Jobs // 5 jobs of Stratosphere Games

  • 31.01.2019

    Senior Game Artist

    COMPANY // Stratosphere Games

    LOCATION // Berlin, Deutschland

    Stratosphere Games, a mobile game studio focusing on core mobile games in Berlin, is looking for a Senior Game Artist for our current and upcoming projects who will be responsible for creating multiple concepts and production quality game assets, while interacting directly with peers, leads, and other disciplines. This unique position requires a creative, talented and motivated individual eager to learn, contribute and grow their skills.

    To successfully execute the role, the candidate must have a proficiency in a range of skills, with an emphasis on concept and production design for games. Advanced skill in 3D modeling, texturing, design, layout and color is essential. Must be extremely efficient with art
    programs and able to deliver high quality work consistently. Takes creative direction well and can articulate and understand the visual design goals of the project. Encouraged to broaden core skillset, and share best practices and ideas for production innovation.

    You will be involved in all aspects of internal game development, from brainstorms and pre-production to content releases for live-operations. You will work closely with our developers to create various in-game assets, and may provide content for style guides, visual targets and marketing.

    Responsibilities
    Create multiple 2D/3D environments, assets, UI elements, concept art for visual targets
    Collaborate and lead other artists in a multi-disciplinary team
    Explore possible UI layouts, power ups and in-game assets
    Export and implement high-quality assets into the game engine
    Participate in visual critiques and brainstorms

    Requirements
    5+ years of experience as a professional 2D/3D artist, marketing, concept, game artist
    Long gaming experience on mobile (preferred), console or PC products, so a passion for video games is a must!
    In-depth knowledge of visual principles and how they relate to game development specifically
    Excellent traditional artistic skills with a strong grasp of composition, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, technical, creature/character, costume and graphic design
    Excellent high and low resolution modeling
    Ability to quickly iterate on an idea, as well as take an asset to a final state
    Exceptional artistic and creative problem-solving skills
    Well-versed in Photoshop, 3ds Max, Unity 3D, Illustrator
    Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to present ideas in a clear, concise, and professional manner
    Ability to take direction
    Self-managing, self-motivated, reliable, and passionate about their work
    Eye for detail with a clear understanding of the big picture
    Team player who understands the value of regular and effective communication
    Either German or English fluently

    Plus
    Art degree or equivalent work experience
    3D experience with Zbrush, Quixel, Substance Painter etc.
    Interested in other areas of art for games (Animation, FX, etc.)
    A strong portfolio/demo-reel showcasing a wide range of characters, environments, and visual storytelling in a variety of styles
    Solid understanding of art and visual design principles and techniques regarding 2D, 3D, layout, color theory, and lighting
    Sense of humor and a positive, enthusiastic attitude

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume in plain text or pdf format to jobs@stratosphere-games.com

    You can find out more about our company at https://www.stratosphere-games.com/

    No recruiters, please, candidates only.


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  • 31.01.2019

    3D Artist

    COMPANY // Stratosphere Games

    LOCATION // Berlin, Deutschland

    Stratosphere Games, a mobile game studio focusing on core mobile games in Berlin, is looking for a 3D Artist for our upcoming mobile, multiplayer, strategy-game, set in a futuristic environment.
    You will be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated, young team experienced in mobile game development.

    Responsibilities
    Translate given concepts into 3D assets and create own designs fitting the project’s art style
    Create optimized lowpoly assets plus textures and set them up in the engine
    Create highpoly assets and do clean bakes
    Bring assets in a perfect shape for marketing shots
    Work closely with your team to ensure the visual target is met
    Solve problems

    Requirements
    A passion for playing and making games
    A minimum of 2+ years of relevant work experience
    Strong understanding of the full game asset production process
    Experience with Hard Surface Modeling with focus on sci-fi assets
    Excellent knowledge of 3dsMax
    Experience with Substance Painter
    Experience with Photoshop
    Experience with Unity Engine

    Plus
    Knowledge of Animation/Rigging
    Experience with FX
    Experience with shaders (Unity Shader Graph)
    Experience with Quixel
    Digital Drawing/Concept Art

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume in plain text or pdf format to jobs@stratosphere-games.com

    You can find out more about our company at https://www.stratosphere-games.com/

    No recruiters, please, candidates only.

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  • 31.01.2019

    Backend Engineer

    COMPANY // Stratosphere Games

    LOCATION // Berlin, Deutschland

    Stratosphere Games, a mobile game studio focusing on core mobile games in Berlin, is looking for a Backend Engineer to help build and maintain the technology needed to power the components which enable our games to perform as designed.
    You will be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated, young team experienced in mobile game development.

