Associate Software Engineer-Temporary
Vicarious Visions 3 reviews - Albany, NY

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Associate Game Programmer - Temporary

Vicarious Visions ( has gained critical acclaim with hit games such as Skylanders Swap Force


, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure


, Guitar Hero


, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2


. Our games repeatedly push technical boundaries to deliver addictive, immersive gameplay and art that brings favorite characters and worlds to life. We are also home to the pioneering Alchemy


middleware technology and tools that are used to power hit titles across Activision.

As an Associate Game Programmer you will be a generalist technical contributor creating new games for existing or new Activision franchises. While working on a team with engineers, artists and designers, you will be expected to demonstrate strong self-initiative and come up to speed quickly. Possible platforms include all major consoles, handheld and mobile devices. This is a temporary position lasting 8-12 months depending on need.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Implement and debug software in C++ and other languages.
  • Participate in design and code reviews.
  • Follow group standards and best practices.
  • Work under the direction of senior engineers and seek guidance when working in new areas.
  • Participate in a multi-discipline development team using the Scrum process.
  • Collaborate effectively with other disciplines including art, design and audio.
  • Document completed designs, tools, and code.
The skills & experience we’re looking for:
  • Recently completed Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or related field.
  • Experience developing games for personal or class projects.
  • Very strong aptitude in C++.
  • Strong aptitude in math and analytical thinking.
  • A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team.
  • A strong desire to learn and understand the technologies involved in game creation.
  • A passion for developing high quality games.
Applicants must complete a short technical test and a technical interview.



Primary Location

United States-New York-Albany


Vicarious Visions

About this company
3 reviews
Vicarious Visions was founded in 1994 by brothers Karthik & Guha Bala. The company has grown quite a bit since then! Vicarious Visions...