Senior Programmer (Generalist)

  • Ontario St, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Code
  • Location: CA, Montreal (Remote/Hybrid)
  • Project: Victoria

Company Description

People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs.

Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework.

Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.

With over 20 years of experience, PCF sets out to explore new horizons. We aim to combine our expertise with creativity of the best and most forward-thinking talents in the industry to work together on the new generation of action games for the global gaming community.

If you decide to accompany us on this journey, you’ll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry on bringing a brand-new unique experience to the players worldwide.

If you feel yourself able to deliver as nobody else, take ownership of your projects, and are ready to leave a mark on a game you work on, apply now!

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced generalist programmer interested in joining a rapidly growing, unannounced project. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a collaborative environment to discuss and test ideas, bringing a game from prototype to final. We are an energetic group with extensive industry experience and committed to building a passionate and diverse team that will push for game quality and experience.

 

As a senior generalist programmer, you will:

  • Work across multiple disciplines including on the behaviors of a large variety of NPCs in the game
  • Help to maintain and extend the existing UE5 framework and tools
  • Work with game designers to understand, propose and implement features into engine and gameplay.
  • Create code and algorithms for pathfinding, group movement, cooperation and tactical strategy.
  • Work on decision trees, design and implementing AI behaviors
  • Testing, debugging, profiling, optimizing and documenting your work
  • Actively participate in code reviews, and be a good mentor for your peers

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the software, preferably games development
  • Shipped at least one title
  • Expert in C++ and strong foundation in object oriented programming
  • Good understanding of AI architecture and techniques in AAA games
  • Experience in performance measurement and optimization is beneficial
  • Experience in 3Cs, navigation, or gameplay animation programming is beneficial
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong work ethic, motivated and passionate about games and technology

Additional Information

What we offer:

U.S.

  • 100% group health insurance benefit premiums paid by PCF (Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, and Supplemental Live) and start on day 1 of employment.
  • 401K with 100% match, up to 3% of employee salary, and vested immediately.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
  • Long term disability, short term disability, travel insurance, as well as other benefits provided. 

Canada

  • Benefit package 100% paid by PCF. Insurance company reimburses 100% of claims (Up to $500 per service a year, as well as individual family coverage).
  • Full Dental coverage, including major dental and orthodontics.
  • 4% RRSP matching before tax deductions, 100% vested on day 1.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
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