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Rank: Forza Staff
#26 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:01:53 PM(UTC)
Job # 384951
Posted 20 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...4951/Lighting-Supervisor

Lighting Supervisor

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lighting Supervisor to join the Art Department. As a Lighting Supervisor, you will be responsible for defining and driving lighting techniques to achieve state of the art game content. You will apply a deep and thorough understanding of lighting techniques and a strong sense of color and mood to execute our challenging visual targets. The Lighting Supervisor should be a good communicator who can drive the requisite implementation, training, and execution of a modern lighting pipeline by a group of talented Developers and Artists.

Responsibilities
Collaborate with VFX Supervisor, Art Director and Technical Leads to define and implement a lighting solution and techniques to meet demanding visual targets.
Participate in pre-production planning to determine lighting pipeline and workflow requirements.
Direct the lighting for in-game cars and environments to showcase stunning visuals.
Troubleshoot and solve lighting production issues Work with programming and tools teams to develop tools/scripts/plugins to streamline lighting pipeline.
Train a team of on-site and remote artists in the skills necessary to execute the lighting strategy, including delivering documentation of tools and workflow.
Strive to maximize art production performance and predictability.

Qualifications
5 or more years of production experience creating real-time, next generation games.
Preferred:

State of the art knowledge of current lighting techniques using offline software renderers (V-Ray preferred) and demonstrated mastery of advanced real-time lighting techniques.
Experience with color grading and effects compositing.
Ability to articulate technical needs related to lighting, color, mood and contrast.
A strong understanding of next-generation content creation techniques. Experience optimizing lighting on massive scenes for real-time performance considerations.
Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, 3D Studio Max preferred.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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Rank: Forza Staff
#27 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:04:07 PM(UTC)
Job # 384178
Posted 21 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...b/384178/Senior-Producer

Senior Producer

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At Turn 10 Studios, our vision is to continue to grow Forza into the top automotive entertainment brand in the world. Our fans are what make this vision possible, and we are focused on delivering high-quality, timely games and updates to our ever-growing community on a continual basis. To deliver on this commitment, we are seeking a talented, proactive, quality-focused Producer to shepherd our game releases and to run our Release Management team. This role collaborates with game and business teams to develop release plans that deliver fresh and exciting content to our players, all while identifying and mitigating risks along the way. As our catalog of products continues to grow, this individual will manage a team to scale with it, building best practices and instilling qualities that set them up for success. This position will also develop great relationships with our partner teams to support our current releases, as well as driving the strategic needs of Turn 10. Successful candidates will have an eye for details, a commitment to delivering great customer experiences, and a passion for making amazing games.

Responsibilities
• Work closely with product teams to understand full release schedule and business goals behind each release.
• Drive the release process end-to-end, including defining and reporting against milestones and key dates, holding reviews with stakeholders, preparing dependencies, and executing on plans.
• Clearly communicate issues, impact, and possible options as they arise, and develop action plans through partner collaboration.
• Identify risks in advance and drive the team towards successful resolution before the risks turn into incidents affecting the team or players.
• Develop and maintain a resourcing plan that accommodates the release management needs of the studio.

Qualifications
• 4+ years working in games industry, with experience managing releases.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• Organized, with a great attention to detail.
• Ability to effectively communicate with anyone and partner with teams.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Edited by user Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:04:52 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#28 Posted : Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:44:20 PM(UTC)
Job # 413132
Posted 3 April 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/413132/Director-Partnerships-Partner-Team-Lead-Turn-10-Studios

Director, Partnerships & Partner Team Lead Turn 10 Studios

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Turn 10 Studios, creators and cultivators of the hit Forza Motorsport franchise, and a division of Microsoft Studios, is looking for a Director, Partnerships & Partner Team Lead to drive our Partner Programs & Development and manage the associated team.

Turn 10’s Partner team is focused on securing, managing and maintaining a third-party Partner portfolio that provides excitement, in-game content, marketing & promotional activation, co-branded experiences, and selected license deals. Our thru-partner program delivers a promotional footprint that includes both social media as well as traditional co-marketing activities. We leverage our partners to support and drive the growing Forza franchise across geographies, audience types, and Forza products. Our partner types cover a wide range – including automobile manufacturers, major entertainment brands, other gaming franchise & brands, and major consumer brands.

We’re searching for an energized, functionally well-rounded candidate to join our team, learn our business, and help support our growing footprint with a combination of finance, project & organization, deal negotiation, and relationship management skills supported by marketing / business development experience or comparable training & education.

The incumbent will manage a team interacting with game production resources and third party partners to deliver and track items related to partner projects. To support this, candidates will need empathetic leadership, project management, communication and collaboration skills.

Success for this role includes a disciplined and predictable approach to execution that supports the timely launch of Forza titles, products and services and the related schedules and dependencies.

Responsibilities
  • Manage the Turn 10 partner function to deliver the partner & sponsorship deals as & when needed across the Forza franchise
  • Manage partner team, including both FTEs and targeted contractors
  • Drive the production of rigorous business cases supporting targeted deals and partnerships, including generating consensus and / or approval for those deals / partnerships
  • Manage and deliver high quality legal negotiations & agreements in concert with assigned attorneys in Microsoft’s Corporate, External, & Legal Affairs teams
  • Drive very high quality execution of partner & sponsorship deals, and drive collaboration across various Turn 10 teams and other stakeholders towards that execution objective
  • Manage partner budget, including projecting needs, supporting asks, managing & forecasting spending in a predictable manner, justified by objective & detailed business cases
  • Collaborate with various functions related to the Forza franchise in predictable, transparent manner to build consensus for, and deliver, well-executed partner & sponsorship deals and relationships
  • Drive consistent and predictable process throughout the partner team related to partner & sponsor deals and relationships
  • Produce partner program timelines, calendars, and reporting to keep stakeholders updated on status and varying phases of execution of programs and projects
  • Deliver targeted Sponsorship momentum for Forza products & services
  • Identify risks, highlight and / or escalate them quickly, and drive towards successful resolution before risks turn to roadblocks


