Gameplay Engineer
Vicarious Visions / Activision - Albany, NY

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Gameplay Engineer

Vicarious Visions, developer of numerous award winning games, including Guitar Hero: On Tour, Band Hero, and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is seeking a passionate, motivated, and experienced Software Engineer.

A Software Engineer is a capable engineer with a strong foundation in software development and able to provide leadership in at least one area of expertise. They contribute to complex design and development efforts, may be a lead or sub-lead of a team, and are expected to work in conjunction with senior staff but otherwise be largely self-directed.

Several openings are for mobile game platform technology development with special consideration given to people with related skills.

Experience as a game developer is preferred but qualified candidates with a passion for video games and a strong desire to learn video game development will also be considered.

Here's what you'll be doing :
· Implement, debug and optimize systems in C++ and other languages.
· Design complex software systems through consultation and coordination with other software engineers, game designers, visual artists and audio engineers.
· Lead and participate in design and code reviews.
· Assist and mentor junior engineers and coops.
· Promote group standards and best practices.
· Investigate and adopt new game technologies, practices, tools and systems.
The skills and experience you'll need :
· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
· At least 3-5 years' experience in the game industry or other relevant experience.
· Strong OO design and development in C++.
· Experience with mobile game development (iOS or Android), Unity, C#, web frontend & backend development (HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, LAMP), and the Facebook SDK are all strong plusses.
· Experience with modern platforms including: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DX9, DX10 is a plus
· Ability to collaborate and communicate with other engineers to obtain optimal results.
· A passion for developing high quality games.
Come work with us on our exciting new titles! We offer a modern work setting, an outstanding compensation and benefits package, a fun team environment, impressively affordable living, and an exceptional quality of life. Please apply at
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