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Visual Concepts

Principal Software Engineer

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Visual Concepts
🇺🇸 Austin, TX

Who We Are:

At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

What We Need:

Our Austin studio is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to contribute to the next iteration of the award-winning NBA 2K franchise on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop for the NBA2K franchise on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One
  • Implement new gameplay features across a diverse codebase
  • Drive product schedule creation, architecture, and task estimates
  • Write clean, robust, readable, well-documented, and efficient code that can be easily understood by other team members; be a team player that can take on code and suggestions coming from other team members
  • Demonstrate the flexibility required in an agile team environment
  • Provide technical guidance to teams, and oversee the software effort on assigned projects
  • Lead a handful of engineers in their tasking in support of your assigned projects
  • Collaborate with technical leaders across multiple VC studios for major features and changes

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 10+ years of technical professional work experience
  • Experience with AAA Games
  • Expertise designing data structures and algorithms
  • Expertise with a broad range of platforms and programming languages, especially C/C++
  • Expertise with Object Oriented programming techniques and robust engineering practices
  • Expertise utilizing and adapting software development patterns
  • Expertise with 3D math
  • Expertise using common development tools (e.g., Visual Studio, Git, Jira, Perforce)
  • Expertise mentoring and leading other engineers
  • Experience with Games
  • Plans and completes assignments with little direction from leadership, while providing direction across engineering teams
  • Maintain currency with gaming technology, including AI, graphics, network communications, and game engines


  • Experience with AAA games
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Expertise utilizing and adapting software development patterns
  • Expertise with multithreaded and asynchronous programming
  • Expertise with recent generation game console and mobile app development
  • Expertise with graphics programming
  • Game engine experience (Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, Etc...)

Please note that Visual Concepts Entertainment and 2K Games never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews. When emailing, only use VCentertainment.com and 2K.com accounts.