Senior AI/Gameplay programmer

Phaser Lock Interactive is looking for a Senior AI/Gameplay Programmer for our upcoming unannounced Virtual Reality RTS game title. In this position you'll have the opportunity to play a key role in building the next generation of VR games on multiple platforms including the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStationVR. If you are passionate about games and even more excited about defining the landscape of Virtual Reality, then we want you!

Responsibilities

  • Implementing behaviors for Bipeds, Creatures, and Vehicle type characters across various game genres.

  • Collaborate with designers to discuss constraints and set out the technical possibilities for the various AI features.

  • Analyze existing AI features in the engine and assessing if they are suitable in light of design requirements.

  • Build new systems to meet challenging design goals.

  • Suggest innovations inspired by other games and understand current AI techniques and strategies.

  • Architect animation blend trees, collision, navigation, combat, and other systems as needed.

  • Provide test levels and systems for debugging and iterating on AI designs.

  • Determine and fix the AI bugs detected by the production and quality control teams.

  • Program in a clear and structured way, keeping in mind the performance, memory, maintenance, extensibility and compatibility requirements.

  • Document the work to share knowledge and enable users (programmers and users from other units) to understand how to use the new AI systems and features.

  • Carry out all other related tasks.

Requirements

  • 8+ years’ experience on game development;

  • Strong C++/C# skills;

  • Strong experience with Unity or Unreal AI Tools

  • Good knowledge of standard algorithms and knows how to use them according to project needs;

  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills;

  • Strong ability in problem solving and adapt to change;

  • Be results- driven with a strong attention to detail;

  • Be resilient, proactive and confident, with a high developed team spirit;

  • Strong communication (oral and written) in English and collaboration skills.

Additional Skills

  • Shipped at least 2 titles, preferably 3rd person or RTS/MMO

  • Computer science, mathematics or related degree
  • Experience with Behavior Trees;

  • Experience with Animation Trees/Graphs

  • Experience with Navigation (path finding/following)

*Due to the immediate nature of this position and current government employment-visa sponsorship restrictions, we are unable to consider foreign candidates.

About Phaser Lock

Our mission is simple. Create amazing, mind-blowing AAA VR games that engage the player and ignite their imagination while innovating on the immersive experience and power of the VR medium. We only work with expert game developers who share the same vision in embracing the strengths and unique play mechanics that utilize the full capacity of VR technology. Since the inception of Phaser Lock, the team has been a small, hard-working group of individuals dedicated to pushing the boundaries of VR. We're looking for fearless explorers to help us blaze this new frontier. Sound like you? Join our growing team today!

 

Please send your resume and portfolio to info@phaserlock.com.

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