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Senior Machine Learning Software Engineer

Maxis Studios

Redwood City, CA 04-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


Maxis is a leader in creating customizable and detailed simulation games. Our games require complex agent behavior modeling, advanced animation systems and efficient production pipelines. We are looking for engineers with a passion for games and a mindset for research to explore applications of AI/ML in procedural content generation, character animation and agent behavior.

You will report to a Director of Product Development. As a Machine Learning Software Engineer at Maxis, you will
• Propose and develop novel ML-based solutions in character animation, agent behavior and content generation (Animation/Audio/3D Geo).
• Design Machine Learning solutions that consider game development requirements:
• Usable workflows that minimize human intervention
• Usable workflows that minimize human intervention
• Low impact runtime complexity
• Learn by failing fast & failing often. Develop solutions by collecting academic and industry knowledge, rapid prototyping and iterating.
• Review and keep up-to-date with academic development in the field of Machine Learning (Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning).


Please note that you do not need to qualify for all requirements to be considered. We encourage you to apply if you can meet most of the requirements and are comfortable opening a dialog to be considered.
• Bachelor/Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent experience.
• 4+ year experience in a hands-on development role in games or a related field.
• Hands-on experience with Machine Learning:
• 1+ years of experience in the field and a practical approach to problem solving.
• Tensorflow, PyTorch, NumPy, SciPy or similar.
• Experience with deep learning and deep reinforcement learning.
• Experience working in collaborative environments with many-sided roles beyond engineering like design, audio, art and product management.

• Experience developing animation systems or agent behavior systems for games.
• Experience developing content creation tools for games/film or a related field.
• Experience with Machine Learning techniques applied in the games domain.
• Experience with C++.
• Knowledge of Linear Algebra, Statistics and Mathematical Optimization.
• Familiarity using a commercial or a proprietary AAA game engine.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw8nxy-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

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