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Principal Gameplay Programmer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

PROGRAMMING - GAMES

What We Do

Unreal projects have been leading the pack of real-time entertainment with our constantly growing team of programming experts. We’re always improving on the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

The Fortnite Creative Team is bringing the entire toolset of Unreal Engine and the Unreal Editor to developers and creators to make and publish experiences within Fortnite. As part of this team, you will implement gameplay systems, APIs, and tools that will empower Fortnite creators to build the next generation of amazing gameplay experiences!

In this role, you will

  • Own the technical design, implementation, and delivery of major technical gameplay features and systems
  • Solve technical challenges and maintain gameplay features and systems that underpin Unreal Editor for Fortnite and Fortnite Creative
  • Distill product-level feature requests into meaningful, actionable work items
  • Deep-dive into technical challenges and drive the vision and solutions across teams
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and other teams within and outside of Epic Games
  • Mentor others to support their technical and professional growth
  • Write robust, maintainable code

What we're looking for

  • 10+ years of experience in gameplay programming, including professional experience designing and implementing scalable, robust systems on AAA games or game engine technologies
  • You are self-motivated, solutions-focused, and own the outcome
  • Excellent C++ skills and software programming principles
  • A keen analytical mind with strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

Washington Base Pay Range
$262,259$384,646 USD

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.