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Thatgamecompany

Online Gameplay Engineer

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Thatgamecompany
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Santa Monica, CA

β€œthatgamecompany is best recognized for creating award-winning, enriching, and meaningful game titles such as Journey, Flower, and flOw. Our most recent game, Sky, is our most complex undertaking to date. It is a social network built around the values inherited from a powerful humanistic story. It is a live experience constantly changing operating a global online theme park.

That’s why we’re looking for an exceptional gameplay engineer to join our live team to help craft the most advanced social game on earth. Elements that can help us meet the demands of
this complex product, while presenting an interface to the user which exemplifies the elegance that TGC is known for.”

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Online team to engineer features such as:
  • Quests and other daily activities that drive user retention
  • Limited time events (seasons) with unique gameplay that keeps the game fresh
  • Social experiences that make every moment better with others
  • Iterate quickly on gameplay features in response to testing feedback and iterations
  • Design, write, debug and refine social and multiplayer focused features
  • Provide technical insight and ideas regarding multiplayer game design
  • Work closely with designers and back-end engineers on both realtime and asynchronous social features

Must haves:

  • 5+ years of relevant programming experience in the game industry
  • Excellent 3D Vector Math Skills
  • Knowledge and usage of a 3D art tool such as Maya
  • Experience building gameplay systems / building blocks for designers to author content
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and solve problems presented by the team
  • Responds well to feedback, criticism and iterative design and/or continual improvement of our technology and games
  • Be fluent in C, C++ or C# and object-oriented programming
  • Have experience with scripting languages and multiple data formats (LUA, JSON etc)

Nice to haves:

  • Python programming
  • Backend languages such as Go, Erlang and/or PL/SQL
  • Systems managing persistent account data
  • Synchronous multiplayer features
  • Live service multiplayer online games
  • Mobile games

Last but not the least, loves thatgamecompany games, believes in our mission and vision! We look forward to meeting you!