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Software Development Manager – New World at Amazon Game Studios


Video Game Tester Jobs 163 - May 2017
We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and esports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales. If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art, come join us. At Amazon Game Studios, Orange County, you’ll have the power of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, Twitch, Amazon Lumberyard, and our digital and physical media publishing infrastructure available as raw material to forge a future filled with amazing experiences for players, broadcasters and creators.

New World is a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game that allows you to carve your own destiny with other players in a living, hostile, cursed land. How you play, what you do, and whom you work with or against is up to you. Live on your own amidst the supernatural terrors or join with others to build thriving civilizations. In this evolving world that transforms with the changing of the seasons, weather, and time of day, the only limit is your own ambition.

As a Engineering Manager, you will work within the game team and collaborate with external technical teams to influence the future of online gaming.

The Role:
  • Be responsible for designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining advanced online multiplayer related gaming technology.
  • Enable a small team of developers to build great content on a massive scale.
  • Solve novel, ambiguously defined, difficult problems.
  • Be a champion for the user: Insist on the highest standards, and create functional and well-designed technology that delight our artists.
  • Turn your big ideas into cool new features.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent) experience.
  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on multi-discipline teams.
  • Thoroughly grounded in computer science fundamentals (modular design, algorithms, and data structures).
  • Comprehensive video game engineering skills including spatial reasoning, networking and pragmatic optimization.
  • Advanced software engineering skills, including the ability to write expert-level, maintainable, and robust code in C++.
  • Great communication skills and ability to work effectively on collective projects with designers, artists, testers, and other developers.
  • A history of mentoring of junior engineers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Game industry experience (8+ years) working on PC games
  • Experience with network performance profiling and optimization
  • Experience with procedurally-generated graphics content
  • Deep knowledge of asset pipeline and runtime representation
  • Game engine development experience.



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