Qualifications
Your blend of skills and passion could come from a broad range of disciplines: program management, business development, marketing, or other related disciplines. The key requirements are:

  • 10 years of experience in one of these supporting disciplines – partner management, program management, business development, franchise management, or marketing.
  • 5-10 years management experience, including coaching & developing subordinates from multiple levels and various backgrounds
  • Direct experience in sales or sales management, including a history of meeting or exceeding sales targets.
  • Project management training and / or experience. Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective schedule
  • 2-5 years experience in Finance and / or Operations
  • Experience with licensed content
  • Experience working with consumer-oriented companies or partners around the world
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a matrix environment and drive projects to conclusion
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be a master at conflict resolution
  • Demonstrable Passion and Energy for Turn 10’s business
  • Preference for candidates who have international experience on the ground in multiple markets, launching products, partnerships, and / or services



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#29 Posted : Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:48:45 PM(UTC)
Job # 415746
Posted 4 Apr 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/415746/Senior-Software-Engineering-Lead

Senior Software Engineering Lead

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Are you looking for an opportunity to join a world-class game studio, leading the effort to share Forza engine technology across multiple products and platforms?

Turn 10 Studios is looking for a development lead to drive our ForzaTech engine sharing effort. ForzaTech is the set of engine libraries, content build and authoring tools, and processes that allow us to ship 60fps, 4K, server-backed multiplayer experiences across multiple titles, studios, and platforms. That sharing effort requires intense coordination between multiple product teams with different schedules, priorities, and feature needs.

As the development lead for this team, you will work directly with the studio engineering leadership as well as the engine teams on multiple products to develop and/or harvest technology between our games, and keep that tech at a ship-ready state for all games. This requires a strong understanding of our hardware platform architecture, as well as common high-performance engine components such as physics, rendering, streaming, and resource management. You’ll also benefit from good knowledge of game content pipelines, continuous delivery build systems, and best practices for shared development.

In addition, you will be responsible for people management of the ForzaTech developers, as well as coordinating shared technical efforts across our internal and remote partner studios.

Responsibilities
  • Candidates must have strong computer science fundamentals.
  • Highly desirable areas of experience and passion include: game engine development, 3D graphics pipelines, authoring environments, coding standards and best practices.
  • You must be comfortable dealing with ambiguous, challenging problems and leading a diverse groups of thinkers to consensus. Excellent communication skills are vital.
  • A proven track record in both people management and technical leadership is a must.


Qualifications
  • B.S. in Math/Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 8 years of professional software development experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of C++. Working knowledge of C# is preferable as well.
  • AAA game development experience.
  • Proven track record in both people management and technical leadership.
  • Broad knowledge of game engine technology (rendering, physics, animation, resource management, etc.
  • Must have experience communicating complex designs and coordinating cross-team implementation.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#30 Posted : Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:51:41 PM(UTC)
Job # 416496
Posted 5 Apr 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/416496/Senior-Producer

Senior Producer

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At Turn 10 Studios, our vision is to continue to grow Forza into the top automotive entertainment brand in the world. We are currently looking for an experienced and inspiring Senior Producer to join our diverse team, working with a wide range of both internal and external partners.

As a Senior Producer on the team, you will manage big and small game releases from concept to final delivery across a number of platforms. You’ll have a key role in establishing, communicating, and maintaining clear and adaptable goals across the team. Working closely with designers, engineers, and content creators to support a culture of high performance – with a focus to deliver and seek out opportunities to improve and shape it.

The ideal candidate for our team will have a strong skillset for problem solving, along with an approachable personality used to communicate ideas and feedback effectively.

Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain the strategy, vision, scope, schedule, budget, and resource plan for high quality Forza experiences on a variety of platforms.
  • Facilitate communication across internal Turn 10 teams.
  • Provide consistent updates to Studio Management, including internal reviews with Game Studio executives.
  • Work with both internal and external leads and producers to update and maintain project schedule.
  • Coordinate and lead efforts across a large “virtual” cross-functional teams including, test, marketing, user research, localization, business development, licensing, legal, and many more…
  • Work with developers to manage day-to-day production issues and health: identify and remove roadblocks that prevent the team from performing to their highest potential.
    vBe an active member of the Turn 10 production team, helping to define and drive new processes, production initiatives and businesses.


Qualifications
  • 7+ years of game production experience (published or internally developed titles).
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience delivering high quality games on a variety of platforms and sustaining these experiences post-launch through a Live Operations cadence.
  • An effective collaborator; the ability to positively embrace feedback, divergent opinions and pointed questions, iterate on your work and drive for consensus.
  • Excellent analytical, problem resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Great communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively is critical to be successful in this role.
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of online games business requirements, including creating and managing core KPIs and Live Operations.
  • A proven ability to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the viability of different approaches to deliver high quality, profitable experiences on a variety of platforms.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the racing genre competitive landscape on all platforms and a healthy dose of car passion!

Edited by user Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:58:04 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#31 Posted : Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:55:35 PM(UTC)
Job # 416516
Posted 5 Apr 2018
https://careers.microsof...b/416516/Senior-Producer

Senior Producer

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Turn 10 Studios is the maker of the critically acclaimed Forza series of games on PC and across three generations of Xbox consoles. We are constantly developing new experiences for players on the foundation of our world class ForzaTech engine, content tooling and services backend. We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Producer to join our team and own defining and driving the next set of investments for ForzaTech!

The perfect candidate has a strong track record of results running engineering programs, coordinating cross teams and communicating delivery. This person will be the source of truth for a long-term tech roadmap and plan that will span across our franchise. Success includes an ability to direct engineering teams and be an advocate for the customer experience. There is ambiguity to be clarified and it will take good organization skills to keep the goals on track and consistent across game teams that are focused on shipping. This person will also be willing to be in the details for specific program goals while sequencing work to hit agreed milestones. Alongside the day-day production work, there is an expectation that this role will build long-term relationships with the platform teams we depend on, as well as our peer studios.

Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain the strategy, vision, scope and schedule for a shared Technology roadmap.
  • Facilitate communication across internal Turn 10 teams.
  • Provide regular status to Studio Management, including internal reviews with MS Studios partners.
  • Work with Turn 10 leads, external leads and producers to update and maintain project schedule.
  • Build a plan for integration and checkpoints to ensure code consistency.
  • Coordinate and lead efforts across a large “virtual” cross-functional team including engineering teams across multiple titles and distributed content teams.
  • Work with developers to manage day-to-day production issues: identify and remove roadblocks that prevent the team from performing to their highest potential.
  • Be an active member of the Turn 10 production team, helping to define and drive new processes, production initiatives and businesses.


Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7+ years program management experience.
  • Demonstrated passion for gaming culture – tell us how gaming manifests itself in your life.
  • Previous experience with game release, production or program management.
  • Specific experience with game engine, services and/or build pipelines is a huge plus.
  • Demonstrated data driven decision making.
  • Strong desire to innovate, grow, and learn new industry trends.
  • Highly effective communication skills (written and verbal) and proven ability to work across multiple disciplines and teams to achieve great results.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to negotiate compromises, consolidate and integrate a wide range of inputs.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required (roughly twice yearly).
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#32 Posted : Sunday, April 8, 2018 5:04:14 PM(UTC)
Job # 416931
Posted 5 Apr 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/416931/Senior-Producer

Senior Producer

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We’re looking for a Senior Production Leader to be responsible for all operational aspects of the Forza Motorsport development team. The role will evolve our current processes and establish new frameworks to ensure we continue to deliver entertaining customer experiences on time and under budget. The position is directly accountable for capacity planning, resource management, and risk mitigation across the Motorsport franchise. The role reports to the Executive Producer.

Responsibilities
  • All operational aspects of game development, including the development framework, capacity planning and reporting, and risk management.
  • Create new processes and evolve existing processes to increase agility and predictability.
  • Drive clarity into the team based on the studio strategy and priorities, ensuring the team is focused on the most impactful work.
  • Create and report key project KPI’s to ensure features are delivered on time and at quality.
  • Regular communication to the team and key stakeholders to provide project status.
  • Work with studio leadership to ensure the team is optimally organized to create great customer experiences.
  • Promote a healthy environment that attracts the best talent in the world and allows them to do their best work.


Qualifications
  • 7+ years of leadership experience with the ability to work across all game development functions – art, audio, business, design, engineering, production and test.
  • Deep and proven knowledge of project management methodologies, preferably with professional certifications such as PMP or CSM.
  • World class, versatile and adaptable communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to work well with executives, creatives, engineers and business managers alike.
  • A natural collaborative approach, a real passion for bringing cross-team and cross-discipline team members together, building trust and consensus, and strengthening teams.
  • Experience managing a game as a service with Agile principles and practices.
  • Strong analytical mind and a passion for data, analysis and process improvement.
  • Capable of balancing a project’s requirements within budget and staff limitations while ensuring high production values are never compromised.
  • A customer mindset with a passion for making the best racing games in the world.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#33 Posted : Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:53:02 AM(UTC)
Job #424373
Posted 20 Apr 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/424373/Business-Operations-Associate

Business Operations Associate

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the Forza Motorsport franchise, and a division of Microsoft Studios, is looking for a Business Operations Associate to join the team.

The Business Operations Associate will provide functional support across our growing game studio. This includes the continuation of improving and evolving the current operational processes across Turn 10 Studios by implementing best practices used across Xbox and Microsoft. This role will work in partnership with the Director of Operations and close collaboration with other functions to execute needed actions. The team will look to you to not only drive special projects, but continually implement best practices that improve our overall studio efficiencies.

This exciting role requires collaboration, tools and systems skills, superior organizational skills, great attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and strength in navigation of multiple priorities. Respect, integrity and discretion in handling confidential information, and a high degree of professionalism in dealing with leadership is important. The successful candidate will possess the ability to complete work quickly with little to no guidance, react with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround, and take effective action without always having the total picture. You play a key role in the business cycle to ensure high accuracy of data is maintained in support of operational excellence. The role is also responsible for ensuring all operational activities are completed on time and to ensure data quality/accuracy in the Microsoft tools and systems.

Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work independently and professionally at all levels of the organization. He/she must work successfully in a team environment, build effective working relationships inside and outside the group, and accommodate working styles and perspectives of diverse individuals. You must have demonstrated experience as a self-started and self-manager.

Responsibilities

  • Business Process Excellence: the ability to recognize opportunities to implement reliable standardize processes and systems to solve business problems, consistently applying process improvement methodologies
  • Execute space planning requests, space data accuracy, and strategize management for continuously evolving teams
  • Advance our internal recruiting efforts by adding efficiencies and support to Hiring Managers
  • Identify and recommend continuous improvements to studio operational processes; assisting with special projects as assigned
  • Use critical thinking in understanding what the team needs to succeed, even if it isn’t initially clearly defined
  • Approach things with a growth mindset – genuine desire and motivation to learn and develop yourself
  • Judgment in dealing with confidential and sensitive information and ensuring accurate and timely distribution of information
  • Excellent self-assessment to identify when other resources are needed; ability engage and collaborate effectively with others to resolve complex problems
  • Able to thrive in high pressure situations, maintaining calm and composure
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to resolve conflict and exercise sound business judgment
  • Excellent planning & time management skills, ability to succeed in direct accountability and influence structures
  • Ongoing management and verification of current team data in Microsoft tools including, Headtrax, MS Space, MSS, IDWEB, OneNote, and Sharepoint


Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have a strong skill profile exhibiting high attention to detail, initiative, flexibility, professionalism, creative problem solving and decision making, and time management abilities.
  • Ability to balance delivery of on-going priorities with unanticipated, time sensitive tasks is a priority.
  • Demonstrated agility and ability to change direction in response to a fluctuating work environment with a resilient “can-do” attitude.
  • Acts independently to achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding project and time management skills and the ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects at once.
  • Exercises sound judgment, tact, diplomacy, integrity and professionalism in all transactions.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft internal tools such as HeadTrax, iCIMS, MSS, MSSpace, MSTravel, MSExpense2, IDWeb, and MyOrder preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Minimum 5 years of operational and/or project management experience in a fast-paced environment.



