Careers

HitPoint's work culture emphasizes open communication, respect, and creativity from all members of our team.  We are an equal opportunity employer and offer full-time employees competitive compensation, health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible work hours, employee stock options, and a 401(k) plan with employer matching.

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Open Positions

Respond via email hit@hitpointstudios.com with a resume and/or portfolio, as well as links to your work. Take some time to tell us a bit about yourself. HitPoint would love to see some examples of relevant work you’ve done for products, games, software, and the like, as well as examples of code you’ve written or art you’ve created.

HitPoint - UI Artist

About the Role

We are searching for a proven, enthusiastic, UI Artist to join the HitPoint team. The UI Artist will be responsible for taking game art from a brief all the way to the finished product. This will involve: assembling design references and conducting competitor analysis, wireframing and helping define UX flow by working closely with game designers, helping establish the game’s overall visual theme, creating mockups, helping the rest of the team to create and export final UI and 2D assets from Photoshop or Illustrator for use in-engine. The UI Artist will be expected to help provide design feedback and polish along the course of development.

Core Abilities & Requirements

  • A strong portfolio of your previous UI designs, ideally showing a range of varying styles.
  • An understanding of the current Mobile Games market and its more popular design styles.
  • Discerning opinions of what constitutes good UI design — knowing what you like and why.
  • The ability to design and create UI assets to a polished, professional standard.
  • Professional experience with Photoshop and/or Illustrator.
  • Experience working and communicating closely with Developers.
  • An eagerness to learn new design and technical skills.
  • Located in the Eastern timezone

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Unity, particularly its UI system is a huge bonus.
  • Remote work is possible but ideally in the Northeast.

Salary and Benefits

  • $68,500+
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible work hours and environment
  • Remote work is fine
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k with match

 

HitPoint - Game Designer
Qualifying Characteristics

  • Creativity and artistic vision
  • A passion for video games
  • Storytelling ability
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of gaming trends
  • Ability to be both decisive and flexible

Job Description 

Your first job as a Game Designer is to be an open, expressive, and collaborative communicator in all mediums including:

Written design materials - Proposals, pitches, specs and design documents. In this role, you will meet with both internal and client stakeholders, provide guidance around gameplay, UX, and balancing, and write game design specifications and work with the art and engineering team to execute on the game vision. This may require coalescing input from multiple parties and boil it down to executable tasks. 

Visual design materials - Mockups, wireframes, reference material. Games are a visual and interactive medium and so you must be prepared to express your designs and ideas through visual and interactive mediums.

Person-to-Person Communication - You are going to have to be able to explain your ideas to others both in person and on calls. You will also need to listen to the ideas of others thoughtfully and considerately, although ultimately it is your job to maintain the consistency and quality of the overall vision and decide if other people’s ideas have a place within that vision. 

Games themselves - Your number one communication vehicle for the vision of your game is the game itself. You should constantly strive to make your vision realized in playable, polished form through the various builds produced during the production process. Additionally, you need to be well-versed in other games on the market that can be used as reference material to communicate your vision in a playable form. 

Your second job as a Game Designer is to hold yourself and the development team to the highest quality standards and attention to detail during the course of development. These standards apply to: 

Fun - Your games must be fun. Fun is an amalgam of elements and details that come together to create a complete and cohesive product. Maintaining a high bar for each individual detail is critical as is maintaining perspective on the complete end-to-end experience. You will be responsible for making sure the final product is fun. This might require supporting the team to improve a portion of the game, or exercising the courage to cut a feature that is bringing down the whole. 

Design Materials -  You will be held accountable for the currentness, completeness and quality of all design materials ranging from proposals to specs. In many cases you will need to update these documents during production to keep them relevant, you are responsible for doing this in a timely fashion in the interest of disseminating new information as quickly as possible. 

Game Polish - Ensuring that HitPoint is always producing titles that are attractive, awe-inspiring and current with an exceptional look and feel. In addition to having fun, it is of the utmost importance that our users and clients are wowed and moved by interacting with our games. Polish typically emerges through consistent care, attention to detail, and encouraging the team to take things just-a-bit-further. You are charged with promoting this attitude on all projects you work on. 

Other Duties:

  • Report to HitPoint’s Creative Director through weekly status meetings.
  • Collaborate with the producer in charge of the projects you’re working on for required design responsibilities and tasks. 

As part of this Application:

  • Please submit a resume
  • Relevant design materials and written portfolio materials.
  • Be prepared to submit work references.

Ideal Candidates will have:

  • 2-3 years of game design experience on shipped mobile titles.
  • Experience designing for sim, social and/or city-building games.
  • Experience in multiplayer games. 
  • Engineering experience and/or a computer science degree is a plus. 
  • In the Northeast or Los Angeles

Salary and Benefits

  • $68,000+
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible work hours and environment
  • Remote work is fine
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k with match

 

Senior Server Engineer

HitPoint Inc. is hiring a senior server engineer with experience in architecting multiplayer games on AWS.  We’re looking for a candidate to join a team with two other back end developers and a few front end developers working to bring a new game to multiple platforms including mobile, PC and Switch. Specifically, we're looking for someone with experience in building scalable platforms for games. 

Responsibilities

  • Architect and implement server scalability through AWS and Kubernetes in collaboration with two current team members.
  • Write necessary services in golang.
  • Perform code review to ensure code is up to a high standard of quality.
  • Help manage Kubernetes deploys to minimize bugs and outages on production.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience writing scalable real-time multi-user applications
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with NoSQL, especially MongoDB
  • Experience with Redis
  • Experience with AWS services, especially EKS
  • Experience in C++, Java or Go
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming
  • Experience writing RESTful servers
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Git
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working on moderately sized teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or better in Computer Science
  • Experience with Golang (https://golang.org/)

Salary and Benefits

  • $100k+
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible work hours and environment
  • Remote work is fine
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k with match

If interested, please send a copy of your resume with contact information to hit@hitpointstudios.com