Lead AI Programmer

Our Client is leading AAA console/PC studio currently working on their new IP (AAA console/PC shooter).

We are looking for a Lead AI Programmer, able to expand on the AI systems provided by UE4, as well as create new robust solutions. This person will lead and manage a small AI team, setting the vision and goals of the entire AI pipeline.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide mentorship, direction and best in class engineering principles to ensure quality results and efficient working practices
Mentoring, managing and leading the AI programming department
Conduct regular code reviews and manage the coding team to excellence
Work very closely with the Creative Director and other leads to understand and establish the vision and evangelize this to the team
Work closely with other departments and give direction and feedback on requirements for the AI features being implemented
Work across multiple disciplines on the behaviors of a large variety of non-player characters, bringing to life memorable enemies (including bosses!) of all shapes and sizes
Maintain and extend the existing AI framework and tools in cooperation with other internal studios or programmers
Research the latest techniques in game AI to create believable characters and environments
Plan development in coordination with project management
Test, debug, profile, optimize and document implementations and set a standard for AI team

QUALIFICATIONS:

Expert in C/C++ and object-oriented programming with a strong 3D math background
A good understanding of modern AI techniques as used in AAA games and excellent understanding of AI architecture and standard technology
Experience with multi-threading
Experience with performance measurement and optimization
Minimum 8 years of software engineering experience
Experience building and delivering at least 2 shipped AAA titles
Experience leading a team in programming movement, navigation, and decision-making AI
Good communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, animators, artists, testers, and other developers
Game designer's creativity
Keen analytical mind
Ability to write solid, reliable, efficient code
High work ethic
Passion for games

PREFERENCE TO APPLICANTS WITH

Unreal Engine 4 knowledge
Experience working on a mod/title on the Unreal Engine
Performance and optimization skills
BS (or higher) in Computer Science or similar discipline (Physics, Math, EE, etc.)

WHAT THEY OFFER

A competitive salary and performance–based bonuses
Personal development opportunities in a diverse, multicultural environment
Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do
100% company paid Medical, Dental and Vision plans
Discounted gym memberships
4 weeks of paid vacation
Business trips and integration events
Comprehensive assistance in relocation




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