Senior Systems Engineer



Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square Enix family and the studio behind the award-winning Tomb Raider game franchise as well as Marvel's Avengers, is constantly on the hunt for top-tier gaming talent worldwide. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best talent available to concept, create, and contribute to the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25-plus years of game development experience, as well as our combined AAA games industry pedigree, has established us as one of best studios to work for today. Join us and help shape the future of the award-winning Tomb Raider franchise, Marvel’s Avengers, and the next Perfect Dark!

Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and plenty of days of paid time-off. 

Position Summary 

Come be a part of the future of Tomb Raider!

Crystal Dynamics is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer! In this role you will design, build and implement features, systems, and tools that empower content creators in all disciplines to realize the maximum potential of their creations and contributions to the game. This is an excellent opportunity if you enjoy the people-experience of solving complex problems and helping others to achieve their goals by creating immersive and exciting experiences for our players! 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Establish and improve upon content creation pipelines aimed at high-quality rapid iteration 
  • Develop efficient, straightforward, and robust in-engine implementations that enable new features without negatively impacting existing features 
  • Design and implement reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code 
  • Ensure performant feature implementation with relation to memory usage, GPU usage, and CPU usage, networking, etc. 
  • Maintain strong interdisciplinary relationships between engineering and content creation 
  • Communicate, support, and collaborate across a multi-disciplinary team that is varied in technical understanding; at times in a fast-paced iterative environment 
  • Analyze and positively impact our build processes, compiler toolchains, and content pipelines for large games 
  • Utilize your keen sense of awareness and time-management skills to enable you to produce high quality work that is maintainable and bug-free code by working closely with QA and Technical Leadership 

Essential Requirements 

  • 5+ years of games industry experience  
  • 3+ years of professional C++ programming experience 
  • General knowledge of Physics, 3D Graphics & Rendering, VFX, Network Programming, or Tools programming for games 
  • Excellent problem-solving, debugging and optimization skills 
  • Solid 3D mathematics skills 
  • Industry awareness in gaming, including the ability to analyze competitive titles 

Bonus Skills and Experience 

  • Experience with content streaming systems 
  • Console development experience 
  • Shipped one or more AAA titles using Unreal engine

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