Zenimax Online Studios

We're Hiring

ZENIMAX ONLINE STUDIOS is hiring for both The Elder Scrolls Online and multiple unannounced projects. We’re growing to meet the demands of our players and industry, so we’re looking for talented, self-motivated people of varied experiences and backgrounds with the desire to make great games. Join us!

Administration

Department Administration Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Food Service Worker

The Food Service Worker, under the supervision of the Facilities Operation Manager, performs a variety of duties including preparing and serving food in a corporate cafeteria; cleaning and maintaining equipment and cafeteria facilities in a sanitary and orderly condition; light paperwork as directed; and other duties as necessary to keep the facility in full operation. Exceptional customer service is a major component of this position.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a variety of foods including, but not limited to soups, salads, and sandwiches. 
  • Assist in the preparation of food by cooking or baking as needed 
  • Assemble and mix a variety of salads; portion and plate neatly, accurately, and in a timely manner
  • Clean and peel fruit and vegetables and assemble ingredients as directed
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
  • Set up and replenish food service areas with appropriate beverages, food containers, utensils, condiments and other items
  • Maintain food prep area and restock items to ensure a sufficient supply throughout service 
  • Clean as directed -- clean and store dishes, utensils, cafeteria equipment and food supplies; clean and sanitize work areas and dispose of refuse properly; clean serving counters, tables, chairs and other equipment 
  • Service vending machines as directed
  • Understand and adhere to proper food handling, safety, and sanitization standards while preparing food, serving food, and clean up 
  • Exhibit a cheerful and helpful manner when dealing with customers 
  • Maintain professional appearance
  • Perform light paperwork duties as assigned
  • Perform other related duties as assigned   

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience or education in the food service industry
  • ServSafe Certification (Certified Food Service Manager – Level 1)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Ability to understand and implement written and verbal instructions
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Must be able to work any station in the kitchen/service area when needed
  • Position requires bending, standing, and walking the entire workday
  • Must have the ability to lift 10 pounds frequently and up to 30 pounds occasionally 
Department Administration Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Art

Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

The Video Editor will work closely with the Marketing Director, development team and creative agencies to produce creative high definition video for broadcast, mobile and online media.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, create, process and edit video projects for marketing of MMORG video game using computer software
  • Edit video game trailers, with the goal of conveying the emotional content and attitude of a game
  • Create TV commercials, game trailers and other marketing and production materials
  • Use digital equipment, in-game capture rigs and lighting kit to record scenes according to a script and under a marketing/producer team member’s oversight, providing input as needed to ensure a quality product
  • Set up and operate video cameras, light kit, sound recording, and other equipment as needed to produce instructional videos
  • Use audio recording equipment to capture and edit spoken audio tracks for use with other multi-media and animation productions
  • Select, organize, and assemble scenes into a finished rough cut according to a script; Provide input to producer/director to boost visual, dramatic, and/or instructional value
  • Optimize video for websites, mobile devises, YouTube or various other destinations
  • Create and implement motion graphics using computer software
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with all marketing team members
  • Organize and archive video assets using computer hardware and software

 

Requirements

  • All candidates are required to submit a demo reel via online portfolio demonstrating ability to make materials of various styles
  • Possess both technical and artistic expertise to push the creative envelope to new heights while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Minimum of three years experience in digital video editing
  • Minimum of three years of experience editing short-form work, especially trailers and commercials
  • Demonstrated experience in capturing footage from video game consoles, PCs, etc
  • Knowledge of video software (i.e. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Motion, After Effects)
  • Ability to research and recommend video-related equipment, software, and hardware
  • Experience grading and color correcting video for final release
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently, hit short deadlines, have strong organizational skills and juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to deal with high levels of stress
  • Ability to work independently
  • Understanding of digital file creation and delivery for web based video. Transcoding and FTP skills a must. Possess knowledge of capturing digital video from a video game format
  • Must be familiar with basic to advanced color correction and proper audio mixing

 

Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree in video/communication field (preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of both PC and MAC OS preferred
  • Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Flash and other CS5 application experience and knowledge highly desirable

 

Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Mobile FX Artist 

           

The FX Artist will be responsible for designing and creating high-quality effects for our mobile team.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop innovative, complex and visually stunning animated, particle and shader effects within the defined visual style.
  • Creating all assets such as textures, models, and shaders relevant to visual effects art.
  • Concept, propose, and present creative ideas.
  • Work closely with our artists, animators, designers, and programmers to implement effects.
  • Provide creative input specific to assigned tasks

