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Expert Systems Engineer

Infinity Ward

Woodland Hills, CA 04-16-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 ''Game of the Year'' awards and 100 ''Editor's Choice'' awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward employs more than 250 people in Woodland Hills, Calif., just outside of Los Angeles.

A critically acclaimed studio, Infinity Ward is proud to have one of the most hardworking and versatile development teams in the industry. We love to have as much fun as the games we create, and it shows in our relaxed, yet diligent, workplace environment. We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we like to look after ours. We enjoy having fun with top-notch events that everyone gets involved with.

Infinity Ward is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at https://www.infinityward.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/InfinityWard/, and @InfinityWard on X.

Your Mission

Infinity Ward is seeking a talented and passionate Expert Systems Engineer to oversee game systems development. The ideal candidate will have functioned as a generalist with industry experience in core engine architecture. The primary focus is at the systems and engine level, working with other members of the team (including Designers, Animators, Artists and other Engineers) to achieve phenomenal results.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Design and implement cutting edge core systems that either provide new functionality or improve the efficiency of our existing code base.
• Research areas of improvement; push the limits of what Call of Duty can accomplish.
• Collaborate with other engineers and content creators on technical design and feature roll out.
• Support memory budgeting, performance analysis and optimization work.
• Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship.

Player Profile

Requirements:
• 5+ years of systems or engine development experience.
• Contributed significantly to the development of one or more shipped games.
• Excellent debugging and performance analysis skills.
• Experience architecting and debugging threaded systems.
• Deep knowledge of C++ programming and practices.
• Excellent problem solving and analytics skills.
• Self-motivated, ability to work independently and efficiently under deadlines.

Pluses:
• Strong 3D math and algebra skills.
• Experience contributing code toward a bespoke internal game engine
• Experience with asset pipeline, and associated runtime memory and streaming technology.
• Experience with game networking techniques.
• Experience with multi-platform development, including PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.
• Working in and extending an established code base.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
• Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
• 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
• Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
• Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
• If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the US, the standard base pay range for this role is $121,500.00 - $224,880.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all US locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role's range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqj7bx-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $121,500 to $224,880 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Infinity Ward

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.