Madefire Press

About Madefire

We are a legion of visionary artists, storytellers and engineers on a mission to advance the timeless art of storytelling in an era of interactive media, connected devices and virtual and augmented realities.

Our engineers and designers collaborate with the world’s most-renowned comic book creators and graphic pioneers to evolve our transformative Motion Book™ platform. Our authoring tools bring sound, motion and dimension to their words and images; our publishing pipeline distributes their works to a vast digital marketplace; and our ever-growing lineup of Motion Book™ clients delivers their stories to fans in a uniquely compelling experience.

We are Madefire and we are looking for creative engineering /superhero(in)?es/ to join our digital storytelling vanguard.

About You

Madefire is seeking an experienced Graphics Engineer to design the Madefire Motion Book Engine.

The Motion Book Engine is similar to a cross-platform game engine, written in C++ and using Open GL. There is a basic framework in development, but there is much left to do, both for performance, as well as many new features for VR and AR.

The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of experience with graphics programming, C++, and Open GL. The short description is that, if you’re a seasoned game engine developer, this is the job for you.

The ideal candidate should also have experience:

    Working with the artists to define new engine features for greater storytelling potential
    Dealing with constraints on varying implementations of the Open GL standards
    Optimizing performance and memory / bandwidth constraints

Bonus points for the following:

    Electron (or similar cross-platform desktop application development, i.e. NW.js, node-webkit)
    WebVR and/or WebGL, OpenGL, THREE.js

The Lead Graphics Engineer must be a motivated self-starter, capable of driving execution of multiple concurrent projects to completion. They should be obsessed with quality but capable of shipping “good” while iterating toward “perfect.”

They should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, write clear and concise documentation and proactively communicate project statuses. They should be curious, passionate and enthusiastic learners, capable of sharing their knowledge with others. They should champion best practices (design, performance, testing, security, etc.) and enjoy mentoring their peers.
Life at Madefire

Madefire offers a competitive salary and equity package, comprehensive medical benefits (including dental and vision), career development budget (books, courses, conferences, etc.), free digital comics, family lunch every Monday and fresh bagels every Tuesday. We host a quarterly social event, called Story Night, which features the work of creative industry giants. We also get together biweekly for Game Night.

Work-life balance is important to us. We work at a sustainable pace, set responsible deadlines and keep flexible schedules. Members of our engineering team may opt to work remotely on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Madefire is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusivity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Madefire, visit www.madefire.com; try one of our readers for iOS, Android or GearVR; or create your own digital comic using Madefire’s Motion Book Tool™.