Relic Entertainment

Relic (acquired by SEGA in 2013) is founded on the premise that it is entirely possible to ship first class, genre altering, AAA titles – and have a life. If you love games and enjoy the process of perfecting something collaboratively – you’ll enjoy our culture.

We believe great games start with great employees, so we invest in ours. That investment includes planning our development cycles carefully to minimize overtime; regular team events to bond and de-stress; organizational transparency so we’re all on the same page. Our goal is to be the best developer of innovative and highly creative video game entertainment. This means always pushing the boundaries. Achieving this requires passion, creativity, discipline and teamwork which are the cornerstones of the Relic workspace.

By cultivating an open environment that encourages creative freedom, risk tolerance and attention to detail, we allow ourselves the luxury of continual re-evaluation without sacrificing momentum. We are an agile organization and we use the SCRUM methodology to facilitate our development process.

As a result, both our staff and our games are continually improving. Embracing innovation, constantly examining our assumptions and emphasizing work life balance allows us to do something special – to go further. Further means: • PC Gamer “Game of the Year” – Twice. • PC Gamer “Highest rated RTS” – Ever. • IGN, Gamespy and Gamespot Expansion of the Year • IGN and Gamespy Developer of the Year

Relic Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMER (SERVER) CO-OP AT RELIC ENTERTAINMENT  VANCOUVER, BC Do you love challenging problems? Do you want to apply what you’re learning today to improve processes and systems? If so, our  Associate Programmer (Server) Co-op  role is the perfect fit for you! Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned AAA subsidiary of SEGA, is the award-winning RTS developer of Homeworld, and the Dawn of War and Company of Heroes franchises. Our studio focuses on building the technology we need to create the game experiences of the future. Currently, we’re on the hunt for ambitious students or new grads who are keen to gain experience and launch their careers in server programming. In return, we want to give them the mentorship and tools they need to solve real engineering challenges. Sound interesting? Read below! Please note that this is a  4 month summer work term from April-August 2018  (with the possibility for an extension) at our headquarters in Vancouver, BC. As our Associate Programmer (Server) Co-op you will… Contribute to a server team that services millions of users on multiple titles Develop the server infrastructure needed for the next generation of our games Collaborate with other team members to design and architect your code Gain experience in areas such as networking, server, and link Participate in stress and functional testing Be mentored by some of the industry’s best architects Work at the most recognized RTS games studio in Canada (3 of our games are in PC Gamer’s all-time Top 20 Best Strategy Games) Participate in all studio functions and events ( i.e. team building, company parties, charitable endeavors, and sports) We’re looking for someone who has… Completed at least the first year of a Computer Science or Engineering degree Some experience with C++, Java, and/or SQL A passion and curiosity for solving complex problems A positive attitude, a sense of humour, and a passion for games It’s a bonus if you have... Cool projects on your Github or website to show off to us  Some web or server development experience Graphics experience What’s in it for you?  You will become part of the SEGA family (in addition to Relic, it includes  Creative Assembly ,  Sports Interactive ,  Hardlight Studio , and  Amplitude Studios ) which means you’ll have an opportunity to work on AAA games and learn a ton. We also realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive compensation packages. Interested?  Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our team!  Next Steps?  Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.  Note:  We are currently only able to accept applications from individuals who are legally qualified to work in Canada. 
Relic Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
GAME DIRECTOR AT RELIC ENTERTAINMENT  VANCOUVER, CANADA Have you been through the trenches of game development and successfully created what looked to be impossible? Can you lead the creative vision of a product and make it as amazing on screen as it is in your head? If so, our Game  Director  role might be the perfect fit for you!  Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award winning RTS developer of  Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes , and we’re on the hunt for a  Game Director  to join our team in Vancouver, Canada. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems. As an integral part of the development leadership team, you will be the driving force behind bringing the creative vision of the game to life. You will have an opportunity to work with a talented team to create, shape and build a world class player experience.  A strong understanding of what resonates with players while inspiring those around you to produce a consistent vision of world, story, gameplay and tone will be key for rocking out in this role. You will also be known the industry for having an exceptional ability to inspire large teams, pitch and evangelize ideas in a larger-scale creative framework while executing on making a great AAA game. As our Game Director you will… Play a key role in steering the strategic creative decisions of our franchise Ensure the creative vision of the game is fed into every aspect of gameplay, art, story, design, and cinematics Drive the team around creative goals Lead kickoffs that allow for new content ideas Create content briefs and outlines to guide art and content creation Team up with stakeholders to ensure that the game’s creative vision is reflected both in the game & outside of it Drive process improvement and practices that increase quality and accuracy   We’re looking for someone who has…   10+ years of experience shipping AAA titles in design roles Shipped multiple titles in a lead role with direction over design Previous experience as a Game Director or Creative Director Proven success from previously released titles An exceptional ability to communicate and pitch ideas An ability to inspire teams The skills to lead a team on gameplay, design, story, art, and content development Experience developing RTS games  What’s in it for you?   You will become part of the  SEGA  family (includes  Creative Assembly ,  Sports Interactive ,  Amplitude Studios , and  Hardlight Studio )  which means you’ll have an opportunity to work on AAA games and learn a ton. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages. Interested?  Please apply through our  careers page ! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our team!  Next Steps? Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.
