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, 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:
Our Foothill Ranch studio is looking for an experienced Sr. AI Engineer to contribute to the next iteration of the award-winning NBA 2K franchise. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and improving AI behavior and systems – from hero players to crowd systems, and everything in between.
What You Will Do:
Work with an interdisciplinary team to design, prototype, and implement new AI systems
Collaborate with the QA staff to identify and fix bugs in a timely manner
Work with proprietary existing software technology and build new technology to fulfill the project’s technical requirements
Research coding techniques and algorithms to keep current on technological developments and advancements in the game industry
Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks
Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:
5+ years of experience in AI and gameplay development for console games
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science
Shipped at least 1 commercial game release as an AI Engineer
Fluent in C++
Experience designing and implementing AI-decision frameworks
Strong knowledge of advanced AI concepts, such as deep learning, patterns, and pathing
Experience developing animation tools and an understanding of animation theories (IK, state machines, blend trees, etc.)
Superb physics, 3D math, and algebra skills
Able to write clean, bug-free, well-documented, and efficient code
Excellent communication skills and a good team player
Passion for video games and ideally, sports games
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