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How We Make Games

An inside look at the people of Big Huge and our approach to game making. "You gotta have fun to make fun."

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Proudly Making Games in Baltimore

We love our quirky city. It's a great place to live and a great place to make games.

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Summer Internship Opportunities

Big Huge Games is taking Summer 2019 interns! Applications are being accepted until April! Check below for more details.

We value team skills as much as technical skills, and we’re committed to hiring only the best.

At Big Huge Games we’re constantly building on our previous experiences to turn out better games for our players. We worked hard to build a successful studio where business goals are balanced with quality of life. 

Our hiring mantra is “Value Team Skills As Much As Technical Skills,” which has helped create an inclusive and positive environment where we proactively work to move the industry’s culture forward. We’re excited about the future and look forward to continuing to grow a studio where amazing talent can find a long-term home! 

Because we want you to be healthy, happy, and heartily enjoy working here.

Health/Vision/Dental Insurance

We’ve got you covered.

Unlimited Vacation

We trust you. Take what you need when you need it.

401K with Matching

So you can retire and play video games all day...oh wait.

Half off any Gym Membership

Rock climbing, barre, weightlifting.

Quarterly Company Events

Summer family picnic, holiday party, baseball game. We like hanging out together!

Free Snacks and 40+ varieties of Tea

No one likes the mid-afternoon hangries. Stop by our snack kitchen to take the edge off.

Chesapeake Food

Crabs, Pit Beef, and Black Eyed Susans

Easy Access

Every major East Coast city is less than 3 hours away by plane/train/automobile

Community Art

Artscape, Fluid Movement, The Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Let's Go O's

The Ravens and O's are our hometown teams.

Explore Maryland's Hiking Trails

Beautiful hiking within an hour of the office.

Open Positions at Big Huge Games

3D Character Artist

Art

Big Huge Games is looking for super-talented 3D Character Artist to help craft top-tier visual experiences for millions of players across the globe! Join a team of artists built on trust and collaboration, dedicated to shipping great games. The ideal candidate has strong visual design skills with an emphasis on high-quality 3D asset creation in a rapid working environment.This a full-time (40hr/week) position onsite at our studio in Baltimore, MD. No telecommuting or remote work options are available


Responsibilities

  • Work with Art Director/ Lead to maintain a consistent look and feel
  • Generate 3D character and vehicle assets for in-game and marketing use
  • Art side integration and troubleshooting game assets (Including light XML hookup duties)
  • Contribute to optimizing working methods/pipeline

Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of 3D software (3DS Max, or Maya, Zbrush, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Photoshop or other equivalent packages
  • Excellent 3D art skills along with a solid understanding of game asset development
  • Solid grasp of modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and rendering 3D characters/vehicles
  • Ability to plug in and troubleshoot art assets in engine
  • Completion oriented mindset, solid time management skills

Bonus

  • Experience with 3D rendered to 2D sprite pipeline
  • Working knowledge of Unity art creation/pipeline
  • Experience with RTS game development
  • Interest in historical content
  • FX creation
  • Shipped Titles in a professional team environment

Applicants should download DomiNations on iOS or Android and be prepared to discuss the game.

GENERAL JOB APPLICATION

Other

Big Huge Games is always looking for top notch people to join our team. Artist, programmer, designer, producer, studio support or studio leadership; if you're awesome and we have a need, we will get you on the team. If you do not see a job listing that fits your experience, please feel free to send us your resume.

QA Tester I

QA

Big Huge Games is looking for a highly motivated and detail oriented Quality Assurance Tester to join the team to ensure that ongoing development of DomiNations, as well as new titles, meet and exceed the high BHG quality bar. The ideal candidate would possess a strong technical skill set, excellent written communication skills, a problem-solving mindset, and the ability to remain agile in a dynamic and challenging environment.

All applicants MUST include a cover letter detailing why you want to be a QA tester and what you think it means to test a game vs play a game. 


This is an onsite position at our studio in Timonium, MD. No telecommuting or remote work options are available.

This opening starts as a temporary / contract position.



RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute test cases to verify bug-free functionality of new and existing features
  • Discover, research, and document project bugs and defects
  • LiveOps support, investigating potential live issues and bugs
  • Working directly with the programming and design teams to investigate and reproduce complex issues

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extremely meticulous attention to detail is a must
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to think outside the box and explore obscure and odd solution possibilities
  • Familiar with iOS and Android games and apps
  • Ability to work long and odd hours when necessary

PLUSES

  • Strong technical background; degree in Computer Science or equivalent preferred
  • Familiar with command line interfaces such as bash, sh, cmd, and multiple operating systems (Windows, OSX, Linux)



All applicants MUST include a cover letter detailing why you want to be a QA tester and what you think it means to test a game vs play a game.

Summer 2019 Art Internship Opportunities

Art

Big Huge Games is seeking a talented 3D Environmental/Characters Artist with a passion for games to join our highly skilled and innovative team, located in Timonium, Maryland, as an intern for the Summer of 2019. As an intern at Big Huge Games you will begin your time with us in mid-June and work alongside our team of individuals dedicated to creating world class mobile games. You will learn from industry veterans while working to meet deadlines and produce deliverable products. Our goals are simple: make great games, have a great place to come to work every day, and live up to the motto “You gotta have fun to make fun.”

