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Senior Software Engineer – Unreal Engine

Silicon Valley New Media
What is Skydance New Media?
Amy Hennig (co-creator of the Uncharted series) and Julian Beak, both 30-year veterans in the game industry, have built a new studio with Skydance Media (the studio behind Mission: Impossible, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, Grace and Frankie) that is laser-focused on premium action-adventure games with rich, compelling stories. Our first productions will tap into the traditions of adventure cinema to create an engaging, energetic experience that captures the spirit of TV and film to excite both gamers and non-gamers alike. These games will be best-in-class for both visual fidelity and innovative gameplay on the latest console platforms and PCs.
 
Visit Our Website: Skydance New Media
 
Why Join Us?
To put it simply: you’ll work with great people, making top-tier, high-quality interactive experiences with the best IP in the world. We set out to build an uncompromising vision for a game studio and found the ideal partner in Skydance to extend its reach and sustainability. To fully deliver our vision for these games we assembled the best external development, publishing and IP partners in the world. Our internal team will remain small relative to other AAA developers so we can all maintain the highest levels of familiarity, trust and effectiveness. You’ll be surrounded by industry veterans, currently with an average of 20 years’ experience, in a climate of mutual trust, maturity, candor and playful collaboration. We believe that life’s too short to work with difficult people, regardless of talent, so exceptional character and strong principles are requirements for every role. Your days will be focused on solving creative and technical problems, not navigating corporate politics. 
 
We are open to a spectrum of remote working and office scenarios for staff. This will include regular team get-togethers and travel throughout the year, so we benefit from the best of both worlds – flexibility and efficiency as well as team cohesion.
What You’ll Do:
We are searching for a senior software engineer to join our core team developing a high quality, AAA single-player story-driven action-adventure game built using the Unreal Engine. Our engineering team is small, and we want to expand it with someone capable of bringing both deep expertise in a particular area while also operating broadly across all areas of the codebase to get results. We only hire talented, collaborative people with strong communication skills who are laser focused on achieving excellent results.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Design, implement and maintain major game systems and engine architecture built using the Unreal Engine
  • Tackle industry leading technical problems, driving both the vision for and the solutions to those challenges
  • Collaborate with everyone, including designers, artists, animators and other engineers
  • Use your extensive expertise in game development to ensure the product is fun and meets the highest standards of quality, performance, and polish
  • Work with engineering partners to write and evaluate technical briefs and assess deliverables
  • Make recommendations on best practices for development in the Unreal Engine
  • We Are Looking for People Who:

  • Take risks in order to push the technology forward in new and innovative ways
  • Thrive in a self-driven environment
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exhibit excellent C++ skills and software engineering principles
  • Have a high-quality bar for results and the engineering discipline to get there
  • Have proven examples of owning game features
  • Have at least five (5) years professional programming experience and have taken a large game through all stages of production
  • Have shipped at least one product using Unreal Engine
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.