Senior Gameplay Engineer - Remote at Activision Blizzard

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Job Title:
Senior Gameplay Engineer - Remote

Requisition ID:
R013059

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Gameplay Engineer

Location: Remote

Founded in 1990, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise. We're based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.

We have a unique vision for our industry. One that has and continues to inspire us. We bring no egos. We focus on what is best for the game. We hire stunning peers. We own our own mistakes. We treat each other with respect. After nearly 30 years, Raven Software is still thriving. We developed a team who cares about one another, our games and our players. As we enter the next exciting chapter of our story, we are growing. Our team is creative, highly intelligent, well-led and equipped to face this exciting future. If you want to work with a world-class team, on exciting new projects, then apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.

Raven Software is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.ravensoftware.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ravensoftware, and @RavenSoftware on Twitter.

Your Mission

As a Senior Gameplay Engineer you will develop cutting-edge experiences to our Call of Duty audience. This is a great opportunity to be part of a passionate team that defines and shapes the gameplay of our upcoming Call of Duty titles.

As a Senior Gameplay Engineer you will work with our design and content teams to push our gameplay systems to a AAA level. You will be developing features and crafting the experience that our audience loves.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the design of our gameplay systems
  • Develop, modify, and debug gameplay software in script and C/C++
  • Deploy, optimize, and test gameplay software on PC and console platforms
  • Collaborate with other internal departments (art, design, audio, QA, etc.)
  • Document software and features for internal and external teams
  • Participate in the code review process
  • Mentor other engineers on the Gameplay Engineering Team
  • Report to the Lead Gameplay Engineer


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science, Engineering, or Math related field
  • Experience programming the logic behind gameplay experiences
  • Shipped at least one game title
  • 5+ years of experience working in the game industry or related field
  • Proven ability to collaborate, coordinate, communicate and support other team members
  • Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Creative, motivated, focused, passionate, results-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to write efficient, readable, and reliable code
  • Passion for games


Nice to have:
  • Aptitude for gameplay design and innovation
  • Understanding of animation systems and techniques
  • Experience with navigation and pathfinding
  • Familiarity with physics simulation
  • Experience with console development


Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Raven Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
More Information on Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Santa Monica, CA. Activision Blizzard was founded in 2022. It has 1486 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 88 open jobs at Activision Blizzard, click here.
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