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You can stay close to home and be on a beautiful sandy beach in minutes, soaking up the sun, fishing the surf, or riding a paddleboard or wave runner. For those looking for a little more privacy and change of pace, in a little over an hour by car, Florida’s west coast offers breathtaking sunsets, and white sandy beaches with little commercial activity. And for the true outdoorsman, you can camp, hike, fish, mountain bike, canoe, and kayak just about anywhere in the state as there are several hundred state, county, and city parks to visit year round. For the animal lovers, there’s opportunities to swim with dolphin or snorkel the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, located about 50 miles south of Miami in the Florida Keys.

 

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Senior Systems Software Engineer

 

SUMMARY:

 

Ghostpunch Games is looking for experienced AI software engineers to join our talented development team to work on some of the most exciting franchises in the gaming industry.

 

The Senior AI Software Engineer is responsible for the conception and implementation of core AI system code as well as debugging game code as needed.  The Senior AI Software Engineer is also responsible for providing programming support for less experienced programmers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Participate in the game programming design process.

  • Participate in the character and creature design process.

  • Maintain regular communication with other game development disciplines (i.e. Art, Design and audio) in order to determine how their efforts will affect a game’s programming.

  • Provide technical designs and specifications on all new features.

  • Write and debug core AI system code.

  • Write advanced tools and other utilities to support work on projects.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Must have expert knowledge of C/C++.

  • Must have a deep understanding of game code design.

  • Must have a deep understanding of animation, entity locomotion, pathfinding and decision-making AI systems.

  • Must possess a hands-on knowledge of basic game design and implementation.

  • Must possess a strong desire to write game/engine code.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and at least 5 years of experience as a Programmer/Software Engineer in the gaming industry or an equivalent combination of education and practical work experience.

  • Must have experience in Programming/Software Design on at least 2 game products.

  • Must have experience in Programming/Design on at least 1 shipping AI System