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Graphics Programmer

Lionheart Games

Develop with Unreal Engine

Using Unreal Engine 4 and C++, create impressive anime games that push the bounds of what can be accomplished on today’s mobile devices.

Create More Games, Faster

We develop in short cycles, adding to our platform incrementally and offering you a rare opportunity to work across numerous game designs each year.

Cutting-Edge Anime Style

Few US game studios aspire to create beautiful 3D anime games, but here you can achieve high quality anime graphics with our complete support

Lionheart Games is looking for an experienced Graphics Programmer with a strong desire to contribute to every aspect of development, and who knows what it means to take responsibility and deliver excellent results. You have the skills and knowledge to contribute significantly to the visual fidelity and efficient rendering of games on mobile devices.

Joining us means being part of a team with the passion and inherent drive to create innovative, high-performing games. We are intellectually curious and excited to apply the latest game development innovations to our projects. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of an entrepreneurial environment that embraces new and different ideas. Everyone at Lionheart Games is excited about creating the best mobile games possible, and we empower one another to learn and grow from our collective experiences. All of this means more chances for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead our efforts to create world-class 3D anime graphics

  • Extend current graphics-related systems and tools to fit requirements of our game(s)

  • Maintain deep knowledge of, and improve upon, modern rendering techniques
  • Use shading languages such as Vulcan / GLSL or Metal Shading Language to improve our games

  • Identify, convey, and solve complex technical issues to both programmers and less technical team members
  • Understand complex relationships between written code and its execution on underlying hardware

  • Optimize code (memory/speed) to maximize the capabilities of each platform, including multi-threading

  • Write clear, maintainable, highly functional and portable C++ code

  • Serve as local expert for entire graphics engine architecture, from game interface to graphics API

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of professional game development experience with a focus on graphics

  • Comfortable with C++ and excellent 3D mathematics

  • Strong knowledge of both iOS and Android ecosystems, including mobile shaders and hardware limitations

  • Experience profiling and optimizing both CPU and GPU utilization

  • Capacity to teach, learn from, and build connections with experienced developers from diverse backgrounds (e.g., from a non-games or non-technical background)

  • Thrive in an environment of independence and responsibility without assigned tasks

  • Great interpersonal skills; an open and respectful attitude towards others and their work

  • Passion for computer graphics and anime

  • IMPORTANTAll applicants must be willing to take and pass a hardcore coding test. Even if you have 10+ years experience in professional game development, we need to see what you can accomplish on your own and how you approach solving problems in code.

Preferred

  • 7+ years of applicable graphics programming experience

  • Graduate (or higher) education in the field of Computer Science

  • Experience with networking and real-time online multiplayer games for mobile devices

  • Experience with game editor plugins/modification

  • Prior work on anime or heavily stylized games reliant on shaders for achieving artistic vision

Apply

Our team at Lionheart Games enjoys best-in-class benefits and amenities, which include competitive compensation, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) with matching contributions, medical, dental, vision, and more. At the studio, we make sure your favorite snacks and beverages are stocked. We also offer free gym memberships, as well as a great creative environment located at Atlantic Station with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. To apply, please complete the entire form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Careers at Lionheart Games

With COVID-19, are you accepting applications for remote employment?

While everyone is encouraged to work remote during the pandemic, all positions require relocation to Atlanta, Georgia within 30 days of acceptance. Once you move here, you may continue to work from home or come into the studio — the decision will be up to you until we feel it’s safe to return.

I'm worried about joining a start-up. How can I know if it's right for me? What if you run out of funding?

Lionheart Games is well-capitalized, and our CEO maintains a strong relationship with our investor. But, of course, there are no guarantees our studio will continue forever — which is true for most businesses (even very successful, large studios have layoffs). You shouldn’t worry about funding, but instead focus on what it means to be an entrepreneur with us.

Game development is challenging, and you will work a lot. If that doesn’t bother you and you’re passionate about making games with people who love them, watching anime in theaters, discussing anime in great detail, collecting waifus/husbandos in gacha games, and giving your very best even if that means less time for other things, then we might be a fit for you. If you aren’t bothered by ambiguity, are self-improving, love to learn on your own, and want to be the best professional you can be, then we might be a fit for you. These are questions to focus on, and to be honest with yourself about. Our studio is not for everyone, but for the people here it’s pretty great.

 

I don't see any open positions for internships or co-ops, do you accept applications for those?

Yes — but on a per project and as needed basis. If you are local to Georgia, we do our best to post these opportunities on your school’s job board. However, feel free to contact us directly with your credentials and cover letter even if you don’t see a posting. We don’t accept interns or co-ops from outside Georgia.

Do you offer relocation assistance?

Yes, we provide reimbursement for qualified relocation expenses up to a specified cap in your offer letter.

I heard Lionheart Games is "flat," what does that mean?

That’s correct; we don’t use formal job titles (except for certain outward facing roles) and there are no managers. When you are surrounded by people with substantial knowledge, skills, and experience in their disciplines, it’s better to trust them and move out of the way than to manage them. Of course, this leads to greater responsibility and risk in the hands of individuals, but we enjoy this model and feel it works well to remove traditional barriers that sometimes stifle creativity and greatness.

How long will it take for me to hear from you?

Due to volume, we do not respond to all applications. If you are selected for an interview, you will typically hear back from us within 1-2 weeks. However, on some occasions, we may keep your application on file and reach out much later than that when there is an open position that matches your qualifications.

If you apply and do not hear from us, don’t be discouraged and feel free to re-apply in 6-12 months when you have built up more experience in the relevant field.