 

Requirements:

           

  • Strong understanding of particle effects technology, techniques, and implementation.
  • Traditional 2D Drawing and Animation skills preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge of effects generation within Unity.
  • Candidates must show an aptitude for learning new systems quickly.
  • Experience with Photoshop and other relevant tools.
  • Must have the ability to quickly conceptualize, present and execute ideas.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Excellent sense of scale, timing, motion, detail, form, texture and color.
  • Must have the drive to conquer technical challenges. 
Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Introduction

Coordinate and produce multimedia projects for print, web and video. Manage artists across all those same disciplines, offering direction and ensuring adherence to established style guides is maintained. Coordinate with Marketing and PR departments to ensure scheduling is on track and all promotional needs for the breadth of ZOS products are accounted for. Coordinate and produce multiple live streaming webcasts promoting ZOS products. Maintain AAA quality bar for all projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with ZOS Art and Creative directors on artistic direction and style guides for all products.
  • Artworking and layout of packaging, manuals, advertising, point of sale, web banners and mailers, mainly as Marketing tasks.
  • Plan, Storyboard, Capture, and in other ways produce social videos for online products. This responsibility will include actual video production work in addition to supervising other editors.
  • Plan, Storyboard, Capture, and in other ways produce major promotional videos for quarterly releases. This responsibility will include actual video production work in addition to supervising other editors.
  • Communicate clearly and engage the help of ZOS Team Leads, leveraging their expertise and scheduling their artists’ time to help complete all projects.
  • Coordinate contracted video production houses for other major video projects, including CGI cinematics and in-game footage promotional videos.
  • Schedule and achieve planned dates for all Creative Services deliverables and ensure communication to territory as well as relevant members of the Marketing and Operation teams.
  • Liaise with localization agencies, internal and external creative studios, including partner territories to deliver top quality localized versions of all projects.
  • Ensure timely delivery of all assets in order to meet 1st party submission dates.
  • Work with 1st party keeping updated with all current templates, and approvals, managing and tracking changes.
  • Communicate clearly to all territories, the dates for all production timelines.
  • Update and track weekly asset creative schedule, in line with Production and Marketing timelines.
  • Schedule and maintain a live-streaming studio, including equipment ordering and maintenance.

 

Requirements

  • Well-developed communication, negotiation and personal skills
  • Provide a portfolio of work demonstrating excellence in video production and graphic design
  • 2+ years of experience in a management/leadership position in addition to extensive production experience
  • Highly organized with an eye for quality and the ability to review deliverables for quality and accuracy
  • Strong aptitude for production software especially the Adobe CC suite (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, etc…)
  • Experience with project management and delivering to required schedules and deadlines
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating efforts between multiple groups (marketing, production, web, etc.) in order to deliver high quality results under deadline pressure

 

 

 

Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD
Senior Animator

ZeniMax Online is looking for a highly motivated Senior Animator to collaborate with our talented team of creative professionals bringing the creatures and characters of our worlds to life. Our teams are empowered to create, challenged to learn, and encouraged to lead. Harness your passion and creativity to develop genre-defining gameplay and interactive storytelling.

Responsibilities:

  • Bring fantasy and realistic creatures and characters to life with high-quality animation
  • Collaborate with design and engineering and define new gameplay mechanics
  •  Contribute to the creative process with original ideas and inspiration that will shape the players' experience
  • Provide artistic vision to gameplay and in-game storytelling
  • Work directly with the character team to develop character and creature models with believable proportions and help define rigging, and other animation considerations.
  • Autonomous problem-solving in a dynamic environment

Requirements:

  • Have 5+ years of professional experience as an animator
  • Experience developing new gameplay mechanics from the ground up
  • Show ability to combine acting and action to bring personality and appeal to characters and monsters alike
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of animation pipelines and standard industry processes
  • Possess technical knowledge/abilities with respect to the implementation of animation into a game engine
  • Shows a strong understanding of fundamental animation principles and the ability to clearly communicate those ideas to others
  • Come from a background with experience collaborating across all disciplines
  • Must show an aptitude for learning new systems quickly
  • Have a minimum of BFA with a major in Animation or equivalent experience, additional related education a plus
  • Have extensive knowledge of 3D Studio Max, Maya or Motion Builder

Desired Skills (Optional):

  • Experience with motion capture and realistic human performance
  • Training or experience with acting or combat
  • Excellent drawing or related traditional art skills demonstrated in a portfolio
  • Have a deep understanding of anatomy and human kinetics, demonstrated through a working knowledge of martial arts, dance, or related experience

Portfolio: Please include links to your work and clearly indicate your contributions. Resumes without work samples will not be considered.

Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

We are seeking a senior-level concept artist that has published production experience with creating a diverse visual range of characters, environments, architecture, props and related game assets. A solid grasp of form, structure, color, and light for 2D art assets is essential.

 

Responsibilities

  • Create the look of new assets by working closely with the Art Director to establish a consistent visual direction for armors, weapons, monsters, environments/landscapes, architecture, props, storyboards, marketing art, etc.
  • Create inspiring and highly detailed, realistic production friendly concept art that stays on style with the aesthetics already established in our game. 
  • Produce work with minimal supervision, in an efficient and timely manner, to maintain production schedules
  • Work closely with colleagues to foster a highly communicative, coordinated team effort
  • Ensure quality of related assets by maintaining responsibility over your work throughout the project's development

 

Requirements  

  • Excellent traditional artistic skills with a strong grasp of composition, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, creature/character, costume and graphic design.
  • Proficiency in life drawing (drawing from life and reference) as well as a strong imagination and a willingness to push the envelope, to innovate within the parameters of the game's world.
  • Strong communication, excellent visual storytelling and written skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills-able to interact with team members of different disciplines.
  • Good positive attitude and outlook, self-motivated, and a great team player.
Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

We are seeking a skilled Technical Animator to help further develop our animation pipeline. The focus of this position will be on runtime animation integration and animation handling in the pipeline.

 

You will work with animators to develop blend graphs that produce smooth, AAA quality animation, seamlessly combining animated motion with various runtime input sources. You’ll help define animation related workflows and systems, and you’ll assist animators in all technical aspects of animation production. Working with multiple disciplines to identify effective solutions, you will serve as a communicator with the goal of ensuring all involved parties have a common understanding of the system and our shared goals.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience writing animation authoring tools (in Max, Maya, etc.), though this is not the primary area of coverage. If you have experience programming in any form, this is a huge plus. If you have experience with MOCAP that is also beneficial. If you are technical, highly motivated and passionate about animation, please apply for this position. It’s an uncommon opportunity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Animation, Design and Engineering to develop the means by which these groups interact with animation data
  • Play a positive, proactive role in communication between all involved departments
  • Advocate for Animation while maintaining attention to performance issues
  • Provide ongoing support and training to Animation throughout production cycle
  • Communicate, promote and document animation related processes and best practices
  • Help to identify tools that will make managing large amounts of animation possible

 

Requirements:

  • 5 or more years industry experience
  • 3-5 years runtime animation system experience (can overlap with industry experience)
  • Professional experience working with 2 or more animation pipelines
  • Strong technical skillset and love of getting hands dirty
  • Strong understanding of kinematics and eye for animation
  • Experience with runtime animation tools, techniques and capabilities (Unity, Havok Behavior, Natural Motion, or proprietary, etc.)
  • Familiarity with rigging
  • Some familiarity with MOCAP workflows
  • Understand differences between production and runtime animation requirements and data
  • Clear, demonstrable understanding of animation data and how it moves through the pipeline
  • Self-sufficient, motivated and independent
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Familiarity with common data formats: XML/JSON/etc.
  • Familiarity with common 3D data formats: HVK/GR2/OBJ/FBX/ALEMBIC/etc.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Some understanding of shaders
  • Any programming experience
  • Pyside/PyQt
  • Perforce
  • Experience with special effects and non-character animation
  • General interest in contemporary CGI techniques

 

Portfolio: Please include links to your work and clearly indicate your contributions. Resumes without work samples will not be considered.

Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

We are looking for a skilled Technical Artist who can think procedurally to solve problems. You will be working with small, multidisciplinary groups to develop efficient, intuitive workflows. You will work with Artists and Designers to build production tools. You will work with Engineers to define performance metrics parameters. If you have experience building large environments, this is a big plus. If you have VFX industry experience, this is also a big plus. If this sounds like a challenge, it is.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop efficient, maintainable workflows capable of supporting large world building efforts
  • Develop world building tools for artists and designers
  • Work with Engineering to develop technical guidelines and performance requirements
  • Build benchmark assets that represent standards of quality and performance
  • Document system and advocate best practices
  • Provide support, training and mentoring to users
  • Document workflows and advocate best practices

 

Requirements:

  • Fluency in one or more languages (Python, C#, C++, MaxScript, MEL, VEX, etc.)
  • Experience building extensive environments in either Game or VFX industries
  • Experience working with physically based materials
  • Experience with Substance Designer/Painter
  • Solid technical background and an ability to design and implement systems
  • Experience with procedural authoring tools such as Houdini or World Machine
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Self-sufficient and independent
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Familiarity with reality capture methods
  • Familiarity with common data formats: XML/JSON/etc.
  • Familiarity with common 3D data formats: OBJ/FBX/ALEMBIC/etc.

 

Desired Skills:

  • VFX Industry experience
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Understanding of modern shader capabilities
  • PyQt/PySide
  • Perforce
  • Understanding of core game data pipelines.
  • Experience with special effects and shaders.
  • General interest in contemporary CGI techniques.

 

Portfolio: Please include links to your work and clearly indicate your contributions. Resumes without work samples will not be considered.

Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

We are looking for a highly experienced and motivated concept artist with a strong inclination towards cartoon and humor styles to work closely with our mobile game team to design a wide variety of characters, creatures, environments, architecture, props and VFX. A solid grasp of form, structure, color, and light for 2D art assets is essential. Traditional animation design experience a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Create the look of new assets by working closely with the Art Director to establish a consistent visual direction of creatures, characters, environments, architecture, props, VFX design, storyboards and marketing key art.
  • Collaborate with designers on solving gameplay problems while maintaining artistic vision.
  • Work with our animators to guide creation of appropriate designs with animation considerations taken into account.
  • Produce work with minimal supervision, in an efficient and timely manner, to maintain production schedules
  • Contribute to the creative process with original ideas and inspiration.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional experience as a concept artist or related job.
  • A strong sense of design, oriented towards the stylized and cartooned. Ability to adapt to or generate a variety of potential styles as needed. Ability to design for both 2D and 3D games.
  • Excellent traditional artistic skills with a strong grasp of composition, anatomy, color theory, perspective, lighting, environment, architectural, creature/character, costume and graphic design.
  • Mobile development experience preferred but not required.
  • Traditional animation experience is highly desirable as applied to exploring character through posing and expression.
  • Strong communication, excellent visual storytelling and written skills.
  • Candidates must be able to work in a small, focused team of designers, artists and programmers with short development cycles.
Department Art Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

IT

Department IT Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated IT Administrative Assistant to join our team at ZeniMax Online Studios in Hunt Valley, MD. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, a sense of ownership, a positive attitude, and a willingness to help support a busy IT team.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Submit and track purchase requests for local and remote offices
  • Receive and tag new IT equipment, and enter into inventory system
  • Pack and ship IT hardware domestically and internationally
  • Submit expense reports and credit card reimbursements for IT staff
  • Order, maintain, and audit software licenses
  • RMA defective hardware
  • Manage company-provided cell phone service plans and hardware
  • Purchase and organize IT stock items (cables, hardware, components, etc.)
  • Schedule IT recycling and trash pickups
  • Manage conference calls and meeting creation and scheduling
  • Create various accounts as required
  • Tracking and activation of gaming consoles
  • Assist IT desktop support personnel with non-technical requests
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong Windows PC/MS Office/word processing skills
  • Ability to work on several tasks at once with frequent interruptions while meeting sensitive deadlines
  • Extremely detail-oriented, trust-worthy, and reliable
  • Must be a team player and be willing to work independently
  • Able to lift 40 pounds (monitors, computers, printers, servers)

 

 

Preferred:

  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Administrative assistant / clerical job experience
  • Some IT / technical abilities
Department IT Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Production

Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

As a Live Services Manager, you have in-depth experience launching and supporting online products with a focus on delivering high quality service to a large population. The Live Services Manager provides direction to the community, support and feature teams based on the production schedule. You will also work with business leadership to coordinate and deploy Marketing, PR, Legal and other departmental efforts tied to your product. Excellent candidates will be comfortable preparing and managing complicated maintenances and incidents, particularly emphasizing overall organizational success by reducing downtime while minimizing risk to the business.

