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Principal Gameplay Programmer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
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

The Fortnite Creative Team is bringing the entire toolset of Unreal Engine and the Unreal Editor to developers and creators to make and publish experiences within Fortnite. As part of this team, you will implement gameplay systems, APIs, and tools that will empower Fortnite creators to build the next generation of amazing gameplay experiences!

In this role, you will
• Own the technical design, implementation, and delivery of major technical gameplay features and systems
• Solve technical challenges and maintain gameplay features and systems that underpin Unreal Editor for Fortnite and Fortnite Creative
• Distill product-level feature requests into meaningful, actionable work items
• Deep-dive into technical challenges and drive the vision and solutions across teams
• Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and other teams within and outside of Epic Games
• Mentor others to support their technical and professional growth
• Write robust, maintainable code

What we're looking for
• 10+ years of experience in gameplay programming, including professional experience designing and implementing scalable, robust systems on AAA games or game engine technologies
• You are self-motivated, solutions-focused, and own the outcome
• Excellent C++ skills and software engineering principles
• A keen analytical mind with strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)

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-gw0p3k-100-28-227-63-42 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.