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Senior Gameplay Framework Engineer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 09-21-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of engineering 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 this Team, you will be writing gameplay systems, making APIs in a new programming language and helping build a broader gameplay framework and features to unlock Fortnite creators 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 engineers across multiple teams to help develop solutions that can meet their needs
• Proactively reaching out to gather and respond to critical feedback from other developers
• Experiment and research new solutions with engineers and game designers while using rapid prototyping to ensure that strong architectural and algorithmic decisions are made
• Work closely with art and design to create and iterate on gameplay features and tools
• Supporting technical excellence on multiple platforms and optimize/fix 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 with multiple programming languages and a proven track record of leveraging the strengths of a language while avoiding its pitfalls
• Well versed in games and the ability to articulate what is strong/weak about the design of existing games (an interest in online games is preferred)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience writing performant code that runs on multiple different hardware platforms, especially game consoles
• 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

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-gx266o-35-172-165-64-42 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.