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Incubation Gameplay Engineering Lead

Bungie

Would you like to work on a new IP at Bungie that combines amazing action feel with lighthearted and whimsical characters?  Are you excited to work on multiplayer combat and action gameplay?  Have you ever had a debate about what prediction model a new online game is using?

As a Gameplay Engineering Lead at Bungie, you will build the architecture and systems underlying multiplayer gameplay that feels amazing – the nexus of animation, gameplay, and networking - on a new IP using a wide range of technologies. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, and passionate cross-discipline team devoted to making a new franchise at Bungie.

We look for candidates who value joining a mission-focused team with a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and viewpoints.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and maintain dependable production-quality networked gameplay systems, workflows, and tools
  • Directly manage and lead several engineers, providing support, technical mentorship, constructive feedback, and career development coaching
  • Collaborate daily with a cross-disciplinary team to build amazing new experiences
  • Effectively write clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation and email communication, with the ability to summarize complex topics and achieve alignment across multiple teams

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to communicate with customers of different technical and non-technical backgrounds to help them navigate technology and achieve their goals
  • Experience leading (direct management, mentoring, or guiding) engineers
  • Professional experience as a software engineer in game development who has built networked real-time action gameplay systems (ex. input layers, prediction and collision models, character controllers, etc.)
  • Experience solving game problems rooted in math (ex. physics simulations, animation IK, character controllers)

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS

  • Interest in the competitive gaming landscape
  • Experience with a variety of current game engines building for many platforms (PC, Console, Mobile, VR)
  • Experience with “games as a service” online game development
So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
 
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 
Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations
Date found: 2022-11-03

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