Senior Gameplay Systems Programmer, Unreal Engine

    • Epic Games
  • Cary, NC
  • Posted 47 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago

Overview

On Site
Full Time

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C++
Unreal Engine
Game development
Real-time
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3D computer graphics
Architectural design
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Job Details

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic's success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it's building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we're always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We're constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

ENGINEERING - UNREAL ENGINE
What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of engineering experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.
What You'll Do

We are looking for a Senior Gameplay Systems Programmer passionate about broadening the capabilities of character movement in games. You will be working with others to build the future of how characters interact with various engine systems while moving about the world. As a member of the Gameplay Framework team you'll be responsible for architecting gameplay systems, APIs, and features within Unreal Engine that allow our licensees to build the next generation of amazing gameplay experiences.
In this role, you will
  • Collaborate with others to design and develop new functionality for the Mover Plugin
  • Improve and enhance how Character Movement interacts with other engine systems; such as AI, Animation, Physics, and Networking
  • Contribute in solving challenging network problems related to movement
  • Improve existing systems to be more performant, scalable, and stable.
  • Build and maintain bridges with other teams within the Engine group to help drive and maintain vision
  • Diagnose CPU and network performance issues to unlock the full potential of the engine for licensees
  • Look for ways to push the technology forward in new and innovative ways
What we're looking for
  • Strong C++ skills and programming principles knowledge
  • Strong understanding of networked game principles and how they apply towards character movement
  • Adjacent experience in one or more of the following areas: AI, input, animation, or physics
  • Talent for building robust, extensible, maintainable systems
  • Experience developing AAA games or game engine technology professionally
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)
EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we've been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.
Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here .

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