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Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us!

Located in Vancouver, BC, 2K Sports Lab is a small collective being formed within 2K Games that is driving the research and development of future sports interactive entertainment programs. Within this group, speculative work will be done on future sports games with an eye towards taking the magic of 2K’s publishing and development expertise and applying them to future opportunities.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Lego Drive, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you're interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply.

What We Need:

Our studio is looking for an experienced Lead Online Engineer who sets a high quality bar, and has a passion for building online systems for sports simulation games. In this role, you will be both leading others and also working hands on. You will collaborate with Engineers from other disciplines, Designers and Producers to define and build the online architecture for the next massive sports franchise in our industry.

What You Will Do:

  • Senior role as an Individual Contributor, Leader of the Online team, and Mentor for online engineers.

  • Collaborate closely with Designers and Engineers to architect and deliver multiplayer and social sports game experiences.

  • Collaborate with other game area teams to ensure online solutions are robust, secure, reliable and performant.

  • Design and direct technical designs for Online Systems and Subsystems, Features, Architecture and Tools.

  • Responsible for ensuring the online team produces high quality code and for driving code reviews.

  • Work closely with Engineers and designers to execute on your vision.

  • Evaluate progress and game quality and partner with Production to formulate and revise plans to drive execution.

  • Responsible for owning the efficiency, scalability and maintainability of online services built.

  • Collaborate with the QA team to drive testing of Online features of our game.

  • Have and share opinions of the broader game experience.

  • Manage and contribute to positive morale and a healthy team culture.

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of related experience building and delivering high quality online experiences for games.

  • Shipped at least two AAA titles

  • Experience establishing online architecture needed for sports games, and mentoring others.

  • Experience working with cross discipline engineering and design teams and a strong collaborator.

  • Passion for making games.

  • Experience using development tools for things like tuning, and debugging problems in the game such as desyncs and disconnects.

  • Has a willingness to share opinions freely, and an openness to hear other opinions to consider what is best for the game.

  • Be a hands-on person leading the Online team.

Preferred qualifications

  • Passionate about playing and/or watching sports.

  • Experience in Unreal Engine is a plus.

  • Passion for video games (not just ours)

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