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#1 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:01:31 PM(UTC)
Looking to work for the makers of Forza Motorsport? Curious about the game development industry?

Turn 10 Studios is constantly hiring with positions opening and closing throughout the year.

To see current positions, go to https://careers.microsoft.com and Find a Job (Industry Professionals) and select "Forza" from the Products and Technologies drop down box.

From the link at the bottom of the site:
www.forzamotorsport.net/turn10
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Located in Redmond, Washington, Turn 10 Studios is the creator of the Forza Motorsport franchise.

Turn 10 is a subdivision of Microsoft Studios, established in 2001 as a first-party racing game developer. Turn 10 Studios began working on the original Forza Motorsport to fill the void of simulation racing games on the Xbox console. With an emphasis on driving mechanics and the newest features of Xbox LIVE, the original Forza Motorsport was released in May of 2005 to much critical acclaim and community support.

Building off its success, Turn 10’s team immediately began working on a sequel intended to be released on Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console. Forza Motorsport 2 was released in May of 2007, pushing the boundaries of User Generated Content (UGC) with a robust livery editor and online Auction House, giving casual players new options for expressing their creativity on and off the track. With new online tools, the Forza community thrived as painters, tuners, seller, and racers shared their creations via Forzamotorsport.net.

In late 2007, Turn 10 Studios began an intense development process for the next Forza installment. Our most ambitious project to date, Forza Motorsport 3 boasted enhanced graphics, driving physics, and UGC. Turn 10 released the game in October 2009 to critical and commercial success.

Released in October of 2011, Forza Motorsport 4 brought even more excitement to the franchise with Kinect integration, including the stunning Autovista experience. With hundreds of cars rendered in stunning detail, and new tracks to hone skills on, Forza Motorsport 4 was another resounding success for Turn 10 Studios.

With Forza Horizon, the Forza universe expanded to the open road. Action racing put the player in an open world that demands driving skill and rewards driving style. With lots to explore and a cutting-edge soundtrack to compliment the scenery, Horizon was an evolution of the authentic Forza experience.

In 2013, Turn 10 released Forza Motorsport 5, the first Forza Motorsport game to appear on the newest Xbox console, Xbox One. Featuring astonishing graphics and cutting-edge features like cloud-powered Drivatar opponents, Forza Motorsport 5 is a landmark racing game that defined the next generation of consoles and continues to appeal to Xbox fans across the world.

Forza Horizon 2 was released in 2014, featuring the wide-open spaces of Southern Europe to explore in hundreds of realistic, real-world cars. With a full day-night cycle and dramatic weather effects, Forza Horizon 2 was hailed by fans and critics alike for its beautiful visuals and emphasis on pure fun. In March 2015, Turn 10 released Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion for Forza Horizon 2, inspired by the Fast & Furious film series and featuring many of the cars from Universal’s blockbuster action film, Furious 7.

Turn 10 Studios has always been dedicated to pushing this franchise to new heights while delivering truly incredible experiences for car enthusiasts of all types. We would like to thank our community and fans, new and old, for their support in helping us achieve our goals.

Thank you for playing from all of us here at Turn 10!



For an example of Turn 10 positions, see the Forza Motorsport 5 credits:
https://www.microsoft.com/games/mgsgamecatalog/FM5credits.aspx

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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:03:08 PM(UTC)
Job # 1026220
Posted: 23 Mar 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Lighting Supervisor - Turn 10 Studios

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Lighting Supervisor - Turn 10 Studios
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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:05:28 PM(UTC)
Job # 1050363
Posted: 31 May 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Franchise Manager - Turn 10 Studios

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Franchise Manager
- Manage Forza franchise businesses
- Be the primary advocate for the Forza business segments that you manage
- Drive business to agreed financial, customer acquisition, engagement, and/or MAU targets
- Regularly analyze revenue and established KPIs, develop forecasts, targets and additional KPIs as appropriate, and drive strategies for reaching objectives
- Partner with internal and external marketing, and community management teams to deliver business results
- Identify and develop business opportunities that contribute to key business initiatives and franchise growth
- Own revenue & profitability targets and be accountable for results
- Drive Reviews and ROB (Rhythm of Business) for assigned franchise businesses
- Drive quarterly business reviews and updates to Turn10 management
- Analyze key performance indicators and communicate insights to the broader team to inform decisions
- Develop and maintain Roadmap for assigned business
- Build financial models to guide decision making on business structure, strategy, pricing, revenue, and strategy
- Interact with production resources to develop roadmap to support business’s needs and growth while balancing production impact
- Identify and evaluate new opportunities, align with business objectives and drive profitable growth
- A franchise business is an identifiable, and materially important, slice of Turn10’s business. Examples would cut across verticals and product lines, and include:
- Console PDLC (Paid Downloadable Content)
- Console Title Sustain (Keeping players engaging with Forza long after purchase)
- China (and other geographic regions that represent growth opportunities)
- Forza Merchandise & Hardware
- PC Bundling
- Forza Racing Championship (Esports)
- Promotions Roadmap (Windows Store Discounting Biz)
- Demographic & Audience Segment Study - 5 years
- Localization
- SKU Planning (Bundles and upsells)

