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At CD PROJEKT RED Vancouver, our mission is to create world-class interactive entertainment experiences. Located in one of the biggest video game hubs in the world, Vancouver, Canada, we are an inclusive, multicultural team of driven and talented professionals that fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration and honest conversations. We push gameplay boundaries. We build unforgettable narratives and stories. We make some of the best and most revered video games on the planet. Join us!

Job Description

CD PROJEKT RED Vancouver is looking for a lead tools programmer who will be responsible for designing, implementing, optimizing, and maintaining our tools to create multiplatform AAA RPGs. You will be working with RedEngine, our proprietary engine, and Unreal Engine. You will be responsible for developing asset pipeline tools and user interfaces to manipulate game assets. You will also collaborate with technical and production teams in Poland and troubleshoot and maintain existing tools.

Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of C++ coding principles and practices with at least 4+ years of professional experience

  • Ability to comprehend large codebases as modules and in detail

  • Strong multi-threaded programming skills

  • Excellent understanding of memory management

  • Proficient use of standard algorithms and container libraries

  • Excellent understanding of language internals (inheritance, virtual functions, operator overloading, templates, lambdas, smart pointers, etc.)

  • Proven ability to design and implement key systems from scratch

  • Understanding of compilers, linkers, and debuggers

  • Understanding of code performance and proven ability to optimise code

  • Proven ability to debug other people's code

  • Appreciation of the trade-off between code maintainability and cost

  • Willingness to proactively create documentation for tools and processes to ensure that information becomes knowledge rather than ‘folklore’

  • Knowledge of in-game scripting systems a plus

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently when required

  • Excellent communication skills: We have a multilingual and multicultural working environment and the ability to communicate across language and time zone barriers is essential.

  • Management of tools team members: mentoring, scheduling and tracking tasks, performance evaluations, one on ones, disciplinary actions, and knowing when to report an issue up the line.

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary with project-based bonuses

  • Health benefits with an HSA account

  • Responsible work-life balance with flexible hours and paid overtime

  • 26 days of paid vacation per year

  • A modern indie-style studio with a relaxed atmosphere working on high-budget AAA Games

  • A chance to work in a booming industry within an international team

  • Office located near transit and bike routes

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