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The state of Texas continues to make the top of the charts for best places to make a living in the US, and it’s no surprise considering the financial advantage of having a lower cost of living and the lack of state income tax on wages.

McKinney specifically has been voted as the #1 best place to live in America by Money magazine due to its small town friendliness, booming economy, affordable housing market, and proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (located just 30 miles south).

McKinney offers a lot of small town charm with city-level amenities. Take a walk through historic downtown and peruse the local boutique shops, or take in an afternoon drink on the patio of Tupps Brewery (conveniently located next to the office).

If the city is more your speed, Dallas is just a short drive south and offers world class entertainment for just about anyone. With four national league sports teams including the Dallas Stars (NHL) , Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Cowboys (NFL), and Texas Rangers (MLB), sports fans can always be sure to find a game to watch year round.

Dallas is also home to excellent food and nightlife in some of the most unique neighborhoods including Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts, Lower Greenville, Oak Lawn, West End, downtown, and more.

And of course, Dallas is a major arts showcase, with multiple concert venues and museums to explore along with plenty of family-friendly activities such as the zoo, aquarium, and amusement parks.

Boss Fight offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), flexible hours, and much more.

Boss Fight is growing! If you’re passionate about making great games and want to be part of something special, we’d love to hear from you.

Boss Fight Entertainment is looking for a dynamic Office Administrator/HR Assistant to assist us in our McKinney studio. The Office Administrator/HR Assistant is responsible for overall front office activities, including the reception area, mail, large purchasing requests, and facility needs, in addition to providing some administrative support to the CPO/HR Director. We are looking for someone who is responsible, organized, has outstanding customer service skills and a high level of professionalism. If this describes you and you want to be part of a team that is passionate about making great games, then we want to hear from you!

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the ordering, inventory, and distribution of office supplies in our McKinney and Austin studio.
  • Manages the reception area to ensure and maintain effective, professional communication with all employees and guests.
  • Facilitates incoming and outgoing mail needs.
  • Responsible for ordering and the maintenance of all office equipment/machines.
  • Manages facilities maintenance and day-to-day operations. Designated liaison for company when communicating with building management and outside vendors. Will also assist Austin studio.
  • Responsible for booking employee travel.
  • Provides support for executives when the Executive Assistant is out of office.
  • Helps with special events and company projects as needed.
  • Provides clerical and operational support to the CPO/HR Director.
  • Maintains high standards of confidentiality of all employee information.
  • Helps maintain the order and cleanliness of the studio.

Requirements:

  • 2 years of office administration experience, some previous HR experience preferred.
  • Strong time management/organization skills.
  • Working knowledge of mail processes (USPS, FedEx, and UPS).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Professional and well-mannered.
  • Friendly, outgoing personality.
  • Must have reliable vehicle and current driver license
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Being a mobile gamer is a bonus!

What we offer:

  • Full benefits package (paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 410K plan)

Boss Fight is looking for a seasoned Producer to join our studio.  You will need to be a self-starter, an experienced team leader, a skilled communicator, and a proven project manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily management of the development team to meet schedule and budgeting objectives
  • Oversee the production of features, content, and related tasks including roadmap, resourcing, and prioritization
  • Work closely with all functional game development disciplines
    • Design to create a vision and road map of content and features
    • Engineering to scope features and set priorities
    • QA to ensure the team delivers at quality
    • Art to ensure a great user experience and high visual standards
    • Product Management to determine user trends and behavior and incorporate findings into the game roadmap in pursuit of KPIs
  • Monitor change requests and determine when significant changes to task scope have occurred
  • Prioritize tasks and bugs on a daily basis based on what is best for the project and studio
  • Interact with and inspire confidence from our publisher partners

Required Skills:

  • 7 years of experience as a Producer
  • 5+ years of Production Management experience in a Sr. role
  • Ability to maintain project schedules and milestone documentation, monitoring the progress of department milestones and individual tasks against those schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Agile software development
  • Experience with Excel, project management software such as Jira, data analysis tools
  • Ability to build consensus and lead efforts across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to work effectively with a large amount of ambiguity and adapt easily to change
  • A driver who takes initiative to solve problems
  • Genuinely enjoys working with others
  • Thrives in a collaborative work culture

Pluses

  • Multiple shipped mobile F2P titles
  • A passion for games and creating fun, engaging and addictive user experiences
  • Understanding of traditional and free to play game design concepts
  • Experience working with outsource vendors
  • Intimate familiarity with, RPGs, RTS or strategy style games

Boss Fight Entertainment is seeking a Technical Animator to help breathe life into the some of the mobile industry’s most lovable characters.  Do you enjoy building and animating characters?  Do you judge the placement of every joint and worry about the value of every skin weight?  Are you adept at anticipation and skillful at squash and stretch?  If you love solving problems, then we would love to hear from you!

