Game AI Programmer

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TRU LUV
Published
April 7, 2020
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To apply, please send your resume to careers@truluv.ai

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Toronto, ON, Canada
Full time
ET time zone only, with intention to relocate to Toronto after COVID

WHAT IS TRU LUV AND WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT?

TRU LUV is changing the way we relate with technology. We’re building a new interaction model on the belief that love feels better than winning. We work with artists, psychologists and game designers to bring life to AI companions. These friends in your phone join you on playful journeys of deepening comfort and insight to help you relax and grow more resilient. Our first companion, #SelfCare, was one of Apple's Best of 2018. We care about celebration, curiosity, love, intention, care and protopian futures. <3

We work 30 hours per week.

We are a small team in Toronto with team members in Montreal, Berlin, and Glasgow.

WHAT IMPACT CAN AN AI PROGRAMMER HAVE WITH TRU LUV?

At TRU LUV, we work together to bring life and depth to our companions, including #SelfCare and our secret projects. As an AI Programmer, you will join TRU LUV to research and implement the most nourishing and heartwarming experiences possible for our audience. With a solid foundation of AI research, algorithms and system architecture, you will work with a team exploring the possibilities of our companions.

Your work day might look like:

  • Writing and maintaining scalable, performant code that can be built into multiple platforms

  • Researching and developing algorithms that contribute to building robust, mindful AI companions

  • Making key decisions on our AI architecture in partnership with our Lead Programmer

  • Programming for Unity with C# in Visual Studio to bring life to our AI companions

  • Exploring possibilities with our team of designers, artists, and writers to implement and/or integrate their work into the app and iterate with them on their design

  • Mentoring other members of your team and encouraging opportunities to develop and grow

  • Supporting the evolution of a variety of systems and tools, building new features, and taking us deeper into the possibilities of our AI

  • Creating and uploading builds for iOS and Android

ABILITIES YOU BRING TO TRU LUV:

  • At least 5 years of experience optimizing and evolving large codebases, preferably in C++ or C#

  • Experience building AI architecture and framework design such as FSMs, behaviour trees, pathfinding, and rule-based systems

  • Comfort with refactoring legacy code and implementing improvements to its architecture

  • Design and implementation of AI systems that connect to the why of an audience member, not only the what

  • Broad experience knowledge of algorithm and data structure concepts

  • Dedication to high code quality, automated testing, and other best practices

  • A passion for the creation and integration of mindful AI

  • A degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent

KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE OR ARE WILLING TO EXPLORE:

  • Knowledge or experience in a game engine such as Unity

  • Experience with Visual Studio, Git, Xcode, iOS, Android

  • A knowledge of self-care practices including those inspired by contemporary witchcraft

  • Tend-and-befriend and other psychological frameworks for companion design

TO COMPLEMENT OUR EXISTING TEAM, YOU ARE:

  • Curious, self-motivated, and can help mentor a distributed team under minimal supervision

  • Interested in seeking out new techniques and ideas related to tend-and-befriend, psychological development, and pro-social interactions in the games and app industries

  • A proactive, caring and compassionate communicator

  • Solution-oriented, flexible, and comfortable making mistakes, asking questions, giving feedback, and helping others as needed

  • Enthusiastic about creating and maintaining a mutually-supportive environment that values diversity

  • Comfortable in a startup where plans and priorities can change quickly

Our team is built on a foundation of diversity and inclusion.

TRU LUV is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion as the underlying foundation of our success. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

DO I NEED TO MEET ALL CRITERIA TO APPLY?

Definitely not! If you share our goal of more nourishing technology and our values of celebration, curiosity, love, intention and care we’d love to meet you and see what is possible!

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