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 a Senior Animation Programmer with Unreal Engine 4 experience and an uncanny ability to overcome the hurdles that occur during game development to get big things done. We’re interested in a candidate that can have ownership of animation pipeline and mentor junior talent.

Company Hot Glue Games
Title Senior Animation Programmer
Job Type Full-Time
Status Sourcing
Location Ottawa
Province Ontario
Qualifications Requirements/Responsibilities
• Strong C++ programming skills, OO design and 3D math background.
• Familiarity with optimization and multi-threading techniques.
• Experience working with character scripting, animation state machines, animation blending and similar techniques.
• Detailed knowledge of collision detection, rigid and soft body dynamics.
• Experience developing with Unreal Engine 4 and/or familiarity with other animation engines (Mechanim, Morpheme, Havok, etc.)
• Passion for character based games, good eye for visual effect aesthetics.
• Good communication skills, ability to clearly share complex technical information with programmers, artists, and designers.
• Develop, maintain, extend and support a wide range of character based secondary motion runtime systems, pipelines and tools.
• Experience in at least one animation technology (runtime systems, procedural animation, compression, physics based animation, IK, etc.)
• Integrate advanced secondary motion technology including cloth, hair/fur and soft tissue simulation for characters.
• Profile and performance tune code to remove bottlenecks
• 3-5 years industry or related experience.
• 1 or more published titles.

Desirables
• Specialist in other game programming areas gameplay, audio, and/or AI.
• Prior experience with GPU compute based vertex animation.
• Prior work as a functional team lead.

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