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Expert Physics Engineer

Company: Activision
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:
Expert Physics Engineer Requisition ID:
R014839 Job Description:
Your Platform: Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melbourne, Australia, Toronto, Canada and Guildford, UK - Sledgehammer Games is the videogame development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty®: WWII. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We truly believe in supporting our passionate employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker. We'd like to speak with you! We are constantly evolving and innovating - which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With our extraordinary audio, design, engineering and art teams, we've been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love making games and we work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we're looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting next project. Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it's like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: Your Mission We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a physics emphasis. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities: Develop, design, modify, optimize and debug physics pipeline and engine systems
Communicate features and collaborate with engineering, design and art teams
Participate in the design, performance and code review process
Contribute to design and roadmap of industry-leading AAA engine Player Profile
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Math-related field
5+ years of experience working with physics simulation and/or other game-related technologies
Passion for physics simulation
Strong math skills
Knowledge of CPU and memory architectures
Familiarity using modern CPU performance analysis tools
Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented programming
Strong background in C/C++
Solid debugging skills including ability to debug at an assembly-level when necessary
Good communicator that enjoys collaboration with other programmers, artists and designers
Passion for code and data optimization Bonus XP:
Experience with game physics APIs (Havok, PhysX, etc.)
Background with parallel programming and multi-threaded code
Experience with rigid-body dynamics, collision detection, contact/collision resolution
Experience with rag-doll technologies Our World Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush--- and Bubble Witch---. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered! The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. #textio

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