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Company Description

Epoch Games is a volunteer based, all-online, global game development team (we have no centrally-located headquarters). Most of the original founding members were modders developing the total conversion Middle Earth Roleplaying Project (MERP) mod for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:
Moddb.com

Currently Epoch Games is developing The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order (LoA:SO). LoA:SO is an in-development indie open-world RPG set in an original fantasy world. The game is being developed using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 (UE4):
Unrealengine.com

For more information about the game, please check out our IndieDb page:
Indiedb.com

Job Description

In this volunteer position you will be managing and coordinating the C++ Programming Department at Epoch Games, as well as assisting with interviewing new potential Programmers. You must be able to spare a fair amount of hours to be online to communicate with the Programming Team on a regular basis. Keep in mind that The Lays of Althas: Sundered Order (LoA:SO) is being developed in Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 4 (UE4); moderate knowledge of how C++ code interacts with UE4 is required.

The ability to communicate and organize other Programmers is another key skill required in this position. It is key to a smooth and efficient pipeline, you must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with other team-members outside of the department, such as our Artists, Animators, Game Designers (Blueprint Scripters), Level Designers and Writers. We are an English-speaking team, so English fluency is a must.

Other duties include: attending Slack meetings (Slack is an instant messaging we communicate with), reporting the progress of the Programming team on a weekly basis and following team policies.

This is a volunteer position, so no monetary compensation is being offered.

At this time, we are having to rely upon free (or previously licensed) software. Please refer to the applications listed below for guidelines. We do not endorse piracy.

Qualifications

Minimum Skill Requirements:

  • Prior experience conceptualizing game mechanics
  • Unreal Engine 4 experience, and how Blueprint Scripts interact with it
  • Providing organized Blueprint scripts in Unreal Engine, and being able to review other people's Blueprint Scripts
  • Managing and organizing other Game Designers, and a fair amount of spare-time in order to communicate and manage them
  • Online communication, team-collaboration skills, and English fluency
  • A passion for coding and a dedication to creating AAA quality games

Optional Requirements:

  • At least 1 Unreal Engine project (using Blueprint scripts) prepared to show prior to the interview. If none, we can provide an assignment at the interview.

Required Software:

  • Unreal Engine 4

To Apply

Please apply through our Careers Page:
Careers.smartrecruiters.com

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