• Graphics Engineer

    Location US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 20 hours ago(5/25/2018 9:04 AM)
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  • Job Description

    In Amazon we believe in the future of the video game industry. We are creating a world-class game studio by hiring top industry talents and establishing leading teams. Amazon Game Studios are built on passion and drive to deliver the industry's most customer obsessed games. When you’re a software engineer in Amazon, you connect with our players on many of basic aspects of a AAA game. We're looking for software engineers that will impact our games' visuals and performance. As a dependable member of a larger production team, you collaborate with colleagues from a range of disciplines who depend on you for quickly getting something that is clear and good looking up on screen. You work well with technical artists, transforming their requirements into efficient, working code. You will also work with other engineers trying to scale the systems to work on real-world hardware driven by the needs of our customers.

    This role is contributing directly to one of the most ambitious games in the industry. New World is a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game that allows you to carve your own destiny with other players in a living, hostile, cursed land. How you play, what you do, and whom you work with or against is up to you. Live on your own amidst the supernatural terrors or join with others to build thriving civilizations. In this evolving world that transforms with the changing of the seasons, weather, and time of day, the only limit is your own ambition.

    • Program code customized to the hardware you are working with
    • Explore new hardware and deal with the interesting new challenges it poses
    • Meet up with artists to assess their needs and vision
    • Review code to improve its performance, in search of that vital extra millisecond
    • Read the latest relevant academic literature in order to stay at the forefront of your field

    Basic Qualifications

    • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
    • A minimum of 3 years' experience in general programming, ideally in the video-game industry, of which at least 2 years in graphics programming (having shipped a video game is an asset)
    • A proficiency to communicate with all disciplines and to support and elevate the team in terms of visuals and performance
    • Experience with HLSL, DirectX
    • Proficiency in C++ (understanding of Python is an asset)
    • Experience developing on video-game consoles and in performance optimization for consoles
    • You are a Philomath (a.k.a. a lover of maths – algebra, geometry, calculus, the whole set)
    • You are creative and thirsty for innovation

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
    • 6 years' experience in general programming programming
    • History in shipping AAA titles
    • Understanding Data Oriented Design
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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