Relic Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
LEAD AUDIO DESIGNER AT RELIC ENTERTAINMENT VANCOUVER, BC Do you live and breathe Audio and want to create an amazing gaming experience alongside passionate peeps? Are you a technically savvy, hands-on leader who enjoys rolling up their sleeves and inspiring a team? If so, our  Audio Lead  role might be the perfect fit for you! Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award-winning RTS developer of  Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes , and we’re on the hunt for an  Audio Lead  to join our highly passionate Audio Team. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems. As an Audio Lead, you will… Lead, mentor and inspire a team of sound designers to create compelling audio soundscapes in the RTS genre. Work with cinematics teams to deliver highly polished assets and experiences. Maintain strict delivery schedules while staying on budget. Drive the technical direction of tools and pipelines for the franchise. Be a technical guru, solving any technical implementation issues. We’re looking for someone who … Has shipped 2+ AAA titles as a lead. Can create a strong creative vision for audio that aligns with and enhances the creative direction of the game and franchise. Is a strong communicator. Effectively documenting and communicating vision and direction to the audio & game teams. Has a great sense of sound aesthetics. You’ll set an industry leading quality bar for game audio. Is technically savvy. You’ll work effectively with programmers and team members to develop and improve tools and systems. Is up to date on the latest audio techniques and software. Your experience includes … A strong understanding of the gameplay importance of interactive audio. Deep background in the use of narrative and dialog systems. A strong technical background that allows you to drive features, pipeline improvements and bug fixes. Proficiency with industry standard sound creation tools, practices, and libraries. Experience authoring sound in all surround formats. Extensive experience working and mixing linear audio. A solid base of technical audio theory. A strong background in audio production and scheduling. Able to work under tight schedules and reliably hit milestones. It’s a bonus if you … Have a programming or scripting background. Are experienced in all things RTS. Have been or are currently a Musician. Love AAA games! What’s in it for you?  You will become part of the SEGA family (in addition to Relic, it includes  Creative Assembly ,  Sports Interactive ,  Hardlight Studio , and  Amplitude Studios ) which means you’ll have an opportunity to work on AAA games and learn a ton. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages. Interested?  Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our programming team! Next Steps?  Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.
Relic Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
SENIOR AUDIO DESIGNER AT RELIC ENTERTAINMENT VANCOUVER, BC Do you have a strong aesthetic sense and a passion for games? Are you a stickler for sound and obsessed with speech? If so, our  Senior Dialogue Designer  role might be the perfect fit for you! Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award winning RTS developer of  Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes , and we’re on the hunt for a  Senior Dialogue Designer  to join our  Age of Empires IV team.  As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems. Relic has a rich history of strong narrative support in its games and, as our Senior Dialogue Designer, you will use dialogue to push Relic’s games to the forefront of the industry.  As our Senior Dialogue Designer, you will also… Lead the creative and technical aspects of Age of Empires' speech project Partner with our Narrative Designer to creatively enhance gameplay through the use of dialogue Help define the project’s audio aesthetic and standard of quality Lead and organize the project’s recording and ADR sessions Add flair to the project’s cinematic voice assets through editing and mastering Work with the Audio, Design, and Programming departments to design playback systems Help set the standard of practices for all aspects of dialogue at the studio We’re looking for someone who has… A strong understanding of the role dialogue plays in creating a world-class gaming experience Exceptional organizational and communication skills 5+ years of experience working with dialogue in games, including: A talent for editing speech and creating high quality voice effects Taking a project from conception to completion Developing speech tools and pipelines Conceptualizing and executing audio features Leading or coordinating casting and recording sessions Localization experience It’s a bonus if you have… Experience working with Audiokinetic WWise Experience working with scripts (lua, python) What’s in it for you?  In addition to working on AAA games and learning a ton, we offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages. Interested?  Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our team!  Next Steps?  Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.  Note: We are currently only able to accept applications from individuals who are legally qualified to work in Canada. 
Relic Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
