Game Programmer Co-Op-Vicarious Visions
Vicarious Visions - Albany, NY

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Game Programmer Co-op

Vicarious Visions ( has gained critical acclaim with hit games such as Guitar Hero®, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2®, and Skylanders®. 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 Intrinsic Alchemy® middleware technology and tools that are used to power hit titles across Activision and at other studios worldwide.

As a Game Programmer Co-op 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. The Co-op lasts for 6-8 months depending on availability and need.

  • 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.
  • Recently completed or currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. Current students must be in the last year of study.
  • Experience developing games for personal or class projects.
  • Very strong aptitude in C++.
  • Strong aptitude in math.
  • 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 provide a coding sample, preferably showing a small but complete game project, and take a short technical test.

Come work with us on our exciting new titles! We offer a modern work environment, an outstanding compensation and benefits package, a fun team environment, impressively affordable living, and an exceptional quality of life. Please apply at

Activision Blizzard and its affiliated companies is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.



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