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#176 Posted : Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:34:30 PM(UTC)
Job #1135694
Posted 20 Aug 2021
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1135694/Senior-Software-Engineer-Turn-10-Studios

Senior Software Engineer – Turn 10 Studios


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Do you want to have a major impact on 3 AAA titles in development across 2 beloved Xbox franchises? ForzaTech is the engine, tools, and pipelines that drive both the Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon series of games. In addition to adding new features like raytracing to support the next console generation, we are also enriching the toolset to support an open world action RPG – Fable.

The Tech Share team at Turn 10 builds new systems and tools that benefit all games running on ForzaTech, helps teams design features and tools in a shareable way, and provides support for our cross-studio content teams. We are looking for an experienced C++ developer who is comfortable working across many different areas and enjoys learning new systems to help us craft a better ForzaTech.

Responsibilities
  • Design and implement new features in our engine (C++), tools (C#), and pipelines (C#)
  • Collaborate with developers from each game to create shared feature and tools roadmaps
  • Fix blocking issues and improve workflows for our cross-studio content teams
  • Over time, assume ownership over areas of ForzaTech and craft a compelling future vision for them

    Qualifications
    Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of professional C++ development experience
  • 5+ years of experience in games industry
  • Broad experience with multiple game engine technologies (rendering, tools, physics, animation, resource management, etc.)
  • Deep experience with at least one game engine or tools technology

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • C# tools or pipeline experience
  • Experience working on cross-team development of a shared game engine
  • Experience working with multi-platform game engines
  • Passion for games, game development
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#177 Posted : Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:39:31 PM(UTC)
Job #1149800
Posted 8 Sep 2021
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1149800/UI-UX-Artist-Turn-10-Studios


UI/UX Artist – Turn 10 Studios


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Turn 10 Studios has an immediate opening for a UI/UX Artist to create industry-leading HUD and front-end UI. We're looking for a passionate, talented, and driven designer, who enjoys collaborating with others to create rich and immersive game experiences. You are versatile, have strong development and production-sense, and can communicate and work with all departments.

    Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the UI/UX Lead to design UX wireframes, prototypes, and UI screen layouts to establish a unified look and experience across game features, menus, and HUD.
  • Lead by example, including demonstrating a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Use Sketch and XAML pipeline to deliver a large scale of UI content.
  • Contribute to building up a visual library of Sketch components for use in UI screens.
  • Work in a dynamic team environment with a mix of developers, designers, and other technical UI artists to deliver UI screen designs.

    Qualifications
    Required
  • BS/BA degree in Graphic Design, User Interface, Art, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in designing, developing, and shipping major game UI in a published game or entertainment with market or critical acclaim.
  • Proficient with one or more major UI creation toolsets such as HTML5, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Figma and XD.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates examples of user interface design across a variety of projects.
  • Strong 2D skills with a sensitivity and discerning eye for typography, graphic design.


    Preferred
  • Interest in accessibility and multi-platform scalable UI
  • Knowledge in HTML, CSS and Javascript for rapid prototyping
  • Familiarity with XAML or other XML based UI format
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#178 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 4:41:08 AM(UTC)
Job #1145740
Posted 9 Sep 2021
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1145740/Contract-Analyst-Turn-10-Studios


Contract Analyst - Turn 10 Studios


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We are looking for a Contracts Analyst who is well-organized and possesses the ability to multi-task and bring solutions to the Studio’s contracting process. The ideal candidate will interact with multiple individuals and/or team disciplines as well as external supplier and partners. Not only will they be responsible for managing the Studios’ contracting process, but they will also be training business partners on the process

    Responsibilities
  • Manage the Studio’s overall contracting process including timelines of deliveries, SLA, and backlog
  • Partner with stakeholders and business partners across our business to provide robust contract support and guidance
  • Execute contracts on behalf of the Studio with external partners, and ensure alignment of contractual terms
  • Assess and communicate risk of contracts with the Business Management team and relevant stakeholders from a business standpoint including not only risk based on contractual terms, but the risk based on the Supplier’s ability to deliver against contractual milestones
  • Manage the Microsoft requirements for compliance of contractual terms and requirements including the following: Accessibility, Customers’ PII, Microsoft IP, Supplier Privacy, and Microsoft Sustainability initiatives
  • Manage the Purchase Orders requirements for contracts including the necessary work back schedule to meet internal deadlines
  • Create Purchase Orders to support Hardware, Middleware, Software, and Cloud Orders
  • Provide updates against budget for contractual spend by budget owner.
  • Manage the Studio’s contractor hiring process with our external partner based on allowable budget for the role as per the Studios budget, and the allowable amount per role. This person will ensure that the process aligns to Microsoft Procurement policies and will evangelize process throughout the Studio with stakeholders
  • Improve processes and reporting that improve efficiency by working with the Business Management, Studio Operations, Contractor Hub, and other stakeholders

