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.
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 gameplay logic, animation systems, AI and player customization? Are you an expert collaborator and great communicator who thrives on delivering results? If so, wow, do we want to talk to you!
What we need
Our Agoura Hills studio is looking for an experienced AI 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 AI, design and animation teams to build and polish amazing gameplay, to help make the next iteration of WWE 2K the best ever!
What you’ll do
Join a team of passionate engineers, designers and animators creating in-ring wrestling for WWE2K
Implement, debug and optimize AI systems
Deliver systems for improved scripting, character differentiation, and seamless gameplay animation
Represent the player at all times, delivering satisfying, polished, and extensible game features
Work with designers to prototype and implement combat gameplay that incorporates multiple competitors in a highly reactive environment
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
2+ years of experience as an AI or Gameplay engineer
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
Experienced gameplay engineer with shipped console or PC titles
Understanding of animation technology and character controls