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Senior Game Tools Engineer

Amazon Games Studios

Irvine, CA 05-30-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Come join us and help in building a new premium multiplayer title from Amazon Games!

Amazon Games is hiring a Senior Game Tools Engineer. In this role, you will work closely with content creators and gameplay designers to develop the tools, systems, and workflows that empower them to focus on crafting a compelling and fun gaming experience.
Our mission is to be the most customer-obsessed company in the games industry. At Amazon Games we're creating games like the open world MMO New World and working with partners to publish hit games like Lost Ark. Amazon is working on unannounced titles for PC, console and mobile platforms.
Our product is an unannounced game using Unreal Engine 5, built by a team with veterans from many popular titles like EverQuest, PlanetSide, H1Z1, and Free Realms.
Come join our passionate team to help make the next game everyone will be downloading to their PCs, phones, tablets and consoles!

Key job responsibilities
Who you are:
- You love playing games and building tools to help content creators to rapidly and easily make fun and engaging experiences that are accessible to all customers!
- You thrive in a collaborative environment where you have influence and responsibility over technology direction.
- You are passionate about building tools to help developers improve their daily workflows.
- You have built and used game development tools in the past and know what good workflow looks like.

What you'll do:
- Design, develop and support content creation tools using C++, Python, C# to support Unreal engine workflows.
- Give technical guidance to a team of other developers to build high quality tools.
- Ensure that the game and tools are tightly integrated into multiple hardware platforms and ecosystems--making sure that game assets conform to each platform's strengths and limitations.
- Monitor, measure, and improve developer iteration time.
- Proactively identify and solve problems that affect the quality of life for developers.
- Be an advocate for players and developers: Insist on the highest standards, drive to operational excellence, help create functional and engaging customer-centric features.

Your day-to-day involves working closely with designers and artists to deliver workflow improvements and foster operational readiness. This involves a few regular meetings but mostly a lot of interaction either face-to-face or in virtual channels. The structure of your day includes these interactions but also a lot of focus time in implementing these ideas. You may also spend some time interacting with other game teams as we try to share technology--including tools--whenever possible.

About the team
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
Our team puts a high value on work-life harmony and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right relationship between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Irvine, CA, USA | San Diego, CA, USA

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 5+ years of programming with at least one software programming language experience
- 5+ years of leading design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 5+ years of Games Industry (supporting title Development, Release, or Live Ops) experience
- Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team
- Recent experience with Unreal Engine
- Recent experience building content and gameplay workflows for a launched title

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- 5+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
- Experience with Unreal Engine version 5+

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $151,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $261,500/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjo8yw-34-204-198-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $151,300 to $261,500 Per Year ($ USD)