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Senior Gameplay Engineer

Lucasfilm

San Francisco, CA 07-17-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Gameplay Engineers are our chief gameplay problem-solvers with a focus on optimizing the user experience. Senior Gameplay Engineers lead teams, solve complex problems, and mentor junior and mid-level engineers.

We are looking for a technical leader who reflects the innovative spirit, technical talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great storytelling that defines ILMxLAB.

What You'll Do
• Design and implement solutions for gameplay mechanics, UI, player controls, animation, AI, physics, and more.
• Write polished, optimized, and documented code with an eye towards re-usability for multiple games.
• Serve as Lead Gameplay Engineer on the development team of Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality gameplay and experiences as needed.
• Work with Production on development schedule and design specification, ensure implementation of experience matches design goals.
• Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of designers, artists and animators in a fast-paced, iterative development environment.
• Identify engineering opportunities, flag issues and propose solutions to ILMxLAB technology leadership for the greater good of the team/studio/company
• Use advanced knowledge to develop creative solutions to critical issues and complex design problems.
• Assist with R&D and rapid prototyping for prospective projects.
• Identify risks for tech/development and proactively propose solutions
• Engage in the QA process to identify, triage and fix bugs
• Supervise junior and mid-level programmers as required

What We're Looking For
• Bachelor's/Master's in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• 5+ years of game development experience and multiple shipped titles as a Gameplay Engineer or equivalent
• Extensive experience working with Unreal Engine or equivalent AAA game engine
• Experience building a wide variety of gameplay mechanics/systems
• Understanding of each discipline in the games/interactive development process, and the process as a whole from ideation through final delivery
• Seasoned judgment to recommend approaches that optimize among customer needs, business constraints, and technological realities
• Excellent C++ coder, strong understanding of C# and C
• Strong familiarity with the principles of Object-Oriented Design
• Solid understanding of algorithms, physics and math.
• Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
• Passionate about the immersive, interactive entertainment space
• Bonus points for previous work experience in AR/VR/mixed reality

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d52243-35-172-223-251-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.