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Senior Engine Programmer

Company: Creative Heads, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Retro Studios Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.

  • Implement new core technologies necessary to realize the vision of our games.
  • Maintain existing codebase and support the wider development team in diagnosing problems and coming up with good solutions
  • Optimization of Engine and Game Systems to take full advantage of target hardware and architecture.
  • Research coding techniques and algorithms to keep current on technological developments and advancements in the game industry.
  • Work with content and engineering partners to identify problems and identify new solutions where required
  • Participate in development, optimization, and debugging of low-level systems like physics, animation, and memory management.
  • Mentor junior or mid-level programmers as required.*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing. SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
    • Education: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field required, or specific experience with video game programming.
    • Expertise in Physics, Animation, Memory or Audio systems
    • Experience working on content processing pipelines for game engines
    • Experience collaborating with engineers across multiple teams and features
    • Experience working independently and to be self-directed
    • Effective organization, time-management, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical information, both verbal and written to a wide range of audiences
    • 7+ years of experience in game development and shipped multiple AAA gamesPREFERRED SKILLS
      • Strong hardware and software architecture knowledge
      • Experience with optimizing network and file I/O performance
      • Experience with crash dumps and disassembly. We are an equal opportunity employer -of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans....valuing diversity---celebrating strengths.
        • Primary Job Duty: Multithreaded Programming, GAME ENGINE
        • Secondary Job Duties: Debuggers / Compilers, Architecture / System Design, Math / Physics / Algorithms
        • Other Job Duties: R & D / New Technology, Animation Programming

Keywords: Creative Heads, Inc., Austin , Senior Engine Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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