 

Responsibilities

  • Administer the billing and account management system
  • Prepare and manage maintenances for all game realms and associated services in the production environment
  • Assist in identification and resolution of production incidents, including player and stakeholder communication
  • Gain knowledge of the game and services tech stacks in order to assist in troubleshooting and triage of issues
  • Negotiate and coordinate resources for scheduled and emergent production activities
  • Manage handoffs between your team and teams that are up and downstream
  • Collect, distribute, and pursue completion of continuous improvement items
  • Prioritize open issues based on quantifiable business justification
  • Record and analyze downtime for maintenances and incidents

 

Requirements

  • 1+ years in a position where you directly administered a billing and/or account system
  • 2+ years in a position where you directly managed deployments of live services
  • 2+ years in a position where your problem-solving skills contributed to the resolution of production incidents
  • Working knowledge of the following systems/technologies:
    • Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu)
    • Monitoring and trending systems (Nagios, Cacti, Graphite, Grafana, etc.)
    • Cloud technologies (AWS)
    • Container orchestration and operations (Kubernetes, Dockers, kops)
    • Databases (MySQL, MariaDB)
    • Load balancers (F5, HAProxy)
    • Storage/SAN
  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including really early morning hours
  • Prior experience in a 24/7 on call rotation supporting business critical applications or systems is preferable
  • Game industry experience is desirable, but not required

 

Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Directors to manage the entire departmental direction and roadmap
  • Coordinate with external partners, internal teams and executive management to make optimal decisions about team and product direction
  • Support day-to-day processes & planning for the group
  • Identify critical path issues and drive initiatives with teams to resolve those issues
  • Assist with the development of the assigned project.
  • Support the production and development of assigned projects
  • Coordinate troubleshooting of technical problems
  • Coordinate and monitor the production of projects for business initiatives
  • Track and analyze metrics from teams to help improve process and guide future scheduling decisions.
  • Focus on growing teams to greater potential
  • Assist with internal processes and procedures
  • Facilitate execution either as a Product Owner or Scrum Master on multiple SCRUM teams

 

Requirements: 

  • 6+ years hands-on production or project management experience
  • Online development experience
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Experience with agile development practices
  • Proven ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects
  • Passion for making GREAT games 

 

Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

As a Senior Live Services Manager, you are expected to have in-depth experience launching and supporting online products with a focus on delivering high-quality service to a large population. The Senior Live Services Manager provides direction to the community, support and feature teams based on player activities and the organizational response. You will also work with business leadership to coordinate Marketing, PR, Legal and other departmental efforts tied to your product. Excellent candidates will be comfortable influencing and negotiating priorities with other teams’ leadership, particularly emphasizing overall organizational success as the most highly-desirable outcomes.

Responsibilities: 

  • Aggregate details and provide summarized messaging that evokes behavior change
  • Quantify any requests of other teams with the business value
  • Stage data for the purposes of player messaging
  • Sell the business on service outages for the purposes of an improved player experience
  • Negotiate and coordinate resources for activities
  • Manage handoffs between your team and teams that are up and downstream
  • Prioritize open issue list based on quantifiable business justification
  • Gather, interpret and manage large volumes of data from many sources
  • Demonstrate either correlation or cause/effect between feature/service changes and customer behavior
  • Lead teams through maintenance, product update, and outage efforts
  • Coordinate large scale technical projects that require milestone delivery and coordination with many business disciplines
  • Manage and grow external partner relationships
     

Requirements: 

  • You are the type of person who is calm in the face of adversity. You are quick to analyze information and provide a direction or conclusion based on the information you have.  You have many war stories of how something went in an unexpected direction, and your teams’ success against the odds.​
  • You are dedicated to the team delivering. You own whatever activity for which you volunteer.  As a result, you are very willing to stay late/come in early to ensure the success of the initiative. When facing a blocker, you came up with resourceful ways to attain your objectives.
  • You are driven by the overall success and love of learning, not fear of failure. You build on previous failures to have positive outcomes in the future.
    3-5 years in a position where you demonstrated your contribution to high-quality live service
  • 5+ years in a position where you demonstrated your ability to prioritize organizational wins over individual or team wins
  • 5+ years in a position where you demonstrated ownership of individual and team success and/or failure
  • 5+ years in a position where your problem-solving skills contributed to organizational success
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Amazing teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills: 

  • Passion for live services
  • Process design
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Game Industry Experience is highly desirable, but not required
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to drive change
  • Strong leadership
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Programming

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

To further support the efforts of our growing company, ZeniMax Online Studios is expanding our Game Operations team. As the Linux System Administrator, you will assist in building, maintaining, and troubleshooting the internal Linux servers that help our developers make games, and the external Linux servers that support our games. Over time, it is expected that this role will increasingly focus on building automation and tooling that will reduce the cost of maintenance and increase confidence and velocity that will favor candidates who are interested in developing a DevOps mind and skillset.


