Founded in 2014, Novaquark is a video game studio based in Paris and Montreal (since 2019). We are dedicated to bringing together people from all over the world to bring worlds they have created themselves to life.
Our proprietary voxel technology is at the heart of this vision. Our first game, Dual Universe, is a stunning showcase of what our new generation of voxels can achieve. It allows players to unleash their imaginations and create incredible functional buildings, machines and vehicles of all shapes and sizes, as well as breathtaking virtual works of art, without needing to be a professional designer.
Dual Universe has even been nominated for a Pegasus award (the equivalent of the Césars for video games in France) in the 'Best technological innovation' category in 2023.
And we're just getting started ! We're now working on several games in different genres that use the power of our voxel technology, tried-and-tested engines like Unreal 5, and industry-standard working methods.
For more information on Novaquark and Dual Universe
The NQ Way :
- We prioritize results rather than seniority.
- We work from anywhere.
- We come as we are.
- We go where no other game has gone : we started with Dual Universe, and we are all game creators, pushing innovation and creativity.
- We leverage all technologies (Unreal engine, procedural, AI, UGC, data, server, voxel...) because we love, as a team, to do more with the power available at our fingertips.
- And we believe it is a transmission of the future. Inclusion, innovation, progression. The future will tell us if we are right.
Regarding our rituals, we have a %u201CWeekly Team Games%u201D (optional) every Monday allowing you to play online with other Novaquarkians if you wish, a meeting every 3 weeks (mandatory) on Monday to communicate on the progress of our internal projects.
Newsletters are regularly sent internally to inform about the progress of our 3 games !
In Paris, our premises are located in the 3rd arrondissement near the Arts et Métiers metro station on Beaubourg street. When you come on-site, you can enjoy a multitude of various and varied restaurants, there is something for everyone !
In Montreal, we work in a coworking space, and the studio is set to grow !
Novaquark is committed to fighting all forms of discrimination. The position is open to all profiles.
Lead Gameplay Programmer - F/H/NB
13 candidates • Permanent contract Paris (75)
Are you passionate about video games and ready to take the reins of gameplay development to create immersive and innovative gaming experiences as a Lead Gameplay Programmer at Novaquark ?
Do you possess advanced technical skills (C++ and U5) and creativity necessary to lead a team of talented gameplay programmers while contributing to the creation of groundbreaking game mechanics for our flagship projects ?
Are you prepared to collaborate with a dynamic team at Novaquark, where you can implement your innovative ideas and technical expertise to shape the future of gaming ?
Why do we need a Lead Gameplay Programmer ?
Today we are working on the development of three games (one A, one AA (you'll be working mainly on this one), and one AAA) and that's why we need you to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of these games by leading a talented team of programmers and bringing immersive gameplay experiences to life.
Our AA is a team-based car combat game (I'll let you know more in person during our interview).
Your future team
You'll be the Lead of a team of about ten people (mainly Gameplay Programmers) that will grow over time, and you'll report to Guillaume (CTO).
Availability : January 2024 (if available earlier, do not hesitate to apply ! )
Location : Paris or Montreal
Compensation (France) : 60k euros-80k euros (+ depending on profile)
Benefits (France) :
25 paid holidays + 11 RTT
Full Remote (work from anywhere if you want)
Restaurant vouchers via Swile
Health insurance via Alan covered at 100%
Compensation (Canada) : 100k$-125k$ (+ depending on profile)
Benefits (Canada) :
20 paid holidays
Full Remote (work from anywhere if you want)
Premium health insurance
Opening of a retirement savings account after probation period approval
Your future impact
As the Lead Gameplay Programmer, you will be at the helm of a dynamic team, responsible for overseeing the development of three projects simultaneously. Your role will encompass :
Leading a growing Gameplay Programmer team, starting from 10 members.
Providing daily guidance and support to the Gameplay team.
Implementing, testing, and reviewing game features for exceptional gameplay.
Overcoming technical challenges and fostering a creative, collaborative work environment while reviewing game architectures for optimal performance and player engagement.
For Players : Provide engaging, diverse gameplay with innovative design to captivate players and deepen immersion in virtual worlds.
For the Game : Drive the game's visual and gameplay cohesion with fresh character designs, environments, and mechanics, keeping content exciting.
For Internal Teams : Foster a collaborative culture with continuous innovative ideas and creative solutions, enhancing game development boundaries.
1. First interview (20 min) over the phone with Arthur (Recruiter) : To learn more about your experience, skills, and to discuss the position and Novaquark.
2. Technical / Manager Interview (30 to 45 min) via video with Guillaume (CTO) : To evaluate your technical skills through several questions and meet your future manager, who will go into more detail about the position and context.
3. (Optional) Final Interview (30 to 45 min) via video with Nouredine (CEO) : If necessary, this last conversation will offer insights into Novaquark's long-term vision by directly speaking with our CEO.
Throughout the entire recruitment process, Arthur will ensure follow-up and coordination, so don't hesitate if you have any questions !