Gameplay Engineer

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JOB TITLE:   Live Services Gameplay Engineer

FUNCTION: Engineering



What We Need:

 
Firaxis Games is seeking a talented gameplay engineer to join our award-winning development team with a focus towards player engagement and retention. Firaxis is a highly collaborative and iterative environment, therefore we are looking for someone who can communicate easily and effectively with fellow coders, designers, and artists.


What You Will Do:

  • Expand gameplay and system telemetry within an established code base.
  • Build tools to analyze player interaction with gameplay elements.
  • Collaborate with the game team to design and implement new gameplay systems to encourage new interactions and styles of play.
  • Actively maintain skillset and knowledge base by keeping track of the latest innovations from the industry.


Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • Strong C++ programming and debugging skills.
  • Self-motivated and passionate about making games.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Familiarity with database design.
  • 3+ years industry experience.


Pluses:

  • Previous experience working with live services in games or other disciplines.
  • Good instincts for game design and fun and innovative gameplay.
  • Passion for turn-based strategy games or board games.

Who We Are:

MAKE LIFE EPIC

Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of ground breaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.

CORE VALUES

GAMEPLAY FIRST

Let gameplay drive decision making

BE ACCOUNTABLE

Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself

PEOPLE FOCUSED

Maintain an environment where people are happy

EMBRACE ENTHUSIASM

Find opportunities to contribute and collaborate

WORK SMART

Put effort where it pays off the most


STUDIO LEGACY:

Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.

Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can flourish. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

Fulltime employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.


Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com and hangar13games.com accounts.



Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

 

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We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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