Senior Tools Engineer
Location: Guildford, GB
Requisition Number: 155046
Position Title: Contingent
We’re Criterion, and we love making games!
Over the last fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. From Burnout & Need for Speed to the critically acclaimed VR mission for Star Wars Battlefront, Starfighter Assault on Battlefront ll and now Battlefield V: Firestorm, Criterion have always pushed the boundaries, delivering through technical excellence, world-class game feel and AAA audiovisual quality.
We place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another. We encourage free experimentation, innovation and exploration very explicitly with regular “off-the-grid” time.
Criterion don’t put people in boxes. Folks here have freedom to navigate their careers the way their hearts take them – we’re not big on labels. Our features are built by teams who choose to work together, actively encouraging cross-discipline teams to solve the toughest problems.
The working day has space carved out for everyone to play games – by themselves or together, be they tabletop or videogames, we love them all. Learning from the widest range of experiences makes our own games better.
Over the years, we’ve learned that crunching is flat-out stupid, so we don’t do it.
What a Senior Tools Engineer does at Criterion:
At Criterion we love making games. We also love getting better at making games. One significant way of improving the way we make games is by having better tools to help everyone on the team do their job better, faster and with less friction. As a tools engineer you will be expected to use your skills to identify ways of making peoples everyday game making easier through creation of modification of tools built using web technologies. You will work with all disciplines within the studio and be challenged with fresh and new opportunities on a daily basis. You will be expected to embed with these teams to deliver end to end solutions in a timely fashion in a live development environment. You will be supported by a great team of experienced engineers and will be a vital part of delivering the player experience on time and at quality.
The next great Criterion Senior Tools Engineer also needs:
On a technical level, you will need extensive experience building tools with C++ and C#. But also a sense of adventure, a desire to try things quickly and the good sense to know when something is not working right or is simply crazy. We value engineers who can think for themselves and be creative with the solutions they offer and be able to deliver incremental benefits to the team as the solution is developed. You will need to be talking, driving and demonstrating solutions to lots of people lots of the time. There will be something new every week and every day and you will need to be adapting to that change and helping that change be for the better.
What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
- Competitive salary plus annual bonus scheme
- Central location in Guildford (5 minutes from main train station)
- Private medical insurance & dental care
- Pension scheme
- Life insurance
- Stock plans
- Free onsite gym
- Employee discounts
- Rail season ticket loan
- Annual game points and digital download allowance
- Onsite café
- 25 days holiday (including 3 days company shutdown days between Christmas & New Year)
- Two annual staff parties (Summer & Christmas)
- Casual dress code
- Games Area
We thought you might also want to know:
- More about our studio: http://criteriongames.com
- More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/guildford
Take your career to the next level – apply today!
Community / Marketing Title: Senior Tools Engineer
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.
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Date Opened: 2019-03-22 18:29:33.1
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EA is an equal opportunity employer. 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 or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.
Location_formattedLocationLong: Guildford, GB