We are a team of intrepid explorers, creating worlds that we’ve always wanted to experience. We are curiosity seekers, working together to solve the challenges that come with stepping into the unknown. And we know that we’ll get there faster if we stay together and embrace different perspectives and new ways of thinking. We invite those who share our vision for groundbreaking player experiences to explore our career openings and join us in this journey of creating new worlds together.

We are a bold, people-first, recently established AAA game studio, seeking a passionate and innovative Senior AI Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will spearhead the development and integration of leading AI technologies using Unreal Engine 5. Your expertise will be pivotal in creating immersive game environments that differentiate our player experience. This position offers a unique opportunity to blend traditional game AI techniques with modern machine-learning working closely with a team of talented developers and designers to bring our unique gaming narratives to life.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of AI systems using Unreal Engine, ensuring seamless integration with game mechanics.
  • Collaborate with the game design team to conceptualize and execute AI strategies that enhance gameplay and user experience.
  • Drive AI initiatives, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure project goals are met.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in AI and gaming technologies, and incorporate innovative solutions into our game designs.
  • Optimize AI algorithms for performance and efficiency, ensuring we meet our performance targets on our shipping platforms.
  • Contribute to the creative process by providing input on game design from an AI perspective.
  • Manage and prioritize project tasks and deliverables, maintaining clear communication with project stakeholders.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, or a related field.
  • At least 1 shipping AAA console (Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo) game title from concept to final build.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in AI programming within the gaming industry.
  • Proficient in using Unreal Engine for game development, with a strong portfolio showcasing AI implementations.
  • Solid understanding of AI concepts such as pathfinding, decision trees, state machines, and modern AI principles and techniques using machine learning and neural networks.
  • Proficient with modern C++
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

 

 

What We Offer:

  • Remote working environment
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement saving plan
  • A studio culture that values diversity & inclusion

Our Values:

  • Embrace The Unusual
  • Create Collaboratively 
  • Don’t Overthink It
  • Cultivate Curiosity

 

We understand that experience comes in many forms and we’re dedicated to inviting new perspectives into Worlds Untold. If your resume doesn't perfectly match all the criteria listed, we still encourage you to apply! We are very interested in candidates who are passionate, eager to collaborate, and are able to bring unique viewpoints to our team.

 

Compensation Range: $131,000 - $230,000 

The expected annual base pay ranges reflected in this job description are applicable to individuals residing in or working within a designated location. Any final compensation offer will depend on various factors. As part of an overall package, NetEase employees can take advantage of NetEase's comprehensive benefits and discretionary incentive plans, provided that they comply with the policies and guidelines governing those programs.

We are an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other protected status as required as by law.

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