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Edited by user Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:16:08 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#34 Posted : Friday, May 4, 2018 3:32:20 PM(UTC)
Job #430420
Posted 3 May 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/430420/Business-Administrator

Business Administrator

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of Forza Motorsport and a division of Gaming Studios, has an immediate opening for an experienced and highly motivated Business Administrator reporting to the General Manager and managing administrative responsibilities across the studio.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated work experience supporting a 175+ person team, working efficiently in a fast paced environment, strong planning, organizational and time management skills, flexibility, ability to work independently with little direction, be comfortable operating with ambiguity, multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, changing direction in rapid response to a fluctuating work environment and prioritize among multiple projects with a dynamically changing workload. You must have strong planning and organizational skills and experience working with financials and budgeting. Additionally you will need to build effective working relationships across all Studios and the larger Gaming organization through collaborating with different work styles and perspectives of diverse individuals. The primary function of this role (80%) will be all-studio general administrative support; with secondary support (20%) calendar and travel support for the General Manager and the studio leadership team.

Responsibilities
Complex calendar management resulting in the manager staying focused on business priorities, working efficiently and ensuring he is fully prepared and on-time for appointments.
Understanding the manager's priorities to request, accept, reschedule and decline meetings as appropriate. Includes outstanding communication to teams.
Headcount management and tracking in multiple internal systems.
Meeting and event coordination: planning and setup for general meetings, off-sites, morale events and large all-hands meetings.
Manage space coordination, new employee setup, and procurement of goods and services including computer equipment, office supplies, reference materials and facility requests.
Planning & coordinating domestic and international trips end-to-end including the proactive anticipation of any and all logistics and itineraries, as well as the reconciling and submission (and interim approver) of expense reports.
Must be available to respond to critical requests and emails outside of core work hours.
Ensure compliance of company's operational policies.
New hire setup and onboarding activities.
Procure goods and services, including computer equipment, office supplies, facilities requests.
Help manage space planning and data accuracy in related tools.
Build and maintain good business relationships with executive level and counterpart administrative staff both internally and externally.
Budget tracking and reporting.
Work as a strong admin to manage the needs of the overall organization.
Provide excellent customer service and maintain a friendly work environment for the studio.


Qualifications
4+ years’ work experience as an administrative assistant/business support role
Prior calendar management, including coordinating meetings across time zones and multiple executive schedules.
Strong communication, verbal and written, and interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy, integrity and professionalism.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritization among multiple projects.
Must achieve results with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Proven track record of accountability and reliability.
Ability to make timely decisions and exercise sound judgment with appropriate urgency in situations that require a quick response and/or turnaround.
Maintain utmost confidentiality with sensitive and personal information.
Demonstrate an understanding of event logistics such as room reservation and set up, audio visual, catering.
Able to work well under pressure and within short time constraints; prioritize work and complete projects on time.
Proficiency with Microsoft productivity software including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Skype, OneNote, and Excel, as well as knowledge in internal applications including, HeadTrax, MSExpense2, IDWeb, iCIMS, MyOrder MSSpace, MSS, and internal travel tools.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#35 Posted : Friday, May 11, 2018 1:51:13 PM(UTC)
Job # 397574
Posted 7 May 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/397574/Principal-Software-Eng-Lead

Principal Software Eng Lead

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Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, creator of the highly-acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, is looking for an experienced lead developer to help build our next generation of titles across multiple platforms. The ideal candidate would be someone that has a wide variety of skills and experience in games development, and a proven track record of leading engineering team(s) to ship high quality titles on schedule. Excellent technical, communication, and leadership skills are critical. You must be able to work equally well with our development, design, production, and test teams.

Responsibilities
  • The ideal candidate would be someone that has a wide variety of skills and experience in games development.
  • A proven track record of leading engineering team(s) to ship high quality titles on schedule.
  • Articulate a vision and establish clear objectives for new, often ambiguous, key experience or technology strategic initiatives that continue to grow the business of the Forza games and overall franchise.
  • Manage and work in an existing code base.
  • Profiling and optimizing C++ code.
  • Ability to work well with our development, design, production, and test teams.


Qualifications
  • 8+ years of experience writing C++ code
  • 3+ years of experience leading a team of engineers
  • Shipped 4+ game titles on console or PC
  • Must have broad experience developing game client features: UI, Gameplay, Multiplayer, and/or GraphicsMust have experience working successfully in a large team environment across multiple teams and disciplines

Preferred:
  • Experience shipping on Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PC
  • Experience managing technical budgets on a large scale project (e.g. memory, performance, disc, load times, stability)
  • Experience managing engineering schedules
  • Experience profiling and optimizing C++ code
  • Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective engineering schedules.
  • Strong 3D & math programming
  • Knowledge and passion for games, cars, and motorsport & racing


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#36 Posted : Friday, June 1, 2018 3:15:46 PM(UTC)
Job # 444141
Posted 1 June 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/444141/UI-Lead-Artist

UI Lead Artist

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a UI Lead Artist to join our studio. This role involves leveraging game design knowledge and artistic ability to design appealing and holistic solutions to UI/UX problems. . It will also require a strong background in the technical aspects of the craft in order to best inform and drive towards the best workflow experience possible.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include: scheduling the team, reviewing work for quality, advising on toolsets and pipelines, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, and resolving issues.

