Senior Staff Gameplay Programmer

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 01.27.2014

Senior Staff Gameplay Programmer

SONY SANTA MONICA IS SEEKING A SENIOR GAMEPLAY/GENERALIST PROGRAMMER TO JOIN THE TEAM BEHIND THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED "GOD OF WAR" GAMES.

In this gameplay generalist role you work on the technologies that the designers, artists, and other contents creators use to bring life to our games. Systems worked on may include animation, locomotion, navigation, combat and weapons, sound, instancing, scripting, tools, and many more. You work closely with customers to identify problems, provide solutions, and to overall improve the quality of their experience and their ability to iterate with the systems provided to them. You maintain an open dialog with all customers, inviting feedback, and constaintly look for areas of improvement.

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designing and implementing systems and tools to support game needs (animation, locomotion, navigation, combat, etc).Help maintain and improve existing systems.
  • Writing clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code.Profiling and performance tuning of code and systems to remove bottlenecks.
  • As needed work on tools and technology tasks to support specific project requirements.
  • Testing and documenting of the code you write.
  • Specialist skills and interest in other areas (e.g. audio, networking, others) also valued.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years programming experience.
  • Expertise in C and C++.
  • Good understanding of networking issues as they relate to games.
  • Strong generalist skills.
  • Self-motivated with good communication skills.
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members.
  • Commitment to code quality, documentation and sound testing procedures.

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