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"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together- source unknown."

About Us

The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals who are united in their passion for Gears of War. As a Microsoft first-party studio, we are dedicated to pushing the limits of interactive entertainment and taking Gears to new heights.

We believe that if you want to go far, go together. It takes a diverse team of people sharing a common vision to make a groundbreaking game. Great teams are defined by mutual trust, shared purpose, and the determination to overcome any obstacle together. We also believe that fun games can only come from teams that have fun! We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.

And when it comes to having fun, it helps that The Coalition is located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. With a mild climate, vibrant nightlife, abundant arts and culture, diverse culinary scene, and no end of outdoors adventure, Vancouver has something for everyone.

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The Coalition is looking for people who are a great cultural fit with our team and have the energy, passion, and determination to get things done. If you want to work with exceptionally talented people, create mind-blowing Gears of War games, and have a blast doing it, you’ve come to right place!

For art-related positions, we prefer applications that include online portfolios / demos. It should be current, display original work samples, and include a breakdown of what you did in each shot.

Full-time roles

Follow the link and submit your resume through the Microsoft Careers site or email thecoalitionjobs@microsoft.com.

Contract roles

The Coalition does not directly hire temporary roles but we do use external developers to take on specific projects on behalf of The Coalition. These developers hire candidates directly to fill these temporary roles. Below are examples of the types of temporary roles that one of our external developers may need to fill during the lifetime of a project. To find out more about these and other open temporary roles please contact: canhub@microsoft.com

  • Audio Software Development Engineer
  • Cinematic Animator
  • Cinematic Level Generalist
  • Concept Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Live Multiplayer Designer
  • Live Team Engineer
  • Moments Animator
  • Multiplayer Tech Artist
  • Narrative Coordinator
  • Web UX/UI Designer
  • Marketing Artist