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Principal Gameplay Programmer, Verse Framework

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 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 - UNREAL ENGINE

What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of programming experts are always innovating to improve 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 the Verse Framework Team, you will have the opportunity to write gameplay systems, create APIs for the Verse programming language, and help build a broader gameplay framework that unlocks the power of Unreal Engine for Fortnite creators, using UEFN to build the next generation of amazing gameplay experiences!

In this role, you will

  • Architect gameplay systems and implement robust, stable, and usable APIs for internal and external game developers
  • Collaborate closely with programmers across multiple teams to help develop solutions that can meet their needs
  • Proactively work with other developers to create Verse APIs that unlock the power of Unreal Engine in UEFN
  • Research new solutions and systems for expressing gameplay concepts in the Verse programming language to help build the foundation for the Metaverse
  • Supporting technical excellence on multiple platforms and optimizing/fixing bugs in existing gameplay systems

What we're looking for

  • Strong C++ skills and the ability to code and architect gameplay mechanics and associated tools
  • Experience related to creating and maintaining APIs with strong backward compatibility requirements
  • Creativity in problem-solving and the ability to think outside of the established solutions
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work with team members to help define deliverables
  • Experience with multiple programming languages and a proven track record of leveraging the strengths of a language while avoiding its pitfalls
  • Well-versed in game technologies and the ability to discuss trade-offs and details of a variety of gameplay systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience writing performant code that runs on multiple different hardware platforms, especially game consoles

EPIC JOB + EPIC BENEFITS = EPIC LIFE

We pay 100% for benefits for both employees and dependents and offer coverage for supplemental medical, dental, vision, critical illness, telemedicine, Life and AD&D, long term disability insurance as well as weekly indemnity (short term disability) and a retirement savings plan with a competitive employer match. In addition to the EAP (employee assistance program), we also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

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).

British Columbia Base Pay Range
$357,508$360,094 CAD

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.