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Senior Gameplay/UI Software Engineer (Python, C++) - The Sims

Company: Electronic Arts
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Maxis, we excel at outrageous thinking. It's the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We're trailblazers and great storytellers. But it's not just about amazing your peers - it's about amazing yourself and our fans. Take risks. Work with dazzling minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day. The Sims 4 has an extremely unique player base, with 60% of our audience being women between the ages of 18-24. We are looking for someone with deep insights on how to create the best experience for our players.

You will report to a Development Director. As a Gameplay Software Engineer on The Sims, your job will be to develop user-facing content for The Sims.

Qualifications:

  • You will use Python, C++ and ActionScript 3 to implement data-driven gameplay and UI systems.
  • You will create new Sim behaviors: interaction with the world, other Sims, and objects.
  • You will build creative aspects of real life within a simulation game (e.g. socialization, careers, weather).
  • You will work with designers, producers, artists, and other engineers on improving the data-driven framework that brings designs to life.
  • You will write technical design documents detailing software requirements.
  • You will build unique content for a game that supports a large demographic of simulation player patterns.
  • You will write code with performance and memory usage in mind.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills under iteratively changing requirements during development.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in a hands-on development role.
  • Demonstrate technical abilities with projects implemented in C++ or Python.
  • Experience with Windows platform and development tools (e.g. Visual Studio or other programming IDEs).
  • Experience optimizing existing game code to be more performant.

Pluses:

  • Previous engineering experience building a major system.
  • Demonstrate experience working in large data-driven games or applications.
  • Experience developing for large-scale live products.
  • Experience using static and performance analysis tools, automated testing, unit testing, and configuration management processes.
  • Knowledge of UI technologies such as Scaleform, ActionScript 3, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or familiarity with Flash.

Keywords: Electronic Arts, Redwood City , Senior Gameplay/UI Software Engineer (Python, C++) - The Sims, Other , Redwood City, California

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