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Gameplay Engineer

Company: Playable Worlds
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Playable Worlds is seeking a talented Gameplay Engineer to join our growing team. You are a coder first, but with an interest in and a proven knack for understanding and contributing to game design. You will be writing the code that defines a groundbreaking, massively multiplayer online game, and then iterating on that game in search of fun! You will be building core gameplay, implementing user interfaces, and working with world simulation mechanics that drive a vibrant, living, online world.

Please note: During this pandemic, our team is working fully remotely until circumstances allow us to reopen an office, at which time there will be opportunity for local employees to return to a hybrid office/remote situation. This position can be full-time remote or based in our office in Northern San Diego. Must be authorized to work in the United States. Job title and leveling will be determined based on experience and skills.

What you'll do here:
Collaborate with the design team to shape, understand, and document game feature designs and requirements
Write the code to bring massively multiplayer game features to life
Iterate rapidly and frequently on these game features, with an emphasis on sharing and playtesting working code with others early and often
Experiment, keep what works, and discard what doesn't -- frequently!

What you bring to the team:
A passion for games, game design, and game systems
A portfolio of student, personal, and/or professional games work showing off coding and game design experience
Anything from a fresh start to 3 years of professional software development experience, ideally in the video games industry
2+ years of experience with scripting languages such as Lua, Python, Javascript
Eagerness to constantly learn and adapt to new designs and new technologies in the development of a truly innovative game
Great verbal and written communication skills for communicating directly with artists, designers, and engineers in multiple disciplines

Bonus points for any of these:
You've shipped one or more games
Hands-on practice with UI/UX design and/or development
Game coding with C# and Unity
A degree in game design, computer science, or related fields
Experience with automated software testing

Job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the employee.

Playable Worlds Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. We are also committed to providing employees with a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. No applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of their age; ancestry; citizenship; color; marital or parental status; registered domestic partner status; national origin; pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition; race (including hair textures and styles); height; weight; religion; religious dress practice; religious grooming practice; sex; sexual orientation; genetic information; genetic characteristics; gender identity; gender expression; transgender status; military and veterans' status; HIV/AIDS status; physical or mental disability or medical condition unrelated to the person's ability to perform the job; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, or the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. See more details on your right to work here:

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. See more details here :

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Keywords: Playable Worlds, San Marcos , Gameplay Engineer, Engineering , San Marcos, California

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