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Lead Gameplay Programmer

Epic Games

San Diego, CA 02-27-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Unreal projects have been leading the pack of real-time entertainment with our constantly growing team of engineering experts. We're always improving on the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We are seeking an experienced Lead Gameplay Programmer to direct the gameplay technical approach for a main internal project in the Fortnite ecosystem. They will be responsible for driving the gameplay engineering team, collaborating and iterating between gameplay programmers, designers, and artists. They will play a critical role in driving future gameplay systems within the Fortnite ecosystem.

In this role, you will
• Mentor and coach a team of gameplay engineers, and be the primary hub of communication and information for other disciplines
• Distill high-level feature requests into meaningful, actionable work items, and delegate to the team effectively
• Deliver core gameplay features in an efficient and timely manner, and speak up when the team is over or under-scoped
• Lead the vision for different gameplay systems and features, and propose and review architecture, systems, and technical approaches to ensure that they satisfy both the surface-level and deeper, engineering-specific requirements
• Jump in and participate in writing code when necessary

What we're looking for
• Experience developing games professionally, and shipping AAA titles (on multiple platforms preferred)
• Experience leading a team of gameplay engineers within a shipped AAA title
• Strong C++ skills and the ability to code and architect gameplay mechanics and tools
• Strong analytical abilities with creative problem-solving skills, excelling in thinking innovatively and finding unique solutions
• Experience working on a live service game
• Experience with Unreal Engine 5
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re0o01-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.