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Tangent Games

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Lead Engineer

Description

Summary:
Tangent Games is looking for a Lead Engineer for a new Action game. If you love working in the Unreal engine and have a passion for procedural games, join a team of industry veterans dedicated to making the highest quality games. You must be flexible, creative, and goal oriented. You will be expected to organize your own time between applied asset work, R&D and team management. It will be up to you and your team to create and maintain multiple engineering pipelines and oversee a group of Engineers with a wide range of skills.

Responsibilities:
  • You are the interface between multiple departments with varied approaches to game development. You are responsible for translating design and art needs into code tasks,
    organizing and stress testing new tools for various departments and the engineering
    group.
  • Lead the engineering department to meet high-level project goals. Understand the intent
    of the Creative Direction and translate it into actionable descriptions of work.
  • Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome
    identified risks.
  • Design and implement engineering solutions in many areas of game development such
    as procedural generation, game mechanics, multiplayer code, navigation, player
    controls, AI, animation, physics, rendering, localization and UI.
  • Write well-architected maintainable code with an eye towards performance and
    re-usability for multiple games. Evaluate other engineers code to make sure it meets the
    department's expectations.
  • Modify Unreal engine and other third-party code when needed.
  • Lead the efforts to document and peer review technical designs and code submissions
    with other software engineers.
  • Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code.
  • Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and
    technologies.
    Requirements:
  • Flexible, proactive, self-starter with a positive attitude (rain or shine)
  • Experience in the design and implementation of several game development systems.
  • Unreal 4 or 3 development experience.
  • C++ proficiency and strong object oriented design skills.
  • Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards.
  • Ability to quickly and independently learn and enhance a large established code base.
  • Experience with memory management, multi-threaded programming, cross-platform
    development, working on a multiplayer project and a working knowledge of 3D math.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or a related area or
    equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years game industry experience with 2 shipped titles on PC or console.
  • Must be an effective communicator, both verbally and written
  • A passion for making and playing games with an eye for detail and feel for good
    gameplay.

Pluses:
  • Practice developing in a Scrum or Agile development environment.

It is Tangent Games' policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and
employees. Tangent Games does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law.
Tangent Games also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and
employees.

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