In our latest employment-specific round-up, we highlight some of the notable jobs posted in big sister site Gamasutra's industry-leading game jobs section this week, including positions from Crystal Dynamics, Firaxis Games and more.

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Some of the notable jobs posted this week include:

Crystal Dynamics: Lead Designer
"Crystal Dynamics is looking for a talented, innovative lead designer on future AAA title development for Xbox 360 and PS3. We're looking for a candidate who is driven, passionate about making games, willing to take risks, confident that the risk is worth taking and has a solid design background to make it happen. The candidate we're looking for will have current multiplayer, systems and technical experience and excels in highly collaborative, team environments."

THQ/Kaos Studios: Environment Art Supervisor
"We are seeking an experienced Environment Art Supervisor with the skills and passion to drive the designing, organization, modeling, texturing, dressing and lighting of realistically-grounded game worlds. Candidates should have a very strong sense of visual design and an amazing attention to detail. Candidates should be able to build and light environments from scratch by relying on a combination of photo-reference and concept art."

TimeGate Studios: Live Producer
"The Quality Assurance Manager is primarily responsible for managing and directing the quality assurance team. The Quality Assurance Manager reports to the Producer, reports to other lead positions, and provides reports on game quality to the rest of the development team as needed."

Blizzard Entertainment: Lead 3D Character Artist, Next-Gen MMO
"Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled lead 3D character artist for a team focused on next-generation massively multiplayer online games. The ideal candidate has extensive experience modeling and texturing a diverse visual range of characters and creatures at a senior or lead level. A solid grasp of form, structure, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets is essential."

Firaxis Games: Senior Server Software Engineer
"This role is responsible for developing and maintaining a live game service, database and web server. The game service primarily communicates and synchronizes game state changes to custom clients. The game service must also communicate state changes with a persistent database and include advanced database caching techniques required for latency-sensitive game-play."

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