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Novaquark
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When you join a startup, they tell you "we are going to change the world".

Well at Novaquark, we tell you "we are going to build a world".

 

If you think you have what it takes to join us, please review our current openings.

Montréal, Canada

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We are looking for a talented Gameplay Developer to join our team in Montréal, Canada. If you have several years of experience(s) and love developing, implementing and improving new dawning gameplays in endless open worlds, then we would love to talk with you!

Responsabilities:

  • You want to work on a groundbreaking project with a strong R&D and gaming environment
  • You want to work on very different aspects of the game development
  • You want to expand new high quality development tools
  • You want to work on an outgoing gameplay, full of possibilities ( from managing your own economy to territory administration, but also your character self progression or even battle for planet and ecosystem conquests.)
  • You want to provide players with an enriching and everlasting gameplay vision
  • You want to be part of an outstanding project with emergent mechanisms (Voxel crafting technology, Customization of your own AI, Shaping, Building...)
  • You want to participate to the creation of new authentic features
  • You want to develop and implement game mechanics along with the Game Designers.

Requirements:

  • Expert proficiency in C++ programming
  • Good maths and physics knowledge
  • At least 3 years of experience in video games
  • Shipped at least one AAA as a gameplay programmer
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Good level of English
  • Experience of a variety of game engines (Unity, Unreal, Cry Engine ...)
  • Knowledge of a physics or animation engine
  • UI experience
  • Shader programming
  • MMORPG culture

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Quality Assurance Analyst to work on our highly ambitious MMO game. As part of our QA Team, your analytical skills, critical thinking, and expertise will help ensure the quality of Dual Universe. You will report to the Montreal Studio QA Lead.

Responsibilities: ● Analyze and evaluate game mechanics, art direction, and end-user experiences. ● Analyze the information provided by the Development and Production Teams and be able to identify risk areas. ● Responsible for key features, creating Test-Plans, and Test-Cases based on provided production expectations containing accurate verification points, including edge case test scenarios and potential knock-on issues over other areas that could be impacted by specific integrations. ● Execute tests, document results, and measure impacts. ● Report on the user experience and test results, escalating when necessary, and provide Qualitative Feedback to the designers and developers. ● Partner with development, providing solid communication and collaboration. ● Ensure all test tool data is high quality and updated daily. ● Document and maintain all necessary testware. ● Participate in test closure activities; e.g. testware evaluation, knowledge transfer.

● A minimum of 5 years’ experience in software testing and at least 2 years as QA Analyst. ● Able to analyze and interpret data / workflows, recognize critical issues, and raise concerns. ● Able to Analyze and Breakdown a feature and generate test cases for it. ● Experience with testing application data, networking, and backend systems. ● Experience with application lifecycle and test case management tools. ● Able to develop and foster strong working relationships with development partners, customers, support teams, and management. ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including accurate and timely reporting. ● Familiar with SCRUM/Agile work methodologies. ● Excellent organization and time management skills. ● Passion for software quality and keen eye for detail. ● Previous experience with issue tracking databases (JIRA, Hansoft, DevTrack, Mantis etc.). ● Good troubleshooting skills. ● Avid gamer / passionate about video games. ● Fluent in English (written and oral); French is a plus.

Pluses: ● Gray Box and White Box testing experience. ● Certified ISTQB advanced test analyst or equivalent. ● Previous Quality Assurance experience with a Massively Multiplayer Online title. ● Experience with the Unigine game engine. ● Experience with the C++ programing language. ● Experience with Automated testing practices.

In this role, you’ll be joining Novaquark’s growing web team and helping us build the online presence of Dual Universe. Our ambition for the Dual Universe websites is for them to become extensions of the game, connected to its backend and offering engaging experiences to our passionate community. In order to achieve that, you will need to have mastered JavaScript (ES6/2015) and have experience with a Angular Framework. You will also be calling many RESTful APIs, including our backend API (in C#), to create these connected experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the front-end of the Dual Universe websites (product site, community site, affiliate site, etc.), in collaboration with the Back-End Developer.
  • Occasionally integrate transactional and promotional emails in HTML.
  • If necessary, coordinate and validate front-end development tasks with third-party vendors or freelancers, in order to deliver projects on time.
  • Provide feedback and contribute to the ongoing improvement of the company’s deployment practices.
  • Work with the marketing and community team to refine requirements and provide recommendations to improve them, based on feasibility and timeline estimates.
  • Contribute to the transition of the website's technological stack by researching existing technologies and by providing ongoing recommendations matching the needs of the studio.
  • Manage tasks and priorities on a day-to-day basis.
  • Provide regular project statuses, hurdles and solutions to management.

