Offers “Amazon”

Expires soon Amazon

Game Software Engineer

  • Irvine (Orange)
  • Teaching

Job description

DESCRIPTION

Do you love games? Do you like working in a startup environment? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of voice-first games and entertainment? Join us, and you’ll have the power of Amazon’s tools and technology, including Alexa, Fire TV, AWS, and more, to shape the future of games.

We are seeking a Game Software Engineer to join a fast paced, startup innovation team where fun is our job. In this role, you will be expected to operate at all levels, diving deep into the details while providing strategic inputs for the product. You will own game technology architecture, development and optimization, working with production, design, and art to take green lit concepts, build prototypes and the final shipped product. You are the expert in taking greenfield ideas and effectively building games using the latest development tools and helping drive gaming innovation on Amazon devices.

The ideal candidate is a creative, demonstrated technology leader with both breadth and depth of relevant technologies. Experience in graphics and game engine systems. This opportunity requires also excellent creative, technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. At the core of the position is to be able to Think Big and innovating through simple solutions that can scale and deliver on customer value. Ideal candidates have extensive experience with agile methodologies of development, have a high team work mentality coupled with a strong bias for action yet always insisting on highest standards. That said, everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company.
You should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and relish the idea of solving problems that, frankly, haven’t been solved before. You will tackle challenging, novel situations every day and you’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple technical teams within Alexa. You will gain an understanding of how Alexa operates and help establish an entirely category for gaming. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on millions of people.

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Masters degree in CS or equivalent or MBA is preferred
· Strong 2D/3D math.
· Understanding of modern games 3D graphics principles
· Capable of debugging and optimizing code for lower powered gaming devices
· Intuitive understanding of action gameplay and design.
· Capable of quick prototyping and rapid iteration to 'find the fun'.
· Passionate gamer.

Desired profile

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
· Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
· 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
· 4+ years of relevant work experience in software engineering
· 2+ shipped titles in either AAA on PC, Console or Mobile
· 2+ years experience in any of the following: physics, inputs, AI, animation, sound, engine, game systems, tooling, or optimizations
· 1+ years experience with game engines (i.e. Unity, Unreal, Lumberyard, etc. ) and/or WebGL based rendering frameworks (i.e. three.js, babylon.js, etc.)

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