    Qualifications
    Required Skills:
  • 3-5+ years of experience successfully managing contracts
  • 2-4+ years of experience working with budgets and/or procurement role
  • Must have experience with managing written agreements, providing financial reporting, tracking headcount, and procurement processes
  • Demonstrated experience using Excel for tracking complex financial forecast and contractual spend summaries via pivot tables
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-group collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in improvement of FinOps processes in a complex environment
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience


    Preferred Skills that the candidate would demonstrate:
  • Ability to manage a dynamic and evolving workflow schedule to support and execute multiple agreements
  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail; effective written and verbal communication, and internal personal skills
  • Experience partnering with external customers on contract/agreement or finance related inquiries
  • Passion for games, though that is not required
  • Experience supporting computer, video and/or online game software development, or other consumer entertainment products and services
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#179 Posted : Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:00:00 PM(UTC)
Job #1158653
Posted 16 Sep 2021
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1158653/Senior-Producer-Turn-10-Studios


Senior Producer - Turn 10 Studios


Tech Share Producer

Turn 10 is the maker of the critically acclaimed Forza series of games on PC and across four generations of Xbox consoles and PC. 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 Producer to join our team and own defining and driving the next set of investments for ForzaTech and the sharing of that tech across our studios!

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 roadmap of requested game features and back-end infrastructure.
  • 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 multiple game titles and distributed content teams.
  • Work with your engineering team as a Scrum lead 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 5+ years program management experience.
  • 4-year degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated passion for gaming culture – tell us how gaming (of any kind) manifests itself in your life.
  • Specific experience with game services, live tooling or game release management.
  • Previous experience with game release, production or program management is a huge plus.
  • 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.
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#180 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:20:38 PM(UTC)
Job #1149773
Posted 21 Sep 2021
https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1149773/Community-Developer-Turn-10-Studios


Community Developer – Turn 10 Studios


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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 Community Developer to join our Community team. This person will play a critical role in working with development teams to surface suggestions and requests from our players for integration into development plans. The ideal candidate brings a wealth of experience advocating for, and communicating directly with, customers and development teams with a proven track record with successful titles in the video games industry.

As Turn 10 grows and evolves, your focus on building high-quality, customer-centric practices will help the studio expand into new territory, reaching more customers in ways not yet previously explored. We will highlight your unique strengths and provide you with the right opportunities that best leverage your areas of passion. We value the perspective and experience you bring and promote an autonomous workstyle.

Turn 10 offers a unique work environment that is innovative and electric, and at the same time, open and accepting. We love what we do and are committed to building and delivering the next great AAA gaming experience. Come join us and let's change the world of racing games together!

Responsibilities
  • Gain expert knowledge of our products and regularly play them so that you can fully understand and advocate for the best experience.
  • Lead implementation of the community facets of our public preview campaigns, delivering a program that welcomes players into the development process and represents their voices.
  • Drive clear and transparent communications to flighting participants to keep them informed on the status of their requests.
  • Build trust, influence, and processes with development teams to help them understand and prioritize the most impactful community requests.
  • Proactively and regularly articulate to the rest of the team and stakeholders what you’re hearing people talk about, what the reactions are, and offer suggestions for how we can address their concerns.
  • Use quantitative data sources to back up your recommendations and provide context and information on severity and impact.
  • Advise development teams to bring community interaction directly into our games.
  • Develop programs to cultivate curated groups of community leaders, engage them and make them feel valued, and facilitate their contributions to the Forza community as a positive place to play.

    Qualifications
    Required Skills and Experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in community management on forums, Reddit, and Discord with a proven track record in the video game industry.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both in writing and verbal.
  • Demonstrated use of inclusive behaviors. Ensure all voices are heard, be curious, invite input from many perspectives, resolve disagreements, and be brave.
  • Advanced proficiency with puns, corny jokes, and memes.
  • Proactive and keen attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to quickly learn new/proprietary software and engagement platforms.

    Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Familiarity with technical troubleshooting.
  • Automotive enthusiast with a passion for racing games.
  • Understanding and knowledge of marketing trends and best practices.
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    #181 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:23:53 PM(UTC)
    Job #1165675
    Posted 22 Sep 2021
    https://careers.microsoft.com/professionals/us/en/job/1165675/Software-Engineer-Turn-10-Studios


    Software Engineer - 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.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative, customer obsessed software engineer interested in using technology to automate art and 3D content authoring and validation workflows. You will have the chance to apply and grow your technical prowess building the infrastructure that will ensure the flawless execution of our Forza Motorsport titles while learning from gaming industry professionals with various technical and artistic backgrounds.

