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Principal Gameplay Programmer, Verse Framework

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-22-2024
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Job Description
PROGRAMMING - UNREAL ENGINE

What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of programming experts are always innovating to improve 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 the Verse Framework Team, you will have the opportunity to write gameplay systems, create APIs for the Verse programming language, and help build a broader gameplay framework that unlocks the power of Unreal Engine for Fortnite creators, using UEFN to build the next generation of amazing gameplay experiences!

In this role, you will
• Architect gameplay systems and implement robust, stable, and usable APIs for internal and external game developers
• Collaborate closely with programmers across multiple teams to help develop solutions that can meet their needs
• Proactively work with other developers to create Verse APIs that unlock the power of Unreal Engine in UEFN
• Research new solutions and systems for expressing gameplay concepts in the Verse programming language to help build the foundation for the Metaverse
• Supporting technical excellence on multiple platforms and optimizing/fixing bugs in existing gameplay systems

What we're looking for
• Strong C++ skills and the ability to code and architect gameplay mechanics and associated tools
• Experience related to creating and maintaining APIs with strong backward compatibility requirements
• Creativity in problem-solving and the ability to think outside of the established solutions
• Ability to deal with ambiguity and work with team members to help define deliverables
• Experience with multiple programming languages and a proven track record of leveraging the strengths of a language while avoiding its pitfalls
• Well-versed in game technologies and the ability to discuss trade-offs and details of a variety of gameplay systems
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience writing performant code that runs on multiple different hardware platforms, especially game consoles

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA, NYC, & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range

$267,839 - $392,830 USD

California Base Pay Range

$245,519 - $360,094 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$234,359 - $343,726 USD

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-dy08qk-100-28-227-63-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $267,839 to $392,830 Per Year ($ USD)
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.