    Responsibilities
    Implement and maintain server infrastructure for gameplay features
    Produce clean, well-documented, well-managed code
    Support and improve the live service
    Architect features to improve server reliability, performance and uptime
    Work side-by-side with QA, design, production and other specialists to tackle some of our most complex problems
    Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform tasks and maintain a process of technological evolution

    Requirements
    Experience with building RESTful APIs
    Extensive networking experience
    Knowledge of network and server security issues
    A minimum of 3+ years’ relevant work experience
    Experience with client-server architectures, network security, basic network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP and UDP), concurrency, load scaling considerations, object replication, as well as time synchronization and prediction
    Experience with scripting languages (i.e. Javascript, Lua, Python)
    Expert level proficiency with OOP languages (i.e. c++, c#, Java)
    Excellent communications skills
    Either German or English fluently

    Plus
    A degree in computer science, or a related field
    Experience with transaction processing systems
    Database experience (Relational or NoSQL)
    Experience in high-performance/distributed key-value stores
    Previous experience mentoring software engineers
    Experience with cloud services such as AWS/Azure/Google Cloud
    Experience with Test Driven Development
    Experience with Unix flavored O/S
    Experience with troubleshooting and debugging tools such as Fiddler, Wireshark Chrome DevTools, etc.
    Experience with BaaS (Backend as a service) such as Playfab, Gamesparks

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume in plain text or pdf format to jobs@stratosphere-games.com

    You can find out more about our company at https://www.stratosphere-games.com/

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  • 31.01.2019

    Senior Client-Network-Programmer

    COMPANY // Stratosphere Games

    LOCATION // Berlin, Deutschland

    Stratosphere Games, a mobile game studio focusing on core mobile games in Berlin, is looking for a Senior Client-Network-Programmer for our upcoming mobile, multiplayer, strategy-game, set in a futuristic environment.
    You will be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated, young team experienced in mobile game development.

    Responsibilities
    Design, implement and maintain network solutions to keep players synchronized while mitigating the risk of cheating and griefing
    Seek out and correct the network bugs identified by testers and the quality control team as well as addressing network security issues and applying countermeasures
    Program in a clear and structured way, taking performance, maintenance and compatibility requirements into account
    Work as a key part of an agile development team
    Document your work so as to transfer knowledge and ensure that users (from other teams) understand how to use the new network systems and functionalities
    Keep an open mind, be willing to learn and teach

    Requirements
    At least 5 years of experience in video game development
    At least 3 years of experience in developing with the UnityEngine
    Understanding design patterns and their practice in programming
    Familiar with network protocols: TCP, UDP, ...
    Familiar with multiplayer concepts (e.g. bandwidth and session management)
    Experience with online services integration (matchmaking, leaderboards, etc…)
    Good communication and interpersonal skills
    Either German or English fluently

    Plus
    Experience on other programming languages other than C#, e.g. Java, C/C++, Python, Javascript
    Experience in database development (SQL, NoSQL)
    Experiences on developing server services and implementing backend structures

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume in plain text or pdf format to jobs@stratosphere-games.com

    You can find out more about our company at https://www.stratosphere-games.com/

    No recruiters, please, candidates only.

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  • 31.01.2019

    Game Systems Designer

    COMPANY // Stratosphere Games

    LOCATION // Berlin, Deutschland

    Stratosphere Games, a mobile game studio focusing on core mobile games in Berlin, is looking for a Game Systems Designer to support one of our core titles on mobile.
    You will be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated, young team experienced in mobile game development.

    As a Game Systems Designer, you will play a key role in the game design and development process, translating high level game concepts into complex models of mechanics, systems and economy. You should have a strong working knowledge of game systems and how they relate to the core game experience and to each other. Deep understanding of the game’s “meta” features is needed as well as an ability to balance and tune each system.
    You should be experienced in mobile game design and have a strong understanding of the current mobile game market, including monetization and social aspects of mobile games. You will work with a team of designers and game developers and will be supported by senior staff.

    Responsibilities
    Model complex game economies based on high-level game concepts
    Design and map out game systems, game flow & balancing
    Use a strong quantitative background to balance multiple variables in new feature design
    Review game metrics and data, adjust economy models to tune the underlying numbers in order to optimize the experience for game players and to shape new feature designs with the cooperation of the game's senior staff
    Analyze, validate and incorporate feedback from user tests & feedback into existing economy design/balance
    Work closely with the game’s producer to break down a game design into manageable chunks that can be incorporated into the development schedule

    Requirements
    At least 2-3 years of professional experience and success designing mobile-based online games with engaged player communities
    Must love playing games and have a strong desire to create quality games that offer fun, long term gameplay
    Must be able to submit samples of design work
    A capacity to understand mathematical modeling in game design and what the numbers mean in practice
    Ability to communicate (verbal, written) complex ideas and theories with clarity
    You enjoy working with numbers, formulas, excel and metrics
    Proven experience in the balancing of a successful game on any platform
    Strong knowledge of game balancing, pacing and monetization strategies for free to play games
    A creative mindset, exceptional logical and analytical capabilities, able to think from a player’s point of view
    Either German or English fluently

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume in plain text or pdf format to jobs@stratosphere-games.com
    You can find out more about our company at https://www.stratosphere-games.com/

    No recruiters, please, candidates only.

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