Qualifications:
- Undergraduate Degree required, Masters Degree a plus
- Minimum of 7 years in a business development or brand management leadership role
- 5+ years of hands-on experience working on a substantial franchise with a presence on multiple platforms, in consumer products and/or services, and in several forms of media.


Other required skills:
- Brand Management experience in a video game company and/or a consumer package goods company a plus
- High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to analyze/diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate insights and recommendations, and motivate the broader organization to action with limited guidance
- Data-driven: experience analyzing data and comfortable with ambiguity.
- Strong planning & analytics skills, and attention to detail
- Passion for technology and video games: you understand the video game industry, consumer products, and technology.
- Worked with product / software engineering teams to deliver quality products on time
- Have shipped multiple AAA games, have shipped at least one of those in the Exec Producer role
- Process excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in international markets
- Effective collaborations skills, including the ability to positively embrace feedback, divergent opinions and drive for consensus.
- Great communication skills including an observable capacity for Empathy; the ability to communicate effectively with anyone from a variety of perspectives is critical to this role.
- Familiarity with a variety of gaming and other entertainment platforms and business models.
- Familiarity with the Racing genre landscape on all gaming platforms, and a healthy dose of car passion would be helpful
- Experience with licensed content

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.


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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:06:58 PM(UTC)
Job # 1059615
Posted: 26 July 2017 (removed by November)
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Art Outsourcing Lead - Turn 10 Studios

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Art Outsourcing Lead - Turn 10 Studios
Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the Forza Motorsport franchise and a division of Microsoft Game Studios, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Art Outsourcing Lead.

The successful candidate possesses 5 years of experience in a similar Outsourcing role, excellent communication skills, and can manage cross-disciplinary teams.

The Outsourcing Lead will serve as the main point of contact for the external partner and must coordinate cross-functional internal resources, third party/vendors and involve all relevant stakeholders to successfully execute the program. The candidate will work directly with Art Directors, Art Leads and Producers to drive the external content creation of environments, vehicles, characters and other relevant assets. The candidate is responsible and accountable for strategy, execution and management of all outsourcing and contracting activities with our Business Team to manage SOWs, contracts, tests. Candidates must be willing to travel up to 20%.


Responsibilities:
• At a project level, help to plan and maintain the distributed development production plan, including resource management
• As the primary partner contact, manage partner relations and provide production troubleshooting for both partner and client teams.
• At the studio level, contribute to our overall distributed development strategy, organize Vendor tests and overall roadmap.
• Identifies trends and opportunities to significantly increase resourcing scalability, reduced production bottlenecks and dependencies.
• Perform risk management analyses to minimize/mitigate project risks using appropriate tools and techniques
• Lead contract negotiations for the Studio to assure contract terms and conditions are clearly defined, understood, and acceptable.


Minimum Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience in outsourcing management in an entertainment industry (experience in the games industry preferred)


Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
• Applicants experienced in software tracking tools and managing the progress of multiple projects
• Applicants with strong communication skills
• Staffing, Planning, People Management, Managing Profitability, Promoting Process Improvement, Financial Planning and Strategy, Strategic Planning, Dealing with Complexity, Analyzing Information, 3D Art Authoring Tools and Pipeline Knowledge and Experience


Other Knowledge and Skills:
• Demonstrated ability to decompose complex problems into actionable elements
• Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
• Art Software experience *Bonus if candidate understands 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop Etc Art and Software tracking tools - Shotgun, TFS, Jira, ConceptShare
• Ability to travel 20% of the time Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent customer facing and internal communication skills.
• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
• Excellent people skills; a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results

About Turn 10 Studios Turn 10 is a team of talented, motivated and passionate industry professionals from all points around the globe. Located in Redmond, WA, USA, the team is committed to delivering industry and genre leading experiences to the Forza community. Come join us!

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, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:08:25 PM(UTC)
Job # 1074047
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 (removed by November)
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Software Engineer - Turn 10 Studios

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Software Engineer - Turn 10 Studios
Are you a current or aspiring Software Engineer who loves gaming? Are you passionate about delivering high-scale engineering systems and services to help artists, designers, and engineers be more productive? Do you want to work in a AAA game studio and be on the cutting edge of 4K gaming on Xbox and PC? Then polish your resume and send it in quick because this job won’t last long!

