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Senior Generalist Artist

Hutch are looking for a super talented and adaptable generalist artist to join us in Hutch’s London studio. The role has an emphasis on strong 3D and texturing skills. The successful candidate will be highly skilled across a broad range of digital art skills, ideally, drawing on a rich experience based in console and mobile gaming.

Primary skills

Great 3D skills: Hard surface modelling, vehicles, environment objects and landscape.
Texturing skills with an ability to create great textures without the use of photo source
Tidy, clean and organised work
An ability to be aesthetically adaptable and change between a range styles according to the needs of the product.
Lighting: A good understanding of the principles and experience either in-game or pre-rendered.
Surfaces shaders: Can demonstrate good use of native shaders.
An understanding of authoring content for real-time rendering.
To be proficient with the necessary software and tools to perform the role
Secondary Skills

This role can, to some extent, adapt to the strengths of the candidate, depending on how the skills dovetail with the existing team.

So we’ll be looking for a selection of about HALF the following…
Marketing Art: Creation of high definition marketing artworks for print and screen. Contributing to the marketing pipeline. Collaborating with the marketing, analytics team and creative stakeholders to shape effective marketing assets.

Pre-visualisation: Preliminary and exploratory work including use of illustrations and basic 3D to explore composition.

Animatics: Have a reasonable grasp of animation to produce animatics and animated previz.
Game style setting: Work with the team, marketing and creative stake holders to help establish the right style and quality for the product’s audience.

  • VFX
  • Video editing
  • Motion graphics

 

Working at Hutch

Hutch make high quality free-to-play racing games for mobile platforms. We fuse console production values with a committed and interactive relationship with our players through our live free-to-play games services.
It would be helpful if the candidate was a player of mobile games but not essential. We do, however, expect all team members to understand and take an interest in the broader workings of the free-to-play and to consider the consumer experience at all times.

Hutch requires people that are:

  • Self sufficient, self managing and accountable
  • Who thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Have a good work rate

 

To Apply: Contact careers@hutchgames.com stating the job title in the email subject.

Server / Full Stack Programmer

We are looking for a Server/Full Stack Programmer to join the team in our Central London studio.
 

The successful candidate will be designing, prototyping and developing server-based multiplayer game systems, including both synchronous and asynchronous gameplay, save data, matchmaking, leaderboards, DLC and more. Working very closely with the product owner, designers, programmers and the technical director to solve the many challenges involved in creating a high quality, scalable and performant online user experience in the most efficient manner possible to release in the desired time frame.
 

This is a permanent full-time role. It is based in Shoreditch, London with the option to work remotely 2 days per week at the discretion of the business, in addition to a very competitive salary package.
 

Responsibilities
 
Growing our multiplayer service into innovative new areas across new titles, using the latest technology to develop the most compelling online experience for our players.
Designing and building new online functionality in a maintainable, robust and flexible manner, ensuring scalability and readiness for rapid post-launch updates in response to customer feedback.
 

Writing tools where necessary to empower artists, designers and customer services to administer the online services as much as possible.
Be actively involved in design discussions to make best use of technology.
 

Requirements
 
Strong technical design and code skills in suitable Web languages, technologies and frameworks, including any of AWS/Azure, SQL/NoSQL, Redis, Memcached, REST, Node.js.
Broad experience of backend architecture and principles, including database design and replication, load balancing, reliable/unreliable messaging, latency minimisation, security.
 

2+ years of server/network development experience in high load scenarios. Games and/or Unity experience desirable but not essential.
A passion for the latest Web technology and an interest in games a definite advantage.
 

To Apply: Contact careers@hutchgames.com stating the job title in the email subject
 

About Hutch
 
Hutch are a dynamic games studio based in London and Brighton. Founded on a wealth of traditional game development experience, blending a bunch of people who are talented and passionate about making the best free to play games.
 
Our goal is to create the best racing games for mobile. We believe small, focused and empowered teams build the best games and we work hard to maintain an open, transparent and self determined culture. Founded in 2011, we have released 5 games including Smash Cops, Smash Bandits, MMX Racing and MMX Hill Climb with over 90 million players across the world.
 

Find out more at www.hutchgames.com

UI Designer

Hutch are looking for a talented UI designer to join us in our London studio.
 
You should have several years experience in UI design for mobile, but extraordinarily talented people will always be considered. You should have a good knowledge of usability and freemium best-practices. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of UX principles combined with a well-developed sense of aesthetics.
 
Skills and Experience
 

  • A passion for UX.
  • A good sense of color and composition, focusing on clarity and usability.
  • A working knowledge of Unity’s UI system or NGUI.
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Experience of UI prototyping to convey concepts and ideas.
  • An up to date knowledge of current/upcoming design trends.
  • Additional Motion graphics skills would be a bonus.

 
Working at Hutch:
 
Hutch make high quality free-to-play racing games for mobile platforms. We fuse console production values with a committed and interactive relationship with our players through our live free-to-play games services.
It would be helpful if the candidate was a player of mobile games but not essential. We do, however, expect all team members to understand and take an interest in the broader workings of the free-to-play and to consider the consumer experience at all times.
 
Hutch requires people that are:
 

  • Self sufficient, self managing and accountable
  • Who thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Have a good work rate

 
To Apply: Send your up-to-date CV / Portfolio to careers@hutchgames.com stating the job title in the email subject.