Requirements:

  • Mastery of JavaScript, ES6/2015
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience building apps using Angular framework and Typescript
  • Ability to easily evolve user interface designs into JSX or equivalent
  • Experience in RESTful API consumption, caching, and error handling
  • Comfortable with code reviews, git protocol, and npm scripts
  • Knowledge of application profiling, optimisations, and debugging
  • Good English working skills (written and oral)

Marketing guru wanted! Are you an avid PC / MMO gamer who understands the core audience, and believes, like us, that Dual Universe is the next gaming revolution? Join our growing marketing team and help make this dream a reality! You will play a central role in the promotion of Dual Universe, overseeing most aspects of the game’s communication strategy, planning, and execution. Depending on your skill set and experience, additional responsibilities can be added to your plate.

We’re approaching beta and launch period, the most critical stages of the game’s life cycle, and we’re looking for someone who’s passionate, thinks out of the box, and wants to get things done. This position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer, and will act as the second hand and delegate to the CMO.

Responsibilities

  • Establish the game’s communication strategy and planning, and ensure the execution of the plan
  • Manage the coordination and relationship with Public Relation agencies: ensure that they are properly briefed and aligned with the company’s priorities, and that game demo appointments run smoothly, with maximum impact
  • Oversee the creation of press releases
  • Manage the presence of the company at events, conventions, trade shows and professional events, according to the communication plan
  • Work with the development team to create impactful game demos used for PR and events, which help convey the game’s unique features and innovations
  • Supervise the creation of key assets, such as videos, key arts, and screenshots, and ensure that the game’s positioning, unique selling propositions, and key messages are properly conveyed
  • Report on overall progress, based on clearly defined KPIs, and recommend corrective measures when needed
  • Help with occasional corporate communication, public relations, and events
  • Manage a video team and, pending responsibilities, a web development team
  • Actively contribute to the game’s competitive watch
  • The following responsibilities can be added, depending on the candidate’s experience and personal growth plan; the scope of the role can be discussed, and the goal is for the candidate to drive major aspects of the game’s marketing and communication plans:
  • Define and execute Influencer marketing campaigns
  • Manage the game’s product website
  • Manage the game’s web store (design, purchase flow)
  • Help with or manage paid player acquisition
  • Handle paid asset promotions (Youtube, etc.)
  • Manage remarketing campaigns (emails, browser notifications, etc.)

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum, and ideally a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communication, Business, Economics, Management, International Business or Commerce
  • At least 6 years of experience in a marketing and/or PR position in the video game industry, ideally working on MMO games, or at least on service/live-oriented games
  • Successfully launched multiple games in a global marketing role
  • Experience creating multi-channel communication strategies and handling PR agencies or internal PR services
  • Experience planning and attending public events to promote video games
  • Significant experience with the creation of video game assets such as videos and screenshots which align with marketing messaging
  • A life-long passion for video games, and MMOs in particular; be an active gamer on PC
  • Experience managing a small team of full-time employees
  • An entrepreneurial, go-getter spirit and work attitude; you like rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done!
  • Fluent in English (written and oral); French is a plus

Under the supervision of the Executive Producer based at Novaquark Paris/France

Main responsibilities * Communication point-person for any production queries involving Montreal and Paris studios (codev), * Point-person for any production queries of the Montreal teams, * Responsible for completion of the Montreal Production roadmap deliverables, * Ensure Montreal production team has the right staffing level to meet the production milestones, * Onboard new staff.

  • 5 years of experience in production of video gaming (AAA and/or MMO)
  • Expert in JIRA
  • Knowledge of MS Project an asset
  • Bilingual

NOTE: the position is locted in Montreal, Quebec. The candidate must be allowed to work in Canada/Quebec.

Paris, France

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Responsabilities :

  • Create high quality game ready models, hardsurface modeling, organic environments (trees, grass...).
  • Create textures (ground, rocks...) in a photorealistic style using PBR workflow.
  • Optimisation of assets to meet our technical requirements.
  • Cooperate closely with development team and gampleplay designers.
  • Make tasteful presentations of assets for marketing.

Requirements :

  • 3 years xp as a environment artist.
  • Excellent skills in 3ds Max, Substance Painter and Photoshop are mandatory.
  • Expert in modeling (hardsurface, vegetation), UVing and texturing.
  • Knowledge of speed tree.
  • Capable of rigging, skinning and animating hardsurface models would be a plus.
  • Creative and great eye for details.
  • Technically savy and organised.
  • Good English & communication skills.

We are looking for a Senior network and server developer to reinforce our online team. We developed our own server technology to handle up to millions of players simultaneously connected in the same universe, without any sharding. We still have interesting technical challenges for smart developers to solve !

