Sr. Gameplay Programmer

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Skydance Interactive

Description

Skydance Interactive is looking for a skilled Sr. Gameplay Programmer to join our engineering team. In this role, you'll be responsible for maintaining and extending major game subsystems, creating and optimizing gameplay elements, and working with the design team to implement ideas while providing technical and creative feedback. We believe that a small, focused, and dedicated team of talented people can create exceptional games.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement gameplay features within an established framework
  • Take technical ownership of major game subsystems
  • Work closely with designers and artists to implement their ideas, providing technical and creative feedback
  • Implement, debug and optimize systems in C/C++ and other languages
  • Implement and augment tools to expose features to content creators
  • Provide time estimates to leads and management; keep co-workers informed about progress of programming deliverables as well as non-programming prerequisites for feature implementation
  • Identify and communicate risks and roadblocks
  • Mentor and support others on the programming staff

Requirements

  • BS – MS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent C++ programming and systems design skills, other languages a plus
  • 5 years + programming experience, including game industry experience
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine 4
  • Have performed multi-disciplinary work with large-scale game engine architecture
  • Shipped at least one game as Senior Gameplay Programmer
  • Respect for sound engineering principles, must be at ease working with the grain of existing code paradigms
  • Strong math skills
  • Rapid learner, able to absorb and understand complex systems
  • Passion for games and game technology
  • Comfortable working closely with Designers, Artists, and other members of the development team in a highly iterative environment
  • Prior work, personal or professional, that shows exceptional insight and skill of execution
  • Passionate about working in a VR studio
  • Able to work in the United States

Extra Points For…

  • Experience shipping a VR title
  • Experience shipping product on Xbox One/PS4 consoles

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