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Evil Empire

33300 Bordeaux

Date : 07.01.2021
Ad posted a first time on 14.12.2020
Reference : AFJV-EDEV1697-19036

Evil Empire

Evil Empire is a new-ish studio formed in early 2019 by a few ex-Motion Twin people with the intention of creating more Dead Cells and using that as a stepping stone towards making our own games. We work in the same open space as Motion Twin and regularly beat them in Nerf wars and Smash.

The name of our studio is a dig at some of the shadier aspects of the game industry and, if you have a sense of humour, a signal that we're all about being the exact opposite (also, people didn't like my "Cat Nap Studio" suggestion - which really says something about their taste as far as I'm concerned).

If you're working at Evil Empire you will NEVER crunch (it's nuts that this has to be said), you will have excellent health cover, five weeks paid leave (plus public holidays), subsidized meals, flexibility with work time, free fruit and other noms and of course as much coffee as you can drink.

We also do regular trips to some of the most legendary gaming events in the world, including excursions to National Parks and other such shenanigans (team building right ? ), so there's plenty of opportunities for motivated people to get out and see the world. Well, at least, we were doing this before Covid happened, and plan to do it again if events are ever a thing in the future...

Bordeaux is an awesome city as it's big enough to have plenty to do, but small enough that you can walk across it in half an hour. Beautiful 19th century architecture and more restaurants than you can poke a stick at make it a great place to live. You're also 45 minutes drive from the beach and 3 hours from the ski slopes. While access to a very well connected airport and a 2 hour high speed train ride to Paris mean you're never far away from anything.
Evil Empire recrutement

Senior Game Developer / Team Lead (Unity)

Permanent contract Bordeaux (33)

Position Duties

Evil Empire, the new team working on Motion Twin's smash hit Dead Cells, among other ambitious projects, is looking for a Senior Game Developer / Team Lead with at least one game shipped as Lead Developer in Unity.

As we start work on new projects, alongside continued support for Dead Cells, we need to ensure that we're working with the latest technology and bringing in talented and experienced programmers capable of leading multi-year projects with game as a service DNA.

Being a little bit crazy about video games is a must.

Your responsibilities would include :
  • Working closely with the CTO to put in place the architecture for new projects, including both original and existing game IPs / projects.
  • Taking over, optimizing and maintaining the architecture of existing projects to ensure that a development team can scale around the project.
  • Ensuring that the projects you work on can fluidly ship content while already live without significant downtime and without causing devs to lose sleep / hair.
  • Leading a team of confirmed and junior developers on multiple year projects ensuring code quality, team cohesion and ongoing learning for everyone under you.
  • Participating in the recruitment process and the structuration of your team.

Candidate Profile

  • You should have at least 5+ years of experience in the games industry with one shipped title in Unity (games shipped on consoles would be nice too).
  • Comprehensive experience with C#.
  • Being open-minded, curious and comfortable working autonomously.
  • Good time management skills, experience with planning and scheduling, used to the development workflow setup process.
  • Proactive and curious regarding your own skills, always looking for ways to get better and bring your colleagues up with you.

Bonus Points :
  • Previous team lead experience
  • Experience running dev ops for games you've deployed.
  • English (at least B2).
  • Previous work experience in both indie and AAA studios.

Additional Information

Contract :
  • 38 - 50k EUR (gross) per year, depending on experience and profile.
  • Full time (CDI) at 35 hours per week.
  • Based in our office in Bordeaux, though work from home and necessary precautions are in place during the COVID19 crisis.
  • Fringe benefits include ; restaurant cheques, as much (ahem junk food) fruit and good stuff as you can eat, infinite coffee, flexible working hours, access to any books and professional development resources you want and more.


Resume - cover letter - web site - references... (if relevant)
No. Don't send us real mail. Use the internet.
To: Thomas Pfeiffer
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