You will be responsible for a variety of missions related to our server cluster with a great level of autonomy including :

  • Develop new game features on the server
  • Maintain and improve our architecture to guarantee proper load balancing and scalability
  • Ensure a worldwide quality of service (latency, availability, ....)
  • Automate servers provisioning and deployment
  • Write and run massive load tests on the whole system

Requirements :

  • Very good level in modern C++
  • Network programming, distributed applications
  • Database (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Autonomy, solution-driven, and ability to adapt to changes quickly
  • Good level of English

Bonus - Actor based programming - Python - Solid background in GNU/Linux systems - Video games development experience

In this role, you’ll be joining Novaquark’s growing web team and helping us build the online presence of Dual Universe. Our ambition for the Dual Universe websites is for them to become extensions of the game, connected to its backend and offering engaging experiences to our passionate community. In order to achieve that, you will need to have mastered JavaScript (ES6/2015) and have experience with a Angular Framework. You will also be calling many RESTful APIs, including our backend API (in C#), to create these connected experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the front-end of the Dual Universe websites (product site, community site, affiliate site, etc.), in collaboration with the Back-End Developer.
  • Occasionally integrate transactional and promotional emails in HTML.
  • If necessary, coordinate and validate front-end development tasks with third-party vendors or freelancers, in order to deliver projects on time.
  • Provide feedback and contribute to the ongoing improvement of the company’s deployment practices.
  • Work with the marketing and community team to refine requirements and provide recommendations to improve them, based on feasibility and timeline estimates.
  • Contribute to the transition of the website's technological stack by researching existing technologies and by providing ongoing recommendations matching the needs of the studio.
  • Manage tasks and priorities on a day-to-day basis.
  • Provide regular project statuses, hurdles and solutions to management.

Requirements:

  • Mastery of JavaScript, ES6/2015
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience building apps using Angular framework and Typescript
  • Ability to easily evolve user interface designs into JSX or equivalent
  • Experience in RESTful API consumption, caching, and error handling
  • Comfortable with code reviews, git protocol, and npm scripts
  • Knowledge of application profiling, optimisations, and debugging
  • Good English working skills (written and oral)

Marketing guru wanted! Are you an avid PC / MMO gamer who understands the core audience, and believes, like us, that Dual Universe is the next gaming revolution? Join our growing marketing team and help make this dream a reality! You will play a central role in the promotion of Dual Universe, overseeing most aspects of the game’s communication strategy, planning, and execution. Depending on your skill set and experience, additional responsibilities can be added to your plate.

We’re approaching beta and launch period, the most critical stages of the game’s life cycle, and we’re looking for someone who’s passionate, thinks out of the box, and wants to get things done. This position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer, and will act as the second hand and delegate to the CMO.

Responsibilities

  • Establish the game’s communication strategy and planning, and ensure the execution of the plan
  • Manage the coordination and relationship with Public Relation agencies: ensure that they are properly briefed and aligned with the company’s priorities, and that game demo appointments run smoothly, with maximum impact
  • Oversee the creation of press releases
  • Manage the presence of the company at events, conventions, trade shows and professional events, according to the communication plan
  • Work with the development team to create impactful game demos used for PR and events, which help convey the game’s unique features and innovations
  • Supervise the creation of key assets, such as videos, key arts, and screenshots, and ensure that the game’s positioning, unique selling propositions, and key messages are properly conveyed
  • Report on overall progress, based on clearly defined KPIs, and recommend corrective measures when needed
  • Help with occasional corporate communication, public relations, and events
  • Manage a video team and, pending responsibilities, a web development team
  • Actively contribute to the game’s competitive watch
  • The following responsibilities can be added, depending on the candidate’s experience and personal growth plan; the scope of the role can be discussed, and the goal is for the candidate to drive major aspects of the game’s marketing and communication plans:
  • Define and execute Influencer marketing campaigns
  • Manage the game’s product website
  • Manage the game’s web store (design, purchase flow)
  • Help with or manage paid player acquisition
  • Handle paid asset promotions (Youtube, etc.)
  • Manage remarketing campaigns (emails, browser notifications, etc.)

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum, and ideally a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communication, Business, Economics, Management, International Business or Commerce
  • At least 6 years of experience in a marketing and/or PR position in the video game industry, ideally working on MMO games, or at least on service/live-oriented games
  • Successfully launched multiple games in a global marketing role
  • Experience creating multi-channel communication strategies and handling PR agencies or internal PR services
  • Experience planning and attending public events to promote video games
  • Significant experience with the creation of video game assets such as videos and screenshots which align with marketing messaging
  • A life-long passion for video games, and MMOs in particular; be an active gamer on PC
  • Experience managing a small team of full-time employees
  • An entrepreneurial, go-getter spirit and work attitude; you like rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done!
  • Fluent in English (written and oral); French is a plus