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Senior Gameplay Engineer

Job Number: R10001962
Brand: FoxNext
Job Type: Engineering
Location: Playa Vista, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: April 16, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

FoxNext

FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, mobile, console/PC games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. The division consists of FoxNext Games, FoxNext VR Studio and FoxNext Destinations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Senior Gameplay Engineer

Los Angeles, CA

We love games, but more importantly, we love the challenges in making them.  If you are passionate about game development and get a charge out of solving every problem you find, then we want to talk to you.

We are a close-knit studio that has steadily grown and brought together some of the most talented and intelligent Engineers in the industry, in a variety of domains.  We make cutting edge mobile games, that push the boundaries of what modern devices are capable of.  Currently, we are hard at work developing multiple fantastic games, involving some of the biggest intellectual property in the world.  We care about the games we make and strive to be able to look back at what we’ve done with pride.  Most of all, we care about our community of players, and when they are happy, we get happy.  Many of us have worked together for a long time, and we are always happy to bring in new people that we can learn from, and that will also continue to learn new things while they are here.

When looking for new Engineers to join the team, we look for owners.  We want people to be able to take on something and make it their own, whatever it is.  We want people to care about what they’re doing and see things done to completion.  We don’t expect people on the team to know everything, but we do expect them to be able to learn anything.  That just means that we want people who will apply prior knowledge to new concepts, work to overcome hard problems in front of them, and be able to teach what they learned to others.

There are a wide variety areas for people to work on, and we want people to work where they can both feel passionate and make an impact with what they do.  Responsibilities for Engineers can include:

  • Work on a multi-discipline team that will positively affect our community of players
  • Work closely with artists, designers, and other engineers to create and iterate on game concepts
  • Develop techniques for rendering high fidelity graphics on an incredibly wide range of target devices
  • Help build and deploy a backend infrastructure capable of supporting millions of active users
  • Improve the data pipeline, allowing us to understand how our users interact with our games and what they like to do
  • Create live operations tools that allow us to update the game and create new experiences for players every day

If becoming a part of this team sounds interesting to you, and you can embody the ideals of humility, ownership, fun, and player focus, then we would love to hear from you.

Sr. Software Engineer ++’s:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience leading or mentoring other Engineers
  • Experience designing and building large-scale features/systems from scratch
  • Games as a service experience, with a solid understanding of common concepts and issues
  • 1+ years’ experience with Unity3D and C#, including profiling and optimization
  • iOS and Android API/hardware experience
  • Full stack development experience, with an ability to take features start to finish
  • Solid CS fundamentals in algorithms and data structures
  • Experience optimizing and profiling performance across different hardware specifications
  • Strategy or Role Playing Games experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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