Associate Software Engineer-Temporary
Vicarious Visions - Albany, NY

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Associate Game Programmer - Temporary

Vicarious Visions (www.vvisions.com) has gained critical acclaim with hit games such as Skylanders Swap Force

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, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure

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, Guitar Hero

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, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

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. 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.

Job

Programming

Primary Location

United States-New York-Albany

Organization

Vicarious Visions

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