Turn 10 Studios, makers of the critically acclaimed Forza series (Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizons 3), is looking for a talented, self-motivated, software developer who is passionate about delivering high impact engineering systems and services that enable 400+ people worldwide to make the best 4K motorsports titles on Xbox and PC. We build highly scalable, business critical, distributed engineering systems and services that process terabytes of game content and code using hundreds of compute cores and GPUs to make games people love.

Turn 10 Studios is in a brand new, purpose built studio in Redmond Town Center, where we are part of a thriving gaming community with 343 Industries and Minecraft. If you’re ready to innovate, collaborate, and be a part of a studio that is passionate about delighting new and existing fans then apply today!


Basic Qualifications:
• 2+ years of delivering commercial software
• Bachelor’s Degree

Must-Haves:
• Mastery of delivering C++/C# and services
• Mastery of build and source control systems
• Commitment to quality and customer experiences
• A passion for gaming

Strong Pluses:
• Experience with build system components such as: MS compiler/linker, MSBuild, Incredibuild, Team City, VSTS, Perforce or Arxan software suites
• Experience with batch and PowerShell scripting languages
• An understanding of 3D graphics and game content creation tools (e.g. 3ds Max)
• Experience with Azure


Forza Motorsports 7
https://youtu.be/QITXLdS3eW0


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:10:38 PM(UTC)
Job # 1073757
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 (removed by November)
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Senior Design Director - Turn 10 Studios

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Senior Design Director - Turn 10 Studios
Turn 10 Studios, creators of the award-winning Forza franchise, are looking for the right person to join our high-caliber team. At Turn 10 we make genre-leading racing games for Xbox and Windows, known for consistent innovation, authenticity and quality. Our vision is to grow Forza into the world’s leading brand for automotive entertainment. Come play a key role on our team and help us achieve this ambitious goal.

As the Design Director, you will guide our efforts to retain and diversify our passionate community of gamers and car fans through the Forza Motorsport franchise. Working closely with the Creative director and development team, you will design features and expand franchise reach.

To be successful in this role, you will need to combine a customer focus, acute analytical and leadership skills in order to solve ambiguous problems and target new markets.

Key Responsibilities:
•Set clear creative goals and deliverables with development team to ensure a cohesive experience across the game
•Anticipate threats/hurdles to vision, quality, and innovation and work effectively with team leads and development team to mitigate
•Prioritize and message content updates with internal and external teams
Capture and prioritize sustain features aimed and MAU and E-sport
•Work collaboratively with other teams within the Forza franchise including E-sports and community to align key goals
•Drive thought models and development direction for emerging markets

Basic Qualifications:
•5+ years’ experience in design as a Creative Director or Lead Designer

Required Skills and Traits:
•5+ years’ experience in design as a Creative Director or Lead Designer
•Minimum of 2 shipped AAA titles with at least one current console generation title.
•Previous experience with console/PC titles with at least one shipped AAA game
•Proven ability to conceptualize, communicate and guide the development of a game’s core pillars and narrative vision across a team
•Demonstrable background in hands-on evaluation and feedback of game mechanics
•Proven track record for delivering both quality and innovation.
•Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
•Experience working with external development partners
•Passion for the gaming industry and an understanding of market trends and styles is a must.
•Experience with cars and automotive culture is a plus.
•Have a proactive work ethic, capable and creative problem solver who is not afraid of big challenges.
•Ability to multitask.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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#7 Posted : Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:12:20 PM(UTC)
Job # 1065282
Posted: 03 Oct 2017 (removed by November)
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Senior Software Engineer

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Senior Software Engineer
Xbox One racing games. Platform-defining server technology. The developer behind the highly acclaimed Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon franchise, Turn 10 Studios, is looking for a rock star Software Design Engineer to help design and build the next great innovations in online and social gaming.

As a First-Party studio, this team works hand-in-hand with the Xbox One platform teams and Microsoft Studios to define gaming experiences across the Microsoft gaming ecosystem on Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio and Windows Store. You will help deliver the next AAA titles from Turn 10 Studios on next generation platforms.

We are constantly evolving our proven services architecture to improve performance, scalability and an expanding feature set supporting our games. We have a highly-skilled, fun, and passionate team of developers. We love what we do, yet we keep a strong work/life balance.

You must be comfortable dealing with ambiguous, challenging problems. Excellent communication skills are vital.

