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Serious Games Engineer - Senior Job

Serious Games Engineer - Senior Job

Date: Jun 20, 2018

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: SAIC

Serious Games Engineer - Senior (Job Number:435973)



Job Description

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs application software to meet external customer or internal employee training, simulation or learning (or other) objectives, typically utilizing game technologies and/or methodologies. Conducts analysis and collaborates with subject matter experts in the planning, design, development, and utilization of software applications for training, education, simulation or other purposes.

End product may be special use, customized, or commercial software utilizing commercially available game engines or written from scratch. Determines user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops autonomous services, desktop applications including Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality, web applications, scripts, and utility programs.

Ensures software standards are met, code is documented and backed up in Source Control. Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. Work is reviewed by management to measure whether objectives have been met. Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives. Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. Frequent inter- organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.(Note: this is not intended to be a detailed nor comprehensive description of any individual employee's job content. Managers set the specific duties and responsibilities for each employee).

Job Duties:
- Use the Unreal4 engine to design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug- free code.
- Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems.
- Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed.
- Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards.
- Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers.
- Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code.
- Provide support to internal customers for developed software.
- Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies.
- Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements.
- Work well together with other team members in a cooperative, cross- disciplinary team environment.
- Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks.
- Possess and develop areas of engineering expertise.

Required Knowledge/Skills
- Experience with Unreal Engine 4
- Strong C++ programming skills.
- A passion for making and playing games, particularly Serious Games
- Work well in a cooperative environment.
- Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features.
- One or more shipped products, especially PC products.
- Strong multi-threaded programming skills.
- Strong source control experience
- Agile development experience

Desired Knowledge/Skills
- Serious Games development experience
- Unity experience
- UI development experience, including Scaleform and/or Flash/AS2/AS3 knowledge.
- Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features.
- Experience in game physics programming and 3D math.
- Passion for science fiction and space exploration.

Education Requirements

Bachelors or Masters in Game Development/Programming, Software Development, or other relevant program of study.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC¿s approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see ( My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Apr 23, 2018, 4:17:20 PM
Primary Location: United States-WA-SEATTLE
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Other Locations: United States-FL-ORLANDO

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Engineer, Systems Engineer, Testing, Quality Assurance, Software Engineer, Engineering, Technology

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