Blackbird Interactive

Creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 100-500 employees
  • Hybrid remote
  • Vancouver, Canada

What we do

Blackbird Interactive is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio where the best talent in the industry can find long-term careers to help grow their abilities while working on a wide range of projects, which encompass world-class IPs as well as our own creations across multiple genres.

We are behind such games as

  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Homeworld 3
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Crossfire: Legion
  • And more

Blackbird office

Who we are

Founded by Rob Cunningham, Yossarian King, and Aaron Kambeitz in 2010, the award-winning Vancouver studio boast its own internal CG cinematics department, led by the founder of Pixar Canada, and has also been involved in various game-adjacent projects over the years - such as Project Eagle with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other initiatives with the eatART Foundation and Sanctuary AI.

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BBI was listed among the fastest growing Canadian companies by revenue in 2020 and 2021 by The Globe and Mail and Deloitte.

Our benefits

We take a lot of pride in the awesome benefits and perks we’re able to offer our employees, and we’re always on the lookout for more. Work-life balance is a huge priority for us, and these benefits and perks are just one of the ways we express that.

  • 4-day, 32-hour work week for all full-time staff
  • Mentorship program
  • Skunkworks internal game jam program
  • 4 weeks paid vacation per year
  • 11 paid stat holidays
  • 3 paid days per year for professional development
  • December holiday studio closure (extra paid time off!)
  • Comprehensive health/dental benefits from day 1
  • Life insurance
  • $300 Healthcare Spending Account per annum
  • RRSP matching up to $1500
  • Profit-sharing bonus program

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Blackbird Interactive overview

Working Week

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week (32hrs) as well as supporting in-studio, remote, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

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Our Vacation Policy

4 weeks paid vacation + 11 paid public holidays + 3 paid days per year for professional development + December break

  • 32 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 84 days off per year

Scorecard

Top 5
81 / 100
  • +524 days @ 100% salary
  • +1032 days PTO
  • +9Open to remote working
  • +5Healthcare coverage
  • +5And much more...

Our working Day

  • 7am
    Work between
    7pm
  • 9am
    Typical hours
    5pm

Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working (but require some time in the office) and are a team of 300 and mostly based in USA. Our team works from:

  • Vancouver
    220
  • Montreal
    2
  • Kitchener
    2
  • Toronto
    2
  • Winnipeg
    1
  • Edmonton
    1
  • Halifax
    1
  • Manitoba
    1

Our Team

We're a team of 160 across 9 departments:

  • engineering
    44
  • arts and design
    28
  • information technology
    4
  • business development
    3
  • finance
    3
  • +4 more teams

Expect to be working with

  • Atlassian Cloud
  • CloudFlare Hosting
  • Google Apps
  • MailChimp SPF
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Remote
  • WordPress.org
  • + many more

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Profit sharing bonus program
  • Equipment allowance

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