Minimum Requirements:
- At least 5 years of professional software development experience

Other Requirements:
- Bachelor of Science in Math/Computer Science or Equivalent experience
- Excellent knowledge of C++ or C#
- Rock solid understanding of software engineering best practices
- Experience building complex frameworks and infrastructure
- Strong communication and cross-team development skills

Nice to Have:
- Experience developing and calling Web Services (Web API, WCF, or equivalent REST)
- Experience with Azure Services (or AWS/App Engine)
- Passion for games and a drive to create amazing AAA game Experiences
- Experience working with high performance, high throughput distributed systems, and associated parallel algorithms knowledge
- People or technical leadership experience
- Experience with source control systems (Source Depot, Perforce, Git)
- Experience with build, deploy, scripting, lifecycle and release management tools
- Experience with continuous integration build systems (TeamCity, Jenkins, VS Online)
- Experience with SQL
- Game development experience
- Experience with complex systems (animation, graphics, game engine, etc.)


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.




Job # 1074521
Posted: 11 Oct 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Senior Software Engineer

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Turn 10 Studios, creators of the highly successful Forza franchise, is looking for an experienced physics developer to join us at our studios in Redmond, WA. We are looking for a great candidate that can push the envelope of physics in the racing genre. This is a fantastic opportunity for a physics developer – Forza is the perfect game to showcase a great physics engine and features. Excellent technical and communication skills are critical. You must be able to work equally well with the development, design, PM, and test teams.

Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of professional games or professional physics developer experience
• 5+ years professional experience with C++

A qualified candidate should also have the following experience:
• Must have written physics engine or integrated a physics engine into a title on their own
• Must be demonstrable in a product or demo
• Must have very strong math and 3D programming skills
• Must have demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment
• Must be great at writing optimized vector / 3D code

Candidates with the following additional skills will be preferred:
• Experience with car dynamics
• Experience shipping on Xbox or PC
• Experience with professional physics engines
• Knowledge and passion for cars and 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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#8 Posted : Friday, October 20, 2017 2:53:13 PM(UTC)
Job #1075146
Posted 11 Oct 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Software Engineer - Turn 10 Studios

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Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, creator of the highly-acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, is looking for a talented and passionate network developer to help build the next wave of multiplayer experiences. If you have the experience and skill, you can join the team and help us continue building depth and innovation into the online experience.

Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years of game network development experience
• 3+ years of professional C++ development experience

Qualifications:
• Strong design, debugging, and optimization skills
• Experience with sockets and low-level networking systems
• Ability to write and reason about multithreaded, asynchronous systems
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Desire to work in a strongly collaborative development team
• B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications:
• Current Xbox One or PC game development experience through full product release cycle
• Large-scale game/application experience (MMO, P2P distribution systems)
• Experience in low-latency gaming and/or large-scale network sessions
• Experience with Scrum, agile development


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.




Job #1077101
Posted 20 Oct 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Software Engineer - Turn 10 Studios

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Xbox One racing games. Platform-defining server technology. The developer behind the highly acclaimed Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon franchise, Turn 10 Studios, is looking for a rock star Software Design Engineer to help design and build the next great innovations in online and social gaming.

As a First-Party studio, this team works hand-in-hand with the Xbox One platform teams and Microsoft Studios to define gaming experiences across the Microsoft gaming ecosystem on Xbox One, Xbox Scorpio and Windows Store. You will help deliver the next AAA titles from Turn 10 Studios on next generation platforms.

We are constantly evolving our proven services architecture to improve performance, scalability and an expanding feature set supporting our games. We have a highly-skilled, fun, and passionate team of developers. We love what we do, yet we keep a strong work/life balance.

You must be comfortable dealing with ambiguous, challenging problems. Excellent communication skills are vital.

Basic Qualifications:
- At least 2 years of professional software development experience

Other Qualifications
- Excellent knowledge of C++ or C#
- Rock solid understanding of software engineering best practices
- Experience working with complex frameworks and infrastructure
- Strong communication and cross-team development skills

Nice to Have
- Experience developing and calling Web Services (Web API, WCF, or equivalent REST)
- Experience with Azure Services (or AWS/App Engine)
- Passion for games and a drive to create amazing AAA game Experiences
- Experience working with high performance, high throughput distributed systems, and associated parallel algorithms knowledge
- Experience with source control systems (Source Depot, Perforce, Git)
- Experience with build, deploy, scripting, lifecycle and release management tools
- Experience with continuous integration build systems (TeamCity, Jenkins, VS Online)
- Experience with SQL
- Game development experience

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:28:14 PM(UTC)
Any janitor jobs with no previous experience needed? :)
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#10 Posted : Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:36:15 PM(UTC)
Job #1079976
Posted 13 Nov 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Partner Program Manager - 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 a Partner Team Program Manager to help drive our Partner Programs and the team Rhythm of the Business.

