Careers | Mad Head Games

Join our team

We are unconventional, extremely fun to work with and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Our mission is simple: we make games and we want them to be awesome.

To do that, we’re always in need of motivated, smart and talented individuals who will share our strive for progress.

Become a Mad Head

We are starting a journey that will take us back to our hardcore gaming roots - we’re developing a brand new AA project and it’s only the start of a new chapter.

Thanks to that, we want you aboard our super awesome game dev rocket ship aimed for the stars.

Check out the available positions and find out if you can become a part of a fun and dynamic team that is going to make AAmazing things together.  

 

Current openings

ART ROLES

You believe that even the most beautiful static 3D asset is not living up to its full game development potential. That is why you know how to make every 3D asset revive and immerse yourself into the power of 3D animation. Wanna make big AA / AAA titles go alive and and embark on a journey with us? Here’s the chance to make a difference!

 

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

  • Create aesthetically and mechanically high - quality, as well as technically correct animations according to the instructions from the Game designer and Lead animator
  • Direct and animate in-game characters, movements and environment for further use within the Sequencer, for In-Game Cutscenes
  • Animate look as good in the animation software as in the game itself
  • Be responsible for the quality and content of the animations and the functionality of the gameplay systems
  • Rig and import animations to the game projects in Unreal engine
  • Actively participate in animation system design and issue resolution 

 

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • Minimum 3 years experience in video game animation, or other relevant field
  • Independently choose the technique in which to create the animation, as long as it meets the criteria set for the final animation
  • Total mastery of Maya - character, prop and environment animation and manipulation 
  • Working familiarity with HIK mocap workflow in Maya.
  • Experience with technical aspects of rigging and skinning characters for animation and automatic rigging frameworks like mGear.
  • Strong understanding of body mechanics and realistic animation
  • Understanding of game design and game development production process
  • Wealth of experience in 3D animation and a portfolio to match
  • Attention to detail, adaptability, suppleness, flexibility and an open mind

 

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Proficiency in realistic as well as stylized motion animation
  • In-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology of movements
  • Willingness to work inside of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Strong knowledge of MotionBuilder 
  • A deep knowledge of the engine and animation tools, and bring new solutions to complex problems

 

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Premium private medical insurance for you and your family members as well as other wellbeing benefits such as yoga classes because we care about our physical and mental health
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it! 

 

Help us get to know you! Send us not only your CV, but also your portfolio where we can see your work. Best way is to send it in one PDF doc.

 


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for 3D Animator" or clicking the following button:

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Are you an experienced 3D Artist seeking for a team of big thinkers to create the highest quality models possible? Wanna go with us through AAA game adventure trip?

Here's your chance to nail it!

 

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

  • Create 3D models according to concept, gameplay requirements and technical prerequisites
  • Optimise and modify existing 3D assets 
  • Prepare 3D assets for animation and game import
  • Work using high-poly to low-poly workflow, optimization and unwrapping models 
  • Collaborate with 3D art team and recommend improvements for the pipeline and assets
  • Collaborate and share feedback with other gamedev departments

 

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 2+ years of experience as a 3D artist within the gaming or similar industry
  • Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya, Zbrush, 3DS Max, Blender and other
  • Excellent creativity and artistic skills
  • Understanding of project requirements and conceptualizing creative ideas
  • Willingness to remain up-to-date on the latest creative software and hardware

 

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Mentoring/coaching skills to train other 3D artists
  • Considerable understanding of video games and broad video game culture
  • Previous experience in working on AA / AAA games
  • Knowledge of game engines (Unreal Engine or Unity) 

 

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it!
     

Help us get to know you! Send us not only your CV, but also your portfolio where we can see your work. Best way is to send it in PDF doc attachment. 


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for 3D Artist (Senior)" or clicking the following button:

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Are you well-versed in all the nuances of computer-generated special effects, especially in video games? Have you got skills and know-how to use all the necessary tools to create amazing VFXs worthy of AAA game development? We have a position that can suit your abilities perfectly!

 

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

  • Design and develop eye-catching visual effects for characters and levels in Unreal Engine
  • Create particles, materials, sprite sheets, and textures to add atmosphere and depth to the gameplay
  • Create visual effects for the needs of in-game cinematics
  • Optimize effects to make them game-ready
  • Set materials with special properties
  • Collaborate with cross-discipline teams

 

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 2 years of experience as a VFX artist in the film, marketing or game industry
  • Knowledge of engines (primarily Unreal, possibly Unity) and their particle editors
  • Ability to work independently, or with minimal supervision
  • Understanding the technical limits of VFX in the gaming industry
  • Strong feel for gameplay aesthetics and the overall impression of how a good game should be created

 

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Knowledge of 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, Blender)
  • Knowledge of 2D animation programs (After Effects, Nuke)
  • Knowledge of programs and plug-in elements for simulations (Houdini, FumeFX)
  • The possibility of independent creation of textures used in visual effects
  • Previous experience in working on AA / AAA games

 

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it! 

 


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for VFX artist" or clicking the following button:

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Support

We are looking for someone to turn our lorem ipsums into an amazing copy and lead our communication activities!

