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For the past 20 years Monolith Productions has been obsessed with delivering a unique gaming experience for our fans. Starting with Blood, our very first title – all the way to our most recent offering, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we are constantly pushing the envelope to combine innovative gameplay, inventive narratives, cutting edge tech & AI, and stunning visuals. We are challenging ourselves even further to ensure that our next project is going to be our best yet. That’s where you come in – for us to achieve that, we need the best and brightest talent the industry has to offer. Help us create our next AAA title.


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Monolith Productions, the award-winning AAA studio who brought you F.E.A.R. and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, seeks a a Principal Software Engineer to lead the Graphics team behind the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and its sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of War, in creating graphics technologies for exciting, cutting-edge action games.

As the studio’s Graphics Lead you will be leading Graphics Engineers, and working closely with the Art and Lighting teams to develop cutting edge graphics systems, features, and pipelines. As a Principal level Graphics engineer, your domain will span as much of the graphics pipeline as your skills and interests dictate. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining pivotal new graphics technologies for our talented in-house team of content developers.

In addition, as part of our studio's highly collaborative engineering group, you will have ample opportunity to share your experience and expertise on the development of both graphics specific and general engineering systems. Opportunities for involvement in the creative process will also present themselves regularly throughout the course of each project.

The Principal Software Engineer, Graphics Lead will also work closely with their manager and production to help identify all dependencies and develop and maintain realistic schedules.

The Daily

  • Directly manage and mentor Graphics Engineers
  • Design, author, maintain and refactor code that meets all design, technical and schedule requirements
  • Collaborate with Graphics Engineers, other Core Tech Engineers, Art and Lighting leads and other content development experts to identify elements of the graphics pipeline in need of optimization or replacement and on proposals of exciting new rendering technologies
  • Author, review and provide feedback on technical and end-user documentation of new graphics systems and features
  • Collaborate with technical leadership and other engineers to help establish overall technical design and architecture
  • Work closely with the production staff in building and maintaining realistic schedules and identifying dependencies

The Essentials

  • 10+ years professional C/C++ programming
  • Experience leading and managing Engineers developing rendering features and technologies for AAA 3D games
  • Expert level understanding of modern rendering techniques, graphics algorithms and hardware
  • Experience with memory management, multi-threading and low-level optimizations
  • Experience with one or more graphics/compute APIs (DirectX, Vulkan, GCM, etc.)
  • Experience working with content creators and collecting requirements
  • Supported development of a multi-year, large-scale production game title from concept to ship
  • Ability to openly discuss and review white papers. technical proposals, requirements, designs, algorithms, source code, and reference documents with engineers, content creators and managers

The Nice to Haves

  • Experience developing for PC and modern day console systems
  • Worked on multi-year, large-scale production game title from concept to ship
  • Experience developing first or third person action games
  • Strong desire to build industry-leading technology and ship the highest quality AAA games

The Perks

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

WarnerMedia embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at [email protected]