    We value the perspective and ideas you bring and promote an autonomous workstyle. Turn 10 Studios offers a unique work environment that is innovative and electric, and at the same time, open and accepting. At Turn 10, we love what we do – Come join us and let’s change the world of racing games together!

    Responsibilities
    Your customers will be both gamers across the world as well as your studio teammates. You will collaborate with our tools and art teams to modernize and automate the way we build and validate 3D content, partner with our systems and graphics teams on improving quality and testability in our content production codebase and you will create state-of-the-art reporting and analytics systems alongside our quality and data teams. You'll deliver positive impact on our artists workflows, enabling them to iterate faster and at higher quality.

    You’ll have a key role in the studio’s transformation to continuous delivery and you'll drive the technology and infrastructure required for it as we continue unleashing the power of the new generation of Xbox gaming.

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

    Qualifications
    Required Qualifications:
    • B.S. in Math/Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent experience
    • C# Proficiency (school or professional experience)
    • Familiarity with Python (school or professional experience)
    • Strong communication and cross-team development skills
    • Passion for games and a drive to create amazing AAA game Experiences

      Preferred:
    • Familiarity with Test Driven Development
    • Familiarity with 2D or 3D art authoring software
    • Familiarity with one or more of the following: C++, Powershell, MaxScript
    • Experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery systems
    • Game development experience
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    #182 Posted : Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:31:01 PM(UTC)
    Job # 1165677
    Posted 22 Sep 2021
    https://careers.microsoft.com/professionals/us/en/job/1165677/UX-Designer-Turn-10-Studios


    UX Designer – 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. We are currently looking for a UX Designer to join our diverse team. Designers at Turn 10 are excellent communicators, problem solvers, and collaborators. We provide clarity, create solutions that delight players, and execute on the game’s creative direction. We seek feedback, embrace iteration, and operate with empathy for our players.

    As a UX Designer, your work will have a direct and far-reaching impact on Turn 10’s products and players around the globe. You will work closely with our designers and developers in a fast-paced environment and be responsible for maintaining consistent interaction design language across features. You will work with user research to gain insights into player experiences, iterate, and document your work through wireframes, maps, flows, and presentations. User data will inform your design approach. You will work to ensure that your designs hit a high bar for accessibility and delight our fans no matter how they play our games.

    Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with the UX, UI, and Design Leads to establish premium user experiences across our AAA title
    • Translate abstract requirements into clear, implementable flows and screens
    • Surface usability problems and solve them to reduce clicks, reveal high-pri information faster, and better address business and design goals
    • Track changes, iterate upon existing designs, and maintain thorough and up-to-date UX/UI specifications and documentation
    • Utilize technical skills and effective communication on a multidisciplinary team to deliver designs into playable experiences
    • Participate in design reviews, present work to project stakeholders, and swiftly iterate on UX designs as needed
    • Deliver UX materials at a high-quality bar and on time

      Qualifications
    • 2-3 years of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, information architect, or related role
    • Expertise in information architecture and interaction design best practices
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present and articulate ideas clearly
    • Self-starter with good time management skills
    • Experience working with UI artists and developers to oversee implementation of UX vision

      Bonus
    • Video game UX experience
    • Experience with Sketch
    • Passion for car culture and racing games
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    #183 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 8:12:56 AM(UTC)
    Job #1140088
    Posted 30 Sep 2021
    https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1140088/Sr-Software-Engineer-Turn-10-Studios


    Sr. Software Engineer – Turn 10 Studios


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    We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer obsessed tools engineer to join us at Turn 10 Studios as part of the Xbox Team. As part of the Production Technology team, you will help build the technology that will empower our artists to build the virtual world that will set the standard for next-generation graphical beauty. You will have the opportunity to leverage your creativity, customer empathy, interpersonal skills and technical expertise to help define, create and build the workflows that will best harness the artistic capabilities of our content creators. You will be given the freedom and independence to drive large technological initiatives that take advantage of your organizational skills, exceptional ability to collaborate with others, and knack for fostering great relationships with partner teams.

    Responsibilities
    You will partner with world class engineering and creative talent to help build the tech that will define a new generation of graphical beauty. In this role, you will be empowered to own vast areas of our technology base to not just drive and execute the implementation but own the strategic planning and vision of our roadmap.

