Hot Glue Games | Ottawa
What we’re about
Founded in 2015, Hot Glue Games is an ambitious independent video game studio founded by a small tightly knit group of passionate video game developers. We firmly believe that life is too short to not to do what you love and what we love to do is make dope games. In the management teams’ humble opinion, the best way of achieving this is by aligning the objectives for our 3 key stakeholders:

1. The Fans
a. Have their investment in time and money rewarded with an immersive experience, rich in story and meaningful gameplay.
b. Have their voices heard by the dev team by opening direct lines of communication through social media channels and new technology imbedded directly into the game.
c. Knowing that our singular focus is for them to have a good time. This means absolutely no exploitative game design techniques to artificially extend play time or predatory monetization techniques to fill our pockets.

2. The Team
a. Have the opportunity to spend every day working on a project they believe in.
b. Have the freedom to have a significant impact on the creative direction of the game.
c. Have the support required to perform your duties effectively in terms of technology and mentorship.
d. Have the support of the management team to work on areas of the game that interest you and to meet your personal career objectives.
e. Have a work environment conducive to having fun while making a dope game.

3. The Firm
a. Create a company that can sustainably deliver game after game and support those titles post launch.
b. Create an active community with our dev team and fans, having open lines of communication, and making all the key stakeholders feel like valued members of our process.
c. Grow with the team, we are firmly invested in fostering young talent to turn them into the rock stars we will need to achieve our ambitions.
d. Be proud of the work we do every day.

Hot Glue Games is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration to join our team regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, physical or mental disability, age, pregnancy, military obligations or veteran status.
What we’re working on

Hot Glue Games is actively developing our first title. We’re using Unreal Engine 4 to make a turn based tactics game. We’re currently in pre-alpha, working hard towards creating a vertical slice which will consist of a fully realized level giving our audience a first look at what we’re cooking. Although we plan to add some key gameplay innovations to the genre we are inspired by the following titles:

• XCOM series
• Silent Storm
• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Who we’re looking for
We are currently looking for an IT / build manager with an uncanny ability to overcome the hurdles that occur during game development to get big things done.

Company Hot Glue Games
Title IT Specialist
Job Type Full-Time
Status Sourcing
Location Ottawa
Province Ontario
Qualifications Requirements/Responsibilities

• Manage all the IT services related to running a small video game studio.
• Build/maintain all the hardware used for development including the developers’ PCs to the backend servers.
• Participate in developing the strategic direction of IT within Hot Glue Games with an eye towards the requirements involved with publishing a live game and all the security considerations that this entails.
• Develop / integrate new tools to increase the team’s productivity (previous examples include Unreal Engine 4 crash reporter, lightmass swarm controller, shared data cache).
• Manage the operations of all our servers and VMs, including all the services they support.
• Handle any network/system admin related tasks; including: IP subnetting, DHCP, domain control, active directory, switch and router configurations, etc.
• Have ownership of the build system / source control, make sure that we are producing nightly builds of the game and once live making regular builds for public release.
• Must organize, coordinate and control the systems for which they are responsible.
• Responsible for the reliability, integrity, availability, security and supportability of their assigned system.
• Required to continually assess and meet the needs of the fans, the developers, and the firm.
• Proficient with Python scripting.
• Automate processes whenever possible using various scripting/programming languages.

Desirables

• Experience managing IT for a software development company.

How to apply If you feel you are an awesome candidate for this position, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to hiring@hotgluegames.com. If you don’t feel you are currently ready to fill the shoes in this role, but want to have us under your radar, feel free to connect!
Number of Openings 1
Highest Finished Education University
Company Address Hot Glue Games
150 Katimavik Rd
Suite 205
Ottawa,ON
K2L 2N2
Company Website hotgluegames.com