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Our Culture is our Spark
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Our success is not only defined by the games and worlds we create, but by the studio that creates them. Bonfire is a culture-first studio founded on the values of excellence, creativity, friendship, trust, and diversity. We live these values and are building our studio from people who share them. Bonfire is a dream - we want to create a studio that builds friendships between gamers and between each other.

We Are Seeking

  • Good humans with good hearts
  • People who strive for excellence in everything they do
  • People brave enough to make bold decisions on behalf of Bonfire Studios
  • Those who thrive without micro-management, and who know that with this freedom comes great responsibility
  • Passionate gamers who know and love fictional worlds
  • People ready to tank any challenge, big or small, whether or not it’s in their job description. At Bonfire, we all do whatever is necessary for the team to succeed
  • People with different experiences and different points of view. We are always looking for new perspectives

Our Openings

Bonfire is currently hiring people to form the core nucleus of our company and help define our first IP. All roles are full-time and located in Irvine, California.

Don't see your role posted? We are always looking for experienced game developers and are open to considering candidates across all disciplines opportunistically. If you are looking for the next stage in your career, please feel free to submit your resume and tell us about yourself.
We’re looking for an exceptional engineer and a game designer in one -- a passionate, lifelong gamer who wants to be on the front lines of game development. Our first game is hinged on our moment-to-moment gameplay and nailing the crisp feel of networked character gameplay. You’ll mind meld with our world-class development team to help create our first title using data-oriented tools and technology.
Do you have a passion for character development and the art of motion, as well as a drive to advance art and animation through technology? As part of a lean, focused, and experienced team working on a new IP, you’ll be able to shape your own role as well as evolve the foundation of our animation pipeline. As a central influencer on the team, you will be the glue that helps tie it all together.
As Technical Artist you'll be part of a lean, focused, and experienced team developing a new IP, and will be working with a cross-discipline team of artists, designers, and engineers to rig and skin our characters and explore what works for our game.

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Buffs and Perks
Healthcare

We have comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family.

Everyone is an owner

We offer competitive salaries, but as a start-up we can offer something that others can’t. Our stock options turn our employees into owners.

Open PTO

We have an open Paid Time Off policy at Bonfire. We work hard, but we also have families, so our flexible work schedules help keep life in balance. If you get sick, or you need to recharge your batteries, you can take the time you need. We also have a company-wide Summer and Winter shutdown to make sure everyone takes some time away from their inbox.

Parent Friendly

Parental leave ensures the newest addition to the family gets the attention they deserve.

Level Up

The Bonfire Spark is passion, curiosity, and a drive for excellence. From attending industry conferences to working alongside some of the most talented developers in games, we support our employees in their quest for professional growth. Mentorship is a key part of Bonfire culture, as we are all stronger when we learn from each other.

Fun and Games

Family friendly barbeques, board game marathons, and a continually running D&D campaign are just some of the ways we unwind and relax together.

AFK

The OC has easy access to the year round beach living that makes California famous. Bike paths, mountain trails, and ski slopes are nearby for any time not spent on the sand. Parents will be pleased to know that Orange County offers some of the best public schools in the nation. Kids will be pleased to know that Disneyland is just a short drive away.