• Software Development Engineer - Advanced Graphics

    Location US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 3 days ago(6/18/2018 12:11 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Amazon Game Studios is passionate about building highly creative, exciting, and innovative entertainment for avid video game players. Combining a startup atmosphere with the ambition to build cutting-edge technology, the game teams at Amazon are looking for a passionate engineer who wants to move fast, have fun, and make a big impact on the game industry. In particular, our core technology group looks to build cutting edge technology for talented artists, engineers, and designers on all genres of games.

    As an engineer on our core rendering team, you will collaborate with our game teams to drive cutting-edge graphics on a variety of platforms:

    The Role:
    • Be responsible for designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining advanced graphics technology.
    • Help our game developers build without constraints - drive the technology enables a world-class gamer experience.
    • Research rendering techniques and algorithms to keep current on advancements in the game industry.
    • Collaborate with technical artists on technology used to create cutting edge graphics.
    • Solve challenging problems that are often not well defined by writing a lot of performant, elegant and practical code.
    • Be a champion for the user: Insist on the highest standards, and create functional and well-designed technology that delight our artists.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent) experience.
    • 3+ years of experience in game development or related field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong game industry experience (1+ years) working on games, including PC, consoles, Android, and/or iOS
    • Expertise in shader languages
    • Experience with graphics performance profiling and optimization
    • Knowledge of industry tools such as Maya, 3DSMax, Z-Brush, Mudbox
    • Unity, Unreal, CryEngine or other 3D game engine development experience.

    Amazon is an equal opportunity employer.
    Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.

    We offer excellent pay and generous stock plans, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with matching, and more. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.

    Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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