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 inbound 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 candidate to join our team, learn our business, and help support our growing footprint with a combination of project & organization skills supported by marketing / business development experience or comparable training & education.

The Partner Program Manager will work with the Lead to manage, organize, plan, support and follow through on team programs and rhythms. This will include driving the rhythm of the business, both team and selected external meetings & events, and maintaining the one source of our team projects, calendar, deliverables, resources needed, and other related items related to the projects at-hand.

The incumbent will interact with game production resources to track items related to partner projects. To support this, candidates should have communication and collaboration skills supporting this responsibility.

The Partner Program Manager may work with key partners & licensors from time to time, and thus must be able to collaborate with those partners to ensure their brands and intellectual property is accurately represented in our games and / or marketing & activation materials.

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 incumbent schedules and dependencies.

Responsibilities:

- Work with other team discipline project leads to ensure alignment
- Compile partner program timelines, calendars, and weekly reports to keep the team updated on status and varying phases of execution of programs and projects
- Keeping on track with Deliverables
- Budget tracking
- Tracking requested resources for Partner projects & initiatives
- Facilitate collaborative and effective communication between team members across the studio
- Develop process efficiencies & documentation
- Identify risks and drive towards successful resolution before risks turn to roadblocks

Basic Qualifications:

- 2+ years of experience in one of these supporting disciplines – partner management, program management, franchise management, or marketing.
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:
- Project management training and / or experience
- Experience with licensed content
- Ability to collaborate in a matrixed environment with various teams to drive projects to conclusion
- Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective schedule
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be a master at conflict resolution
- Passion and energy
- Preference for candidates who can work internationally, whether in-person or by phone or email on programs. This will include being available at various hours to accommodate partners, and taking into account cultural differences
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:30:09 AM(UTC)
Job #1081812
Posted 22 Nov 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Senior Software Engineering Lead - Turn 10 Studios

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Turn 10 Studios, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Forza franchise (Forza Motorsport, Forza Horizon), is looking for a rock star Software Design Engineer to define and develop our tooling for Live Ops.

This person will have to be comfortable managing relationships and feature priorities across many teams within and external to the studio, working with our services team, game team, community team, esports team and external partners to craft and design the interface and workflows critical to the studio’s goals of delivering an ongoing engaging experience for our customers.

As this is a new position within Turn 10, this is an excellent opportunity to grow and set the course for us in this exciting new space.

Candidates must have strong computer science fundamentals, along with an ability to turn complex workflows into simple patterns. Excellent communication skills across disciplines are vital.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor of Science in Math/Computer Science and/or 7+ years of professional software development experience

Qualifications

- Excellent knowledge of C++ or C#, preferably both
- Rock solid understanding of software engineering best practices
- Experience communicating complex designs and coordinating cross-team implementation
- Strong communication and cross-team development skills

Nice to Have

- People or technical leadership experience
- Passion for games and a drive to create amazing AAA game Experiences
- Experience with calling or implementing web services (ASP.NET MVC/Web API)
- Experience with variety of front end development (HTML5, React, XAML/WPF)
- Experience with Content Management Systems
- Experience with displaying business intelligence data
- Experience building complex frameworks and infrastructure
- Experience with source control systems (Source Depot, Perforce, Git)
- Experience with build tools (MSBuild, NAnt, etc.)
- Experience with continuous integration build systems (TeamCity, BuildTracker, Jenkins, etc.)


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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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#12 Posted : Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:31:30 AM(UTC)
Job #1081967
Posted 22 Nov 2017
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Lead Concept Artist

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Lead Concept Artist
Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Concept Artist to join our studio. Develop complex artistic elements that will constitute the artistic representation of ideas, provide inspiration and become references for the artistic direction of the project.

Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the art director to establish the style of the project and be a reference for all elements of art production (Environment, Character, UI etc.)
• Maintain consistent style under the direction of the Art Director and carry out revisions as required
• Set and share best practices, production pipelines and workflows within the group;
• Share knowledge and motivate artists within the team
• Be a reference for the art team in relation to various artistic elements and find solutions to complex issues that arise
• Efficiently communicate and support messages and decisions from management;
• Actively participate in the implementation of more efficient work methods;
• Plan, estimate and prioritize time frames for the completion of tasks and track progress using the designated tracking tools;
• Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders to confirm task direction and ensure consistency of work within the team;
• Produce environment concept art, character concept art, and in-game mock ups, focusing particularly on lighting and post effects;
• Ensure a successful sign off process for own and others work by conducting reviews, critiquing work and providing suitable feedback;
• Effectively communicate complex visual intentions to the wider art team
• Support the Lead Artist and/or Art Director in any related ad hoc tasks.

Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of working with environment and character concept art
• At least 1 years' experience of leading a team

Preferred Qualifications:
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and familiarity with 3D packages and game engines
• Ability to create concepts of environments, characters and props to AAA standard
• At least 2 AAA shipped as a senior Concept Artist
• Advanced understanding of composition and lighting
• BA in Fine Arts (or similar area of study)

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:10:52 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Job #1079976
Posted 13 Nov 2017
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Partner Program Manager - Turn 10 Studios



Job # 1079976
Posted 28 Nov 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Partner Program Manager - 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 a Partner Team Program Manager to help drive our Partner Programs and the team Rhythm of the Business.

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 inbound 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 candidate to join our team, learn our business, and help support our growing footprint with a combination of project & organization skills supported by marketing / business development experience or comparable training & education.

The Partner Program Manager will work with the Lead to manage, organize, plan, support and follow through on team programs and rhythms. This will include driving the rhythm of the business, both team and selected external meetings & events, and maintaining the one source of our team projects, calendar, deliverables, resources needed, and other related items related to the projects at-hand.

The incumbent will interact with game production resources to track items related to partner projects. To support this, candidates should have communication and collaboration skills supporting this responsibility.

The Partner Program Manager may work with key partners & licensors from time to time, and thus must be able to collaborate with those partners to ensure their brands and intellectual property is accurately represented in our games and / or marketing & activation materials.

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 incumbent schedules and dependencies.

Responsibilities:

- Work with other team discipline project leads to ensure alignment
- Compile partner program timelines, calendars, and weekly reports to keep the team updated on status and varying phases of execution of programs and projects
- Keeping on track with Deliverables
- Budget tracking
- Tracking requested resources for Partner projects & initiatives
- Facilitate collaborative and effective communication between team members across the studio
- Develop process efficiencies & documentation
- Identify risks and drive towards successful resolution before risks turn to roadblocks

Basic Qualifications:

- 2+ years of experience in one of these supporting disciplines – partner management, program management, franchise management, or marketing.
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:
- Project management training and / or experience
- Experience with licensed content
- Ability to collaborate in a matrixed environment with various teams to drive projects to conclusion
- Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective schedule
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be a master at conflict resolution
- Passion and energy
- Preference for candidates who can work internationally, whether in-person or by phone or email on programs. This will include being available at various hours to accommodate partners, and taking into account 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:36:21 PM(UTC)
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Job # 1050363
Posted: 31 May 2017
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Franchise Manager - Turn 10 Studios



Job # 1050363
Posted: 28 Nov 2017
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Franchise Manager - Turn 10 Studios

Quote:
Franchise Manager
- Manage Forza franchise businesses
- Be the primary advocate for the Forza business segments that you manage
- Drive business to agreed financial, customer acquisition, engagement, and/or MAU targets
- Regularly analyze revenue and established KPIs, develop forecasts, targets and additional KPIs as appropriate, and drive strategies for reaching objectives
- Partner with internal and external marketing, and community management teams to deliver business results
- Identify and develop business opportunities that contribute to key business initiatives and franchise growth
- Own revenue & profitability targets and be accountable for results
- Drive Reviews and ROB (Rhythm of Business) for assigned franchise businesses
- Drive quarterly business reviews and updates to Turn10 management
- Analyze key performance indicators and communicate insights to the broader team to inform decisions
- Develop and maintain Roadmap for assigned business
- Build financial models to guide decision making on business structure, strategy, pricing, revenue, and strategy
- Interact with production resources to develop roadmap to support business’s needs and growth while balancing production impact
- Identify and evaluate new opportunities, align with business objectives and drive profitable growth
- A franchise business is an identifiable, and materially important, slice of Turn10’s business. Examples would cut across verticals and product lines, and include:
- Console PDLC (Paid Downloadable Content)
- Console Title Sustain (Keeping players engaging with Forza long after purchase)
- China (and other geographic regions that represent growth opportunities)
- Forza Merchandise & Hardware
- PC Bundling
- Forza Racing Championship (Esports)
- Promotions Roadmap (Windows Store Discounting Biz)
- Demographic & Audience Segment Study - 5 years
- Localization
- SKU Planning (Bundles and upsells)

Qualifications:
- Undergraduate Degree required, Masters Degree a plus
- Minimum of 7 years in a business development or brand management leadership role
- 5+ years of hands-on experience working on a substantial franchise with a presence on multiple platforms, in consumer products and/or services, and in several forms of media.


