Welcome to Lightspeed LA (Irvine), the first U.S.-based, AAA game development studio for Tencent Games, where we are focused on building open-world games that emphasize an ambitious living world, sophisticated player-driven gameplay, and mature, thoughtful storytelling!
Why join Lightspeed LA (Irvine)?
Creation is the soul of our studio. For us, it’s not only about the exciting, new AAA open world game we’re developing, but also about team values and studio culture. We foster an open and transparent environment where everyone feels comfortable providing constructive feedback about all aspects of our games.
We encourage the showing of work that’s still in progress
We don’t attack or question unfinished work, we celebrate its promise
We have a No Blame Culture where we blame the problem, not the person
This is a safe place to fail, and we don't view failure as a negative, but as the natural result of pushing boundaries and exploring new ideas.
We create together. We face challenges together. Most importantly, we succeed together.
Be the liaison between the World Design and Engineering teams
Work with multi-disciplinary teams to optimize designer workflow, processes, and content pipeline
Engage in complex technical areas such as AI, physics, animation, UI, and data management
Be the go-to person for the implementation of complex scripted content that stretches the capability of open world systems and breathes life into the ambient world
5+ years of proven game design and scripting experience in a professional environment
A strong desire for solving complex technical and creative problems
A good understanding of object-oriented programming patterns
Assume responsibility for scripting intricate content and systems
Set the bar for the design department’s implementation of scripted content
Technical Degree (CS, IT, SE, CE, or equivalent work experience) is a plus
Multiple programming languages: one of C/C++/C#/Java to a reasonable knowledge
Ability to drive problem solving by predicting problems, producing test cases, and implementing fixes in systems and tools
Strong experience with Visual Scripting languages (Kismet, Blueprint, etc.)
A deep understanding of how open world systems affect gameplay
Perks and Benefits: Just some of the benefits of working with us here at our newly built studio in Irvine, CA.
Beverages, fresh fruit, and snacks
401k with employer match
Monthly Cell phone bill reimbursement
Financial wellness sessions
Flexible spending account
Team building and company outings
Parental leave for new parents
Company paid health insurance
Life and disability insurance
Employee assistance program
To prioritize health and safety during the pandemic, we are working remotely until further notice, and will be conducting interviews virtually. The position is still expected to be 100% onsite in Irvine, California as soon as it is appropriate.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Tencent: Diversity, equity and inclusion are important, interdependent components of our workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we firmly believe that diverse voices fuel our innovation and allow us to better serve our users and the community. We foster an environment where every employee of Tencent feels supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals.