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GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking an experienced Gameplay Programmer to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will work across disciplines and closely collaborate with designers and artists to develop our debut game, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG coming soon to Steam. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

As a Gameplay Programmer, you will develop and engineer features such as systems-based combat, an open-world crime system, robust simulation of rival shopping districts that react to players decisions, dungeon generation, online multiplayer networking, basebuilding and decoration, market simulation for hundreds of in-game items, a deep crafting system, running a pawn shop or restaurant, day/night cycle with NPC schedules, open-world level streaming and saving/loading, and more. There are a lot of dynamic gameplay items and NPC interactions, so be ready to write efficient and modular code.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Design, develop and maintain gameplay systems and features for Unity primarily written in C#
- Work with content creators to create modular systems and components
- Write code with large-scale efficiency in mind
- Design AI behavior trees for reactive customer/enemy AI in an open-world faction-based environment
- Code support for all features to operate under a combination of open-world level streaming, saving/loading, and multiplayer networking
- Test, own, operate, document, and support system features
- Write cross-platform (PC/XBONE/PS4/Switch/iOS) code in Unity
- Locate and squash bugs using a debugger
- Use CPU, GPU, memory, and networking profilers to optimize the game
- Go beyond programming/engineering to participate in major team-based decisions

Required Qualifications
- 1 shipped title
- 2+ years of prior full-time professional work experience in gameplay programming/engineering
- Online networking experience
- Proficiency with server-authoritative networks
- Expert knowledge of and experience with Unity, C#, systemic design, and modular programming
- Experience with version control software such as Perforce
- Excellent 3D math skills
- Ability to express and rapidly prototype gameplay ideas
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- Comfortable with Unreal Engine and C++ for future projects
- Enjoys playing games!

Cover Letter and Resume
- Highlight specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Include links to current and/or past projects

Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

USER INTERFACE ARTIST
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking a User Interface Artist to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will work across disciplines and closely collaborate with the art team and engineers to create functional interfaces that will fit the theme of our debut game,"Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG coming soon to Steam. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

Duties and Responsibilities
- Create concepts for in-game User Interfaces
- Execution of all aspects of in-game User Interface
- Work with artists and engineers to maintain a cohesive experience

Required Qualifications
- In-Game User Interface experience
- Strong graphic design background
- Unity experience
- 1 shipped game
- 2+ years of relevant full-time professional work experience
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- Scripting experience
- Animation experience

Cover Letter and Resume
- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

TECHNICAL ARTIST
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking a Technical Artist to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will be engineering outstanding art and making our debut game, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op action RPG coming soon to Steam, look juicy and full of life. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with artists to solve day-to-day issues
- Create particle effects and shaders for that extra edge that brings projects to life
- Optimize the game’s performance
- Solve character rigging and animation problems

Required Qualifications
- Comfortable with non PBR cartoonish low poly 3D game art
- Unity experience
- 1 shipped game
- 2+ years of relevant full-time professional work experience
- Character rigging experience
- Animation pipeline experience
- Post process and stylistic PBR shader experience
- Particle effect experience
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- Familiar with Unreal Engine
- Comfortable with realistic PBR art

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

3D ANIMATOR
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking a 3D Animator to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will be developing and creating animations for real-time game characters for our debut game, "Please Buy Something," an exciting online co-op shopkeeping action RPG. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

As a 3D Animator, you will be collaborating with programmers, artists, and designers to create animations that bring the game to life.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and create 3D stylized animations for humanoids
- Maintain skeletal rigs
- Locomotion animations (e.g. running, 8 direction walk, dodging, rolling, sliding)
- Combat animations
- Cinematic cut scene emotes
- Integrate animation with gameplay
- Create concepts for in-game User Interfaces

Required Qualifications
- Experience with stylized animations
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- Knowledge of retargeting/avatars/animation controllers in Unity
- Implement animation into the gameplay

Cover Letter and Resume
- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

3D ENVIRONMENT ARTIST
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking a 3D Environment/Prop Artist to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will be creating and implementing low poly models to bring our game world to life in our debut game, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG coming soon to Steam. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

As a 3D Environment/Prop Artist, you will collaborate with the art team to ensure that players have an immersive gameplay experience with a world that tells a story.

We need someone that can work directly in Unity to set dress and optimize a large open world.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Create 3D Environment Assets including foliage, buildings, terrain, etc.
- Create Environment Concept Artwork with artists to maintain a cohesive art style
- Implement props into the game engine
- Optimize with the understanding of draw calls, texture atlas, memory, etc.

