenous owned and fully remote video game studio (but our head office is located in Hamilton, ON!) We are a small but incredibly diverse team that puts team health and welfare first! Our mandate is to tell original Indigenous stories by Indigenous creators. Learn more about our project and company here at achimogames.ca. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being Indigenous-owned means we know the value of raising up marginalized voices. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. 

We are looking for an experienced Unreal Engine Developer (specializing in Blueprints) to help develop and build our upcoming cybernoir detective game Hill Agency

Please Note: Due to funding restrictions, we are limited to hiring only those who can legally work in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Develop designer tools to help improve the efficiency of our production pipelines.
  • Implementing gameplay features: player and NPC behaviors, mechanics, shaders, audio (FMOD), animations, user interface, etc.
  • Work closely with designers, artists, and producers to iterate on gameplay features and ensure a great player experience.
  • Reviews and collaborates on technical design and code implementation
  • Provides high-level estimation and task management for incoming project requirements
  • Provides knowledge sharing between other development teams and departments
  • Maintain a high level of quality and productivity while hitting deadlines and collaborating with team members on a daily basis

Qualification

  • Expert in UE4 with experience in Blueprints
  • At least 5 years of game industry experience as a Game Dev Engineer, UE4 Developer, or comparative role
  • Worked on two or more, shipped, PC or console game titles, through all stages of development
  • Experience collaborating with a multidisciplinary game development team
  • Knowledgeable in refactoring and optimization when they are appropriate.
  • Excellent technical design and/or code review skills
  • Proficiency in C++ is a plus
  • Experience working on narrative or dialogue-heavy games is a plus

What We Offer:

  • No Crunch (weekends and holidays are protected)
  • Unlimited paid health days
  • Fully remote team in a permanently remote studio
  • The opportunity to work at one of the very few Indigenous-owned video game studios in North America

Important Details

  • Location: Remote (you must be able to legally work in Canada)
  • Start: September, 2021
  • Type: Freelance/Contract
  • Contract: $60k CAD for 12 month contract (potential for extension)

If Interested 

Please use Unreal Developer Position as the subject line and send an email to Will Thompson at <questions(at)achimogames.ca>: 

  • Links to any coding examples
  • Link to your project portfolio
  • Resume in PDF format

About Us

Achimostawinan Games is an Indigenous owned and operated video game company dedicated to developing Indigenous games for an Indigenous audience (and the world) while also helping Indigenous artists and communities develop interactive and digital content. We strive to create stories that speak to you. After all, Achimostawinan means, “Tell us a story” in Cree. We believe in crafting original Indigenous stories for an original Indigenous audience.

Vision & Mission

  • To be a globally established video company known for unique stories and gameplay that reflects an Indigenous perspective
  • To be an established brand in the digital interactive field known for developing a quality product and a commitment to sustainable Indigenous business practices
  • To tell stories that want to be shared in a way that is neither exploitative nor harmful

Founder Meagan Byrne:

“I started Achimostawinan Games in 2016 after finding a sore lack of easily available Indigenously created video games or Indigenous-centered digital content. This became a further frustration when I realized that there were almost no Indigenously owned and operated tech companies or Indigenously owned digital game studios in North America. I saw this as an opportunity to fill a niche and serve an underserved market. As I developed my studio business plan, I realized that there were many groups and communities, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, that had a need for digital interactive expertise that was Indigenously-centered.”

About Hill Agency: PURITY & decay

Our newest game is Hill Agency: PURITY & decay. It’s a detective mystery game where you play as a tough as nails P.I. solving everything from petty crimes to global conspiracies all while exploring the various different worlds that make up North America of the future.

hill agency key art

The year is 2762 and you’re, Meeygun Hill, a tough as nails P.I. working in the slums of one of the last major cities in North America. Life is all missing kids and cheating spouses until a dame barges in from the Risen-City and changes your life. Her sister has been murdered and the cops are useless. It’s up to you to find out who the real murderer is. Murdered sisters, mind wiping drugs and flying palaces, this case goes way farther than the banks of this one detective’s little slum in this indigenous cybernoir. A narrative detective game in the spirit of Oxenfree and The Shiva that lets you solve who did it.

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