The Technical Animator we seek has experience animating both human and non-humanoid characters, and has a solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward and inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Able to animate humanoid and non-humanoid characters and creatures, both realistic and cartoony
  • Animate props, vehicles, and other non-character assets
  • Have a thorough understanding of painting weights and the skinning process
  • Work closely with Modelers to determine model suitability for rigging
  • Troubleshoot and iterate on rigs during production in a timely manner
  • Develop and maintain high quality skeletal and facial rigs for a variety of characters and creatures, both realistic and cartoony
  • Develop and maintain high quality rigs for props, vehicles, and other non-character assets

Competencies we seek:

  • Exceptional technical and creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward and inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
  • Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
  • Able to multi-task and handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Interest in pipeline, process, tools and techniques with a high level understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities, both written and verbal
  • Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in a deadline focused environment
  • Ability to assist with the design of efficient production pipelines and writing tools to streamline the rigging and animation process
  • Familiarity with Maya scripting including Mel scripts, Python, PyMel and/or the Maya API
  • Experience setting up Animation Blend Trees in real-time game engines
  • Familiarity with Unity and C# scripting
  • Outstanding traditional animation skills

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a mid to high level 3D artist (animating, rigging etc.)
  • Experience setting up/creating animation for real-time game engines
  • Familiarity with Dungeon Boss strongly recommended

Preferred Experience:

  • College degree and/or some college courses, preferably in the visual arts and/or computer sciences
  • Have a balanced mix of visual aesthetic and tech-art/programming skills

Boss Fight Entertainment seeks a Senior Software Engineer to join our veteran game development team. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of shipping successful games in a senior or lead role and is experienced with mobile game development.  The candidate will architect, implement, and help guide other engineers in the development of major systems including back end infrastructure, rendering pipeline, artificial intelligence, user interface, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Architect practical, robust solutions to complicated mobile game development problems and implement them in a fast-paced, fun environment.
  • Proactively identify technical risks and provide solutions to ensure success of new features and systems.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to shepherd features from initial concept to completion.
  • Support the product post-launch, while developing additional features that will be added in a live user environment.
  • Utilize a variety of programming languages, platforms, frameworks and APIs.

Requirements:

  • Great can-do attitude and you lead by example.
  • Experience shipping multiple successful game products into the marketplace.
  • Extensive experience with development for the iOS and Android platforms.
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • Real-Time Strategy game development experience is a plus.
  • Unity3D development experience is a plus.

Boss Fight is looking for an experienced Community Representative to help us build strong connections with our players and online community.  This person will leverage social media to promote Boss Fight’s new and existing titles, acquire new players, and engage heavily with our customer base. The Community Representative is a very important role, representing the player’s voice to the team and being the voice of Boss Fight to our fans.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive and manage game social media channels
  • Create a social media plan and coordinate closely with the Live Operations, Customer Service, and Marketing teams
  • Plan and execute social events and contests
  • Manage our game’s forum
  • Recommend community initiatives based on user activity, metrics, and feedback
  • Create community reports and escalate issues/feedback accordingly
  • Represent the voice of the player within Boss Fight
  • Build and foster relationships with key players/influencers

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of Community Coordination or Administration experience
  • A passion for games and creating fun, engaging and addictive user experiences
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation and organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • In-depth understanding of traditional and free to play game design concepts
  • Ability to work effectively with a large amount of ambiguity and adapt easily to change
  • Photoshop experience is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Creative, strong work ethic, and lively online presence
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Jr Server Software Engineer (iOS, Android, Unity)

The free-to-play mobile game industry has some of the most interesting scalability challenges around. Boss Fight is looking for another server engineer to help us build game systems that thrive under heavy load. You should have professional experience with AWS, linux, and at least one NoSQL product.  It helps if you like games.

Responsibilities:

  • Write robust, maintainable, debuggable code that fits in with our existing infrastructure
  • Help build a reusable set of back-end systems that multiple games can share
  • Update and extend systems that collect and present real-time metrics
  • Write game-specific administrative and customer service tools
  • Set up and monitor deployments at AWS

Desired:

  • Professional experience on Linux
  • Professional experience with AWS VPC deployments
  • Professional experience with both SQL and NoSQL stacks
  • Ability to work on-site at our Dallas or Austin office
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred:

  • Experience supporting large user bases with high uptime requirements
  • Experience with Node.js

Can’t find a position that you think fits you, but are still interested in applying? Fill out the form below! This will allow us to learn who you are and what you might bring to Boss Fight potentially leading to our contacting you immediately or keeping your contact information in case we have any opportunities later that fits your skills.

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  • At least 3 years of experience in the games industry.
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