Job Description and Project
With the ongoing successful co-development collaboration with Avalanche Studios on theHunter Classic (the most realistic hunting game for PC), Ringtail Studios is taking on the next co-development project with Systemic Reaction (a part of Avalanche Studios Group) for Generation Zero, a first-person shooter, released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, where players resist a robot invasion in 1980s Sweden. Our team previously worked on Generation Zero by developing 3D content, and this time, we are assembling a high-profile team in a pursuit of extending our co-development department which will lead to more exciting opportunities in the future.
Ringtail Studios is looking for a UI Programmer to join a top-tier, experienced team to help implement the User Interface for an exciting project.
As a UI Programmer on this project you will work with designers and artists to conceive of and implement elements of how the game is presented to the player. Your work will involve working with game code to enable the UI Design and Art teams to create a compelling and fantastic UI.
Particularly for this role, it is critical that you see your responsibility as delivering a successful end-user experience, together with your team-mates, rather than just handing off technological solutions to content creators. Previous experience working with multiple systems and stakeholders is a definite advantage. Finally, as with any other programming role, you will have to be able to balance functional and aesthetic requirements with technical requirements in the areas of performance, stability, memory usage, interoperability.
• Experienced in C/C++
• Previously shipped games as a programmer on PC, console or mobile platforms
• Experience optimising your work for stability and performance
• Deep reverence for the principles of UI design
• An eye for good UX design
• Respectable technical art knowledge
• Experience in UI design
• Experience with the Coherent SDK
• Experience in frontend / web development
To thrive in a programming position at Ringtail, you need to have the drive to learn new tools and workflows. You have a positive attitude and contribute to a healthy team dynamic by seeing opportunities and highlighting limitations in a constructive way You are ambitious and are interested in pushing the boundaries of our user experience but can also skillfully balance this with the realities and constraints of the situation at hand.
Company perks and benefits
• Being a part of a growing company and team
• Friendly and fun colleagues
• Work in creative and fun industry
• Salary depending on experience and performance
• Access to all the latest tools and equipment you’ll need to work your magic
• Competitive health and sports benefits
• Impactful work – you’ll have a rare opportunity to be the part of the team building highly acclaimed games used by millions of people across the world
• Cozy office space
About Ringtail Studios:
Ringtail Studios is an EU-based studio specialized in providing 3D content production and co-development services for all types of platforms and real-time engines in the gaming and interactive entertainment industries.
Our studio production offices are based within Europe – Tallinn, Estonia and Chisinau, Moldova. Our team is comprised of over 80 full-time artists and producers. Ringtail’s long-term collaboration with a variety of top game development companies on various AAA projects serves as a testament to the consistency of the premium quality of our work and excellence of the production pipeline.
Throughout the 15-year tenure in the game industry, Ringtail Studios has worked on 100+ projects, including two Call of Duty titles by Activision, Rage 2 and Generation Zero by Avalanche Studios, Crusader Kings III and Stellaris by Paradox Interactive, Destroy All Humans by Black Forest Games/ THQ Nordic. Being one of the major 3D art production studios in the Baltic region, we have been extending our line of services and growing our team to support the local game dev community and sustain our long-term relationships with different studios across Europe and North America.
About Avalanche Studios:
Avalanche Studios Group is a leading interactive entertainment company, offering a rich portfolio of games from its divisions Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds, and Systemic Reaction, including the Just Cause franchise, Rage 2, theHunter: Call of the Wild and Generation Zero. Avalanche Studios Group is committed to being a truly inclusive and sustainable workplace that creates innovative games through the power of our people’s creativity. All of Avalanche Studios Group games are developed using the proprietary Apex engine, enabling vast open worlds with endless creative possibilities. Learn more at www.avalanchestudios.com.
Avalanche Studios Group has 4 production offices – Stockholm and Malmo (Sweden), New York (USA) and Liverpool (UK). Avalanche team is comprised of over 400 full-time games professionals