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Darkpaw Games

Tools Engineer - EverQuest II

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Darkpaw Games
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ San Diego, CA

Job Description

Darkpaw Games and the EverQuest II team is looking for an Engine and Tools Engineer to join a team of highly motivated and talented engineers, artists, and designers working towards long term improvements of the EverQuest II tool set.


  • Be an advocate for improved tools, workflow, and pipelines that increase developer efficiency and capabilities
  • Interface with developers across disciplines to seek feedback on engine customizations, tools, workflow, and pipelines
  • Work with developers to define requirements list for engine and tools development
  • Collaborate with other engineers to design and implement improvements
  • Educate developers on the use of design tools and pipelines through personal demos and documentation
  • Perform competitive analysis of third-party systems and toolsets
  • Efficiently self-manage to balance working independently and with other developers
  • Create and document complex systems in a clear manner for others to rely on as a reference and potentially expand upon
  • Regularly play test and provide feedback on the game


  • Passion for games and game development
  • A working proficiency in C++ and C#
  • Enthusiastic and performance-driven attitude who is a self-starter and team player
  • Ability to communicate (both in written and verbal methods) complex processes in a clear manner
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of object oriented software engineering principles and methodologies
  • Talent with regularly shifting gears to accommodate emergency issues
  • Two or more years of professional programming experience in a team environment
  • Some knowledge in 3D graphics programming
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Pluses
    • Experience building GUI based tools
    • Experience playing / developing MMOs

About Daybreak San Diego and Darkpaw Games:

Our headquarters is where gaming culture and the San Diego culture collide; Creating a vibrant work environment that epitomizes our belief that every day should be well played. From our four-legged canine friends who can accompany us to work each day to company movie viewings, the perks of working at Daybreak San Diego extend well beyond the beautiful weather in this prime location. Board game nights, and a strong appreciation for the local craft brew scene (we even turned one of our original game servers into an on-site kegerator) are just some of the ways that working at Daybreak San Diego isn't just about having job; it's about being part of a community.

Exceptional employee benefits: 18 days PTO first year; Robust Medical, Dental, Vision insurance coverage for entire family; Company matched 401k vested immediately; Flex Spending Accounts, generous tuition reimbursements, ultra-creative environment, bring your dog to work with you.

**Daybreak Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to Diversity in the workplace.**

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