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ABOUT

Skydance Interactive creates and publishes original and IP-based virtual reality games. The division of Skydance Media was launched in 2016 through the acquisition of The Workshop Entertainment. Skydance Interactive’s first VR offering is Archangel, launched on July 18th 2017. Skydance Interactive in 2017 partnered with Skybound Entertainment to develop a number of original virtual reality video games based on the expansive world of The Walking Dead universe. The Walking Dead VR game will be the inaugural co-developed title from both companies. The studio is located in Marina del Rey, CA.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Animator

Job Description

Skydance Interactive is on the forefront of Virtual Reality game development and we are looking for an innovative Animator to join our team. Our ideal teammate is well-versed in all aspects of animation development, with a strong eye for character animation and cinematic work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Meet project deadlines in a timely manner without compromising artistic integrity
  • Develop, maintain and create animations.
  • Work closely with the art team to maintain consistency with the established visual style.
  • Collaborate across all departments to ensure characters are best serving gameplay and the overall project design.
  • Troubleshoot and provide solutions to issues related to asset creation and performance.

 

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in the game industry with at least one shipped title as an Animator.
  • Proficient in Maya with the ability to work in both stylized and realistic animation.
  • Strong demo reel or portfolio showcasing your most recent work.
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment, but successful working on your own with clear direction.
  • Great problem solving skills for both artistic and technical needs.
  • Positive team-oriented attitude

 

Pluses

  • Experience with UE3 or UE4 and Matinee on a shipped game.
  • Character rigging experience.
  • Experience with animation graphs.
  • Passionate about VR.
  • Traditional art skills (figure drawing, landscape, animals, composition, perspective, etc.).
  • BA, BFA or an equivalent professional certification.

 

Resume and a link to your portfolio required

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Systems Designer

Job Description

Skydance Interactive is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Systems Designer to work on our unannounced VR title. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player that is passionate about working in VR. You will be responsible for iterating and implementing game design systems while working in a close knit team of designers, artist and programmers.

 

Skills we look for:

  • Experience designing and scripting enemy AI and complex combat systems
  • Ability to work hand-in-hand with level designers to intricately interweave mechanics and layout
  • Create and maintain easy to follow design documentation
  • Prototype and showcase gameplay systems and features to enhance gameplay experiences
  • Coordinate with all disciplines to implement the best use of systems during the gameplay
  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, artists and animation to implement and tune all gameplay systems
  • Build and tune mechanics and systems to provide tools to play the game in various, compelling ways.
  • Experience with scripting in visual languages
  • Strong analytical and formal thinking, able to break problems down in their key variables and identify the relations between them
  • Experience with game engines and tools, such as Unity or Unreal
  • VR experience or passionate about working in a VR studio
  • College degree or equivalent  professional work/experience.
  • Avid gamer
  • 3+ years experience in the games industry
  • Minimum of 2 professional titles shipped (AAA a plus)

 

Pluses:

  • Experience with UE4 behavior tree is a plus
  • Experience with UE4 blueprint
  • Experience with object-oriented programming, and/or javascript

 

Please link portfolio, if available

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Gameplay Engineer

Job Description

Skydance Interactive is looking for a skilled Gameplay Engineer to join our studio. In this role, you’ll be responsible for maintaining and extending major game subsystems, creating and optimizing gameplay elements, and working with the design team to implement ideas while providing technical and creative feedback. At Skydance Interactive, we believe that a small, focused, and dedicated team of talented people can create exceptional games.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement gameplay features within an established framework
  • Take technical ownership of major game subsystems
  • Work closely with designers and artists to implement their ideas, providing technical and creative feedback
  • Implement, debug and optimize systems in C++ and other languages
  • Implement and augment tools to expose features to content creators
  • Provide time estimates to leads and management; keep co-workers informed about progress of programming deliverables as well as non-programming prerequisites for feature implementation
  • Identify and communicate risks and roadblocks

 

Requirements

  • BS – MS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent C++ programming and systems design skills, other languages a plus
  • 3+ years programming experience, including game industry experience
  • Have performed multi-disciplinary work with large-scale game engine architecture
  • Shipped at least one game as a Software Engineer with responsibilities for gameplay
  • Knowledge of (and respect for) sound software engineering principles
  • Comfortable working within an established code base and conforming to existing code standards and best practices
  • Strong math skills
  • Rapid learner, able to absorb and understand complex systems
  • Comfortable working closely with Designers, Artists, and other members of the development team in a highly iterative environment
  • Prior work, personal or professional, that shows exceptional insight and skill of execution
  • Passion for games, game technology and VR
  • Able to work in the United States

 

Pluses

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • VR/AR
  • XBox One/PS4

 

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Software Engineer

Job Description:

Skydance Interactive is on the forefront of Virtual Reality game development and looking to add a Software Engineer to the team. This is a Generalist position with a wide range of potential resposibilities which may include Game Systems, Graphics, Tools, Engine infrastructure, Netcode, Optimization, and other areas. At Skydance Interactive, we believe that a small, focused, and dedicated team of talented people can create exceptional games.

 

Requirements:

  • BS – MS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent C++ programming and systems design skills, other languages a plus
  • 3+ years programming experience, including game industry experience
  • Have performed multi-disciplinary work with large-scale game engine architecture
  • Shipped at least one game
  • Knowledge of (and respect for) sound software engineering principles
  • Comfortable working within an established code base and conforming to existing code
  • standards and best practices
  • Strong math skills
  • Rapid learner, able to absorb and understand complex systems
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Passion for games, game technology, and VR
  • Comfortable working closely with Designers, Artists, and other members of the

development team in a highly iterative environment

  • Prior work, personal or professional, that shows exceptional insight and skill of execution
  • Able to work in the United States

 

Pluses:

  • UnrealEngine 4
  • VR Experience
  • PS4/XBox One

 

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COMING SOON

General Inquiries

We accept general resume submissions year round. Click here to apply.

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