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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Visual Concepts
Location: Hutchins
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world's top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, Austin, San Jose, Vancouver and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
What We Need
Do you love the technical and tactical challenges that come with delivering a complex project that will be used (played!) by millions? Our Austin studio is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to contribute to the next iteration of the beloved and award-winning NBA 2K.
What You Will Do

  • Develop for the NBA2K franchise on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One
  • Implement new gameplay features across a diverse codebase
  • Provide scheduling input and status updates for completion of assigned tasks, gather updates from the team, and plan/assign work ahead
  • Write clean, robust, readable, well-documented, and efficient code that can be easily understood; be a team player that can tackle code and suggestions coming from other team members
  • Demonstrate the assignment & technology flexibility required to assist adjacent teams in an agile team environment, and contribute as a leader to the processes
  • Plans and completes assignments with little direction from leadership while providing direction to other team members
  • Contribute to building the team by participating in the recruiting process, leading interviews, and guiding hiring decisions
  • Supports and develops software engineers by providing advice, coaching, and mentorship
  • Stays current with the latest trends in gaming technology, including AI, graphics, network communications, and game engines
  • When needed, assumes a tech lead role for game components, including system responsibility and technical leadership of other engineers
  • Leads a group of engineers in their tasking in support of your assigned projects
  • My directly or functionally manage a small engineering team
  • Collaborate with technical leaders across multiple VC studios for major features and changes
    Who Will Be a Great Fit
    • 10+ years of technical professional work experience
    • Experience developing AAA games, leading development of major features, components, or systems
    • Expertise designing data structures and algorithms
    • Expertise with a broad range of platforms and programming languages, especially C++
    • Expertise with Object Oriented programming techniques and robust engineering practices
    • Expertise utilizing and adapting software development patterns
    • Expertise with 3D math
    • Expertise using common development tools (e.g., Visual Studio, Git, Jira, Perforce)
    • Experience delivering recent generation console games
    • Expertise mentoring and leading other engineers
    • Expertise delivering recent generation console games
    • Expertise with graphics programming
    • Game engine expertise and customization experience (Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, Etc...)
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
    • Expertise with multithreaded and asynchronous programming
      To learn more about Visual Concepts and our studio locations, check out our website at www.vcentertainment.com

Keywords: Visual Concepts, Dallas , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Hutchins, Texas

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