  • Ability to create and execute high quality UI art assets consistent with the visual style laid out by the Presentation Director
  • Work with our tech art and tools team to identify areas to develop in our authoring tools and pipeline environment
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user and process flows, and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Work closely with the art team to integrate UI art assets into the game using our proprietary engine
  • Document and disseminate procedures and style guides to the other UI artists and engineers
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Maintains a clear and consistent schedule in conjunction with the Project manager and Presentation Director
  • Mentor junior artists in both artistic and technical techniques


Qualifications
  • BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or similar
  • 5+ years Senior UI Artist role or similar for published AAA titles
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Up to date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Experience with Interactive design/UX (mobile/web/flash)
  • Experience with animation/motion graphics
  • Strong understanding of graphic design (layout/composition, typography, iconography, and copywriting)
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design and wire framing tools


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


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#37 Posted : Friday, June 8, 2018 2:51:48 PM(UTC)
Job # 447869
Posted 7 June 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/447869/Executive-Producer

Executive Producer

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At Turn 10 Studios, our vision is to continue to grow Forza into the top automotive entertainment brand in the world. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and inspiring Executive Producer to join our diverse team and play a key role leading new strategic initiatives across the Forza franchise.

Responsibilities
  • Articulate a vision and establish clear objectives for new, often ambiguous, key experience or technology strategic initiatives that continue to grow the business of the Forza games and overall franchise.
  • Build consensus with a variety of stakeholders including the Studio Leadership Team, peer Executive Producers, product teams and partner teams across Turn 10, Xbox and Microsoft more broadly.
  • Quickly become the de-facto expert, preparing case studies, learning from best practices and getting up to speed rapidly on emerging opportunities ranging from e-sports to broadcast, geo expansion, live operations or anything else.
  • Collaborate closely with all Turn 10 teams to ensure visibility, cohesion and alignment across the franchise as it relates to new strategic initiatives.
  • Map out execution plans to capitalize on emerging opportunities and, as applicable, build and/or lead teams to execute those plans.
  • Facilitate clear, concise, consistent and pro-active communication amongst all stakeholders, whether internal to Turn 10 Studios, within Xbox and Microsoft or with external partners.
  • Be an active contributor to the Turn 10 extended leadership and production teams. Bring a fresh perspective, new ideas and a positive attitude to the studio every day.


Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
  • 8 + years experiences in gaming or entertainment industry.
  • Bachelor degree or 4+ years of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 + years of leadership experience, ideally but not necessarily in the games or entertainment industry.
  • World class, versatile and adaptable communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to work well with executives, creatives, engineers and business managers alike.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills, specifically to handle complex, ambiguous and layered problem sets.
  • Phenomenal organization skills, attention to details and infallible follow through.
  • A natural collaborative approach, a real passion for bringing cross-team and cross-discipline team members together, building trust and consensus, and strengthening teams.
  • Business savviness, expert understanding and hands on experience with a variety of business models, strategies and approaches, spawning traditional retail, digital, subscription based, advertising, games as services and/or others.
  • A passion for games, for listening to and nurturing our global community of players and enthusiasm about the ever-evolving landscape of the global games industry.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#38 Posted : Friday, July 13, 2018 2:32:01 PM(UTC)
Job #454987
Posted 11 July 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/454987/Software-Engineer-II

Software Engineer II

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Do you have years of experience tuning and polishing game engines? Do you weep at the sight of a bit of popping geometry when you round a corner in a game? The team that created the critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise is looking to add a graphics engineer to the talented systems team. In this role you will be able to leverage your experience with rendering, high performance streaming and visibility to give our racers the flawless visual experience they crave. All while providing an efficient and creativity enabling experience for our content teams. Come join our team at this exciting time as we push the graphical limits of Microsoft gaming platforms.

Responsibilities
Researching and implementing the latest graphics techniques.
Optimizing CPU and GPU code to hit our rigorous performance targets.
Collaborating with our talented art team to improve our visual quality.
Implementing and streamlining workflows to improve art productivity.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
4+ years of experience with C++.
A strong 3D math background.
3+ years of experience with graphics technologies such as D3D or OpenGL.
Experience with multiple lighting models, dynamic lights and shadowing.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with 3D modeling packages such as 3DS Max or Maya.
Experience with low level system programming.
Experience with GPGPU programming.
Experience shipping multiple game titles, preferably console games.
Knowledge and passion for cars/engines/racing.
Experience developing for Xbox One or other console platforms.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#39 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:17:13 PM(UTC)
Job #470047
Posted 17 July 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/470047/Game-Analytics-Lead

Game Analytics Lead

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We are the creators of the Forza racing game franchise – Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon. As a first party studio we work on the leading edge of Microsoft technologies and strive to deliver world-class games to our millions of fans across Xbox and PC.

We are looking for a driven, analytical and humble professional who’s passionate about using data to empower creators and make great games. As the leader of game analytics and BI you’ll analyze data from various sources to glean player motivations and insights. You’ll then partner with designers, developers, and producers to align priorities and identify opportunities to leverage your insights and improve player experiences.

Responsibilities
Organize and analyze game telemetry to inform design direction.
Partner with software engineers to develop applications that empower decision makers.
Develop algorithms and models to solve critical game challenges.
Create reporting framework and dashboards to empower the whole team.
Work closely with our business team and fellow analysts to identify new opportunities to leverage your insights.

