Software Engineer II, Visual Effects
Who We Are:
Intercept Games is a Private Division/Take-Two development studio currently focused on the creation of Kerbal Space Program 2 (KSP2) as well as an unannounced stylized science-based adventure game. We have a deep love for space, simulation, strategy, and of course all things video games. Our studio prioritizes an inviting and diverse workplace that pushes creativity and passion for what we do, resulting in games that we can truly be proud of. We believe that by creating an environment of trust, potential for growth, psychological safety, Engineering Excellence, and fun, we can ship some of the most amazing experiences in the world of interactive entertainment.
Are you an enthusiastic software engineer or programmer looking to join a team built on mutual respect and continuous learning? Are you able to tackle problems amidst ambiguity, and are the kind of teammate who always follows through on your commitments? If so, this may be the role for you!
As a Software Engineer II on our team, you will collaborate with VFX artists, designers and engineers to brainstorm, prototype, and implement systems that drive us to shipping games our players will love. This includes our visual effects systems, VFX tools used by artists, and internal interfaces exposed to gameplay engineers.
What You'll Take On
- Deliver solutions at the product component level with some system level impact, thinking in terms of accurate functionality, maintainability, and performance.
- Author tools, tests, and diagnostic utilities to ensure the ongoing integrity of contextual VFX systems.
- Prototype new functionality and explore new experiences, with the goal of eventually rolling these into full production.
- Reduce technical debt while writing code, reuse existing code or libraries, and build software that is flexible without being over-engineered.
- Help the team evolve by working beyond assigned systems to enhance the engineering and delivery experience across the project.
- Contribute to processes and large-scale tools that improve product quality, including automated testing, metrics, build systems, release systems, and cross-platform compatibility and performance.
- Support recruiting and interviewing candidates to help grow the team.
What You Bring
- A customer-oriented focus on working with artists and designers to bring their ideas and art to life.
- A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
- 2+ years of professional software development experience.
- Experience with Unity or Unreal particle and visual effects systems, or an equivalent VFX tools and systems in other products.
- Knowledge of shader programming in HLSL or equivalent tools for particle/FX, post processing, and general rendering tech.
- Proficiency in C#, C++, or an equivalent OO Language.
- An understanding of design patterns, when to apply them, and when to seek additional feedback.
- Exposure to developing software for shipping games on the Desktop, Xbox, or PlayStation platforms.
- Clear and concise communication skills, capable of working closely with a diverse team of peers.
- Ability to take and solicit constructive feedback.
What We Offer you:
- Great Company Culture. Ranked as one of the most creative and innovative places to work. Innovation, efficiency, diversity and philanthropy are among the core tenets of our organization and are integral drivers of our continued success.
- Growth. As a global entertainment company, we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, inquisitive, collaborative, and to grow within and around the company.
- Team Mentality. We strive to build teams that work together and celebrate together through company events such as team gatherings, game release parties, monthly socials, and wellness programs.
- Benefits. Medical (HSA & FSA), dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase plan, commuter benefits, in-house wellness program, broad learning & development opportunities, a charitable giving platform with company match and more!
- Perks. Fitness allowance, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries and the ability to earn up to $500+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!
The pay range for this position in Washington at the start of employment is expected to be between $70,000 and $130,000 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards and eligibility to participate in our 401(K) plan, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will also receive 14 paid holidays per calendar year, are eligible to earn a minimum of 15 days of vacation leave per year (subject to proration based on start date during the calendar year) and will receive 10 sick days per calendar year. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“T2”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, which means we are committed to creating and celebrating diverse thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds throughout our organization. Employment at T2 is based on substantive ability, objective qualifications, and work ethic – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.```