Game Engineer

  • El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Wonderstorm is a STORY and PLAY studio in Los Angeles founded by former creative leaders from Riot Games and Naughty Dog, Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond and Justin Santistevan. The studio aims to create deep worlds and stories that will form the basis for lasting franchises. Our first franchise, The Dragon Prince, premiered as a Netflix original series in September 2018, and the company is developing a AAA-quality video game based in the same world.

The Dragon Prince topped a variety of popularity lists, including Rotten Tomatoes, and was quickly renewed for a 2nd and 3rd Season.  It has captivated millions across all ages and inspired a passionate fan community attracted to its action, adventure, humor and diversity of character. 

Job Description

  • Work with designers to develop and maintain gameplay features such as character behavior, effects, VFX, sound, camera behavior, and animation
  • Develop and maintain underlying game implementation systems: custom scripting, UI flow, I/O, Editor plugins
  • Implement UX: 2D interface, sound, FX
  • Develop and maintain correct, organized, efficient, and well-tested code
  • Mentor and inspire other team members
  • Actively contribute to the growth of a startup studio. Lead by example, including demonstrating a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

Qualifications

  • 3+ years game programming experience.
  • Proven track record in at least one shipped title
  • Proficiency in C++ and one or more other languages, e.g. C#, Racket, Python
  • Proficiency in most of the following areas: gameplay, physics, 3D graphics/rendering, game logic, networking, optimization
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication of technical concepts
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Creative nature with strong problem solving skills

Additional Information

We come to work every day inspired by the opportunity to make great games and stories together.  Wonderstorm is an energizing place!  We're looking for talented, creative, and passionate people to join our small team in order to make a big difference.

Wonderstorm offers excellent benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employee stock options (we're all owners)
  • Free gym access

Please submit a cover letter via the “Your Message to the Hiring Manager” section on the application.

 

Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.