Required Qualifications
- Experience with Unity
- Comfortable with non-PBR cartoonish low poly 3D game art
- 2 shipped games
- 2+ years relevant full-time professional work experience
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- 2D Art experience
- Comfortable with realistic PBR art
- Familiar with Unreal Engine

Cover Letter and Resume
- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

3D CHARACTER ARTIST
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking a 3D Character Artist to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will be creating low poly models and textures for our debut game, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG coming soon to Steam. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

As a 3D Character Artist, you will collaborate with the art team to ensure that players have an immersive gameplay experience with characters that tell a story.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Create 3D Character Assets
- Create Character Concept Art
- Work with artists to maintain a cohesive art style

Required Qualifications:
- Comfortable with non-PBR cartoonish low poly 3D game art
- 2 shipped games
- 2+ years relevant full-time professional work experience
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- Experience with Unity
- 2D Art experience
- Animation experience
- Character rigging experience
- Comfortable with realistic PBR art
- Familiar with Unreal Engine

Cover Letter and Resume

- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

GAMEPLAY DESIGNER
Airstrafe Interactive is seeking a Gameplay Designer to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will implement systems for our debut game, "Please Buy Something," a multiplayer online co-op action RPG coming soon to Steam. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

As a Gameplay Designer, you will be implementing shopkeeping and open world systems to create a reactive world, balancing enemies and combat, and delivering polished content such as encounters and character stories.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Implement in-engine cutscenes using custom tools and LUA scripting in Unity
- Design side quests, combat encounters, shopkeeping systems, and scenarios
- Collaborate with other designers to deliver quality narrative beats through cutscenes and gameplay
- Write a variety of scenarios ranging from heavy/serious to slice of life with branching dialogue choices
- Work with artists to set dress open-world and cutscene environments
- Prefab implementation for gameplay items and narrative cutscenes
- Run playtest sessions and gather data for gameplay/narrative iteration
- Collaborate with art, design, audio and programming teams to reach project goals
- Debug and provide feedback on in-game systems

Required Qualifications
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Strong debugging skills
- 1 shipped game
- 2+ years of relevant full-time professional work experience
- 2+ years Unity experience
- Strong communication skills
- Self-directed and pro-active personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication, optimism, and collaboration
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- C# scripting
- LUA scripting
- Comfortable with Unreal Engine and Blueprints/C++
- Worked with Unity Pixel Crushers Dialogue System and Quest Machine

Cover Letter and Resume
- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

QA TESTER
Airstrafe Interactive (www.airstrafeinteractive.com) is seeking a QA Tester to join our vibrant team. In this position, you will check our debut game, "Please Buy Something," an online multiplayer shopkeeping co-op action RPG, for defects and issues. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game!

As a QA Tester, you will be performing thorough testing, recording defects, issuing reports, and assisting our development team with design processes to ensure the best possible game is released.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Test and debug game software for bugs and platform compliance violations
- Identify, record, research, and report potential and verified issues
- Document bugs into databases and maintain ownership of bugs you’ve written
- Perform various testing methodologies (ad hoc testing, test case scenarios, checklists, playtests, platform compliance testing, etc.)
- Verify fixes are correctly implemented

Required Qualifications
- 2+ years of relevant full-time professional work experience
- 2+ years Unity experience
- 2+ years C# experience
- Experience with networked multiplayer testing
- Extensive knowledge of the software test cycle
- Extensive knowledge QA methodologies, terminology, and tools
- Experience with writing and executing test cases
- Familiarity with JIRA
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Self-directed and proactive personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication and optimism
- Has an attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
- Experience testing across multiple platforms
- 2+ shipped titles

Cover Letter and Resume
- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package including fully paid health, dental, and vision coverage benefits, unlimited PTO, 401(k), paid parental leave, and flexibility in work location(s) as well as perks including gym membership and relocation services.

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract, Internship
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.

CHARACTER RIGGER
Airstrafe Interactive (www.airstrafeinteractive.com) is seeking a Character Rigger to join our vibrant team. In this creative position, you will be engineering outstanding art and making our debut game, "Please Buy Something," an online multiplayer shopkeeping co-op action RPG coming soon to Steam, look juicy and full of life. You will be pioneering and defining an entirely new video game genre!

Duties and Responsibilities
- Design, create, test, and maintain character rigs and systems
- Work with the Art Team to develop and skin rigs that meet technical needs
- Develop artist-friendly rigs that satisfy animation and gameplay needs
- Collaborate with animators to design motion controls
- Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
- Design and set up character dynamics (e.g. clothes, hair)
- Write pipeline tools to streamline the setup process/workflow
- Provide and maintain technical documentation

Required Qualifications
- 2+ years of relevant full-time professional work experience
- 2+ years Unity experience
- Experience setting up production pipelines
- In-depth knowledge of character rigging/skinning techniques and principles
- Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy
- Strong understanding of character kinematics, deformations, and topology
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Self-directed and proactive personality that relishes working independently
- Values open communication, optimism, and collaboration
- An attitude that matches our laid-back beach city location

Bonus Qualifications
-2+ shipped titles
- Experience working in Unreal Engine
- Experience in character animation
- Familiarity in runtime performance efficiency and optimization

Cover Letter and Resume
- Please highlight any specific skills you would bring to our current project
- Please include links to current and/or past projects and/or relevant portfolio

Airstrafe Interactive LLC
Airstrafe Interactive is a Los Angeles-based indie game studio that follows a very simple game design core value: maximize player expression as much as possible. We are currently working on our first of many titles, Please Buy Something, a multiplayer online co-op shopkeeping action RPG that is pioneering and defining an entirely new genre of video game.

Twitter @airstrafeinter
Instagram @airstrafeinteractive
Facebook @airstrafeinteractive
LinkedIn @airstrafe-interactive

Job Type(s)
- Contract
- Remote, On-Site

COVID-19 Considerations
We adhere to all Los Angeles County guidelines.