Senior Software Engineer

Job typeGame Development/Publishing
LocationUnited States - Chicago, Illinois
TypeFull Time
Posted DateOct. 20, 2020
The Job

NetherRealm is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work on core technology for the Mortal Kombat franchise. As a senior software engineer in the KoreTech group, you will help us further extend and innovate key technology for our Unreal 4 based engine. You will utilize and extend your experience with a wide variety of engine tech, including memory management, animation, rendering, build tools, and more. The software engineer should have a passion for constantly exploring and mastering new areas of a video game engine. Tasks will range from graphics and animation work to toolset development and parallelism.

The Daily
  • Work with gameplay programmers and designers to implement technical solutions to help them meet project design goals.
  • Modify and extend core engine systems with a focus on future technology.
  • Work with artists and designers to implement editor functionality and improve overall workflow for the team.
  • Research and evaluate engine code to help identify and optimize bottlenecks.

The Essentials
  • 5+ years game industry or related programming experience.
  • Experience with some aspects of engine technology, including memory management, streaming, rendering, animation, artist facing tools, build pipelines, and more.
  • Must be able to work closely with designers, artists, and programmers to develop compelling technology that enables innovative game systems and features.
  • Ability to architect, program and optimize C++ in existing or new systems with a focus on one or more game related specialties.
  • B.S. in computer science, computer engineering or other relevant field.
  • Excellent C++ understanding and skills. The ability to write highly efficient and optimized code.
  • Experience working on AAA console titles (preferred)
  • Unreal engine experience a plus.
  • A passion for video games.
  • Strong desire to build industry-leading technology
  • Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with excellent debugging and strong communications skills.
The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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