Full Time Job

Senior Gameplay Engineer


Santa Monica, CA 02-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Your Platform

Your Mission

Activision Publishing is currently looking for a Senior Gameplay Engineer to join the Mobile Team. We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven track record for building and launching great games.

As a Senior Gameplay Engineer you will architect, refactor, optimize and maintain a variety of game and tool gameplay systems, specifically for Mobile platforms including: AI, game rules, game controls and animation. You will be a direct part of a core team but collaborate with a global team.

Your goals and responsibilities include ensuring Gameplay Systems play well on Mobile platforms, some of which will be adapted from other platforms and some which will be architected and implemented from scratch by you with guidance from the Technical Director. Qualified candidates need to be self-starters, able to operate in a highly dynamic environment.

You report into a (Technical) Development Director and be guided by the Technical Director, who you will work with to ensure implementation aligns with strategy and priorities.

• Design, implement, debug, optimize and refine gameplay systems, features, and infrastructure as needed
• Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain a process of technological evolution with a Mobile platform focus
• Communicate with other departments within the team and Activision global community to improve existing tools and determine new solutions

Player Profile

• 5+ years programming experience with a substantial portion spent in 1 or more of these disciplines:
• AI programming
• Animation
• Physics programming
• Game-rules
• Contributed extensively to the development of two or more shipped games, PC, Console or Mobile
• Demonstrated proficiency in and knowledge of C/C++, data structures, performance, and multi-threaded programming techniques
• Demonstrated ability to write clean, readable, portable, reliable, and optimized code on multi-platform projects
• Experience working on multi-platform software projects
• Ability to research, analyze and optimize code to meet performance requirements
• Excellent communications skills

Extra Points:
• Some familiarity with current Mobile rendering APIs and architecture
• Knowledge of computer game technologies including: AI programming, physics, 3D programming, animation, collision detection, network programming
• Familiarity with multi-threading and optimization
• Experience managing engineers
• Experience of working in cross- or remote-studio environment

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.