Senior Gameplay Engineer



Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square Enix family and the studio behind Marvel’s Avengers and the award-winning Tomb Raider franchise, 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.

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

Join the studio as our next Senior Gameplay Engineer! The Senior Gameplay Engineer will work directly with designers and animators to build game features and systems using C++. Gameplay engineers will work within a cross-discipline team to help build an exciting player experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Building networked gameplay including player, combat, aiming, locomotion and traversal mechanics
  • 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 networking

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of games industry experience
  • 3+ years of professional C++ programming experience
  • Experience collaborating in a rapidly iterative environment
  • Solid 3D mathematics skills
  • A strong passion for gaming including the ability to analyze competitive titles
  • Experience building gameplay including player, AI, combat, aiming, locomotion and traversal mechanics.

Bonus Skills and Experience

  • Passion for making and playing games
  • PS4/Xbox One console development experience
  • Shipped one or more AAA titles
  • Profiling/optimizing skills

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