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Tools Programmer, Worldbuilding

Epic Games

London, United Kingdom 04-09-2024
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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 programming experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We're looking for a Tools Programmer to work on the Open World effort inside Unreal Engine. This encompasses working on streaming features as well as providing awesome authoring tools to support a game production of any size, all working together at the same time. You will have the opportunity to work across areas and systems, identifying their workflows pain points, designing solutions and implementing them. You will be part of the team that is pushing to have bigger, denser, faster and more vivid worlds.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and passionate about pushing performance and excited to work with artists and content creators to optimize their workflows and enable them to do their best work.

In this role, you will
• Work with artists, level designers, content creators to come up with solutions and ideas to push the open world capabilities in Unreal Engine
• Implement new workflows and tools to accelerate content creation for any team size
• Improve and optimize existing tools, working across teams with subject matter experts, to make them state of the art
• Analyze and fix common problems in a game engine such as performance issues and memory usage
• Work collaboratively across many of Epics' internal teams and projects
• Work with Unreal Engine's licensees to enable them to overcome their challenges

What we're looking for
• Excellent C++ skills with experience developing in a large codebase
• Tools and/or engine experience working on a AAA game production
• Experience writing tools that improve the customer user experience, iteration, and development time in game development or other fields
• Deep understanding of the authoring pipeline for game production with experience developing on game consoles is a plus
• Well versed in software engineering and design principles
• Someone who is passionate, solutions-focused, positive and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do
• 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-rn1yx1-100-28-227-63-42 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.