    Qualifications
    - Bachelor of Math/Computer Science
    - Professional programming background in C#, SQL and scripting languages
    - Rock solid understanding of software engineering best practices
    - Strong communication skills
    - Passion for games and a “customer-obsessed” attitude

    Nice to Have
    - At least 3 years of professional tools development experience
    - Strong grasp of UX design principles.
    - Experience with building UI applications (MVVM)
    - Experience with complex games systems (animation, graphics, game engine, etc.)
    - Experience using 3D editors and applications
    - Professional C++ experience
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    #184 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 8:15:06 AM(UTC)
    Job #11772160
    Posted 30 Sep 2021
    https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1172160/Senior-Producer-Turn-10-Studios


    Senior Producer – 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. We are currently looking for an experienced and inspiring Senior Producer to join our diverse team, working with a wide range of both internal teams and external partners. The Senior Producer is accountable for delivery of all content for Motorsport, ensuring the team consistently delivers value to our players. The role’s primary responsibilities include using metrics to drive team priorities, coordinating deliverables across multiple teams, disciplines, and development partners, as well empowering the team to create visually stunning content: Environments, Characters, Cinematics, Visual Effects (VFX), and Concepts.

    Producers at Turn 10 are exceptional communicators, problem solvers and collaborators. We provide clarity and empower teams to make experiences we love. We are also pragmatists, process gurus, and schedule owners. Senior Producers have both a breadth and depth of understanding across the team, understands how all the pieces fit, and ensures we deliver experiences that delight our millions of fans.

    Responsibilities
    • Partner with project leads on growing and evolving content production for Motorsport.
    • Work with project leads to direct multiple art teams through the various stages of game development, ensuring commitments are met on time and to the highest possible quality.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders outside of your teams: Design, Engineering, Licensing, and Test.
    • Communicate the state of all content deliverables and goals throughout development.
    • Create and maintain the project schedule; ensure teams are on track with their deliverables.
    • Proactively drive issue prevention, diagnosis, risk mitigation, and root cause analysis.
    • Have a customer focused mindset for your team and our players.
    • Balance project production requirements within budget and staff limitations while ensuring high production values are never compromised.
    • Foster a healthy, collaborative, and impactful team culture.
    • Use inclusive behaviors – ensure all voices are heard, invite input from many perspectives, resolve disagreements, and be brave.

      Qualifications
    • Demonstrated experience leading software developments teams from concept through ship (required).
    • Proven ability to collaborate with creative leads to achieve production plans that work for all disciplines (required).
    • Excellent written and verbal skills that create clarity and resolve conflicts (required).
    • Ability to inspire and lead creative teams (required).
    • Understanding of gaming industry and what makes a high-quality game (required).
    • Multiple years of game development experience (preferred).
    • Experience with live operations and running games as a service (preferred).
    • College degree and project management training (preferred).
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    #185 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:41:38 PM(UTC)
    Job #1174010
    Posted 1 Oct 2021
    https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1174010/Environment-Outsourcing-Manager-Turn-10-Studios


    Environment Outsourcing Manager - Turn 10 Studios


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    Turn 10 Studios, the creators of the top selling and critically acclaimed Forza franchise are seeking an experienced Senior Environment Outsourcing Artist with an eye for detail and a passion for creating stunning photorealistic environments to join our team. In this role, you will use your talents to collaborate with our external art teams in the creation of large-scale environments and game-ready assets. You will help drive quality and accountability of external production to meet the visual goals of the project. The ideal candidate has a strong artistic background and can give precise feedback, directing external artists to successfully meet internal standards and collaborate to solve production challenges.

    Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with internal Environment Team, Art Leadership and Production to understand and communicate the visual goals of the project externally and maintain the consistency of this vision with outside vendors and teams
    • Assist internal and external PMs in the creation and management of external art schedules and resource plans
    • Own the quality control over all incoming art assets, providing detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor in order to deliver assets that meet the standards and needs of the project
    • Maintain asset tracking and provide visual and technical feedback on assets throughout the stages of production
    • Clearly communicate production challenges and provide guidance to external teams
    • Create asset specs and documentation detailing best practices for external art production based on project needs
    • Identify improvements in art pipelines to improve external vendor quality and streamline integration
    • Collaborate and partner with internal artists to validate art asset delivery and provide production support


      Qualifications:
    • 5+ years of experience with at least 2 shipped titles on console or PC
    • Must have experience with outsourcing and high volume art production techniques
    • A strong visual and technical understanding of 3d modeling, texturing, and level creation
    • Proficiency with 3DSMax and/or equivalent software
    • An eagerness to learn and teach new tools and processes
    • Strong communication and time management skills
    • A portfolio demonstrating high-quality realistic modeling and texturing
    • A passion for art, innovation, technology.
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