Programmer

Swizzle Kiss
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Posted
May 16, 2022
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

Who we are:

  • We’re a new and as yet unannounced independent game studio with HQ in Berlin
  • We’re a remote and fully-distributed team (work-from-home, from anywhere)
  • We work four-day weeks with an emphasis on work-life balance
  • We’re fully funded and Sony PlayStation partners
  • We’re creating a new premium, single-player PlayStation 5 + PC narrative horror game
  • Our team members are:
  • Alicia Conte, Director, previously at Crows Crows Crows;
  • Arshea Bimal, Producer, previously at Funomena;
  • Jessica Curry, Composer, Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture;
  • Tom Schley, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe,
  • William Pugh, Co-Designer, The Stanley Parable, Dr. Langeskov, Accounting+

⚠️ We’re a women-led studio forming a diverse, inclusive team that is anti-racist, feminist, and LGBTQ-friendly. We’re looking for diverse candidates who are culture adds, not culture fits. We highly encourage applications from folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, people of colour, people with disabilities, parents, immigrants, anyone who has experienced systemic oppression or gender-based violence, and those with identities that are traditionally underrepresented in the games industry.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to build and iterate on features from start to finish
  • Create quick and rough prototypes to test ideas as well as production ready scalable systems
  • Support artists, designers, writers, and sound designers by creating sustainable tools and pipelines
  • Work with production and design to outline engineering tasks and identify trade-offs between design needs and timelines to help scope effectively
  • Establish coding standards, encourage good practices and help manage pull requests
  • Identify and fix technical issues
  • Analyse performance and optimise builds based on platform requirements
  • Document the systems you build for ease of understanding and future use
  • Commit to fostering an inclusive and supportive creative culture in a diverse studio

Who we’re looking for

  • Extensive professional game development experience in an engineering role on a team
  • Experience working directly with with key stakeholders of a project
  • Highly proficient using C#/Unity
  • Shipped at least one commercial video game title as an engineer on PC and/or console
  • A strong generalist who is familiar with multiple aspects of game development including - AI, animation pipelines, narrative tools, localisation, etc.
  • Ability to see features through from concept, development and iteration, to delivery
  • Passionate about empowering, mentoring, and educating fellow team members
  • Empathetic and collaborative team player with a positive and open communication style

Nice-to-haves

  • Shipped a game on PlayStation
  • Experience with mentoring or being a lead engineer

What we offer

  • Four-day weeks (Monday to Thursday)
  • Flexible remote working hours
  • Minimum 24 days paid time off per year
  • Studio-wide vacations and extended year-end holidays
  • Unlimited, flexible paid vacation, subject to approval
  • Unlimited menstrual and menopause leave

Location

  • Open to remote candidates worldwide 🌍
  • Ideal candidates have overlapping work hours (offset by less than 6h) with CET / CEST ⏱
  • Preference for those tax resident in Berlin or Germany (because of grant requirements) 🇩🇪

Interview process

  • 20-minute phone screen
  • 45-minute technical interview
  • Meet-and-greet with the team
  • Reference checks
  • Offer

Important notes:

  • We will begin interviewing from the week of May 23rd on a rolling basis
  • We have an immediate need and will be moving quickly, so if you’re interested, please apply! It’s always worth a shot!
  • Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview
  • Candidates who have not been chosen for an interview may only be informed at the end of the interview process once the position is filled

Additional details

  • 📍 Remote
  • 🕰️ Full-time
  • 🧳 Experienced

How to apply

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