Software Engineer, Gameplay and Camera at 2K (Remote)

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At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, San Jose, Vancouver and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

 

 What We Need:

Can you visualize the game that should be, long before it is? Do you have a passion for gameplay, animation, AI, feedback, and the myriad artistic and technical elements that make a game feel great? Love the elegant interplay between gameplay and camera, where a well-timed shake, pop-zoom or adjust can add realism and intensity to a rewarding game moment? Are you an expert collaborator and great communicator who thrives on delivering results? If so, wow, do we want to talk to you!

The WWE team is looking for an experienced Gameplay Software Engineer who has a high bar for code quality and a passion for fun, feel, and clean and efficient design. In this role, you will work closely with designers to architect and implement high-use systems for camera movement, post effects, props, collateral damage and more. You will interface with all disciplines including animation, design and AI to build and polish amazing gameplay to help make the next iteration of WWE 2K the best ever!

WWE2K is an exciting and challenging game with a diverse set of features and requirements. You will grow and develop in many different areas, learning from a highly skilled team while working on cutting-edge technology. We are open to candidates who consider themselves client-side developers, backend developers, or full-stack developers. A list of qualifications is provided below, but please do not hesitate to apply if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.

 What You Will Do:
  • Join a team of passionate engineers, designers and animators recreating the seismic experience of WWE superstars in and out of the ring
  • Deliver systems for in-game camera control, crowds, pyrotechnics and destruction
  • Represent the player at all times, delivering satisfying, polished, and extensible game features
  • Work with designers and artists to deliver efficient systems to trigger camera reactions, crowd responses, pyrotechnics and other effects to heighten in-game moments
  • Work in an Agile process to provide accurate schedules and estimates for completing tasks on time
  • Produce code that is clean, efficient, well-documented, and conforms to our coding standards
 Who Will Be A Great Fit:
  • 3+ years of experience in game development
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in C/C++
  • Solid understanding of object oriented programming
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented, and efficient code
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively as part of a team
  • Love for video games (not just ours!)
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Two or more shipped console or PC titles
  • Understanding of animation technology and character controls
  • Understanding of game cameras, camera movement, and basic cinematic principals
  • Proficient in 3D mathematics
  • Problem solver, innovator, pioneer

To learn more about Visual Concepts and our studio locations, check out our website at www.vcentertainment.com

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An Insider's view of 2K

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.

Audrey

Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development

What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!

Tiffany

Motion Capture Animator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.

Shawna

Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.

Sanju

Technical Director

What projects are you most excited about?

Our team is currently working on the “Great Scale Efficiency Project”. As 2K continues to add headcount and launch more titles, we’re coming up with new processes and tools to help keep everyone in sync and reduce frustration/churn. If there are any suggestions or ideas for how to make our processes run smoothly, the ops team wants to know!

Naman

Senior Analyst, Operations Strategy

What are 2K Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

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