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Sr Gameplay Engineer

Austin, TX


Archetype Entertainment is a new game studio in Austin, Texas led by industry veterans from BioWare and other AAA studios. Archetype is a

division of Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro). We are building a development team with world-class talent to create a new science fiction universe for our first multiplatform roleplaying video game.


Our goal is to create the greatest story-driven roleplaying games in the world.


At Archetype, we believe there will always be a place for story-driven roleplaying games that put the player at the center of an epic personal narrative with impactful choices. We are building games that represent the diversity of our audience. We also believe that game studios should empower top developers and challenge them with ambitious projects that are shaped by a strong, clearly communicated creative vision.

We chose Austin because it is a great place to live and work. Austin is the capital of Texas and is a fast-growing city with a vibrant music scene, cosmopolitan culture, a world-class university (the University of Texas at Austin -- “Hook ‘em Horns!”), and scenic rolling hills. It was recently voted the #1 place to live in America for the third year in a row — based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life.


The Role


We are seeking a versatile and experienced Senior Gameplay Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you will architect and build high quality game systems for our exciting next-generation project. The ideal candidate is a collaborative and conscientious engineer with deep knowledge of developing AAA games. We’re looking for someone that loves working on making player controls, camera, and animation feel fantastic. This role reports to the Lead Gameplay Engineer.


What You’ll Do


  • Implement and maintain gameplay systems including animation, character movement, camera controls, and other features using Unreal Engine.
  • Optimize game performance to ensure smooth frame rates and overall performance.
  • Work closely with designers and other engineers to build world class game systems
  • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to other members of the engineering team.
  • Continuously research and explore new technologies and game development techniques to enhance the game's overall quality.


What You’ll Bring


  • 5+ years experience developing AAA titles.
  • 1+ years of experience as a Senior Gameplay Engineer on AAA titles with proven experience in game development with a focus on animation and gameplay programming.
  • Expertise in C++ programming and familiarity with Unreal Engine and it's associated tools.
  • Strong understanding of game design principles and the 3 Cs of game development.
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Game Development, or equivalent experience.


Bonus Skills/Qualifications:


  • Knowledge/experience working with Unreal Engine's animation systems

 

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.

At Wizards of the Coast everything starts with great stories, fantastic art and innovative game play. Our players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play.

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DEPARTMENTS
Design & Creative
SECTOR
Computer Games
TEAM SIZE
201-500
LOCATION
Remote
DATE POSTED
October 5, 2023

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