Gameplay Engineer

Engineering Bellevue, Washington


Description

ABOUT FIREWALK™
At Firewalk, our mission is to spark incredible multiplayer experiences that inspire memorable moments. We’re building a world-class, next-generation game studio where people come first. For us, setting a high-quality bar, creating something extraordinary, and treating each other with trust and respect go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative team of amazing creators are crafting new worlds that ignite imagination and connection. Join us to deliver awesome gaming entertainment, rooted in strong gameplay and inspiring art that captures the joy of playing together.

We are currently working on an unannounced, original multiplayer game that is being published by our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment. We’re actively looking to add visionary creators who thrive in an environment where the “status quo” just won’t do and who genuinely want to be part of a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful team.

Firewalk is proud to be part of the ProbablyMonsters family of studios who recently raised $250 million to secure our future and our team with the benefits of a long-lasting career.

THE ROLE
Our dynamic team of game makers is looking for a Gameplay Engineer who loves games and is eager to bring exceptional entertainment to millions of players. We are building a next-generation multiplayer game, and you will be responsible for helping architect and build core player systems including things like abilities, movement, and weapons in our game.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have experience developing player facing gameplay systems such as combat, camera, inventory, and player feedback.
  • Experience with fast-paced online games a plus.
  • You will help ensure a stable development environment and a high bar for code quality, including pushing the boundaries of what our code is capable of.
  • Experience working in an online/multiplayer environment on at least one “AAA” title is a plus.
  • You demonstrate strong interpersonal and development skills as you will collaborate with other engineers and disciplines.
  • You believe that technical passion and common decency can and should exist harmoniously. You model that every day, using clear, direct, kind communication, both verbal and written.
  • You are excited about learning new technologies and practices.
  • You have a high level of proficiency in one or more of the following platforms: UE4/C++ or a proprietary game engine.
  • You have a high level of proficiency in C++ and understand the importance of Object-Oriented Design but also understand the performance implications and when to make tradeoffs.
  • You find time to play video games & empathize deeply with our players because you are a gamer at heart.

WHAT YOUR DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
  • Craft pragmatic, reliable shipping code.
  • Use social skills to communicate with development and leadership teams on tradeoffs of different code solutions, possible solutions for impossible goals, and how to limit and reduce risks.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of content creators to make the best game possible.
  • Contribute to an evolving game code architecture.
  • Bring a passion for helping our team do amazing things.
  • Participate in daily playtests to see how the game is playing and experience how your work is affecting the product.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience working on gameplay.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
  • A people-first culture founded on respect, trust, approachability, and accountability.
  • A stable home that values your potential, deeply cares about your work-life balance, and is committed to investing in your craft and long-term career.
  • Competitive benefits package including health and family benefits, employee assistance program, flexible and paid time off, financial benefits and professional and personal development.

ABOUT PROBABLYMONSTERS™ STUDIOS
ProbablyMonsters Studios is a developer-led independent game company. Our mission is to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional original games. We have built a sustainable development process that is committed to providing our teams the resources and creative environment needed to foster stable, rewarding, and life-long careers.
While each of our studios has a unique identity built around the type of gamer experience they are creating, all of them are bonded by the core values of respect, trust, accountability, and approachability.