Senior Combat Engineer @ Intrepid Studios - San Diego, CA

Senior Combat Engineer

Intrepid StudiosSan Diego, CA
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Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Senior Combat Engineer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. This individual would live and breathe MMO combat! They will work with cross departmental teams to test and improve every aspect of our combat systems from player experience to network performance and beyond. They must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration, and to receive, act on, and supply constructively critical feedback. A passion for MMORPGs is required!

What you will accomplish:

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to critically test, evaluate, and improve every detail of AOC combat
  • Profile, analyze, and improve combat systems for CPU, GPU, memory, and network performance at scale
  • Complement the team with your unique background developing great feeling combat
  • Create and document complex systems in a clear manner, including technical design documents and code reference documentation.

What you bring to the team:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates examples of combat that you have worked on in at least two shipped games
  • A minimum of 8 years of working full time as an engineer in a game engine, preferably Unreal
  • A minimum of 5 years working full time on combat in a multiplayer title
  • Ability to articulate (both in written and verbal methods) implementation details about the systems driving combat and how to leverage them to make great feeling combat
  • A positive, collaborative, and self-motivated mindset that works well with other developers, including developers from disciplines besides engineering
  • Experience with version control such as Git and Perforce
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related equivalent experience

Extra Awesome:

  • A passion for critically analyzing, distilling, and developing great feeling combat
  • A passion for playing and developing MMO games
  • Familiarity with Ashes of Creation
  • Experience with AAA game development
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a keen eye for detail and the ability to create maintainable, high-quality code
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to guide and mentor engineers in their efforts

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume & Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Relevant information about yourself that demonstrates exceptional ability and goes beyond your resume
  • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
  • What games you are currently playing

Interview Overview:

Below you'll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that while this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

  • 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
  • 30 min interview with the hiring manager
  • Test
  • Panel interviews with several members of the hiring team
  • Final interview with the executive team
  • References calls & a background check

The Legal Bits:

We offer competitive pay based on market standards plus a significant annual bonus structure. The base salary for this role is between $125,000 - $187,500, depending on skills and experience. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall throughout the range based on these factors.

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

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to a fair and consistent interview process and employer experience.

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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