Other required skills:
- Brand Management experience in a video game company and/or a consumer package goods company a plus
- High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to analyze/diagnose complex product and business challenges, formulate insights and recommendations, and motivate the broader organization to action with limited guidance
- Data-driven: experience analyzing data and comfortable with ambiguity.
- Strong planning & analytics skills, and attention to detail
- Passion for technology and video games: you understand the video game industry, consumer products, and technology.
- Worked with product / software engineering teams to deliver quality products on time
- Have shipped multiple AAA games, have shipped at least one of those in the Exec Producer role
- Process excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in international markets
- Effective collaborations skills, including the ability to positively embrace feedback, divergent opinions and drive for consensus.
- Great communication skills including an observable capacity for Empathy; the ability to communicate effectively with anyone from a variety of perspectives is critical to this role.
- Familiarity with a variety of gaming and other entertainment platforms and business models.
- Familiarity with the Racing genre landscape on all gaming platforms, and a healthy dose of car passion would be helpful
- Experience with licensed content

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:01:19 AM(UTC)
Job # 1083749
Posted: 11 Dec 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Shader Technical Artist - Turn10 Studios

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Shader Technical Artist

Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza Motorsport franchise, has an exciting opportunity for a Shader Technical Artist to join our studio. This role involves overseeing the creation and management of shaders and materials to support our enormous library of high quality game content for our cutting edge games.

Job Responsibilities:

• Design and maintain a hierarchical library of shaders and materials for our car and environment content
• Author shaders and maintain stability and performance of material library
• Work with Engine team to identify performance optimization techniques in our shader usage
• Collaborate with Tools team to optimize material creation and assignment efficiency for art team
• Prototype new shading techniques to enable ongoing visual innovation

Basic Qualifications:

• 5+ years of production experience creating real-time quality shaders

Other Qualifications:

• BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Art or a related field
• Proficiency in HLSL and experience with node-based shader authoring systems
• Previous experience debugging shader performance for console and PC AAA titles
• Understanding of 3D graphics math and lighting principles
• 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#16 Posted : Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:03:44 AM(UTC)
Job # 1084362
Posted: 13 Dec 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Release Manager - Turn 10 Studios

Quote:
Release Manager - Turn 10 Studios
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.


Basic 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#17 Posted : Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:05:58 AM(UTC)
Job # 1026220
Posted: 13 Dec 2017
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Lighting Supervisor - Turn 10 Studios

Quote:
Lighting Supervisor - Turn 10 Studios
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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#18 Posted : Friday, January 26, 2018 2:53:43 PM(UTC)
Job # 1088746
Posted 25 Jan 2018
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Executive Producer

Quote:
Executive Producer
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.

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. 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.
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#19 Posted : Friday, March 2, 2018 4:26:17 PM(UTC)
Job # 1107167
Posted 28 Feb 2018
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Licensing Specialist

Quote:
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, 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 signing of licensing agreements in a timely manner to support launch of Forza Motorsport products
- Assess legal and financial agreement terms from a licensing standpoint
- Manage internal compliance of contractual terms and requirements
- Work with other team discipline project leads to ensure alignment
- 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


Preferred Qualifications:

Your unique blend of skills and passion could come from a broad range of disciplines: legal, business development, business operations, marketing, product planning, or project management.

- 5 years of relevant industry experience, either in Consumer Products, Gaming or Automotive industry
- Experience with license 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 approvals taking place simultaneously on different timelines
- Experience using, developing or evolving tools to track and manage deals; CRM experience would be ideal
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be a master at conflict resolution
- Passion and energy
- Preference for candidates who can work, or have experience working, internationally, whether in-person or by phone or email on US-based programs. This will include being available at various hours to accommodate partners

Basic Qualifications:
*2 years Consumer Products, Licensing, Gaming, Entertainment or Automotive industry

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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#20 Posted : Friday, March 2, 2018 4:28:12 PM(UTC)
Job # 1107036
Posted 2 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...&jlang=EN&pp=SS

Principal Software Engineer Lead - Turn10 Studios

Quote:
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.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Math/Computer Science and/or 7+ years of professional software development experience


Preferred Qualifications:
• 8+ years of experience writing C++ code
• 3+ years of experience leading a team of engineers
• Strong 3D & math programming
• 4+ game titles on console or PCE
• Experience developing game client features: UI, Gameplay, Multiplayer, and/or Graphics
• Work successfully in a large team environment across multiple teams and disciplines
• 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)
• Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective engineering schedules
• Experience profiling and optimizing C++ code
• 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 race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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#21 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:48:16 PM(UTC)
Kayla (aka Co Pilot) Joins the Forza Community Team

www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_3_16_18

Quote:
Welcome Kayla!
Finally this week, I’d like to extend a welcome to the newest member of the Forza Community Team. Kayla Goullaud joined us as a Community Ops specialist this week, focused on the day-to-day operations of the team. She’s worked for Xbox in the past and arrives to Turn 10 with a ton of game industry experience and enthusiasm for community. Here’s more from Kayla in her own words:

