UI Programmer
Red 5 Studios - Orange County, CA

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The Studio Red 5 Studios, creator of the free-to-play MMO Shooter Firefall ( www.firefallthegame.com ), is a video game developer dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers from across the planet by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories, and compelling characters.

Created by seasoned developers including the team-lead for vanilla World of Warcraft and the lead designer of Tribes and Tribes 2, Firefall’s combat is fast paced, furious, and plays like a top-tier action oriented shooter. It is the largest massively multiplayer co-op shooter made to date and offers a unique gameplay experience not found anywhere else.

The development process at Red 5 Studios is also deliberately unlike any other. Firefall is designed from the ground up with our audience at our core. We share our game's early development builds and invite our audience to actively share feedback, allowing them to provide a meaningful contribution to the shaping our core gameplay. We regularly read our forums, reply to community feedback, and often times we’ll fly beta testers to our office for feedback sessions and early previews of upcoming builds.

Red 5 Studios is far more than just another game developer. We’re a family; a tribe of men and women who each bring our own unique experiences, knowledge, and accomplishments to the table. We believe that in order to build a great game, you first need great people, and actively encourage and organize fun team-building events and studio outings to strengthen and grow as a family.

If you are interested in joining the Red 5 Tribe, or to learn more about opportunities at the studio, please visit the company web site ( www.red5studios.com ). For those interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at what Red 5 Studios is all about, please check out the following video: http://bit.ly/ORU72P

Programming The Programming team at Red 5 Studios is comprised of some of the brightest minds in the games industry. Our team challenges conventional practices and follows a variety of approaches in producing creative solutions to build an online game played by millions. Whether it’s working on large scale deployment, virtual cloud environments, computer graphics, gameplay programming, tools development, in-game UI, web-enabled technologies, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, or databases; there is always a thought-provoking challenge for our engineers covering the full spectrum of computer science. We take pride in our development process and encourage ownership of projects - if you build it, you own it. Working in a varied environment including Linux and Windows, we have programs that have been written in over twenty languages. At Red 5, we are building an programming team that fosters creativity and autonomy in a large-scale constantly changing development environment.

What You’ve Done Before
  • Solid engineering/programming background in C++ as well as OO design principles
  • Previous Lua experience
  • Familiarity with GUI engines and their functionality
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a passion-filled environment
  • Previous game experience and strong FPS interest are pluses
  • Unrelenting passion for game