Responsibilities

  • Building Linux servers from the ground up, then maintaining and troubleshooting the servers
  • Assuring maximum availability and security of servers, including hardware/software upgrades and disaster recovery processes
  • Thinking of cool new ways of automating tasks with greater efficiency to save us time and hassle

 

Requirements

  • Experience as a Linux System Administrator
  • Proficient with command line management of Linux systems
  • RedHat / CentOS / Ubuntu experience
  • Experience with running web servers via Apache / Nginx / Lighttpd / others
  • Understanding of DNS basics
  • Understanding of the technologies used to create a modern web page
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment

 

Desired Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot new technologies used to design web pages (html5, json, yml, xml)
  • Experience managing servers that handle many concurrent connections
  • Familiarity with Amazon AWS, particularly EC2 and Cloudfront
  • Understanding of VMWare
  • Familiarity with Python and MySQL
  • Basic knowledge of routers/switches/firewalls

 

 

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

ZeniMax Online Studios seeks an experienced DevOps Engineer to work in a team environment that will help build, automate, and monitor the infrastructure platform for The Elder Scrolls Online and future projects. 

 

Responsibilities:

Your mission will be to help create and support a reliable, secure, scalable environment to provide the best gaming experience for our end users. You will also work closely with other engineering teams to better understand their software enabling you to adapt the platform to their needs.

You should have a passion for producing quality deliverables in a timely manner which will work under duress and whine loudly when they fail. You will be working in a fast paced (Agile) environment, following a structured build and publishing process.

The ideal candidate is a technology generalist (who may have demonstrated significant specialization in previous positions) who can comfortably and confidently work with and learn from an experienced team.

 

Requirements:

  • You must possess a minimum of 3 year experience in supporting mission critical live environment with recent hands-on experience in:
    • Core system services: BIND, Sendmail, Postfix, Samba, Rsync, NTP, NFS, etc.
    • Web servers (Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd) and application frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Django, PHP, Tomcat, JBOSS, etc.)
    • System and Application Logging: syslog-ng, rsyslog, Splunk, etc.
    • Source code management: Git, Perforce etc.
    • RedHat or Debian package creation and repository management
    • SQL or NoSQL databases: MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres, MongoDB, CouchDB, MemcacheDB, etc. 
  • You must have some experience automating system tasks and monitoring infrastructure deployment using a scripting language (Python, Ruby, Bash)
  • You must have experience using and optimizing monitoring and trending systems: Munin, Nagios, Zenoss, Zabbix, Cacti, Graphite, etc.
  • You must have prior experience in a 24/7 on call rotation supporting business critical applications or systems.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with public cloud deployments (AWS, GCP) and containers (Kubernetes, etc)
  • Hobbyist programming background
  • Author a technical blog or github page with code samples
  • A passion for security tools and best practices: OS hardening, vulnerability scanning, system auditing
  • Linux networking experience is a plus, this includes routing, NAT, VLAN, bridging, and prior experience with Cisco or Juniper network routers and switches

 

 

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for an Audio Programmer to develop and implement leading-edge audio solutions and help push the boundaries of interactive audio in open world games.  This position will impact several aspects of the game (game systems, resource management, and optimization) and will work closely with other engineers and designers in order to provide a great user experience.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and architect new audio systems
  • Maintain and improve existing audio engine, game systems, tools and middleware
  • Optimize code to improve CPU utilization and reduce memory footprint
  • Support and proactively interface with Sound Designers specifically and the entire development team peripherally

 

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient in C++
  • Solid architecture, system design, and analytical skills
  • Excellent math skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing for multiple platforms (Windows, OSX, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with modern audio middleware (Wwise, Fmod)
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming
  • Strong debugging skills
  • MMO development experience
  • An extreme passion for all-things audio

 

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to design, develop, and maintain an assortment of tools that affect all aspects of game development.  This position will work closely with various disciplines to further refine workflows for streamlining content creation and the art and data pipelines.

