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Senior Core Engineer


Remote / Virtual 04-28-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
We are looking for a highly talented, motivated, and experienced person to work with us on XDefiant, a new multiplatform online multiplayer action game based in our San Francisco studio. XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense combat with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of battle for domination.

Job Description

As a Senior Core Engineer, you'll be working deep in the Snowdrop engine, working to design, create, and extend the underlying general and platform-specific systems which bring our games to life. You'll be adding functionality and features, improving performance, and expanding the Snowdrop engine's capabilities. Your contributions will empower the content developers and our target platforms to shine. You will work on a small collaboration-oriented team where you will have the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways.

You'll also be part of the diverse Ubisoft San Francisco team. We embrace a variety of work situations based on what is best for the team, and we welcome people working in our SF office, remotely within the continental US, or some combination of the two. We put a priority on supporting our team members and what makes them happiest and most productive.

• Design Snowdrop engine improvements and extensions
• Implement system-level and gameplay-supporting systems
• Optimize game code and systems
• Collaborate with Lead Core Engineer on technical design and feature roll out
• Work with content teams and other engineers to identify systems in need of maintenance, optimization, or refactoring
• Coordinate with other developers to ensure smooth roll out of new features
• Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship
• Create and maintain technical design documents
• Mentor more junior engineers


• C/C++ experience with understanding of multi-threaded programming techniques
• Understanding of low-level optimizations and core subsystems, memory management, cross-platform development
• Experience building games as an engineer for PlayStation, Xbox, or PC
• Ability to be self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented
• Experience with technical requirement certification (Sony, Microsoft, etc.)
• Experience on the new generation of consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X)
• Understanding of streaming file systems
• Experience in networked gameplay
• High level graphics knowledge using Direct3D or OpenGL

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8pmmm-44-192-79-149-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams