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Life at Stardock

At Stardock we pride ourselves in taking care of our employees - our people are our family. Because we expect only the best out of our employees, they deserve the best in return.

Stardock Entertainment is an emerging leader in the PC gaming industry. It develops and/or publishes a variety of popular games including Galactic Civilizations, Ashes of the Singularity, Offworld Trading Company, Star Control and more. We have been in business for over twenty years and have exciting plans to grow into the future.

Ready to launch your career in game design? Stardock is looking for you! If you're a recent college grad with a degree in game design, computer science, or another related field, send us your resume today.

Additional Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employer provided HSA contribution
  • 401(k) plan w/ 4% employer match
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Paid Time Off

Create, Work Hard & Enjoy Time Together

  • Ability to work on multiple projects with a variety of teams
  • Creative workspaces – Doodle Room, VR demo space and ability to customize your workstation
  • Treat Tuesdays
  • Monthly birthday celebrations
  • Frequent team building, events and employee celebrations

Be Yourself, Be Comfortable

  • Casual atmosphere – dress comfortable every day
  • Dog friendly – life is better when you can bring your dog to work!
  • Flexible work schedules available to supplement core business hours
  • Building amenities – workout room, private locker room, fully functional kitchen, outdoor patio seating, etc.
  • Unlimited caffeine and hydration on every floor

We're looking for more Stardockians!

  • Graphics Engineer

    Stardock released the first DirectX 12 game as well as the first game to support both DirectX 12 and Vulkan. We are currently seeking a full-time Graphics Engineer to work on our next generation game engine for both announced and unannounced titles to build up our team of dedicated and experienced talent! This is a salaried, full-time position at our Plymouth, Michigan office.

    Primary Responsibilities Include:
    • Develop graphics technologies to enable aesthetics and gameplay.
    • Create and optimize shaders and materials to run on a variety of platforms and machine specifications.
    • Develop systems for animations and special effects.
    • Creating and maintaining game art pipeline.
    Education and/or Experience Desired:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.
    • 5+ years of DirectX, Open GL, or Metal experience.
    • Strong proficiency in Math including Linear Algebra, Trigonometry and Quaternions.
    • A passion for optimization and familiarity with optimization tools.
    • Self-motivated, likes to identify and solve problems.
    • Familiarity with Vulkan and excitement about its potential.
    • Very strong C++ background.

    If you're enthusiastic about the position and would like to tell us about it, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@stardock.com, with "Graphics Engineer" in the subject line.

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  • Associate Art Producer

    We are currently seeking a full-time Associate Art Producer to oversee all responsibilities related to art outsourcing including understanding art goals and needs, securing contractors to fulfill project goals, acceptance of contracted work maintaining consistency and quality, and integrating assets into the game engine. This is a salaried, full-time position at our Plymouth, Michigan office.

    Primary Responsibilities Include:
    • Collaborate with the art and design teams to understand and communicate the project's visual goals and maintain consistency and AAA quality.
    • Collaborate with the art and design teams in the creation and overall management of external art schedules and resource plans.
    • Track and provide specific visual feedback on all assets throughout the stages of production to completion.
    • Create and implement the art production pipeline between internal and external productions and enforcing the process throughout the project cycle.
    • Integrate assets (both internally and externally generated) into the game engine.
    • Evaluate external parties for viability and quality and making recommendations on choice of external vendor.
    Education and/or Experience Desired:
    • Bachelor's Degree in related field and 3+ years of experience required.
    • Prior game industry experience as a producer or technical artist is a huge plus.
    • Portfolio or reel demonstrating the capability to make solid art and design choices.
    • Proficient with industry standard art tools (Maya, Photoshop, etc.).
    • Understands game art production process and methodology.
    • Previous experience with outsourcing, managing external vendors or teams, and directing others through written communication.
    • Effective communication with peers, art staff, and senior management.

    If you're enthusiastic about the position and would like to tell us about it, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@stardock.com, with "Associate Art Producer" in the subject line.

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  • .NET developer

    Stardock is successful because of its awesome communities. We are looking for developers who are interested in working on a wide range of projects including ASP.NET based web projects to game editors to modding tools. This is a salaried, full-time position at our Plymouth, Michigan office.

    Ideal candidate:
    • 5 years or more of C# experience.
    • Enjoys working on customer facing projections.
    • Self-motivated, likes to identify and solve problems.
    • Appreciates the value of a good UX.
    • Strong .NET and in particular C# background.

    If you're enthusiastic about the position and would like to tell us about it, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@stardock.com, with ".NET developer" in the subject line.

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  • Art Director

    Stardock makes games and is interested in making its games visually compelling. We are looking for experienced art directors to blend our amazing engineering capabilities with our talented art team. This is a salaried, full-time position at our Plymouth, Michigan office.

    Ideal candidate:
    • 10 years of experience as an artist in the industry.
    • Is able to create innovative and interesting artistic visions and ensuring that art assets adhere to that vision.
    • Understanding the cost/benefit of different artistic styles.
    • Technically proficient with most leading art tools.
    • Excellent communication skills, likes collaborating with people.

    If you're enthusiastic about the position and would like to tell us about it, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@stardock.com, with "Art Director" in the subject line.

    Apply Now