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Lead Core Engineer

Sledgehammer Games

Foster City, CA 10-16-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Title:Lead Core Engineer - Sledgehammer Games

Requisition ID:R001412

Your Platform

Your Mission

As a Lead Core Engineer you will be a part of a world class game development team on a AAA title. You will lead a team of engineers to improve and develop core engineering systems in the Call of Duty technology in order to deliver a best in class title. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Architect, refactor and maintain game and low-level engine systems
• Design, write, debug and refine core systems, features, tools and infrastructure as needed
• Contribute extensively to the core engine
• Collaborate with other studios to further improve the Call of Duty technology
• Identify, diagnose and resolve runtime and author time issues
• Communicate features and collaborate with engineering and content teams
• Participate in the design, performance and code review process
• Providing input with other engineering leads to develop high level goals and direction
• Motivate and manage a small team of fellow core engineers
• Building and organizing team backlogs, sprints and roadmaps
• Mentor more junior engineers and be an efficiency multiplier for the team
• Report to the Engineering Director

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science, Engineering, or Math-related field
• 8+ years programming experience in real-time systems
• Demonstrated proficiency in and knowledge of C/C++, data structures, performance, and multi-threaded programming techniques
• Experience with profiling and performance tuning of code
• Contributed extensively to the development of two or more shipped games, PC or console.
• Proficient with 3D math including linear algebra (vector math, matrices)
• Thorough knowledge of software design practices including modular architecture, event-driven architecture, and software design patterns
• Ability to quickly understand and work with internal and externally developed code
• A strong passion for video games of many kinds

Extra Points:
• Expert knowledge with computer game technologies including: AI programming, physics, 3D programming, animation, collision detection
• Demonstrated ability to write clean, readable, portable, reliable, and optimized code on modern game consoles
• Contributed extensively to the development of at least three shipped console games
• Experience managing engineers
• Closely collaborated with offsite engineers on a large project

Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Company Profile
Sledgehammer Games

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.