Gameplay Engineer

Engineering Redwood City, California


Description

Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square-Enix family and the studio behind the award-winning Tomb Raider game franchise, is constantly on the hunt to add even more top-tier gaming talent to our family. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best of the best to craft the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25-plus years of development experience, as well as our studio members’ combined AAA game industry pedigree, has established us as one of the premier studios in the world today. Come and make us even better! Crystal Dynamics is headquartered in sunny Redwood City, CA, just south of San Francisco and north of San Jose.

Join the studio as our next Gameplay Programmer! Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and 20 days of paid time-off. You also receive free access to a well-appointed 50,000’ foot athletic club (complete with a rock climbing wall and pool!), an impressive on-site cafeteria with food options for every palate, and a gorgeous natural campus by San Francisco Bay.

 

Position Summary:

The Gameplay Engineer will work directly with designers and animators to build game features and systems within our proprietary game engine using C++.  Gameplay engineers will work within a cross discipline team to help build an exciting player experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code
  • Iterate on game play functionality to “find the fun”
  • Build code that is performant for CPU and network
  • Use Crystal’s Foundation engine to bring to life the next AAA gameplay experience

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 1+ years of games industry experience
  • 1-3 years of C++ programming experience
  • A passion for making and playing games
  • Work well in a cooperative environment
  • Solid 3D math skills
  • A strong passion for gaming including the ability to analyze competitive titles
  • Experience building action/adventure gameplay including player, AI, combat, aiming, locomotion and traversal mechanics.

Desirable Experience:

  • PS4/Xbox One experience
  • Shipped one or more AAA titles
  • Networking experience
  • Profiling/optimizing skills

Crystal Dynamics is an EOE and M/F/D/V employer.