We are looking for a highly talented, motivated, and experienced person to work with us on XDefiant, a new multiplatform online multiplayer action game based in our San Francisco studio. XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense combat with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams battle for domination.
As a Gameplay Network Engineer, you’ll be entrusted with developing the game’s higher-level network features, ensuring the game simulation’s fairness, reducing latency, and optimizing network performance. You are an essential part of a team that holds the player’s connected experience at the core of its mission. You’re focused on making the game as responsive as possible in multiplayer matches and as fair as possible.
You will work on a small collaboration-oriented team where you will have the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways.
You’ll also be part of the diverse Ubisoft San Francisco team. We embrace a variety of work situations based on what’s best for the team, and we welcome people working in our SF office, remotely from other locations, or some combination of the two. We put a priority on supporting our team members and what makes them happiest and most productive.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Collaborate with other engineers to improve the game’s network replication
Optimize networking systems to improve latency
Work to level the playing field and maximize game fairness
Educate content creators and gameplay engineers on how to maximize network reliability and replication
Develop networking code to interact with backend systems for new gameplay features and data collection
Maintain and extend documentation on network-oriented features and systems
Debug and optimize existing gameplay networking
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
C/C++ experience with understanding of multi-threaded programming techniques
Experience building games as a network-oriented gameplay engineer for PlayStation, Xbox, or PC
Understanding of computer and console game networking systems and technologies (e.g. peer-to-peer and client/server models, latency compensation, etc.)
Experience with off-the-shelf anti-cheat products, such as Easy Anti-Cheat or Battleye
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work as a part of a team
Self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
Membership to One Medical
Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
Paid parental leave
Paid time off to volunteer
Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
Generous discount on new Ubisoft games
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline
MORE ABOUT US
Ubisoft is composed of over 20,000 talented people located in 55+ development studios and offices across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.
Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin's Creed®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege®, Tom Clancy's The Division®, For Honor®, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more. Ubisoft is a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry.
We are committed to enriching player’s lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities.
Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.
Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.
At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences. Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.
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