Full Job Description
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 of battle for domination.
When you’re a Gameplay Engineer at Ubisoft San Francisco, you have a large influence over the game content and the quality of the game experience.
During the development process you’ll focus on designing and building the game systems that are the foundation of our game. You’ll also be optimizing, expanding, and adding core features to our engine technology in areas such as AI, navigation, online play, and audio.
As a dependable member of a cohesive online game team, you will participate in the design, coding, testing, integration, and debugging of the game’s features and content with creators from multiple disciplines.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Analyze feature requests for viability, design completeness, risks
Design and implement gameplay systems
Optimize and extend the game engine
Create low-latency, highly responsive game systems
Collaborate with the design team to build engine features
Maintain and extend documentation on gameplay features and systems
Self-manage programming task schedule updates and coordinate with production team
Work with design team to ensure that gameplay systems are used properly
Mentor junior engineers and provide design guidance on new features
Knowledge of all aspects of the game features you will be working on and own that responsibility to how that feature fits into overall lifecycle of the project
Ensure that you code meets the team's coding standards to deliver high quality and maintainable code
Interact with our dev testers to insure automation best practices going forward going forward
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Mid level of experience in programming/engineering development
C/C++ development skills
Several shipped titles as Gameplay Engineer
Experienced in developing and implementing key gameplay systems
Work well with designers and artists to implement the vision of the game
Autonomous, problem-solving, and open-minded attitude
Knowledge of performance/memory constraints of game software required
Experience with scripting languages like Python
Debugging and mathematical skills
Learn more about XDefiant here - https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/xdefiant
Learn more about the Snowdrop engine here - https://www.ubisoft.com/snowdrop
HAT 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.
Take entertainment to the next level. Join us and create the unknown.
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