Qualifications
Consumer-centric, you live to make great entertainment and want to share your passion for video games.
Love working with data and have a history of working with SQL databases, cloud environments (Azure), and reporting systems like Power BI.
Strong communication and proven ability to communicate complex information to a diverse audience.
Natural problem solver, you’re comfortable driving clarity into ambiguous challenges.
Driven for results, you know the experience matters most and focus on the highest impact questions to improve player experiences.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#40 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:19:00 PM(UTC)
Job #470599
Posted 18 July 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/470599/Senior-Marketing-Manager-Forza-Franchise

Senior Marketing Manager - Forza Franchise

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The highly acclaimed, award winning Forza franchise, which includes the Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon series of games, is the best-selling racing franchise this generation across all console platforms and is also home to one of the largest racing communities in the world. Through premier partnerships across the automotive industry, Forza games feature the world's greatest cars, including "First in Forza" debuts such as the McLaren P1 and Senna, Ferrari La Ferrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini Centenario and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The Forza franchise is developed by Turn 10 Studios, creators of Forza Motorsport, together with UK-based Playground Games, developers of the Forza Horizon series.



Xbox has an amazing opportunity for a world class marketer to join the Forza marketing team and help us continue to shape and grow the franchise. Ideal candidates have experience launching AAA games on console and PC, running performance marketing campaigns, managing a live service, utilizing consumer insights and analytics to influence product features and messaging, and finding new and innovative ways to reach millions of fans.



This position requires a strong mix of leadership and communication skills to land world-class marketing strategies. In this role you will work closely with studio teams to build and manage always-on marketing campaigns, hone product design and feature prioritization, and support cross-team and cross-product campaign executions. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of marketing games with a steady progression of increased responsibility and impact. You not only understand how to develop blockbuster marketing campaigns, but you also embrace new business models, platforms, and devices. You have demonstrated your ability to define clear goals and develop creative, high-impact marketing strategies to achieve those goals, grounded in a deep understanding of the target customers. Most importantly – you have a passion for what you do!



Responsibilities
Creating global franchise marketing plans (market & competitive analysis, customer understanding, positioning/messaging/branding, PR planning, and marketing strategies) that drive awareness & purchase intent for the Forza franchise
Developing and leading always-on performance marketing campaigns in partnership with our studio, agency, and media teams
Analyzing consumer trends and behavior to advise and assist the studio with portfolio development and planning
Defining and managing visual identity for global marketing materials (digital merchandising, branding, advertising creative, product pages)
Building and nurturing strong relationships with multiple studio teams
Managing all marketing aspects of the business plan, including sales forecasting, marketing budgets, KPI’s, localization strategy, launch timing, and lifecycle planning
Represent Microsoft as appropriate at key industry presentations, panels, and executive briefings

Qualifications
5+ years of console or PC video game marketing experience is required
BA/BS degree is required
MBA preferred
Proven experience planning and executing game marketing campaigns across creative development, media planning, CRM, PR, partnerships, and events
2+ years of experience running always-on performance marketing campaigns is required
Proven ability to lead and partner with across studio and creative teams
Strong project management skills with the ability to identify and implement process improvements.
Excellent creative and strategic thinking
This position will require limited travel


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#41 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:49:50 AM(UTC)
Job #475786
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/475786/Technical-Artist

Technical Artist

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Artist to join our studio. This role involves supporting the art team with our production toolset and assisting in development of technical content creation methods to efficiently achieve high quality game content for our cutting edge games. This person is responsible for providing production tools and technical support to Artists in the following areas: shader writing, scripting, particle effects, lighting, rendering, animation, modeling, game content pipeline design and maintenance.

Responsibilities
Troubleshoot and triage artist issues with tools and art creation workflow
Work with Engine, Tools and Pipeline teams to prioritize and develop tools/scripts/plugins to streamline art processes, workflows and pipelines
Author technical art content in a stable and performant manner
Prototype new techniques to facilitate more efficient content production
Strive to maximize art production performance and predictability

Qualifications
BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Art or a related field.
Computer programming/scripting experience.
Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, 3DS Max preferred.
Understanding of 3D graphics principles and procedures.
Experience with next-generation content creation techniques.
Excellent communication skills.
Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#42 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:51:27 AM(UTC)
Job #475789
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...cedural-Technical-Artist

Procedural Technical Artist

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a Procedural Technical Artist to join our studio. This role involves identifying and using procedural content creation methods to efficiently achieve high quality game content for our cutting edge games.

Responsibilities
Assist the environment team with prototyping new techniques for population of environments with pre-authored assets using Houdini or similar software
Work with Tools and Tech Art teams to create procedural rulesets and tools for dynamic placement of assets such as roads, forests, fences, etc.
Identify pipelines for feeding authored assets into our proprietary Forzatech rendering engine
Mentor environment artists in the usage of procedural techniques
Keep performance optimization in mind with procedural assets

Qualifications
BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Art or a related field.
Computer programming/scripting experience.
Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, Houdini preferred.
Understanding of 3D graphics principles and procedures
.Experience with next-generation content creation techniques.
Excellent communication skills.
Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#43 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:53:49 AM(UTC)
Job #475788
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...475788/Cinematics-Artist

Cinematics Artist

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Turn 10 Studios, the makers of Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon, is looking for a talented Cinematics Artist to join our team. Come play a key role in our award-winning studio and contribute to one of the most highly anticipated titles in the industry.

We are looking for a Cinematic Presentation Artist, a virtual cinematographer, to help us convey the emotional beauty inherent in cars and car culture. Work with the team to direct in-game cinematics that showcase the award winning visual graphics and competitive spirit of Forza. The work takes place in both traditional 3d tools and propriety game systems.

Responsibilities
Broad working knowledge of visual storytelling, including staging, camera work, pacing, editing, lighting, sound, acting and animation basics
Utilizing our in-house tools: create a scene with exceptional pace, light, camera work, and dynamic performance
Work with directors, leads, and animators to completely understand the needs of a scene
Work with the Cinematics Lead to design and create cinematics that are a cohesive part of the overall game experience.
Work with programmers, designers and testers to ensure quality.

