Job Openings

Harebrained Schemes currently has the following positions open. Please read the job descriptions carefully and follow the directions below to apply.

HBS is dedicated to diversity in our organization, including but not limited to: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, culture, and opinion. We believe that the strongest ideas are the result of respectful debate by people of different backgrounds and perspectives. To us the game is served by the best idea, regardless of its origin on the team. ​

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SENIOR AI ENGINEER

Harebrained Schemes is looking for a senior AI Engineer. The ideal candidate has shipped multiple titles, has professional Unity experience, has led AI implementation in at least one instance, has a comprehensive understanding of AI related problems and their solutions, and is comfortable collaborating with the design and production teams to specify and implement an AI authoring system. We hope you can come and join us in bringing BattleTech to life!

This is a full-time, on-site position at Harebrained Schemes’ offices in Kirkland, Washington.

What You’ll Do 

  • Collaborate with system teams to determine all AI requirements.
  • Directly oversee or implement all aspects of the Artificial Intelligence.
  • Work closely with designers and animators to develop a core set of believable and fun AI behaviors.
  • Collaborate with the design team and the engineering lead to develop a stable and performant AI authoring system.
  • Design, implement, and maintain strategic, efficient, and realistic path finding and path following algorithms as well as formation and grouping algorithms.
  • Develop and maintain network ready code to ensure that it meets all requirements: client/server state replications, latency, synchronization, cheating, etc.
  • Develop reliable real-time debugging tools to enable designers and QA to help pinpoint problem areas.
  • Assist as a generalist game programmer where needed.
  • Work with code re-usability and extensibility in mind.
  • Assist in scheduling and task estimation where relevant.
  • Maintain code performance.
  • Mentor junior developers.

Required XP

  • You have 5+ years professional experience in the game industry with several shipped 3D titles
  • You’ve led or otherwise been the primary contributor to the AI implementation in at least one shipped title.
  • You have extensive knowledge and passion concerning AI problems and their solutions in games.
  • You are highly proficientworking in C# and comfortable with other scripting/programming languages.
  • You are comfortable designing a comprehensive AI solution from the ground up, as well as offer reliable schedule estimates for each required component.
  • You enjoy working with others in a highly-collaborative, fun, and agile environment.

Bonus XP

  • You’ve shipped Unity-based titles in an AI engineering role.
  • Familiarity with the BattleTech universe.
  • Experience developing tools and making them easy to use.

WANT TO APPLY?

Email jobs@hbs-studios.com. Please include your resume, contact information, and the name of the position you’re applying for.

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

As Harebrained Schemes’ Community Organizer you’ll be responsible for building and supporting community and social media activities around our games and our studio. But your job isn’t simply to moderate our forums or create content for our various and sundry social media accounts – it’s to build ongoing, long-term relationships between our players and the real people making their games.

This is a full-time, on-site position at Harebrained Schemes’ offices in Kirkland, Washington.

What You’ll Do

  • Act as the day-to-day contact between our players & the people making the games in a fun, friendly, customer-centric, and engaging way
  • Plan, create, and moderate content across a variety of channels
  • Provide a legendary level of customer service for our amazing audience
  • Work closely with a variety of teams and disciplines to build communication channels
  • Research, test, report, and make recommendations on the latest social tools and platforms
  • Direct our mods and administrators to ensure our forums are a fun and healthy place to hang out
  • Create regular reports on the effectiveness of our community efforts, campaigns, and general player satisfaction

What We’re Looking For

  • A solid background in community management – we’re looking for someone who can help us take it to the next level!
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Great sense of humor paired with a professional eye
  • Strong passion for video games (console, web, and mobile)
  • Endless levels of empathy, patience, and a rock solid set of ethics
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize effectively against changing deadlines & deliverables
  • An extremely proactive, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic personality
  • A genuine passion for social media tools and trends

What We’d Prefer (But Not Required)

  • Proficiency in Photoshop so you don’t have to lean on others to get your work done
  • Proficiency with WordPress so… uh, see the line above.
  • Multi-lingual speakers/writers – we have fans all over the world and we’d love to have someone who can talk to them in their own language!

Optional Bonus Points

  • Tweet at us to let us know you’re the right fit for this place! @webeharebrained

Double-Secret Optional Bonus Points

  • Tell us why you’re the perfect person for this role using a series of memes! Include as an attached word doc or PDF along with your resume & cover letter.

WANT TO APPLY?

Email jobs@hbs-studios.com. Please include your resume, contact information, and the name of the position you’re applying for.

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