As a part of the art team, you will aid in creating assets that maintain and develop the visual identity of current and upcoming titles. Using excellent time management and communication skills you will work with all departments to support marketing and branding efforts and be tasked with creating additional 3D and 2D game assets as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in using 3DS Max and zBrush
  • Experience in Photoshop or other equivalent packages
  • Basic knowledge of Unity art creating
  • Strong artistic skills
  • Ability to work in both individual and team settings
  • Experience with Unreal is a plus


Internship opportunities through Big Huge Games are paid, full-time (40hr/week), and on-site in our office located just north of Baltimore City.

No part-time, telecommuting, or remote work options are available

Summer 2019 Engineering Internship Opportunities

Engineering

Big Huge Games is seeking Engineering Interns with a passion for games to join our fun and awesome team located in Timonium, Maryland, for Summer 2019! You will be part of a highly skilled and innovative group that is working on world-class mobile games and related technologies. We’re looking for candidates who combine strong programming skills with an interest in games, and the ability to work well with others.

You will be working with client, server and tool programmers, as well as collaborating with other disciplines including Art, Design, Production, and QA. Your work will involve helping implement new game features, improving and creating tools, as well as fixing bugs and helping support our live mobile games. We want engineers that live and breathe code, yet can still operate and communicate effectively in a highly interactive environment.

Internship opportunities through Big Huge Games are paid, full-time (40hr/week), and on-site in our office located just north of Baltimore City.

No part-time, telecommuting, or remote work options are available

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop high-quality game features for mobile platforms, by gathering requirements, designing solutions, implementing robust code, testing and debugging.
  • Create efficient, scalable, optimized code while working with our codebase as well as 3rd party libraries and tools.
  • Understand, conform and optimize for the memory and performance limitations of target hardware.
  • Participate in group collaboration and utilize engineering best practices, such as code reviews.
  • Work with all departments to ensure the best systems and tools to make our teams efficient and our games great.

Qualifications:

  • Source control system knowledge, including Git and/or Perforce.
  • Knowledge of C#, Java or C++.
  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills.
  • Unity3D Engine expertise.
  • Familiarity with mobile development (iOS/Android).
  • Ability to quickly understand existing code and enhance/extend an existing architecture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Software engineering skills, including the ability to write maintainable and robust code.
  • Ability to architect systems from scratch.
  • A passion for hands-on game development with a focus on attention to detail.

About Big Huge Games

BHG was founded by legendary game designer Brian Reynolds (Civilizations II, Rise of Nations) and has a history of making world-class, award-winning strategy games.  Recently, BHG and its parent company Nexon, worked together to create the online mobile game DomiNations, a free to play, epic combat strategy game.  Our goals are simple: make great games, have a great place to come to work every day, and live up to the motto “you gotta have fun to make fun.” 

Summer 2019 UI/UX Artist Internship Opportunities

Art

Big Huge Games is looking for an up and coming UI artist with an eye for design and a passion for games to join our highly skilled and innovative team, located in Timonium, Maryland, as an intern for the Summer of 2019.

As a UI intern will collaborate with Design, Art, and Engineering staff to improve the usability of live products and craft the user experience of products still in development. Using excellent time management and communication skills you will work with all departments to support marketing and branding efforts and be tasked with creating assets that maintain and develop the visual identity of current and upcoming titles.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in Photoshop or other equivalent packages
  • Basic knowledge of Unity art creating
  • Understanding of interaction design, composition, and typography
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work in both individual and team settings
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and iterate through solutions
  • Experience with Unreal, Unity, C#, or web development is a plus

Internship opportunities through Big Huge Games are paid, full-time (40hr/week), and on-site in our office located just north of Baltimore City.

No part-time, telecommuting, or remote work options are available

UI Artist/UI Designer

Art

Big Huge Games is looking for a UI Artist/UI Designer to help craft top-tier strategy gaming experiences for millions of players across the globe! Become the lynchpin of a team devoted to iterative design and world-class visuals.

This a full-time (40hr/week) position onsite at our studio in Baltimore, MD. No telecommuting or remote work options are available.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement GUI elements for new gameplay features
  • Collaborate with Design, Art, and Engineering staff to improve the usability of live products and craft the user experience of products still in development
  • Create assets that maintain and develop the visual identity of current and upcoming titles
  • Support marketing and branding efforts as needed

Qualifications

  • Experience in Unity, C#, web development
  • A nuanced understanding of interaction design, composition, and typography
  • Knowledge of Photoshop or other equivalent packages
  • Strong digital asset creation skills
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and iterate through solutions
  • Familiarity with markup languages
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Attention to detail

Bonus

  • Experience in 3dsMax or Maya
  • Up-to-date knowledge of iOS/Android platforms and hardware
  • Encyclopedic knowledge of mobile strategy games
  • Shipped Titles in a professional team environment

Applicants should download DomiNations on iOS or Android and be prepared to discuss the game.