Qualifications
BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or similar
2+ years in cinematics artist position or similar for published AAA titles.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience and demonstrable skills in cinematography, directing, and editing
Experience with Adobe suite

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with 3D packages such as 3DS Max or Maya
Experience with character animation, sound design, lighting, or tool work
Experience with previs and layout
Experience with 3d game engines
Being a car enthusiast


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#44 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:55:31 AM(UTC)
Job #475791
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsof.../Presentation-Audio-Lead

Presentation Audio Lead

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport games, is looking for a Presentation Audio Lead to join the Audio Team.

As the Presentation Audio Lead, you will use your audio expertise to identify opportunities for sound across the project and provide insight into how audio can be best utilized during development. The ideal candidate should be a strong communicator and seasoned collaborator, often working closely with Designers, Artists, and Engineers to deliver class-leading experiences to our players

Responsibilities
Audio owner for User Experience, Cinematic Presentation, Voiceover, and Accessibility
Identify opportunities for audio contributions and innovations across the wider project
Collaborate with team and discipline leaders on features, presentation concepts, prototypes, and final deliverables

Qualifications
5+ years of experience building audio for games
Minimum 1 AAA title in a senior audio role
Expert-level understanding of game audio production processes and pipelines
Comprehensive understanding of audio signal flow principles and audio best practices
Have an ear for quality and strong audio aesthetic sensibilities
Possesses strong communication skills and is comfortable collaborating across multiple disciplines
Proficiency with non-linear audio editing tools (Nuendo, Pro Tools, Reaper, etc)
Demonstrate a high skill level in Sound Design for interactive and/or linear media

Preferred Experience:
Audio Lead experience
Proficiency with FMOD Studio
VO production
Audio mixing for multichannel formats
Experience working with external teams

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#45 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:58:59 AM(UTC)
Job #475685
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...ing-Lead-Turn-10-Studios

Senior Software Engineering Lead -Turn 10 Studios

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Games. Xbox. Big data. AI/ML. Turn 10 Studios, makers of the award winning, billion-dollar Forza franchise, is searching for a lead engineer to own data services and analytics development. You would be joining a small team of awesome people that move fast, innovate daily, and have fun (we make games!).

Analytics is a crucial part of the business at Turn 10. Understanding user motivations and behaviors enables the team to build fun, engaging racing experiences on PC and Xbox. The gaming industry is evolving to a GaaS model (Games as a Service) where the most successful studios will learn continuously from data and respond rapidly to customer's needs. This is our challenge. As the leader of the data services and analytics team you would be at the center of the action.

Responsibilities
Evolve big data pipelines to streamline data collection (measure things) and democratize the consumption of data (generate information).
Work with business leaders and game designers to answer the key questions that enable the team to drive franchise growth and create experiences that thrill customers.
Expand the studios capabilities in AI/ML, building an intelligent cloud for Forza.

Qualifications
Passion for cars and/or gaming - Our priority is making amazing racing games. The ideal candidate must have a passion for our products and empathy for our customers.
Passion for cloud data technology - Our pipeline uses Azure, SQL, Kusto, and Power BI, but any industry equivalent experience is welcome (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, MongoDB, Redshift, RDS, EMR, Splunk, Elasticsearch, etc…). The ideal candidate has a passion for cloud data service technology and a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
Passion for data insights - Collecting data is the easy part. Helping business leaders and game designers ask the right questions, and answering these questions with a relentless attention to details (accuracy) is where the fun begins. The ideal candidate is a meticulous gatekeeper for data quality, passionate about generating insights from data, and a strong communicator and collaborator.
Passion for AI/ML or an interest to learn - We don't do science projects, but we have an aspiration to build AI/ML capabilities that generate customer value


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.[/i]
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#46 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:02:43 AM(UTC)
Job #475792
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...92/Technical-Art-Manager

Technical Art Manager

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Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza franchise, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Art Manager to join our studio. This role involves helping Turn 10 build up a highly functional art organization, managing a team of technical artists, providing mentoring and career guidance to tech art team.

Responsibilities
Ensure a solid technology foundation, process and positive team dynamics to create a smoothly running technical art production team
Identify strengths and growth opportunities for artists to structure a well-rounded team
Proactively recognize health of team culture and morale, and identify and implement areas for improvement
Mentor technical artists in career development and identify training and project opportunities that match up with individual superpowers
Work with art leadership to identify and investigate new technology and art authoring workflows

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Background in Computer Science, 3D Art/Graphic Design, or similar
5+ years leading or managing a team of artists
Excellent communication skills, especially for providing feedback in a constructive and clear manner
Strong background in collaboration with different functions in game development


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working as a technical artist or technical director role in games or film


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#47 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:07:43 AM(UTC)
Job #473334
Posted 23 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...r-Data-Applied-Scientist

Senior Data & Applied Scientist

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Microsoft Studios makes some of the best AAA games on the planet and the opportunities for a motivated Data Scientist are endless. You will have the chance to work on AI/ML projects that could include petabytes of data and the solutions implemented will change the way we develop games and entertainment services.

We are an agile team within Studios Quality tackling a wide range of problems throughout the game development process. The ideal candidate is someone who can independently research and find creative solutions that have business impact. There is a lot of freedom to choose projects based on areas of interest (Image Classification, NLP, Deep Learning) and experimentation time. A startup mentality allows for rapid prototyping and immediate feedback from our partners and customers.

Studios Quality works on major franchises that include Halo, Forza, Gears of War, Crackdown and Microsoft Casual Suite. We are involved in all phases of development and sustainment efforts.