Responsibilities:

•             Design and architect new tools based on developer requirements

•             Refine existing toolset to improve the development experience and reduce iteration time

•             Collaborate with artists, designers, and other engineers for feature development

•             Identify and eliminate inefficiencies in the content creation workflow

Requirements:

•             7+ years of software development experience

•             Proficient in C# and C++

•             Experience developing WinForms and/or WPF applications

•             Strong communication skills

•             Solid architecture skills and attention to detail

•             Ability to write clear and maintainable code

Desired Skills:

•             Experience with network game client/server architecture

•             Experience with SQL

•             Experience working with large datasets

•             UI and UX design skills

•             Strong 3D math skills

•             Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

•             MMO development experience

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Gameplay Programmer to implement and maintain game systems across our client/server architecture.  This position will impact several aspects of the game (game systems, resource management, graphics, and optimization) and will work closely with designers and artists in order to provide a great user experience.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and architect new game systems
  • Refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project
  • Optimize code to improve CPU utilization and reduce memory footprint
  • Collaborate with designers, artists, and other engineers for feature development

 

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient in C++
  • Solid architecture, system design, and analytical skills
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing for multiple platforms (Windows, OSX, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with network game client/server architecture
  • Familiarity with rendering techniques, shader development, and graphics APIs
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming
  • Strong debugging skills
  • MMO development experience

 

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Join the team at ZOS and work on an exciting new IP!

Responsibilities:

  • Implement core engine tech
  • Turn engine architectural goals into reality
  • Develop core engine components (threading, object system, memory management, file system, etc.)
  • Work with engineers, artists, designers, world builders, and producers to match core engine features and performance to the game’s vision

 

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of game industry software development experience
  • Extensive engine programming experience on either in-house engines or commercial ones such as Unreal and Crytek/Lumberyard
  • History of implementing low-level tech in high-quality engineering teams
  • Strong technical knowledge of Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC
  • Robust programming skills/experience in C++
  • Credited on at least one published video game in a programmer role
  • Strong architecture and low-level performance programming skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with network game client/server architecture

 

Desired Skills:

  • MMO development experience

 

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

As our Backend Engineer, you will be working closely with the mobile games team to design and maintain a custom backend infrastructure. You will provide architecture and scalability guidance for our gameplay engineers to ensure we are leveraging our backend platforms properly.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, deploy and maintain highly scalable backends in a zero-downtime environment for thin client mobile games.
  • Work closely with game designers and gameplay engineers to realize responsive multiplayer gameplay.
  • Actively participate in code and architecture reviews.
  • Coordinate with several departments on backend and analytics engineering needs.
  • Contribute to best practices on reliability and availability.

 

Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for games in general.
  • Rock solid experience working with Gamelift and associated AWS technologies (Lambda, SQS, EC2, etc.)
  • Understand diverse languages and technologies - Python, Javascript, Node.JS, C++, C#, etc.
  • Real-time multiplayer server experience.
  • 4+ years of experience working with backend technologies for mobile.
  • Strong understanding and commitment to best practices for mobile application security.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Client-side mobile development experience in Unity3D, UE4, Cocos2d-x, Corona, etc.
  • Microservice architecture experience.
  • Knowledge of network protocols and non-blocking IO.
  • Good experience with Linux shell and scripting languages.
Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Animation Software Engineer to develop a robust in-game animation system. This position will work side-by-side with Technical Artists, Animators, and Gameplay Engineers, and will own the animation pipeline from artist workstation all the way to fluid and responsive in-game characters.

 

Requirements

  • Expert level knowledge of real-time animation systems.
  • Extensive experience with one or more real-time animation middleware (e.g.: Havok Animation, Granny, Morpheme) or equivalent custom/in-house solutions.
  • Experience developing or working with animation blend graphs, real-time IK, animation compression, and/or advanced animation memory management (streaming).
  • Enjoys working daily with animators and technical arts to help craft solutions to complex problems.
  • 7+ years game industry software development experience
  • Prior experience acting as an owner of animation systems
  • Robust programming skills/experience in C++
  • Strong technical knowledge of Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC

 

Desired Skills

  • Experience with animation systems in network games
  • Generalist experience or prior experience in other core areas of game development, such as UI or gameplay programming
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

 

Department Programming Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Join a great team and start your massively multiplayer career with us!

ZENIMAX ONLINE STUDIOS is hiring for The Elder Scrolls® Online and future projects. We’re looking for talented, self-motivated people of varied experiences and backgrounds with the desire to make great games. Welcome to ZOS!

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