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Rockstar San Diego is on the lookout for a talented Principal Physics Programmer who possesses a passion for developing cutting-edge physics and collision systems, using them in creative and novel ways. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar's studio in Carlsbad.
WHAT WE DO
We iterate toward the perfect blend of realism and fun in how games feel to play by utilizing the core physics engine.
We implement a variety of physics-based systems including, but not limited to vehicle dynamics, water, destructible objects and rope.
We support the design, AI and gameplay teams to be able to use the physics systems in order to create novel new mission, AI and gameplay mechanics.
Support and collaborate with other departments such as design, animation & AI, to implement complex game features.
Help maintain existing vehicle systems and expand them to support new features throughout the lifetime of our projects.
Work with artists to create new interactive objects and vehicles for the game.
Physics, mathematics, computer science or equivalent degree.
10+ years of game programming experience.
5+ years of experience with real time physics simulation.
Experience with low level optimizations and fixing stability issues.
Ability to work with artists, designers, coders and other content creators to make sure they can get the most out of our technology.
Demonstrable experience in C/C++.
Familiarity with existing physics engines.
Knowledge of rigid, multi body simulation and Newtonian mechanics.
Strong math skills (linear algebra, trigonometry, matrix/quaternion math).
Strong multi-threaded programming skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills with an emphasis on debugging C++ code.
Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.
A video show reel demonstrating your creativity and flair for gameplay programming, preferably with an emphasis on utilizing physics.
Knowledge of vehicle dynamics, fluid dynamics, cloth simulation, and/or finite element method.
One shipped title; preferably on the Xbox and/or PlayStation consoles.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.
Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.
If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.
The pay range for this position in San Diego at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
*San Diego Pay Range