Responsibilities
Research opportunities and implement Data/ML solutions that improve game quality and enhance the customer experience
Work with game designers, developers, producers, and testers to measure and analyze the customer experience across new and existing game features
Communicate feature and systems health through dashboards based on in-game telemetry and user data

Qualifications
MS or PHD in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or related field
3+ years of experience with Python, R
Experience with machine learning frameworks (CNTK, TensorFlow, Theano)
Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
3+ years of SQL or NoSQL experience
Experience working with Big Data processing tools


Additional Qualifications
Strong visual storytelling skills with Power BI, Excel, Tableau, etc.
Experience with Hive query language and Kusto query language


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Edited by user Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:20:49 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#48 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:09:20 AM(UTC)
Job #476932
Posted 24 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...Animator-Turn-10-Studios

Lead Technical Animator - Turn 10 Studios

Quote:
Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Technical Animator to join our studio. This role involves supporting the art team by creating pipelines and assets to achieve high quality animated game content, especially characters, for our Xbox One games. You will also have experience in the technical aspects of your craft, including complex rigging, skinning, and asset optimization. Responsibilities include: scheduling the team, reviewing work for quality, and carrying out supervisory responsibilities including hiring and training employees.

Responsibilities
Work with the Art team to develop and maintain a high and consistent quality bar on character and animation assets in cinematics and in-game content
Ingest and drive character motion capture from delivery through pipeline and into game
Apply rigging knowledge and animation ability to tweak and update content on assets
Identify efficient character and animation authoring workflows, working with Engine and Tech Art teams
Monitor the impact of in-game animations on performance and work with the team to solve any issues
Maintain a clear and consistent schedule in conjunction with the Project Manager
Mentor junior artists in character and animation techniques

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:


BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or similar
5+ years in technical animator position or similar for published AAA titles.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
In-depth industry knowledge of current generation character and animation pipelines including motion capture
Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, 3D Studio Max or Maya, and MotionBuilder preferred.
Experience with character setup, rigging, skin weighting, and blend shapes
Good sense of physics, realistic movement, and animation principles
Strong understanding of human anatomy and its proportions.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with ZBrush or MudBox for character creation
Experience working with outsourcing studios
Experience with Granny 3D animation system


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#49 Posted : Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:12:17 AM(UTC)
Job #478135
Posted 26 July 2018
https://careers.microsof...ecialist-Turn-10-Studios

Licensing Specialist -Turn 10 Studios

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Turn 10 Studios, creators of the hit Forza Motorsport franchise, and a division of Microsoft Studios, is looking for an experienced Licensing Specialist to drive and close deals in the studio’s licensing portfolio, and to drive other assigned licensing projects & deal negotiations.

We’re looking for a seasoned individual with a combination of skills and experience across the multiple areas of responsibility for this exciting role. Those areas of responsibility include closing licensing deals for IP assets related to game titles and other Forza franchise projects & products as well as project management on internal licensing projects. The successful candidate will have a critical mass of experience and skills in these areas.

Accountabilities for the successful candidate will include coordination across multiple individuals and/or team disciplines such as content, design, marketing, business development, legal, finance and studio management as well as external partners & licensors. You’ll work with key external licensors to ensure their intellectual property is accurately represented in Forza games. Success for this role includes a disciplined and predictable approach to licensing execution that supports the timely launch of Forza titles, products and services and the incumbent schedules and dependencies.

Responsibilities
Gather new game features and IP wish list from content and design teams
Assess and communicate risk of license-ability of IP
Drive negotiation and execution of licensing agreements in a timely manner to support launch of Turn 10 products
Drive licensing relationships with key OEMs
Assess legal and financial agreement terms from a licensing standpoint
Manage internal compliance of contractual terms and requirements
Collaboration with Turn 10 individual project leads to ensure alignment
Collaboration with other internal Microsoft teams, including Finance Operations, Accounts Payable, etc.
Compile licensing program timelines, calendars, and weekly reports to keep the team updated on contract status and varying phases of execution of programs and projects
Facilitate collaborative and effective communication between team members across the studio
Develop process efficiencies & documentation
Identify risks and drive the team towards successful resolution before risks turn to roadblocks

Qualifications
A minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience, either in Consumer, Gaming or Automotive industry
2 years’ experience with license, franchise and/or royalty agreements and licensed content
Familiarity or a certain level of experience with the practice or methodology of scrum
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a highly matrixed environment with production teams to make the right product decisions, minimizing costs while delivering quality products on-time and on-budget
Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective production schedule sufficient to manage multiple agreement negotiations taking place simultaneously on different timelines
Experience using, developing or evolving tools to track and manage deals; CRM experience would be ideal
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance while being a team player
Experience influencing positive outcomes without direct authority
Expert project management and time management skills, including excellent attention to detail
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and be a master at conflict resolution
Passion and energy
Preference for candidates who have experience working, internationally, whether in-person or by phone or email on US-based programs. This will include being available outside of normal work hours to accommodate international partners, and sensitivity around cultural differences


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Community Manager | ManteoMax.com Forza spreadsheets
Rank: Forza Staff
#50 Posted : Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:33:00 PM(UTC)
Job #481389
Posted 31 July 2018
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/481389/Community-Support-at-Turn-10-Studios

Community Support at Turn 10 Studios


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At Turn 10 Studios, our vision is to continue to grow Forza into the top automotive entertainment brand in the world. Our fans are what make this vision possible, and we are focused on delivering high-quality, timely games and updates to our ever-growing community on a continual basis. To deliver on this commitment, we are seeking a talented, attentive, and driven customer-focused individual to join our Community Support team at Turn 10.

This role keeps their fingers on the pulse of the community to detect trends or emerging issues, converts them into actionable investigations, monitors the status in the game team, and communicates the resolution back to our players. Having a great support loop is key to our success.

Additionally, this person is ready to listen to customer praise, issues, and complaints, and is part of the ongoing dialog we have with our players. This dialog helps us develop better products and provides a human touch in our support channel.

Responsibilities
Support our game communities through great customer service.
Identify issues affecting the community and turn the issues into action items for the game team.
Work with the Community Team to develop timely communications about important game updates and fixes.
Build a great relationship with the community through timely support.
Provide insights into community sentiment throughout the lifecycle of released titles.

Qualifications
2+ years working on AAA games.
Direct experience working on supporting a game community.
Clear and precise communication.
Ability to develop a deep understanding of products.
Empathetic, patient, with a positive outlook.
Follows tasks through to resolution.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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