Do you have a talent to draw attention by spreading out communication messages in the most interesting way? You enjoy rolling-up your sleeves, collaborating across disciplines and helping all functions with your strong know-how on communication-related matters? 

If you want to make the world say wow, let's talk!

As this is a new role at the studio, it´s a unique opportunity for you to build something new and exciting! We will offer you supportive and inspiring environment, where even your boldest, boundary-breaking ideas will get the wings. 

 

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

In short, this role is responsible for our internal and external communications. What you will do is:

  • Write, create and continuously develop internal and external communication content and initiatives
  • Be our project manager, team lead and owner of communication projects
  • Manage and optimize innovative and efficient ways to improve the information flow inside and outside the studio
  • Develop, implement and execute a company communication strategy and ensure that all the needed communication goals are achieved
  • Manage the internal communication channels and develop guidelines for efficient information flow
  • Provide relevant materials and strategies for PR and Employer Branding communication campaigns 
  • Organize information sharing and promotion of events in collaboration with other departments
  • Act as a key point of contact for the press and corporate communication functions 
  • Day to day collaboration with HR, Marketing, Production and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Make job ads like this one look and sound even better!

 

Well that sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Don’t worry even though we are aware that this position covers various communication disciplines, the volume and quantity of communication is not as big as it’s width!

 

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 3+ years of strong experience in communication/marketing management 
  • Ability to think strategically and act flexibly in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Amazing collaboration, teamwork and management skills
  • Creative, curious and action-oriented mindset
  • Get things done mindset

 

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing field
  • Previous digital marketing and social media experience
  • Previous experience in the video games, entertainment and/or technology industries
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques
  • Flexibility to work on different and ad-hoc projects
  • Experience with multiple stakeholder management

 

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or get things done before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it! 

 

Help us get to know you! Send us your CV where we can see your work. Best way is to send it in PDF doc attachment. 

 


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for Communications Manager" or clicking the following button:

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Do you have a track record of managing team goals successfully? Are you passionate about technology and video games? 

Mad Head Games is looking for a driven and super organised Project Manager who will help us redefine the future of gaming entertainment.

 

What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

  • Work with production managers to create, manage, and execute project schedules, resource plans, and processes
  • Work with department leads to properly estimate tasks, as well as create and track milestone deliverables
  • Daily management of development efforts to ensure cross department coordination and communication, task follow up, schedule conflicts, and risk identification/ recommendation
  • Participate in communicating and coordinating with publisher Production groups during all stages of development, release, and post release
  • Coordinate efforts across other areas of production including Outsource and Marketing
  • Identify issues, propose solutions, and potentially execute on process improvements where appropriate to maximize efficiency across all departments
  • Identify and proactively manage aspects of development that require additional leadership

 

What do we expect from our ideal candidate

  • 5+ years experience in (gaming, IT, film) industry
  • Extensive knowledge of different project management methods and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, organization, and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, driven individual – able to identify problems and execute on solutions
  • Fluent in English

 

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Passion for games
  • Open mindset, with a knack for inspiring others and building strategies
  • The capacity to expand thinking, absorb alternatives and unlock possibilities

 

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and grow our PM department together
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it! 

 

Help us get to know you! Send us your CV where we can see your work. Best way is to send it in PDF doc attachment. 


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for Project Manager" or clicking the following button:

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TECH / PROGRAMMING ROLES

Are you an experienced game programmer? Do you know the ins and outs of the Unreal engine? Have you the drive to work with programmers and teams to build prototypes and create new gameplay and character mechanics? We’re looking for a person just like you!

 

What will you be doing as a Mad Head? 

  • Prototyping and coding gameplay features
  • Creating a base gameplay system and tools for the gameplay designers to extend
  • Collaborate with game designers and animators to discuss constraints and set out the technical possibilities for the requested features
  • Ensuring that game code is well designed and is optimal in terms of CPU and memory consumption

 

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • 3+ years experience in game development
  • Solid experience working in Unreal engine and C++ 
  • Strong math skills and good understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience in creating gameplay mechanisms
  • Ability to understand and work with existing code-base, modify and refactor it as needed
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members of various roles
  • Ability to easily communicate in English

 

It would be a plus if you have: 

  • Experience developing player character mechanics in a third-person game
  • Understanding of the interaction between the player, physics and animation
  • Experience in AI programming and techniques
  • Familiarity with lighting and shading techniques
  • Knowing your way around shader programming and particle effect systems
  • Understanding of Unreal multiplayer system

 

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or run errands before work - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from the field
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority so conferences, classes, workshops, courses (external and internal) are all part of the package!
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech and gaming ecosystems - and will include you into it! 

 

 

Help us get to know you! Send us not only your CV, but also your portfolio where we can see your work. Best way is to send it in PDF doc attachment. 


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for Gameplay Programmer Senior (Unreal)" or clicking the following button:

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Surprise us

In case we have not announced an open position tailored to your talents, we encourage you to persuade us why our team would be more complete with you!

Feel free to ask us at jobs@madheadgames.com to join forces. We are willing to hear from you and welcome another Mad Head.


Apply to this position by sending an email to jobs@madheadgames.com with subject "Application for Surprise us!" or clicking the following button:

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