Sr. Gameplay Programmer

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 07.17.2017

WE ARE GOD OF WAR! JOIN US!

You’re into games – you love playing them and love building them.  And you’re a coder, but if they asked you to come up with some ideas for a feature or for a title, yeah, you could do that – which means you get along great with game designers, the people who use your tools and systems to make the product a blast.

And you are talented and motivated, with tons of initiative. You get things done. Sound interesting? Give us a shout.

AND NOW A WORD FROM (THE REST OF) MANAGEMENT...

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, implement and maintain systems and tools to support gameplay (animation, locomotion, navigation, combat, etc.)
  • Support and assist designers, artists, and other programmers as needed
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code
  • Profile and performance tune code to remove bottlenecks
  • Test and document code produced
  • Support tools and technology as needed for specific project requirements
  • Mentor and guide less experienced programmers as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years professional programming experience
  • Good understanding of what makes a game fun and interesting to play
  • Strong programming generalist with solid code architecture skills
  • Expertise in C and C++
  • Proficient in linear algebra
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members
  • Commitment to code quality, documentation, and sound testing procedures

DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Specialist in other game programming areas (audio, effects, networking, etc.) 

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy. View the latest about our game at www.godofwar.com

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