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Lead Core Engineer

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

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R014818 Job Description: We're 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. As we head into decade II of development, we're passionate about constantly evolving, innovating and doing things differently - which are some of the most exciting aspects of game development. With outstanding 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 what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. 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 Core engineers architect, refactor, and maintain a variety of game and low-level systems. A core generalist will be flexible and comfortable jumping into a variety of subject areas including networking, physics, AI, UI, memory management, rendering, and more. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities: Architecting, refactoring and maintaining game and low-level engine systems.
Designing, writing, debugging and refining core systems, features, tools and infrastructure as needed.
Contributing extensively to the core engine Player Profile Minimum Requirements: 5-8 years programming experience.
Proficiency in and knowledge of C/C++, data structures, performance, and multi-threaded programming techniques.
Experience with profiling and performance tuning of code.
Contributed extensively to the development of two or more shipped games, PC or console.
Knowledge of common data structures and algorithmic solutions.
Proficient with 3D math including linear algebra (vector math, matrices).
Thorough knowledge of software design practices including modular architecture, event-driven architecture, and software design patterns.
Ability to quickly understand and work with internal and externally developed code.
University-level degree in Computer Science or related field.
A strong passion for video games of many kinds. Bonus XP:
Experience with computer game technologies including: AI programming, physics, 3D programming, animation, collision detection.
Demonstrated ability to write clean, readable, portable, reliable, and optimized code on modern game consoles.
Contributed extensively to the development of at least three shipped console games. 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. Sledgehammer Games 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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