Full Time Job

Principal Web Engineer

Epic Games

New York, NY 03-16-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

Driving the plug-in power behind Unreal Engine 5. We bridge connections for licensees and our own internal game teams to online services. This allows games like Fortnite to utilize a combination of platform online services as well as Epic's own online services to build cross-platform online features. Login, parties, voice chat, matchmaking, purchasing, cloud storage, and analytics are just a few examples of online features that our Online Game Services team helps games utilize.

What You'll Do

Web Engineers at Epic impact a diverse set of initiatives from end to end. These range from the Epic Games Store (here's our public roadmap) to Fortnite social experiences; in-game features, and web applications supporting all kinds of community, marketing, and events content.

We also build a variety of products that support other developers, from internal initiatives to third party teams worldwide. These include web portals for core platform services, marketplace and eCommerce applications, and beyond.

In this role, you will
• Be a technical leader within Epic Games
• Use your hands-on expertise in developing web applications at a large scale, including making architectural choices, selecting programming languages and frameworks, and implementing them.
• Showcase your familiarity with industry-standard web engineering practices and guidelines for the entire web development process, including coding standards, code reviews, version control, building, testing, deployment, and monitoring.
• Effectively communicate with stakeholders, including users, technical teams, and management, to gather requirements, and explain technical designs / features.
• Collaborate with team members to assess technical viability, test new technology and explore design options.

What we're looking for
• Deep knowledge of JavaScript, Typescript, React, Node, and GraphQL
• Thrive as a software architect within agile operating models, including defining a ''technology runway''
• Passion for crafting secure, scalable, and highly available web applications
• Experience architecting and leading innovative, complex web projects
• Very strong technical leadership and ability to command respect at all levels of the organization from executives to engineers
• Experience in collaborating with design teams to design, document and build design systems for scalable and consistent user interfaces
• Experience with cloud technologies (we use AWS)
• Understanding of relational and NoSQL databases

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.

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

$200,000 - $293,300 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-d9nwm7-3-238-250-73-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $200,000 to $293,300 Per Year ($ 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.