UX DESIGNER AT RELIC ENTERTAINMENT  (VIEW ALL JOBS) VANCOUVER, BC Do you believe in cultivating solutions that create a seamless experience for players? Are you a player-centric designer who is focused on crafting world class in-game experiences? If so, our  UX Designer  role might be the perfect fit for you! Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award winning RTS developer of Homeworld, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, (and now!) Age of Empires IV and we’re on the hunt for a  UX Designer  to work in our Vancouver studio. This soon to be Relican will join our UX/UI team supporting Age of Empires IV. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems. As an integral part of our UX team, you will be tasked with immersing our players into the design of the game. Our team’s end goal? Creating a legendary player experience. As our UX Designer you will… Be our architect of where information lives and how it's presented to the player Act as an HUD interactions expert, specifying both front-end and in-game HUD interactions through wireframes, prototypes, and more Distill potentially competing information from a variety of stakeholders into actionable improvements  Balance the needs of design, art, marketing, player expectations, and more, to create an engaging & seamless product Have a natural ability to understand the intent of our game design and how to make that design come to life through UI Understand the importance of (and be able to action) giving feedback to other areas - Art, Audio, FX, etc. - on how their work is or isn’t meeting UX requirements We’re looking for someone who has… 3+ years of relevant experience with at least one shipped game title Related post-secondary education, with preference towards a Degree or Diploma in Interaction Design, UX, HCI, or related fields A portfolio of work that showcases UX, interaction design skills, and high level problem solving. Please include this portfolio link in the application below! Experience using various UX design methods - contextual inquiry, card sorting, user journeys, personas, stakeholder interviews, wireframes, etc. Excellent communication skills and an ability to produce clear designs that describe the experience An ability to explain design rationale and follow problems up-stream to their root cause - instead of just making things look shiny, you are obsessed over making the end-user’s experience better The ability to not only manage their own time but be vocal and champion features they want to see implemented Familiarity with Photoshop / Illustrator / Sketch, and interaction design tools like Axure / Omnigraffle Working graphic design foundation skills (space, layout, typography, image) It’s a bonus if you have… An aptitude for input prototyping and designing control schemes Experience with WPF Experience with scripting languages like LUA Knowledge of XAML and Microsoft Blend Experience designing applications for a global and multilingual user base Experience in graphic design or UI art, with a strong awareness of current trends Experience planning and conducting usability studies Experience with data analysis and visualization in tools like Excel, Tableau, etc. Portfolio case studies that cover wicked problems and how they were approached What’s in it for you?  You will become part of the SEGA family (in addition to Relic, it includes  Creative Assembly ,  Sports Interactive ,  Hardlight Studio , and  Amplitude Studios ) which means you’ll have an opportunity to work on AAA games and learn a ton. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages. Interested?  Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself, provide your portfolio details and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our team!  Next Steps?  Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.  Note:  We are currently only able to accept applications from individuals who are legally qualified to work in Canada. 
Relic Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada
05 Feb, 2018
Full time
CONCEPT ARTIST AT RELIC ENTERTAINMENT  (VIEW ALL JOBS) VANCOUVER, BC Do you believe in pushing creative boundaries to set the quality bar within the industry? Want to be the torchbearer of the artistic vision for the team? If so, our  Concept Artist role  in our Age of Empires IV team might be the perfect fit for you!  Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award-winning RTS developer of Homeworld, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, (and now!) Age of Empires IV and we’re on the hunt for a permanent full- time  Concept Artist  to work in our Vancouver studio. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems. As an integral part of our studio, you will provide the team with inspirational illustrations as well as production quality artwork focusing on environment design. It’s essential that you are able to contribute a strong creative aesthetic that enhances the overall player experience.                                                   As a Concept Artist, you will … Illustrate concepts based on verbal and written direction Able to explore and refine ideas based on partial and/or full reference Articulate the game design in a way that fits with the art direction Work with the Art Director to provide vision and direction Able to improvise within an established art and/or brand direction Produce orthographic illustrations for outsourcing Must be comfortable producing production art Be the torchbearer of the artistic vision for the team Be familiar with visual and cultural trends in game development We’re looking for someone who has… At least 1 shipped AAA PC/Console title to their name A degree or certificate in Illustration, Painting, Industrial Design or Film Design is preferred 5+ years experience in a Concept art role Comfortable working with a broad variety of styles and genres A stunning portfolio that demonstrates a variety of concept design and illustration with a focus on environments, strong colour, and lighting skills Experience working in 3D package Excellent communication and team skills Self-motivated, self-critical, savvy with a strong work ethic It’s a bonus if you have… Experience developing for RTS genre   Portfolio Requirements No hard copies please, must submit via portolfio link. Provide at least one example that demonstrates your process. Including research, thumbnails and colour studies What’s in it for you?  You will become part of the SEGA family (includes  Creative Assembly ,  Sports Interactive ,  Hardlight Studio , and  Amplitude Studios ) which means you’ll have an opportunity to work on AAA games and learn a ton. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages. Interested?  Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself, provide your portfolio details and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our team!  Next Steps?  Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.  Note: We are currently only able to accept applications from individuals who are legally qualified to work in Canada.  Have you heard? We’re making Age of Empires IV!