Engine Programmer, Maya/Pipeline
13 days ago
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Insomniac Games is looking for an Engine Programmer to join our Core team and focus on our content-creation tools, from integration with Maya, MotionBuilder, and Houdini, to building internal equivalents. If you have interest in working with exporters, importers, object formats, custom plugins, and art pipelines, you're a great fit for this role.
Insomniac's Core team is responsible for our industry-leading technical foundation for triple-A game development. We develop tools and technology to build and power titles like Marvel's Spider-Man , Stormland , and Ratchet & Clank . As a principle, we strive to be open and generous in sharing our advancements with the game development community through conference presentations, public posting, and self-run conferences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
- Demonstrate excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal
- Develop new pipeline technology for the production of current and future games
- Implement efficient exporters and tools to support production teams
- Maintain and support our existing pipeline technology while in use by production teams
- Contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development
- Work with your lead to identify technical risks and generate solutions
- Work with senior teammates to complete assigned projects
- Work with senior teammates to develop further skills and expertise
- Keep current with the technological developments and advancements in the game industry
- Analyze code for performance and optimization opportunities
- Document functionality and implementation details for production and other engineers
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or more than 5 years related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Thorough knowledge of game production tools and pipelines
- Thorough knowledge of C++, and experience with C and assembly programming
- Strong grasp of mathematical concepts and analysis techniques as they apply to game engine programming
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