Gameplay Software Engineer (contract)

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 157314

Position Title: Contingent

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Gameplay Software Engineer - Maxis (contract) 

Location: Redwood Shores, CA

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.

Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication are what make Maxis tick as we prepare ourselves for massive amounts of growth and an incredible amount of fun. We want to engage our players and create the most entertaining titles in the world. Come and see for yourself, the future is here.

At Maxis we’re pushing the boundaries on every front, so you’ll get a chance to stretch beyond your comfort zone and have the ability to learn while you contribute. Our team culture is collaborative and high-performance oriented. We expect everyone to think like game makers and approach development with a Player First perspective.

As a Software Engineer on The Sims, your job will be to architect, implement, and maintain user-facing content for the Sims using Python and C++.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementing gameplay systems written in Python and C++ that are data driven.
  • Sim behaviors: interaction with the world, other Sims, and objects (how would a Flirty Sim behave differently on a pool club versus a bar).
  • Ability to build creative real life archetypes within a simulation game (e.g. romance, careers, postures).
  • Runtime optimization for performance and memory usage (scaling a simulation engine to include all aspects of human life).
  • Work with the team on continuous improvement of the data driven framework that brings designs to life.
  • Write software requirement and technical design documentation.
  • Work with franchise leaders to continue building unique content for a game that delivers to a large demographic of simulation player patterns.

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Excellent game systems programming skills. Demonstrate technical abilities with projects implemented in C++, Python, C#, Java.
  • Experience with working in Python encouraged.
  • Experience with Windows platform and development tools (Visual Studio, Eclipse, etc.)
  • Experience writing real time simulation, high performance game code.
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Computer Science or relevant field.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 year experience in a hands on development role.
  • Demonstrate past experience in working in large data driven games or applications.
  • Demonstrable experience developing for live products at large scale.
  • Previous engineering leadership experience over a major system.
  • Experience in using static and performance analysis tools, automated testing, unit testing, and configuration management processes.
  • Knowledge of UI technologies including Scaleform, Actionscript 3, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and familiarity with Flash.

 

Team and Collaboration Requirements:

  • Ability to work well as part of a creative multi-disciplinary team (work with animators, modelers, visual effect and audio effect artists).
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills under iteratively changing requirements during development.
  • Strong oral communication and collaboration skills to work with non-engineering disciplines.

 

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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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