My name is Kayla, I am a ridiculously passionate gamer, and I am here to share that passion with this community. I am a veteran of anything from MMORPGs like EverQuest, to speedboat racing games like Hydro Thunder, and action/adventure side scrollers. I am legitimately extremely excited to pin my focus on the Forza franchise and make a difference. I am always down for interacting and playing with the community, so find me on Xbox at Gamertag: Co Pilot and let’s do this.
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#22 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:53:46 PM(UTC)
Job # 386041
Posted 20 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...-Software-Engineer-Lead

Senior Software Engineer Lead - Turn10 Studios

Quote:
Turn 10 Studios, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Forza franchise (Forza Motorsport, Forza Horizon), is looking for Software Design Engineer to define and develop our tooling for Live Ops. This person will have to be comfortable managing relationships and feature priorities across many teams within and external to the studio, working with our services team, game team, community team, esports team and external partners to craft and design the interface and workflows critical to the studio’s goals of delivering an ongoing engaging experience for our customers. As this is a new position within Turn 10, this is an excellent opportunity to grow and set the course for us in this exciting new space.

Responsibilities
  • Candidates must have strong computer science fundamentals, along with an ability to turn complex workflows into simple patterns.
  • Excellent communication skills across disciplines are vital.


Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Math/Computer Science and/or 7+ years of professional software development experience


Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent knowledge of C++ or C#, preferably both.
Solid understanding of software engineering best practices
Experience communicating complex designs and coordinating cross-team implementation.
Strong communication and cross-team development skills Nice to Have - People or technical leadership experience.
Passion for games and a drive to create amazing AAA game experiences.

Experience with calling or implementing web services (ASP.NET MVC/Web API.) -Familiarization with variety of front end development (HTML5, React, XAML/WPF) and Content Management Systems.
Experience with displaying business intelligence data.
Experience building complex frameworks and infrastructure.
Knowledge of source control systems (Source Depot, Perforce, Git.)
Experience with build tools (MSBuild, NAnt, etc.)
Knowledge of continuous integration build systems (TeamCity, BuildTracker, Jenkins, etc.)


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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#23 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:55:19 PM(UTC)
Job # 388715
Posted 20 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...8715/Executive-Producer

Executive Producer

Quote:
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.


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#24 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:58:46 PM(UTC)
Job # 390800
Posted 20 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...90800/Software-Engineer

Software Engineer

Quote:
Turn 10 Studios, creators of the highly successful Forza franchise, is looking for an experienced Physics Developer/ Software Engineer to join us at our studios in Redmond, WA. We are looking for a great candidate that can push the envelope of physics in the racing genre. Forza is the perfect game to showcase a great physics engine and features. Excellent technical and communication skills are critical.

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with all Turn 10 teams to ensure visibility, cohesion and alignment across the franchise as it relates to new initiatives.
  • Be an active contributor to the Turn 10 Engineering team.
  • Maintain a physics engine or integrated a physics platform.
  • Write and optimized vector / 3D code.
  • Bring a fresh perspective, new ideas and a positive attitude to the studio every day.


Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of professional games or professional physics developer experience
• 5+ years professional experience with C++


A qualified candidate should also have the following experience:
• Must have written physics engine or integrated a physics engine into a title on their own.
• Must be demonstrable in a product or demo.
• Must have very strong math and 3D programming skills
• Must have demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment.
• Must be great at writing optimized vector / 3D code.
• You must be able to work equally well with the development, design, PM, and test teams.



Preferred skills:
• Experience with car dynamics
• Experience shipping on Xbox or PC
• Experience with professional physics engines
• Knowledge of Havok a plus
• Knowledge and passion for cars and racing Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer


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Rank: Moderator
#25 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:00:33 PM(UTC)
Job # 397574
Posted 20 March 2018
https://careers.microsof...cipal-Software-Eng-Lead

Principal Software Engineer Lead

Quote:
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 Lead Software Engineer to help build our next generation of titles across multiple platforms.

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
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Math/Computer Science and/or 7+ years of professional software development experience



Preferred Qualifications:
• 8+ years of experience writing C++ code.
• 3+ years of experience leading a team of engineers.
• Strong 3D & math programming • 4+ game titles on console or PCE.
• Experience developing game client features: UI, Gameplay, Multiplayer, and/or Graphics.
• Work successfully in a large team environment across multiple teams and disciplines.
• 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.)
• Ability to plan, create and maintain a highly effective engineering schedules.
• Experience profiling and optimizing C++ code.
• 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.

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