We are 4A Games! — a multinational video game development studio based in Malta and Ukraine. We’re known for our atmospheric and immersive first-person shooters Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, Metro Redux, ARKTIKA. 1 and, our latest release, Metro Exodus. The studio was founded in Kiev, Ukraine in 2005 by a passionate team of game industry veterans with the goal of creating AAA-quality games. In 2014, the studio moved its headquarters, along with over 50 team members and their families, from Ukraine to the island of Malta.
All our experience, talent and enthusiasm are directed into creating games with deep stories, unique gameplay elements and highly-detailed realistic environments. Moreover, our in-house developed 4A Engine is constantly evolving — to go in line with latest industry trends and deliver amazing experiences on any modern machine. At the heart of the company, there are currently over 150 talented designers, programmers, artists, effects specialists and writers from all over the world, with diverse and unique backgrounds — bringing countless years of experience in and love towards computer games.
Design, gameplay, atmosphere and player experience are the pillars of our games. And that doesn’t only touch upon corresponding departments — if any of us has a suggestion, we’re always welcome to share it, even though it may not be directly relevant to what we do every day. Thus, to create the best games we can is the major goal each of us strives towards. We work hard and play hard together. We are a close family: we play our games daily, we collaborate, we give feedback, we help each other find solutions and we work to complete milestones as one driven organism. We also love hanging out, partying and exploring each other’s hobbies together. Our team includes world-class writers, actors, musicians, etc., so creativity and opportunities to learn something new are always just around the corner!
We are looking for a versatile Artist to join our team. The job will require creating screenshots, composing artwork based on renders and screenshots, capturing game videos and making quick editing, and preparing team's artwork for internal and external promotional use.
For which tasks (responsibilities)?
Design, implement, and maintain core AI systems (perception, positioning, pathfinding, etc) and tools to create AI behaviors and gameplay (navigation, combat, animation, etc).
Implement tools as needed for specific project requirements.
Collaborate with Designers and Animators in discussing constraints, and establish the technical possibilities of the AI functions.
Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code.
Profile and performance tune code to remove bottlenecks.
Test and document code produced.
Support and improve existing AI functionalities in the engine.
Suggest innovations based on other industry games.
What kind of professional are we looking for?
Solid C/C++ programming skills.
Strong understanding of AI architectures, algorithms, and pathfinding techniques.
Proficient in linear algebra.
Knowledge of machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, Tensorflow.
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
Excellent communication and team skills.
Comfortable working closely with Designers on the implementation of gameplay systems.
Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.
English knowledge upper intermediate or higher.
Why do we enjoy working here?
Modern and comfortable office in 5 minutes from the subway station Pochayna
Maximum comfortable working conditions and an excellent team
You will also be expected to sign non-disclosure, non-complete, confidentiality and exclusivity agreements as per usual for the games industry
What are the conditions and bonuses?
Health insurance package covering private clinics. Cost is completely covered by the company
24 days of paid vacations
Paid sick leave
11 days of National Ukrainian holidays
Yearly membership at the nearby fitness club SportLife
Office meal from local food providers
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